Monday, September 26, 2011

Make-It Monday

4 chicken breasts
1 pkg taco seasoning
1 8 oz jar salsa
1 medium onion, sliced
2 bell peppers, any colour, chunked up

Place chicken in single layer on bottom of crockpot. Sprinkle taco seasoning over, then pour in salsa.

On top of chicken, spread onion & peppers. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours. Shred chicken.

** I made this yesterday and it was so delicious!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Make-It Monday

30 MIN
5eggs, separated1 pkg (300g)frozen raspberries
1 cupsugar3eggs
1 tspvanilla2/3 cupsugar
1/4 tspsalt2 tspgelatine
pinchtartar2 Tbspwater
1 cupflour1 3/4 cupwhipping cream
Beat egg yolks with 1/2 cup sugar, vanilla & salt 2 min. until fluffy. In new bowl, beat whites 
with tartar until frothy. Beat in remaining sugar until hold peak. Gently fold in egg yolk mix & flour. 
Bake in greased 9 x 13. 30 min @ 350
Press raspberries through sieve for 3/4 cup puree. In heat proof bowl over boiling water,
whisk puree, eggs & sugar until no foam & thick. In new bowl, stir gelatine in water, over low heat until dissolved. Stir in raspberry mix. Whip cream & fold into mixture. Freeze 35-45 min, stir occasionally.
Spread over layers of cake. Freeze 6 hours.

I made this cake once, years ago for a dinner at my Aunt Carolyn's house. I remember thinking it was really delicious at the time. It was pretty time consuming to make, but well worth it.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Make-It Monday

I realize that my recipe posts have been happening on Tuesday instead of Monday, but at least I'm getting it done. It seems that Mondays get away from me too quickly. Today's recipe may seem weird, but it is actually very delicious and very filling.

Vegan Apple Muffins 
350 F
18 - 25 minutes

Ingredients1 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup raw suga
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
dash nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup diced apple
1/4 cup pure maple syrup

Grease muffin tin or use liners. Whisk flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices. Add
applesauce, sugars and maple, stir until almost combined. Add apples, stirring until combined.
Fill cups 3/4 full. Sprinkle additional oats and brown sugar on top if desired. Bake.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

End of Summer Fun

Tyler wearing Trevor's riding gear at the track.

Tyler learning how to shoot a gun.

Trevor and Tyler dressed matching for church today. It was awesome.

Our cool dude riding his bike around the neighbourhood.

The bite marks from Tyler's fight at Dayhome.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Make-It Monday

1 box noodles
2 chicken breasts, cubed & cooked
1/2 cup shredded zucchini
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup shredded onion
3 Tbsp grated parmesan
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup heavy cream or milk
1/2 cup parmesan
to taste salt & pepper

While boiling noodles, melt butter. Add garlic, onion, zucchini & carrots. Sauté for 3 min. Add soup
sour cream, milk, cheese & chicken. Stir until noodles done. Drain noodles and add to mix. Toss well.

**I made this and we loved it. It made easily enough for 2 meals, with some leftover.

Friday, September 2, 2011

First Fights, School and Crashes

Tyler had his first fight today at Dayhome. He was playing with the toy vacuum and another boy wanted it and it net to fisticuffs. Tyler got bitten twice on his forearm (he has quite the teethmarks on his arm), and he decided to smack the other boy with the vacuum. They were both given a timeout. Apparently Tyler was so mad that he had to have a timeout that he peed his pants instead of using the toilet. Good times!

Trevor has started school. His first day of classes was Monday. He seems to be enjoying it so far. He said that it seems to be pretty easy so far. He has. Math course that is basically like Math 30, and another course that is like Physics. I think he will probably end up at the top of his class if he stays motivated. That would be nice, then we could get some scholarships!

On his second day of classes, someone backed into his Ducati. It was a hit and run. Luckily, there were some people around, and they got the guys license plate number and wrote it down with a description of the driver and the vehicle. Trevor reported it to the police, and then saw the guy at the school the next day as well. The guy went in and filled out his part, thank goodness. Now we can get ripped off by insurance and probably lose the bike. Hopefully they don't consider it a write-off.