Thursday, May 28, 2009

Lake Serene

Mommy, I HATE You!!!

Yes, that is what Connor told me multiple times today. I can't believe that being the world's worst mom starts so early. Very sad.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Wyatt is 2


Weight: 28 lbs

Height: 35.5 "

Head C: 19 1/2"

I can't believe that my baby is 2! Where did the time go? He is growing into a very independent little boy who already tries to dress himself. He is talking more and more and has cute little two word sentences...I try...He still loves his red blanket and that is by far our comfort item. He can climb the ladder on the swing set, but won't go down the slide. (thanks dad for making it too fast). He still takes naps and loves to be read to. He will now give hugs and kisses if asked.

We have so many hopes and dreams for our children, but I just hope that he can stay the same smiling child of mine for at least another year.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Crockpot - Noodle Hamburger Dish

1 ½ lbs ground beef or turkey, browned and drained
1 green pepper, diced
1 qt of whole tomatoes
10 ¾ oz can of cream of mushroom soup
1 large onion, diced
1 ½ TBS Worcestershire sauce
8 oz noodles, uncooked
¼ tsp pepper
1 cup shredded cheese

Combine all ingredients except cheese. Cover and cook on HIGH 3-4 hours. Sprinkle with cheese before serving.

10 servings

WW points: 4-5 for 1 cup serving, depending upon noodles used.

Very yummy!!! I didn't think it needed the cheese, which would save some calories. My husband and I had a hard time staying away from seconds.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Rainbow Trout

Connor and Ryan went to a program run by the Everett Park District. For $5 they got a fishing pole, goodie bag, and even managed to catch two fish. Which were at least gutted and de-headed when they brought them home. However, they still had all the bones. Ummm...yeah....those were lots of kids got to watch mom throw up when one got caught in her throat. Anyway, next time I am just going to buy fish that is already de-skinned and de-boned.


1 pound trout fillets
1/2 cup sour cream
½ cup mayo
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon salt
Crushed croutons


Place fish in a greased shallow 3-qt. baking dish. In a small bowl, combine the sour cream, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, onion and salt; spread over fish. Sprinkle with paprika and crushed croutons. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Chilled Avocado Soup

2 large ripe avocados, pitted and peeled
1 tsp lime juice
2-4 cups FF chicken broth
1 tsp cilantro
Kosher salt
White Pepper

Put avocados, lime juice, and half the stock, cilantro in blender and blend until smooth. Pour into bowl and season to taste. You may need to add more stock to desired consistency. Cover and chill.

I made this at my cooking class and it was DELISH

Wyatt 1 year pictures

Here is a page I made using a new FREE kit from Lisa. What do you think?

I used his photos that we had taken at JC Penny which I did pay to be able to download. I think it is CUTE.

You can get the kit here, but you do have to register:

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Salsa Mexicana

4 Large ripe tomatoes, skinned, seeded and finely chopped. (This can be done by blanching, cut an x on the bottom of each tomato and blanch for 10-20 secs, peel, take out seeds and cut. Or you can use canned tomatoes, drain liquid off before chopping)

1/2 onion finely chopped
3 green chilies, finely chopped
1/3 cucumber, finely chopped
2 TBS finely chopped Cilantro
1 tsp fresh squeezed lime juice
1 TBS very good olive oil
Salt As needed

Put all together in a bowl, cover and serve when needed. Can make the day before.

serves 6

WW points: 1 (actually less than one because I think the only thing that has points is the oil and that is 4 pts for 1 TBS)

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Rachel Lake

Connor and I had a birthday party for one of his classmates today, so Ryan took Wyatt and decided to hike to Rachel Lake. Since the road was closed 6 miles from the trailhead, he didn't quite make it, but got some nice pictures.