Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Every year our Christmas card is one of the most exciting things I look forward to during the holiday season!  I have created my own, used online card companies and I'm excited this year to use I've always been a huge fan of their holiday cards and love having SO MANY OPTIONS! 

While browsing their site for the perfect card, I thought I'd share some of my favorite

This so awesome -- I love the full picture and have done something like this before.  It's simple and pretty much PERFECT!  

I love the simplicity of as well!  Personalized folded cards are always one of my favorites to receive because you never know what's going to be on the inside!

  OH MY GOODNESS!  This is so perfect for me! I never can decide on one picture, so this is a great option to really show off my pictures of Princess and Wild Child!

So head on over to  and check out their AWESOME selection of Holiday cards!  You will not be disappointed!  I would love to tell you which one I chose, but that's a surprise! 

Happy Holidays, Y'all!

**I have been compensated with free cards for this revie

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Banana Split Cupcakes

So....apparently I think I'm Betty Crocker or Martha Stewart and I decided to bust out some Banana Split Cupcakes for a company dessert contest. I had my first banana split cupcake a week ago and LEMME TELL YOU - divine! I knew I wouldn't be able to recreate that particular one because it had a ganache topping and yeah, well, no. So I googled banana split cupcakes and found this recipe at ... And they are awesome!!

Ok - so here's the recipe:

1 box yellow cake mix
3 eggs
1 cup water
1 cup banana - mashed
1 cup chopped maraschino cherries
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

One tub vanilla frosting
One tub Fluff

Preheat oven to 350. Set aside 2 tbs cake mix. Mix remaining cake mix, eggs, banana and water until smooth. In separate bowl, drain and chop cherries. I laid mine out on a paper towel to absorb as much moisture as possible. Mix reserved cake mix into cherries. Add chocolate chips and slowly add to batter.

This truly makes 30 regular size cupcakes. Spoon batter into cupcake liners and bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove once fork/toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

For frosting: mix one tub vanilla frosting and one tub Fluff. I put mine in a ziplock bag and snipped off the end and piped on to the cooled cupcake. Then I topped with a maraschino cherry - with a stem!

Enjoy!! These are fantastic!

Once a Month Cooking - Freezer Meals

So I've decided (and convinced my sister) to jump on the OAMC bandwagon....I cooked about 5 meals yesterday and they are packed away in the freezer for the rest of the week. My plan is to do an all day cooking and get about 20-25 meals prepared. I work so much and don't get home until 7:00 most days - so this will make my life easier! I will post recipes soon - want to test these that I made first. OH and you can even prepare crockpot meals for OAMC....just put all your ingredients in a freezer bag and thaw the night before. Throw it all I the crockpot the next day and VOILA!

Anyone do this or have any tips you can offer??

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Menu Monday

Yeah -- I blew off the dust on my MAC and decided to get back at it.  We'll start off with Menu Monday....

Beef Tips in crock pot

Beef tips
1 pack of Lipton Onion Soup Mix
1 can of Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 cup of milk

Put all ingredients in crock pot and cook on low for 8hrs.  Can serve over rice or egg noodles (I prefer egg noodles)

Polynesian Chicken

1 lb of chicken breast
Cream of Mushroom soup
1 block of cream cheese (added about 30 min before ready to serve)

Put all ingredients in crock pot and cook on low for 8 hrs.  Best served over rice, topped with sour cream and crushed pineapple.  Trust me -- it's GOOD!

Apricot-Glazed Pork Loin

1 can chicken broth
1 jar apricot preserves
1 lg chopped onion
2 tblsp dijon mustard
4 lb boneless pork loin roast

Mix broth, preserves, onion and mustard in a slow cooker.  Add pork and turn to coat.  Cover and cook on low for 8 hrs.  I will serve with mashed potatoes and peas.


PIZZA (Cheer night!!)


Crock Pot Pork BBQ

I am cooking a recipe from one of my IRL besties, GRITS.  I can't WAIT to try this .... and I am purposely am making this on the Friday to have left overs for the weekend! 

Yes, I am using my crock pot 4 out of 5 days!  Whatever works!!  I work 8hrs a day and have a 45 min commute to/from work ... if I don't use my crock pot, we'd eat at 9:00!! 

