Monday, July 30, 2012

Baby Food

Today was a good Monday. It was one of those Mondays where I felt like I got a lot done. I love it when that happens! I got 3 loads of laundry done, the floors vacuumed, the bedding washed and bed re-made, house picked up, and most importantly baby food made!!  There is still more work to be done on my next day off but I feel like I have a good start on it. Yay!

Baking Butternut Squash for baby food.
One of three batches of carrots ready to freeze.
Cauliflower all ready for the freezer. These used baby food containers work perfectly!
All the food made and in the freezer. Hope to get a few more batches made on Wednesday and I should be good for quite a while!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Three Years Sure Goes Fast!!

Well, as of today my best friend and I have been married three years! I can't believe that it has been that long already! Seems like only yesterday that we were getting ready to get married.

First look...

This is one of my favorite shots from the day.:)

Love that our photographer thought to take this picture with the Bible open to our passage.

Just before the ceremony.

My dad is a pastor so we were blessed enough to have him do the service.:) It was very special.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Microwave Kettle Corn!

I came a across this recipe on pinterest the other day for homemade kettle corn in the microwave!!!!! Needless to say I am addicted! I am going to be making this a lot!

*I have been doubling the recipe and then just microwaving it for 1-2 minutes longer than suggested. just be sure to listen for the popping to slow or you will burn it. Take it from me it is easy to do.:)


Friday, July 6, 2012

Fourth of July

We had a great fourth of July! We finally got some warm sunny weather! My husband and I had a nice relaxing morning. We slept in until 9 and then cleaned the house and planted some bushes in front of our house. I was soooo glad to finally get that finished.:) Later in the day we went and played mini golf with my sister and brother-in-law. We ended the day with watching a local firework show. It was awesome! I think this is going to have to become our fourth of July tradition!

My favorite little lady playing in the grass.
My sister and her husband took their truck and we put the girls in the back with toys.:)
The girls waiting for it to get dark enough for fireworks with my brother, brother-in-law, and husband.
My husband and I. Not the best picture ever but at least we got a picture of the two of us.:)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Iced Coffee Recipe

A while back I found a recipe for making iced coffee. The recipe is for a cold brewed coffee. I had never heard of such a thing! I had to try it right away because I  have always disliked how other coffee can have that burnt flavor. In fact I am VERY picky about what coffee I like. I have made my coffee cold brewed ever since but have changed the recipe along the way. I also found a good recipe for homemade sweetened condensed milk that I use.

Cold Brewed Coffee
1/2 cup of your favorite course ground coffee bean (fine ground works too)
1 liter of water

1. Fill a pitcher with the water and then add the coffee beans. Stir until the beans are all wet. Let this set 12 or more hours. I usually just let mine sit over night one night.

2. Prepare a strainer by setting a coffee filter in it and then placing it on top of a large bowl. Pour some of your coffee mixture into the filter. Let it drain.  Repeat until all of the coffee mixture has been filtered. (This is how I do it but if you have a better way...go for it.)

*This mixture will stay good in your fridge for about a month.

Iced Coffee Recipe

1/2 cup Cold Brewed Coffee (above recipe)
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk

Mix the ingredients together add ice and ENJOY!

*When I make the Sweetened Condensed Milk I omit the butter. 
**You can use storebought Sweetened Condensed Milk but I much prefer the taste of the homemade. I also find that storebought is much more difficult to mix in.