Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tasty Tuesday: Cannelloni

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  • 1 cup cottage cheese.
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened.
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened.
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley.
  • 1 egg, beaten.
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onion.
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt.
  • 8 cooked crepes, or
  • fresh/dried cannelloni tubes ....cooked accordingly.
  • 15 ounces canned marina sauce.
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese.
1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the cottage cheese, cream cheese, butter, parsley, egg, green onion and salt.
2. Spoon 3 tablespoons of the mixture into the centre of each crepe.
3. Roll up the crepes and place them in a shallow baking pan.
4. If you are using canneloni tubes stuff them with the mixture and place in the baking pan.
5. Pour the sauce over the crepes/tubes and sprinkle the top with parmesan cheese.
6. Bake at 350°F for 20-30 minutes.
7. Makes 8 crepes.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Family Fun Fest 2011

After getting some rest on Saturday we decided to head out that evening to the Family Fun Fest with my friend and her kids. Addison seems to be feeling better after being on her meds a few days and my cold seems to be starting to clear up as well.

Addison is at the age now where I feel like I have to resort to bribery to get her to do things. Saturday when I asked her to put on her sandals so we could go bye-bye she said "No Mama." I then told her if she put them on she would get to ride a horse. Needless to say the sandals were on and she was standing at the door ready to leave in less than a minute...lol!!











Friday, March 25, 2011


A week ago I started getting sick. Sore throat, cough, runny nose, etc. I've battled it all week and am going to the Dr. today. As hard as I tried not to pass it on, Addison started getting sick a couple days after me.

Wednesday night she woke up at 3a coughing, coughing, coughing followed up with an upset stomach, runny nose, etc. I took her to the Dr. yesterday and the Dr. said her left tonsil is swollen(which would explain why she's been asking for ice cubes to suck on recently). She was up again last night coughing for almost 2.5 hours. So 10 days of Amoxicillin for her and I'm hoping it kicks in soon!!

I have to say that taking care of a sick child when you are sick yourself is hard work. I'm hoping that some much needed rest over the weekend takes this cold bug away!!

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wordish Wednesday

What is a calorie?

Calories are the little bastards that get into your wardrobe at
night and sew your clothes tighter.


I received this in an email yesterday and found it too funny not to share!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tasty Tuesday: Yogurt Breakfast Split

Yogurt Breakfast Split
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* 2 bananas, peeled, split in 1/2, lengthwise, divided
* 1 cup container vanilla-flavored yogurt, divided
* 1 cup hulled and halved strawberries, divided
* 1/2 cup blueberries, divided
* 1/2 cup raspberries, divided
* 1/2 cup honey and oat granola, divided
* 4 tablespoons honey, divided
* Sliced almonds, for garnish


Arrange 2 banana halves in a serving bowl. Spoon 1/2 cup yogurt over the bananas. Top with 1/2 cup of strawberries, 1/4 cup of blueberries, and 1/4 cup of raspberries. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup of the granola and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of honey.

To make another serving, repeat with the remaining bananas, yogurt, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, granola, and honey. Garnish each serving with sliced almonds and serve immediately.

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Monday, March 21, 2011

I'm a "Good Egg"

I've been awarded the Good Egg Blog Award.

What's a "Good Egg", you ask? A blog award!!! Thanks to Katy over at K-K-K-Katy for giving me this award! If you haven't read her blog, stop by...she just became a Mommy for the first time to the sweetest little girl.

Here are the rules for this award:

1.Thank and link back to the person who gave me this award.
2.Share 7 things about yourself
3.Award other bloggers (you determine who and how many)
4.Contact these blogs and tell them about the award.

7 Things About Me:

1. I love being a Mom
2. My newest obsession is couponing(will be doing a blog post on this soon!!)
3. My job allows me to work from home 2 days a week.
4. I love to read gossip magazines
5. I love books by Nicholas Sparks and Ann Rule
6. I had a destination wedding in Mexico
7. I love Husker Football

And now I tag:
Clean Sheets on Sunday
Making Memories with the McClellen's
Footprints in the Sand

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tasty Tuesday: Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

  • 1 medium onion, cut into wedges
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1 pound baby carrots
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (3 pound) corned beef brisket with spice packet, cut in half
  • 1 small head cabbage, cut into wedges
  1. Place the onion, potatoes and carrots in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Combine water, garlic, bay leaf, sugar, vinegar, pepper and contents of spice packet; pour over vegetables. Top with brisket and cabbage. Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours or until meat and vegetables are tender. Remove bay leaf before serving.

