Thursday, September 29, 2011

Oh, Red Sox...

No blog last night...too distraught by those silly Red Sox!!  Seriously, worst September I can ever remember!  My facebook status even said, "Dear Lorena, I'm so sorry that your first season watching the Red Sox ended so painfully...I guess our extra Take Me Out to the Ballgame during tubby time didnt help...Don't worry, next year will be better. Love, Mama"  ;)  Ugh...


Anyways, tonight's meal surely took our mind off the Sox, at least for a little while:)  I had never made this meal before, but knew it was something I could definitely pull off with baby in tow!  Easy ingredients, and made the house smell wonderful all day long!


Sweet and Sour Chicken - crockpot!


  • 1-1.5 lbs boneless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 1 celery stalk, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup Catalina dressing
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 can pineapple - pieces and juice both
  • 1 each red and green pepper, sliced
  • Extras - water chestnuts, pea pods, etc
Place onion, celery, and carrots on bottom of crockpot.  Place chicken on top of veggies.  Stir together brown sugar, soy sauce, dressing, and ginger and pour over chicken.  Cook on low 7-8 hours.  After the 7-8 hours has elapsed, add peppers, pineapple with juice, and any extras (I added water chestnuts) and cook on high 30-45 minutes longer.  Serve with rice and enjoy!


See how short that paragraph is??  That is how easy this is!  My husband loved it, so we'll be making this again very soon!  Only wish I had added cashews!  Next time!








And btw, who else has these dishes?  Don't be shy...I think everyone has them!


Now, my fave C food - so hard...chocolate or cheese, chocolate or cheese??...how about chocolate covered cheese!! 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I hate the dentist

I don't even know why, I've never had any kind of traumatic experience that I can remember, just the thought of someone in my mouth, ugh...anyways....

I'm sure my husband was relieved that I could eat, and therefore still was making dinner after my appointment:)  Buffalo chicken pizza, sorry no picture again...I seriously need a sticky note!  Buffalo chicken pizza, the cheated way...Archer Farms frozen buffalo chicken which are actually so good, a Boboli wheat pizza crust, some sauce and cheese, and there you go!  Baby wants/needs to eat b/w 5:30-6, husband home after that, equals craziness at dinner time!  Anyone else go through that?  I love family dinners at the table, altogether, with the baby chattering away at us:)

B:  blueberries!  Pancakes, muffins, bread, anything!  Especially banana blueberry nut muffins!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Am I back for real this time??

Hi, everyone!  I thought a lot about my blog and I really am going to try to "be back" for real this time:)  Taking care of Lo is very time consuming, but the older she gets (she's 9 months now, it's flown by!) the more fun it gets:)  But, I realize I need to do some stuff that I enjoy too, like my blog:)  I apologize in advance if I talk about cooking/baking a little and baby alot;)

So, for my first entry back, let's see....today Lo tried pancakes and garlic bread for the first time...not together of course.



I also tried a new spin on my chicken parm recipe, sandwiching it with garlic bread and topping it with parmesan cheese - yum!  Of course, b/c I'm out of the blog frame of mind, I forgot to take a picture; oops!

Hmm...and for fun, what's your favorite food beginning with every letter of the alphabet??

A:  avocados!  Love guacamole!

I'll be more interesting tomorrow...for now, back to my to-do list!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Hi!

Hi, everyone!  First of all, thank you for all of the congratulations!  What an amazing venture this last 4 months have been!  Since I'm sleeping again, and have somewhat of a routine with the lil' one, I hope to get back into my blogging, b/c, yes, I still cook, bake, etc;)

Hope all is well with everyone!  Here is a recent picture of Lo:)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I've had the baby...for 5 weeks;)

Hi everyone!  I apologize for the lack of posting, but I've been quite busy with our newest family member, Lorena!  Yup, I had a girl!  I thought I was having a boy...so much for motherly intuition;)

I went into labor on 12/19 around 4:45am, and after 18 hours or so of labor, had a c section and delivered her 12/20 at 12:29am, 7 lbs 11oz, 19", and completely healthy:)  We have loved this first month with her, and can't believe how much she changes daily, in looks, personality, abilities, etc!

I'll try to post recipes as much as I can, but they may be few and far between for awhile.  And yes, I am still cooking dinner, 4-5 times a week at this point.   Thank goodness for great friends and family members who continually bring us dinners, desserts, breakfasts, etc!!  Thank you!

Hope all is well with all of you, and that your holiday season was as memorable as ours!  Here's to 2011!



Saturday, December 18, 2010

Still no baby!

Happy Saturday, everyone!  Just an update that I'm still prego...I've tried spicy tacos, walking, had a few bumpy car rides, but lil one seems content in the heat of my body...I'll have to see if I have some old recipes I can share, because right now I'm making pretty basic stuff:)

Wish us luck and for a baby really soon:) 

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Happy day AFTER due date to me;)






Yum, whole wheat pasta, spicy turkey sausage, and garlic bread...all hoping, if I go into labor soon, this will give me energy, like a marathon runner;)