Sunday, August 17, 2008

Mexican Cornbread Pizza

I Jiffy Box of Corn Muffin Mix
1/4 cup Flour
1/4 cup Milk
1 egg
2 Tbs. Chilli Powder
1 tsp. Parsley
1 can Chili (they said with no beans, but we used beans)
2 cups Shredded Cheddar cheese

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl except for the can of chili and the cheddar cheese. On a floured surface knead the dough 10-15 times until it is easy enough to work with.

Roll out dough into a 9"x11" pan that has been greased. I had to use extra flour to get rid of some of the stickiness. Use the back of a spoon if you do not have a one-handed rolling pin.

Use the back of a spoon to spread the chili over the corn bread mixture.

Sprinkle cheese over the beans. Cook in a 400 degree oven for 15-20 minutes.

Taken from a Jiffy mixes Recipe book. Husband loved it, I loved it, and Preston pretended that all he had in front of him was the blueberries. When asked to take just one bite he declared that he was done over and over. We did get him to take just one bite, but that was all. Maybe tomorrow's pizza will go down better.

Dinner is served.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

What to munch for lunch

Make a lunch that will smile back at you...
Cheeseboat sandwiches with a tomato half cut in half to make eyes, tomato soup makes nose, and apple slices make the smile. Serve with milk. Mmmm...yummy. For those of you who do not know, cheeseboats are like grilled cheese sandwiches, but you put a couple of slices of bacon on top of the cheese before you cook the sandwich. I thought my two and a half year old would get a kick out of this. I was wrong, but my husband loved it! :) He even took the picture for me.

Friday, August 15, 2008

My two year old puts the toys away

Our precious 2 and a half year old son, Preston, was very busy while I was on the phone today, which is why I had such a great conversation, uninterrupted. I was not paying much attention to what he was doing to keep himself busy until I was wrapping up my conversation. I watched Preston as he waltzed into our kitchen with a pair of socks in his hands. He opened our kitchen cupboard and tossed them in there and slammed the cupboard door shut. I opened the door and this is what I found...
... just thought I would share. This must be his idea of putting the toys away. :)

Hangin' out to dry...

My darling friends from college, Katie and Sarah, are very influential in my life and probably will be as long as I am on this side of earth. They came over not too long ago and we talked about my clothesline in my backyard. Up until now it was always just something else to try to maneuver our lawn mower around in a yard full of too many over sized trees. I have always felt that with a baby and a two year old no one should expect that I would hustle my booty outside to hang clothes and then to get them back down in the same day. :) I had several sheets and tablecloths to wash the other day, though, and I decided to take the plunge and haul my basket all the way up our stairs and bobby pin them to our line. I took pictures as proof. Aren't we all so proud? I am everyone's hero on this day.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

I love my children.

I love my children...but I also happen to love when they are sleeping and I am staying up until midnight stealing away every last second of quiet I can. At midnight, though, I must decide that I cannot stay up any longer and make my way back upstairs. I wish I went to bed at 9:00 or some time like that. When I do finally hit the bed at midnight I think, "ahhh...I should have done this a long time ago" and yet the cycle continues day after day and night after night. Am I the only one?