Wednesday, December 31, 2008
So I have a baby who is now about 5 months old. He is my third, and I am still learning new things. He has a cold( poor little guy!). So sleeping has been a little hard for him because of his stuffy nose, so I have been putting him to sleep in his car seat. I felt really bad doing it but it was the only way we could both get some sleep. I called the doctors office to see if it was OK and the nurse said she actually recommends having a baby sleep in their car seat because it makes it easier for them to breathe. So I guess I am doing the right thing. I just hope when he is feeling better he will sleep in his crib! He also has what I call "guppy eye" (conjunctivitis or pink eye) and for mothers who are nursing they say the best thing to do is put a little bit of breast milk on their eye each time you nurse. I know that sounds a little crazy but it really does work!You can read more about using breast milk for eye infections here or here. I guess breast milk has more than one purpose!Be sure to consult your doctor before using this method. I hope this helps any of you who may have a little one with a cold!
Monday, December 29, 2008
Place pretzels on a foil covered cookie sheet. Place rolos on top of pretzel and place in the oven at 300 degrees for 4 minutes.
After they come out of the oven place a pecan on top of the rolo and push down.
If you want you can melt some white chocolate and drizzle over top.These are so easy and fun to share. Thanks Mom for sharing them with me!!!
Saturday, December 27, 2008
We hope you all had a Merry Christmas! It was our little ones first Christmas. First Christmas's are always neat! Unfortunately our Daddy was sick(and still is sick, strep throat?) and the day did not go as planed. I think the kids still had a great day playing with their new Christmas presents. Now it's time to get ready for the New Year!
Friday, December 26, 2008
This year I decided to make caramel for Christmas. It was my first time and if I do say so myself it was really good! It took a while to cook, about 45 minutes.It was really easy to make and my kid thought it was neat to make our own candy!
2cups white sugar
1 1/2 cups corn syrup
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Butter a 9x13 inch dish.
2 In a heavy saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, 1 cup
cream and butter. Bring to a boil, stirring often, then
stir in remaining 1 cup cream. Heat, without stirring, to
242 degrees F (116 degrees C), or until a small amount of
syrup dropped into cold water forms a firm but pliable ball.
Remove from heat, stir in vanilla, and pour into
prepared dish. Refrigerate.
3 When cool, return candies to room temperature then cut
into 1 inch squares and wrap in waxed paper.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
This past week has been a very interesting week for us. Here in the High Desert of Southern California we had about a foot and a half of snow. For those of you who don't know this is a very rare occurrence. It was suppose to be the last week of school before winter break for the kids however, do to the snow school was canceled for the whole week and it turned out to be the first week of winter break. They will now be out of school for a total of 3 weeks. Ahhhhhhhhhhh! We have had a lot of fun playing in the snow. We had promised to take the kids to the snow this winter, but the snow came to us. There is another storm coming this week, maybe we will have a white Christmas!!!!!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Chili and corn bread are a favorite around here. So I thought I would share my recipe. Even my kids will eat it. Hope you enjoy it too.
1 lb ground beef
1 small onion chopped
3 garlic cloves
1 29oz can of crushed tomatoes
1 15oz can of tomatoes sauce
1 30oz can of kidney beans drained
1 15oz can of black beans drained
1 TB chili powder +1tsp
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp oregano
1 tsp sugar
Cook meat and onions together, drain of fat and put all ingredients in crook pot and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours. You may want more chili powder if you like it hot.