Sunday, January 31, 2010

Pictionary-Game Night

Katiera's Pick

Can you blame her? Perfect for a family who loves to draw, hey?

"Boys against Girls"

Towards the middle we came up with "skip the green," since the difficult category proved a challenge to find one that the kids could draw...or guess!

Let the graphite dust cool..... Boys Win!!!!!

another fun Friday.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

*White Recipe*

Individual White Pizza
1 can of refrigerated buttermilk biscuits, 1/2 to 3/4 c. Alfredo sauce, Fresh mozzarella cheese shredded, cooked white meat chicken- seasoned w/ Italian seasoning, 1 c. quartered artichokes, *Optional: Pesto and sun-dried tomatoes or Bacon.

Refrigerated biscuits {I like to use Grands buttermilk}

Roll out pretty thin- they puff up quite a bit!

Add Alfredo sauce about 1 tablespoon each biscuit.

Add shredded cheese.

Chicken and artichokes

And a little more cheese.

Final product: Yumm-o!!!
Definitely a must try- quick,easy and you can change out anything you want.
I use spaghetti sauce and pepperoni/ Canadian bacon also.
The kids love to help out or make their own:)

Junie B. Jones

Being in 2nd grade is tough stuff! They require so much more than when I was in school either that or I just don't remember:) Anyway the kids had to pick a book, read it, do a report on it, make a character puppet and do an oral report in front of the class...whew! So the book that Katiera picked was Junie B. is (almost) a Flower Girl. It's a cute book written from kindergartner Junie B.'s perspective. Last night we finished it up by making the puppet, she already had an idea of what she wanted the puppet to look like so it was pretty easy. I helped only a little bit by cutting out the dress and cutting the yarn for her to put where she wanted it to be:)

She was pretty happy with the end result and ready to bring it to school to give her report.
Last night when putting her to bed she asked that we pray about it. Maybe that made her nervous or think about it a little more cuz she "forgot" it on the counter:)
Oh well she can bring it tomorrow.
Good luck sweet girl;)

Saturday, January 23, 2010


Last night, after a delicious pizza dinner, we treated ourselves to chocolate fondue!! Then, finished of the night (...and a teensy little bit of the morning) playing Ponopoly with the two older kids. It was a fun evening at home:) We are thinking of making it a Friday night tradition! By the way, those who are wondering... Ponopoly is what Katiera thought it was called... so, by woopsy intervention, Ponopoly was born in OUR home!! ;)
mmmmmmmm! Kamdyn's first go at fondue... LOVED it!!!

Here we have our platter of dippables! And a very pleased
Shane... Two graham cracker clutching thumbs up!

Getting set up. I told the kids before we got into it that this game really is about luck. It depends on what you roll and what you buy that decides how you do....

Katiera's first first purchase... of many.... This real estate mogul dominated the Ponopoly board!


Shane, not being so lucky... here, paying Katiera for landing on one of her properties...
I guess Bruce was her collections agency since he sat between them?

Shane, hopeful to land on his Electric Company, since Katiera owned the rest of that street!

Katiera's Hotels.
And Shane's Lego jailer guy.

Giddy! As she rakes in another property rental!

Not so giddy. 12:30 a.m. Some properties in foreclosure.... and living paycheck to paycheck! :)

All in all, a great time! The kids are looking forward to playing it again. So are we! How come we didn't know they were ready for Monopoly yet? Do now!

Friday, January 22, 2010

In The Bag!

Lily came to play with the boys one day and this was their favorite thing that she did with them:) But it doesn't take much, they just love having her over to play!
Can you feel the love;) hee hee!

I think Kamdyn would have spent all day here:)

Max is a little heavier;)

He loved it too, although he wanted her to swing him pretty high! lol Little dare devil!!
Thanks Lily for another fun filled day of play!! :)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

White Craft Project

This weeks color challenge is a craft and I chose do a picture frame.
Wow! Was this ever a challenge for me! I'm not really a very "white" color user, so I had quite the time on this:)

So this is what I started with above.

Added my white paper

After quite a few tries I decided on a paper mosaic using white-ish tones

then added some accessories

Here is the final product:)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

White the Color of the Month

So I have decided to join in the Color my World challenge with Karen over at Out in the Fields.
Here's how it works: Each month there is a color to focus on, and each week use that color in a different way on my blog...
1st week-a collage of things I love in that color
2nd week-a craft in that color
3rd week- use that color in an unusual way
4th week-use that color in a recipe


Have You ever Blackened Chicken... On Purpose?

First of all sorry to all of you who are dieting;) but this is a good one to splurge on!

It's from Food Network. So yummy gotta try it!

I heard about it from Michelle who heard from Kristi that it was really good and easy!

Cajun Chicken Alfredo

This is how mine turned out. I thought it was a little spicy but the kids didn't even notice they just didn't like the "red" things in it. {sun dried tomato}

  • Cook Time:

    20 min

  • Level:


  • Yield:

    4 servings

  • Ingredients

  • 4 (5-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup blackening spice (recommended: Paul Prudhomme's Chicken)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 cup roughly chopped marinated sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound cooked fettuccine
  • 1/2 cup sliced scallions


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Dredge the chicken breasts in the blackening spice and place in a cast iron skillet over very high heat. Blacken both sides of the chicken and place in the oven for 10 minutes, or until internal temperature of chicken reaches 165 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer. Slice in strips on the bias and set aside.

In a saute pan over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil. Add garlic and lightly caramelize. Then add the sun-dried tomatoes and the chicken slices. Deglaze the pan with the white wine. Add the heavy cream, increase the heat to a simmer, and reduce the cream sauce by half.

When the cream sauce is to desired consistency, stir in 1/2 cup Parmesan, salt, pepper, and pasta.

Nest the pasta on large rimmed plates, pour sauce over pasta, and garnish with scallions and the remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Grungeboard and Tim Holtz

Have you heard of grungeboard? If not check out this guys blog, it's awesome he has videos and detailed instruction and a link to his actual website so you can purchase his stuff! Scrapbookers's check it out!! Click here: Tim Holtz.