Monday, March 28, 2011

Creamed Corn!

2 slices bacon cut up
1 TBS butter
1 cup milk
1/2 TBS cornstarch
1 tsp sugar
s & p
2 cups frozen corn
1/2 white onion, diced up

Fry up your bacon and removed with a slotted spoon to a paper towel.

Add the onion to the bacon grease and cook till softened.

Add the butter, 1 cup of the corn, the sugar, the cornstarch, some s & p, and milk to the pan and mix till thickened.

Run through the mix with your hand held food processor, add the rest of the corn and the rest of the bacon and mix till combined!


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Donuts With Dad!

Today at school AJ & Alex had donuts with dad - AJ was SO SO SO excited to go! The dads got all kinds of cute gifts including a place mat with their pics on it, a portrait made by their child, a cute poem, a paper tie to wear while at school and a mug that the kids decorated themselves! Alex loved going and was so proud to show me all his goodies when he got home. AJ loves her daddy so much and was so happy about her special day at school with him!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Springtime In GA!

Well it's officially only the 2nd day of spring but in GA we have been experiencing spring-like weather for about a month now! The weather here has been just beautiful (75-85) daily - we are OUTSIDE playing, eating, going on walks, relaxing, dancing, playing more and playing even more! We get to go to the zoo, the park, the mini-farm, some of the thousands of outdoor restaurants, and just enjoy life!

What a Smile!

YUP, he's really bad and into SO SO SO much trouble these days, he pulls his sisters hair out in chunks, wrestles her to the ground, he hits (including me & Alex), throws things and is a constant wrecking machine but with a smile like this, how could you not love him??? Your lucky your SO cute D!

Warning - looking at the pics below may result in loosing all control over him!

Grilled Skirt Steak & Asparagus

Gotta love the spring!

Skirt steak
Soyaki Marinate
Olive Oil
Garlic Powder
S & P

Marinate skirt steak in your favorite marinate. Drizzle asparagus with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic powder, s &p. Turn on the grill and set to medium heat. Grill the asparagus for about 10 minutes on top grate for about 10-15 minutes. Turn grill up to high heat and throw on the skirt steak - grill for about 3 minutes per side. Cut it up against the grain and enjoy!

This post is linked to Kelly the Kitchen Kop’s Real Food Wednesday blog carnival.

Grilled Chicken Quarters

Chicken quarters were on sale so I loaded up - glad I did, these came out delicious!
4 chicken quarters
olive oil
fresh lemon
garlic powder
s & p

Drizzle chicken with olive oil and squeeze some fresh lemon juice over it. Sprinkle with thyme, garlic powder, s & p and let sit for a hour or so. Preheat grill to low - medium heat (around 325-350 degrees) and add the chicken, skin side down and cook with lid down for about 25 minutes. Turn and continue cooking about 20 minutes more and baste with leftover marinade. Ahh - yummy juicy chicken!!!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Tanglewood Farm

This weekend we got to check out this really cool miniature farm out in the country (only about 25 minutes from our house) - out in Cherokee County called Tanglewood Farm. The kids can feed about 100 miniature animals which include miniature cows, donkeys, pigs, sheep, goats, bunnies, and llamas! It is set up as a old 1800's Wild West town and they give the kids tins with bread, and other animal feed. The kids LOVED it - AJ LOVE feeding all the animals and Dylan loved chasing them, they got to go on a pony ride, we had a picnic lunch and got to play in the play area! We saw the most placid, loving dogs there - they were Estrella Mountain Dogs (a almost extinct breed from Portugal) they are super great with kids and are very dedicated family members - I want one sooo bad!

I want to give a special shout out to my old and dear friend Lauren Del for finding us this great place - thanks for giving us something new and fun to do Laur, we loved it!