Showing posts from February, 2014

Being Present...

...Sometimes means burning a dinner or two.

Now time for tonight's dinner, take 2.

Love Is In the Air

I love gift giving, which is why I love the holidays. Valentine's Day is no different. Like all of our holidays, gift giving is the commercial arm of the day. It's so easy to get caught up in all of the craziness of the commercial aspects of the holidays. Like the rest of you, I dive head first into the craziness.

I actually took a step back this year and did not decorate like I usually do. The only hint of Valentine's Day in the house is our Valentine's Day Door Wreath (check out tutorial here) and some mirror clings. O loves the mirror clings. In fact they have become aN educational tool. We practice our colors with these cute little conversational hearts.

So back to the gift giving. I love to give gifts. It's so much fun finding just the right gift for that special person or making that extra special something. I don't know about you, but Pinterest has definitely brought out the gift giving in me. There are so many ideas. The options of why and what to make,…

Medicine Memory Games... No more

The mornings are a crazy time in our house and so are the afternoons and nights and well, I guess it's always crazy. Particularly the mornings though as we are usually trying to get out of the house. The vantage point I have right now is that P wakes up an hour earlier than O. This gives me time to change and make a bottle for P, make a cup of coffee for me and make O's lunch for school. Sometimes, I even manage to give P his breathing treatment in this time frame if I am really on the ball. The craziness begins when O wakes up. He likes to take it slow in the morning and ease into the day. I have to give him a few minutes to wake up before I can even ask him what he wants for breakfast. Once I get both boys settled with something to eat, I turn my focus to dispersing everyones medicine and vitamins (including mine). The Mister is great. He always leaves my Zyrtec and Vitamin C on the counter. This then reminds me to get my Vitamin D and anything else I need to take. Then it&#…

BBQ -Ranch Chicken Wonton Cups

Having friends over for the game? Or maybe you're just looking for some different for dinner tonight. Either way, these work great as appetizers or a weeknight dinner. Most of the entertaining I do these days happens between the hours of 6am & 8pm and my audience consists of two little boys who think my singing is great and love my dance moves, no matter how spastic they are. Needless to say, this recipe was not shared amongst friends, but with the Mister instead. Unfortunately, this was not a winner with O, but then again I wasn't expecting it to be. P on the other hand would have eaten it, no doubt in my mind. He was strictly formula when I made these. I'll have to make again soon and have him weigh in on the results.

You'll never believe me when I tell you where I found this recipe... my favorite virtual recipe book...wait for it...Yep, you guessed it, PINTEREST. Check out Cheerios & Lattes to see where I found this delicious recipe.

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Crock-pot Chicken Pot Pie

I will start off by being completely honest with you. I did not think this was going to be a winner with the family.  I'll just go ahead and tell you that this is not the healthiest meal. I personally try to stay away from recipes that call for any "cream of" soups. So beware, this recipe calls for three types of "cream of" soups.

Not that we got that out of the way, I am happy to share that the family loved it! They loved it so much that the hubby suggested I add it to our "go to" dinners. Our go to dinners are basically the dinners in our wheelhouse that everyone likes.

The inspiration for this recipe came from The Magical Slow Cooker.

[1] 10 3/4 ounce can of Cream of Chicken soup
[1] 10 3/4 ounce can of Cream of Celery* soup (I accidentally grabbed cream of broccoli and it worked just fine )
[1] 10 3/4 ounce can of Cream of Onion soup
[1] 10 3/4 ounce can of Chicken broth (I like to use low sodium)
1 pound of boneless, skinless chicken…