Thursday, March 22, 2012

baby pics

Hey! I though as I was putting these up on my facebook I would put them up here too.  Sorry it took so long but at least I got them up.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Wow time got away again! Sorry I haven't put up the pictures yet the laptop crashed before I got a chance to get them on and we just got a new computer so hopefully they'll be up soon.  I'm 11 weeks and 4 days today and I have officially am under 200 days until the baby's due date. Princess has been acting a little better now she's starting to understand that I can't pick her up as much as I used to thankfully.  My morning sickness is pretty much gone unless I forget to eat. Which is quite a common occurrence  lately in fact I forget everything even if I have it written down and in my hand lol.  I've been so tired lately I want to do nothing but sleep but my insomnia has been kicking my butt so bad.  It took me two weeks to get the kitchen completely clean and shiny again because when I had my morning sickness I couldn't even walk into the kitchen with out wanting to throw up TMI I know I'm sorry.  Oh! A big plus I got some sweets back! Finally! Before the baby just hated anything sweet.

Recipe for today comes from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen and it is Homemade Cadbury Eggs

1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) salted butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Yellow food coloring
Chocolate candy melts or almond bark

In the bowl of a mixer, cream the butter, corn syrup and vanilla until smooth. Slowly add the powdered sugar and beat on medium low speed until well mixed.

Spoon about a third of the mixture into a separate bowl and color it with yellow food coloring. Refrigerate the white and yellow mixtures for at least an hour, for easier handling.

Roll the yellow mixture into balls and place on a wax paper lined baking sheet. Place in the freezer for 20 minutes or so. Remove from freezer and cover with white candy and form into an egg shape. Freeze eggs for about 30 minutes.

Melt your candy melts or almond bark according to package directions. Place eggs in the chocolate and coat completely. Remove and place back on wax paper lined baking sheet. Place in the refrigerator until chocolate has set.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Saw the baby today

We saw the baby today it was all curled up in the beginning but a few minutes in the Twinkie I about 20 mins before because it started wiggling up a storm. Heart beat started at 171 during the calm period but during the wiggling it went up to 180. So going from the old wives tale about heartbeats it's going to be another girl.  But we will have to wait and see.  Also the due date got pushed back to October 5th so I'm 9 weeks today. I will had an ultrasound picture next time as I'm way too exhausted to go get them all.

It's finally feeling like winter here even though it's the 2nd of March. It has been mostly snow free in the valleys but we got wailed on and with the snow, the cold and feeling like winter I'm in a huge soup mood today's recipe is a classic chicken noodle. Mainly because The Princess has a small cold and a toddler with a cold is a sad thing to see.

Grandma's Chicken Noodle Soup


  • 2 1/2 cups wide egg noodles
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 12 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 cups diced, cooked chicken meat


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add egg noodles and oil, and boil for 8 minutes, or until tender. Drain, and rinse under cool running water.
  2. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, combine broth, salt, and poultry seasoning. Bring to a boil. Stir in celery and onion. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 15 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water together until cornstarch is completely dissolved. Gradually add to soup, stirring constantly. Stir in noodles and chicken, and heat through.

TIPS: The key is to add an ENTIRE cooked rotisserie chicken to the broth with the veggies. Be sure to pour in the drippings from the pan. Let this simmer for about 15 minutes, then remove chicken and add the meat back in. This gives it the most amazing flavor! Also added peas, carrots, fresh garlic, basil, bay leaves and fresh cracked pepper.