Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Speaking of dinner, I really don't cook, I bake. Here are my Valentine's cupcakes for homeroom...using my new piping chocolate technique... The students liked them.
But I did cook last night- Chad even liked it. It's spicy, but delicious...here goes...to make the salsa..or enchilada sauce...although it's yummy on it's own:
Boil 10 tomatillos and 6 serrano peppers for ten minutes. Take the tops off the peppers. Puree in blender. Add 1T garlic, 1 onion (chopped) and 1 avocado (chopped) and 1/2 bunch cilantro. Puree- YUM!!!! It won't keep for a long time because of the avocado.... (For those of you with kids you can add 1 pepper, puree, pull some out for them, then add the rest for you!)
Note resemblance to pureed baby food zucchini :-)
Finely chop 1 onion, saute. Brown 1 lb chicken, beef or turkey. Add a little cumin. Add 2 cans chopped green chilis. Turn heat down. Add 1 block/ pack of 1/3 less fat cream cheese. Stir till melty. Stir in some finely chopped cilantro- as much as you like...Put in flour or corn tortillas. Place in 13 x 9 pan. Top with enchilada sauce/ salsa and pepper jack cheese. Bake at 350 for 30ish minutes or until it looks melty and yummy.....
It makes a TON. I think next time I will freeze the inside stuff and then just defrost and assemble to make the meal go faster. Viola- I cooked! I hope Chad doesn't get used to me cooking :-)
Monday, February 23, 2009
Happy Birthday William!!!
Friday, February 20, 2009
3) WDP is super cute...oh wait I already knew that :-)
Thursday, February 12, 2009
please note the pot belly :-)
OK, don't make fun....I am trying to practice piping chocolate until I can do it really well because I have big dreams for a first birthday cake...I'm thinking a tiered Jungle theme....I am so far away from being able to do that, but here's my first attempt at bugs....
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
Last Sunday was one of those amazing winter days- not the snow kind, but the kind when it's 65 degrees and you get a little Spring Fever. We took a long walk through the park, played on the deck...and went to the pool. First the deck....
We added the deck last Spring and need to add benches...that's another post, but for last Sunday he was loving it! We just spread out a blanket, hr crawled, he jumped, he basically just thought " I wish it was spring already." I think we're going to put in a sandbox for the summer- any ideas on building one????
The pool! WDP loves the bathtub and has started trying to lat back in the tub, so we thought we'd try the pool. I was so nervous about being all poochy and post-baby, but thought "Who's going to be at the rec center pool on Superbowl Sunday?" Well, right when we walk in I hear "Hey Mrs. Perry"- Ugh! A student....make that a male student was the lifeguard. I think he was kind of embarrassed too....After quickly escaping into the pool, William was a little unsure about it, he had the death grip for about 5 minutes, but quickly warmed up to the idea....
Ahhhhh, what's this????
Hey, this is kind of fun....
I'm looking forward to going back and getting him more accustomed to the water before the summer gets here. I just need to check the lifeguard schedule!
Our little baby is full on crawling- not all the time, but he understands when I'm in his room and he's in the den he can move to the bedroom too- it's more than adorable!
And our other big news is that he's pulling up on anything and everything- whoa- slow down buddy- you're getting too big too fast! We're also working on sleeping. We started Sunday and while it was not fun, the fact that he completely slept through the night last night- no diaper change, no whimper, just sweet sleep- Sunday night was worth it! So to all of you who encouraged it...Thank you!