Monday, August 20, 2012

Make-It Monday and 3 Year Checkup

Wacky Cake

3 cups flour
6 Tbsp cocoa
2 cups sugar
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup oil
2 Tbsp vinegar
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups water

Stir together dry ingredients in 9 x 13 until well blended. Add liguid ingredients, mixing in pan. Mix until smooth. Bake until toothpick comes out clean.  350 F for 25 - 30 minutes.

1/4 cup butter
1 1/2 Tbsp cocoa
3 Tbsp milk
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla

Melt first 3 ingredients in saucepan. Don't Boil. Remove from heat and add powdered sugar. Stir in vanilla.

Today we went in for Tyler's 3 year old checkup at the Doctor. First of all, it was the fastest appointment in history. We were there a few minutes early, and we were in and out in about 10 minutes. No waiting at all. It was awesome. He said that Tyler is average weight for a 3 year old and average height for a 5 year old. He said to make sure people know he is only 3 or they will tend to think that he is a S-T-U-P-I-D 5 year old. It was pretty funny. He was doing some magic trick with a rubber ball to keep Tyler entertained. It was a really good visit.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Make-It Monday

Tex Mex Chicken & Rice Bake

1 can  cream of chicken soup
1 can  milk
3/4 cup  uncooked rice
1 1/2 tsp  chili powder
1 1/2 cup  red & green pepper strips, chopped onion
1/2 cup  frozen corn
4  chicken breast
1/2 cup  tex mex cheese, shredded

Mix soup, milk, rice and chili powder in 2 qt baking dish. Spready evenly with veggies. Top with chicken. Sprinkle with cheese and additional chili powder if desired. Cover. Bake for 45 Min @ 400 F. Remove cover and broil until cheese is golden brown, about 3 minutes. Remove chicken and stir rice to serve.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Make-It Monday

Fudgy Brownies

1 1/2 cups  flour
1 tsp  baking powder
1/2 tsp  salt
1 cup  butter
1 cup  cocoa
2 cups  sugar
4  eggs
1 1/2 tsp  vanilla
1 cup  nuts (optional)

Sitr together flour, bakin gpowder and salt in small bowl. Melt butter in large saucepan. Remove from heat. Stir in cocoa. Blend in sugar, eggs and vanilla. Blend in dry ingredients and nuts. Pour into greased 9x13 pan. Bake @ 350 F for 30 minutes. Enjoy!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Super Speed

We needed to get Tyler some new shoes. His were getting ridiculously small. Every time we put them on, he would tell me tight they were. I usually try to buy them a little bit big so they will last longer. These are the ones we went with:
Boys SmartfitKids' Toddler Kicks Lo

At the store, I told him to try running to make sure they would stay on. Ever since, everyone that he sees, he feels it necessary to tell them that he has new shoes that give him "Super Speed". I think it's pretty cute. He runs everywhere now!