Monday, January 23, 2012

A New Look & A New Recipe...

My sweet friend, Faith, gave my blog a face lift and I love it! If you're interested in a new blog look for the New Year - click on her button on my sidebar. She's the best!

I tried a couple of new recipes over the weekend - both from Evil Shenanigans. I made the Soft Taco Stack for Alex on Saturday evening and he really liked it. The only thing I added was chopped jalapeno (the kind out of the jar) to give it a little more heat. I loved this recipe because it's for 4-6 people, so we can have leftovers for lunch/dinner the next day if we want. I'll be adding this to our regular menu!

The other one I tried was the Big Evil Cheeseburgers. My parents came into town, so I made these for them last night. They were ok. It was a cheeseburger. Nothing too special about it. I wasn't crazy about the special sauce that went on them. To be honest - I probably won't make these again - I'll just stick to making our usual cheeseburgers. This isn't to say you shouldn't try them - I just won't be adding them to our regular menu.

My parents are here for a couple of days - which I love! I'm pretty tired these days so it's nice to have help. I know it's silly but something as simple as cleaning the kitchen makes me feel so spoiled. Mama also helped me clean out Sydney's closet and room - it's not near as overwhelming to me now. Parents are the best. Amelia loves having them here too. She loves company and thinks everyone is here to see her. :) She also loves her Granny's reading glasses. She wants to wear them all the time. I'm hoping she doesn't need to wear glasses when she's older because she wore reading glasses too much as a small child. (HA!)



Love to all,

8 comments:

Shannon said...

Love the new look! And your parents sound as great as mine! :) Parents really are the BEST!

elainaann said...

I just new this post was going to be showing off your new haircut. :)

Susy said...

I love your new design!! I need to try some of the recipes you've been mentioning lately...I'm in a total rut. And good for you, getting some help from your sweet mom and dad! That's great! I know you can use it right now! Have a great week!

andreajennine said...

Nice new design! And Amelia looks darling in the reading glasses.

oliviasmommy07 said...

love the new look but after reading the comments I think we need to see your new haircut too! :) Amelia looks too cute in her granny's glasses!

Ashley said...

Your blog looks so great! And I'm always up for new recipes. Thanks so much for sharing!

Courtney said...

I couldn't agree more - parents are the best. My mom is so helpful it's scary. I'm inspired by your cooking challenge. I'm trying to cook dinner most nights each week also, and it's harder than it seems to be creative, so keep those recipies coming!

Ashley E. said...

I love that picture of Amelia! So cute!