Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Quick and easy but Delicious dinners.

Frist we have
Instant oatmeal cream pancakes:
1 pouch of instant oatmeal- your choice of flavor
1Cup of milk
1 lg egg
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 Tbs. sugar
1Cup of flour
4 Tbs. melted butter
Pinch of salt.
Makes about 14 pancakes 

Yes, we eat pancakes for dinner. These were particularly delicious. Even my husband thought so.
Directions: Empty pouch of instant oatmeal in bowl(I used wild blueberry muffin flavor) And add 1 cup of milk. Let sit for about 15 minutes or until oatmeal is soft. Add the Rest of  the ingredients and make pancakes like any other pancakes. I added about 1 more Tbs of milk to thin out the batter a little.
These pancakes are super moist and fluffy and delicious. I couldn't tell a difference in texture from the oatmeal but my husband said he could in a good way. And with all the flavors of instant oatmeal there are so many possibilities. Yes I thought of this idea myself. Try  them out and tell me how it goes for you.

Then we have
Sweet and sour Chicken.
1 chicken breast cut into bite size pieces.
2T extra virgin olive oil  
1 sliced bell pepper
About 1/2 Cup thinly sliced onion
(I used a fajita vegatable package from Fresh and Easy which contains red, yellow and green bell peppers and onions. I used about half the container)
 1-8 ounce can of pinnapple
1/2 pineapple juice from can of pineapple
3/4 Cup of your favorite sweet and sour sauce. ( I bought a bottle at Fresh and easy that was hawaiian style and it was delicious)
1 tsp red pepper flakes.
makes 2 servings.

I breaded and fried my chicken pieces and the whole thing took less than an hour to make. If you don't bread and fry your chicken I think it would take less then half an hour.
To bread your chicken dip in whisked egg and dip into flour. I double dipped my pieces. Then fry in pan on stove over medium heat with Extra virgin olive oil. I remove my chicken and put them into a mesh basket to drain and stay crispy.
In pan on stove brown chicken until cooked through with the 2 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil. Add pineapple juice and vegatables, cook until veggies are tender crisp. About 3 minutes. Then add pineapple chuncks, sweet and sour sauce and red pepper flakes. Can change the amount red pepper flakes depending on how much heat you like. 1tsp is a subtle heat. Heat through for another 2 minutes or so and serve with rice.
My husband is a huge chinese food fan and he loved this sweet and sour chicken. It was a success.

I will be posting more of these kinds of posts as I try new dishes. My hunsband said: "what made you decide to start making dinner all of a sudden?"
My response is, I am going to be raising a family, hopefully in the near future and I have decided to try new recipes that are easy, delicious, don't take more then an hour to prepare and are fairly healthy. Oh and don't leave too many dishes to be washed. And I have decide to share with you, my wonderful but non commenting blog readers. Don't worry, I love you even though you don't answer my questions sometimes.

Try these new recipe's with your family. I promise they won't disapoint.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Painting project. Sometimes I'm artisitc.

So, I've been swooning over becoming a mother for about a year now. I have her name picked out and I have the colors of her nursery picked out. Crazy right? I know. But I like to dream. I also pick up little things here and there that I want to decorate my nursery with.  I had an idea to do my own art work too. So I sketched a couple things and produced the first painting. Then I entered reality and decided to put my art work up for grabs. I am highly likely never going to be a mother. I don't want to talk about it. Thank you.

Anyways, I picked my colors when I found this awesome frame. I picked up 2 at Hobby Lobby. Teal, pink and yellow. So the painting follow those colors but would go with many others.

I can't tell you how much I adore my little painting. I didn't want cookie cutter stuff and this is what I came up with.
I was going to do a triplicate of different pictures but the same style but instead it's just going to be a twin set. Ferternal twins. The second canvas is an owl. So cute owl.
I've just starting painting it and will probably have it done by tomorrow. I'll post pictures when I'm done.
So, do you like what you see? Would you buy it? If so how much would you pay for it. I have decided to offer my painting services to you wonderful peaple and any of your friends and family. These being the first up for grabs. I'm going to ask $25 a piece for now and go from there. . These first two are 21x16. If the size is smaller, so is the price. If you'd like your own unique art work for your toddler, tween or infant's bedroom send me an email and I would be happy to discuss an arrangement with you. They would  make fantastic shower gifts and no one else in the world would own anything like it.
My email is

Sunday, September 12, 2010

When my bod hurts, when I'm puking, when I'm feeling bad.....My favorite things.

