Tuesday, February 23, 2010

My girl

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Crockpot Meatloaf and exciting news!

So, Andrew and I are still trying different things from our new cook book. Andrew LOVES meatloaf and I am not the biggest fan. However, I decided to try this just for him, and it was actually pretty good. Below is the recipe.

Crockpot Meatloaf

2 lbs of ground chuck

2 eggs

2/3 quick cooking oats

1 pkg dry french onion soup

1 cup of ketchup(reserve 1/2 c. for topping)

Combine and mix ingredients in a bowl. Spray your crockpot with Pam. Form your mixture into a loaf and place in crockpot. Top with remaining ketchup. Cover and cook on low for 6 1/2 hours. Let cool somewhat before removing from crockpot. Enjoy!

We ate this with Over Roasted Potatoes. All you do with that is cute up potatoes into cubes and follow the directions on the back of the onion soup box. Just a little olive oil and the mix, bake, and they are so good! We also had rolls and green beans and it was so good! You can't beat a good home cooked meal that did not take long to cook and was not very hard either!

My best friend called yesterday to let me know she just found out that she is expecting her second child! It was a surprise, but they are very excited none the less. I am excited for them too!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Valentine's Day and "Where is your...."

We have recently been working with Calleigh to teach her where different things are on her body. She can now identify her eyes, nose, mouth, ears, head, and belly. Here is video that shows her showing me where the different parts are.

Here are a few pictures from this weekend we took. These pictures are from Valentine's Day night!

Mommy and Calleigh

Calleigh and Daddy

Mommy and Calleigh(taking pics of ourselves)

We spent time together for Valentine's Day and it was really fun! We had a meal at home and exchanged presents before church. Andrew got me a new Willow Tree angel and I love her so much!

Here is Calleigh in her church clothes, looking super cute in her sweater dress, tights, boots, necklace, and bow! I love her so much!

With Papaw Jon and Cousin Ally

After a short nap

I am so blessed to have a great family and a sweet little girl! Life could not be any better for me, God has blessed my life with so much love! I hope that you had a great Valentine's Day too!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Lasagna

Last weekend Andrew and I had crockpot buffalo chicken lasagna. I posted as my facebook status.."can't wait home to eat crockpot buffalo chicken lasagna..." and so many of my friends asked for the recipe. So here it is.....

2-4 boneless chicken breast
1 box of traditional lasagna noodles
1 jar of prepared pasta sauce
1 c. buffalo wing sauce
1 yellow pepper
1 red pepper
1 green pepper
1 15 oz. Ricotta cheese
2 c. shredded cheddar and mozzarella cheese blend
1/4 c water

The night before, we need to put your chicken in a crockpot and let it cook overnight. The next morning, drain all the water off and chop the chicken into small pieces.

This recipe is designed for a 5 qt. crockpot, if you are not using one, cut back on your ingredients.

In a large bowl, combine cooked and chopped chicken breast, pasta sauce, and 1 c buffalo wing sauce. Ladle a big spoonful of the sauce into the bottom of your crockpot, cover with a layer of uncooked lasagna noodles. You'll have to break them to get a proper fit. Add a smear(a spoonful or 2) on top of the noodles. Add a layer of the bell peppers. Sprinkle on a handful of shredded of cheese. Repeat layers until you run our of ingredients. Put 1/4 c of water into your empty pasta sauce and shake the jar, then pour the mixture over the entire lasagna. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours, or on high for 4-5 hours. When cooking time is complete, unplug and take off the lid of the crockpot. Let is sit for 20 minutes before cutting into it or it will fall apart.

If you do not have time to cook this in a crockpot, you can cook the chicken and when you get home in the evening, follow the same directions and using the same ingredients except exchange traditional lasagna noodles for over ready ones and bake it on 350 degrees for 1.5-2.5 hours. Let it set for 10 minutes out of the oven before cutting to prevent it falling apart.

I hope you enjoy it and if you have any questions, please contact me and I'll help you out! Let me know if you like it!