September 27, 2012

Open wide

This past week we started giving Mason baby food. So far he's had peas, squash, bananas and apples. Squash is his favorite so far. He's slowly getting the hang of it and makes less mess each time.  He only has one "meal" a day for now. He has his 6 month check up tomorrow so I'll update more after that.

Veggie Pizza

I've had this recipe in my recipe box for a long time. I've had veggie pizza before, but I've never actually made it until now. 

2 tubes crescent rolls
16 oz light cream cheese
1 package ranch dressing powder
1 cup mayonnaise
mozzarella cheese

Unroll crescent dough and preheat oven according to package directions. Place in a cookie sheet. Press perforations to make solid. Bake according to package directions.  

Mix cream cheese, ranch, and mayo. 

Spread on cooled crescent rolls.

Chop veggies.

Spread veggies and cheese evenly over top.  Slice into squares before serving.

We all loved it! But, we are horrible at eating left overs so half of it didn't even get eaten. Like some previous recipes, next time I will only make a half size so it's not wasted.  

September 25, 2012

Crockpot Chicken & Stuffing

I found this recipe on Pinterest.  Decided to give it a try because what's not to like. Chicken-good, stuffing- really good!

4 thawed chicken breasts
6oz. package of Stove Top stuffing mix
1/2 cup sour cream
1 can of cream of chicken soup
1/4 cup water

Place chicken in crock pot.

 Cover with dry stuffing. 

Mix sour cream, cream of chicken and water in small bowl. 

Pour over chicken and stuffing. 

Cook on low for 4 hours. Fluff and serve. 

 It was pretty good. I honestly didn't care for the stuffing since it was pretty soggy. Mike took one bite and fell in love! 

September 24, 2012

Cheese Chicken Quesadillas

I'm not sure where I found this recipe. I've only made it once before about 4 years ago, but it's good enough that I decided to make it again.

Cheese Chicken Quesadillas

1 can condensed cream of chicken or mushroom soup
1 1/2 cup chopped cooked chicken
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
8 flour tortilla shells

In small bowl combine soup, chicken, 1/2 cheese. Top half of each tortilla with 1/4 cup soup mix spreading evenly to within 1/2 inch of edge. Moisten edges with water. Fold over pressing edges to seal. Arrange on cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 8 minutes or until hot. Sprinkle with remaining cheese (I do this before cooking)

Very quick and inexpensive meal.

September 16, 2012

Spaghetti Pie

This isn't a pinterest recipe, it's a recipe from my mom. I'm not sure where she got it but she started making it when I was still living at home. I haven't made it in the longest time, but now that I recently made it I wanted to share it because it's SO GOOD!!

1 (16oz) box of spaghetti noodles
3 eggs
1 tsp. salt
1 (24oz) container of cottage cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 jar spaghetti sauce

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Boil noodles to package instructions. Drain and let cool. Spray 9x13 inch dish with cooking spray and set aside.

In large bowl whisk together eggs and salt. Add mozz. and parm. cheese.

Add egg mix to noodles and mix together, making sure to coat all the noodles.

Pour noodle mixture into prepared dish and spread evenly.

Add layer of cottage cheese over noodles, spreading evenly. Add spaghetti sauce to the top and spread evenly also.

I added some more mozz. cheese to the top because I believe there's no such thing as too much cheese.

Cover with foil. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 10 minutes.


September 7, 2012

Growing up

This past week was Marley's first day of preschool.  She goes half day on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. She was so excited about starting school, and was asking if it was time to leave two hours before it really was time to leave.

Checking in

By her cubby 

Poor Mike. So sad his baby is growing up.
 Here are the papers that Marley brought home from her first week at school.

 I have a brilliant idea of what I am going to do with all the school papers she brings home- You'll have to wait until May to find out what is it though.

After we picked Marley up on her first day she said "I love school"  We then came home, had a snack and headed to her first swimming lesson.

 Of course, she loved it and before we made it to the car she asked when she could come back. She has swimming on Monday and Wednesdays. We're keeping her busy that's for sure!

September 2, 2012

Basket Case

I persuaded Mike to go to some yard sales with me a few weekends ago. I found this basket for $0.50.

 At the time I had no idea what to do with it, but figured for that price I could find some use for it.  Once we got home I decided I wanted to spray paint it because we'll it's pretty ugly. Well, I didn't get to because Mike jumped in and did it for me.

 It looks so much better now.

After it sat out and dried I still didn't know what to use it for. Once I brought it inside I noticed all Mason's "toys" sitting around and decided that it would be his toy basket. He loves it!