Pizza, one of our new pet goldfishes, died today. We'll miss you, Pizza.
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Here's another recipe idea: whole wheat treats. I wanted to make rice-krispie treats, but had no rice krispie cereal, so I mashed up some shredded wheat cereal I had that no one was eating. Not the frosted shredded wheat, just the plain kind. So now we can snack and get some fiber! They actually taste good!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
So Carson came out of preschool dressed as an indian yesterday.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I like recipes that are really easy to prepare and that taste super yummy. Who doesn't? This last week, I made Baked Ziti and Creamy Chicken Enchiladas. I took parts from a few different recipes I found online and omitted things I didn't have or didn't want to bother with. They are tried once, and they both turned out really tasty, so I thought I'd post these mish-mash recipes, so someone else could try them out.
8 oz. penne, rigatoni, or ziti pasta
3 cups of favorite marinara sauce
1 lb. italian sausage
1 1/2 cups cottage cheese
1 beaten egg
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 T. parsley flakes
Boil pasta until al dente, drain. Brown the sausage, add the marinara, set aside. Combine cottage cheese, egg, parm cheese, and flakes; mix with pasta. Layer in 8x8 pan, with half of sausage mixture first, followed by all pasta and cheese mixture, then rest of sausage. Bake 25 minutes at 350, then add mozzerella on top and cook for another 5 minutes.
Creamy Chicken Enchiladas
8 oz sour cream
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can green chilis
1 can sliced olives
1 pkg shredded cheese
1/4 cup milk
1 pkg soft taco flour tortillas
1 can chili verde or red enchilada sauce
2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
Mix chicken with sour cream, soup, milk, chilis, olives and half of the cheese. Roll mixture into tortillas and lay seam down in 13x9 pan. Pour sauce over and sprinkle with rest of cheese. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Sydney and Carson went to the Home Depot Kids Workshop together yesterday. They did a great job making trivets -- they even painted without making much of a mess. Carson was pretty proud as we used his Trivet for dinner.
It was a funny that the Home Depot, 'your project headquarters', project, was designed incorrectly -- the tile didn't fit. So we glued the tile to the top instead of it being inset.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Here's Carson with Sydney, our neighbor from just two houses down. They went trick-or-treating together (you can see Carson's bag better in this one). Carson and Sydney are really good friends; they play together all the time.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Grandpa Knight joined Carson and I at the Lowe's Safety Day. It was a lot of fun.
Shortly after we arrived, the Care-Flight helicopter landed. I don't think I've ever been that close to a helicopter as it landed -- it was pretty cool. Then we were able to talk with the Pilot and Carson sat in the pilot's seat.
We also climbed into a fire truck. To finish it off, Carson built a wooden toy fire truck.
Carson has been working on the 'Fall Reading Program' at the library. So tonight he made a Nevada themed bookmark.
We started off by walking around Legends Mall are talking about all of the Nevada themed artwork. They have some amazing displays and historical explanations. Then Carson helped design the bookmark and put Carson City on it (his favorite city right now) and Sparks. He even wrote the city names himself (with a little bit of help spelling Sparks).
It also has a dinosaur, Lake Tahoe (twice), and a snake.
Here's his masterpiece: