Thursday, May 28, 2009

Funny (Possibly inappropriate) Layne Saying

Layne loves to match things. She loves to match other people, which is why she would match Abby everyday if possible. Well, yesterday I was changing my niece's diaper and Layne came over to "check things out." When I took the wet diaper off Layne's got a huge smile on her face and said, "Look mom! Gracie's privates match mine!" I just looked at her and was thinking, "You've got to be kidding me! You see me change Abby's diapers everyday and you have never mentioned that before." She was so proud though, so I told her that she was right. Grace is a girl, so Grace's private parts are going to look like hers. She thought that was the neatest thing and was happy with that answer (thank goodness).
**Like I said in the title, it may be a little inappropriate, but I had to share. Sorry if I offended anyone.

Banana Bread Recipe

This is the best banana bread recipe that I have ever made. I got it from my mom.

1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
3 bananas mashed ***
1 tsp baking soda
1 Tbs. HOT water
2 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350
Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and mashed bananas. Dissolve baking soda and HOT water. Add to banana mixture. Add flour salt and vanilla to banana mixture. Pour into greased and floured bread pans (I either make 2 regular size pans or 4 mini loaves). Bake 35-40 minutes. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes, remove and cool on wire rack.

- *** I usually freeze the bananas when they are going bad. They thaw out great and make a great banana bread
- I usually use a pampered chef bread pan (stoneware), so it takes the bread closer to an hour to bake.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009

Freezer Recipes

A couple of weeks ago I posted freezer recipes that I had hoped to make before the baby was born. Well, with all the problems I had from my previous blog, they got erased. I think that I'll try posting them again because I have had a couple of people ask for the recipes. Currently I have 9 meals frozen and about 10 cups of chicken marinated, grilled, cut up and frozen. I make all of my dishes in an 8x8 foil lined pan, so I usually get 2 8x8 pans per recipes. Then I freeze the meal. Once it is frozen I take it out of the pan and wrap plastic wrap around the meal and place in a freezer bag. This makes is very easy because everything is labeled, it doesn't take up a lot of space, and will make easy clean up when we do eat the meal.

2x chicken spaghetti

2x stuffed shells - DONE

2x chicken enchiladas - DONE

2x Brown bag burritos - DONE

2x Breakfast hot pockets

3 lbs taco meat

3 lbs hamburger meat

26 cups of chicken, cooked and cut up ( I marinated 1/3with Italian Seasoning, 1/3 with soy sauce, veg. oil, and parsley, and 1/3 with salt, pepper, lemon pepper and olive oil) - 10 CUPS DONE

lasagna (Don't really have a recipe, just throw things together) - DONE

Pumpkin bread (use recipe from can)

Banana bread (Recipe to come)

Blueberry muffins (Recipe to come)

Whole Wheat Waffles

Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Oatmeal cookies

*picture taken from

Friday, May 15, 2009

Typical Abby...

We had another typical evening with Abby tonight. I decided to put her to bed in a disposable (we usually use cloth) because she has been waking up soaked through every morning. Well, she started crying about 30 minutes after we put her down, so Andy went in to check on her. She was jumping up and down with her pajama pants off (very typical), but quickly laid down when Andy opened the door. Then she was quiet for about another 30 minutes and then started crying, so I went in this time. She started laughing when I walked in and said, "Uh, oh." I knew something must be up. I looked down and saw that she had no diaper on. That wouldn't have been such a big deal, but she had peed all over her sheets and bumper, which I had just put new ones on right before bed! Hopefully she is now in bed for the night and is resting nicely on her clean sheets minus the bumper!

** I guess I should be happy it was just pee and not anything else. That happened with Layne when she was about Abby's age. Let's just say it wasn't pretty. I think she "painted" everything a lovely shade of brown that day... including her face and hair!

New Blog

Yes, I have a new blog, well, sort of. I had major code problems on the last blog and it was taking forever to fix the HTML stuff (I really have no idea what I am talking about), so I figured it would be easier to start a new blog than try and fix all of the junk with the old one. I am still keeping the old blog, so I can look back at past memories, but this is where all of my new posts are going to be from. I have a lot of things to share, but have absolutely no energy to write anymore. I'll write a few new posts this weekend!