Friday, December 18, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
before it was decorated
This year I was on the hunt for a FAT and SHORT tree...but instead I got just the OPPISITE...TALL and SKINNY...which made it so much easier to decorate and have alot more spaces for the kiddos train and present.
I also wanted to go with a very simple color scheme...purple with gold...but then Ethan kept picking up the BLUE ornaments and Madison keep wanted to put the FUSCHIA ones on it....Ted wanted to add the GREEN ones....but I didnt wanted a PEACOCK tree so....I just settle for purple...fuschia...and blue...
Friday, December 4, 2009
- very independent..wants to do everything on his own....
- loves to eat... udon, rice, noodles, pasta, mac n cheese, french fries, nuggets
- loves loves CHOCOLATES and CHEESE
- hates MILK
- light up whenever he sees anything THOMAS the train...
- have to put on cologne every morning
- very easy to fall asleep..can sleep anywhere and anytime..
- can speak a few words "ee"=Ethan "i woo woo"=I LOVE U "juice" "thi thi" "het minh"
- when he farts...he tells u with a BIG o smile
- loves to kiss me with his mouth wide open
- can blow out his own candles and sign "happy birthday" to himself
- loves to play patty cake....and sign "ole mcdonald"
- loves to help me clean up after his mess...
- thinks it funny when I put him in "time out"
- wants to do everything his sister does
- can NOT sit still for 1 minute
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my LIL MONKEY...I LOVE U SO SO MUCH!!!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
10 garlic cloves--smooch..I love garlic so I put alot..if u dont like garlic then put less
2 lemons, zested and juiced
5 tablespoons olive oil and 1/2 stick of butter
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
salt and pepper
1 pound medium shrimp peeled, deveined and butterflied ...I buy the ones from Sam's Warehouse....its already peeled and all u have to do is run through hot water and basicly heat with the sauce for about 2 minutes...
1 pound thick linguini
cherry tomatoes...cut into halves...
In a bowl, combine the garlic, zest and juice of 1 lemon, olive oil, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper, to taste, and the shrimp. Set aside.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat and add a generous amount of salt. Add the linguini and cook until just tender, 2 minutes less than instructed on the package. Drain and reserve 1/2 cup of cooking water.
Heat a skillet over high heat. Add the shrimp and cook until they turn pink and start to caramelize, about 3 minutes. Remove the shrimp from the pan to a plate.
In a same skillet add the butter and olive oil..then add the zest and juice of the remaining lemon and the cherry tomatoes.. and stir to combine. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, to taste. Add in the shrimp and pasta and toss to combine with the sauce. Turn out into a serving bowl and serve immediately...I also love my sauce with alot of juice so I add about 1 cup of the pasta water...I top mines with cilantro...and tony seasoning....
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Red Beans and Rice
2 Tbsp butter/oil/EVOO
Remove the Ham hock, trim away any meat and add it back to the pot.After the beans have cooked for two hours, add the Tomato Sauce optional... the Parsley and 1/2 of the Green Onions. Make your Rice. Cook the beans for another half hour.
*Place the link(s) of Chaurice or sausage in a medium sized cast iron skillet. Cover half way with water and bring to a boil. Turn often, as the water evaporates until all that is left in the pan is fat from the sausage. Brown the casings of the sausage in the remaining fat, serve hot...strictly optional...too.....
To Serve:Remove the Bay Leaves. Mound a half cup of Rice each, onto two serving plates, Cover with a generous helping of the Red Beans, Garnish with the remaining Green Onions. and of course the hot sauce....
What I do at the end is add 2 tablespoon of butter to my red beans...it makes it so creamy...I also add hot sausage links to my red beans also but I dont cook it until about 1 hour before I turn the stove off...please make sure to keep an eye on the red beans because u dont want them to burn...so keep adding water is u have too...and keep on low heat...
This recipe is to my taste...I usually add all kinds of things...so ...please use the concept of the recipe and make it to ur taste...I hope u enjoy...
Thursday, September 24, 2009
chuck roast ( a get it from Sam....depends on how much u make....I usually used about 1 to 2 pounds)
1 pack of lipton onion soup mix
1 large onion
1 whole garlic (about 6 cloves)
6 tablespoon of worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon of sugar
1 teaspoon of tony
1 tablespoon of flour
2 cup of water (depends on if u like alot of juice...if u dont then just use 1 cup and also depend on how much fat is in ur meat....if it is a fatty piece use 1 cup because u will get alot of juice from the meat)
*I also put about 1 teaspoon of garlic power too...cuz I love garlic*
ok..now put everything in a crockpot...dice up the onion...and mince the garlic if u like...I just peel and leave the whole piece...because u will be cooking this baby for about 8 hour on low or 4-5 hours on high...depends on the chuck of meat that u used...
I also just stick the whole piece of meat in the crockpot...I dont even bother to cut it up...it might take less hours if u chunk it...
Then u just season to taste....I eat it as a sandwich or on mash potatoes...so I like it kinda salty...so usually at the end I would take a folk and shred it to little pieces and add a little more tony..
U can also make a beef stew with it...just pour out some of the juice and put in ur veggie at the end...i dont like my veggies all soggy so I leave my veggies steam and I just serve it on the side...
I hope u guys like it...please leave me a comment if u like it...thanks..
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
1 pound uncooked penne pasta
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
5 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes...I used rotel (if u are using the hot or original then u dont need the pepper flakes)
3/4 teaspoon tony or u can use salt
1 cup vodka (any brand)
5 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 links sweet Italian sausage
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
If u are using the sausage link then in large skillet, heat oil over moderate heat. Remove casing from sausage and add to skillet. Cook, breaking up the meat, until brown. Add garlic and red pepper and cook, stirring until garlic is golden brown.
Add vodka for about 5 minutes before u add the cream and bring to boil. Reduce heat to low and add pasta, toss for 1 minute. Stir in fresh onion and cilantro and parm cheese
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Blowing out cupcakes from "Bee Sweet" on my bday