Sunday, March 29, 2009

More Recipies

Here are a couple more recipies I found, I have a few more that I will send when I get home. Keep them coming everyone!!

Katy's Mexi Tater Taco Casserole
2 pounds ground beef
¼ cup chopped onion
1 envelope taco seasoning
2/3 cup water
1 can whole kernel corn (drained)
1 can condensed fiesta nacho cheese soup (undiluted)
1 pkg. frozen tater tots
Brown beef and onion, stir in taco seasoning and water. Simmer uncovered 5 minutes add corn and soup, mix well.
Transfer into a greased 9x13 baking dish. Arrange tater tots over the top. (I add grated cheese to the top too) Bake uncovered at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until potatoes are crispy and golden brown!

Katy's Taco Soup
1 lb hamburger
1 large onion diced
1 pkg. taco seasoning
1 can dark kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
1 can whole kernal corn (drained and rinsed)
1 can tomato sauce
2 cans diced unseasoned tomatoes
1 can green beans
1 can beef or chicken broth
Brown meat and onion, add taco seasoning
Just pour all the other ingredients together and simmer for at least 1 ½ hours or longer. I usually put it in the crock pot and let it cook on low all day 6-8 hours.

Mia's Reeces Brownies
Box of Brownie Mix
2 additional eggs than what is called for in recipie
Reeces Peanut Butter Cups
Tin cupcake wrappers

Make Brownies according to directions on box, and add 2 additional eggs
Pour mixture into tin cupcake wrappers
Take wrapper off of Reeces and press into middle of each brownie
Bake according to package directions


Here are more recipies, sorry it took me so long to post them, as I am finding out it is kind of hard to do anything with a toddler running around. I have a bunch more that I will post soon, just click on the recipies tab on the left and it will pull up every recipie that I have posted. Keep the recipies coming!! Jeramy is loving all of the new meals I have been making!!

Katy's Clam Chowder
3 Cans of Snows ready to eat clam chowder
3 Cans of diced potatoes
2 Cans of Snows chopped clams
1 Can of Corn
1 Qt of Whipping Cream
Cooked Bacon
Optional: 1 cup of shredded cheese
if the soup is too soupy I add powdered potatoes
Either cook in crockpot or on stove until hot

Korina's Pork Chops
Get boneless pork chops (or chicken works too)
Dip them in egg
Spray the clear pan with Pam
Season to your liking
Sprinkle crushed up cornflakes and Johnny's seasoning over it
Put in oven at 350 for 1 hour

Heidi Andrew's Taco Chili
1 pound of hamburger
1 pkg. of taco seasoning
1 can dark kidney bean; drained
1 can tomato sauce
2 cans diced tomatoesonion; choppedgarlic to tastered and green peppers; chopped but optional (any amt you choose to your liking)
DIRECTIONS:1. Brown hamburger, onions,garlic and peppers.
2. Add rest of ingredients
3. simmer for about 1 1/2 Breakfast CasserolePut in pan (9x13) in the following order:8 slices bread (without crusts) cubed12 oz. mild shredded cheddar cheese1 lb. cooked sausage or ham (I prefer ham,but depends on your ownlikes)Mix and Pour over above:2 1/2 cups milk4 eggs3/4 tsp. prepared mustard1 tsp saltRefrigerate overnight (can do early morn and make at nite too)The next am:Mix enough milk into can of cream of mushroom soup until smooth.Pour over casserole and cook at 325 degrees for 1 hour or until done.

Heidi Andrew's Potato Casserole
1 (2 lb) bag hashed brown potatoes
2 cans cream of potato soup (i sometimes use cream of celery too)
1 (8 oz) container sour cream
1 (8 oz) pkg. grated sharp cheese
1/2 tsp. garlic
combine potatoes, soup, sour cream, cheese and garlic salt. Pour into greased casserole dish. Dot with margerine. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese, if desired. Bake, uncovered at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until done.

Heidi Andrew's Baked spaghetti
3/4 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup chopped green pepper
1 T butter1 (28 oz) can tomatoes, cut up
1 (4oz) can sliced mushrooms (if you like them)
1 (2 1/4 oz) can sliced ripe olives
1 lb. ground beef, browned and drained
1 (16 oz) jar Prego spaghetti sauce
16 oz spaghetti, cooked
8 oz shredded cheddar cheese
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
Saute onion and green pepper in butter until tender. Add next 6 ingredients and simmer for 15 minutes. Place half of spaghetti in greased 13x9x2 inch baking dish. Top with half sauce mix and half cheese. Repeat layers. Mix soup and water. Pour over casserole. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes.

Heidi Andrew's Chili Cheese Dog Pot Pie
2 cups biscuit baking mix
2/3 cup water
3 cups chili with beans
1/2 pound hot dogs, sliced
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350.
In a medium bowl, mix together the baking mix and water to form a smooth dough. Set side.Spread half of the chili into the 1 1/2 quart casserole dish. Make a layer of the hot dogs over the chili. Cover the hot dog layer with cheese, then top with the rest of the chili. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the biscuit dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Lay the dough over the contents of the dish, and poke a few slits to vent steam.Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the top crust is golden.

