I had my birthday a week ago! It was so much fun! We got up and we all went to Jensen Nature Park to feed the ducks. It was pretty fun! Then we went over to my mothers house because I had mail for her, and she kept the baby for a nap and sent Jon and I to Olive Garden for lunch. It was so good, I even had a dessert! Then we went and picked up little boy and Timy helped Jon with some school stuff, and then we went home and I got a nap; which was wonderful! Then Jon's mum had stopped by so we chatted with her and then we went to Bowmans and got these "dinner plate" sized doughnuts while Jon mocked me the whole time. We also got some toddler toothpaste because Liam's teeth are starting to come in, so I'm trying to make sure that we do well in training him to brush his teeth. Afterwhich we got some ice cream from Baskin Robbins and we watched Star Trek together when the baby fell asleep. It was pretty uneventful, but it was so much fun to be with my little family.
|Liam feeding the ducks! It was so funny because we gave him bread that was really old to throw to them, and he tried to eat it. So we had to take that away pretty fast. But we got some cute pictures!|
Speaking of Liam's teeth coming in; it was time for my six month checkup and so when I called to make the appointment I made a mini appointment for Liam for them to just check and make sure everything is good. Liam loves brushing his teeth, but I'm pretty sure it's because his toothpaste tastes yummy. He has four good little chompers and he sure uses them! Tonight after dinner, he was taking little bites of his mini Nilla Wafers, it was the cutest thing ever!
Yesterday, Jon and I went to Lagoon, I haven't been since I was fifteen when Jaron and I both had season passes and we went pretty much everyday! So on the drive there I felt like a giddy little school girl.... that feeling soon passed as I realized that I am not quite that young anymore. Jon and I went on The Terror Ride first as per tradition from Jaron's and my days at Lagoon, and then we went on almost every ride after that! It was so much fun, and I had a blast!
I feel like a slacker, I haven't worked on Personal Progress at all this week, but I've been busy. But I have made dinner every other night! And that has been quite yummy. The recipes I've made this past week have been:
2 cans red kidney beans
1 can black beans
1 can white beans
1 can pinto beans
1 can tomato soup
1 can Italian Style diced tomatoes
Brown the hamburger with salt and pepper and onions, drain. Mix in the beans, tomato soup and tomatoes. Let simmer, stirring occasionally.
1 Box of any type of Pasta
1 can Marinara Sauce (any type)
1 jar Alfredo Sauce
1 pkg of Mozzarella Cheese
Make noodles according to package. In a 13x9 pan put a small layer of marinara, put half of the noodles on top then drizzle marinara and alfredo sauce and add a layer of cheese. Put the rest of the noodles on top of that then finish the marinara and alfredo sauce and add another layer of cheese. Cover and bake for 30 minutes on 375 degrees. Serve with French Bread!
Macaroni and Cheese
1pkg any type of pasta
1/4 c butter
1/4 c flour
2 c milk
2 c shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 c parmesan cheese
Cook pasta and then drain. While doing that make the rue with your butter and flour over medium heat until the mixture is bubbly, add the milk and then wait for it to thicken (this takes awhile, so don't be concerned). Then add the cheese and it'll thicken up. Once it has pour it over the pasta and stir to get it covered, then transfer the pasta to an 8x8 greased baking dish. Pour bread crumbs/parmesan cheese over the top and bake for 20-30 minutes in 350 degrees.
Tater Tot Casserole
1 bag frozen tater tots
1 lb hamburger
1/2 bag frozen green beans
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 pkg of cheddar cheese
Brown hamburger with salt/pepper and onions for flavor, drain. Boil frozen green beans and drain. Put tater tots in 13x9 pan and bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes while mixing everything. Mix together the hamburger, green beans, and cream of chicken soup together on medium heat. Spread over tater tots and put cheese on top. Bake at 400 degrees for an additional 10 minutes.
So those are the recipes I've done this week. And they have turned out pretty good. Also, I don't follow recipes very well. I get the main idea and then I just make stuff up, I add things in that I think will taste good. So if you make something, don't be afraid to add things in. But I'm also lucky because Jon is so not picky!
Anyway, that's about it for now! Life is good. We are having a blast!!