Thursday, June 25, 2009


Several times each week, my 2 (almost 3) year old and I have been reviewing our Colors.
I usually have a few things of that color for him to tape on a piece of paper and hang on the fridge. We then add a scoop of that color to our ice cream cone. Then he gets to find objects of that color and take pictures of them.

This is our Orange day...

We'll do shapes, numbers and the alphabet eventually.

You can find free preschool activities and print outs here and here.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Anniversary Chicken

This is a popular dish that we serve at the church office building, very yummy!

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/2 cup teriyaki basting sauce
1/2 cup Ranch-style salad dressing
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
3 green onions, chopped (scallions)
1/2 (3 ounce) can bacon bits, or fresh crisp bacon
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Preheat oven to 350 ยบ In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken breasts, and saute 4 to 5 minutes each side, until lightly browned.
Place browned chicken breasts in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Brush with teriyaki sauce, then spoon on salad dressing. Sprinkle with cheese, green onions and bacon bits.
Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear. Garnish with parsley and serve.
(I let the chicken cook for about 15 minutes before I add the cheese on)

More Father's Day ideas

So here's what I did for Father's Day this year.... shhhh don't tell Jason!
You can make an easy Father's Day picture- well wasn't so easy with a 2 year old but it will do. I found the idea on Tip Junkie But can't find the exact link right now. So I made up one for her Grandpa also.
A few weeks ago while in a store my husband spotted a jar filled with lemon drops and was so tempted to buy it, just for the lemon drops. But it was $20.00, had a cute big bow around it but for $20.00!! So I decided to make up my own for him. Got a jar from DI for $1.00 took some ribbon and tied a "tie" around it and added in some lemon drops... for about $5.00 I got to be creative and he'll get to enjoy his lemon drops!

Pulled pork and Broiled Broccoli

Easy dinner idea:
I take the boneless pork ribs and put them in the crock pot for about 1-2 hours on high with some olive oil and salt and pepper. Then drain the fat and add in Lawry's Garlic and Herb marinade and let sit on low for about 4 hours. Then take 2 forks and pull apart- serve over rice.
Broiled Broccoli
Clean and cut broccoli into spears, put on a cookie sheet pan and toss in olive oil and salt and pepper. Put under broiler for 7-10 minutes or until broccoli starts to get toasty. (this last time I made it and added lemon pepper, it was so tasty)
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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Father's Day Tie

I found this fabulous idea on Make and Takes...

This is what my 2 year old will be giving to his Daddy for Father's Day!
I let the 2 year old stuff the 'snake'... and he had so much fun doing it.... he told his Daddy as soon as he saw him! (there goes that surprise.)