Tuesday, February 19, 2019

play dough, dinos and rainbow rice!

when my play dough is on its last leg (and mine usually lasts 6 months) i like to set up a fun invite that i normally wouldn't do.  like combining colors (makes my anxiety go through the roof) or adding some rainbow rice.  so today we added her favorite yellow rainbow rice to the mix and when it is all done i won't feel bad about throwing out our green play dough, it has had a good run!

Monday, February 18, 2019

nature bag!

we tried out the toucan box subscription for kids crafts, and i am loving bowie's nature bag she made!

Sunday, February 17, 2019

surprise baby shower!

with the help of a couple of lovely ladies, we pulled off a beautiful surprise baby shower for a dear friend! 

Saturday, February 16, 2019

lasagna soup!

it's been a while since i have posted a recipe, but this was one i made during snowmageddon and i loved it!  it is adapted from "life is but a dish" version of lasagna soup!


20 oz can of crushed tomatoes
1.5 cups of your fav marinara sauce
4 cups chicken broth
2 cloves garlic
1 small onion
1 pound of ground beef or turkey (i used my frozen pesto turkey meatballs in its place)
salt to taste
3 t italian seasoning
5-6 sheets of lasagna noodles broken into pieces

toppings for soup:
mozzerela cheese
parm cheese
ricotta cheese

serve with garlic bread!  yum!!!!!

how to:

in a large dutch oven sautee your finely diced onion and once almost translucent add in your garlic.  then your meat.  i make large batches of meatballs and freeze them so i thawed them and added in place of chop meat.  then add all your liquid ingredients and seasonings.  simmer for 10 minutes, then add in your lasagna noodles and when they are tender you can serve it up.  serve with some different cheeses and garlic bread and it is hearty and delicious!  a super easy way to get the taste of lasagna without all the work. 

Friday, February 15, 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019

love bugs!

valentine's day 2019

wish i would have been able to do more to celebrate, especially some fun stuff for bowie, but the weather has made it difficult.  so i tried to make meal time special, a fun play dough invitation, a paint project and a new valentines day peg doll but it was a lost cause to get a cute pic with them together, but these guys fill our hearts with so much joy and love!

happy valentines day!

may your day be filled with love!