Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Easy Recipe

Here is a quick and easy recipe that I tried last night and it turned out to be a big hit. Try using local honey and locally raised chickens. Some areas even have locally made butter.

Honey Glazed Chicken

1/2 c. Honey
1/4 c. Butter, Melted
1/8 c. Soy Sauce
Skinless, Boneless Chicken Breasts (I only had 3 pieces, but you could use 4 or 5 and have enough glaze)

Place chicken in a ziplock bag. Mix together glaze and pour over chicken, then let it sit in the refrigerator. I put this together yesterday morning and let it sit all day, or you could mix it up the night before. Preheat your oven to 350. Place chicken in baking dish and bake for 25-30 minutes or until juices run clear.

This was actually a freezer recipe, so you can mix the glaze and pour over chicken then place the bag in the freezer. When you are ready to make it just let it thaw completely and bake it.

I served this with broccoli and cheese and rolls and the family loved it, so give it a try. Let me know what you think.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I've waited so long to share

Abbey has been able to talk for almost a year and she speaks very clearly for the most part. We are starting to have regular conversations with her so that she feels included and can learn to communicate better with others like her teachers at school. So, I'm so excited to be able to share our conversation on the ride the school.

I was driving along and Abbey hadn't said very much, just looking out the window enjoying the ride. When all of the sudden...

Abbey: Is that singin', mommy?

Me: What baby?

Abbey: Is that singin?

Me: That's Keith Urban singing on the radio.

Abbey: Is Feff Urba singin' on the rayio.

Me: Do you like this song?

Abbey: Yeah!

She sticks a thumb in her mouth and with the other hand starts tapping the beat on her knee and bouncing in her car seat. I just laughed.

Friday, February 19, 2010


Well, work has been rather demanding lately. I even had to work last weekend, so although I did buy healthier food, we didn't go by my Pyramid meal plan. So, tonight I'm cleaning out the frig and cabinets and tomorrow I'm going shopping for "good" food. The meal plan will have to be adjusted just a little for Clark since the pyramid still contains too many starches and sugars for him, but he is just going to take my plan and tweek it a little. For the most part it will work for both of us. We had a slight arguement last night about the meal plan, mainly because I just don't think he will want to stick to it and will stop off and buy chips and cookies on his way home from work. It is so frustrating when you are trying to help someone for them not to be on board. It happens with health, with money, with house work, with kids and it is hard to deal with someone working against you all the time. But after our little spat I think we have arrived at the same page on the new eating lifestyle and I hope we will stick to it at least for a while. With summer coming up and so much fresh garden veggies, it should at least last through the summer. Anyway, if anyone has any additional ideas to get us started please share and I will continue to post our progress. I can say that just trying to eat better and exercising a little (not much) has helped me lose 5 pounds since the start of the year. I have an overnight trip in April and I already have the dress, but it would look so much better if I lost 8 pounds in the next two months. And my big goal is for my 10 year anniversary in August. We are going to the beach and I want to be at least 30 pounds lighter. One day at a time and I feel like I will get there. Enjoy your weekend and I will hopefully get back to posting more often since some of my larger work projects are past.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Big Girl Bed

A couple of weeks ago we took down Abbey's crib and put in her "Big girl bed" with her new Tinkerbell bedding. I took one last picture when she woke up that morning of my baby in her baby bed.

Then at the end of the day I took pictures of her new room with her new bed. She cried a little the first night, unsure of her new room, but after about thirty minutes and reassurance that it was still her same room, she went right to sleep. She has slept great in her big girl bed every since.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Birthday pictures

Abbey had an Elmo's World party this year!