Sunday, September 25, 2011

Meal Plan

Meal Plan: so I'm definitely NOT posting every single one.  Obviously.  Or maybe you thought we were just eating out a lot.  Anyway, I can thank Pinterest for all my new recipe ideas.   There are only 2 previously made recipes on this plan, the brisket and the pizza.

Katy's Lake Brisket served with Honey Roasted Red Potatoes
Creamy Grilled Chicken on Piccata--where does one find Capers?  And what are capers exactly? I've heard of them, but that's about it.
Baked Penne with chicken, broccoli and smoked mozzarella
Spicy Honey Chicken
Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken
Crock Pot Kalua Pork
Spanish Chicken with Chorizo and potatoes
Brown Sugar and Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin
Sweet and Spicy Honey Grilled Shrimp
Shaved asparagus pizza with chicken

Rachel's Lake Brisket

I found this recipe on a freezer cooking blog that I follow.  I finally tried it and it was SO good.  Definitely will be a staple at our house and is even going on my next meal plan!

Rachel's Lake Brisket
12 oz beer (I used beef broth instead)
3/4 c pickles, chopped
1 T Worcestershire sauce
3/4 c brown sugar
12 oz chili sauce
1 tsp pepper
1tsp salt
1 c onion, sliced
5lbs beef brisket (I used 2.5lbs)

Mix the first five ingredients in a bowl.  Salt and pepper the meat.  Pour sauce over the top of meat in an 8X8 pan.  Bake at 250* for 5-6 hours.  Shred it with a fork or slice, serve on buns with BBQ sauce.

I used 2.5 lbs meat intending to 1/2 the rest of the recipe as well, but forgot to half anything else.  The sauce completely submerged the meat this way anyway.  I also shredded it and mixed it with Head Country BBQ sauce and served it "slider size" on homemade dinner rolls that my mom made when she was down after Max was born.  The rolls are my Grandma Key's recipe and are SO good.  We had it for supper and the leftovers were gone by lunch the next day.  Make it.  You won't be sorry.

Friday, September 23, 2011

The Comparison Game

The stats at 2 months:
Luke: 22 in long and weighs 11lbs 4oz.
Leta:  She is 21 3/4" long (between 10 and 25%), weighs 11 pounds (between 25 and 50%)
Max:  22 1/4" long (25%) and weighs 12lbs 1 oz (60%)

Leta at 2 months

Luke at 2 months
Max at 2 months.  I dont' know why this picture keeps showing up sideways.  I can't get it to cooperate.  Sorry!

2 months

Max had his 2 month well baby appointment yesterday.  And he was the only well baby in our family.  Luke was at the Dr. Monday for his ears/croup.  Leta threw up Tuesday afternoon.  She continued to not feel well Wednesday.  Kyle and I had the stomach bug together (again) yesterday...he threw up, but I did not.  I was not as bad off as him, but let me just say...caring for a family when you feel HORRIBLE is NO fun at all.  Somehow a 3 year old, a 1 yr old and a 2 month old thought they needed me yesterday.  And now today, Luke woke up sick and threw up.  Hopefully he'll be better tomorrow because that is the Day Out With Thomas.  As big of an event in his life as his birthday and Christmas.

Anyway, back to Max.  He is in the 25% for height and weighs 12lbs 1oz which puts him in the 60% for weight. My fattest baby yet!  We're all very proud ;)  He got 3 shot immunizations, 1 oral and has his tongue clipped.  So, he didn't have a good day yesterday either.  He has slept through the night twice now (didn't last night, but didn't really eat very well after his Dr. appt. yesterday, so hopefully we'll get back on track tonight.) He can roll over (tummy to back) and smile.  He also enjoys gazing upon his ruggedly handsome face in a mirror as well.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

And this is what I found....

One day last week I went to get Leta up from her nap.  And this is what I found:

After I quit panicking and my brain started working, I realized she wasn't crying and was probably all right.  I still don't know what happened, but she had a bloody nose.

Monday, September 12, 2011

And Now...

Okay, so not really "now".  More like "now" 2 weeks ago.

 This is Max in the cradle that his Great Grandpa Olson built for Leta

Max "Then"