Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving :)

Why yes, she IS a prodigy :)

Here's a picture of Margaret and James hahahaha weird. And no Mady is not drinking a Mt. Dew... It's just water!! And below is Lillie, Kendall, James and their cousin Stacie, who we were all so glad to get to know better, she was great!

Here's little Miss Mady at the hotel (which was fabulous)

Mady still loooooooves swimming!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Delicious chicken....

You will need:

Nonstick Cooking Spray
4 small skinless, boneless chicken breasts halves
1 tsp olive oil
2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1 cup red and/or green sweet pepper, chopped (I substituted bell peppers)
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup chicken broth
Ground black pepper
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tb all-purpose flour
1/8 tsp ground black pepper

You will do:
1. Coat an unheated large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. heat skillet. Cook chicken in hot skillet over medium eat about 4 meanutes or until browned, turning to brown evenly. Remove chicken from heat. (Will not be cooked throughly)

2. Carefully add oil to hot skillet. Cook mushrooms, peppers and garlic in hot oil until tender. Remove vegetables from skillet; cover with foil to keep warm. Carefully stir brtoh into skillet. Return chicken breasts to skillet. Sprinkle chicken lightly with salt and pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 5-7 minutes OR until chicken is tender and no longer pink. Transfer chicken to a serving platter; cover to keep warm.

3. For sauce, in a small bowl stir together sour cream, flour, and the 1/8 tsp black pepper until smooth. Stir into mixture in skillet. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. cook and stir for 1 minute more.

4. To serve, sppon chicken, veggies, and sauce over hot cooked brown rice. (I served it over couscous)



We got our first REAL snow on Sunday, so Mady got to take her snow pants for a spin ;) She reminds me of my brother Russell, he used to stay outside until he got frost bite on his cheeks. She loooooooves the snow! Mady's mommy has a love/hate relationship with snow. It's pretty to look at from inside the house....

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


This is Amanda and Wanita... my two closest friends!

Friday, November 13, 2009

I love my Mady Girl!

You have to click on the first picture, her face is priceless...

So Mady thinks that if she brings her shoes, my shoes, and Lillies shoes, and says 'coat' (since she can't reach it hanging up) that that means she can go outside. Today it was ... oh 30 degrees. AND windy! So I told her she could only go out to play if she bundled up :) She was soooo cute! She is currently obsessed with wearing her boots, and I was surprised she tolerated wearing the gloves and hat. You can kind of see that we got our first 'sticking' snow yesterday, even though it's almost all gone. She liked whacking it off the bushes.

Last night we had spaghetti and Mady convinced her Daddy that she needed a snowball with her dinner ;) & Yes we strip her down to eat anything red!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Just some fun

Here's some cute pictures of Mady running around in her shirt from Grandpa, it almost fits her now, she's getting so big! Someone put the bow on her head, and she didn't even notice lol. She's carrying her Daddy's toothbrush...

Mady loves her Uncle James! (and this picture cracks me up!)

I made this play dough for Mady, it turned out great:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tbsp oil
2 tbsp cream of tarter... Read More
1 cup water
food coloring if you want

In a medium saucepan, cook the flour, salt, oil, and tarter, and the water over med heat stirring constantly until stiff. Cool and knead, out the lumps. While kneading, add some food coloring if you have chosen to do so. Store in a container with an air-tight lid

We used some of the cookie cutters my mom sent :)