Heidi Andrew's Double Orange Cookies
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sour cream
2 eggs
1 can (6 oz) orange juice concentrate, thawed, divided
4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbls grated orange peel(frosting)
1 pkg. (3oz) cream cheese, softened
1 Tbls butter, softened
2 cups confectioners sugar
1 Tbls grated orange peel
1 Tbls reserved orange juice concentrate
2 Tbls milk
Directions:in large mixing bowl, cream sugar and butter until fluffy. Add sour cream and eggs. Beat until well blended. Reserve 1 Tbls. orange juice concentrate for frosting.Add the remaining concentrate with combined dry ingredients to the creamed mixture; mix well.Stir in orange peel. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes or until edges just begin to brown.Remove from cookie sheet and allow to cool on wire rack before frostingFor frosting, combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl and beat until smooth. Spread a small amount over each cookie.

Heidi Center-Howden's Spaghetti Pie
1 jar spag. sauce
1 pkg. spag. noodles
1 egg
parmesean cheese
cottage cheese
shredded cheese

Boil the noodles, drain and set aside. Make your sauce, set aside. Mix the noodles with one egg and some parmesean cheese. Press noodles into bottom of baking dish nice and tight. Top noodles with a layer of cottage cheese, top cottage cheese with spag. sauce, top that with shredded cheese.

Angie's Pasta Bake
3 chicken breasts cooked and diced (I usually just boil them)
1 jar of Spaghetti sauce
1 jar Alfredo sauce
1 box of Penne, Rigatoni, Mostaccioli or any large shell noodles cooked (My favorite is Rigatoni)Shredded Mozzarella cheese (approx. 2 cups, enough to cover top of casserole)
Mix Chicken, sauces and noodles together and put in a 9x13 casserole dish. Put cheese on top. Bake at 350 for about 30 - 45 minutes.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Twilight the Movie

So I know the movie is never as good as the book, but I was slightly disappointed with the movie. Also, I don't see what the big hype on how cute Edward is...I think he is not appealing at all, and if he didn't have such good lines ("do you know how long I've waited for you", "You are my life now") I wouldn't be drawn to him at all. Don't get me wrong I have already watched it like 18 times, but I found myself explaing to Jeramy some of the stuff that they left unclear had you not read the book. Like for example why his eye color changes, that he can read everyone's mind except Bella's (though this is revealed later) That him and Carlile can communicate without talking (the scene where they are at the police station talking about the animal attacks). And it just seemed like it all of the sudden jumped to the chase with James. None of the other vampires really had much dialoge. I am trying to remember what Rosalie's power is (other than being a #$%!!). I am not really looking forward to the next movie because Edward is gone in so much of it. Plus I read that they are going to have Dakota Fanning play Jane in he upcoming movie....I think that is a horrible choice and not who I envisioned at all.

Well enough movie talk. Jeramy and I decided that it is now official...Sage is walking! At 14 months she toddles all over the place, but still crawls 80% of the time because she can get there faster. It looks funny because she is so small it doesn't seem like she should be able to walk. She is still sleeping in bed with us which is driving me nuts. She gets about 90 percent our king size bed, while Jeramy gets 8% and I am lucky if I get 2% of the bed, which could explain my sleepless nights. I know I know we need to get her out of or bed, but Jeramy isn't ready yet. Plus none of us sleep when we try and put her in her own bed. We took her to Skateland for Jeramy's good friends funeral and Jeramy pushed her around in her stroller and she loved it!!! You can't see it very well because it was on my cell phone, but it is the only video I have ever been able to post.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Korean Dress and Sage's Birthday

These are pictures from her 1st birthday that our photographer Steve took. I thought I already loaded some of them but was having some troubles, so here they are. She is wearing the same dress that I wore when I was my age. The other dresses are my cousin Hettie's and my mom's sister's. It was really neat for Sage to take part in her heritage. We also did all of the other customary 1st birthday things too. She picked the money (she will be rich) and the pens (she will be smart) Lucky us! Uncle Sagagee and Hettie were gracious enough to let us use their house and it was a huge hit. Thank you again to everyone who helped us celebrate our miracle baby. She is sure loved by so many people! And spoiled too. Now on to planning for her 2nd birthday bash! I think I might skip this December and throw a 1/2 birthday in July sometime so we can seperate Christmas and her birthday more, and we can do something outside and BBQ

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Kate Plus 8

So I have been an avid fan of this show until recently. I have been reading in several trustworthy tabloid magazines (lol) that they are talking about getting a divorce. Can you imagine the child support the man would have to pay...geesh. My issue with the show now is that it has strayed so far from the original version of their daily lives and how they managed. Now it is oh we are going to Hawaii, Utah, Colorado and buying a 1.3 million dollar house. I read her book and in it it did talk about all of the trials and tribulations in the biggining and how Jon kept losing jobs etc. But now I think they are profitting too much off their kids. I mean poor Collin when he is in highschool and his friends will see re-runs of the show of him sitting on the toilet. Then you have people like the Octo-Mom who I am sure loves her kids, but is already getting money deals and she would have to to support all of those children. It just seems like today's society is feeding into this massive family facination, where these poor kids are just victims who will eventually hate all of the crap that was aired on national television. But what are you going to do, the media is doing exactly what is expected...buying into it to sell just have to kind of feel sorry for the poor kids in all of this drama. And by the way I don't blame Jon for wanting to leave Kate although she has gotten much better, but I think he loves his kids too much and he is such an awesome Daddy. We'll see

On the only child front, Sage weighed in at 18 pounds 8 ounces, I think she is coming up fast behind Eli.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Another Easy Dinner

So I thought of another family favorite recipie to share with you, although I am sure some of you already know it.

