Sunday, May 31, 2009
Cranberry Oatmeal White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies...Whew!
1 c. butter
1 c brown sugar
2 c. oats
2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 bag Moana Loa Premier White Chips with Macadamia Nut pieces
1 c. sweetened dried cranberries
Cream butter, sugar and eggs. Add rest of ingredients and scoop out with the Medium pampered chef scoop on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. YUM!
Saturday, May 30, 2009
He also suggested that we take Jenner out of her room for awhile to see how that works...for now I am sticking with the Melatonin because setting up that crib is a BEAST!!!
And HEATHER...I will gladly buy your lunch cuz You Never Eat Anything...no wonder you're so SKINNY!!!!!!! Hahaha
Friday, May 29, 2009
Now for the advice...If you know my Taylor than you know that we have had some issues with her...she has a little anxiety and she can't communicate her emotions very well. This has resulted in her not being able to go to sleep and when she does...she sometimes sleep walks. We have tried some herbal supplements for the sleep thing like Calm's Forte for kids and sometimes Benedryl. Basically it's all in her head and she wants to take a pill to make her sleep. I think she's too little to be taking pills but when it's 11:00pm at night and she still isn't asleep...what do you do? This issue has become quite a big deal around here...she is grounded for the whole day today because of it...and I made her do extra chores around the house...in hopes of her deciding that it's not worth it and to just go to sleep...When she walks out of her room 3-5 times a night whining that she can't go to sleep, it completely infuriates me...she usually gives herself 15-20 minutes to fall asleep and then bawls because she can't...we think she isn't giving it enough time. We have even talked to her on numerous occasions about it and given her ideas and such but, it's still going on and I am literally at the end of my rope...Anyone want a 10 year old girl? Anyways...if you have any advice, ideas or a fresh outlook on this...PLEASE HELP ME!!!
Monday, May 25, 2009
Such cravings include:
Broccoli - steamed with salt...I could have it with every dinner
Cheeseburgers - not those wimpy McD's ones but the ones loaded with fry sauce, pickles and lettuce...yummm!!!
Also, I hate to cook when I am pregnant...totally HATE it...I would rather the kids just eat cereal while I go and get a cheeseburger...everynight...and with every baby, I have always loved sandwiches...
Scones - I have been really craving these lately and I found a great recipe online...it follows. Fun fact about scones...most of the recipes I researched online all came back to roots in UTAH...must be a mormon thing!
German Fried Scones...
2 packages dry yeast (roughly 2 tablespoons)
1/2 cup warm-hot water
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup butter
2 teaspoons salt
3 eggs, beaten
4 1/2 cups flour
Thursday, May 21, 2009
6 chicken tenders, cooked and diced
1/2 can diced tomatoes
1/2 can black beans
1/2 can corn
Chicken taco seasoning (enough for taste)
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
We went to an allergy specialist today to test Grady...this is what happened. They tested him for 20 different things (one being the control test) and he was allergic to 17 of them. When the nurse came in to check on him, her only reaction was "WOW"...and the Doctor said the same thing...he is very allergic to alot of things...poor kid! We have another appointment set up for tomorrow to discuss treatment...I'm pretty sure we're headed for weekly shots...poor kid again!
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Happy Freakin Mother's Day to me...my day started at about 6:00 AM to the ever so beautiful sounds of Chris puking his guts out (among other things) and this has continued on for the entire day! I know, I know...you're thinking...WOW, what an amazing woman I am to not complain or be upset about my DAY being ruined...well...I am amazing and I will not complain at all...well maybe just a little...cleaning up after someone else's bodily functions have erupted isn't as fun as it sounds...just ask me!
I was however, able to get some cute video of Jenner singing to me...I like to think she was dedicating her entire song to what a wonderful mom I am...cuz I am!
Anyhoo...Happy Freakin Mother's Day to you too!!!
Saturday, May 9, 2009
I never realized how hairy I was until we took this picture...and mind you, the hair covers up my boo boo's!!!
Friday, May 8, 2009
So the moral of this story is...why do these things always seem to happen when I am trying to help someone out...or go visiting teaching...or be visit taught...things like this happen all the time and I tell ya, I have yet to figure it out!
On to the POT ROAST TO DINE FOR!!!
My genious brother in law, Brandon, is a wiz in the kitchen and his recipe for Pot Roast is soooo good...I suggest you try it this Sunday!!!
1. Rub Pot Roast all over with Lowry's seasoning salt
2. Place roast in slow cooker
3. Pour 1 can of either beef broth or chicken broth into cooker
4. Sprinkle 1 packet beefy onion soup into broth and whisk until blended
5. Cover and cook on LOW for about 12-18 hours...put in the night before
To make mashed potatoes taste Oh so Heavenly...add some butter, sour cream, s&p, and my secret ingredient...Parmesan Cheese...gets em' beggin for more!!!
And to make the EASIEST gravy ever...use the drippings from the meat and add some Cream of Chicken soup to it...warm on stove...YUM!!!
I know what I am having for dinner SOON!!!