Sunday, February 7, 2016

New recipe tryout

I found a new recipe that I thought everyone in my family would like. Recipe - http://www.thecountrycook.net/2012/08/pizza-pasta-bake.html 

Let's just say it made so much that there was 2 days worth of left overs for hubby to take to work and he didn't mind taking it. It was liked by all!! Maybe next time I will cut down on the recipe and not have so much leftovers. We had garlic bread with it and it was yummy!! 

I wish I had taken pics of it but I forgot to take some. Maybe next time. 

Kristy

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Sooooooo....... It's been a while. 😁

It's been a few years since I last posted and a whole lot has happened. 

First the kids are a few years older. I now have a third grader and a sixth grader!! How in the heck did that happen?!? 

We've lost a few family members along the way. John's Grama (Nanny) passed in September of 2012. She was the matriarch for our family. She was my second mother after I moved here. She was my best friend. She knew all my secrets, my fears and my joys. Don't get me wrong my mom still is and will always be my mom and my best friend. But man, did I miss her when she passed. Still do to this day. 

The other family member that passed was John's mother. She passed in January 2015. My kids called her Lulu. She was a unique Grama. She loved my girls with all her heart. She had her own personal problems/demons she had to deal with. She was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and RA. I don't think I have ever met a more self sustained woman. If she wanted to do something she figured out how to get it done. I will always admire that about her. She didn't let much stand in the way of she wanted it bad enough. 

On to other news. 
I now have a job as a Pre-K teachers assistant. I absolutely love it! It's awesome to see 20 different minds work in 20 (sometimes more) ways. I never know what one of them is going to say. After 12 yrs of being a stay at home mom, let's just say I felt like I was thrown in the lions den.  Not being used to being on my feet for more than an hour at a time to being on my feet almost nonstop for little over 8 hrs a day, is quite a shock to my body. Not gonna lie the first 2 weeks, heck month, was torture! My whole body ached and I was grumpy. 😁 I sincerely apologize!! 
Now though, I am much better! I have lost almost 20 lbs since August 2015 to February 2016!! I can't believe it!! I have gotten a Fitbit and am in challenges with friends that keep me going. I reach my 10,000 step goal each day. It may not be at school, but it doesn't take much for it to be reached at home. I dance to the wii games that the kids have and when the weather warms up I plan on walking more outside. I am so proud of myself! 🙌🏼 next thing I am working on is eating better. 

Well I think that is about it for now. Hopefully I will be more active in posting things that have happened or new recipe tried or something. 

Kristy

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Cheesy Ham Bubble Bakes

Oh My!!!! This recipe that I tried a couple of weekends ago was awesome!! I had seen it on a popular recipe website and decided to give it a go. Glad I did. My husband couldn't quit eating them!! 
 The ingredients are: 
  • Can of biscuits cut into quarters or bite size pieces (). =D
  • meat
  • cheese
  • Cupcake pan
  • large bowl to mix all ingredients
                     Side note: I used some thick fluffy biscuits and next time I will use some skinnier ones so I can add more cheese and meat. I used some sandwich meat(ham) that I had on hand but I think bacon or sausage browned and crumbled,  in this would be awesome too!! I also used cheddar and mozzarella mixed and it was good. I didn't measure anything so I just "eyeballed it". LOL

I didn't use cupcake papers, I just sprayed the pan with Pam before putting all the ingredients in. Chop the meat up. If you used bacon or sausage, brown and drain on a paper towel, then chop it up and put in large mixing bowl. Chop or cut with scissors, the biscuits into quarters or bite size pieces. Put in bowl and add cheese(as much as you please). Scoop into the cupcake/muffin pan.


 Now put it into an oven that is preheated to 350*. Let it bake for about 20 minutes or until the biscuits are "puffy".


Yummy!!!!!!! This is making my mouth water just sitting here typing about this!! LOL Let cool and then serve and watch them disappear into thin air! Also good with a drizzle of honey on top of them while they are still warm too. =D


Official recipe found here.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

spring break......

This week has been spring break for my kids. So far so good, but we are all starting to get on each others nerves..... the song stuck like glue comes to mind. My kids are starting to lose their imagination for things to do to not bother mommy. LOL I give them ideas and they seem to not like mine. cleaning bedrooms, dusting, folding laundry, taking baths...... these don't go over well with my kids. I get all kinds of looks.

It has been raining here most of the week. So things outside are soggy and down right yucky. They wanted to play in the mud puddles while it was raining but then it would lightening and thunder and they quickly changed their minds!!!!! hehehehe!!

We have went thru the kids bedrooms and gotten rid of alot of stuff. About 2 tubs full of toys, 2 trash bags full of clothes, and about 3-4 bags of trash!! Holy cow I didn't realize what mess they had in their bedrooms until I got in there and started helping them get it done.

But now break is almost over and school will start again and I will get my quiet house back again!!! I am going to have to have things planned for the kids to do during the summer or we are all going to kill each other. Library trips, sprinklers, water fights with sponges, riding bikes...... is just a few things that come to mind.

So now I am off to find something else to do. Probably crochet something. lol

Kristy

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Good times!!

This past week we had company!!!!! LOL My parents came from Colorado to visit for a few days. The girls were so excited to have Grama and Grampa come and see them. We did all the fun stuff like shopping, eating and just having fun. It rained on Saturday pretty much all day long. But, that didn't stop us girls from doing our thang!!!!!! Grama spoiled the kids and bought me a few things too.

We went to a local town that has some pretty awesome scenery. The kids had fun feeding the geese.

The cool bridge!! The girls were too scared to go over it so we didn't. =S

My oldest daughter didn't like standing that close to the water.

Mom and dad being cheesy!! =D

Kids being cheesy with grama and grapa!!



We all had a wonderful time with Grama and Grapa and can't wait for them to come back!!! We will probably go see them sometime this summer though too.

Friday, March 2, 2012

March Madness!! Well, kinda..........

I don't know about you, but March didn't start off very well for me and my family. =( About 2am on the morning of March 1st, my youngest daughter came into my bedroom to tell me she didn't feel well. She didn't quit being sick until about 5pm that day. Now she is fine. But it is now the oldest daughters turn to be sick. She did the same thing but it was about 2:30am this morning that she ended up getting sick. It all started with hubby being sick and then the kids and now I am praying(REALLY praying) that I don't get it. I am a horrible person when it comes to the throw-ups. I have little to no gag reflex. Just the sound of someone gagging sends me to the bathroom.

OK, OK enough about that!! I should be cleaning my house from top to bottom. My parents are coming to visit!!!! My house is a mess!!!!!!!!!!!! My mom would kick my butt if she would walk in right now!!!!! UGH!!!! Dusting is my worst enemy. I can remember bargaining with my brother and sister to get out of dusting. So I guess I had better get off here and go get busy.

Kristy

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Hey there!! So........ I have this sister and she is pretty cool. Her name is Jill. She has a blog that she uses to share her creativity. Jill is an inspiration to me in many ways. She is constantly getting teased about being so quiet that you wouldn't even know she is there. But that isn't a bad thing. Being quiet and listening is what I think has made her a great Christian. She is such a good woman. Now don't get me wrong she knows when to have fun too. =D

So go visit her blog (here) and tell her I sent you!!
Have a great day!!!!!! 
Kristy