Monday, November 12, 2012

Lasagna soup, it's a keeper

With the hubby away, I am making at least a soup a week. He doesn't like soup unless it is extremely thick. This one thickened up enough at the end and tomorrow that I am sure he will love it.

Lasagna Soup Ingredients
Pasta (cooked as directed on package)
1 lg onion, diced
1 green pepper, diced
1 red pepper, diced
1 1/2 lb ground beef
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp italian seasoning
28 oz diced tomatos
12 oz tomato paste
2 beef bouillon cubes
10 cups water
3 oz mozzerella cheese
Seasoned cottage cheese:
Cottage cheese
1 oz parm cheese, grated
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp italian seasoning

Saute oil, onion, green pepper, and red pepper about 5 to 7 minutes until soft.



Then add in the ground meat, garlic, italian seasoning and brown for 5 to 7 minutes until all browned.

Add in the rest of the ingredients up to the cottage cheese mixture. And bring to a boil. Then simmer on low and cover for 15 minutes.

Then put into bowls and top with the seasoned cottage cheese.

And serve, my kids at three bowls a piece and they are very picky eaters!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Easy light supper

Tonights supper is a salsa chicken salad. You put the chicken breast in the crockpot and let it cook for 5 hours on high. Then put your salad on your plate and toss a chicken breast on top and then top with a corn and black bean salsa, DONE!!! YUMMY!!!

Even my kids licked the plate clean tonight. And it didn't take much of my work at all. These type suppers are the best when the hubby is away with work and the kids are crazy. HA!!!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

mom time!!

Today I had a friend from high school come up. We live about an hour and twenty minutes from each other. She has 4 girls and I have 3 children (1 boy and 2 girls). You would think this would make the house twice as loud and crazy and want to pull our hair out, but it actually relaxed both of us. We sat and ran over our memories and shared new stories about our girls. We walked to the park and played volleyball and played on the playground with our kids. The best mom time in a long time!!!

I learned this week that life is just to short and you have no clue what will be in 5 minutes from now, so hug those around you and take time to enjoy the moment.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Kids school schedules???

Daughter came home on Weds night and said mom spelling bee is Friday at 9 and I am in it. Be there or be square???? What??? This Friday?? Like one day to practice and one day to clear schedule?? Why, why must they tell you at the last second?? I mean yes a lot of parents won't have time to leave work anyways, but I DO AND I WANT TO BE THERE!!!!

Anywho, I made it in just enough time. She got 8th in the whole school, SO PROUD!!!!

That is Kaela on her first word. Love her to pieces!!! And I don't know whose heads are in front of me, ha!!!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Crazy Child!!

So yesterday was a HARD HARD day for me. I found myself just randomly crying at odd times and staring off into space. Well my youngest daughter took full advantage of the mommy has gone looney and I can do anything situation. HA.. Here is a picture of her redressing herself, got herself a ring pop sucker, and she threw dog food everywhere and I am pretty sure she ate some of the dogfood? I love her!!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Best snack ever!!!

I have had a week from you know where. Kids sick, hurt foot, and to top it off I lost a very dear friend this am. To comfort myself I wanted to grab a gallon of ice cream and lock myself in the bathroom, so I wouldn't have to share with the sick kids. So I went to find my gallon and in it's place was this:
Snickers mini ice cream bars and they are only 90 calories a bar. Just enough to get me through two hours and then I can have another. :) Makes for a very happy momma!!