Sunday, September 30, 2012

Tyler Lately

Here are some recent pictures of some fun I have had with Tyler the last couple of weeks. Trevor has been busy with schoolwork, so I've been trying to keep Tyler occupied doing other things. 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Make-It Monday

I made this last week and loved it! It is good in taco shells as a wrap as well!

Healthy Skillet Nachos

Tablespoon olive oil
1 1/4 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
1 pkg taco seasoning mix 
1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
1/4 c. diced onion
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
1 can black beans, drained, rinsed
1 c. whole kernel sweet corn (Frozen or canned) If using canned- DRAIN!) 
2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend (8 oz)
Handful of tortilla chips per person
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional- but really makes the dish!)

In a medium skillet, heat olive oil until hot, add chicken pieces. Cook chicken 3-5 minutes or until no longer pink. Add diced tomatoes, taco seasoning, onion, bell pepper, black beans, whole kernel corn, and half of the cheese. Reduce heat and simmer 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cheese melts and everything is heated through.

To serve, add a handful of tortilla chips per plate, top with chicken nacho filling, sprinkle with remaining cheese and some cilantro (to your taste preference).

Healthier Version: Serve over a bed of shredded Romaine Lettuce rather than tortilla chips.


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

At The Races

Well, it took me a while, but here are the pictures of Trevor's Race Weekend. Her was in two races and came in third both times. There were eight people in the first race and six in the second. he did really well, and was happy with his results. It was fun to go and watch him. Tyler loved it.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Summer Wrap Up

Well, another Summer has come and gone. Trevor started school again on August 27 and is in full swing. This weekend he is participating in an EMRA Motorcycle race, so I'm sure pictures will follow in a few days of that. It is crazy how quickly it feels like Autumn outside. This weekend is supposed to be pretty warm though. There are about a million pictures in this post again, sorry. I am just so bad at keeping up to date these days!

 Tyler got these goggles one day at Dayhome. Heather told me that as soon as he found them in the morning and wanted to keep them on all day!

For some reason, Beck and Tyler think it is the greatest thing to jump on the trampoline in their underwear. "Gonchie Jump" is what they call it. Funny boys.

We took Tyler to his first parade in Calmar in August. He got a ton of candy, and is still eating a few a day. He loved it! Thanks Russell and Andrea for letting us know about it.

My sister Mallory had a baby in June, Brady. Trevor loves him like crazy, always threatening to steal him. I fear that he is starting to get baby fever! What a cutie Brady is.

Trevor worked on his race bike last week in order to have it ready to be able to participate in the race this weekend. He passed the Tech inspection today, so I guess he does good work!

Last weekend, we took Tyler to the go-carts at Whitemud Amusement Park. He has been once before at the beginning of the summer. You are supposed to be 4 to go, but he is tall enough that nobody really questions his age. He loves it. We have a video of it and his face is so excited the whole time.

**Side Note - I made the Wacky Cake that I posted a couple of weeks ago and it was some of the best chocolate cake that I have ever had!!