Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Bruschetta 'n Cheese-Stuffed Chicken
1 can (14-1/2 oz.) Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained
1-1/4 cups KRAFT Shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese, divided
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1 pkg. (6 oz.) STOVE TOP Stuffing Mix for Chicken
8 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (2 lb.)
1/3 cup KRAFT Roasted Red Pepper Italian with Parmesan Dressing
HEAT oven to 350ºF.
MIX tomatoes, 1/2 cup cheese and basil in medium bowl. Add stuffing mix; stir just until moistened.
PLACE 2 chicken breasts in large freezer-weight resealable plastic bag. Pound with meat mallet or side of heavy can until chicken is 1/4 inch thick. Remove from bag; place, top-sides down, on cutting board. Repeat with remaining chicken. Spread chicken with stuffing mixture. Starting at 1 narrow end, tightly roll up each breast. Place, seam-sides down, in 13x9-inch baking dish. Drizzle with dressing.
BAKE 40 min. or until chicken is done (165°F). Sprinkle with remaining cheese; bake 5 min. or until melted.
I had extra stuffing so I just sprinkled it over the top which worked well!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
So I was checking around online and found a site for foreclosed homes going up for auction today. They're all in Missouri. The starting bid for the majority of these houses was $1,000!!! Yes that's right, one thousand!!!!! Some of them were even $500! The value of the homes were like $179,000 - $400,000.... can you even believe that?! Unfortunately none of the homes were in the county that we want to be in, just our luck, but I was completely blown away by these starting bids!
Monday, March 23, 2009
1 container (16 oz.) BREAKSTONE'S FREE or KNUDSEN FREE Fat Free Sour Cream
3/4 lb. (12 oz.) VELVEETA 2% Milk Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
8 oz. (1/2 of 1-lb. pkg.) OSCAR MAYER Smoked Ham, chopped
4 green onions, sliced
1/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
HEAT oven to 350°F. Cook potatoes in boiling water in large covered saucepan 10 to 12 min. or just until potatoes are tender; drain. Remove 3/4 of the potatoes; place in large bowl. Add sour cream; mash until smooth. Stir in VELVEETA, ham and onions. Add remaining potato slices; stir gently.
SPOON into 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; sprinkle with Parmesan.
BAKE 30 min. or until heated through.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Bacon Cheeseburger Roll-up
1lb ground beef
4 slices bacon, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 lb (8oz) velveeta, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 pkg (13.8oz) refrigerated pizza crust
Heat oven to 400. Brown ground beef with bacon and onions in large skillet on medium-high heat; drain. Return mixture to skillet. Add Velveeta; cook until melted, stirring frequently. Cool 10 minutes.
Unroll dough onto baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Press into 15x8 inch rectangle; top with meat mixture. Roll up, starting at one of the long sides. Rearrange if necessary so roll is seam-side down.
Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown
And here's the second one:
1pkg (6oz) stove top stuffing mix for chicken
3/4 c water
1/3 c mayo
2 cans (6oz each) salmon, drained, skin & bones discarded
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 c shredded mozz cheese
1/2 c chopped green onions
Mix all ingredients. Shape into 12 patties, using about 1/3 c of the stuffing mixture for each patty; cover. Refrigerate 1 hour.
Heat large nonstick skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium heat. Add patties to skillet in batches.
Cook 6 minutes or until golden brown on both sides, turning carefully after 3 minutes.
Also very good! I recommend having either cocktail or tarter sauce for dipping!
And to top the night off, we waited in line at Walmart for the midnight release, and I'm now the new (and proud!) owner of Twilight!!!! Which of course I stayed up until 3 am watching it!
Friday, March 20, 2009
On a brighter note, my sis is coming over tonight to hang out. We're gonna make something spectacular for dinner, of course we have no idea what we're making yet.... I'd better start surfing the net for some ideas! Have a great weekend!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Also, let me add.... I had a hell of a time trying to find curtains for my kitchen and laundry room, so I surprised myself (and everyone else) and made them myself!!!!!! Go me!!!
here's the living room....
