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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Meal Pinning Monday

Somehow we've landed this week between Britian, Breakfast, and Mexican-ish food. Don't ask.

Blame the British side on the fact that I've been binge watching Heston episodes on YouTube. Which might I say, thank you YouTube for allowing me to watch every BBC show that NEVER makes it way to the American BBC. Why must BBCA be so darn lame?

Why!

I just need a constant live stream of puddings, Heston, and Sue Perkins. The combo of that and I could be TV happy forever. Well, and a dab or two of Masterpiece Classic sprinkled in for good measure.

Victoria definitely filled the Downton shaped hole in my TV heart this season.


[What is Meal Pinning Monday?]
MPM is how I meal plan for our little family. I once spent a lot of time searching the web and my recipe books hunting for new recipes and ideas for what to cook every week. Then, Pinterest came along and made meal planning much easier for me. Every weekend I look over what I have pinned the prior week and decide what I would like to cook and make my grocery list from these recipes. MPM came about as a way to share what I am cooking, and to also see what others are cooking every week to hopefully get even more dinner ideas from other bloggers. If you don't pin your recipes feel free to just share what you are cooking.

Monday - Breakfast - Eggs, Bacon, & attempting gluten free waffles

Tuesday - Roast with Potatoes, Carrots, Gravy, & Mushy Peas. 
And yes I know the mushy peas are more for fish and chips, but I need to try to make them. 

Wednesday - leftovers

Thursday - Dublin Coddle << link 

Friday - Nachos for everyone and Nachos on mini peppers for me

Saturday - Cheesy Chicken with Kale & Sweet Potatoes

Sunday - Creamy Salsa Chicken

Monday, March 13, 2017

Meal Pinning Monday

Another week & another meal plan. This week is mostly Against All Grain recipes, it's been awhile since I tried a lot of her stuff, but she never disappoints.


[What is Meal Pinning Monday?]
MPM is how I meal plan for our little family. I once spent a lot of time searching the web and my recipe books hunting for new recipes and ideas for what to cook every week. Then, Pinterest came along and made meal planning much easier for me. Every weekend I look over what I have pinned the prior week and decide what I would like to cook and make my grocery list from these recipes. MPM came about as a way to share what I am cooking, and to also see what others are cooking every week to hopefully get even more dinner ideas from other bloggers. If you don't pin your recipes feel free to just share what you are cooking.

Monday - Breakfast

Tuesday - Chicken Nuggets & Fries

Wednesday - Moroccan Chicken with Almonds Apricots & Cauliflower Couscous

Thursday - leftovers


Friday - Game Day Sweet & Sour Meatballs

Saturday - leftovers with a veg side

Sunday - Sticky Orange Sunflower Chicken with Sesame Broccoli


Thursday, March 09, 2017

Girl Scout Cookies Anonymous

Anyone else suffering from the cookie shipment? 


I let Harrison have 3 the other day and he had an emotional breakdown when he was cut off. Everyday after he gets home he's wanted me to sit him on the counter so he could snag a cookie. Tagalongs to be exact. 


This my friends was the last 3 cookies. 

Between him and his father they ate the box in 3 days. 

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Campfire Hawaiian Roll Sandwiches

This past week we went camping. 

With camping comes food. So I took my favorite sandwich and threw it on the fire. The end. 

Campfire Hawaiian Roll Sandwiches via @labride

This was super easy to prep ahead and not have to fumble with food at the campsite, especially with the wind and raccoon situation we had happening. 

I even threw the wrapped sandwiches back into the bag and tossed the whole thing in the cooler. 

Campfire Hawaiian Roll Sandwiches via @labride

Then we left them on the grill until the cheese was melted and ate them with chips.

However, the rouge raccoon situation caused me to not take a pic of them and instead I had to wait until we ate the leftover for lunch so you'd be able to see it.

Campfire Hawaiian Roll Sandwiches via @labride

Campfire Hawaiian Roll Sandwiches


Ingredients:
1 8 pack of Sara Lee Hawaiian Roll Buns
1 lb sliced deli ham
8 slices of provolone cheese
Mayo
1/2 stick of butter
1 tsp Poppy seeds
2 heaping tsp Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/2 tbsp brown sugar
Non stick tin foil

Directions:
Lay out 8 pieces of non stick foil and place one bun on each, opening up each bun. Smear one side of each sandwich with mayo. Top with cheese and a few slices of ham. Place top of bun back onto sandwich. In the microwave, melt the butter and stir in the Poppy seeds, Dijon, onion powder, and brown sugar. Evenly distribute the butter sauce over each of the buns. Wrap up and cook on the fire for about 15 minutes. Or in the oven at 375 for 15 minutes.

Campfire Hawaiian Roll Sandwiches via @labride


Sunday, March 05, 2017

Meal Pinning Monday

Another week. Another meal plan. 