Hope y'all can use any of these recipes!  Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

We Want to Know Wednesday

So yeah ... don't freak out ... but I'm joining in over on my bestie's blog and linking up to We Want to Know Wednesday. Here are the questions:

1.} What is the best, or worst, pick up line you have ever been given?
2.} What is your most and least favorite day of the week?
3.} How many hours of sleep do you require each night?
4.} Is there a song that takes you back in time? What is it and what memory is it attached to?
5.} What is your biggest guilty pleasure?

Best or Worst Pick up Line:

I must confess, I think the best pick up line was one that came out of my own mouth. On the very first day I met my husband, I heard him conversing with a friend about my behind - yes, my butt - and he was actually admiring it! I turned around and quickly said "Well, I AM wearing my space pants" and he looked at me, cocked his head to the side and said "Space pants?" and I smiled and said "Yeah, they make my a$$ look out of this world" ... spun around on my heel and walked to my office. (Clearly it worked)

Most Favorite Day of the Week:

Monday -- because in the words of my great friend, Clemson Jenn, it's a fresh, clean, slate. Monday could be the start of the BEST WEEK OF YOUR LIFE! Ever since I have changed my way of thinking to that ...well, it sure does change my Mondays!

Least Favorite Day of the Week:

I would say Wednesday - because in my industry, it is typically the SLOWEST day of the week - which means the day DRAGS (unless I am off work - like today!)

How many hours of sleep do I require in a night?

I can function off 4 - but I prefer at least 6.

Song that takes me back in time:

Love Shack by the B52's -- takes me back to the early 90's and one of the funnest summers I ever had w/my sister and my BFF Amber.

Guilty Pleasure:

I really have a bunch: peanut butter & apple jelly sandwiches on fresh WHITE bread, bubble baths, tortilla strips and mango salsa (from Costco), why is everything food related??

So that's it! This was fun - think I'll do it again next week!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Untie the Rope

Hi there -- me again! I really am wishing I could blog more, but darn it if life just keeps me busy-- BUT -- I was sent this email and after reading it several times and almost nearly brought to tears, realized I probably need to just put in on the blog. It's deep. It will make you think. This is an email Tyler Perry sends out and my friend is on the list. ANNNNNYWAY, here is the email - ENJOY!

So, I just finished filming a really good movie called GOOD DEEDS. It's me like you've never seen me before. It comes out in February, brace yourself. :-) There were a lot of long days on this shoot, so I wanted to take a break. I decided to do some traveling and since I still have 20 more pounds to lose before I start my next movie, ALEX CROSS, I thought I would go to the Grand Canyon and do some hiking, climbing and so on. At one point in the climbing, I was over a steep drop and was tied to a safety rope, while a buddy's safety rope was tied to me. It was my responsibility to help him up, since I was bigger and weighed more. I told him, "I'll hold on to you to help you up but if you start to pull me over with you, I'm going to untie this rope." We had a good laugh about it, but I was serious... :-)

I started thinking about that moment a few days ago. How many times are we tied to a person, people or things that are pulling us down and we won't untie the rope? For whatever reason, be it family, friends, society, or just the feeling of being obligated, trapped or that if you don't, no one else will. I have watched so many people go over a cliff with a person that they are trying to help up, it's sad. YOU MUST UNTIE THE ROPE!!! This is your life and you are wasting it being tied to someone who is destroying his or her opportunities and yours. If the person that you are trying to help does not know that they are worth being saved, how do you expect them to put any value on you saving them? You're not worth it to them. They can't get it! SO YOU NEED TO! Listen to me, untie the rope and don't lose yourself trying to hold on to someone who can't survive on your level. You hear me? Maybe they have gone as high as they can go. Just because you can survive on that level doesn't mean that everyone else can. Stop trying to help them, UNTIE THE ROPE! I know you may feel this is cruel, but what is more cruel is dying a death that's not your own. Letting your destiny go to hell because someone else pulled you there. Are you kidding me? That isn't God!

Here is what I have learned over the almost 20 years that I have been in this business. Let me tell you, I have seen and worked with some of the most talented people you can imagine and I used to wonder why they never got any higher than they are. You know, the kind of people who always seem to be at the door, but never can go in. It used to blow my mind until I got a revelation from God.For many years I was the same way, I would get close and things would fall apart. I couldn't get any traction, not in my career, not in my personal life and not in the pursuit of happiness. I just couldn't move forward. Through much prayer and self-discovery, I found out that I used to be, notice I said "USED TO BE," a self-saboteur. I would find a way to subconsciously destroy every good thing that was in my life and I didn't even know I was doing it. Most self-sabotaging people don't know that they are doing it. I don't think there is anyone sadder than a person who blames everyone else, but themselves for their situation.

