Thursday, March 18, 2010


Last night we had a St. Patricks day dinner. Since my husband was out of town, I changed it up a bit, and made it more kid friendly. We had green milk:) Table spread

This is a loaf of sheaphearder's bread. Delicious, it was a huge hit! The kids liked it a lot better then my soda bread..LOL.

Green Potatoes~~~ I did this instead of the colcannon, I thought the kids would love the green:)

Steamed cabbage and carrots

Corned beef, that I slow cooked all day in my crockpot~~it was so tender!

I also made green jello, and shortbed cookies with green frosting.

As for tonight's dinner I am trying a new recipe~~>Whole Chicken Crockpot Recipe

It has been such a warm week here, in the 80's. My husband had been fighting a cold for awhile, which is unusual, since he rarely ever gets sick. Then Little Kevin got the cold, then Alexis, and now I feel it coming on.

Laundry needs to be done, and I need to start my spring cleaning. I am really looking forward to this weekend, to have every one home!
Happy Thursday Everyone!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

An Old Irish Blessing
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day, so I have a traditional dinner planned.
Corned Beef
Green Salad
Irish Soda Bread
Green Jello
When I say tradition, I mean our families tradition. Looking up St Patrick's menus, I read Corn Beef and cabbage is not as popular to the Irish on this day as we think...LOL


(Photo and Recipe courtesy of the Foodnetwork.comm)

3 pounds potatoes, scrubbed
2 sticks butter
1 1/4 cups hot milk
Freshly ground black pepper
1 head cabbage, cored and finely shredded
1 (1-pound) piece ham or bacon, cooked the day before
4 scallions, finely chopped
Chopped parsley leaves, for garnish
Steam the potatoes in their skins for 30 minutes. Peel them using a knife and fork. Chop with a knife before mashing. Mash thoroughly to remove all the lumps. Add 1 stick of butter in pieces. Gradually add hot milk, stirring all the time. Season with a few grinds of black pepper.
Boil the cabbage in unsalted water until it turns a darker color. Add 2 tablespoons butter to tenderize it. Cover with lid for 2 minutes. Drain thoroughly before returning it to the pan. Chop into small pieces.
Put the ham in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 45 minutes until tender. Drain. Remove any fat and chop into small pieces.
Add cabbage, scallions, and ham to mashed potatoes, stirring them in gently.
Serve in individual soup plates. Make an indentation on the top by swirling a wooden spoon. Put 1 tablespoon of butter into each indentation. Sprinkle with parsley

As far as this being Tuesday, which is normally my shopping day, I really did not need anything...LOL. THAT, rarely happens in this household. The weather here is HOT!!!!!!!!! I mean air conditioning HOT, it is in the 80's!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Last night for Dinner I made Kelli's Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas for dinner. It is a good thing I snapped the pictures right away, because needless to say there was not much left afterwords..LOLThank you Kelli for sharing this delicious recipe! Doesn't it look good:)

Yesterday was my shopping day, so to today is my cleaning day, I also think I may bake some bread too. I love to bake bread, there is just something so rewarding knowing you made it yourself.
Today is another chilly day too.

I am not sure if I mentioned this, but my son Tony not only turned 18 on Friday, but he got a haircut. Short, just like little Kevin's. He looks so handsome! I love long hair, especially on my husband, but I have to say my son looks so nice with his short hair, it is a very good look for him :)

Not sure about dinner yet, but something comforting, because it is so chilly.

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, March 09, 2010


Today was my shopping day:) So, now I have a happy kitchen. I plan on baking some bread tomorrow! For tonight's dinner I am making Kelli's Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas. When it comes out of the oven I will take a picture to post .
Tomorrow, is usually dedicated to cleaning, so we shall see how much I can get done.
It was FREEZING today, the sun was warm, but the wind was so cold!
Have a happy Tuesday!
Oh, one more thing, I am roasting some garlic to make some hummus dip~~~I have to keep the Tahini out of it, because of my son's allergy. I hope it turns out good:)

Monday, March 08, 2010


It was a cold and rainy Monday this morning. The sun is trying to come out. It is okay, I love cold and rainy days! Makes housework more fun..LOL. We had a nice relaxing weekend, I so enjoyed my husband home. Tony had a very nice birthday, and it was nice to visit with family and friends. Now it is time to get some work done. I definitely need to vacuum the stairs.

Look at what a weeks worth of housework can add up too. That is about what I have to do too:)

Definately do the bedding today!

...and of course playing in my kitchen. I think that is my favorite room in the house. I have a radio that I listen too, I listen to a lot of talk radio when I am in there. There is a really neat christian station that does a lot of talking about marriage, husbands roles, wives roles, is fascinating. The part that makes me giggle is the girl on the show is named Julie, and the man is named Kevin.

Cream Cheese Won tons Recipe

(I forgot to take pictures of my won tons, but I got this picture off of Mine looked like this, except, I made mine a little more golden brown)

1 package of cream cheese
4 green onions, chopped (about 1/4 cup)
pinch of salt
1 package small wonton wrappers

Blend together ingredients. Drop 1 teaspoonful onto each of the wrappers. line the square of the wontons with water to make the wonton stick when you close it, fold in a triangle

Fry in hot oil until crispy and brown.

Serve with Sweet and Sour

Makes approximately 2 dozen.


So, now you all know what my week looks like, what about yours?
I made this crockpot chicken with BBQ sauce the other day and it turned out fantastic, I slow cooked it all day and it was just like butter. I have left over chicken from another, so I was thinking of making a chicken salad. Any good chicken salad recipes, out there?
On another note, I need to do my toenails, they need a fresh polish. I learned if you rub baby oil on the cuticles it keeps them soft looking, so I have been doing that, on both my hands and my feet. My toenails right now are painted red and mt finger nails are in the French manicure.

Also, I know it is March, so that means I should do my tomatoes, so I am hoping I do better with my Topsy Turvy this year, and no more horn worms, yucky...LOL.

I also would really like to learn to can, I asked my Grandma and she said why would you do that, when you can buy canned goods these days for cheap. I guess it is just something I would like to learn:)
Happy Monday!!!

Saturday, March 06, 2010


My oldest son turned 18 yesterday. I can't believe how fast this time went. We had a party last night and I made all his favorite foods. I didn't snap too many pictures, because we were having such a fun time, but I did snap him blowing out all 18 candles...:)

Today is Saturday and I am so thankful my husband is home once again from Northern California, I miss him so much when he has to travel. The home is not the same with him.

It is supposed to rain today, so we are just going to stay in and enjoy the day. You all have a happy Saturday!