Thursday, July 22, 2010

30 second skirt

Brittney and I are going to try this on Saturday. It looks super fun and easy.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Cooking day...all day

Doing the once a month cooking again today. This is my second month to try it. Sure is nice to have a lot of go to things in the freezer but ugh getting the enthusiasium to get into the kitchen for ALL day is hard.

Helps that my friend does it with me and we just split everything the food costs and the prepared food. Works out nice that way.

Trying a few new things this month. There were two things last month we didn't like the texture of one was an Enchilada casserole and the other was a sweet and sour chicken. So not repeating those but have new things in the line up including beef stroganoff, and Alfredo Lasagna! Yum.

Time to get started last time we went till 8pm hopefully today won't be quite that long!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

15 years ago

We look like babies. 15 years ago. Wow at times it feels like we have been together forever others time seems to have flown. I would marry him again in a heartbeat! I have been teasing that Brittney is just a little over 7 years away from being the same age I was when we said I do! Needless to say he doesn't like that idea at all!

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Easy Alfredo Sauce

I have tried many times to make Alfredo Sauce but usually mine turns out no better than the jar so I just buy the jar. But no more. Yummy sauce and very easy.

8 ounces cream cheese - cut in bits
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup milk
In large saucepan combine cream cheese, parmesan, butter and milk stirring constantly until smooth. Toss with cooked pasta.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Making ahead breakfast

I am attempting to do once a month cooking. But with everything I do I don't do it exactly like they say:) I am easing into it.

One thing I love and I think is a life saver on busy school mornings is grabbing breakfast out of the freezer. It takes me about two hours to make a TON of breakfasts for the upcoming. I make all or some of the following and all of them freeze well.

Pancakes - I cook them up as normal put them on a cookie sheet to flash freeze about 30 minutes I take them out put a piece of wax paper between them and freeze them in a larger freezer bag. As I need them I grab them out and microwave them. This is especially helpful because I can do gluten free and non gluten free ahead of time and get both kids quick breakfasts.

Breakfast Burritos - By far my childrens favorite. I make them up and wrap them in wax paper then I put them in foil or in a large freezer bag. Just zap them in the wax paper and a quick breakfast on the go. I make variations of egg, cheese, ham, bacon and sausage.

Hashbrown Muffins - My measurements are non existent on this recipe as I just kinda add...but I basically use a small bag of shredded hashbrowns, about 6-8 scrambled eggs with about 1/2 cup milk added, sausage or other meat, 2 cups cheddar cheese and salt and pepper to taste mix all together in a bowl if it is too thick add a touch of milk then spoon into muffin cups. After they are cooked, cooled put them in freezer bags they reheat in under a minute in the microwave and kids love them.

Muffins - I just make several batches and freeze and grab out as I need.

Waffles - I have a waffle maker and I make about 20 waffles and freeze same way I do pancakes.

Sausage Patties - I will fry up sausage patties and have them ready in the freezer as well.

Omelets - They really freeze well. Same cook as you normally would, flash freeze, wrap in wax paper and freeze in large bag.

About 2 hours to make all of the above and then I have lots of easy mornings!

Monday, July 05, 2010


I mean to keep up my blog I really do but it just seems to be the thing that falls thru the cracks.

I plan to start the kids back to school early on August 2. Since we stopped earlier because of vacation. So trying to get things figured out for school year. Brittney will be 7th and Braden 5th...time is going fast.

Trying to prepare for a yard sale and I want to go thru everything. Took me all day just to go thru the desk and file cabinet so I see many more days of cleaning thru things.

My new love is my Amazon Kindle it is the best! I love it so nice to just throw it in my bag and if something takes longer than I thought, etc I have a book on hand.

I have seen the Twilight Eclipse movie twice already! Also finished the new short book that came out in June. I was late starting on Twilight series but now I am so addicted! I am actually going to use Twilight for literature with Brittney this coming school year.

My goal is to update at least twice a week! Hopefully more and hopefully not just random stuff. I want to get back to posting recipes, tips, etc.