Tuesday, November 16, 2010
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
Saturday, November 6, 2010
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
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
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
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
- 1 package Hillshire Farm Light Polska Kielbasa
- 1 1/2 cups carrots
- 1 small to medium sized onion
- 1 1/2 cups celery
- About 1/8 to 1/4 cup of soy sauce
- 1 cup broccali
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 or 2 baby bok choy or 1/4 to 1/2 cabbage
Cut Kielbasa into bite sized pieces and add to a large sauce pan over medium to medium high heat. Stir occasionaly until it starts to brown. then remove from pan and set aside.
While Kielbasa is cooking chop remaining veggies into bite sized pieces and mince garlic. After Kielbasa is removed from pan, add garlic, onions, carrots, celery, salt, pepper and soy sauce. Stir every min or two. Then after several min of cooking add the broccali and bok choy. Cook to desired tenderness, then add the kielbasa back into the pan and serve!
This is great by as is or over rice! Feel free to add your own favorite stir-fry veggies and make it your own! I prefer to use the light Kielbasa so the meal doesnt sit heavy afterwards. My kids will actualy eat all the meat before the veggies which is a miracle in this house ;-)
Sunday, October 17, 2010
While searching for other blogs and articles with recipies I cam accross this one. Looks good! I haven't tried any of them yet, if you try them before me, send me and e-mail or comment and let me know what you think! Here's the link!
Friday, October 15, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
It's the easiest bread I have ever made! I used vanilla soy milk instead of almond milk.
- 1 Cup of butter flavored crisco
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs or equivalent substitute
- 1 teaspoon vanillia extract
- 1 cup pumpkin puree (or 1 small can)
- 3 cups flour (i use all purpose)
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
So I found the source of Aubree's recent flare up's... Grandma Sycamores White bread changed their formulation and it now contains milk! Which is a total bummer because its the only brand I could find that didn't. So looks like i will be searching the web for a recipie until I can find a new brand ;-)
Thought I would post some quick fix meals for the days when you don't have the time or energy to cook!
- Delimex Brand Beef Taquitos-heat and serve!
- Van de Kamps Brand Fish sticks and Orida Brand Tater Tots - doesn't get much more kid friendly than that!
- Mission Brand Tortillas - TONS of possabilities here! Tacos, burrietos, tostadas, enchaladas, ect. They also make great sandwich wraps!
Happy cooking! Please feel free to share your own favorite dairy and egg free recipies!
Sunday, October 10, 2010
To make this Dairy-Free I used:
Orida Brand Hash Browns - cooked according to the package directions
Kirkland Brand Pre-cooked Bacon - I just heat it up and crisp it on a pan on the stove. Its super fast because its pre-cooked and it has less fat this way as the end result.
Bisquick Brand Original Pancake Mix - You can either sub the milk it calls for with soy-milk or water (which I do) and if whomever can tolerate eggs use the egg, if not it still cooks just fine with out and then add the oil! SO easy and tastes really good!!
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
I will also post tips and ideas for coping whenever I come accross them! Feel free to share your own!
*Please note that manufactures are always changing formulations so double check lables every time you buy them so you can have piece of mind!