We saw Ice Age Continental Drift today. Cute movie. But why, oh why is there always at least one family in there that can’t be considerate of others. Today there were about 3 of those families. We had the one family who had to split up into 3 different places because the theater was so crowded. They proceeded to pass snacks back and forth. Then we had the crying baby family (which also included the chair kicker) and the talking family. Fun times!
Taylor loves her some salsa! (which is the very reason I was terrified to even attempt to make her any) She loved it!! I feel such a huge sense of accomplishment when I get her approval. I’m pretty picky about mine too. There aren’t any in a jar that I love so I was determined to make my own. This one will work!
1 can (14 Ounce) Diced Tomatoes With Juice
2 cans (10 Ounce) Rotel Lime & Cilantro Tomatoes & Chilies
1 whole Large Tomato
1/4 whole Onion
1 clove Garlic, minced
1 whole Jalapeno, halved and seeded
1/4 teaspoon Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/2 cup Cilantro
1/2 whole Lime Juice
I have a 12 cup food processor and this fits just perfectly, so you may need to adjust depending on what size you have.
Place ingredients in food processor and pulse until you get to the desired consistency, about 20 times.
Daily Leopard Find: Diaper Bag …
This was the side that went with the meal that Taylor has declared “ah-mazing!” and she thinks should now be our special holiday meal for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. She said I should only need to make about 60 because everyone will need 2 and that I may need a few more potatoes than this to feed 30+ people. She puts a lot of thought into everything. Which is why watching the fabulous 2012 Summer Olympics with her is going to be a full time job. She is very concerned that I’m not recording every event. I tried explaining to her that you are just supposed to watch the main events and the highlights but she’s not buying that. She also warned me that this is really her first time to watch the olympics so she may have extra questions. :l Is that really possible??? Yes it is…We watched the opening ceremonies and she wanted to know why Betty White was on those dresses with the people on it (bless their hearts for having to wear those). I may have to bring in reinforcements. I couldn’t answer half her questions…Like why there were Abraham Lincoln’s everywhere and why were the doing those dances. Megan’s only concern was for the USA’s outfits. She said apparently they need to start shopping in Dallas. But anyway…go team USA!!!!! and here are two of my favorite Olympic moments so far….
4 Chicken Breasts, boneless & skinless
We’ve had some issues with the new box springs, so they had to leave us the old ones for a day. For over a year Lily (the littlest dog) has been playing with her “friends” under my bed. Now we get to find out if her “friends” are staying with the box springs or staying with us. I’m really hoping they are headed to the used mattress place in the sky with the box springs and that today’s play date was her last one. I tired so many time to get pictures or video on this and I was never successful. These little pot pies were sooooo good!!! Although it was painful watching Taylor pick out all the carrots and Megan sit and pick out all of the peas and carrots because she “doesn’t like quiche”. :/ Heat oven to 375 degrees. Spray 6 jumbo size muffin cups with cooking spray. Heat oil over medium-high heat in non-stick skillet. Add chicken to oil and cook for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally until chicken is no longer pink in the center. Add chicken broth, salt, pepper, thyme and garlic & onion medley. Heat to simmering. Add vegetables, stirring occasionally until almost all liquid is absorbed. Cool 5 minutes then stir in cheese.n medium bowl, mix together Bisquick, milk and eggs. Spoon about 1 1/2 tablespoons of Bisquick mixture into each muffin cup. Top with about 1/2 cup chicken mixture. Spoon 1 tablespoon of cream of chicken soup on top of each muffin cup. Top with remaining Bisquick mixture.Bake 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes then loosen sides of pies from pan with a knife. Remove from pan and place on cooling rack. Cool 5 minutes and serve.Ingredients:1 Tbs vegetable oil 1 lb chicken breasts, boneless & skinless – cut into bite-size pieces 1/2 cup chicken broth 1 cup peas and carrots, frozen 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 1/4 tsp ground thyme 1 tsp McCormick Grill Mates garlic & onion medley 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded 6 Tbs cream of chicken soup 1/2 cup Original Bisquick mix 1/2 cup milk 2 eggs Heat oven to 375 degrees. Spray 6 jumbo size muffin cups with cooking spray. Heat oil over medium-high heat in non-stick skillet. Add chicken to oil and cook for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally until chicken is no longer pink in the center. Add chicken broth, salt, pepper, thyme and garlic & onion medley. Heat to simmering. Add vegetables, stirring occasionally until almost all liquid is absorbed. Cool 5 minutes then stir in cheese. In medium bowl, mix together Bisquick, milk and eggs. Spoon about 1 1/2 tablespoons of Bisquick mixture into each muffin cup. Top with about 1/2 cup chicken mixture. Spoon 1 tablespoon of cream of chicken soup on top of each muffin cup. Top with remaining Bisquick mixture. Bake 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes …
