Sunday, February 24, 2008

Good Recipes

Jeddy will be the first to tell you I had a hard time learning how to cook. Slowly I have gotten better. I'm not going to say I'm a great cook but I found some rock star recipes. Here are a few that never let me down!

Brushetta Chicken-this one is so good and it looks like you did something fancy!

1/4 cup Sun Dried Tomato Vinaigrette Dressing

4 Chicken breast

1 tomato, finely chopped

1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese

1/4 cup fresh basil

1.Marinade the chicken in the Dressing I do it over night but the recipe says 10 mins so whatever

2. Grill Chicken uncovered for 6 mins.

3. While it cooks combine tomatoes, cheese, basil, and 2 Tbsp of Dressing

4. Turn chicken over. Place tomato mixture over the top, close lid and cook for another 8 mins.

Try it out you'll love it and it's so easy. I made this at the beach house for my family. They were blown away with my skills.

This is another good one I found at Thanksgiving. It's a vegetable but good enough to eat as a dessert.
sweet potatoes-I buy the big bag from Costco they're cut up like french fries
1/4 cup orange juice
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 pinch salt
1/2 cup margarine
1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Place sweet potatoes in a 10x6 inch shallow baking dish and pour orange juice over.
In a small bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt; mix together and cut in margarine. Sprinkle over sweet potatoes.
Bake for 1 hour covered. Remove from oven, sprinkle with marshmallows and broil until browned.

I made this one today to take to my mom's house. It was all gone and I made a huge thing of it!

I loved these Peanut Butter cookies! Sinful!

1 3/4 C flour

1/2 t salt

1 t baking powder

1/2 C butter, softened

1/2 C white sugar

1/2 C peanut butter

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1 egg, beaten

1 t vanilla extract

2 T milk

40 peanut butter cups

1. Preheat 375

2. Flour Mixture

3. Cream together butter, sugar, peanut butter and brown sugar. Beat in the egg, vanilla and milk. Add flour mixture mix well

4. Make 40 balls the recipes says to put it in a mini muffin tin but I do a cookies sheet. Bake for 8 mins.

5. After you remove it form the oven press the peanut butter cup into each cookie.

These are Abby's favorite cookies to make because she unwraps all the peanut butter cups, so we never have enough to put on all the cookies.

This has nothing to do with the recipes, but I have to show you at least one picture of my kids! They are too cute not to.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Kicked out of Highland

Today was my little sisters 16th birthday! So Brynn, Carli, and I took her cupcakes at lunch. It was so weird to go back! None of the security guards stopped us so we went into the cafeteria with 2 strollers and a few kids. Yah, it was uncomfortable, but the best part was we got asked to leave! It took me back to the good old days of pissing the security guards off. This time was even better because we had our kids with us. It was a good time!

Monday, February 18, 2008


This last week sucked and not just a little! Abby and Milly were both sick. I took Milly to the doctor and she had RSV. I can't handle my kids being sick, I am that crazy Mom that panics about everything! My poor doctor, I think my chart is labled fussy parent. You think I'm kidding, but I overheard them talking. You're not going to believe me but this is a picture of Milly sick. Yes, my baby is happy even with a fever and having a hard time breathing. I wasn't so happy. The doctor didn't believe me she was really sick when he first saw her because she was being all flurty. She gets that from me. I had skills when it came to flurting. I haven't selpt since last Saturday and I am so over breathing treatments. To Quote Jeddy "Valentines day is lame" so we wont even go there. To top it off we also had to give talks in church! So it was a no good very bad week! On the bright side I got a really cute hair cut.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Out of Africa

Last Saturday we wanted to do something fun as a family so we went to Out of Africa.
Jeddy loved it and so did Abby. I missed it, but Jeddy fed the giraffe the carrot out of his mouth. He was feeling a little crazy that day.

You could get so close to all of the animals. Jeddy's favorite part was watching the lions fight and hearing them roar. I was a little freaked, I think the fences could be a little taller. If you have a chance I would go. We had a killer time.