The very revelation that I was causing my own problems was one of the greatest blessings God could have allowed me to see. Once I realized the behavior, I was able to change it. That is why my life is in such a great place right now. I realized that my very thoughts were keeping me from being successful at everything. "So, as a man thinketh, so is he."Many times a lot of us sabotage subconsciously because of what mamma or daddy said, traumatic childhoods or any number of things that happened growing up that made us feel that we shouldn't have or that we didn't deserve it. I'm here to tell you all, that misinformation was wrong. You do deserve it! You are worthy of it! For me, knowing that Jesus died and rose again makes me know we are all worthy. Why am I saying this? I'm just tired of people being upset with people who have realized their dreams. The only difference in someone who is living their dream and someone who can't get it to come to pass is they don't feel they deserve it. They don't feel they are worthy of it. So many of us have dreams, dreams that the world is waiting for, talents that will help heal and change nations, but we keep destroying our own successes. I know for a fact that if I had not figured this out, you wouldn't be reading this email right now. Nor would I be a happy soul.The world is waiting for your gift. Give it to yourself and you will give it to them, but first you have to UNTIE THE ROPE. Tyler

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

What I've learned ....

During the time after my father passed, I told my sister I could write a book on what NOT to say to someone who's parent has died. Thing is, I've been guilty of saying everything I heard, but when you hear it 1567 times, it just gets ... well, old.

- He's in a better place (yes, I know)
- He's not suffering anymore (yes, I know)
- Well, he's fought it for so long - you had so much time to prepare (yes ... but you are still NEVER prepared).

Our situation was so very different. Dad was given 8 weeks and he died 5 days later. Quite honestly, it was a very difficult death - the 2 days he was in hospice. His body was so used to fighting that it didn't know how NOT to fight. Seeing your Daddy, the man who would do anything for you, protect you, fight for you, encourage you, and love you -- seeing that man weighing 120something lbs (less than me and he was 6ft tall) and like clockwork, every 15 minutes, sit up and beg for help. It was heart wrenching and I honestly pray you never have to see your parent go through that and for those of you that have, I hate that we are part of that 'club'. I could go the REST of my life never seeing that again and I would give anything to erase that memory from my head, but that's life and it is what it is and it's changed me. I'm more tolerant, I guess.

I never really took things for granted, but now, if something is important to me, I make it a priority. For instance, I had a friend in town from Lousiana. The ONLY time we could get together was for breakfast on a day that I didn't have to be at work until 11:00. I got up at 5:30 in the morning and drove to meet her for breakfast because I love her and haven't seen her in 13 yrs. I don't know when I will see her again and it was important to me to see her, so it was WORTH it. We had a wonderful time and I was so thankful to be able to spend a few hours with her.

Another thing I learned is you will be SHOCKED who will be there for you and who will not be there for you. People that I would never have expected to do anything for me were doing more than I ever imagined .... and well, you know the rest. It's ok - people are busy. I get it.

I also learned that it's ok to LAUGH! OH MY GOODNESS, my brother, sister and I have bonded so incredibly more over this whole thing. When Dad was in the hospice, we made a pact "All for One, One for All" -- and if one went to Wendy's, we all went. The 3 of us didn't leave each other's side for nearly 4 days. It is something beautiful that has come out of something so devastating -- we were close before, but now we are just so. close. I can't explain it.

Now is the quiet. It's been a little over 8 weeks and last week was probably the worst so far. I miss my Dad. A lot. I was driving home Sat night and saw a shooting star and I said out loud "HEY DAD!" -- corny, I know, but I immediately thought of him.

Please don't think this post is sad -- it's really not. I'm not sad about my Dad's death. I'm sad he's gone, but I know he was in SO much pain, every day was difficult for him. I'm sad about the way he died and although I wish for just one more day with him, I wouldn't have him back for nothing -- to live another day in pain and suffering. On Easter Sunday, I celebrated knowing I would see my Dad again -- I know I have that promise.

You've made it this far and I appreciate you hanging in there! I promise not all my blog posts will be like this - actually I don't plan on blogging on my Dad's death again (for a while at least). I've got SO much to talk about, blog about, etc etc etc. Thanks for hanging in there with me!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

New Digs

SO ... I knew the first thing I needed to do if I was jumping back into blogging was get a little facelift! I contacted my IRL friend, Danielle over at Just Dandy! I gave her free reign and wanted SIMPLE.....I think she did a GREAT job and love my clean, new look!!

