Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Aboretum Days

We spent quite a bit of time at the Dallas Arboretum during Mommy and Me Mondays earlier in the spring. We went with sweet friends, Jennie, and her daughter, Jade, nearly every week! Laura and sweet Hannah got to join us one week also but unfortunately, the kids did not want to cooperate for pictures that day so I think we only got one decent pic with all 3 kids that day! I apologize for the picture overload... especially if you've already seen these on FB! :)

Stopping to smell the flowers

Korben loved the petting zoo

Wish I knew what they were talking about!

Mommy made it in a picture! *Gasp!*


The only pic with all 3 kiddos!

Korben about to make his move on Jade with some sugar... Jade thought he was crazy! :)

Korben and Jade loved the old play houses :)

They got what they wanted and made a run for it!
Washing some pretend dishes

I've finally started to play around with the Paint Shop Pro that Josh got me for my birthday. This was my first attempt at photo editing. Hopefully I'll get the hang of it soon and can play around with more photos!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Just for Haley

My dear friend Haley has been sharing a few of her favorite recipes on her blog and has asked for people to share some recipes also. I think this is a great idea and I love getting new recipes myself... so here is a recipe I made a few days ago that turned out pretty well. I didn't take pics to show what the final product looked like but I'll try to remember to do so in the future! This recipe came from my Food Network Favorites cookbook. I tweaked it a little when I made it but I'll share the original recipe.

Tomatillo Chicken Tacos

6 tomatillos
1 serrano chili (I omitted this)
Olive oil
1/2 an onion (chopped)
1 Tbs. chopped garlic
1 C. cilantro
Juice of 1 large lime
2 Tbs. honey
1.5 C. shredded rotisserie chicken
Corn tortillas (or flour)
1 C. crumbled queso fresco (I just used Mexican style shredded cheese)

Husk and wash the tomatillos. Grill tomatillos and serano chili on the grill or a grill pan over medium heat for about 2-3 minutes per side, until blackened all over. Remove from grill and rough chop. Put in a saute pan and briefly saute in a little olive oil.

Put the tomatillos, serrano chili, onion, garlic, cilantro, lime juice and honey in a blender and blend until smooth. Put the mixture in a saute pan, add the chicken, and heat through.

Warm the tortillas on the pan for about 20 seconds per side. Spoon mixture on tortillas and top with cheese.

I took half of the mixture and added a little bit of mild salsa to it. Both turned out pretty well, I think! If you want to skip the homemade tomatillo sauce all together, you can always buy the salsa verde in a jar but I would suggest adding a little bit of fresh cilantro and/or lime juice to it to make it taste a little more homemade! :)

Happy cooking!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

One More Easter Picture...

We took a picture with the Easter Bunny at the Dallas Arboretum last week. :)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Weekend Fun

This weekend has been a ton of fun! Gram and Grandpoo (yes, that's spelled correctly... Korben couldn't say "Grandpa" when he was younger and it always came out "Grandpoo" so the name has stuck ever since) came in town for Easter and it's been nothing but playing, wrestling, and laughing all weekend long! We all ended up sleeping in and getting some much needed rest this morning so we didn't make it to service but we still had a great time celebrating Him!!!

Korben wanted in on the foosball action when he saw the big people playing... here he is taking on Gram... not sure who's having more fun!
Playing a game with Grandpoo... I'm pretty sure Korben won!
Saturday afternoon, Woodcreek had a neighborhood egg hunt that we went to. Grandpoo got a coke to drink while we were waiting for the hunt to start but Korben took over that stuff pretty quick. The kid is an addict!

And the hunt was on... for about a full 15 seconds! The field was covered with eggs and they were all gone in literally a matter of seconds! It was the craziest egg hunt I'd ever seen in my life! We walked away with about 5 eggs! It was still a ton of fun though!
Korben wanted popcorn afterwards but for some reason, he wanted the bag on the ground!

That night, we all colored eggs!

Korben had some stickers to put on his egg :)

The finished eggs and Korbens Easter basket full of goodies

Korben loved waking up to a basket full of fun stuff on Easter morning!

"Hmmm, what do I want to get into first?" :)

After everyone got dressed, we hid eggs in the front yard and had another egg hunt... this time Korben got all the eggs to himself!

We even hid some on Daddys truck!

Daddy helped find a couple of eggs hidden in the flower bed

Every time he saw an egg, he got excited and said, "More eggs?!" It was so funny!

Korben filled up his Easter basket pretty quickly so Daddy brought out a second one! Look at all of that loot! :)