Sunday, November 30, 2008

ajoomah vest and first tooth

I made this vest and i think she looks like a little ajoomah in it...all she needs is some gold net slippers! haha! Notice also the cute argyle BabyLegs. babysnazz was having a sale so I stocked up - couldn't resist the sale...:-(

In other news, the kid cut her first tooth! This is her teething face.

Thursday, November 27, 2008


To the goodness of the Lord this year on my life, I have no words. My heart is full...

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Procrastination and Paper Roses

So I was inspired by the coffee filter roses on Martha Stewart (via Homemade by Jill) and decided to try making my own quicker version out of tissue paper. The whole cutting petals thing can be reserved for when I'm not going to school and scrambling to soothe my yowling, teething baby (pic 3). I am pretty proud of the result...I used them to decorate a card box for my friend's wedding, which is today. Yay!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Creepy Crawly

Noelle can scoot forward a bit...had to pick her up though...she sounded so pitiful...

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Chicken and Mushroom Soup

Trying to eat less dairy...a healthier but hearty take on the butter-based classic Cream of Mushroom

2 boneless skinless chicken thighs, cubed into bite-sized pieces
1 package cremini mushrooms, sliced
1 small onion, sliced thinly
3 green onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, sliced
1 tomato, chopped
chicken stock
white wine (optional)
olive oil

Season chicken generously with salt and pepper. Add olive oil to soup pot and fry onions and 1 clove garlic until soft. Add chicken and cook until just done on the outside. Cover with chicken stock and bring to a boil, skim top to remove fat, lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

In another pan, saute mushrooms with 1 clove garlic, salt and pepper until completely cooked through and browned. Add to soup pot. If desired, splash white wine into mushroom pan, swirl around and add to soup pot. Add more chicken stock if necessary. Bring to a boil, add tomatoes and green onions and cook just long enough to heat through tomatoes. Season to taste.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Leftovers Craft Idea #1

For small gift mailers, take leftover cardstock/scrapbook pages, fold in thirds, tape or glue seam, then fold over ends as if wrapping a present. Tape shut or seal with stickers.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Daisy Hat

For newborn babah

Macaroni Freak Freak

For the FON

Macaroni and Cheese

1 lb. elbow macaroni
8 oz. sour cream
16 oz. small curd cottage cheese
1 cup milk
3 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
salt and pepper

1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/4 c. melted butter

Boil macaroni according to package instructions.

Mix macaroni and next 4 ingredients, seasoning lightly with salt and pepper. Spread into 9X13 pan.

Melt butter and incorporate into crumbs. Sprinkle buttered crumbs over macaroni mixture and bake for 30-35 minutes or until top is browned and cheese is melted.

Delicious add-ins: Crumbled bacon, chopped tomatoes, boiled eggs, or green onions.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Thanksgiving Recipe

We give thanks.

An alternative to butter. I wanted mashed yams but I didn't want to cut into a new stick of butter.

Mashed Yams

2 yams, cubed
1 large dollop cream cheese
1 heaping tablespoon brown sugar

Cover yams with cold water and bring to a boil. Cover pot and simmer until fork tender, about 8 minutes. Drain and immediately break up with a fork. Add cream cheese, and sugar, then incorporate thoroughly. Add enough milk to create desired consistency. Dust with cinnamon.