Monday, October 31, 2011

The Sick House and Cookie Monster

We have been in the sick house all weekend. It started Friday night with Little Miss and I,  then it moved to Daddy and Bubby Sunday evening. It was bad sick. Like take you to a whole new level in your marriage kinda sick.
I'm learning that as a Mom you don't get to be sick on your own. That's hard. I also need to learn how to still be a servant when I just want to be served. Something about being sick brings out the child in me that wants to cry, be held and be treated like a special little patient. Even though that's what I wanted and needed it blessed me to be there for my children in that way. Learning.....still learning.

We ended up taking Little Miss to the ER Sunday evening because she refused to eat or drink and was still throwing up. They gave her Zofran and she agreed to eat ice chips so she could go home. Woke up this morning and she still didn't want anything to eat, mainly because she thinks it's going to make her throw up. When she woke up from her nap she wanted to be "Cookie Monchters" so we made a deal that if she could eat and drink something we would take her to a few houses dressed up as Cookie. It worked!

This little guy stayed with Daddy so he could get to feeling better.

 Praying tomorrow brings on more of an appetite and continued healing.

Friday, October 28, 2011


Went to Austin and got to hang out at with my Sister :)

No trip to Austin would be complete without a visit to Whole Foods for their creme brule.

We had an appointment with Cranial Technologies and found out our little guy is in need of the DOC Band :(

Mommy brought home "Toy Sorry Stickers" for Little Miss. You can see they got put to use in a hurry.

You see that blur of  a baby with food all over his face? Yeah, that would be me trying to put food into a moving target of a mouth. Boys are C.A.R.A.Z.Y!!!

Picnic dinner at the park and feeding the ducks.

Ice Cream truck??? Yes please! Gotta get my Bomstick on!

Hey Pampers, Thanks for taking the day off!

Met up with Ernie. Got to eat yogurt :)

Kids got to play.

And went to my first Just Between Friends Sale. I got all of these outfits for $130. I'm thrilled!

life rearranged

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Game Day Food at Home {Baked "Fried" Pickles and Buffalo Chicken Bites}

Just when my Wings-N-More lovin' husband didn't think I could get any better I went and made this......

Buffalo Chicken Bites and Baked "Fried" Pickles

Go ahead and mark these two down as "must try" recipes because they are for realz ya'll!
As in the best "fried" pickles I've ever eaten and a delicious take on hot wings.

Buffalo Chicken Bites
4 cups of cooked shredded chicken
1- 8 ounce box of cream cheese
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1/4 cup Buffalo wing sauce (you can add more to taste)
3 cups of corn flakes pulsed in a food processor into fine crumbs

When chicken is still warm mix in the cream cheese and buffalo sauce. Using a fork stir it fast in order to shred the chicken even more. Once it's a creamy mixture add the cheddar and parmesan cheeses.  Place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes and up to 24 hours to allow the mixture to harden.

When your ready to make the bites take the mixture out of the refrigerator and scoop the balls with a small ice cream scoop (mine was 1 1/2 tablespoons).

Drop the spoonful into the corn flakes

And roll around until evenly coated

Place in the oven at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.

Baked "Fried" Pickles
1 egg
1 tsp worcestershire sauce
3-4 Tablespoons of flour
1 teaspoons of Tony Chacheres cajun seasoning
1 1/2 cups of Panko Japanese bread crumbs
Dill pickle chips

In a shallow bowl add 1 egg

Whisk it......and whisk it good!

Add the flour

Mix until it's a paste like consistency

Add the Worcestershire sauce

And the Cajun seasoning

Mix it together

Dump in the drained dill pickle chips

Coat them

Pour the Panko bread crumbs in a shallow bowl. You can sprinkle some Cajun seasoning in here if you want to.

Add pickles in one at a time

And press it into the crumbs to make sure it sticks well

Evenly coated

Spread them on a wire rack that is over a cookie sheet. If your wire rack is not coated you might want to spray it with some non-stick oil.

Place them in the oven on broil (500 degrees) for 3-4 minutes. Take them out and flip them onto the other side and return them to the oven for another 3-4 minutes. Keep your eye on them to make sure they don't burn.

And serve them up with some homemade buttermilk ranch dressing!

Seriously delicious! We can't stop thinking and drooling about this meal. Thankfully we're Rangers fans and have had plenty of opportunities to "celebrate."  So darn good!

Friday, October 21, 2011


Vintage yard sale find.

We love Ernie!

We knock, knock, donut dropped somebody.  You should try it sometime. Surprise someone on Saturday morning by dropping off donuts, quietly knock and run like heck to your car so they don't see you.

Cuddle time with Nellie.

Loving my quality time with this little guy. 

Helping Mommy make dinner.

When a two-year old fills the food bowl......

Cold enough for leggings (in Texas that means it's around 65-70 degrees).

Painting Pumpkins

Loves her boots. So much so they are going to the boot repair shop today.

Sad day. Only a week or so until the new month and then I get another jar.

But we will squeegee it to the last drop. 

life rearranged