Monday, July 30, 2012

Recipe/Review: Forgotten Chicken!

There has been a lot of easy chicken recipes floating around Pinterest lately, which to me is VERY appealing. The girls love chicken and I LOVE easy meals! So here is the first one of the two I am trying out this week:

These are the 5 simple ingredients need; Chicken, Cream of Chicken soup, Cream of Celery (I used Onion since I really can't stomach celery), Lipton Onion Soup packet, and 2 cups of Minute Rice.
Mix the two cans of soup together, 2 cups of rice, and one can full of water.
Pour in buttered casserole dish.
Top with chicken and onion soup packet.
Cover with tin foil (she stressed this was very important). I then chose the shorter baking time (350 for 1-1.5 hours). The only reason I chose that is because the oven I am using only goes as low as 325. I would of liked to do it at the lower temp for longer, I think it makes for juicer chicken and I would of been able to put it right in the oven instead of having it in the fridge waiting for the right time to put it in.
Okay, so this is what it looked like cooked, really not the most appealing looking meal but hey as long as it taste yummy who cares? Well it did taste yummy! Not the "stop in your tracks amazing type of yummy" but the "this is really good for how easy it was type of yummy". Addi devoured it like it was a gourmet meal. Aubrey wasn't as thrilled because she is my pasta lover. Will I make this again. Heck YES! It was just so easy and there are tons of leftovers for Little Miss Addison to enjoy all week!

The other chicken meal I will be attempting this week is (not sure if it has a name). I will NOT be using canned green beans, I am not a fan of canned veggies, so hopefully either frozen or fresh will do! Next week I think I will be attempting to do two more meals from Pinterest, the one I know I will do for sure is (The World's Best Chicken). I am really excited about this one because I have all the ingredients on hand already, which means NO COST!! Can't beat that, right? Have any of you tried any easy recipes lately that are worth making? If so send them my way! :)

Great Weekend and Day!

This past weekend was so wonderful, it was just the pick me up I needed! Emily and Daniel stayed with us and we played games, had a small BBQ with some great people, watched all the kids thoroughly enjoy each others company, talked and talked and talked, and spent the day and night relaxing in the pool! Pretty much did all of my favorite things to do; Eat, play, talk, and relax! Did I mention it was wonderful?!

Today has really just been a continuation of a great weekend, mostly I think because I have a renewed amount of energy and patience. The girls have just been so lovey and funny, I have taken lots of videos of there silliness, and pics of their cute faces and we have just played and played! They are napping now and I even prepared a new EASY Pinterest recipe (post on that later). For now here are some pics and video's from our day (wish I had gotten some from this weekend, but of course I was too busy having fun!).

 Not sure if you have noticed the nakedness of my children lately?? Have you secretly been wondering why? I am not one for having unclothed children but since staying at my parents we have less clothing available and don't get out of the house daily like we used to, so if we don't make it out my kids don't make it into clothing. I am horrible aren't I? Lol!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

What have we been up to lately?? Video/Picture update!

Projects update!!

So you all know since I am stuck home more often that I have been doing projects. Here are some of my recent ones:


 Here is some artwork Aubrey did, isn't she just the cutest artist!!

I made flowers ( to try to spice up lamp shades. I just stuck them on with tape to try to see how they might look. I am still not sure how I feel about them. I was going for a look similar to this:

Which do you like??

Here is an Elmer's glue project I did. Remember those frames I painted, well I thought they were perfect to try out the Elmer's crackle finish on!!

Well I think that's all the pics I have of projects. We have finished painting the dressers, but now I want to distress them, which I am SUPER nervous about since we just painstakingly painting a million coats of white on them. I am going to use distressing techniques from here: I love how this person shows so many different ways to go about distressing!

I have painted the large M to go on the fabric panel, just trying to figure out how to hang in to there. Thinking of maybe attaching ribbon to the top of each side of the M and then have it hang in front of the panel, or trying to super glue the heck out of it and attach it to the actual panel. Thoughts??

I haven't made much progress on the mirror project yet. Still have to paint all those suckers white, but haven't had the motivation yet. Plus I wanted to make sure they would stay on the fabric canvas, and so far it has with no issue!!

SO yep that's about it. Now onto posting video's for you all of my baby girls!