Today the dogs and I both got new beds! I’m not sure which one of us was more excited. I’m pretty sure it was me though! I was so tired of waking up every morning with a sore back. Bless you Mattress Firm for delivering the same day!! Although they brought me one King box spring and one California King box spring, but at least the important mattress piece made it here correctly. For my sake, I hope it solves all of my problems or my hubby is going to kill me. Lily trying out her new bed.Lily and Princess trying out OUR new bed.Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 13×9 inch baking dish with cooking spray.In medium bowl, stir together chicken strips and buffalo sauce. Place into baking dish in a single layer.n the same bowl, stir together potatoes, dressing, cheese and soup. Spread over chicken. Sprinkle bread crumbs over the top.Cover with foil. Bake 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for 25 minutes. Ingredients: 1 1/4 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into small strips 1/3 cup buffalo sauce 3 cups potatoes, grated 1 cup ranch dressing 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded 1 (10 oz) can condensed cream of chicken soup 1/2 cup bread crumbs Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 13×9 inch baking dish with cooking spray. In medium bowl, stir together chicken strips and buffalo sauce. Place into baking dish in a single layer. In the same bowl, stir together potatoes, dressing, cheese and soup. Spread over chicken. Sprinkle bread crumbs over the top. Cover with foil. Bake 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for 25 minutes.Adapted from Betty CrockerServings: 6Calories: 430Fat: 28gFiber: 2g Today’s Leopard Find: Bebe Ombre Top …
We made a trip to the famous Frisco Snow Cone Lady today. (and I forgot to take pics, so I guess I need to go again soon) If you haven’t been, it’s the next best thing to Ralph’s Famous Italian Ices. And if you haven’t been to Ralph’s, it’s like Heaven in a cup. Anyway…I could barely contain my excitement when I saw that she had opened a second line!!! Usually when you go you just prepare yourself that you will have to wait for about 30-45 minutes. The second line took care of that problem. So now I can go more often. Today Strawberry Shortcake, tomorrow Hawaiian Delight, then Dreamsicle….. And because you can never have too many muffin recipes… 1 cup banana, pureed 6 oz light yogurt, vanilla 2/3 cup unsalted butter, melted 1 1/3 cup sugar 1/4 cup dark brown sugar 2 eggs, beaten 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 1/3 cups flour 1 1/3 cups whole wheat flour 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1 cup walnuts Pinch salt Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place baking liners in a muffin pan and spray lightly with non-stick cooking spray. In a large bowl combine sugars, eggs and vanilla. Stir in the banana, yogurt and butter. In a separate bowl, mix flours, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg and cinnamon. Stir the dry ingredients into the banana mixture. Stir in walnuts. Divide the batter equally among the cups. Bake for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Servings: 12 Calories: 353 Fat: 15g Fiber: 3g Today’s Leopard Find: Boo Boo Bag …
We went to the lake yesterday. I had no idea this place was even there and it was just right up the road from us. It was at Hidden Cove on Lake Lewisville. Like a whole 4 1/2 minutes from my house! For $40 you can rent a “cabin” and for $25 they will even through in an air conditioner. It’s July in Texas, so I’m thinking they could charge pretty much whatever they want for A/C. There are bathrooms with showers across the street. Three cop cars pulled up to deal with the neighbors so that was exciting. It was only about 109 outside and after the storm came through it felt like a giant outdoor sauna. It was almost like being back in Houston. The girls discovered jet skis. They would have stayed on it all day if they could have. One of the cabins and Rusty’s fire on the grill. They got it under control and nothing burned down. S’more time! So with all of that going on, it didn’t give me time to finish my room, but I did come up with a nifty trick…. All of the picture hangers that I could find for this were too big. So I used a nail and not glued a rhinestone to it. Way cheaper than a picture hanger too! Today’s Leopard Find: Rough Justice Italian Shoes …