Saturday, December 7, 2013
Recipe Source: Pinterest
Made : November 30, 2013
1 bag of Andes Mint Baking Chips
1. Melt 1/4 of the Andes Mint at a time.
2. Dip the crackers and let dry.
Thoughts: I melted the baking chips on the stove over low heat. I placed the chocolate covered crackers on waxed paper on a baking sheet. Then I placed the baking sheet in the freezer to harden the chocolate. I think next time I would use the reduced fat crackers. Some of the cookies had a buttery taste.
Verdict: Make again? Yes. Thin Mint cookies are still better, but these are are great when you need a quick fix. And they are super easy to make.
Friday, December 6, 2013
It was the first night of ‘winter weather’ this year. It was cold and rainy (which turned a little icy) and we had an hour and a half drive ahead of us to go to a concert. D was supposed to go with me but couldn’t so mom took his place. She was not happy about driving in the bad weather, so my dad decided he would drive us and hang out in Lawrence while we went to the concert.
When we got ready to leave the house, our car had a nice layer of ice covering it. Mom and I decided the trip wasn’t worth it, but dad was adamant in going. So we all hoped into the car and prayed we wouldn’t hit any ice as we drove to Kansas. But that is the kind of dad I have. The one that will drive an hour and a half just to wander around a little town and sit at a diner for 3 hours while mom and I go to a concert. And then drive us back home. (Mom went to college there and she began dating my dad while she was there so it was fun for them to see how much the town has changed. And it made the 3 hour wait for my dad a little more bearable. But still….)
The concert was for Matt Nathanson, one of my favorite singers. I had seen him in concert 4 times prior to this concert. When I bought the tickets back in June I had no idea that another one of my favorite singers, Joshua Radin, would be opening. Double plus!
So, we get to the concert and the opening act, Joshua Radin, was already singing. He was incredible! And after he performed he told the audience to come see him at the back table, right where mom and I were standing. So we hop in line and get a photo with him. IT.WAS.AWESOME!
A few minutes later, Matt got up on stage and rocked. Out of all 5 times I’ve seen him perform, this was definitely my favorite. He sang all my favorite songs and you could tell he was having a lot of fun with our audience. It was an awesome night!
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
I know my list said a high school game, but I went to a college football game instead. It was a big rival game between the college Dakota graduated from and the town we live in. Dakota’s school won, beating the other school by 30 points! It was a great game and we had a lot of fun!
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Recipe Source: Pinterest : Tastebook.com
Made : November 5, 2013
1 chicken breast, poached and diced
1 (14.5oz) can cream of chicken soup
1 cup frozen mixed veggies
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 Tbs Herbs De Provence
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic salt
2 (10oz) cans Pillsbury biscuits
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. In a large bowl, combine the cooked chicken, cream of chicken soup, frozen veggies, cheese, herbs and spices.
3. Lightly grease a 12 cup muffin tin and place the Pillbury biscuits into each cup, pressing into the bottom and up the sides.
4. Evenly spoon the pot pie mixture into each biscuit cup. Slide into the oven and bake for about 15 minutes. Check at the 12 minute mark.
5. Let rest for about 3 minutes and dig in!
Thoughts: I am my mother’s daughter. I get a recipe and I alter it with what I have in the kitchen. I used one large can of cooked chicken. I only had a 10 oz can of cream of chicken soup. I didn’t have an Herbs De Provence so I added about ½ tsp of Thyme leaves.
I thought this was good and I really liked the idea of having a chicken pot pie with a little less work. To me, it was a little cheesy. Next time I think I’ll cut back on some of the cheese and add more veggies and maybe more chicken.
Verdict: Make again? Overall, it was a success and we will be keeping this recipe (with a few modifications!)
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Well, I don’t have photos from this event because I really didn’t participate in it. One day while mom and I were at work, dad scraped off the old paint. And one day during a weekend last month, dad and mom put a new layer of paint on the porch. When I went to get a photo of them they were done.
Pretty easy :)
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Completed : October 19, 2013
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Recipe Source: Dakota’s Mom
Made : September 29, 2013
1 cup soft shortening (part butter)
1 ½ cup sugar
2 ¾ cup flour
1 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1. Set oven to 400 degrees
2. Cream shortening, sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
3. Add dry ingredients and mix well.
4. Roll into balls and roll in sugar/cinnamon mixture.
5. Bake 8-10 minutes on ungreased cookie sheet.
Thoughts: These are one of Dakota’s favorite cookie and he begged me to make them for him.
Verdict: Make again? Yes! And I’m sure I will be making them a lot in my future.