Monday, February 22, 2010

Menu 2/21-2/27

Sun: Chili-hot dogs
Mon: Stuffed pork chops, green beans, homemade bread
Tues: Goat cheese chicken, mashed potatoes, corn
Wed: Tacos
Thurs:Leftover night
Fri: Friday night pizza night
Sat: More than likely out!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Cheesy Potato Soup

I'm not gonna lie, I use my blog for a recipe book for all the recipes I've made and we liked it! Throughout this pregnancy I haven't had energy but tonight I did so I made this with some homemade bread machine sweet bread! Yum!

Ingredients -
8-10 medium Red Potatoes
Water to cover potatoes
1 Green Pepper
1 large Onion
2 cloves Garlic, minced
1/2 package Bacon, cut into 1" pieces
1 cup Milk
1/3 package Velveeta, cut into 1" cubes
1 teaspoon Celery Seed
Salt and Pepper, to taste

Quarter and cut potatoes into small pieces. You can peel them or scrub and leave skin on. You may leave the skin on for red or new potatoes, and peel if using others.
Place potatoes in large pot and cover with water; add salt. Boil, covered until tender.

While potatoes are boiling, place bacon, onion, garlic, and green pepper in another large pot and sauté until bacon is cooked, green peppers are tender, and onions are clear.

Drain bacon fat, except for about 1 tablespoon. Add celery seed, salt, and ground pepper and sauté for 1 more minute.

Add sautéd ingredients to undrained boiled potatoes. Turn heat to medium.

Add Velveeta and stir soup until cheese melts. Add milk, and stirring constantly, heat until soup is hot.

Be careful not to burn it.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Thanks friends and family!

I just want to take an opportunity to thank a few friends and my mother-in-law! My friends have been wonderful during this pregnancy. My friend Melissa knitted me a baby blanket in pink and green, it's GORGEOUS!

My best friend Ashley gave me a diaper stacker that sits on the changing table! Love it!

and my Mother-in-Law made us a crib skirt, recovered the cushions on the glider and made valances and curtains!

Thank you all SO much!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Nursery Completion and 23 week picture!

Well my awesome husband has worked all weekend (with a sick wife) on getting the nursery done! Here are some pictures we took this afternoon:

Thanks to our neighbor we were able to get the rest of the furniture up! She helped move the changing table up and hubby got the rocker and toy chest moved in!

Here is my 23 week picture!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Weekly Menu

Sat: Leftovers
Sun: Chili
Mon: Pretzel Chicken with honey dijon sauce
Tues: Pork Loin, Mashed potatos, veggie
Wed: GDC-Buffalo chicken lasagna, salad, garlic bread and oreo pie for dessert
Thurs:Potato Soup
Fri: Pizza Friday

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Farmer's Casserole

One of the girls on the Bump board posted a list of recipes for make ahead freezer meals, I am trying them out! This is the first one I've tried, hope it's yummy!

Farmer's Casserole
3 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes (24 oz bag)
3/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (3-4 oz)
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese (3-4 oz)
1 cup diced ham or Canadian-style bacon
(5 oz)1 4.5 oz can mild green chiles (optional)
1/4 cup green onions, sliced
4 beaten eggs (or 1 cup frozen egg product)
1 12 oz can evaporated milk
1/4 t pepper
1/8 t salt

Cooking day instructions:

Grease a 2 quart square baking dish. Arrange potatoes evenly in bottom of dish. Sprinkle with cheeses, ham, green chiles, and green onions. In medium mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, pepper and salt. Pour egg mixture over potato mixture in dish. (If not freezing, cover and chill several house or overnight, then follow serving day suggestions.) Freeze.

Serving day instructions:

Thaw completely. Bake uncovered in a 350-degree oven for 40-45 minutes or until center appears set. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. If you prefer extra shredded cheese can be sprinkled on top during the last 15 minutes of baking.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Nursery Update

My wonderful daddy came to help with the nursery today and he got the chair rail hung and the chandelier put up!

This first one is just of my dad working on his grand-daughter's room!

Then he started on the chandelier which is so pretty!

I took several pictures on my dad working on it, I think I'll get them made in black and white and put them up on the wall!!!