Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving Turkey Veggie Platter

Need a last minute way to make your veggie tray cute for your Thanksgiving table?  How about turn it into a turkey?  I found this cute little idea on pinterest and knew I wanted to make it.
The original was cuter but I wanted to add celery and tomatoes and didn't want as many peppers that they had on their tray.  It doesn't matter the veggies you use, it is the color that really makes the turkey.


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Apple Crisp Recipe

I have apples coming out of my ears right now.  Earlier during the summer months I prepared bags and bags of pear puree to turn into pear applesauce.  I have been dreading the applesauce making because I have been feeling so icky.  Well with the help of my mom and brother I went and picked baskets full of apples.  I have been slowly working on them and have made 10 quarts of pear applesauce, 5 pints of apple butter, and I still have lots more to do.  Well last night I decided to take a break and make something other than applesauce.  The kids and I found a yummy recipe and got to work.  I am excited to share it with you.  It smells delicious and tastes even better. 

Apple Crisp
10 cups all-purpose apples, peeled, cored, and sliced. 
1 cup white sugar
1 TB all purpose flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup water

1 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup butter, melted

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
2.  Place the sliced apples in a 9x13 inch pan.  Mix the white sugar, 1 TB flour and ground cinnamon together, and sprinkle over apples.  Pour water evenly over all.
3.  Combine the oats, 1 cup flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and melted butter together.  Crumble evenly over the apple mixture. 
4.  Bake at 350 degrees F for about 45 mins.  (If your topping is getting too brown you can cover with aluminum foil.  I did this for the last 5 mins)
5.  Let cool for a little bit.  Serve with icecream!

Stay tuned for Pear Applesauce recipe.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Shaklee Winners & Apology

Hello Readers.  I was supposed to announce this a couple of days ago, but I have a confession to make.  I have been super sick.  Getting on the computer is an effort.  So much so that I rarely check my email and I am never on the blog or facebook anymore.  I am hoping this will pass sooner rather than later.  It has been about 3 weeks now and who knows it could be another 3 weeks until I am feeling back to normal.  Forgive me for being a couple days late and bear with me in my lack of posts.  I really had plans on doing Give Thanks November this year, but it is looking like it could be later in the month that I will start it, if I do even start it.  Enough with my sad story and onto your winnings.  The following ladies have won a sample of the Shaklee Basic H Solution. 

Ladies you will be given an email to let you know that you have one.  You will have 48 hours to respond.  Congratulations!

If you are still reading than I will let you know why I have been so sick if you haven't already guessed. 

We are Expecting Baby #4

We are so excited.  I am so happy that each of the kids are so excited.  Razy inparticular cannot wait for her baby "sister" to come.  I keep telling her that there is a chance it could be a baby brother.  "Nope" she says.  "Girl babies come from mommies, and boy babies come from daddies."  Well little girl it doesn't work like that.  I am just happy that she can't wait to take care of it and be a big sister.  I know it will be a big suprise and change for her since she has been the baby for so long.  There are benefits of being the youngest and those are soon to be taken away from her.  For her sake she may want to have it be a boy.  That way, being the only princess cannot be taken away from her.  I on the other hand will love a boy or a girl.  There a things about both that I would love, but I really do think that every girl does need a sister.  Right now I can't be thinking about boy or girl.  I am just trying to get through the yucky morning sickness that seems to linger all day and into the night.  I am just thankful for an understanding husband who is okay with the fact that laundry isn't getting done (unless he does it), that the house is very messy lived in, and that dinners have become quite creative.  This will pass and I know that soon I will have forgotten how sick and tired I have been.  It is just all new to me.  This is the first time I have been sick during pregnancy.  I had other complications, but those seem so minor to the feelings I am feeling now.  You ladies who suffered or are suffering morning sickness I feel for you.  

How were your pregnancies?  Were you sick?  Tired? or did you feel the best ever in your life while pregnant?