Saturday, January 29, 2011

Glorious Wonderous Puff

There comes a time in a little bugger's life when they finally reach the age to be introduced to the "puff" and this is a wonderful day for the parents as well. Something magical happens when "puffs" are involved...baby starts fussing while grocery shopping, give them some puffs. When your out to eat and your little bambino starts wiggling around in their high chair, pull out the puffs. You see there are endless possibilities when the the "puff" is involved.

 Look at my little bugger....just enjoying a mid-morning snack of puffs

 Yummm

 What a treat.


 Looking at a little reading material as he enjoys his snack.

 He loves when we put them in little plastic cups

 Searching....Searching....

 Assessing the puff.

 Getting ready to attack the puff.

 Looking for more puffs.

 Hi baby boy!

 Dropping puffs....this is also a very fun game.

 Happy as can be!

So today my life has become a little easier in a wild and crazy house full of boys.....Thanks again puff:)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Sign Says It All

I love when you find a sign but because of the opposing area, the sign makes no sense....are you following me? It's like finding a hidden treasure, so when my husband took this picture I couldn't help but giggle.


I guess maybe the lettering is too small or if the sign was lite up then people might get it? My husband took this while he was out working.....I am thinking we may have a service project on our hands in the near future!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Chicken Spaghetti for all you red sauce haters:)


One of my favorite comfort foods is a big ole bowl of spaghetti.....when the world seems off balance a heaping mound of pasta covered in spaghetti sauce can put things back in order, well for me at least. Growing up I was under the assumption that everyone loved spaghetti (how could you not). But after meeting my husband and his brother I soon learned that there was some out there that had a vendetta against the red stuff. The sad thing is my husband, bless his heart, didn't let me in on this little secret until a few years into our marriage. Seeing that I was new to cooking and I loved spaghetti (plus it was really cheap to make, a great thing for newly married couples) I was making it twice a week!!!! 

I can still remember like it was yesterday, the day I learned about my husband's hatred towards the red sauce. It was a gloomy rainy day when my husband returned from work (it could have been sunny but I was so broken hearted that a rainy day seems to fit). I had just finished putting the final touches on the sauce when I turned to greet my husband. When asked about his day, my husband look over my shoulder to the pot simmering on the stove and answered with a cold "It was ok." By the tone of his voice I was taken back, he was hiding something. So I asked if anything was bothering him? At this point my husband took my face in his hands and stated you know I love you right? I could tell this was going to be bad, so I just shook my head yes. "Well the thing is I really really hate spaghetti sauce, the truth is I can't stand the stuff", he explained.

A large gasp escaped as I stood stunned by blunt force of his news, how could it be I asked myself, that anyone could hate spaghetti sauce? Betrayal and lies covered our dinner table that night, as I sat alone with my giant plate of spaghetti. Ok Ok so I may have exaggerated things a bit, I am pretty sure John ate dinner with me too, he just had pizza or something.

But point being I had to come up with something other than your traditional spaghetti sauce, so here it is.......Chicken Spaghetti without red sauce!

 So here it is....plus the chicken that I had already put on the stove.

 Start by boiling 3lbs of chicken...if you use whole chicken cut up it will need to boil for a good hour.

 Meanwhile cut up one medium onion and one green bell pepper.

 When the chicken is done pull out of the pot and set aside to be shredded, but keep the water that you boiled it in. We will be saving those yummy juices for later.......

 Remove one cup of the chicken stock (water you boiled the chicken in) and set aside. By the way I LOVE my new kitchen!!!!

Remember that water you boiled the chicken in? Well, we are going to REcycle REcyle REcyle it and use it to boil our 12 oz of spaghetti. 

 While the spaghetti is getting a nice steam bath, saute the chopped onion and bell pepper in 2 tbs of butter.
 Once your onion and pepper are looking soft and tender, add in 1 lbs of Velveeta cheese, 1 can of Rotel, a splash of Worcestershire sauce and your 1 cup of reserved chicken stock. Cook until cheese is melted.

 While your spaghetti and cheese sauce is cooking, shred up your 3 lbs of chicken and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.

 When your noodles are done and your sauce is melted, combine it with your chicken in a 9 x 13 inch pan.

 Sprinkle the top with shredded cheese and bake at 350 until sauce is bubbly.

 Ta da......a delicious meal fit for a red sauce hating King!!!

Pair it with a nice salad and some garlic bread:)

Enjoy!

Also don't worry about me, every now and then I sneak into the night to have my red spaghetti sauce affair:)


Chicken Spaghetti




Preheat Oven 350

3lbs of Chicken
12 oz of Spaghetti
1 medium onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
2 tbs of butter
1 can of Rotel
1 lb. of Velveeta
Splash of Worcestershire sauce
1 cup of reserved chicken stock
Shredded cheese
salt and pepper

Friday, January 21, 2011

I can't get away from it!!!!!

Hello to all my long lost blogging friends, you have been greatly missed!!!! It's been over a month since I have posted anything....what a way to start off the new year, right? But the truth is I have been very very busy and due to a broken computer it has been almost impossible to sit down and find time to blog. However, I am so excited to get back at it...it's like catching up with an old friend that you haven't seen in awhile!

So you may be wondering what the heck I have been up too.....well I wish I could say that I have been exploring the world, deep sea fishing, sky diving but that would just be a big fat lie. I really haven't been up to much, just busy catching up and visiting with family, oh and I forgot to mention that we also made a cross country move once again ( just a small little detail). Yes, it's true we no longer reside in Minot, ND (thank heavens for that) we now hang our hat near my husband's parents in Tunica, MS. Also when I say near, I really mean right next door. Good thing I am quite fond of my in-laws otherwise we may have a reoccurring episode of Everybody Loves Raymond on our hands.

Let's see what else can I tell you.......hmmmm. Oh right, my husband and I also had a chance to go to the Sugar Bowl to see the Razorbacks play. Crazy Razorback fans and New Orleans make for an interesting experience....don't worry I will share the details with you another day.


But the most wild thing that has happened here (other than having my niece and nephews here, making 8 kids under the age of 5) is all the snow!!!!! I thought for sure that when we moved out of ND that we were leaving all that nasty cold wet stuff behind. Well I was wrong, it just keeps following me where ever I go!!!!


I may not care for it but the boys couldn't wait to get outside and throw it around!


Awe Miles he looks so sweet, that's until he decides to throw snow at your face.....not so sweet!


 Look at that smile;) The nice thing about it snowing here, is that we can actually get out and play in it, while in ND it was way way way too cold to run around in the snow!


Here is Miles attempting to make a snow angel.....


Keegan really working hard to make his snow angel....kick those legs....lift those arms:)


Then the fun really started when daddy brought out the penguin sled.

 

Hold on little doggies!!!!!


So there it is....I moved down South and I am still getting bombarded with Snow!!!!