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Monday, February 25, 2013

It came from Pinterest

Like everyone else, I'm addicted Pinterest...the good and the bad. 

I can easily get sucked in looking at clothes, crafts, nurseries, gardens, and of course FOOD. 

I'll admit that I used to go thru my cookbooks on Sundays looking for new recipes for the week, now I'm on my Ipad looking at what I've pinned.  I thought I would give you some of the recipes that I've pinned that have actually been very tasty. 

Italian Chicken - It was pretty good. 

The link that it goes to is actually incorrect - Here is the correct directions -
Crockpot Italian Chicken: 4 chicken breasts, 1 packet Zesty Italian dressing seasoning, 1 8 oz. cream cheese (softened), 2 cans cream of chicken soup; Cook on low for 4 hours. If sauce is too thick, add a little milk. Serve over pasta.

I made my own additions - I added garlic and diced onions because, well I add garlic and diced onions to everything.  I also added button mushrooms.  I still think it needed something.  Next time I would add broccoli or canned artichokes or something else.  It needed more veggies for me. 

This is hands on the easiest dish and actually pretty tasty. 

Here are the directions from Pinterest - 4 raw chicken breasts, new potatoes, green beans. Arrange in 9x13 dish. Sprinkle with a packet of Italian dressing mix and then top with a melted stick of butter. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Enjoy!

I added mushrooms to this original version, what can I say I love mushrooms.  I have also made a version where I did various fresh vegetables - peppers, onions, mushrooms, squash, and broccoli instead of potatoes and green beans and served it with a side of pasta. 

Crockpot Beef Stroganoff - I made right before Miles was born and made it again shortly after.  Its pretty tasty.  But a couple of pointers... 1.  don't add the noodles to the crockpot.  If you have left overs your noodles are mushy.  2.  I preferred using stew meat.  I used cube steak the 2nd time, I didn't like how it broke down in the dish.  But that's just me.  3. Of course I added garlic. 

Mexicon Dip - I've made this 3 times for parties.  Its yummy, but is spicy.  It gets spicier the long you let it sit. 

Directions from Pinterest - Mexicorn Dip - 2 cans Mexicorn, 1 can hot Rotel, 2 cups shredded cheddar, 6 green onions (sliced), + 1 cup each mayo and sour cream.

Everyone and their mom has made these amazing treats... if you haven't do it.  So good.  I add raisins and dried cranberries to mine. 

Finally, I made these last night... 

Skinny Sour Cream Enchiladas - they were good.  I generally don't like enchiladas but one of my fellow military wives brought us some after Miles was born and I seriously devoured them.  This recipe looked somewhat similar to what I thought was in hers (since I haven't gotten my hands on her recipe yet).  These were different, but they were super tasty.  I can't wait to see some leftovers this afternoon. 

So there is just a couple of the recipes that we've tried from Pinterest that were actually good.  I'll admit I've had a few that weren't that great.  I may share those as well. 

Anyone else have some good Pinterest recipes they want to share :)
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Park City 2013

Before I started back to work we took a lil weekend trip over President's Day to Park City.  We live in Idaho and its about a 5 hour drive down to Park City.  While I've been to Salt Lake City a number of times I hadn't been to Park City.  Unfortunately, I couldn't hit the slopes like the boys did, but Miles and I tried to have fun just the same. 

We went shopping, had great sushi at The Flying Sumo, and enjoyed some good quality time in front of the fire. 

Here's my lil nugget not happy at all about hitting the outlet mall.  He doesn't seem to share his mama's love of shopping :(

Daddy and Miles rocking out in our hotel room.  We rented a suite, I love have a full kitchen in your hotel room. 
Our lil family of 3.  We still can't believe we're full grown adults...haha 

Oh and last but not least, check out lil man rocking his gift from his "uncle" Sully.  Surprisingly, he likes it. 
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Time to make the donuts

Today is a big day in our household.  Today is my first day back to working full time.  Today I become a "working mother", which is weird saying because first and foremost, all moms are working mothers whether you have a "paying job" or stay at home with the kids.  That being said, now I have to juggle my work commitments and everything that comes with having a baby. 

Can a tell you a secret?  I'm already overwhelmed just thinking about having to juggle it all, especially when Mr. Jetplane is gone for a week or more, or when he's deployed. 

That being said, we have hired a nanny and she's been working part time for 2 weeks she started full time last week.  She is as sweet as pie and Miles seems to like her and the pug child likes her, so she's in.  (p.s. she also has a pug which definitely helped in the interview process)

Since I work from home, I'll be able to steal a kiss and a smile from this lil man every now and then.  It will make going back to work, a lot easier. 
Wish us luck!! 

Friday, February 8, 2013

Pug Friday

Howdy everyone... I haven't done a Pug Friday since before Miles was born.  I've been getting a lot of questions wondering how our 1st born is doing with the newborn.  Well, I'm happy to say that things are going very well.  I do think he is slightly jealous so he prefers to sit as close to you as possible while you are holding or feeding Miles. 
 He has taken Miles' toys/rattles/etc and assumed they were his.  The cutest thing is that he has taken Miles his toy, which we call his baby and dropped by Miles when he's crying.  Its adorable. 
Overall, he has been a wonderful big brother and we tell him that every day.  We still miss Charlie immensely and talk about him a lot, we wonder what he'd be doing right now and how he would interact with Miles.  We're pretty sure he's watching over his lil baby brother. 

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