Hop on over and visit Just Dandy ~ you'll love what you see!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Here Comes the Sun....

What do you do when you spend the day at a gorgeous Florida beach, slather up with sunscreen - and STILL GET BURNED??! You rummage through your BFFs cabinets until you find something to take away the BURN!
Actually, first my kids came downstairs and I snatched them up because they smelled like a fresh peeled orange. OH my .... they smelled SO good (and I mean really, doesn't your child always smell good after a fresh bath ...) but anyway, I went on the search for whateveritwas they had gotten into and discovered this gem:
Seriously -- go now to your closest W@l-Mart and buy stock. This will be your summer lotion. I actually looked at Shawn in a panic and said 'WHAT IF THEY DON'T HAVE THIS IN GEORGIA?" because that would be my luck. Shawn, being the sweet person she is, offered to let me take her nearly brand new (almost now half empty because of me and my kids) bottle of lotion with me, just in case. I knew I had a few more days in Florida and was planning on making a stop at W@l-Mart anyway --- and this was on my LIST!
When I got there -- I tripped up on this lotion called Ever-Glow. It's a gradual self-tanner that SMELLS JUST LIKE THE ALOE LOTION!! AND IT WORKS!! I switched to this and would use the Aloe lotion and then layer the Ever Glow on top. Perfection.
and guess what?? $4 .... yes. $4 for each bottle of lotion.
I know, RIGHT??
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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Taking a break....

No...not from blogging! The kids and I headed to Tampa on Saturday to have a mini vacation during Spring Break. Nothing extravagant, just hanging out with friends, swimming, beach and a surprise trip to Disney {thanks to our sweet friend, Kali, the kids were so surprised and we had a GREAT time}.

We arrived Saturday, with a 'um, we're 2 hrs away ...but I know you were expecting us much later, but I was excited and we're almost there!' phone call to my BFF Shawn. The kids swam and I tried not to fall asleep standing up.

Had a great dinner Monday night w/some of my best girls - but that is a post in itself.

Today is our last 'official' day here. We are spending the day hanging out poolside w/one of my dear friends. The weather appears to be gorgeous as I see the sun peeking through the blinds!
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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Where I've been.....

So I really thought I was about to jump back in to blogging....but God had other ideas. January & February were busy. Trip to New Orleans for wedding and see my best girls, business trip to Dallas, quick trip to Tampa to visit a friend in what we were sure were her final days ....and sadly, dealing with my Father's passing. Towards the middle of February, my Dad was still not feeling well and on Feb 17th, while he was in the hospital, his oncologist gave us the news we have been dreading for 8 yrs. There are no further treatment options. We will set you up with hospice and keep you comfortable. The dr said we had anywhere from 8 days to 8 weeks. God blessed us with 5 more beautiful days with Dad until, as my Mom said at Dad's service, Jesus slipped in quietly at 2:30 pm on 2/23 and performed the miracle only He can do, and took my Dad home.

The day and a half we were in the hospice facility were clearly the best and worst of my life. I don't know that I can fully put in writing how I felt - but I know it sucked. Watching my Dad go through 'actively dying' as our nurse put it was, not going to lie, horrible and agonizing. I wouldn't trade it for anything though. My Mom is the strongest, most incredibly amazing woman I know. She never left Dad's side and my brother, sister and I would rotate in on the couch that was in Dad's room. There are so many precious and sweet memories I have from those days as well - and I'll keep them forever. Not a single day goes by that I don't think about my Dad and I miss him so much.

Dad's service was unreal. I could not believe the people that showed up! We had lots of friends and family come to spend a beautiful day with us - we actually had the service on Dad's 65th birthday! Mom, my sister, my brother and I did Dad's service. It's what he would've wanted and I know, without a doubt, he would have loved it and LOVED seeing all the people that came to honor him. We showed an awesome video slideshow and my brother pointed out in his eulogy that in every picture of Dad with his grandchildren, he has cancer. He also pointed out that Dad NEVER complained of being sick - ever.

Now is the quiet - when people quit checking on you, talking about it and get on with life. I have not grieved....well, properly. I took only the rest of the week off from work the week he died and was back at work on Monday - ready to close out the month. I am blessed with an amazing team of coworkers that help keep me occupied and great friends that make sure we stay busy. I also have an upcoming trip to Tampa to visit friends and RELAX - key word: relax and I am aiming for it to be as stress-free as possible. I have become a bit unbearable at home at times and I'm sure some time away with the kids is just what we all need!

