Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tsp. black pepper
2 tbsp vegetable oil, divided
2 lbs top sirloin, sliced 1/4 in thick
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
2 medium heads broccoli
2 tsp grated fresh gingerroot
Cooked white rice
In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, lemon juice, constarch, dark brown sugar, galic and pepper. Set aside.
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add beef and stir-fry until almost cooked through (about 2 minutes). Transfer beef to a plate/bowl and cover to keep warm.
Heat remaining oil in the same skillet/wok used for the beef. Add onion and stir-fry for 5 minutes. Cut broccoli into florets (should make about 4 cups) and add to skillt with 1/3 cup water. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes.
Return beef to skillet with soy sauce mixture, add ginger. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens (about 2 minutes). Serve hot over cooked white rice.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
I tried to play some ball with the boys but was abruptly told by my oh so precious Jonah that I was "too old". Thanks son, thanks a lot.
There's a color chart listed in the You Pick listings so you can choose your own ribbon color.
So go take a gander, and then let your friends know about it too. I love custom orders so feel free to ask!
Ok...enough bragging about myself. I promise that I will only resort to showing my items if I have no other option. Cross my heart.
*Unless I add something super cool that I just have to show off. Then I'll just do it.*
Thursday, April 23, 2009
I need an apron.
But not just any apron. I need this apron. It's from SassyAprons on Etsy.I told hubby that I wanted it for my Mother's Day gift, and he laughed and said "Yeah right! If I buy you an apron as a gift I'd never hear the end of it!"
Now, normally he'd be correct in his assumption...husbands should not buy their wives household items (i.e kitchen appliances, vaccum cleaners, etc) as gifts. But this is what I want. Desperately. I want to be a hot housewife in my sexy apron!!
I guess I'll just keep drooling over it until I get a few more sales on Etsy so I can buy it for myself!!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
But don't for one second think that these precious little numbers are just for girls. Ohhhhhhh no. They make smocked outfits for the fellas too. My friends, I give you the Jon Jon!
What's that you say? Oh! You want to match your son & daughter in smocked goodness?? No problem! Just check out places like Shrimp & Grits Kids - they have lots of brother & sister matchiness. (If that ain't a Southern sounding store, I don't know what is!!)
Now, don't get me wrong. Some of these dresses are absolutely adorable. And if I ever win the lottery I will buy one for Sophia. But I have to say, I'm glad we live here when my daughter is little, not when my boys were. I really don't think I could've put them in a Jon Jon!
Monday, April 20, 2009
Well, almost all.
Halfway through my preparations, I realized that I only had one egg, and none of our neighbors were home to borrow from, so Hubby ran to the store to grab some for me. Thanks Hubby- you're the best!
Anyway, on to the recipe! Hope you enjoy this bread as much as we did!
Yep...that loaf is history now.
2 cups fresh strawberries, washed and hulled
1 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter (or shortening)
1/3 cup water
1/2 cup chopped walnuts *we excluded these because I'm not a big nut person*
Crush strawberries. Pour into a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Once boiling, cook for one minute, stirring constantly, then remove from heat and let cool.
Preheat oven to 350*. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder. In a large mixing bowl, beat the sugar and butter together and then add the eggs and water, mixing until light and fluffy. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, mixing well to blend. Stir in the crushed strawberries and walnuts. Spoon the mixture into a greased loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove loaf and set on a wire rack to cool completely.
Cut into slices and serve topped with softened cream cheese and strawberry slices.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
1 pkg frozen meatballs (about 24), thawed
1-16 oz pkg egg noodles
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
1/3 cup milk
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup sour cream
Combine meatballs, soup, milk and nutmeg in a large skillet. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat, cover & simmer for 15 minutes. While the sauce is simmering, cook noodles according to package, remove from heat, drain. Add back to pot.
Stir the sour cream into the sauce and cover, cooking for another 2-3 mintues. Add sauce to noodles and stir thoroughly to coat noodles.
Add a little more nutmeg if desired, and serve warm.