Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Got Milk?

Yesterday I took Brody to the doctor for his 9 month check up. He lost some weight grew a couple of inches and has a big head. The dr. said well he's smart and long and lean! I definatley don't know where he get's the long and lean from (he doesn't look it)but we'll take credit for the smart part:) Well I was talking to the Dr. about some advice on weaning bc we'll be going on a cruise in less than one month and my mom will be watching him. So he was telling me that Brody could start drinking cow's milk. I was thinking skim milk since it would be easier to digest at first,but the Dr. said whole milk. so I bought a small bottle of whole milk for him to try bc I wasn't sure if he'd like it. Because I don't like milk at all. At dinner I put a little bit in his cup and at first he drank a big gulp and I though 'oh yea! he likes it'. then I gave him another drink and he did the gross burp gag like he wanted to barf. I though maybe he had to much food in his mouth so I tried it again. Nope he did the same burp gag and spit it out! so a little later I tried giving it to him again and he pushed it away and wouldn't open his mouth. He even waved 'bye' to it. But this morning I let him try my vanilla soy milk and....He liked it! he pulled the straw to his mouth bc he wanted more! he is his mom's son

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Family Visit

My parents and sister came into town last weekend and we had fun going to POPS, the OKC bombing memorial, Guthrie, Haefer park and just around town! Luckily we'll see them again in a month for christmas!

I was in the batroom getting something out of the cabinet when I look over and Brody got the plunger stuck it in the toilet and started "plunging" away! Don't worry our toilets are clean and I cleaned him up afterward.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Dinner Tag

My sister Tagged me to do this dinner tag and here are fasy and easy dinner recipes that I love!! I tag who ever had fast & easy good recipes too;)

FAST EASY DA BOMB Tortilla soup

1.5 lbs shredded chicken (boil chicken and save broth)
1 can (14oz) green enchilada sauce …if you like it hot get hot or not get mild
1 (4oz) can of diced green chilies
1 (15oz) can pinto beans drained
1 medium onion chopped
2 T minced garlic
2 cups water... I just use the chicken broth from when I boil my chicken
1 (15oz) can chicken broth...just use the chicken broth from when boil chicken
2 tsp of each -salt, cumin, chili powder
Pepper to taste
1 can of corn drained
Bunch of Cilantro
Garnish with cheese, sour cream, avocado
I also cut strips of corn tortilla and let it toast in the oven at 350 for like 10 mins and put it on top..mmmm

4 chicken breasts
1 can cream of chicken
1 cup milk
1 envelope of liptons garlic and herb soup mix
1 t of thyme and parsley

Cooked fettuccine or spaghetti

Cook chicken till juices run clear then mix all above ingredients and pour over chicken and let it simmer in skillet for 5-10 mins

Herbed chicken and tomatoes
1 lb of chicken diced into cubes
1 can of Italian diced tomatoes
1 envelope of liptons garlic and herb soup mix
¼ t sugar
Hot cooked pasta
Shredded parmesan cheese (optional)

Cook chicken in skillet pour tomatoes, soup mix and sugar over top, let it simmer for 10 mins and serve over pasta sprinkle with cheese

Salsa Chicken
2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 (4 ounce) can tomato sauce
1/4 cup salsa
1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon chili powder
hot sauce to taste

Place chicken breasts and tomato sauce in a medium saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil, then add the salsa, seasoning, cumin, garlic and chili powder. Let simmer for 15 minutes.
With a fork, start pulling the chicken meat apart into thin strings. Keep cooking pulled chicken meat and sauce, covered, for another 5 to 10 minutes. Add hot sauce to taste and stir together

• I like to put this over rice but you can put it in tortillas too

Shrimp Lemon Pepper Linguini
cooked linguine (spaghetti) pasta
1 tablespoon olive oil
6 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup chicken broth
¼ c lemon juice or one lemon juiced (save zest)
salt to taste
2 tsp. black pepper
1 pound fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 cup butter
3 tsp parsley
1 tsp basil
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add linguine, and cook for 9 to 13 minutes or until al dente; drain.
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat, and saute garlic about 1 minute. Mix in chicken broth, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat, and simmer until liquid is reduced by about 1/2.
Mix shrimp, butter, parsley, and basil into the saucepan. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, until shrimp is opaque. Stir in the cooked linguine, and continue cooking 2 minutes, until well coated.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I voted!

Okay everyone get out there and vote! Today was my first time ever and we were very excited!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

A day at the park

Today was a great day. We had fun this afternoon bc we decided to go to Haefer park and feed the ducks. We took Brody's stroller and went walking around the whole park which was beautiful bc you could see all the trees starting to change their colors. The temp wasn't too fallish like 79-80 degrees but still nice. After our long walk we were getting kinda hungry so Brad wanted to go to a Panda Express that they just opened bc it reminded him of his mission, and kinda reminded me of BYU, even though I was too poor to go out to eat in school, I usually went there or Cafe Rio when I first got back to Provo, bc I still had my summer money. So we walked several blocks and got lunch and a BIG drink at happy hour SONIC style.We had a little picnic at the tables there and then fed the ducks. I don't know if Brody has ever seen ducks before but He thought it was hilarious when Brad was feeding the ducks. We were all laughing bc it was soo cute to hear his belly laugh. Even the family behind us thought it was pretty funny. You'll have to listen close though bc our camera stinks.<

Brody and Brad feeding the ducks

Brad feeding the squirrels ;)

Family pic, but Brody wasn't looking. boo

Brody showcasing ALL his teeth

My Guy

Playing with sticks

Playing with more sticks

My guys posing on the trail