Friday, January 28, 2011

Luckas is now a BIG BOY:)

Well I knew this time was coming once we found out we were pregnant with Drake. But I was waiting till the new year to come around to actually put my little plan into action. I know that he is ready for this BIG STEP. So I decided that we were going to test this "BIG BOY" bed aka our spare bed that was hanging out in his room. He did such a great job, I snuck into his room while he was napping and took a few photos but got a little nervous since I didn't want to wake him up. I was alittle emotional after seeing him being such a big boy, sleeping there without a problem.

So we have had only one scare with him falling out of bed, He woke up scared and crying. But I put pillows under the sheet so its like a little bumper and Justin wanted his old mattress down on the ground as back up. I took down his crib, really sad to take it apart for now but it will be ready for Drake when we move into our bigger house. After finally finding the BIG BOY bedding I wanted for his room, it finally came and He LOVES it. Biggest smile came on his face after I was telling him that it was his for his BIG BOY room and for him being a BIG BOY (yes, I do the BIG BOY..since we trying to let him know that he is no longer a will understand when or if you have kids). He covers himself up, he falls right to sleep at night, he has been doing so good. I honestly couldn't believe he has done so good! Makes me such a PROUD MOMMA!!!

Oh The Goulash:)

While making up our meal plan last month, I came across this beef and pasta recipe. I gathered all the ingredients and after making it literally dawned on me that this was GOULASH..not some beef and pasta meal. Really made me feel good that I just made a childhood meal that my mom used to make for dinner. So I thought I would share this YUMMY dinner with you all.

3/4 pound ground beef or ground turkey
1 3/4 cups Swanson Vegetable Broth (Regular or Certified Organic)
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 can (about 8 ounces) stewed tomatoes
1 1/2 cups uncooked elbow-shaped or corkscrew-shaped pasta

1.Get a medium pot and fill half way full and put in noodles. Cook them till they are done.
2.Cook the beef in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat until it's well browned, stirring often to break up the meat. Pour off any fat.
3.Stir the broth, Worcestershire, oregano, garlic and tomatoes in the pot. Stir in the beef or turkey. Reduce the heat to low.
4.Cook for 5 minutes or until all the ingredients are well blended together.

I hope your belly enjoyed this yummy meal:)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Alfredo Herb Chicken Tortellini

I have done a few post...well maybe they aren't published of some of my favorite dinner recipes. But now and then I'm going to post a few of my favorite little recipes to share. Thanks to my awesome friend who inpsired me;)

Herb Chicken Tortellini
This dinner is really simple and its whipped up within 30 minutes! Like tonight my husband is not home yet from work and its going on 7. I can't wait any longer since I'm a hungry preggo woman with a toddler who is becoming a hungry MONSTER as I type this while dinner cooks:)

You will need:
Buitoni Herb Chicken Tortellini (or any that you like from Buitoni)
1 1/2 Chicken breasts as you choose, cut into cubes
Bertolli Alfredo Sauce in a Jar

1. Fill a cooking pot full of water to hold the Tortellini noodles...and put it on a high/medium heat. When the water starts to boil the noodles will cook for 3-5 minutes or when they start to puff up. (You will notice from what they looked like in the package)
2. Drain noodles & add aldredo sauce.
3. Cut chicken into cubes and take a frying pan and cook the chicken till its all cooked or turning a slight golden color.
4. Add chicken to the noodles and mix.
5. You may add a veggie to the side or bread if you like.
6. ENJOY:):)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Silly Little Luckas:)

Lately, Luckas have been doing the most silliest little things during our days while Justin is at work. And I have been trying my hardest to teach him Please & Thank you. He would make his Great Aunt Von very proud that I'm starting him young on his manners:) When he says please it comes out "pwea". I have seen other moms post about it, but to hear it out of his own mouth its just to adorable! Anyways the point is that he is learning his manners and that his vocabulary is growing by the day:) We just bought him a toy chest since he was dumping out his toy bucket and the living room floor would be covered in toys, you were bound to step on atleast one going to the kitchen!haha So when he woke up from his nap he was so excited to check it out. Its a bit smaller as in small with holding the amount of toys. Its a cute size in general just the amount of toys it holds isnt that great:(Bummer. Anyways here are the few recent little goofy things Luckas has been doing around the house!

Gosh, I love that little face of his:) He makes my whole day crazy but I love it & wouldn't trade it for the world!!!!