Thursday, November 29, 2012

Sir Paul

I had the chance to go and see Paul McCartney in concert last night with my father in law. It was probably the best concert I have ever been to!! He played for 3 hours, had no opening act, and played tons of Beatles favorites. I am so happy that I got to go. I was very impressed with how good sounds for a 70 year old man. He is sure talented.

He opened the show with Magical Mystery Tour and closed it with The End. Both very appropriately placed. He did two encores. During one of the encores, he brought a fan on stage who had a sign that read "The only tatto my dad would let me get. Please Sign." So he did. He asked who she was, where she was from, and where he should sign. He signed her side rib cage. It was cool. He also had the Edmonton Police Service Pipes and Drums join for one song. That was cool too.

I was hoping he would play "Blackbird", and he did. The rest of his band was off stage, and he stayed out and did a couple of songs by himself, this being one of them. It was so good! They sang "Live and Let Die" and had some really awesome pyrotechnics to go along with it.

I had a really fantastic time. I didn't get home until almost 12:30, so I am pretty tired today, but it was totally worth it. Thank you Bumpa!!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Make-It Monday

Mexican Chicken Alfredo

Makes 2 Pans 8x8 or 9x9; 1 pan 9x13
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Temperature: 350 F

1 pkg (16oz)  Spiral Pasta
2 Lbs  Cubed Chicken Breast
1 medium  onion, chopped
1/2 cup  green pepper, chopped
1/4 tsp  pepper
1 Tbsp  oil
2 jars (15oz)  Alfredo sauce
2 cups  cheddar cheese, divided
1 cup  parmesan cheese
1 cup  medium salsa
1/4 cup  milk
4 tsp  taco seasoning

Cook pasta. In large skillet, cook chicken, onion, green pepper in oil. Stir in Alfredo and boil. Stir in 1 3/4 cups cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, salsa, milk and taco seasoning. Drain pasta and toss with chicken mix. Divide between 2 - 8 or 9 inch pans or 1 - 9x13 pan. Cover and freeze one casserole. Cover and bake remaining casserole at 350 F for 30-35 minutes. Remove form oven, sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese and return to oven for 5 more minutes.
***To use frozen casserole, thaw in fridge. Remove from fridge 30 minutes before baking. Cover and bake 350 F for 50-60 minutes.

I really like this casserole. It is different and quite delicious! Give it a try.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Fun in the Fall

I am going to overload you with pictures again this post. If I would just take the time to do a regular update, it wouldn't be so bad! Sorry. 

We went to a place called Prairie Gardens with Russell's family on Saturday. The kids seemed to enjoy it. It is just a farm with a bunch of little activities for the kids.

They had a petting zoo. Tyler thought the goats were cool, but refused to touch a little baby black rabbit that they had.

They had little motorized tractors to drive. He would have stayed on there all day if we could have let him!

They even had face painting. Of course he wanted to be Batman!

We went swimming at the Terwillegar Rec Centre again. This time Tyler was able to go on the waterslide by himself. He also swam (doggy paddled) an entire lap alone, so he was marked as being able to go off of the small diving board!! He was pretty excited.

These are the Dupont's, some friends from church who just live about half a block away from us.

First (and only) time on the diving board. He jumped right into Trevor's arms, and then was too scared to go again. maybe next time.

Gangnam Style!!

Tyler braved the cold on Halloween and lasted outside at -15 for almost an entire hour to go trick or treating. He dressed up as Captain America. I think he had a really good time.

Some goofy glasses from a treat bag at Dayhome!

Looking spiffy in his Church clothes!

A visit from Brady. He sure loves that baby! We enjoyed babysitting him one night for Mal and Cody.

Wearing Morgan's Batman Mask.

Trevor was in his first official races at the track. Here are his track times and places! He did really well.

We finally got a new car!! We got a 2013 Ford Focus ST. We absolutely love it. It is fantastic and pretty cool, if I do say so myself. I am very happy with our choice.

2 of our friends at church also drive white hatchbacks, so we think it is funny to all park in a row. Trevor was dying to get a picture of it, which we finally did on Sunday!