Saturday, October 10, 2009

Li'l Miss Independent...

Just a short video of Kaylee at her first time bowling. She did NOT want our help at all. We were finally able to convince her to let us help her push the ball just enough to get it down the lane but here's a short video for you to enjoy of her without our assistance! I love the way she uses hand gestures to "keep it moving"!

video

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Twisted...

Earlier this evening I made a purchase on-line. Sorry, I can't share what I bought because Mike sometimes reads my blog and it's a surprise for him. Anyway, when paying for my purchase, I ran into the security screen. You know the one... "Type the words in the box above" - that are all crazy shaped and hard to read. Well, here's a picture of the one I was presented with this evening. Now, I know the word Hungary is referring to the country but really, when paired up with the word bulimics, it's just wrong in all kinds of sick ways! (see mom, I'm not the only one with a twisted sense of humor) LOL

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Recipe Time...

Tonight I tried out a new recipe for Pizza Stuffed Peppers and boy were they delicious! So, I'm going to share it all of you:
1/2 Cup Orzo pasta
6 bell peppers
1.25lb pkg ground turkey
1/2 Cup diced pepperoni
1 can pizza sauce (15oz.)
1.5 Cups shredded pizza cheese blend.
1/2 Cup water

Cook pasta in boiling water for 3 minutes. It will not be done but that's how you want it because it will continue to cook in crock pot. Drain, rinse with cold water to cool. Drain well.

Cut tops off peppers; remove seeds and membranes.

In a non-stick skillet, cook turkey and pepperoni over medium high heat until turkey is no longer pink. Drain if necessary. Stir in pizza sauce, 1 cup of the shredded cheese and the cooked pasta.

Divide turkey filling among peppers.

Spray 5 to 6 qt. slow cooker with cooking spray. Pour 1/2 cup water into slow cooker. Stand peppers upright in cooker; cover, cook on low about 4-5 hours.

When time is up, top filling with remaining 1/2 Cup shredded cheese. Cover and cook 5 to 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. When finished, remove peppers with large slotted spoon using tongs to support peppers.

FYI, I cooked the rest of the box of orzo and added 1/2 can of crushed tomatoes to the pasta as a side dish.

Enjoy!!










Monday, October 5, 2009

lately...

I haven't been blogging much lately - and boy have I been hearing about it! I have a good excuse though, or at least I think it's pretty good. The kids are in school. Yes, that's my excuse! When they were home during the summer, there were tons of thing to blog about because they are so funny and I had more time during the day to spend with them. Now, they get up, go to school, come home, have some playtime, dinner, homework, baths and bedtime. Did you see anything funny about that last sentence? I didn't think so! There are occasional stories like the one I'm about to share that do happen on school nights and I'm happy to blog about them. So, here goes:

The other night, Jennah was in her room hiding under the blanket on her bed. Kaylee was wandering around the house calling her name. I was in my bedroom when Kaylee came in and said "Mom, where's Jennah?" So, I told her "I'm not sure but she's not in here." Kaylee looks around my room, then says "Damn it" and walks out. Now, we all know, she's only three so for her to use that phrase in the manner she did was pretty funny to Mike and I but of course, we got on to her about it being a bad thing to say - before we turned and giggled to ourselves. Oh, let me clear the air while I'm sharing my story... my brother and his fiance are living with us at the moment and SHE uses this phrase quite often. I didn't want you to think Kaylee got it from me!