Saturday, September 25, 2010

RIP Slow Cooker :(

I woke up to the sound of a bunch of mugs and glasses falling out of the shelf when Craig was grabbing a mug....which I knew would happen one day since they were all stacked up. A few broke, I don't care....but they fell onto the lid of my slow cooker and it broke in half!


I use my slow cooker at least once a week, it's my favorite kitchen appliance :(

The crockpot website shows there are no replacement parts for my model, and it looks like my model is an older one anyway, so maybe this is a good excuse to get one that has a timer on it! I always wanted one that I could program and be gone all day, just in case. There has been a few times where the meat was a little dry from being overcooked, so this would be awesome. I'll just wait until Kohls sends me a coupon and do it that way.

To celebrate the first day of fall yesterday, I had some peppermint mocha creamer in my coffee (yum!) and I made Rachel Ray's Apple Chicken Chili, which I ended up botching. Oops. The recipe calls for canned beans, but since I have a TON of dried beans I thought I'd try that, so I soaked them overnight.....but I didn't fully read the directions so I didn't cook them before using them in the chili. So the beans were still kind of hard lol. The flavor of the chili was nice though, it was super mild so next time I think I would use cheddar cheese and add some more spices in....but I was still kinda disappointed in the result.

Ethan and I went to Kohls yesterday just to do some window shopping, and they have some Christmas stuff out already! They have *the* cutest strawberry and coffee cup ornaments that I might go back and pick up today :). Craig is hopefully going to be able to work from home after 9am today, so maybe I can go back by myself and just get a little break to do some browsing. Ahhhh that sounds wonderful.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Review: Glucose Tolerance Drink

Just kidding.

I had to take my gestational diabetes test yesterday, which actually was kinda nice because Ethan stayed home with Craig and I brought my crochet for an hour of uninterrupted crafting time. I got to finish a whole beanie!

Today I think I will brave the library, they have a baby/toddler story time....I know Ethan wont sit there and listen, but he would like to see the other kids and just get out. We try to go somewhere every day because I'm always worried he's bored. He probably is int but I always freak that he needs more stimulation lol.

Dinners this week:
Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings. Which was amazing by the way!
Louisiana Red Beans and Rice
French Dips

This is just a quick post because Ethan is waking up. Have a great day :D

Friday, September 17, 2010

Meal Plans and I love William Sonoma

I hate when I cant go back to sleep after Craig leaves for work, but at least I can do some window shopping online!

Williams Sonoma has some of THE CUTEST stuff. Seriously. Halloween pancake molds? Star Wars cookie cutters? Mugs that have tops so they look like pumpkins?

To bad they can be $$$$ too.

I have quite a few projects that I need to start working on, 1 is a custom order from Etsy, the pumpkin crochet-a-long, and I STILL haven't finished Ethan's Brobee beanie. I've just been so exhausted at the end of the day I am even to tired to crochet!

Tonight for dinner I'm making Honey Mustard Mozzarella Chicken and Sweet and Spicy Sweet Potatoes. Craig is not normally a fan of sweet potatoes but I love them so we can have them every once in awhile :P Ethan is even starting to like them!

I made lasagna earlier this week and we've been having leftovers on that (that's why I heart lasagna), I'll post the recipe once I get it all down....I tend to just throw things in lol. Tomorrow we'll be having  Tex Mex Cheesesteaks again, I cant help it, they are just waaaay to yummy!

Sunday is tacos. We usually just marinate in salsa and some seasonings, but I have a Baja Chipotle marinade that has been wanting to be used, so I think I'll try that. Just top them off with cheese, sour cream, avocados and salsa and it's mmmmmm.

I've been craving the WEIRDEST things this pregnancy. I barely craved anything (but sour things, soymilk and chocolate) with Ethan...but this time around I've been wanting pumpkin. I normally am not the hugest fan of pumpkin, but for some reason anything pumpkin sounds amazing. To bad I cant find canned pumpkin in the stores, so I've been having to make due with pumpkin Pop Tarts and pumpkin butter lol. I was craving chocolate badly over the summer, but luckily that's gone. Now I want red beans and rice, and I've only had it once. Pregnancy is so weird.

Blogger is being all wonky.

I think I'll take Ethan to the Harvest Festival at the fairgrounds today, he'll love to see all the people. It looks pretty cool from the website, and I have a free ticket! Although trying to wrangle him by myself in a crowd does not sound fun lol.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Thank you BittyBellaBeads for adding my cupcake beanie into your treasury!

I'm hungry.

If you play World of Warcraft, you'll understand that reference.....which means, my account got hacked! No idea how, but all my stuff and gold was gone when I finally was able to log in. Not only did they take my stuff, I got a 3 hour ban because they were spamming for gold selling sites. Yay. Luckily I was able to get everything back, but it still sucks.

Craig had a 2 day weekend last weekend! It was so nice just having him around, and you can tell Ethan loved it too. We took him to the fountain downtown to play, but he mainly just likes to people watch....along with doing his "yoga pose" lol. We leave for LA this weekend and I'm so excited to take him to the beach again!

I'll be bringing crochet down for the trip, so I'll probably start on my Pumpkin Crochet-a-long, and maybe Ethan's hoodie that I've been wanting to work on.

I've also had this Babette Blanket in my que on Ravelry for at least a year, and depending on finances this month I might get the yarn. We really need a blanket for the couch and I think this would just be to cute!

Dinner last night was Slow Cooker Marmalade Chicken Curry which was amazing, even Craig liked it! It was a little to spicy for Ethan though so he just had rice, a chicken strip and peas and carrots. This week has been a "use up what we have" week and so far so good! Last night I made Grilled Chicken with Lemon Basil Pasta which was soooo good, but sooooo fattening with all the heavy cream I used lol. Ethan LOVED it though! Tonight will either be sloppy joes or meatloaf...and I'm leaning towards meatloaf since we dont have any cheese and we only have regular bread. Tomorrow is payday though woohoo!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Halloween Witch Amigurumi Cupcake

A freshly baked blushing cupcake ready for Halloween! Purple frosting with spooky green swirls and a sweet witch hat!

Cupcake measures a little over 5 inches high from bottom to tip of the hat.

Now I want to make a bunch more like pumpkins and mummies! We'll see what I have the time for lol :)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Cupcake Beanie!

It's 10am and I've already cleaned the house and Ethan is napping! He actually started saying "ni nigh" (night night) over and over and brought me his I asked him if he wanted to go lay down in his crib and he said yes! I was SHOCKED lol.

I suppose I should go shower now why he's sleeping but it feels so nice just to relax for a moment.

My aunt, her fiance and my cousin are coming over sometime today to see our new apartment and Ethan. They are bringing pizza and beer....I miss beer :P

Here was a custom cupcake beanie with rosette sprinkles I shipped out this week.

Next weekend we are going down to Laguna Beach to visit Craig's grandparents! I cant wait to take Ethan to the beach! We took him for Memorial Day and he LOVED it, he didn't care that the water was freezing. I would bring my swimsuit and go in the ocean, but I swear....every girl down there is tan, thin and in a bikini. Here I am pasty white and pregnant LOL.

This week dinners are going to be CHEAP since we had to spend some money on the car that we didn't really have, so I'm thinking things like spaghetti, garlic chicken and "goop". Goop is such a terrible name for the dish but it's so easy and inexpensive! I'll post a recipe will laugh at the ingredient in the "recipe" :P

I joined the Pumpkin Patch Crochet-a-long at Itsy Bitsy Spider Crochet! I have some ideas for pumpkins, one of them is if I can find sparkly yarn....make a glitter pumpkin!