Monday, January 28, 2013

Old school fun for the adults

When is the last time you went out and did something completely childish WITHOUT your kid LOL?
A friend of our decided to throw a Birthday party for his wife at our local roller rink.  We had so much fun!  It of course was a little scary to get back on skates after 16 years or so :) But we all had a fabulous time!  I can't wait to go back with my daughter now that I know I won't fall on my bum right away.  We went out to dinner, then roller skating , then out for drinks.  It was a great night!  I can't wait until the next person's birthday to see what we do next.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

STUFF IT ...... the chicken that is.

Stuff your dinner whatever it is!

We love chicken in this house, and your really not suppose to eat red meat more than once or twice a week anyways.  So I have to find new ways to make it exciting!
All I did was ALMOST cut the chicken in half (I left a little but connected so it doesn't slide apart.)  I put my favorite cheeses inside and a little but of cottage cheese. and a few mushrooms and onions.

The more you come back to my page you will see HOW much we love mushrooms and onions and red peppers in this house lol.

Also on the same pan we made stuffed mushrooms.  I used about 2/3 rds of a package of cream cheese.  Mixed in about 1 teaspoon of the following garlic powder, onion powder, and just a dash of salt and pepper.  I also add a splash of milk into the bowl and use a hand mixer to make the cream cheese more workable!

Use a small spoon to fill your mushrooms with cream cheese.  I also dumped about 1/2 a cup of shredded mozzarella cheese into a bowl and dip the mushroom cream cheese side down into the bowl.

My chicken was fully thawed out So I could cook these two together 350 degrees for about 30- 35 minutes or until your cheese on your mushrooms is golden brown and your chicken starts to brown a tad bit on the top as well.

Remember get creative!  If you have a night without the kids or want to make a separate portion for yourself add some red pepper flakes for a little spice or green and yellow and red and orange peppers, onion chives.   Add a smidge of Italian seasoning to chickens cheese mix. The possibilities are endless and you can stuff just about anything in there!

You can also stuff Hamburger patties or turkey patties even butterfly a nice steak and cook garlic mushrooms and onions in the middle OOOOOOOOOOO that sound good!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Home Made Anything Pockets

 This is seriously one of my new favorite go to meals.  Grands Has a new Honey Butter Biscuit (you can use your favorite, buttermilk, flakey and light ect..) I used the new Honey butter biscuits.  They were on sale 10 for $10.00 at my local grocery store and I wanted to find a few ways to use these biscuits over the next few weeks so I wouldn't waste them!


I always line my pans with tin foil when baking with Cheese or anything that is hard to scrub off!  Plus your pans don't look so old and yucky as fast.

Set your Oven to 350 degrees these are so quick and easy to make your oven may not even be preheated by the time you are done!

So I open a can of my biscuits and threw some flour down a cutting board,  Rolled out my biscuits as flat as I could with a rolling pin.

I placed one biscuit on the bottom of the pan, and filled with in this order shredded cheese (any kind) I used Mozz and Cheddar, then diced up sun dried tomato Turkey lunch meat, some diced red onions, left over diced up bacon and then a little more shredded cheese!  Remember you can USE WHATEVER you want to fill these get creative or get real simple for those picky kids :) Ham-roast beef- swiss- mushrroms- red peppers- jalepeno- cream cheese - garlic Leftover Chicken- make pizza ones yum! Endless possibilities!

Place a second rolled out biscuit on top I press mine together as best as I can.

Bake at 350 for 15- 19 minutes or whatever your package says for your biscuits to bake up to golden brown.

No need to even let them cool. Slice them into fours and serve with your favorite dipping sauce or eat them plain they are FABULOUS!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Leftover Homemade Teriyaki Chicken with Brown sugar, Pineapple and Onions

Best leftovers yet!

This is seriously the best Chicken ever!  We made too much Grilled chicken, so I took 3 pieces and sliced them into tiny pieces.  Threw them into a frying pan with 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 1/4 cup of Teriyaki sauce, 4 whole slices (cut up) of canned pineapple, and 1/2 a small onion chopped small.

That is it cook on Medium or 5  for 15-20 minutes stirring every 4-5 minutes so everything doesn't get stuck to the pan.

I made a fresh batch of rice : 2 cups rice, 4 cups water, and a tablespoon of oil, bring to a boil, stir rice and turn down to simmer and cover until water disappears.


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Baby Shower Diaper Cake

If you haven't seen one of these yet, they are AMAZING!

This is truly something every Momma to be needs and it is fun and simple to make!

This is the Diaper Cake I made for my Sister's Baby Shower Last May!

So in the picture above,  I found pacifiers, teethers, wrist rattles, baby slippers, a baby knit hat for the top, and the mini baby Johnson's powder, shampoo and lotion ect..  You can add what ever you want to your cake.  Baby toys, rattles, rolled up blankets, whatever you think will look nice :)

Shopping List
Thin curling ribbon
Wide Pretty Ribbon
Baby toys/mini lotions, powders, wrist rattles, bibs, pacifiers ect.. whatever you want and think will look cute!
All you need is scissors and a piece of cardboard or larger box.

1. To get started you need to buy a few packs of diapers.  I would also suggest finding a large piece of cardboard or a box, so you can move the cake to it's final destination easily.

2. I bought 2 packs of diapers for this cake, one pack of SIZE 1 and one pack of SIZE 2 diapers.

3. You are going to need some thin curling ribbon, (I forgot this next one and made due ) but you'll also want a roll of Wide Pretty Ribbon. (to go around each finished layer)

4.  I used the SIZE 2 diapers for the bottom 2 layers.  You have to roll each diaper (much easier if you roll from the closed end or bottom.) Then use the small ribbon and tie each diaper, do this until you have enough diapers to make your base layer.

You can make these as big or as small as you want, depends on how many diapers you feel like rolling, it can become annoying lol, and how much stuff you bought to put on the cake.

5. Tie a small ribbon around all your diapers standing up first.  then start your second layer.  I only did 4 layers, for layer 3 and 4 I used SIZE 1 diapers.

6. Depending on how large you are making your cake, you will need to eye up each layer so they get smaller as you go up.

7. Once you have as many layers as you want, stack the layers on top of one another.  Then add your decorations under the small ribbon holding each layer together.

8.  Now is when you can tie your fancy wide ribbon around each layer.  Because I forgot to buy wide ribbon I used my left over purple and pink ribbon and curled a bunch of it to make it look a bit more fancy.  You can Still do this to add some extra BANG :)

If I would have not thrown this together last minute I might have bought a cute stuffed animal or wrapped 2 or 3 bottles together with ribbon for the cake topper.

I had my almost 8 year old at the time help me roll and tie diapers, we had a fun time together and everyone at the baby shower loved the cake!