Archives for February 2013

Reading time with my son

I really enjoy spending quality time with my son.  I love reading books to him cause it tends to calm him down at nap time and at bed time.  Now that he is getting a little bit older I have graduated over to reading  longer stories.  I didnt have many books since he is my first child.  I was at Target the other day and I wanted to buy some more books and I love Dr. Suess.  But when I looked at the prices I was shocked, I mean 8.99 is not alot but for 1 book I thought it was ridiculous. So I just happened to be next the DI so I thought I would stop and see if they had any Dr. Suess books, turns out they had 5 books and I bought them all for 2.00 bucks and they are in excellent condition.  Now I call that a great deal!


It has been a very cold winter where we live.  It seems like every day we get more and more snow.  I can’t wait for Spring so we can get back outside and enjoy some sunshine.  
My husband actually made this delicious meal for us, while I was at work.  I was quit
e impressed with his efforts and it was actually delicious!

1 lb ground beef
1 can black beans-rinsed
1 can red beans- rinsed
1 can diced tomatoes- I used the one with green chilis
1 cup frozen corn
1 can tomato sauce
2 Tbsp McCormick steak seasoning
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 lime juice
Texas toast chili lime tortilla strips (found on the salad dressing isle)

Cook ground beef, I added a little minced onion.  Add the rest of the ingredients and cook in the crock pot on low for 4-6 hours.  I added cheese at the end and sprinkled with chili lime tortilla chips.


Spicy buttermilk chicken

I came up with recipe cause I didn’t want to waste buttermilk that was about to go bad.  I think it turned out pretty well but I think next time I would use bread crumbs instead of Panko.

Spicy Buttermilk Chicken

1 cup Buttermilk
2 chicken breasts
1 tsp garlic powder
1 1/2 Tbsp Siracha hot sauce
1/2 tsp onion powder
dash of pepper
dash of red pepper flakes

1 1/2 cups Panko crumbs-I added some italian seasoning to mine for added flavor

Combine all ingredients into the buttermilk.  Add the chicken breasts.  I let mine marinate for about 4 hours prior to cooking. Put Panko crumbs on a separate plate and roll chicken breast until covered.  Place in a sprayed Pyrex dish and bake at 350 for 40 minutes or until no longer pink.

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