Tuesday, September 29, 2009
In other news, my friend Maryn had her baby girl Abigail Violet last night at 8:15PM west coast time. She is a tiny little thing at 5 lbs 12 oz. Mommy, Daddy, & Baby are doing great and are ever so full of joy. Thanks for all the prayers for this special family. WE LOVE YOU GOOD FAMILY!
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Bailey & David found LOTS of fun sticks to play with
It never ceases to amaze me, the mind of my little boy :)
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
"From this ole world we'll flee, to live eternally. Oh my Lord what a time! Mmm Hmm"
I honestly don't know where he learned this one, but he knows almost all the words to Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star too.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
David showing his "backpack"
Here he's saying, "I need to go to school." As you can see he still has poptart on his face from breakfast. :)
David waiting for the school bus
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Friedlein Family all set and ready to go!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
"Are they ready yet Mommy?"
Ready for the bike ride home.
David ready for Jane's party
Waiting ever so patiently for the delicious cake.
Seriously the coolest cake ever-it was rainbow!
So what does this all mean to me? Will I get up before the sun every day? I don't know, but I pray that with the joy I have found today I will better appreciate the time I have on this earth, even if it means I'm a tiny bit more tired in the mornings. : ) God Bless!
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Chicken Noodle Soup:
3 skinless boneless chicken breasts
4 celery, chopped
4-6 carrots, chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped
1 whole onion, chopped
chicken broth (at least one can)
Boil chicken in large pot until fully cooked. Remove chicken and allow to cool enough to shred with your fingers. KEEP the water used to boil the chicken and add all the vegetables & the chicken broth. You can add more or less veggies, whatever you like. Add about a cup or 2 of water to be sure that the veggies are completely covered. Let boil until cooked. Add chicken, noodles, and salt, pepper, & thyme to taste. You may need to add more water and/or chicken broth to be sure you have enough liquid. Boil until noodles are fully cooked. Continue added spices to taste. When you think it's just right then it is time to eat!
Chicken Corn Chowder:
(This is a favorite of Jim's, it is the only Campbell's soup we buy, but when I found a recipe for it, we thought we'd give it a try. So this recipe has been borrowed and adjusted to meet the requests of our family (adapted from the 2007 VMGR-252 Family Cook Book).
1 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 potato, peeled & chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
2 celery sticks, chopped
2 T. veg oil
1 T butter
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup water
1 can whole kernel corn
1 large chicken breast, cooked, & cubed
1tsp dried sage
salt & pepper to taste
grated cheddar cheese to top (optional)
1 cup milk
Heat oil & butter in stock pot. Add onion, garlic, potato, bell pepper, & celery. Heat until sizzling. Cover & cook about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. Add chicken broth & water. Salt & pepper to taste. Bring to a boil. Reduce & simmer about 15 minutes until veggies are tender. Add milk, cooked chicken, corn, & sage. Summer uncovered for 5 minutes.
Top with cheddar cheese if so desired & enjoy!
(This is my personal favorite, I found this recipe in a magazine at a doctor's office and took it home to try.)
1lb ground beef
1 cup chopped onion (more or less)
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 cans light red kidney beans, rinsed & drained
1 can black beans, rinsed & drained
1 can diced tomatoes & green chilies, UNdrained (I use mild Rotel)
1 can beef broth
2 cups frozen yellow & white whole kernel corn
1 envelope taco seasoning mix (any brand will do)
1/4 tsp salt (I don't measure these things)
1/4 tsp pepper (I don't' measure this either)
2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
fresh cilantro (all these are optional, but delicious)
Brown ground beef, onion, & garlic, drain (optional, I do not drain it because I buy the 96% lean and I think the little bit of grease adds delicious flavor).
Stir in beans, Rotel, broth, corn, seasoning, salt, pepper, & cilantro. Cover and simmer for approx. 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
Serve in bowls topped with a dollop of sour cream, cheese, & cilantro if desired.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Today I am making my very first batch of homemade chicken noodle soup. I want to take pictures so you all can see. (I love looking at Keri's food pictures!) My only problem with cooking is that I don't always follow a recipe, nor do I measure things. This can be good, but also is very difficult to duplicate if I really like the way it turns out. We shall see how this one turns out. Jim will be the true taste tester. :)
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Daddy had to stay a little late at school tonight so David & I started dinner without him, but while we were eating Jim called to say he was on his way home. David insisted that he had to talk to his Daddy. Here is how some of the conversation went :)
Monday, September 7, 2009
Who needs a fork when you are a chopstick professional? Ok, so maybe we could go to Japan one day :) Well maybe we won't go that far. :) Jim & I also had some sushi which was excellent. David wanted to try some, but we opted out of that one. He also wanted to try "the green stuff," but Mommy & Daddy said not this time :)
Friday, September 4, 2009
"Take two steps and then turn around & shoot!"
"Got you Daddy!"Now it is Mommy vs Daddy.
Yes, David took this picture. Nice job buddy!