Thursday, April 24, 2014

Been a crazy month....

It has been a crazy couple of months, with this month being particularly bad.  Yesterday was just a horrible day to top it off.  I just want this term to be over and to have some answers to various questions we have hanging out there.  Hopefully soon.....before I go insane!  So anyway, that's moreorless why I haven't been around much.....

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Jumping Rope

The boys trying to jump rope with a jump rope Andrew got at the Easter egg hunt today.


Working on his letters with Daddy

Making a Easter card for Daddy

Dying Easter Eggs

Dying Easter Eggs!  We actually did uncooked eggs this year....according to FB, I can just cook with them normally now, so we'll see.  We don't eat hard boiled eggs and I hate waste, so this is our experiment this year!

Easter Egg Hunt

We did our church's Easter Egg Hunt and the kids had a lot of fun. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Open Faced Turkey Turkey with Potpie Gravy

I have to say these were really good! 

Open Faced Turkey Burgers with Potpie Gravy
Modified from The Book of Burger by Rachael Ray
2 lbs ground turkey
1/4 cup chopped chives (I actually used green onions)
1/4 cup chopped fresh dill (I used dried here)
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
3-4 tbsp. grated onion
2 tbsp. Dijon mustard
salt and pepper
olive oil (for frying in, but we did this on the grill and didn't use this)
Potpie Gravy: (I made half recipe of the burgers and so halved this....I think I won't and do the full recipe for half the burgers....or if I did do the full recipe, I'd double this)
3 tbsp. butter
1 cup onion, chopped
2 carrots, peeled and finely chopped
2 ribs celery, finely chopped (I actually had this on hand, but I usually don't and then I'd just use celery flakes)
3 tbsp. flour
2 cups chicken stock (I used bouillon)
1/2 cup frozen peas
Rolls/bread (she used English muffins, we used a hamburger roll, plain rolls and then a wrap....I want to do it with pitas next time)
Combine all of the burger recipe except for the oil.  Make 4 patties (I made 4 patties out of the smaller recipe, as you know RR is known for her huge burgers).  Cook burgers (she did it in a skillet with the oil....we did it on the grill....remember this will take awhile as turkey has to be fully cooked).
Make the gravy while the burgers cook.  Melt butter in small saucepan over medium heat.  Add onions, carrots and celery.  Season with S&P.  Cook until softened, 7-8 minutes.  Sprinkle with flour, stir for 1 minute, then whisk in stock.  Cook until thickened, 5-6 minutes.  Stir in peas and heat through. 
Serve burgers on bread, topped with gray.
Serves 4.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Crazy Weather

So we went from this.....

To this overnight....
Lovely Ohio, huh?

Pile of Boys

This was so much funnier in person, but the boys were sliding down the stairs into a big pile of each other. 


Adam doing math - he rocks!


Andrew putting money into his piggy bank

"Strong man" Andrew!

Soccer Season Started!

Both boys are doing soccer this year....this is Adam's first practice. 
Andrew running around while Adam was playing

Watching - Andrew took the picture of me

Soccer practice

Natural History Museum

We took the boys to the Natural History Museum to see these dinosaur video games....they were SO HARD. Like the adults couldn't keep the dinos alive!  The planetarium show, "Red Rover" that we took the boys to was awesome, though.  The boys all were entranced!

Blue Park Fun



I took an old swim shirt of my brother's and made it into a pillow for him

So  I can find my kids in a crowd in like the zoo! I also did one for a good friend of theirs.

Ray's scarf

So I finished this scarf like a year, but then he decided it wasn't long enough so I took out the end and added another ball of yarn to it.

Alaska Trip Pictures

Watching Uncle Billy play hockey

Watching Uncle Billy play hockey



"Motorhome Adventure" on their door at home

on the plane

Ready to go!

Fire Station Trip

Great Grandpa took Andrew to the first station!

Wearing Great-Grandpa's helmet!

Cabin Trip

We took Adam on his first overnight trip to the cabin.  He did great!

Building Bird Houses

Building birdhouses with Grandpa

Recent cards

The first one I made with my mom (for my dad) in Alaska. The rest were part of the last card night.
wedding card