Friday, April 30, 2010

Sleeping doggies.....

When we had dinner at my parent's house, the dogs got tired.... Bella found a very cozy place to take a snooze--right in Grandpa's chair.....doesn't she look comfy???
That didn't last too long because I shooed her out of the chair pretty quickly. Minnie found a cozy spot too....
Don't you worry about Miss Bella. She found another place to sleep.....right by the boys smelly shoes....eeewwwww!


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Turbo Twist.....

I "caved" and bought the latest tv gadget--- no, not the Snuggie......I bought Anna the Turbo Twist for after her shower. She wears it and her wet hair doesn't drip on her jammies!!! and it's oh. so. stylish.......

Monday, April 26, 2010

Sunday Entertainment....

My parents invited us over for dinner on Sunday and then we had a family game night. Now, some of us were very serious about this game playing......

and some of us weren't quite so serious......but we had a TON of fun and loads of laughs....just check it out......
Good Times, Good Times.....

Friday, April 23, 2010

Retro......My Luker


Reminiscing back to the days of blankies, Nuks and sippy cups........


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Important Mail

I have been looking forward to receiving some mail this week. Both items arrived within a day of each other!! The first document is my teaching certificate that has been renewed until the year 2015....after all of these years, I have kept up my teaching certificate just for an occasion like this.... the second is my paycheck.....I have been substitute teaching in my daughter's school for the past month or so......this is a big deal because......the last paycheck that I have earned was in 1991.... I'm having a blast, and getting paid for it too!!!! What could be better???

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A new Chef...

I didn't feel like cooking one day last week and Andrew stepped up to the "plate" and made dinner. He made "chipotle bowls"....it's like chicken tacos.....it was very much appreciated!!!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Tennis Season starts!!

Friday we hosted a tennis "pasta party"......I made mostaccioli, green bean casserole, rolls, veggies and dip, fruit and cookies. Here's a picture of what was left.....they ate a lot, but not even close to finishing all of the pasta I cooked!!! The boys sounded like they had a blast...playing RockBand after dinner and then playing Nerf Gun wars in our darkened house.....
Andrew had a big invitational meet the next day, against 4 or 5 other schools. He played #3 singles and won all 4 matches to capture 1st place.....Woo Hoo! It was a challenge to even be outside on Saturday because the wind was so breezy...let alone play tennis.....
By the way, this is what you pack in your cooler when you're playing tennis all day......


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Sausage and Cheese Quiche

I'm LOVING having a kitchen to cook in again.....had to stir up a couple of different quiches for dinner....this one is sausage and cheese......I made another, it was Crab and Swiss cheese....mmmmmmm....

Sausage and Cheese Quiche
1/2 cup Bisquick
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 1/2 c. milk
4-6 eggs (I used 6)
1/2 tsp. salt
8-10 breakfast sausage links (cooked and cut up into pieces)
1/2 c. onion (optional)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a pie plate.* Combine Bisquick, milk and eggs. Add salt and then cooked, chopped sausages. Add 1/2 to 3/4 cheese. Mix. Pour into sprayed pie plate. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake about 25 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
*I used a refrigerated pie crust on the bottom of the quiche......because I needed more carbs in my life . hehehe

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Cookies

Now that the kitchen is finished, someone got inspired to bake some cookies.....
although, I think he really just wanted to eat the dough......
Either way.....I like it!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Knee Surgery

Bless her heart....we spent most of the weekend catering to this little sweetie. She had knee surgery on Friday and we picked her up on Saturday. We drove all of the way to Port Washington to get her...and of course, we needed to stop at Costco on the way......

The surgeon shaved her whole leg, which lead John to say that she looked like a "cornish hen!" I didn't realize her leg was so.....um......dainty. Anyway, we loved on her and carried her around and then pampered her some more. It's going to be hard to keep her from "over-using" it for 6 weeks.....ugh..... It was such a beautiful day yesterday that we had Minnie sit and relax in the sun, out on the patio. She just basked in the sun and enjoyed the gentle breeze blowing through her fur......
until she got hot......
then, we took her back inside.....to relax......


Friday, April 9, 2010

Scrabble

It's spring Break and the kids are playing too many electronics....time to break out the board games!! We played scrabble .....Luke made the word "AXEL"....and the "X" was worth 8 points, and it landed on a double letter space, so he really SCORED on that one!!!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Disappearing Parmesan Chicken

I made this recipe tonight in my new kitchen.....it really did disappear!! Try it, you'll like it!!

Parmesan Chicken
8 boneless chicken breasts
Mix and set aside:
1 cup Parmesan cheese
1 cup bread crumbs
1 Tbsp. parsley

1 tsp. minced/crushed garlic
1/2 cup butter, melted
Melt butter with garlic, let simmer for a moment, Add 2 tsp. Dijon mustard. Whisk it and let cool.

Put chicken breasts in (one at a time) in butter mixture then put in bread crumb mixture.

Place on foil lined 9x13 pan and bake uncovered at 350 for 45 minutes....Enjoy!!


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Spring Break

My wonderful husband decided to take the kids to the Waterpark yesterday and I had some time for myself at home. John sent some pictures from their deck....even if it's shot through the screen....isn't it pretty??
They also sent me a shot of the boys in the condo.....they are having a blast!