My husband. Even when he's playing a dumb computer game all day.

Baking yummy goodies.
My snuggly puppies and my pillow. Yes my pillow is like a child's blakie and no, I am not ashamed.

And making people happy by making beautiful jewelry.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Oh, how I want a baby!

       My baby, or lack there of, woes. Feel free to skip this post.

    I want a baby! I was never really sure I'd have that feeling. See, I've been an aunt since I was 8. Changing diapers, singing babies to sleep, being the fun aunt and so on and so forth. I now have 38 neices and nephews. I seem to alway be rocking gently rather then just being still. I think its from rocking so many babies. I also found out at the age of 18 that I cannot have children. I have a .02% of conceiving and then if conception happend, a .002% of keeping the baby and myself alive. That fact has never been hard for me. Until now, that is. I want brown babies. I've always wanted brown babies. So having to adopt always felt natural for me. I also have no desire, whatsoever, to pass on my particular genetics. Never have and never will. My desire to have a child started about a year and a half ago at 24 years old. I was shocked really. But I really really really want a baby.
        I had no idea how hard it would be. 3 of my coworkers are pregnant right now and that doesn't make it any easier. I also have 2 siblings who willbe trying to get pregnant in the very near future and I really want to be in on this baby round. I want my children to have cousins their age that they can go to school with and hang with at family functions just like all my other neices and nephews. The adoption process is awful and totally diheartening. It is not anywhere near like just going off birth control. And if you think morning sickness is just as bad as the process then remember, I'm pretty sure I've experienced enough sickness for 20 human beings in my lifetime. So, no I am not taking for granted the fact that with the adoption process I don't have to go through the pains of pregnancy. Do you take for granted the fact that you can use a good portion of you body's orgons while others can't? Especially the most womanly organs. The most endearing organs. If not, I don't blame you. I don't wish the feeling on anyone.
        I feel like I have no future. No ability to progress as a woman. In the state of AZ they do not sever parental rights for 15 to 18 months. So I could get a brand new baby and for 2 years there's a possibility someone could come take it from me. Or I can pay a riculous amount of money to buy myself a baby. I can't handle either of these options. And I don't see myself being able to handle these things anytime in the near, (5 years), future. It's heartbreaking. I don't think I could emotionally handle the idea of knowing that at any moment someone could come take my baby away from me. I also do not have $10,000 to $30,000 just sitting around. I would have to take out a loan. Which is an impossible probability if you know my husband at all. You see what I mean about feeling hopeless in this situation?
            I want a baby. I am 26 years old and have been married 3 years. Do you have any idea what it's like when you can't have children and then people around you, with your same beliefs, start asking why you don't have children yet? I do. It's a slap in the face. I don't blame people though. I am not the norm. Never have been the norm. Can't expect a changed behavior for just one abnormal person.
        I feel like I'm at a stand still. Like life is going but not progressing. It's an awful feeling. I want a baby. It's heartbreaking wanting something so bad and knowing it's not just beyond your reach but galaxy's away from you reach. I want to smell sweet baby smell every morning. I want to change dirty diapers. I want something to hold in my arms while I rock. I want soothe my baby to sleep witth a song. I want to wake up in the middle of the night to feed and burp and care for a tiny little human being. I want to be able to introduce  her to my family and all of her little cousins who will adore her and love her. I want my husband to be able to give his first baby blessing. I want to make burp clothes and baby quilts and decorate a nursery. It's just soooo far out of reach, It's ridiculous.  I dream of my baby and can see her sleeping face. It's cruel to wake up. If my computer could be stained by tears it would be unrecognizable.

Oh, how I want a  baby. Sorry for rambling. It was more for me then it was for you.