Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Burrito Baby

Another "mom blog" I am a part of has been talking about this so I thought I'd share it with you guys. Apparently this is a big hit in Utah. The lady who started the company came to my old ward's enrichment to show how to do a "baby burrito" swaddle....several moms commented on the blog how well it works. I don't know if I'd buy it, but it was fun to check out what they're talking about. Here's the link:

Pasta e Fagioli Soup

I just thought I'd share this recipe with anyone who is interested. I posted it on my family blog, but thought I'd share it here too. I made this soup last night after craving it for weeks. My favorite soup is the Pasta e Fagioli Soup from Olive Garden, so I did some snooping on Google and found a few recipes that sounded good and came up with this one. It seriously tasted just like the real deal.

Ingredients:3 tsp. Oil2 lb. Ground beef 12 oz. Onion; chopped 14 oz. Carrots; slivered 14 oz. Celery; diced 48 oz. Tomatoes; canned, diced 2 C. cooked Red Kidney beans 2 C cooked White kidney beans 88 oz. Beef stock 3 tsp. Oregano 2-1/2 tsp. Pepper 5 tsp. Parsley; (fresh chopped) 1-1/2 tsp. Tabasco sauce 48 oz. Spaghetti sauce8 oz. dry pasta Shell macaroni; or other pasta

Directions:Saute beef in oil in large 10-qt. pot until beef starts to brown. Add onions, carrots, celery and tomatoes and simmer for about 10 minutes. Drain and rinse beans and add to the pot. Also add beef stock, oregano, pepper, Tabasco, spaghetti sauce, and noodles. Add chopped parsley. Simmer until celery and carrots are tender, about 45 minutes. Makes 9 qts. of soup! **Just cut the recipe in 1/2 for smaller family needs!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

A Mouthy One....

So I need your advice. I am having problems with Kayden talking back to me. Not necessarily in a rude way but fairly snappy. Growing up as kids we didn't dare tell my parents no or even argue. I know this starts at a very young age and this is why I am concerned about it. My problem is that he is often repeating me in my commands to him. For example, Kayden will say, "Mommy you do it right now! I said now!" How do you explain to them that it is ok for me to tell him what to do but not ok for him to do it? Do you put them in time out? what are your thoughts? even if your kids haven't faced this (lucky you) I still would appreciate your ideas!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

First Official Post

So I thought this would be fun to post fun things to do, maybe ideas or questions about your kids, and any other fun comments to keep us better connected. Feel free to pass this along to others in the ward, those that have moved, or in the community. Please email me so I can give you permission to sign on and make posts. cherisegraham at gmail dot com