Last week was actually meal plan-less. You heard that right, I didn't meal plan or prep. We were on the road far too much to even do it, so I played meals by ear. 

[What is Meal Pinning Monday?]
MPM is how I meal plan for our little family. I once spent a lot of time searching the web and my recipe books hunting for new recipes and ideas for what to cook every week. Then, Pinterest came along and made meal planning much easier for me. Every weekend I look over what I have pinned the prior week and decide what I would like to cook and make my grocery list from these recipes. MPM came about as a way to share what I am cooking, and to also see what others are cooking every week to hopefully get even more dinner ideas from other bloggers. If you don't pin your recipes feel free to just share what you are cooking.

Monday - Breakfast

Tuesday - Lemon Butter Chicken

Wednesday - Balsamic Roast with Carrots from the garden & Potatoes

Thursday - leftovers

Friday - Take Out

Saturday - Tamales

Sunday - Chicken with Potatoes & Pea

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Blow Your Noise Maker

Yesterday evening we had two of our neighbors over for cake after dinner. Granted it's two of the kids favorite neighbors.

He has a penchent for yelling Jackie and adores her "pup pups" and will waste no time darting across the road to see Naomi to play with her son's sports equipment. I've even seen him walk up to Naomi's husband and shake his hand, who knows where that came from but it's hilarious to see a toddler wander around shaking hands with grown men.


My ever festive friend and neighbor Jackie came bearing noise makers, balloons, and basically continued her tour as so much more fun than Mama. He knows where the fun is and who is the strict one, there's no denying that.


I wouldn't call Harrison skilled at a noise maker. He eventually quit shaking them and stuck it in his mouth. With his two year old inability to blow worth a dern he took to humming loudly or squealing with it in his mouth.


Between the balloon and the noise makers I'd say he enjoyed himself. I'm not entirely sure he has developed a concept of birthday, but noise and attention definitely suited him. 


To top it all off I managed a Pioneer Woman Ice Cream Cake in an attempt to avoid driving to the Dairy Queen and it got high marks of approval. Granted nothing beats the little beaded cookie goodness in between the layers of an actual ice cream cake. 

Nothing also beats the goodness of not having to clean up your counters after attempting to put together a cake after letting the ice cream melt 2 minutes longer than it should have. Dang 80 degree February. 

I also completely realize my child is essentially sans outfit. I'd much rather not remove chocolate sauce from a shirt, especially if it were some special shirt with birthday wishes on it. But I'm not exactly that mom who thinks ahead and buys such things, so all I removed was a jumper and white shirt. 

Now for the good part. 

He literally yelled "Yay!" the entire time the candles were lit and everyone was singing to him. 


Proof that "stuff" and Pinterest parties aren't needed. He was ecstatic over a few people and 10 dollars worth of ice cream and pound cake. 

Although I wish that dang camera would have focused right in the 30 seconds I had to try to get a picture of this. Who wants to focus on the cake? Not me, not me people. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

That Time the Baby Turned 2

I don't know what kind of voodoo was put on us, but I was pregnant something like a week ago and then BAM I have a 2 year old.

Really though, how does time pass by so fast?

Since today was little dudes birthday, and since his G (oldest grandchild turned Gigi into G, I'm working on getting it back to Gigi... said GG) got us zoo passes for our birthdays we went to the zoo. Our neighbors even went with us.

The picture below is even from today, and if you know me you know it's insane that I even got this picture up the same day. Heck it's a Christmas miracle that this post didn't go up tomorrow.


While we're at it let's do an old fashioned monthly update post so I can remember this mess a few years from now. 

Weight: something like 28lbs 

Length/Height: oh gosh who knows, he's not the 90th percentile though I can tell you that much. 


Eyes: Hazel


Hair: Brown with a little red tint in the sun


Clothes: 24 months to 2T and even 3T pajamas

Diapers: size 5

Likes: peanut butter, yogurt, Cherrios, bananas, wraps, and his favorite word ever... King Cake


Dislikes: anything I think he would like at the moment & transitions. Such as going to take a bath... then getting out of the bath. 

Eating: Whatever suits his fancy these days. The toddler food ideals are trying to creep in. 

Sleeping: all night!!!


Milestones: Starting to talk more. He only says what really matters to him, like king cake. He says a few animals and sounds. Right now "no" is the favorite and he likes to say "yaaas" when you say no. Funniest right now is definitely cow, said "chow."

If I had to describe our 24th month in one word, it would be: hilarious, he has a sense of humor and uses it

Mommy notes: The child is obsessed with socks, he would prefer to be naked but would like to have socks on.  Harrison also loves Sesame Street & Clifford. 


Now, because I can. Here's the comparison photo for the day he was born, 1 year, and two years today. 

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