Sunday, January 29, 2012

blueberry pancakes

Ok so ya this is corny .. very easy recipe .. but hey call me crazy but this is the first time i have ever had blueberry pancakes... i used to hate them after having them plain for so many years as a kid but after making them today for something different for my kids... omg they are awesome!!!

Blueberry Pancakes

2 cups of Bisquick

2 eggs

1 cup of milk

1/2 of blueberries (or any kind of fruit you want

Mix everything together and then add in the fruit last. Cook on stove top in pan. Flip over once you see bubbles forming. And what I do while cooking is i heat the oven to warm with a plate in there and add the pancakes to plate as they are cooked and they stay warm.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Spring for SIDS

 I posted this last year and posting again... sharing the blog post from another day stronger.... please go like the page on fb the link is below and if you want to help them raise money for team m i believe you can donate items to auction or u can make a small donation by clicking on the spring for SIDS link!!! hope everyone has a wonderful day.


Spring for SIDS 2012

It's almost been a year. Can you believe it?

It's time for Spring for SIDS!

We are using "Team M" as our name again this year. We have our Facebook page back up and running! (Please go "like" it)

Right now we are taking donation. If you would like to donate an item for the auction please e-mail: teammdonations at gmail dot com.

Thanks SO much.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Cancer sucks part 11

So it has been a bit since I have updated on my dad.... he is doing really good and has gotten back to swimming every day.. he is already back up to his normal workout routine which makes him very happy. He went and saw the surgeon on Jan 5th... he stated that there was nothing else to do but that he suggested radiation treatments to shrink the tumors (none cancerous now). So my dad also saw I believe the week before the oncologist who also suggested radiation to shrink the tumors since chemo only works on live tumors the best. So my dad meet with the radiational therapist and they are going to start treatments first week in feb... i believe he will do six weeks of treatments five days a week for about 20 mins... he went this week to get his tattoos of where they will be concentrating the treatment at. My dad's hair has also grown in very good. I think it is a lil darker then before. My dad has been a lil tired since getting off chemo.. but with the exercise it is making him feel almost back to his normal self. I would like everyone to pray for my friends family. She lost her grandmother at the beginning of the month to cancer. Will update when we have more news. And thank you again for all the prayers.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

what a great day

Today was a pretty great day... we took off to decatur to meet with my sissy for her birthday.. she turned 30 and she is like an aunt to the kids and a mommy to ava since she babysat her when she was itty bitty. So we got to decatur about elevan and picked up jessie and went to the mall... first thing we did was get jessie a birthday crown. she has gotten one on every birthday. while we were at clair's i decided it was finally time to get ava's ears pierced. so we did that also. Ava did pretty good the worst part was holding her still and that was what she hated the most. She only cried for like 30 secs after it was done and then she acted like nothing happened. She looks so cute too with them. I will have to get a pic of her on here soon. After it was done she got a sucker and then the kiddos rode on the merry go round.. they had a blast. After that they threw some pennies into the water fountain and then we ate lunch at the mexican resterant. At that point we had meet up with Britney one of jessie's friends. She got them to sing happen birthday to her and put the sumbero on her head. It was pretty fun. After that me and the kiddos came home. Ava hasnt fussed at all about the piercings. We cleaned them twice so far and she only fussed a lil bit. I am hoping it will be pretty easy to keep them clean and she wont mess with them a whole lot. Well hope everyone is having a great week so far. ttyl =)

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Herb-baked chicken

So this is a pretty easy and really good recipe... my husband is a very picky eater ( he is a meat and potatoe guy LOL) and he even loved it ! Hope yall enjoy it I will definitly be making this again.

Herb-baked chicken

chicken no skin
3 to 4 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp dried rosemary
1 tsp chopped fresh ginger ( i used dried and did 1/4 tsp)
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 lemon, sliced thin ( about half a lemon will do and use half slices)

preheat oven to 350. Coat chicken with olive oil and place in baking dish. Sprinkle with teriyaki sauce. Combine oregano, rosemary, ginger, salt and pepper; and sprinkle over chicken. Top chicken with lemon (i used half a slice not whole). Bake 1 hr.

Like i said this is really good. my husband walked thru the door that nite and said man what smells so good and then he ate two pieces of the chicken.. which since he is such a picky eater it really surprised me. Trying two new recipes this week, will post the recipes and how they were after we have them. Have a great week!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Dumpling soup

Dumpling Soup:
3 potatoes cut into small cubes
1 carrot chopped
1 celery chopped finely
slice of onion chopped finely
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
1 cup peas or purple halls or even lima beans
1 cup of chicken chopped in small cubes
2 chicken bullion cubes
salt and pepper
2 cups of bisquick
2/3 cups of milk 

Take a good size pot with a lid that fits.... add 3 cups of water ( may have to add more after all veggies are added) and crush boulin cubes up into the water. Bring to a boil add chicken cubes. Add salt, pepper, and onion. Cook for about 15 mins. Add carrots chopped, potatoes chopped into cubes, celery chopped, and peas. Add chopped cilantro. If need be add 1/2 to 1 cup of water so everything is covered. Turn down to midlow heat. Cook for about 30 mins till carrots and potatoes  are almost fully cooked. While you are waiting for this go ahead and mix up dumplings. Take 2 cups of bisquick and 2/3 of milk and mix in a bowl. Take small spoon and add a heaping size ontop of the soup. Should make about 7-9 dumplings. You do not want to make the dumplings very big just a good size. After you add the dumplings you cook the soup uncovered for 10 mins. After 10 mins you add the lid for 10 more mins. Serves 5-6 ppl. Add a dumpling into bowl and then add soup on top to serve. 

