Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Recipes from the Blessing

For all the Family & Friends who asked for the recipes from Sunday my sister put it on her blog and I thought that was a good idea so I stole it. So here they are; Thanks for coming and sharing the special day with us. Enjoy!


Pie crust
3 beaten eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup onion
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
3/4 cup ham, bacon, sausage
3/4 cup spinach
1 1/2 cups swiss, cheddar, or mozzarella cheese
1 TBSP flour

Preheat oven to 350. Place meat in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and stir well. Prick holes in a pie crust with a fork and pour mixture into pie crust. Bake for 45-60 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Butter Syrup

½ cup buttermilk
½ cup butter
1 cup sugar
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp coconut extract
Paula Deen’s Pecan Praline Baked French Toast
Recipe type: Breakfast, Brunch
Source: Food Network
Serves: 6-8
Weight Watchers Info: Don’t bother if you can’t splurge
  • French Toast
  • Ingredients
  • 1 loaf French bread (13 to 16 ounces)
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Dash salt
  • Praline Topping, recipe follows
  • Maple syrup
  • Praline Topping
  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and blend well. Makes enough for Baked French Toast Casserole.
  1. Slice French bread into 20 slices, 1-inch each. (Use any extra bread for garlic toast or bread crumbs). Arrange slices in a generously buttered 9 by 13-inch flat baking dish in 2 rows, overlapping the slices. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, half-and-half, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and beat with a rotary beater or whisk until blended but not too bubbly. Pour mixture over the bread slices, making sure all are covered evenly with the milk-egg mixture. Spoon some of the mixture in between the slices. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.
  2. The next day, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Spread Praline Topping evenly over the bread and bake for 40 minutes, until puffed and lightly golden. Serve with maple syrup.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

{Did you know Jef from the Bachelorette lived in PG}

 Ok so I know that I am obsessed but did you know Jef  from the Bachelorette lived in Pleasant Grove? Also did you know that a cupcake shop from Pleasant Grove competed on Cupcake Wars? Oh and Melody just met Cody Brown from sister wives at the ice cream place down the road!

Jef Holm and Emily Maynard

PG is the place to be especially cause that's where Melody, Brian & Baby Hadley live so we had to go visit. Don't worry we didn't run into anyone famous or really even leave the house cause tantrums were running wild but at least we got to spend time with Mel.
 We did go to a Korean restaurant in Provo that is so slow but so good, for example we sat there for 2 hours with 2 babies and a busy 20 month old to get our food but it really was worth it.

 Aniston loved the Beef Bulgolgi { she loves spicy foods just like her mom}
 Melody showed off her culinary skills and made creme brulee, {She let Aniston help}

 Aniston wearing my only purchase for the weekend, since shopping is quite hard with 2 kids we walked into Forever21 had enough to find these glasses before we had to walk right back out. But we survived!
As Aniston would say Luv You! See ya later...

{How did this Happen?}

                            One Year Pics Dec. 2011                    Back to School Pics Aug. 2012

How did my baby go from this to? Where did the time go? I swear when I came home from the hospital after having Beckham she had grown this much over night! She is such a big girl now and so much fun!
She is constantly copying peoples sentences, dancing to her favorite song "Call me Maybe", and helping Beckham when he's cries. She is definitely our entertainment but also the source of my meltdowns. {Her fits make me want to throw fits.} A few of her favorites are;

*loves eating dirt and sucking on rocks
*always asks to play outside with our neighbor kids
*She can say Kellie but it sounds more like Kelyee and {she also calls Melody Kelyee} its the red hair I guess
*loves going on rides with Grandpa and always signs more when they are done so it melts my dad so he always ends up taking her on multiple rides.
*Not a fan of nursery yet {hopefully that will change}

Last week Kellie took Back to School Pictures of all the nieces and nephews so they let Aniston join in. She's a natural!

 So now that she is a big girl we decided she needed to move to her {Big Girl Bed} and I must say the transition has been a lot smoother than expected. Besides falling off the bed a few times she has stayed in it all night for a week now. After the first night you could tell she was proud and we gave many high fives for being a {big girl}. I tired sneaking into her room after the first night and taking pictures and here they are. She has what we call a magic blanket {she calls Keke}and she had to rub her fingers along the corners to fall asleep and she also does it when she wakes up, its quite funny because there is one certain corner she has to have {you can kind of see her doing it in some of the pictures}
  Gotta love the sleepy puffy eyes

 Man I love this big girl!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Project Life: Summer Part 1

I love this time of year
Because it's 
and the
are just waiting to Happen
I have decided this summer that instead of letting my pictures just sit in a file on my computer I would attempt to start the Project Life like I have seen everywhere online. Instead of doing the actual Project Life I found a similar template that Sherelle Christensen had made and I thought I would experiment with it and see how I liked it and if I could even handle doing this the digital way. But so far I have liked it because it has forced me to keep on learning how to use Photoshop and it is mess free. Another big perk about it is I don't have to print off pictures, I can just download the billion pictures I have taken and create a quick page. So far they are not anything to spectacular but Hey at least I'm doing something..  So with that said here is Part One: of our Summer Adventures.