Fettucini Alfredo with Broccoli and Chicken
Brown boneless skinless chicken breasts into bite size pieces with lots of garlic
Pan fry stir fried broccoli or steam
Set aside
Add one of the big cans of cream of mushroom soup and a half a can of milk into a crock pot ( or regualar stove pot if you want)
Add a whole bag of the small itallian cheese you can buy at the store, it has all the itallian cheeses
Stir together
Add more milk if it is too thick
Put lots of crushed garlic and pepper to taste
Add your chicken and broccoli
Serve over your favorite noodles, we use farfalle

Curry Chicken
Brown bownless skinless chicken breasts into bite size pieces with lots of garlic
Pan fry stir fried broccoli and vegitables
Set aside
Use Golden Curry and use half of the small package (there are usually 2 packages in a pack so use 2 squares of the square of 4)
In the wok on heat stir curry until it starts to melt and add water until you get the consistancy that you want.
Add the chicken and stir fried vegitable and serve over steamed rice.
You can add any vegitables you want, water chesnuts, carrots, snow peas, onion, celary. We usually just use brocolli since it is our favorite.

Don't forget to send me some, I KNOW you guys have some easy recipies that even I could follow. Katy's rocked! She will have to post them. Jermay is loving all of the new recipies, since I feel like I am constantly making the same thing. I've been looking everywhere for the pepper jack cheese soup that I used in my taco spaghetti but haven't been able to find it anywhere, so if anyone finds it somewhere, let me know so I can go buy a bunch!!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Good Easy Dinners Ideas Please

So while over in Prosser, Katy shared with me some really easy recipies and I have been making them all week. Mexican Tator Tot Casserole, Clam Chowder, Taco Soup. I am a big fan of the "cheater" meals where things are "semi-homemade" I love that new magazine. I like to be able to dump cans of whatever, so I thought I would share some of my easiest recipies in the hopes that anyone else that has an easy meal will share some too. I feel like I am constantly making the same things over and over, so I was excited to get Katy's recipies to mix it up a bit and it was a big hit. Here are my top picks.

Mia's Easy Enchiladas
Buy Beef and Bean Burritos (microwave for like 5 minutes in a glass pan to cook)
Smother refried beans over the top (jalepenos if you like it hot)
Pour red enchilada sauce over the top
Top with shredded colby cheese and black olives
Put in oven until cheese is melted

Mia's Pot Roast
Braise the pot roast with lots of garlic
In large crock pot put one of the big cans of cream of mushroom soup
Add half a can of water
Add a packet of onion soup mix
Cook on low for 8-10 hours
You could add potatoes, carrots, etc. But the soup makes a gravy when it is all done that is yummy.

Mia's Taco Spaghetti
Boil a package of spaghetti noodles
Brown ground beef
Add packet of taco seasoning and 1 cup of water
Add a small can of tomato sauce
Add a can of Rotel (diced tomatoes and chilli peppers)
Add a can of drained corn
Add a can of drained sliced black olives
Add a can of Campbells Southwestern Pepper Jack cheese soup
Add the spaghetti and the meat mixture in a casserole pan
Top with cheese (I use a mixture of colby and pepper jack cheese)
Put in oven at 350 until cheese is melted
You can top with shredded lettuce and tomatoes

Mia's Potato Soup
2 Jars of Safeway brand Potato Soup from the deli
1 can of diced potatoes
1 can cream of potato soup
1/2 cup of milk
cooked bacon cut into small pieces
colby jack cheese added at the end.
I cook on stove until it is heated up.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Father Daughter Dance

This last weekend we drove over to Prosser to go to the Father Daughter Dance with Mike, Danny, Chad and all of the girls! While Sage was probably a little bit to young this year, we all had fun hanging out together. Especially me with the mom's because I didn't have a baby that night. Jeramy is so great, he took care of a whiney baby at the dance and most of the weekend so I could spend time with my family. I had so much fun with everyone! I can't remember the last time that we ALL hung out. One of my favorite things about going over there is playing games wether it is monopoly or in this case Buzz, even though Danny won every time! Sage definately needs to be around kids here all of the time because anytime someone would scream or cry so would But she did say "Cat" when the cat came into the room that surprised Jeramy and I both. I came home and made Katy's Tator Tot Casserol yesterday and made her clam chowder today and they are both yummy!
On the way there, of course we stopped at the feeding station to look at all of the elk. Sage, and of course Jeramy loved it!