Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Apple Art!

B and I decided to get crafty tonight!!  He had a blast making this cutie apple tree :)
 
Supplies:
Finger Paint
Cardstock
Paper plate
Cotton swab

 

Adding the apples...


Fall Leaf Art

It's the BEST time of the year!!!  Brody and I collected some leaves tonight, and then we decided to make a little art :)
 
Supplies:
Leaves
Cardstock
Glue

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Melting Pot Cheese Fondue

Prego sleepover in the house!!  We decided to fulfill ALL our cravings into one - and we fondued!  This was SO, SO, SO yummy!!  We ended up making another whole batch cause it was gone before we knew it!
3 servings
 
Ingredients:
4 ounces beer or 4 ounces broth (**we used beef broth since we were prego)
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
8oz sharp cheddar cheese
pepper
mustard powder
Worcestershire sauce
Dipping: Loaf French bread, apples, any fruit...
 
Start with 4 oz of base (beer, milk or broth).  Then add garlic. Add 3 shakes of mustard powder and stir.
 
Add small amount of cheddar cheese.  Mix thoroughly (using whipping motion until cheese is melted).
 
Add five turns of pepper grinder. Add three to four shakes of worcestershire sauce.  Fold in pepper & worcestershire.  Remove mixing fork.

Chocolate Caramel Fondue

Um yum!!  I don't even like chocolate and I ate a TON of this :)
 
Ingredients
1 package (14 oz.) caramels (about 50)
1 can (5 oz.) evaporated milk - (This is the LITTLE can. 5 ounce, not 12.)
½ cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels (Do not use milk chocolate. It does not melt properly in this recipe)
½ tsp. vanilla
Dipping foods: cheesecake, strawberries, raspberries, bananas, apples, etc
 
Unwrap caramels and combine with remaining ingredients. Bake at 350° for half an hour. Mix together until mostly smooth. There will be some small yummy bits of caramel that do not melt all the way. Do not worry, these are very tasty.
 
Microwave directions: Microwave on high for 3 minutes. Stir. Continue microwaving and stirring in 30 second intervals until melted.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Crock Pot Mushroom Chicken

This was the perfect bed rest recipe :)  Ross got most of it ready the night before - and all I had to do was throw it all together and press on!  It was really, really, really good!!
 
Ingredients:
4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
16oz Fresh Mushrooms of your choice
1/4 Cup Butter
.7 oz Pkg Italian Dressing Mix
10 3/4 oz. Golden Mushroom Soup
1/2 Cup Cream Cheese
2 Tablespoons Fresh (or Freeze Dried) Chives
2 Tablespoons Dried Minced Onion
1/2 Cup Sherry or Chicken Broth
Serve Over Pasta
 
Heat oil in a skillet and brown chicken on both sides.
 
Place mushrooms in 4-5 quart slow cooker and top with chicken.
 
Melt butter in a sauce pan and add remaining ingredients (except pasta).  Stir until melted then spoon over the chicken.
 
Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours.  Serve over pasta.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Little Man Baby Shower

YAY!!  It's Baby P's Little Man shower day!!!  We had to go all out for such a Manly Man :)  We can't wait to meet him - only 4 more weeks!!!
 
The invite - courtesy of Etsy! 
 
Wouldn't be a baby shower without a diaper / monthly onesie cake!

Then to keep with the theme, I made silverware/napkins into bowties :)

AND used the same format from the invite for some food labels!
Cream Cheese and Cucumber Sandwiches
Real bowtie pasta...how awesome is that?!
Some other fun labels for the food (I forgot to take pics)!:
Wet Your Whiskers - punch / water
Baby Boys Candy - fruit
Little Mister Munchies - chips
 
Mustaches for the cupcake pics

And cutie mason jars with bowties around them - and festive mustache straws!
 
Led to some GREAT pics :)

 We made up a corsage for both the MOM-to-be and GMA-to-be

And some bowtie diaper garland :) for our photo booth backdrop!

 We had everyone sign a message for the Little Man
and then took pics with fun props to put next to it!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Layered Chicken Taco Salad

We needed something uber quick tonight, and this was PERFECT!  Tasted so good - and was super fast to make (like throw it all together fast).  Another good thing to add would be avocado and beans!  Yummy!!

Serves 6 - Pinterest

Ingredients:
3 cup Romaine lettuce, chopped
3 cup fresh spinach
2 cup cooked chicken, shredded or diced
2 can (11oz each) Mexicorn, whole kernel corn with red and green peppers, drained
3 large Roma tomatoes, chopped
1 1/2 cup shredded Colby-Jack cheese
2 green onions, chopped (tops too)
1 1/2 cup southwest tortilla strips (or chips)
2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
3/4 cup salsa
3/4 cup French dressing
 
In a large glass bowl, layer half of the lettuce and spinach. Top with tomatoes, corn, chicken and remaining lettuce and spinach. Top with cheese.

In a small bowl, mix together with salsa with French dressing. Pour over top of cheese. Garnish with cilantro, green onions and tortilla strips.