Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Breakfast for supper

Awhile ago, I found this recipe on pinterest. It really looked delicious, minus the kale. I have tried kale a few times, and it's just too peppery, and too strong flavored. I really wanted to try this though, and I had fresh broccoli on hand, so I decided to sub the broccoli in for kale.

So, here's what you do:

Take one head of broccoli, and a few grape tomatoes (sliced!) and saute them in a cast iron pan with a little bit of oil. Let them go until the broccoli is bright green. Next, pour in some milk, and add the feta.

 Then, you're going to make room for about 4 eggs, and then crack them into the open spaces.

Last, you're going to pop it into the oven, until the eggs are done to your liking!

**A few notes/tips:
1. This does not smell very good...with the broccoli AND feta in there, it kind of smells like feet. If you can get over that...you will LOVE this!
2. It is hard to tell how done your eggs are. I cooked mine a bit too long, and the yolk was hard.

a splash of oil
1-2 heads of broccoli, depending on how large they are
10-12 grape tomatoes, halved
1/3 Cup of feta cheese
1/4 cup of milk
salt and pepper
4 eggs

Pour a little bit of oil into the pan, and saute the tomatoes and broccoli, just until the broccoli is bright green. Add the milk, and stir that around. Next, add in the fate cheese, and stir just until it's melted. Make 4 holes for the eggs, and crack them into the holes. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes.

We haven't made this since the first time, but I think it will for sure be going back onto our menu next month!

Monday, July 30, 2012


A few weeks back, we went to my parents' house for some grilling, and a fire. Of course we had the usual, chicken, hot dogs and such...but for dessert (ok, other than s'mores) I made grilled peaches. My original thought was that this would be nice and healthy, and a light dessert. That was until my mom came out of the house with her pampered chef caramel sugary stuff. So...we stuck the peach halves on the grill, and sprinkled them with some of the caramel sugar. They took a lot longer than I thought they would, over medium heat. So, we messed with the heat off and on, and eventually they were done. Then...we decided to top them with marshmallows, and to let them melt on the grill for a few minutes. Here's what we ended up with:



Friday, July 27, 2012

Freezer cooking class

Remember this post? Well guess what! I'm going to be teaching a freezer cooking class through our county's community ed department! I'm so excited! I got a book off of Amazon a few months ago, that I'm excited to REALLY look through and see what tips they share. I'm also going to be sharing the recipe for many different recipes, and will be talking about the websites that I've used. I will definitely be posting ideas on here so that you guys can tell me what works and what doesn't. :)

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Steamed salmon for lunch!

When I was at the grocery store the other day, I grabbed some frozen salmon for my little mister to try. I wasn't sure how to cook it, so I looked around online, and decided that the easiest way would be to steam it in a parchment packet in the oven. So here's what I did (the pictures are TERRIBLE quality...they're from my phone. Bear with me, please!)
Take your salmon, and put it onto a parchment sheet. I'm sure you could use tin foil too if that's what you have! Add seasonings...I used olive oil, a few sprinkles of dill, and a little bit of lemon pepper. Add a small amount of water...this is what steams it! (I think I added about a Tablespoon)


Wrap the edges. Make sure that they're wrapped nice and tight, so that the steam doesn't escape!
Pop it into the oven at 425 degrees for about ten minutes. I promise you, it will come out nice and flaky and beautiful!

The last thing you want to do is....
Give it to your baby and let him enjoy it! My little mister LOVED it! He couldn't get enough...and it's nice that I've had some leftover for the past 2 days, so he can eat it for lunch. You can also give it to your cat...Snoop enjoyed a few bites too!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Book review

I've been hooked on a series since last summer when I was pregnant. I was a nanny and had a little bit of down time each day, so I decided that it was finally time to start this series that my mom had told me about. I was a bit leery, because they were christian books, and I was just worried that they were going to be really cheesy. But! One morning, I went to the library and picked up the first book.

First book in the series- Redemption

I was hooked. Karen Kingsbury has such a gift for writing. She truly knows how to capture your heart, and keep you locked into the lives of the readers. She also portrays Christianity so well. She shows that Christians are not perfect, and that we fall just like everyone else. The books are about the Baxter family, and how they live and how they struggle during their lives.  I don't want to tell you much about the books, because I don't want to accidentally give anything away.If you haven't started reading yet, please do.

I hope to start an online book club with these books in the future...maybe this winter.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Letters for the future

Hey little boy,
You are almost eleven months and are growing like a weed. You've been sleeping great lately, which is nice for mommy...since it had been a LONG time since I had slept all night. I still wake up in the middle of the night, and run down to your room...just so that I can make sure that you're still breathing! I think it helps that we have the ceiling fan running in your room at night. That, and you have been taking shorter naps during the day...and staying up later at night! You've been kind of a little stinker lately...and have learned how to throw a tantrum! When I catch you climbing under the computer desk, reaching for all of the cords, you like to scream and throw yourself back. You've even started scratching me! Somedays, I like to tell you that you're lucky that you're cute. You also like to attack Snoop. Poor guy will be in the middle of a nice long nap, and then BAM! He has chubby, little fingers in his eyes. Boy do you love him though. Mommy has been trying new foods and new textures with you lately, and you are very willing to try them! Sometimes if it's something that you're unsure about, you will shiver a little bit before you swallow. You're doing so many cute things right now, and everyday I'm more and more thankful for you.
Love you to the moon and back,

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Things that I want to learn

There are many things that I would love to learn. The list includes:
-Patience-I've been working on this for awhile. I do feel like I'm making progress in some areas though!
-How to can fresh produce-I will be posting on this in the next few weeks!
-How to sew- I'm going to be borrowing my mom's sewing machine, and I can hardly wait!
-Which verses to memorize from the Bible- I hope to start this very soon.
-How to make my own laundry soap
-How to make up my own recipes- maybe someday.

This is just a start. There are soo many other things that I need to/want to learn. I will let you all know how my adventures turn out in the next few weeks!

Monday, July 16, 2012


I'm in a slump lately. I haven't been too creative (ok...am I ever THAT crTeative??) I'm not sure what it is, but I've just been too....blah...to write lately! I'm hoping to be back more this week!
 This is me lately! (Minus the curlers)

**On another note- The Men Tell All on the bachelorette tonight. Is anyone as excited as I am???