Friday, January 29, 2010

Grumpy Friday

Today was all about a colicky baby. For the first time, Daniel could not stop crying. All day, tears in his eyes and boogers in his nose. It broke my heart and freaked me out. Calls to the Dr's office did no good, as two different nurses both told me to try a warm blanket, whatever good that would do.

So I held him, and loved him, and checked his temp a lot. I almost took him to urgent care, because he wasn't really eating, but he finally took some milk from a bottle. I don't care how he takes milk, just as long as he keeps eating.

Plans for making dinner were scrapped in favor of Papa John's pizza. It made sense after a long day.

I am off to work for the weekend, and passing the baby to daddy. Hopefully this rough period passes quickly!

Thursday in the Kitchen

Daniel kept me company in the kitchen most of the day. I made more muffins from a mix. They turned out better, but still too well done. I will have to watch more closely next time. The gas oven cooks fast!

Brownies were next, we have been on a brownie binge lately, but the Duncan Hines mixes were on sale.

I also started chicken in the slow cooker. It helps me to have chicken already cooked when it comes time to make dinner.

While everything was cooking, I cleaned the kitchen and finally organized the plastic container drawers. Donating some, tossed the bad ones and everything else has a lid. Yay!

Dinner was a Kraft recipe that I have made before, Stove Top One-Dish Chicken Skillet.

After dinner, we had some family time while watching the latest Bones episode. Daniel decided to have a snack with me:

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Wednesday Dullsville

Wednesday got off to a slow start. My bedroom was still haunting me. Its the last room in the house to be cleaned, and the drop off spot for everything without a home.

It was a day of would've, could've and should've. I did manage to get the laundry folded and put away, but found out later that I accidentally put away some dirty clothes as well. Oops!

After Dan came home for the night, I went grocery shopping. I used a list from Kraft Foods, called 1 Bag, 5 Dinners. Chicken and Bacon recipes, yum!

Oh well, tomorrow is another day and I will be making brownies. :-)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tuesday Meatballs

Well, Tuesday was all about food for me. Started with a box mix of blueberry muffins. Not so good, as I misread the instructions and the heat was set too high. Even burned on the outside, Dan is starved enough to try and eat them.

Next was Individual Potatoes Gratin, from the Next Food Network Star winner, Melissa d'Arabian. I make mine with cheddar cheese, instead of swiss. Unfortunately, I forgot salt and pepper, so they were a little bland. Of course, they were still very good. I made them in the afternoon, and put them in the fridge for dinner later. They can be re-heated easily.

Finally, for dinner, I put a bag of regular meatballs into the slow cooker with some Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey Chipotle sauce. Since those were dummy proof, they turned out just fine.

Here is the latest from Daniel Jr:


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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Snow Day

On Monday, Blizzard Brett rolled into Grand Forks.  Not much snow, but the wind whistled and shook the windows all day.  UND was closed, so Dan got to spend a quite day with baby and mommy.

I got to finally take a long hot bath last night.  Thanks to Jer for setting up a faucet on the shower!