Merry Christmas

Dec 30, 2012

Well we are finally home after a week on the road for Christmas! I knew going into it that it was going to be tough with Maddox and his schedule and sleeping in the same room and feeding him solids and starting bottles. It actually wasn't that bad and he adjusted well.

Our Christmas started on the 22nd with a seafood supper with Daniel's Grandma and parents. It was the first time I've had crab legs and man were they good!

On the 23rd we were off to my parents farm, a long 2 hour drive, good thing Maddox slept well!

On the 24th mom cooked my family Christmas supper. Turkey, mashed potatoes, corn, stuffing, the works! We all woke up early Christmas morning to open presents. I think we could have gave Maddox a roll of paper and he would have been happy! All he did was try and eat the bows and paper. That evening we went into my Grandma's for another Christmas supper. By this point I was stuffed and didn't think I could handle any more Christmas suppers!

On the 26th we packed up again and headed to Daniel's parents cabin. We got there late and pretty much went to bed. We all were awake by 8:30am and were opening presents again, followed by a huge breakfast and then another big Christmas supper in the evening.

On the 27th we packed up all our stuff and came home. It feels so good to be home and I'm really looking forward to having some downtime now before Daniel heads back to work on January 2nd.

It's really nice having him home, and its going to be a rude awakening when he goes back to being on the road!

Anyway I should probably go do some more unpacking! I will leave you with some of my favourite pics from this mornings photo shoot with my new camera!

Baked Spinach, Macaroni and Cheese

Dec 13, 2012

I tried a new recipe today and I think its going to be added to the weekly recipe list. You could add almost anything to it, and I made it with just a few simple ingredients.


 I was having a bad day, so I added bacon.. I also cut the recipe in half, since there is no way I was going to eat 8 servings of this stuff!

Also if I was to write this recipe the way I did it, I would have to include that you have to stop every 5 minutes to occupy/sing/dance/play peek-a-boo with someone who was being a bit fussy. Isn't he sweet?!


Spinach Macaroni and Cheese

by Renee Pihowich
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Keywords: saute side

Ingredients (8 servings)
  • 12 oz uncooked pasta, gemelli or other twisted pasta (about 2 1/2 cups)
  • 1/8 tsp table salt, for pasta cooking water
  • 10 oz uncooked broccoli, small florets (about 2 1/2 cups)
  • 1 tsp salted butter
  • 3 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 2 1/2 cup(s) fat-free skim milk
  • 1/3 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup(s) uncooked onion(s), diced
  • 1 cup(s) low-fat, shredded Cheddar cheese, sharp-variety
  • 1 1/2 tsp table salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
Cook pasta in a large pot of lightly salted boiling water according to package directions, adding broccoli to water 3 minutes before pasta will be done; drain pasta and broccoli and return to pot.
Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; whisk together milk and flour until blended; add onion. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, whisking frequently. Reduce heat to low and simmer until thickened, about 2 minutes.
Remove from heat and whisk in Cheddar cheese, salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese. Pour over cooked, drained pasta and broccoli; toss to mix and coat.
Serve warm
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Recommitting to Weight Watchers

Dec 10, 2012

I have an ongoing battle with myself, with my weight and how I see myself.

Last night I recommitted to weight watchers. I've used the program before, and I've seen results. My biggest problem is that I'm home right now, I can be lazy and not leave the you for days if I want. It's cold, and I don't want to go outside and exercise. I just want to sit inside, drink coffee and cuddle up with my little man.

I'm hoping to be able to stay on plan and get in exercise during Maddox's naps. This morning I took all the clothes hanging on the treadmill off and went for my first real run. I'm starting with the couch to 5k program and I thought halfway through I was going to die, my body was jiggling in places that I never thought could jiggle. But I did it, and I plan to do it again!



The new blog

Dec 4, 2012

Please be patient while I update our new home on the net :) we are hard at work!

Lots of new things coming your way!



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