October 16, 2009
Couscous with Chicken
1 lbs. Ground Chicken
1 package couscous, cooked according to the package
1/2 cup pureed mango
1 red pepper
Heat about a Tbs. olive oil and sauté the onion and brown the chicken at the same time. When the chicken has browned, set it aside (remember to break up the chicken into very small pieces). Meanwhile I pureed a mango, with a little bit of water. I cubed the zucchini and three of the carrots and boiled them until they were very soft. Then using a food processor, I essentially pureed the vegetables. The remaining carrot, I cut, into very small bite size pieces, just big enough for the baby to have something to chew on and boiled those pieces until they were extremely soft. Then I combined, the chicken, prepared couscous and the vegetables, and the mango and we had a ton our own Couscous with Chicken.
October 12, 2009
My first award, and I don’t think any other will ever mean the same. My friend, Hurst burst, just game me the “You are my sunshine” award and said the kindest things about me. I’m speechless, really they were some of the nicest compliments I’ve ever gotten. Go check her blog out, she has the greatest stories and makes me laugh daily. In fact, she is pretty good at spreading sunshine herself.
So it is my turn to bestow the sunshine award, the best that I can. As far a crafting website goes, Little Cotton Rabbits deserves this award. Every time, I visit her site, I am amazed by her talent and inspired. In fact, her Knitted Cupcake pattern decoration, inspired me to embellish a t-shirt for my daughter with a knitted heart. Two Valentines later, she still adores it. I can’t wait to make the cupcake someday.
Every time I look at Lotta’s garden, I smile. The photos are always beautiful, and let’s me get a taste of home every once in a while. And to top it off, I have a chance to practice my Swedish with every one of her posts.
Karen, at And So I Sew, makes me smile. I love the glimpses into her life, it reminds me how I want to parent, and she even has time to sew. Her sewing Pledges for 2009, made me laugh, because in my mind I have the same goals. I hope she reaches her goals.
Lastly, there is Overseas Living. I love to read this blog, it reminds me how wonderfully exciting the whole world is. Through her eyes you get to see the craziest things, then the next day she’s busy parenting her children, just like any other American mother. It’s a big adventure, that I have the privilege to see through her blog.
Ladies, thank you for filling my life with sunshine, I really feel honored to peak into your lives.
October 11, 2009
October 4, 2009
The art table, was a wonderful present from Santa, I guess about 5 years ago. It’s been great. The kids draw, paint and periodically have lunch on the table. But the stuff that goes with the art table, yikes! I have paint, pipe cleaners, beads, you name it stuffed in closets and cute little bins beside the table. But as with everything else my kids seem to have, if it’s not out they don’t use it. So today, in the interest of the little one’s safety, I proclaimed it was time to get rid of the art table or at least move it out of the kitchen. I lost.
So, this is my happy medium. I decided to put everything in this little chest from my grandmother. The chest is going to be right beside the art table and if they have to get anything it is right there. The paper bin will sit on top, because if the baby gets into that he won’t choke immediately and it’s heavy, so it will make a large sound as it hits the baby to the floor before he reaches the chokeables. I may have to find a lock…. we'll see.
I have told the older angels, that I want wonderful little art projects from them, since they have all types of creative stuff at their fingertips. But, if there is one chokeable left out it is getting ditched. All for the safety of the baby. Seriously, I’m not sure if this baby is going to survive…