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Saturday, January 29, 2011

A "Wicked" Time!

We just got home from seeing this:
It was amazing and I highly recommend it to any of you who get the chance to definitely take it.

This song was my favorite:Just terrific. And is it just me or do any of you get choked up at the standing ovation for the amazing performers? Maybe it's just pregnancy hormones, but I had to hold back the tears when Glinda and Elphaba came out on stage for the curtain call and the crowd jumped to their feet. Tell me I'm not the only one!! Awesome!

Just a head's up...when 7 months pregnant, opt for the comfy shoes and not the cute ones! It didn't spoil the evening, though, just the walk back to the car!

Thursday, January 27, 2011


I have never posted a recipe on my blog before, but I just made the yummiest (and easiest) dinner that we have had in a loooong time. I get into a bit of a rut, but I tried something new tonight and it was great (and healthy), I thought I would share.

Curry Chicken and Sweet Potatoes

4 boneless chicken breasts (I used chicken tenderloins)
1 med onion-cut up (I used onion powder...we are not onion fans at this house)
2-3 sweet potatoes-cut into chunks
2/3 cup orange juice
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
3 tsp curry powder
1 clove garlic-minced (I used 1/8 tsp garlic powder)

Place the chicken, onion and sweet potatoes in your slow cooker, mix together remaining ingredients and pour over the chicken/sweet potatoes. Cook on low for 4-6 hours (or however your slow cooker works.) I cooked mine on high for about 3 hours.

I served this with delicious coconut rice. Just replace 1/2 to 2/3 of your water with canned coconut milk (found in the Asian food aisle) and cook as usual. I used Minute rice and did 2 cups of coconut milk (one can is just about 2 cups) and 1 cup water to 3 cups of the rice. I am not a huge coconut fan, but this was so delightful!

The whole meal was so "fancy" tasting (quoted from Danny!) I loved that it had a little exotic flair without going overboard. The kids liked it well enough, but Danny and I loved it! Definitely a keeper in our food file. YUM!

Sorry-no picture.
Original recipe found here.

You've gotta try it!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Pinewood derby 2011

Jesse had his second Pinewood derby last night. It was fun, except for the part that he didn't win! He was not too happy about it. I guess next year we will have to research a little more about how to make a winning car!
Jesse and his car

Danny taping on some pennies to add more weight before the race
All the participants
If it's any consolation, he did win an award for fastest looking car...it wasn't for Jesse!!
Better luck next year!

Self portrait

Dylan loves to play with my camera and it is always funny to see what he captures. Here are a couple of self portraits that he took, not the best pictures, but the first one shows off his gorgeous eyelashes (of which I am jealous, he did not get them from me!) I can never get a good shot of them. Aren't those amazing...so not fair!And the second one is just plain goofy.So classically Dylan! I just love that little goof ball!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Weird Kid

This is how Dylan has chosen to spend the past several nights. Doesn't he look comfy?? I promise, he has a nice comfortable bed!!