It's a tradition every year that I make corned beef and cabbage the week of St. Patty's Day. In the past I've tried two different methods to cook it - Stock Pot and Crock Pot. The Crock Pot is the easiest version and leaves the meat so tender. This is the first year I tried this recipe and I will definitely be using it again.

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Snack Time Fun

This weekend I had a flash back of a favorite childhood snack. I remember going to Grandma and Grandpa's house and having graham crackers dipped in milk. It was a such a great memory and a snack we only enjoyed at their house.

So I headed out to the store this weekend and picked up some graham crackers. I couldn't wait to see if Addison would like them or not. Needless to say she was sold on the whole "dipping" idea - probably more so than the actual graham cracker but we had fun and ate way too many. We also made a bit of a mess but what fun would a new experience be without a lasting reminder of spilt milk ALL OVER :-)









Friday, March 11, 2011

10 Things Couples Should Know Before Having A Baby

I found this online and had to share. It is so so so true.

I know. I KNOW. You look at the sweet picture of the baby and you think I WANT THAT. Your hormones are in overdrive screaming, fill my womb!

True that. BUT let’s get real.

Just like marriage where LOVE is involved, so is fighting and arguing and finances. Having a baby isn’t all rainbows and unicorns people.

Before you run out and start getting your unprotected humping on… here are 10 things couples should know before having a baby:

1. When people say that after having a baby you don’t get sleep – you seriously don’t get sleep! They are NOT kidding.
2. The “help” you think you will get, isn’t guaranteed.
3. As much as Grandma wants a grand child – Grandma isn’t paying for that baby.
4. Your date nights will turn into nights without kids in which you spend the whole evening talking about your kids.
5. After you have 1 kid - sex, is never the same, the next year you spend in fear of another pregnancy.
6. That cute little girl you have always dreamed of having, well 50% chance is that it’s a boy.
7. Remember how you laughed at all those moms driving the mini-vans around town? Soon you will see why the magic doors that open by themselves are indeed magic..
8. Think that other people are bad parents and don’t know how to raise their kids? You’ll be judged just the same, no matter how hard you try to be a good parent.
9. Pre-pregnancy size is a myth (okay, ALMOST a myth).
10. Babies seriously are the greatest thing ever. And if 1-9 scares you, don’t let it. Babies are worth it ALL. Yes, your life will forever change. One word comes to mind – PURPOSE.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Birthday Planning

There is 50 days until Addison's 2nd birthday and the planning has begun. This year her birthday happens to fall on the same day as the Royal Wedding.

After much thought and discussion with the hubby we've decided that since a majority of our family lives out of state and Addison only has a couple little friends at daycare that we aren't going to have a birthday party. Instead of going all out on a big birthday party like we did last year we are going to take her to...


At first I felt guilty thinking that one day she would look back and think that we didn't celebrate her birthday since we didn't have a party but then I have to remember that she's going to be 2 and she will still have several more birthdays that we can have parties for. A lot of my friends put it in perspective for me by saying "What kid wouldn't want to go to Disney World for their birthday"

Depending on Brian's work schedule we are planning to go for the weekend. This will be our first family trip to the Magical Kingdom!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tasty Tuesday: Stuffed Peppers

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6 bell peppers
1 lb ground beef
1 can spanish rice
2 (8oz) cans tomato sauce
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1 tsp Italian seasoning
salt and pepper to taste

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2. In skillet over medium heat, brown, drain and rinse ground beef.

3. Remove and discard the tops, seeds and membranes of the bell peppers. Arrange peppers in a baking dish with the hollowed sides facing upward.

4. In a bowl, mix the browned beef, Spanish rice, 1 can tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Soon an equal amount of the mixture into each hollowed pepper. Mix the remaining tomato sauce and Italian seasoning in a bowl, and pour over the stuffed peppers.

5. Bake at 375 degrees F for 20 minutes.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Just Another Day at the Beach

We love the beach and the warm Florida weather!!






Wednesday, March 2, 2011

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