This is a totally yummy soup!! Courtesy of my dad.


So ... so far i have done pretty good on some of my resolutions that i posted. The cleaning house one is going better then i had expected. Since i always every year get a calender from clay boyd i decided to use that one for bills and my dad got me another one which i am using as a chore chart. I used to try and do everything on one day but that didnt work out. So I decided this time I would do a chart and maybe it would actually work. So far it is going great. My house is very decent looking and I have also been able to start clearing out some things too with the house being kept up. The stopping smoking thing is fixing to come to a start. I have failed so far but due to some money tightness I have to quit. So I am praying that I can do this and be able to get thru the cravings. The cooking thing is going good. Tonite I made my dad's soup and actually spiced it up a lil ... I will post the recipe to this in a separate blog. Then last week I made a herb baked chicken and it turned out good also. Just need to tweak the recipe just a lil. I am planning on also making lemon chicken this week and a parmsian breaded chicken. Will let ya know how these two recipes work out. Well hope everyone is having a good week.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Family pic

So since i dont have an individual family pic saved on my computer i decided why not load up the whole family pic since i do like it much better lol... So in the header is our letson family pic we took just this past fall... from left to right is nathan, hunter,ava, and me, doug, lisa, lora, justin and miss zoe grace, kelly, greta, stephen and sam... we are truely blessed !! hope everyone has a great day will blog later on. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

new years eve and dad's bday party

So normally we always go to a party on new years eve.. this year well not to hurt my friends but i just didnt want to go ... one it was my dad's 80 th bday ... well new years day is his birthday lol... anyways... i invited some ppl over and we had a nice small party for my dad... lou, mac, lisa, doug, jim, ellen, unkie, nathan, the kiddos were all here... it was fun .. i made a crock pot of chili which everyone apparently loved cuz it was gone lol... and hot dogs also... i also made my dad a cake and some sugar cookies.. it was a great day .. not only we were celebrating his birthday but the fact that he has beaten cancer three times and can celebrate this birthday... so after everyone left i ended up hanging out with my dad and uncle... i cooked dinner for my dad and about ten he decided to go home so he wouldnt have to be on the road when ppl are drunk driving... so we just sat around the house .. the kids had fallen asleep at five.. missed dinner lol... then they woke up separetly of course.. ava got up first and then about eight decided to go back to bed and then hunter got up at eleven and rang in the new year with us ... which i thought was great .. he was my first kiss of the new year .. and then my hubby and unkie... so that was our new years in a nutshell.. small and simple which was nice

Monday, January 2, 2012

breaking dawn and some fun

so my apologies for this being old news.. meant to blog about this earlier but ya been busy lol... so the first friday my uncle was in town me, nathan, and him all went out to eat with rob and misty at buffalo wild wings... we had a great time .. it has been a long time since i had been out with another couple so it was alot of much needed fun... after dinner me, unkie and misty all went and saw breaking dawn... i have been so excited about this movie since eclipse... i didnt get to see it opening nite due to my dad's procedure the next day so i had been anticipating this for way too long... it was a great nite.. i liked the movie but i guess i am more excited about seeing bella as a vampire and seeing it all come together.. it seemed liked there was something missing i guess since it kinda goes into jacobs point of view in the book and it didnt in the movie made it seem a lil off??? anywho it was great anyways and i cant wait till this november to see part 2 and this time hopefully i will see it opening nite

Sunday, January 1, 2012

.new year 101

so this new year i decided to actually kidda say i am doing new years resoultions.... i normally never do because i never really kept them.. this time i am actually gonna try lol... here are the ones i have thought of so far....
1. keep my house clean lol ... it isnt a mess but it could be alot cleaner lol.. i know i have two kids but i did almost let the dust bunnies take over.. so i have made a list of things to do each day... cause as my husband says i should do a lil each day and then i will get it done...

2. try to quit smokin for the uptenth time ... but really i am gonna try and quit.. for one i voluntered to be a motivational person for a dear from of mine from highschool... so ya i gotta be quitting if i am gonna be some kind of support for someone else.. and one i think i need this .. for one my 6mm non calified spot on my lung... two i am tired .. i mean tired .. did i say tired of people .. regardless of who the heck it is nagging me about quitting.. and omg the ones who used to smoke are worse... ahem dad.. anywho.. this is a goal of mine .. someday soon this year

3. be a better person... and by this i mean my attitude as a whole.. i need to revamp.. i already figured one short term fix by paxeling it up .. it has helped .. things have gotten better but i do to do more then depend on a dam pill... so ya whatever it takes i am doing it 

4. not being a short ordered cooked and taking the rolling eye critisim from my husband with a blind eye... ya this one is a good one .. and the not yelling at my husband will be better ... so ya i am cooking for me and my kids .. if my husband is hungry he can eat what he likes off his plate ... ie like tonite lol

5. work on my business... since i was a kid and working with my dad on his video store ... i have always wanted a business.. by all means i should be able to with alot and i mean alot of hard work do it with my degrees and knowledge .. so i am gonna work hard this year to get myself out there with my bows and tutus... for one i am gonna try and do fourth tuesdays... and actually do the sugar plum market this year... maybe the helen keller festival..doubtfull on hk cuz i am sure it will be expensive to get a booth... 

so these are a few of my resolutions i have decided to do this year ... alot of other things i have wants to do but i dont want to comment to paper cuz it deals with things aligning and being able to keep the payments going.. yall know the daily bills and saving money thing... everyone wants that each year lol... so i hope everyone had a wonderful and blessed new year!!!