Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Settling In

I guess you could say that we're settling in. I think we've been home for THREE WHOLE WEEKS now!!! WOW!!!!

I've been doing more cooking at home. Jaden remembers his toys. Our house stays relatively clean! Our refrigerator has groceries on a regular basis. We're kind of figuring out a rhythm to
daily life. Pretty amazing!
Here are a few pictures....
I've been cooking lately and some of the things actually turn out looking really pretty as well as tasting good!
This one is Asian Noodle Salad. I don't know why they call it Salad - it really is a meal. Stephen liked this one a lot. I thought it was pretty good. You can find the recipie here...:
This one was a tropical chicken salad. YUMMY!!!! And PRETTY!
Here is the recipie for that one...
Tropical Chicken Salad
1 lb ckn breast cut into ½ inch strips
2 Tbs blackening seasoning blend
1 Tbs canola oil
Bag of mixed baby salad greens (5.5 oz – 4 cups)
1 med mango (1 cup) peeled and diced
½ med red onion sliced (3/4 cup)
1 small red bell pepper chopped (1/2 cup)

2/3 c. Raspberry Vinaigrette

Put chicken in Ziploc, put seasoning, shake, cook ckn in skillet med high heat in oil for 7-10 minutes until no longer pink
Toss together
Here is Jaden hanging out wearing a new shirt from Grandma K. I think it is laying down that makes his cheeks look so chubby! Because really I think he is starting to thin out a little (a LITTLE I said!!)
Here is Jaden playing with the BEST part of the package from Grandma & Grandpa K...the PAPER!!!

Just kidding, he loved the toys IN the box too!

1 comment:

  1. Yes, Jaden's cheeks are way bigger when he's laying down. i love them! you're probably lucky you are so far away. if i was within driving distance, i don't think you could keep away from Jaden for more than a day! what a sweetheart. and yah, maybe he's thinning out a "little". but that's really pushing it. ;)

    i love the videos! please, keep them coming! he looks so cute! and he sits up so well on his own. awww....

    wow! starting to pull up on furniture, eh? whoo hoo!! yes, there are many bumps and bruises to come, but it's all part of the adventure. Emma has learned to crawl up onto everything. so chairs, couches, tables, and beds. she's had a few bruises already. but she's so determined. it doesn't stop her from trying again. though, she is more careful. :)

    you food looks so tastey! i agree, very eye appealing and pretty. good job chica!