Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Another Cookbook Update

So....we didn't do good last week at all! There was ALOT of puke and so well none of us got very excited about trying new recipes. So I think the only new recipe we tried was hills and valleys, interesting egg breakfast but nothing spectacular! We are doing better this week so far. Some of you have requested the Oriental Chicken Salad recipe so here goes:

Oriental Chicken Salad
(honestly I 1/2 this recipe for my little family)


4-6 cups chicken, cooked
2 pkg. ramen teriyaki noodles crumbled
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup sesame seeds
4 green onions,chopped
2-16oz bags coleslaw (shredded cabbage)

3/4 cup salad oil (which I discovered from the grocery store man cause I couldn't find Salad oil anywhere is just regular vegetable oil)
1/4 cup +2 tbsp. white vinegar
3/4 cup sugar
2 packs of seasoning from the ramen noodles
3/4 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. accent (which I didn't use cause I guess this is MSG, plus it doesn't need it!)

In a large bowl, combing all salad ingredients. In a separate bowl, combine all dressing ingredients well; pour over salad. Stir to thoroughly coat all ingredients and serve!

IT's really really good. We have actually made it twice cause we like it so much, despite the adverse side affect of cabbage :)

On another note. I know I said I would post more pictures of Kyanna's dance recital. Well at the very beginning of the performance I went to get the camera out of the bag (while holding Jenna I might add) and dropped it on the floor bad. So it didn't work :( I really hope that we get it working. So all we got were the pictures on Sat. night. We did get it on video, but since we don't have the right thing in our computer to upload the video, you will just have to come over if you want to watch it!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Kyanna's Dance Recital

I am supposed to be getting my sharing time ready, but I am doing this first, oh well. Last night was Kyanna's first dance recital. It was a lot of fun and Kyanna did so well. Dare I say that she is one of the best in her class, but to be fair she is also one of the oldest. But really who cares how good they did. When its a bunch of two and three years olds it's cute no matter what!

She has another performance on Monday night so I am sure that I will post more pictures then as well. Last night I was the class mom, which meant I was in charge of all seven of the girls. It was ALOT of work. They were all really excited and running all over the place. Then they have this huge costume change towards the end which is really fast. But we got them all changed and out on the stage. It was fun. But I am excited to be able to actually watch Kyanna dance on Monday!

So here are some pictures. The lighting is all that great in a lot of these. I don't think our flash is very good. On MOnday I will get a lot closer.
downstairs before the performance and amid all the chaos.
Again sorry not the best pictures. Kyanna is the second girl in from the right.
Now she is the first girl on the right.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


O.k. so I thought that I would give a quick update about our cookbook experience before the kids wake up. We are doing really well. We have missed two days so far, which I think is great. So far the best dish has been the Oriental Chicken Salad and the worst dish was Can't put your Fork Down Carrot Cake. I was able to put my fork down. I don't know maybe I messed up. Makes me kind of want to try it again. Well see. I am not sure what is on the recipe for today need to go figure it out. But it's been really fun so far. My kids even picked from the vegetable section, once!

Monday, May 10, 2010

World Wide Cookbook

So lately I feel like I have been kind of running out of fun things to do with my kids. I mean I have fun with my kids and no doubt with summer HOPEFULLY on it's way I will be able to think of more fun things. But I want to try something different and try and be somewhat educational at the same time.

Well for Mother's Day, which was awesome by the way except for the part that I had to talk in church, my children gave me this cookbook.

It looks like so much fun. It has recipes in it from all over the world and I was thinking that it would be fun to try a lot of these. And then I thought of this movie...
Ever seen it? It's called Julia and Julie. It's a really cute movie you should watch it if you haven't. Anyways its about this girl that tries every single recipe in Julia Childs recipe book and then blogs about it. So without being able to think of any original ideas of my own, which is not surprising, I decided to try a new recipe from the worldwide cookbook everyday, or most everyday, and I am going to let my kids pick it out and we will make it together.
I realize that it may not happen everyday, that's why I said most everyday. And hopefully doesn't fizzle out, but I am pretty good at starting things and not finishing them. I know it's a lot of recipes but it will be fun to try. And I realize that my kids are going to pick a dessert every day so I am going to pick the section and then they are going to pick from that and we will do it a couple of days in advance. I hope that this will be really fun.
So today we made cookies. Six dollar cookies is what they were called. They were o.k. not the best cookie ever, but still pretty good.
Do you love the chocolate all over their faces!!!
Oh and by the way, just so you know, I will not be blogging about this everyday like in the movie. Trying to be a little realistic.
Tomorrow Strawberry Limeade. Yummy!
I am not looking forward to the fried tofu or the salmon head soup, but I guess it's all part of the fun. Trying new stuff right!

Zoo Trip

Last Friday my Sister-in-law Kristi and I with our kids decided to take a little afternoon trip to the zoo. It was so much fun. I love that we have a yearly pass. I love that it's no pressure to make it through the whole zoo in one day. We can just go and when the kids are done then were done and you don't feel bad about not using the whole day.By the way it paid for itself in two trips and I get a guest and a guest child in for free when I go, soooooo worth it. The weather was fabulous and the kids were fun. Here are some pictures

Even Jenna was able to notice some of the animals, but I think she had more fun feeling like a big girl and getting to ride in the wagon with Kyanna.

O.k. I think this is so funny. Notice the giraffes legs. So cute! Guess that's what they have to do to eat leaves down low.

Cute baby elephant.

Will's new favorite animal is the monkeys. Probably because lately he has been acting like one!! On the swing set and eating bananas like crazy!