Friday, September 17, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Say What????

Ok, so nevermind the weird crossed-eyedness of the picture...

Do you see it?

My baby Amelia cut her first tooth yesterday!

Soon she'll be babbling away and then next thing you know she'll be walking down the aisle... ok, I exaggerate a little!!

But they do indeed grow up right before our very eyes.

PS- Keep your eyes peeled for my next recipe post! Want to know what to do with all of that leftover Spicy Mexican Chicken? Throw it in the crock-pot and make Mexican Taco (With-or-Without-Beer) Soup!

back in the saddle...

Today we are back in the saddle of sleep training! We decided to wait a month longer that what we initially had expected and though that meant another sleep deprived month I am so glad we waited.

Our girls are now taking in 24-26 ounces in a 24 hour period (which was one of the pre-requisites for training) and they are doing a little better with their reflux.

Today we are stretching the girls to eating every 4 hours. We awoke and ate at 6:30am and they won't eat again until 10:30am, 2:30pm and then their final feeding at 6:30pm. During the night we will let them go as long as they can and when they naturally wake up we'll feed them as much as they want.

This takes about 4 weeks to get them to sleep through the night!

Goals for week 1: Get babies to eat on a 4 hour schedule eating 4 times a day: 6:30am, 10:30am, 2:30pm, and 6:30pm.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

the Great Menu Exchange: Saturday and Sunday's Recipes

To learn more about the Great Menu Exchange click HERE!

My Menu:
Monday: BBQ Chicken Pizza
Tuesday: Orange Wine Pork Chops- Crock Pot Style
Wednesday: Southern Chicken Broccoli Casserole
Thursday: Grandma's Triple Meat Spaghetti Sauce
Friday: Spicy Veggie Beef Soup
Saturday: Pulled Pork Sandwiches a la Crock Pot
Sunday: Spicy Mexican Chicken Tacos

**All of these recipes will be added to the "recipe" tab on my blog! Enjoy!!

Saturday's Recipe: Pulled Pork (or chicken or hamburger meat) Sandwiches a la Crock Pot

Shopping List:
3-4 lb. pork shoulder roast
1 large red onion
1/2 bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce
sliced provolone cheese
Buns or rolls

Make it: 

1. Turn on crock pot to Low. Chop onion and place in the bottom of the crock pot
2. Salt and pepper your pork and add it on top of the onion
3. Cover with a lid and let slow cook for 5 hours
4. When the meat starts to fall apart when you touch it with a fork add your BBQ Sauce & let cook for 30 minutes more
5. Serve meat on sandwich rolls and top with more BBQ sauce, provolone cheese, and onions!

Sunday's Recipe: Spicy Mexican Chicken Tacos

Shopping List:
1 bag of frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 small can of Herdez green sauce*
1 small can of Herdez red sauce* Make sure you look for the medium and not the hot or it will be really really hot! if you can't find medium substitute for a jar of medium salsa
Chicken Taco Fixins! (tortillas, black beans, cheddar cheese, sour cream, cilantro, limes, rice, onions, tomatoes)

Make it: 

1. Turn on crock pot to Low. Add bag of frozen chicken to the crock pot and top with the red and green salsa. 
2. Cover with lid and cook until the chicken shreds (about 4-5 hours)
3. make tacos with all your favorite ingredients!