Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I opened an Etsy shop

My Sister and I opened an etsy shop! We are just starting but we have wonderful handmade gifts so if you get a chance, please go check it out and tell your friends!
For those of you who don't know esty.com is an AWESOME place to find and sell handmade or vintage items and supplies! Its a great place to get Christmas gifts and ideas! Click on the link above or go to www.etsy.com/shop/SwensGirl

Monday, November 8, 2010

Cheese-less natchoes

Saturday, November 6, 2010

I feel like a bad mom...

I suck! I took Aubree to the Dr yesterday because her flare-up wasn't getting better it seemed to be getting worse. Her flare-up was from her getting a hold of pizza about 2 weeks ago. So we were thinking she is probably developing a Soy allergy too. We put her on Rice milk and vitamins. So this morning while getting everyone breakfast, Justin happened to glance at the cereal before giving it to Aubree and noticed it contained milk! UGH! I swear we have checked that label several times, so now we are confused if we bought the wrong brand or what. I had been giving her the Cinnimon Toasters almost every day! It was her favorite, she would ask for it (at 13 months thats a big deal). This is what happens when I try to rush through the grocery store with 3 grumpy kids and dont check every label, just trusting that they kept the formulation the same. I did the same thing with the Grandma Sycamore's bread. Guess from now on I need to go grocery shopping with another person or find a sitter so I can have the time to check every label in the store! :-/

On the brighter side, at least I don't have to take soy out of her/our diet. If I hod to do that, there would be almost nothing I could buy for quick dinners. I would have to make everything from complete scratch! And with a 5 year old, 26 month old, 13 month old and a husband who can rarely be home for dinner and works 6 days a week, just the thought makes me crazy!

Here's hoping she now gets better soon!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Classic dinner

One of my favs to make! And the kids just gobble it up faster than I can keep the plates full! I love adding some bacon to the green beans to replace the flavor butter would have added.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Chilli crunch

Serves 6-8 people
Heat up 3 cans of Nalley Original Chilli
Add about 1/8-1/4 cup Sweet Baby Rays BBQ Sauce
Add some corn and a can of Chicken
Sometimes I add celery and onions too.
Serve over crushed Fritos Scoops

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Home-made chicken noodle soup

I make a TON because I adore the leftovers and usually make it for lots of people. So you may want to cut the qualities down.
Start by boiling 3-4 chicken breasts for 20 min. While that's going add about 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil in the bottom of your soup pot. Chop and add about 2 cups each onion, celery, and carrots. Add 1 clove minced garlic to your oil and add the veggies. Cook till tender. Then add 4 cups of water and 4 cans Kroger brand chicken broth (most other brands contain dairy so check yours). Bring to a boil and cook your noodles in the soup. I prefer egg noodles but any will work. Shred your chicken when it's done and add it to the soup. Then salt and pepper to taste and a dash of Ginger not only for flavor but it's really good to help anyone not feeling well to get better! Next, enjoy!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Flare-up again :-(

Sorry for the lack of posts, we have a rule in our house that any and all dairy MUST stay at the dinner table which has kept everything out of my youngest reach for the most part. However, she learned that she can step up one the chair's leg supports and get access to the contents of whatever is on the table. SO in just a few seconds (thats all it ever takes) she and our puppy ate some pizza! So between this, colds, date night, and a birthday dinner, i haven't been cooking. I did however find an AWESOME idea on someone elses blog! Stephanie Lynn at Under The Table and Dreaming shared this great idea for DIY micorwave popcorn! Go check it out!!! Here's the link: http://www.bystephanielynn.com/