Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Abigail is 9 months!

Abigail is 9 months old now! She is so much fun. She is still not crawling, and for that, I am actually very thankful. I know it will be soon - and I know once she takes off she won't want to stop! She is just about there, she can pivot around a bit and sometimes that gets her a foot or two, she can also go backwards a bit when on her tummy.

Just today when she woke up from her nap, and I went to go in and get her she was sitting up in her crib for the first time. I told Doug we needed to put her rail up, and sure enough, when he went to get her from her 2nd nap she was sitting up again. She figured it out!

She is also figuring out sign language. Her favorite word is CAT, and she really loves to sit and watch the kitties by the sliding glass door. She will also say Eat, and Mommy/Milk/I want you. (All the same sign for her).

Just wanted to give a quick update on Abigail, and I will try to get back on a blogging roll. :)

Monday, January 19, 2009

Crock Pot Clam Chowder

Wanted to share our *famous* clam chowder recipe. Doug is a big time clam chowder fan, and I finally found one that I like as well, and that is easy to make. It is really simple, and OH SO GOOD! Everyone asks me for the recipe. So here it is: clam chowder

I follow the recipe exactly, I just thicken it up right at the end with a little bit of corn starch.



"Our" Carne Asada Taco Recipe

I have been asked by a number of people recently for our carne asada recipe... I thought it would be easiest to post it here.

Carne Asada Taco's

It is amazing!! Well, at least we think so. We don't make the salsa (we did once, wasn't worth the trouble), but the marinade is SO delicious. One of our young teenage guests told me (as he was having thirds) that this was the first time he had good taco's that weren't made by a Mexican. Just call me Maria. The marinade looks like a lot of ingredients, but most of it is spices, and they are all common ingredients which is nice.

The relish also gives it that really authentic flavor - so you have to make the relish! Unless of course you are morally opposed to eating onions.

Chicken Scampi

I made Chicken Scampi for the first time last night and it was Yum-Yum-Yummy! It was pretty simple too! I am always looking for good recipes and inspiration so I thought I would share it with you. (I have a few more recipes I will be posting soon that people have been asking for - but wanted to do this one before I forgot!)

Chicken Scampi

Enjoy! :-)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Fun at the cabin

We went up to Shaver for 5 days with our family - what fun! There was a lot of playing in the snow, sledding, playing all kinds of board games, air hokey, guitar hero, naps, yummy food etc. etc. A few pictures to get us started.