Sunday, January 31, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cereal Bars
5 cups Chocolate Cheerios® cereal
3/4 cup raisins (I don't add the raisins since I don't like them!!)
3/4 cup salted peanuts
1 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
1. Spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, combine cereal, raisins and peanuts; set aside.
2. In 2-quart saucepan, combine corn syrup and sugars. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly; remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter.
3. Pour peanut butter mixture over cereal mixture; mix until thoroughly coated. Spread evenly in pan.
4. In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips on High 1 minute, stirring every 15 seconds, until melted and smooth. Drizzle over bars. Refrigerate 15 minutes or until chocolate is set.
These are DELISH!! I found this recipe at cheerios.com
Sunday, January 24, 2010
After the temple session we all went to Letherby's and had fries and ice cream! It was such a great night, and I'm super excited for Kolt! We sure love him!
Friday, was great. I was able to get a lot of stuff done, I love days' like this! I was able to get all the housework done and then I went over to my cousin Jen's house and visited with her. We looked at recipes, and shared recipes from our cookbooks. She also showed me her cute new baby's room that she painted and put together! When Steve came home from school we went bowling for our date night and ate at Costa Vida! It was so much fun bowling! I hit my highest score ever!! (97)! And Steve hit his high as well (123)! (We aren't pro's as you can tell) I'm so happy Steve and I have a date night every weekend.
Saturday I made my very first Freezer Meals. Mom Ford let me borrow her book (Dinner is Ready by Deanna Buxton) for the week, so I made 10 freezer meals! I'm so excited about this! Next weekend I'm going to make another 10. The meals are so easy, and with our busy week schedule these are perfect for us! I recommend making these meals to anyone!! They are really easy to make, and they taste great too! Here is one of my favorites:
Creamy Chicken and Pasta
3 c. pasta (any shape)
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 12 -oz. can evaporated milk
1/3 c. parmesan cheese
1 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
2/3 c. French fried onions
3 c. cooked chopped chicken
Cook pasta in salted water for half the time recommended in package directions. Combine soup, milk and cheeses. Stir in onions, chicken and pasta. Place in galloon freezer. (This recipe is already doubled, i was able to make two full meals with this and some left overs) Write on you freezer ziploc bag-To Serve: Thaw. Place in greased baking dish. bake covered for 45 min at 350. Uncover and top with more French fried onions. Return to oven and bake another 5 min.
After I made the meals, I went over to my mamasitas and worked on my valentine craft. It's taken me FOREVER to make. It really isn't even a hard project, I've been just dragging my feet doing it. There just isn't enough time in a day. I worked on the project for an hour or so (it's still not finished!) Midge reminded that she had her Jr. Jazz basketball game and wanted me to go and watch her. So, I went and watched her play! Midge is SO good at basketball, I wish she would of tried out for the high school team. (I know she would have made the team, and I'm not being biased either)
Steve bought us a new computer, and so most of the day Saturday Steve stayed home transferring all of the stuff from our laptop to the new computer. I know he enjoyed just being home and playing on it! :) He also working on some homework and grading for his professor.
I didn't get home until later, so after we had dinner we just relaxed and hung out at our place. It was a great weekend! I'm happy that we were able to relax and get so much done!
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Our bed was a chuck wagon, our bathroom was in a saloon and everything around us was western themed. They also gave us cheesecake and apple cider! Steve and I had such a fun time, being able to spend time with one another. We even watched "My Girl". he he. I love Steve. He let me choose any movie I wanted, and I picked that. He never saw the show and I told him it was a classic so we had to watch it.
The entry way to our bathroom, I just LOVED the saloon doors!
Our Chuck wagon bedWe slept great, and to start the morning, they bring you breakfast in bed!!
We had a giant Cinnamon bun, a giant Crescent filled with ham and cheese, juices and Yogurt
Steve and I had such a great time, and we didn't have to travel very far.
I'm so grateful for him and that we can do everything together. Thanks for the awesome get away!
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
It was so nice to just sit and visit with him, and then we even sat and talked while he had dinner. Great Grandpa Joe has always had a special place in my heart. He's always been there to talk with me, and make me laugh. And no matter what, I always get a hug from him. It's hard to see my Grandpa get older. It's even harder to see him without my Great Grandma. They celebrated 68 years, on earth and then Grandma died in 2006, and I know that's its taken a toll on Grandpa. Grandpa and Grandma even won the Sweethearts award by Gov Leavitt in 2003. They are the perfect example of how a couple should be and how you should treat your spouse.
It was such a nice time to visit him, I've missed him a lot. It gets hard to go and see him though, I don't like that he's getting older. I sure love him, and I'm so happy that he's still here with us. I still can't believe that's he's 93!