Saturday, December 6, 2008

End of week, Yeah!

What a week. Both boys have been sick with a virus. Connor was sick yesterday with a fever. He hung out all day on the sofa and was so quiet and calm. Today is a different story. Both boys are feeling much better and we are back to our normal busy, noisy selves. How sad is it that I wish Connor would be sick for a couple more days! If you know my oldest he is so very busy and noisy that there are days I just want to crawl into bed and pull the covers over my head and put ear plugs in my ears. Wow! Now hopefully no one else will get sick. I have a ton of stuff to do before Christmas. I still have shopping to do and of course I need to mail my cards. They are already to go just need stamps. So it is like 19 days till Christmas and I have only Connor done. Can we say procrastinator!
I have to share a couple of recipes I have made this week. They are so yummy! I have become a Food Network junkie and watch it as often as I can. I will try a recipe if I think my family will eat it. These two were a hit! The first is Beef and Butternut squash stew. Very yummy. Here is the recipe. I didn't add the sun-dried tomatoes because truthfully I don't really like tomatoes. The other is Baked Rigatoni with Bechamel Sauce. Very, very yummy! Here is the recipe. I have made this one a couple of times and it is always a hit. Be warned though that it can get expensive because the cheese is pricey. It is worth it though!
One more thing for you all. I thought I would add a funny thing that Ryan did yesterday. I was getting him ready for the day and sent him downstairs with his brother so I could finish getting ready. I had only put a shirt on him because I needed to find some jeans and socks for him. I was upstairs for like 5 min and saw him heading upstairs. I headed down with him next to me and when I got to the living room I saw his diaper and a little pile of poo. I did not notice that he had no diaper on when I saw him on the stairs. He had taken his diaper off and the poo had fallen out and he was wondering around with a yucky bottom and no diaper. Yucko!! It was very funny however. Now we have to make sure his has pants on. No repeats of the mess.


Anonymous said...

Hi Steph,

Thanks for the update on the boysand the recipes. Hope everyone is, and stays well.

I made the rigatoni with bechemel saucewith my own twist of course. You know me, I have to add my own creativity. To make it a little more cholesterol and waistline friendly, I reduced the whole milk to 2%, reduced the pancetta to 1 ounce, and I added shredded chicken and frozen peas. We love meals we can eat all in one bowl. YUMMY!thanks for the recipe. Have you tried Giada's butternut squash raviolis or chicken ravioli purses? delicious!!! and easy to make.

My friend just recently gave me a recipe for a chocolate cake made in a coffee cup. A few ingredients, 30 seconds in the microwave and wal-la. CAKE!! Connor wil love this recipe...its so easy he can make it practically on his own. I thought of the time Connor and I made cupcakes this past Spring in my kitchen. Such fun we had.

Need to run. Hugs and kisses to the boys.( and you too)

Love you lots and miss you more
Your Big Sister,

Anonymous said...

Hi Steph,

I am not quite as savy as you are with this blogging stuff.
So much to learn, so little time. I was unable to make it so the cake recipe appears in my post. I will send it to you/Connor via email
(someday, I may just make it to the 21 st Century).
Love you,