The smallest bathroom ever, but oh so cute!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
and then of course this picture from tonight.... you can't help but just absolutely LOVE this baby, he is the sweetest most loving baby ever!
Friday, March 13, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Here are a couple other pics of the boys, they're too cute not to share!
the men watching college basketball
argh! I'm gonna eat this elephant!!!!!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Well.... This is July of '08 for one of my closest friends bachelorette party! Andrea (bachelorette) is in the middle. I was 7 1/2 months pregnant!!!!! Normally I wouldn't go to a bachelorette party while prego (sorry I missed yours Liz) but since the bride was ALSO prego I figured it was acceptable! Very fun night for old friends to get together and eat and play games!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
When my husband was 19/20, the girl that he was dating told him that she was pregnant, and it was his baby. So my husband stuck by her, went through everything with the mom, lamaz classes and labor itself, signed the birth certificate and everything. He had a baby girl. Then about 2 months later things weren't going well with him and the mother, lots of arguing, just being young parents didn't help anything. Well all of the doubts that he'd had for the last year caught up with him and he had a paternity test done. Turns out, baby girl was not his baby girl. So needless to say he and the mother broke up. For about 2yrs he would occasionally stop by to see the baby, he babysat her when the mother needed help, etc. This was 7yrs ago. Over time the mother has reached out to my husband for money, she thinks he owes her something. Up until 2 weeks ago, we even provided health insurance for the girl.
My ex-husband dated a gal after we got divorced. She has a son with one of our friends. This woman absolutely fell in love with my ex (after only dating for like 3 weeks). She declared her love for him to the world, explained how she was the man of her dreams and life would be perfect. Needless to say the relationship lasted maybe another 2 or 3 weeks.
My son plays soccer. He is about to start the spring season. I got an email from our coach this morning, in the email was a list of the names of the kids and their parents that we would be teammates with. Low and behold, My husbands ex's daughter is on our team. AND, my ex-husbands ex's son is on our team. Talk about an awkward experience for everyone. I can honestly say, I'm dreading this soccer season....
Friday, March 6, 2009
After Mr Matthew left, I thought I could go on a walk with the other 5 kids, plus the 2 dogs. So imagine, me, pushing a stroller while holding onto a lab and a boston terrier, with 4 other kids running around. I'm sure the people driving past us must have thought I was insane, that and that I need to practice a better form of birth control! ha!
Lucky for me my sister is returning the favor and my hubby and I get to go out on a date tonight. It'll be nice to get out with no kids and no friends, just an evening with me and him! I desperately need it!
Cook the rice according to package directions, minus 1/4 c water. Let cool.
Bring 2 c water and 1/2 tbsp salt to a boil in a medium saucepan and cook the shrimp for 1 minute. Drain immediately and set aside.
Heat the butter in saucepan and saute the pepper and onion until soft, about 5 minutes.
Preheat oven to 325.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
1 lb ground beef
1 pkg Taco Dinner
1 prepared pizza crust (12")
1 c Mexican style shredded cheese
1 c shredded lettuce
1 large tomato, chopped
PREHEAT oven to 400. Cook meat with taco seasoning mix as directed on package; spread evenly onto pizza crust. Sprinkle with cheese.
BAKE 8-10 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted.
TOP with lettuce and tomatoes. Crush taco shells; sprinkle over pizza. Drizzle with salsa.
This meal was just "ok". I did not fully read the recipe so I did not buy the taco dinner package, I only bought taco seasoning - which means I did not have taco shells sprinkled on the top or salsa. It was still a good dinner, but the child wasn't crazy about it. The best part of this was the pizza crust, I bought a Boboli crust, oh so delicious!!!!
Monday, March 2, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
I felt guilty because all I got him was a card and some "I love daddy" pacifiers (long story).... my reasoning for this simple gift was because we had agreed no gifts! We're taking our honeymoon in 97 days so that is our gift to each other! Well he cheated... though I won't say I'm too upset! :) Of course we had to pull out the top layer of our wedding cake, but it's sorta sad looking so it's becoming more of a "I dare you to try it!" type of thing!