My fam damily

My fam damily

Friday, December 19, 2014

T.P. Roll reindeer


A simple craft, perfect for toddlers! It took a little bit to convince my son to let me trace his hand (He turned 2 a couple months ago) but he eventually came around and let me trace ONE hand. And it looks like he is making the sign Spock makes on Star Trek lol but I just used that to make both antlers.

 For this craft you need:

Scissors
Glue or glue stick
Brown construction paper
Toilet paper roll
Red Pom Pom ball 
Black marker to color the eyes
White construction paper for eyes
Pencil 

Trace your kiddo's hands. If they are difficult you can just do what I did and get one hand and then use that one for both. 

Draw ovals for the eyes and cut out, draw the pupil in black how ever you want, silly Googly eyes or add color if you'd like, it's all up to you :)

Last, glue on the eyes, Pom and hands. Easy! 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Turkey & Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers



These are seriously SO good! I have just recently gotten more brave with the veggies I am willing to eat and I've learned something... Bell peppers are delicious!


Here is what you need for this delicious dinner:

4 bell peppers of your color choice
1 cup of brown rice or quinoa, cooked just shy of done
1/2 cup black beans (canned) rinsed and drained
1/2 cup corn
1 lb ground turkey, seasoned with Ms Dash Southwest seasoning
1 cup petite diced tomatoes
1 cup tomato sauce (add more if you like it more saucy)
1/4 cup of your fave cheese

And here's what you gotta do:

1. Cook brown rice or quinoa according to directions
2. While rice/quinoa is cooking, brown ground meat and season
3. Drain and rinse black beans
4. Portion out diced tomatoes, corn, tomato sauce and cheese
5. Combine in large bowl- meat, tomatoes, corn, rice or quinoa, beans and sauce
6. Cut off caps of peppers and pull out ribs and core. Rinse excess seeds out
7. Stuff peppers with filling
8. Sprinkle with cheese
9. Bake at 375 for 45 minutes. Cheese should be melted and filling should be heated all the way through
10. Dig in! This recipe serves 4. 

I love these even more for leftovers! Enjoy!


Linking party at:  http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2015/03/260th-inspire-me-tuesday.html

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

New hair!

Got my hair did today! I love love love it! I got a dark purple at the roots and a bright purple the rest of the way down and then peacock green just around my face :) I just love fun colors!  It's not as hard to pull off as you might think, and it's more common now than it has ever been!  What colors have you had or have wanted to try?  




Tuesday, September 16, 2014

One year photo idea!

This is a simple & fun idea!
My son was at the age he never wanted to sit still, but put something new in his hands and it keeps him content, at least long enough to get a couple shots!  :)


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Purple Hair

I've had my hair like this for a couple of months, I love it! It's hard to go back to a normal hair color after all these fun colors!


Winter is Coming

Well, I haven't posted in awhile.  Here in North Dakota, we only get about 2 months of nice weather and after being stuck indoors all winter, we were ready to frolic in the melting snow in April when the temps were finally above 40 degrees. So that is my excuse for my lack of effort regarding my blog :)

But now it's getting chilly out (and snowing in some places!  Noooo!!!)
I only thought it would be fitting to welcome back my blog with this meme.  
Enjoy.
And good luck this winter, it's supposed to realllllllllllllllly suck this year! 


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Cinnamon roll waffle

This was extremely easy to make and the kids loved it! All you need is a tube of the cinnamon rolls that you bake yourself, I used Grands Cinnabon. 

Just heat up your waffle maker, place roll in the middle and press down and allow to cook. I heated up the frosting while it was cooking that way it was warm and ready to pour over the waffle :)

These don't fill up the entire waffle maker, they are on the small side but I still found it to be pretty filling!


Monday, March 31, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Spinach Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

I just had this for dinner tonight and YUM!! I will definitely be making this again (and again and again...)

Here's what you need:
4 large Portabella mushrooms, stem removed
1 pkg cream cheese
1 tbsp garlic
4 tbsp Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 cup frozen spinach
1 tbsp Olive oil
Salt, to taste

Preheat oven to 375. Brush mushrooms with oil and sprinkle with salt on both sides. Place on cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes.

While that's cookin, mix up your spinach, cream cheese, parm cheese and garlic!

Remove mushrooms from oven and allow to cool for 2imutes.

Fill each mushroom with the mixture and sprinkle top with some mozzarella cheese if you want :)

Return mushrooms to oven to bake for 10 more minutes until it is heated through.

Enjoy!!









Daily humor

All the time actually!! 


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Creamy Avocado Pasta... YUM!!!



This sauce is SO good!  I. Love. it.

I do not suggest eating this with spaghetti squash though, the sweetness of the squash and the flavor of the sauce just did not go together well, I didn't like it.  But with just regular spaghetti, DELISH!!

