Wednesday, April 25, 2007

packing for the move

well on april 1st we tried giving aidan his first bottle. much to my suprise it really didn't faze him at all . daddy got to feed him for the first time since he was born. and he enjoys giving aidan a bottle whenever mommy can't feed him.

adain's ability to take a bottle meant we could leave him with robby's mom and went out on our first date without little aidan. i was completely freaking out and as soon as the movie was over we went straight home.

and this is what happend when you ignore your kid too long because you're too busy doing this...

we're moving into a house and out of our apartment. we have to be out by the 17th of may, so this next little bit is gonna be crazy. i've found that it's really hard to pack boxes when aidan just wants to cuddle with his momma all day long. today i put him in the swing and just ignored his whimpering for me. a little while later when i came back into the living room i found him completely zonked out in his chair. poor little guy. wish me luck in packing boxes.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

groceries and recipes

as those of you with kids know, it's really hard to get out of the house with a little one. i have found that it takes careful planning just to go to the post office, let alone shop for groceries. in college (i went to byu-idaho) in such a small town where most college kids didn't have a car the local grocery store would let you shop, and then they would deliver your groceries (which was good, since i usually would walk to the store). in this time of my life and i found that it was hard enough to get out of the house, let alone have to haul in all my groceries from my car to my apartment i searched for delivering options. my new hero: i bet you didn't know that they deliver. they do, for only $10. so now i can take care of my little guy and have my food delivered straight to my apartment and i can focus on other things.
i've been trying to cook more now that i'm home, so i thought that i would share with you 2 recipes. i made pizza the other day on refrigerated biscuit dough (thanks pillsbury) but the best part was the pizza sauce -- so i thought i would share. it's the best and it has a littke kick to it.
1 tbsp veg oil
1/2 c chopped oinion
1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
6 oz water
1/2 tsp white sugar
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder (i used minced garlic)
1/4 tsp basil
1/2 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp marjoram
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/8 tsp pepper flakes
Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Saute onion until tender. Stir in tomato paste and water. Season with sugar and seasonings. Simmer 15-20 minutes.
1 (15 oz) can corn, drained
2 (14.5 oz) can chicken broth
1 (10 oz) can chunck chicken
1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained
1 (10 oz) can diced tomatoes with green chiles
chili powder
garlic powder
lemon pepper
open cans and pour everything into a large saucepan. simmer over medium heat until heated through. serve with tortilla chips, shredded cheese and a dallop of sour cream.
lately robby's work schedule has been crazy and i never know when he will be home, so planning dinner has been hard. this soup can be thrown together last minute and it's delicious. robby said a couple of times how good it was last night. it's easy, and it's only cans so you can keep all the ingredients on hand for when you need a quick easy dinner.