Today marks one month since my Dad's passing. We take every day for what it is. My family is stronger than ever. I talk to my Mom It is good for both of us {I think}. I never really took things for granted, but now even the smallest things hold more signifigance.

**Edited to add: I was supposed to post this 3/23 - but couldn't quite finish it.
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Saturday, January 15, 2011

SnOMG 2011

On Sunday, Jan 9 - we got a warning that SEVERE weather was coming our way. Now, I was hoping and praying that it wasn't really coming, but well, this time the weatherman was CORRECT! It started snowing around 6:30 and didn't stop until early that morning. At one point I heard thunder and our local weatherman tweeted "Yes, you may hear thunder! It's called Thundersnow" - which I thought was pretty neat!

We woke up to this - now - my friends that read this blog that live up North. I am SURE you are rolling your eyes. Really. However, the wonderful state of GA was equipped with 8 snowplows/salt trucks.

EIGHT trucks

Population: 5 million

Yeah, do the math. Needless to say, our state was deemed a state of emergency and we were told to STAY HOME. I work in the auto industry and needless to say, we were closed as well. For 3 solid days.

Watching the news got depressing. They showed clip after clip of highways shut down, people stuck in their cars on 285, people stuck at the airport, etc. It was a disaster. We made the best of it and watched movies, cleaned the house (ha ha ha .. yeah right), got organized (again, ha ha) and pretty much ate every ounce of food we had in the house. I finally got out on Tuesday for a quick trip to the store, only to find out they were out of EVERYTHING and closing at 4:00 (it was 2:30). Didn't matter b/c I was only going to pick up my girlfriend Little Debbie and her friends Chips and Salsa. I was the ONLY woman in the entire store. My husband was in PA, but since the storm was moving that way, he was able to get out and get home by Wed morning.

So the kids have been out of school for a week and they are out on Monday MLK holiday. AWESOME! I finally made it back to work today on a reduced schedule but we are business as usual tomorrow. I couldn't be happier. This working mom LOVES being a working mom. Yes, the roads were ridiculous, and everything the weatherman said they would be. Took me over 1 1/2 hrs to go 35 miles ... but I made it safe and sound!

It is all supposed to melt tomorrow and start getting back to normal! Thank goodness and yes, I know if it ever calls for the same weather again, we'll still be just as unprepared!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Wild Child turns 6!

Dear Wild Child:

Wow -- Mommy is late, late, late! I guess we were having too much fun in the SNOW! You turned 6 on a VERY cool day - 1/11/11. We spent the day cooped up inside because the entire city of Atlanta was pretty much shut down to snOMG2011, Snowpocalypse, Snomageddon, whatever you want to call it. We were able to make funfetti cupcakes and you were perfectly fine with that.

This is my all-time favorite picture of you and Pappy -- actually, probably one of my all time favorite pictures ever.

You have adapted SO well in all the changes Mommy and Daddy have thrown at you this year. You love our new home in Georgia, but still ask about Florida, specifically Jack (who you decided is your name sake and on occasion, will ask me to call you Jack), Brody (who you think is your step-brother and have told complete strangers and your teacher that you have a step-brother named Bwody), and if we are ever going to go back and visit your friends (that would be a YES!).

In the past year, you have become an AWESOME swimmer, with not one lesson. You learned to ride a bike, you learned to write your name and all your letters, can count to 100, and can beat every level on pretty much any xBox 360 game. You LOVE video games and while we tend to get SOME slack from people for letting you play them, it doesn't matter at all to us and you continue to be a loving, tender-hearted little boy.

You care deeply for people that you know are special to our family and have no qualms letting them know. You are so sweet to all the Moms in the neighborhood and always tell them you missed them, you love them, and the occasional "DID YOU MISS ME?"

You constantly have us cracking up! I have never met a funnier little boy than you - your facial expressions alone can get anyone laughing. I love your 'speech impediment' and that you still can't say your 'r's correctly. I know it's going to correct itself one day, but don't worry, I have LOTS of video.

Speaking of video, you are quite the mover and shaker and are always willing to put on a show if we're filming! You definitely got Daddy's dance moves (and maybe a little bit of Mommy's - what can I say, we both like to dance).

Your teachers love you. You are mastering kindergarten beautifully and LOVE going to school! It amazes me how quickly you pick up things. You LOVE going to church and that pleases us so much.

