Tuesday, August 31, 2010
I also had enough points (500) for a Shutterfly package that consists of 25 4 x 6, 2 5 x7 and 1 8 x 10. If you choose this reward, Pampers e-mails you the promotion code to use upon checkout at Shutterfly.com. This will give me the perfect opportunity to print out our summer memories!
It is easy to participate. Simply create an account and enter codes from Pampers products and keep your eye out for codes circulating on the Internet. I find most of my codes at Freebies for Mom and For the Mommas.Go check out their lovely blogs for other freebies, deals and coupons as well!
There's actually a new code on Freebies for Mom right now! Plus you get 50 points just for signing up.
Monday, August 30, 2010
Matty adores Mr. Buble. His voice is powerful and will immediately grab baby's attention. His songs are upbeat and energetic and will get your baby moving!
Although this is a love song for a significant other, the majority of the lyrics perfectly describes a parent/child relationship as well!
Homework though, is equally as important as the big exam. That said, I will be ordering Byron Barton's Planes board book:
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Matty is always on the go and doesn't like to be restrained for long periods of time, so I am pretty positive that there is going to be kicking and screaming. My only comfort comes in thinking that hopefully there will be a child who is slightly more miserable than my own. I will give a look to that parent that says "I feel for you deeply, but THANK YOU."
Back to the issue: I feel like it's a good idea for no reason other than it allows parents the ability to avoid evil glares from people who may be annoyed by their child. On the other hand, it aggravates me that it is even a debate. I mean, where is the "section" for miserable, cranky adults? Those types of passengers make me far more uncomfortable than any child ever has on a flight.
What do you think? Yay or nay to "families only" sections on planes?
Also, those of you who have traveled with an 18-month-old before, any advice?
Maple Garlic Chicken
4 tbsp. butter
12 chicken legs
8-10 medium potatoes (I used fingerlings and sweet)
24 garlic cloves (I only used 10)
1 large onion (I added this.)
salt and pepper
2 C chicken broth (I added this.)
1/2 C maple syrup
- In a large roasting pan, in 400 degree oven, melt butter.
- While butter is melting, cut potatoes and onions to desired size.
- Remove pan from oven.
- Add chicken and potatoes.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Turn to coat with melted butter.
- Arrange chicken skin up.
- Add chicken broth.
- Bake for 40 minutes, occasionally basting chicken and potatoes with pan juices.
- Brush chicken with maple syrup and add onions to roasting pan.
- Bake 20 minutes longer.
It turned out really well!
Monday, August 23, 2010
That said, each Monday, I will share a song with you that both mama and little one can enjoy together.
Today I chose Prince's Starfish and Coffee. Not only does this song have a fun piano driven beat that is perfect for dancing, but it has a great message about a little girl with autism. It encourages imagination and acceptance of others.
Grab your little guy or gal and go listen to Starfish and Coffee :) Let me know what you think!
"if you set your mind free baby, maybe you'd understand..."
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
1 frozen pie shell (let thaw on counter for 15 minutes)
2 cups chopped spinach
1 Tablespoon of olive oil
1 C heavy cream
1 Tablespoon of Tabasco Sauce
1 Tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
salt and pepper to taste
1 C grated Parmesan
1 C shredded mozzarella or cheddar 1/2 C of each!
10 medium cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined.
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Heat 1 Tablespoon of olive oil in pan.
- Add spinach and cook on medium heat until wilted.
- Mix together all ingredients except for shrimp.
- Pour into pie shell.
- Place shrimp into pie shell, distributing evenly.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
What did you have for dinner?
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
Here's Matty getting acquainted with Peterson.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
1 pound of 80/20 ground beef
1 C of Panko breadcrumbs
1/2 C of french fried onions (crushed)
1 T of low sodium soy sauce
1 T of dijon
1 T chopped garlic
salt and pepper
Mix thoroughly and roll into balls.
Cook in olive oil on medium heat.
I didn't get any shots of the finished product because my camera battery died. (Matty and I had a little photo shoot this afternoon, which killed it!)
They were pretty tasty for my first try!
I was going to attempt my own sauce as well, but my tomatoes had spoiled. I doctored up a jar of sauce with fresh basil and honey, but it was eh.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Now that both my big and lil guy are asleep, just wanted to vent. I've been struggling here tonight with my page design. I am clueless when it comes right down to it, so I just chose a different prepackaged blogger design until I have more time. I did download Gimp the other night, and tried editing a header in it from The Cutest Blog on the Block, but I gave up after a while. Plus, my pc has been on the slow slide lately and that doesn't help with the frustration. Any tips anyone has would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
On the upside, remember that pop-up camper? We bought it! I simply cannot emphasize enough how excited I am about this! I'm giddy just thinking about the family memories that will be made in it! Hubby has been hard at work prepping it for our first trip that will take place at the end of September. We even agreed on a name. Hubby said that since the brand is "The Viking," that we should name him Adrian, after Adrian Peterson, the best player on the Minnesota Vikings. Then I threw out that we should name him Peterson instead so that it would also be after my grandpa who passed away 8 years ago this past May. We agreed and there you have it! Meet Peterson...
*This photo was taken when Matty was about 3 weeks old. Oh my, he was (and still is, of course) such a doll. I wonder what he was pondering then?!
Monday, August 9, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Facedown in Yesterday
I am swimming and sinking,
laughing and crying,
embracing and denying.
The zodiac points to Air—
my ancestors disagree,
but Water makes sense:
my mother’s fist pound glass,
alerting the YMCA instructor.
At night, you bead on my forehead and under my arms,
soaking the bed sheets.
That summer at J & M’s in Point Pleasant,
Grandma teaches me to conquer fear
while Grandpa does
the dead man’s float
and I keep him there
although he became Earth
almost 4 years ago.
If I flow over him,
perhaps he will wake up
and I will be free of this child.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
4 cups of thinly sliced unpeeled zucchini
1 cup of chopped onions
1/2 cup of chopped parsley (fresh) or 2 tsp dried
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp sweet basil
3/4 stick light butter
2 cups shredded mozzarella
1 crescent dinner rolls (light)
Preheat Oven to 375.
Melt butter in skillet. Add zucchini and onions. Simmer on medium heat for 10-15 minutes until soft. Add parsley, pepper, salt,
oregano, garlic powder, basil and mix well in pan. Simmer for a
little while (3-4 burner settings) about 5-10 minutes while you
prepare the following:
In large bowl, beat eggs and then stir in mozzarella cheese and mix well.
In quiche or pie plate, line with crescent rolls, pressing them
together to make a crust. Lightly spread dijon mustard over the
Bake in oven 25-35 minutes until browned.
If I may say so myself, last night's dinner rocked!
What did you make for dinner last night?