Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Around the house.....

Okay, so we have lived here for 1.5 years and I am just now getting around to hanging some of my pictures (to my defense, I actually did this end of June!). I had been wanting to hang pictures in the stair well and just had not taken the time to do it. I finally did and I love it!!



Now I have another empty stair well going to the finished basement, but I don't have enough pictures already in frames. I need to stock up on frames!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Don't Worry.....

A few days ago I stripped Logan's bed and was washing his bedding. Well, we were out running errands and I forgot to finish drying it all. We were getting the boys ready for bed when I noticed, so we let Logan stay up. Well, on the way down the stairs, I told him not to drink any juice because he had already brushed his teeth. My husband, trying to be funny, told him "no drinking alcohol either". Logan's response: "Don't worry, I don't even like alcohol."!!! Oh my, where did this kid come from??

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

I'm still alive...and a recipe!!

Yes, I'm still here and things are alright (thanks to those who checked in on me!). I've just been busy trying to come up with a routine that works around here. Two weeks has really flown by. It doesn't seem like it has been that long since I posted.

I'm posting this recipe because we all love it and when we find something we all like, I don't want to forget about it!! This doesn't fall into out current diet, but I'm adding it here anyway!!

My husband loves to experiment in the kitchen, but there are pretty much only two things that he experiments with. Sandwiches and Mac and Cheese. He recently came up with a Mac and Cheese recipe that is a winner. Tasty and easy….it doesn’t get any better than that!

Cheesy Mac and Cheese

2 cans Campbell’s cheddar cheese soup
1 soup can milk
4 cups Cheddar cheese, divided
1 box macaroni (16 oz.)
2 T. olive oil
dash of salt

Preheat oven to 400º. Bring water to a boil and add salt, olive oil, and pasta. Cook pasta according to directions, but leave a little firm. Drain pasta and set aside. Put soup, milk, and 2 cups cheese into pan and stir until cheese melts and ingredients are mixed well. If the sauce seems a little thick, add more milk. Once it is the consistency you like, add the pasta back in. Toss to coat and place in a large casserole pan. Top with the remaining 2 cups of cheese (we use Cheddar, but a Mexican blend would be tasty with green chilies added in–we kept it simple for the boys!). Bake at 400º until cheese just starts to brown!

And....because I don't have a picture of the Mac and cheese, I offer you a picture taken by Lucas!!

And here is the photographer trying to get back around to take some more pictures!!