I can't wait to see what the next year brings for you! Daddy and I love you more than you will ever know and are so lucky we were chosen to be YOUR parents. I hope you keep your red hair - it fits you so well .. and the freckles .. you are our own red-headed Dennis the Menace for sure!

Happy Birthday to you!! Can't wait for laser tag and bumper cars in a couple weeks! Going to be lots of fun!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Menu Monday - week of Jan 10-16

So I'm back with Menu Monday! Yay!! We are snowed in today and Wild Child is sledding on the golf course with his best friend (yes, there is a Daddy with them, I am an inside cat) and Princess is playing Barbies next door. Life is good!!

Monday: Spinach-Cheese Manicotti

8 oz shredded mozzarella
16 oz cottage cheese or ricotta cheese
10 oz frozen chopped spinach - thawed and drained
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 dried oregano, 1/4 t salt, 1/4 t pepper
8 oz package Manicotti
26 oz jar tomato basil pasta sauce

combine 1 1/2 cups mozzarella, cottage cheese, and next 5 ingredients in med bowl. Spoon about 3 T cheese mixture into each uncooked Manicotti. Pour 1/2 of sauce into 13x9 baking dish coated w/cooking spray. Arrange stuffed shells in single layer over sauce. Top w/remaining sauce. Pour 1 cup water into dish and sprinkle evenly w/remaining mozzarella. Cover tightly w/foil. Bake at 375 for one hour until tender.

****I am shredding 2 chicken breasts in the food processor and adding to spinach mix. Serving with salad and five-cheese bread****


We will be eating his favorite place: Chick-fil-A

Wednesday: Beef Burgandy (crock-pot meal)

1 3/4 top round, cubes (I bought stew meat)
1/3 cup flour, 2 minced garlic cloves
10 1/2 oz can beef broth
1/2 cup red wine, 1/2 t dried thyme
1/2 t salt and 1/4 t pepper
2 T tomato paste
16 oz frozen small onions
8 oz pkg fresh sliced mushrooms

Heat a lightly greased non-stick skillet on high heat. Add steak, sauté 2 min. Reduce heat and cook steak 5 more minutes until brown. Drain. Whisk together flour and next 7 ingredients in crock pot, stirring until smooth. Add steak, onions, and mushrooms, stirring well. Cover and cook on high for one hour and then reduce to low for 5 hrs.

Serve over egg noodles. We will eat with steamed green beans.

Thursday: Taco Soup

1 lb ground beef
2 cups water
1/2 c diced green bell paper
16 oz jar salsa
16 oz can pinto beans
15 oz tomato sauce
7 oz mexicorn, undrained
14 1/2 oz can stewed tomatoes, undrained

Brown meat in large pot and drain. Add water and remaining ingredients; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 12 min, stirring occasionally. Serve with tortilla chips and garnish with sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese.

Friday: dinner with family

Saturday: individual chicken pot pies

1 lb chicken breasts, cubed and cooked
1 1/2 cups milk, 1 cube chicken bouillon - crumbled
10 oz cream of chicken soup
3/4 of 16 oz bag frozen peas and carrots
1 can refrigerated crescent roll dough

In large saucepan, combine cooked chicken w/remaining ingredients - except crescents. Cook filling on medium heat for 10-15 min, stirring often. Add more milk if needed. Cut each rectangle of crescent roll dough in half to form 2 squares. Bake flat dough squares on sprayed sheet @ 375 for 10 min. Spoon chicken mixture into 4-6 soup bowls and top with crescent square.


Thursday, January 6, 2011

2011 - New Year / New Outlook

We rang in the new year with our new neighbors and had an absolute blast! It was a great time and Big Daddy got to show off his pop n' lock moves - a sure sign of a good time!

We spent New Year's Day using the gift cards that were burning a hole in my pocket (new Uggs for me) and returning Christmas gifts. I went with my sister and we had an absolute BLAST!

We had our dinner of ham, collared, black eyed peas and mac n' cheese. It was SO GOOD! After that, we settled in and watched 'Step Up 3' and 'Easy A' - both great movies!!

We ended the weekend playing Just Dance 2 at my sisters. Loads of fun. Seriously. I think I could play this every couple days and use this as a workout! I attached a video of my neice and my daughter playing it ... and now and then you can catch a peek of my sister! Ha!

Got lots more updates coming - kitchen is almost finished - can't wait to post what we've done!
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