Yield: Serves 2
Ingredients:
  • 1 medium sized ripe Avocado, pitted
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced + lemon zest to garnish
  • 1-3 garlic cloves, to taste (I used 3 and it was super garlicky, but if you are not a big fan of garlic use 1 clove)
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt, or to taste
  • ~1/4 cup Fresh Basil, (probably optional)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 servings/6 oz of your choice of pasta (I used 3oz of spelt and 3 oz of Kamut spaghetti)
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions:
1. Bring several cups of water to a boil in a medium sized pot. Add in your pasta, reduce heat to medium, and cook until Al Dente, about 8-10 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, make the sauce by placing the garlic cloves, lemon juice, and olive oil into a food processor. Process until smooth. Now add in the pitted avocado, basil, and salt. Process until smooth and creamy.
3. When pasta is done cooking, drain and rinse in a strainer and place pasta into a large bowl. Pour on sauce and toss until fully combined. Garnish with lemon zest and black pepper. Serve immediately. Makes 2 servings.
Please note: This dish does not reheat well due to the avocado in the sauce. Please serve immediately.


Read more from this wonderful site where I found this recipe: http://ohsheglows.com/2011/01/31/15-minute-creamy-avocado-pasta/#ixzz2vscgSpmL

 Nom Nom Nom


 So good!


Even the kids liked it!!

Daily Funny


For real!  Let Spring get a little action! 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Daily Humor

Hope everyone is having a great day!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Winger's Sticky Fingers Copycat Recipe

After moving away, we are nowhere near a Winger's so when I found this recipe I was really excited!  My husband and I love sticky fingers!  

This picture was borrowed from Sixsistersstuff.com, where I also found this delicious recipe! 

This recipe was easy to make, makes for a great week night dinner!  It is a little spicy though, so you may want to leave a few chicken strips un-sauced if the little ones can't handle the heat!  One thing is the chicken is not as crunchy as they are at Winger's.  Every time I've tried it I just can't master the perfect crunch.  But I'm working on that!

Winger's Sticky Fingers Recipe:
1 pkg. frozen breaded chicken strips (We use Tyson brand)
6 Tbl. Frank's Hot Sauce (It has to be Franks Hot Sauce, no other sauce will taste as good)
4 Tbl. water
1 1/2 c. brown sugar
Chicken:
 Prepare the chicken strips as directed on the back of the package.
Sauce:
Heat hot sauce, water and brown sugar in a saucepan over medium heat, until sugar is dissolved.
Pour sauce over chicken, and enjoy!  Serve with ranch dressing for dipping.
Serves 2-3 people.
I found this recipe & many other delicious recipes on the link provided.  Check them out, their blog is amazing!
http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2011/12/wingers-sticky-fingers-copycat-recipe.html

Some Monday Humor


This is how I'm feeling today!
It's snowing outside, and I do NOT feel like going out in it.
I need to get groceries.
And gas up my car (the gas light just came on ugh)
I also need to get a Passport ID
And my son has a basketball game today.
And soccer practice tonight.

That's a lot of going out in this crap!
Oh well, someone's gotta do it ;)

Happy Monday y'all!!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Crock Pot Spinach & Tortellini

This meal is delicious, doesn't require a laundry list of ingredients and doesn't take long to prepare.  Did I mention it's delicious?

All you need is:

1 package 1/3 less fat cream cheese
1 package Buitoni three cheese tortellini
1 bag frozen chopped spinach
1 can vegetable broth
1 can roasted garlic tomatoes

Combine in crock pot.
Cook on high for 3 hours, or low for 4-5

And that's it!  My kids even like this & my husband loves it!

And the calorie count is 487 calories for 1 cup



Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Monday funny


Valentine's Photos :)

I took some pics just for fun of my little guy and my friend's new little guy.  Photographing a toddler is a lot of work!  We bribed him with fruit snacks and he still would sit still only long enough to get the fruit snack in his mouth haha!  But I think the results turned out  pretty dang cute!  I just used a furry blanket I have and then taped some hearts to the wall as a back drop :)




Monday, February 17, 2014

Red Hair

I love my red hair!  It is such a fun color :)


Friday, January 31, 2014

Hair


This was back in May 2013 during a trip to Vegas.  I had blonde chunks throughout my black hair.  I love having my hair curled with the blonde in there :)  I will definitely be going back to this look come spring!

Shadowbox Baby Keepsake


I picked up this super cute shadow box at Gordman's.  I used Eli's blanket given to use by the hospital as the back and then just put a few of my favorite things in there like his hat from the hospital, and our hospital ID's, ultrasound and socks and onesie.

This is so much better than just keeping them in a box where you never see them, now they are on display where I can see them all the time!  Everyone always comments how cute of an idea it is!

Chocolatey Pretzel Treats


These are so easy to make!  My kids had fun helping with them and we all loved them, they make a great snack!  We did these over Christmas so we used the Christmas color M&Ms but you can use the regular kind or whatever holiday colors are out at the moment!

All you need is:
1 Bag of small pretzels
1 bag M&Ms (I used peanut ones, I accidentally grabbed those instead of plain but they worked great)
1 bag hershey kisses, or hugs (I also tried the cookies & cream kind and they didn't work out as well as the plain chocolate)

Heat the oven to 170 degrees.  Place pretzels in a single layer and place kisses on top of each pretzel.  Bake 4-6 minutes until the chocolate feels soft.  Do not over do it though, you don't want a chocolate puddle!  Press M&Ms into the center of each treat.  Allow to cool and then place in the fridge for about 10 minutes to set.