So, a few moons past, a good friend suggested I join a recipe card exchange. Having a self-diagnosed manic obsession for recipes, I eagerly complied! After all, I was given a full SIX WEEKS to choose, construct, and deliver a mere 20 6X6 scrapbook-style cards. Piece of cake, right? Well, in my typical Defeated Perfectionistic manner, I planned an over-the-top recipe card without actually planning an appropriate recipe. For about eight weeks. Yes, my friend gently reminded me several times to get the cards done and deliver them to her before she left for an extended vacation. And I didn't. I am a master procrastinator, in case you didn't know. I have a rep to live down to.....
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
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Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Awww........Is there anything cuter than little, tiny baby toes? We count them, we kiss them, we make up poems about them.....
Let's take a closer look......
What the?!!? HOLY COW! My precious had one of those mythical "hair got wrapped around the baby's finger/toe" hairs wrapped around his finger/toe!!!!!! Can you see it?!? A HAIR WRAPPED ITSELF AROUND MY BABY'S TOE AND TRIED TO CUT IT OFF!!!!!
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Tuesday, December 08, 2009
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Saturday, November 28, 2009
Thanksgiving means a lot of things. Family, gratitude, football, autumn, dog show, & food. I could go on about all the things I'm grateful for, but I suspect that my list would be almost identical to yours. I could brag about how I called all three NFL games, including the Denver/New York game, and how people in my house really should listen to my intuition when they make their Pigskin Pick 'em picks. Autumn kind of came early and left already. So let's get on to the FOOD!!!
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Boy or Girl ?: boy
Origin of name: Scottish
Meaning: God has been gracious; has shown favor. Based on John or Jacques.
Boy or Girl ?: boy
Origin of name: Gaelic
Meaning: Little blond one.
Merryweather--Alternate spelling of Merriweather
English: nickname for someone of a sunny disposition, from Middle English merry (see Merry) + wether ‘weather’ (Old English weder).
Together with my expert birthing coach, Jason, and his apprentice (and my personal photographer)--Sidney, we moved into a LDR room.
Yeah. Somewhere mid last week my great, big belly turned into an even greater, bigger belly. Never in all my big belly experiences have I ever had such a Great. Big. Belly. It was huge. I mean it. This proves it.
This would be the afore mentioned apprentice and photographer, (and don't forget--Sista #Uno)--Sidney.
Contractions came and went. This was a big one. It actually peaked at 143. I hardly felt it. It was great.
This was when everything kicked into high gear. I was ready to go. Baby was ready to come. We were ready to meet!
This would be Dr. Merryweather. My personal baby-catching husband. Yes. He is now legit. After years of being the official cord-cutter, Claudia graduated him to the coveted position of baby-catcher. For real. She explained the procedure to him and let him do the job! Except for removing the cord that was wrapped twice around Jackson's neck, he was the official deliverer of his boy! It was pretty amazing! Love MTWC for that!
Props to Sid for the amazing, well edited shot of a seconds-old Jackson! That's Jason holding him!! Right after he 'caught' him!
Sidney was able to keep the cord-cutting responsibility in the family. I totally love the PGHS stamp and the glitter-blue nail polish along side the surgical implements!
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Can you think of something off the top of your head that is so enticingly delicious, so irresistible, so mind-boggingly yummy that you cannot resist it? Even though you know that logically it's really quite bad for you? I can. Spike. From Buffy the Vampire Slayer. One of my naughty weaknesses, and hands-down one of my favorite characters of all time, books, T.V, & movies included.
You start off by mincing your garlic and separating it into four piles.
Cut your loaf of french bread in half, and then in half again the other direction.
Melt 1/4 the butter in a large cast skillet. Add 1/4 the garlic and DON'T LET IT BURN!!! It gets yukky and bitter.
Using one of the bread sections, soak up all the butter and garlic evenly across the surface getting all the garlic bits that you can.
It should look like this. Now set bread aside.
Next, mix your mayo, salt, green onion & cheeses together in a bowl.
Spread 1/4 of cheese mixture onto bread. Repeat with other slices.
Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 425 degrees for 10-12 minutes, until hot and bubbly. Slice up and serve. This is a Pioneer Woman recipe. Someone else I can't get enough of. But she's o.k. I mean, you can indulge in PW as much as you want and never be sorry!
Garlic Cheese Bread--from Pioneer Woman
1 loaf french bread
1 cube butter (1/2 cup)
1 1/2 cups colby-jack cheese--shredded
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup mayo--don't you DARE use miracle whip or low-fat imposters!!!
4 green onions. white and light green parts minced
dash of salt
4 lg cloves of garlic--minced
Melt 2 Tbsp. butter in large skillet. Add 1/4 minced garlic--DON'T BURN!!! Soak up butter-garlic mixture in one of the slices of french bread. (Remember--cut in half through the short way, then again through the long way.) Mix mayo, salt, cheeses & green onions together. Spread 1/4 of mixture on each fourth of garlic-butter soaked bread. Bake in 425 degree oven until hot and bubbly--about 10-12 minutes.
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