Monday, November 29, 2010


Just when you think you've got it... bam! It comes back to hit you.

Our potty training success is in a relapse... I don't know what it is.
Is she rebelling? Has the novelty of it warn off? Does she have an infection, where she can't hold it?
She did amazing for a month and a half... AMAZING! And now I feel like I have started all over again. Is this normal?

Saturday, November 20, 2010

For the cold winter nights!

Baked Potato Soup... Slow Cooker
I got this slow cooker recipe from a woman's magazine. I changed the recipe a little and added the carrot. Its super delicious and great on a cold night and paired with some garlic herb bread!!! This recipe is also great to prepare in the morning, and when you come home from work its practically done. Prepare the vegetables the night before to make that morning simple.

What you need...
3 1/2 pounds potato(I use red), peeled and diced into small pieces
1 red pepper seeded and chopped
10 ounces of broccoli, chopped
1 carrot peeled and diced
4 cups of low sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup half and half
1/2 cup sour cream
1 1/2 tablespoon corn starch
3/4 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of pepper
2 scallions, thinly sliced
bacon or bacon bits
Shredded cheddar cheese

What to do...
1) combine potatoes, red pepper, broccoli, carrot in a slow cooker with chicken broth. Cover. On high cook for 3 hours or on low for 6 hours.
2)whisk half and half and sour cream until combined. Add corn starch, salt, and pepper.
3)When slow cooker is done slightly mash potatoes. Stir in the half and half/sour cream mixture.
4)Place in individual bowls and add toppings as desired...

Shredded Cheddar
Sour Cream

Friday, November 19, 2010

Mom's stuffing recipe

A great Stuffing Recipe

Slice and dice :
1 large onion (white or yellow)
1 large celery stalk

Place in large pot with 2 sticks of butter with salt and pepper and cook the onion/celery slices until they are tender
Brown 1 sausage roll (Jimmy Deans) drain grease
Stir in 1 large bag of Seasoned (Pepperidge Farms-sage & onion) bread crumbs into the cook celery/onions, then stir in the drained
cooked sausage into the stuffing mixture.
You will need to add water or chicken broth to the mixture to make it moist
Mix to desired consistency.
Refrigerate over night.

Remove all the turkey giblets and wash the turkey thoroughly.
Stuff the stuffing you made the night before into the neck and rear cavities.
Use skewers to close
Salt and pepper the outside of the turkey and place in roasting pan.
Take another stick of butter and rub the turkey down with the stick of butter.
Cover the turkey with tin foil or use the roasting pan lid.