Monday, October 26, 2009

Halloween costume

Put Jonah in a costume today. Not his, but mine. Part of mine. Think it'll be appropriate for

Margot Tenenbaum

I'm not sure if the wigs appropriate


It's official. For about a week now, I've been sugar free. No cookies, cakes, candy, nothing. And it's really starting to kill! I'm so used to grabbing a handful of chocolate chips whenever I had a craving and I really miss baking the treats too! So I've been looking at different recipes and sugar free chocolate items. But I am allowed 2 treats a month and since this friday is the ward halloween party, I am choosing that day for treat day. To keep my sanity. It seems essential. So wish me luck! And if you have any yummy sugar-free treat recipes, let me know.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Bath time

He's finally able to sit up on his own in the bath and it's so different. You have to be a little more attentive and can't leave his sight for a minute, otherwise he might fall over!

This look is very sly

And this is what happens when you swallow too much water.
But that's my fault. Not very careful. Oops!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


I'm now on twitter. Screenname: thriftygirl87. If you have an account, let me know. Because I want to follow you!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

For our anniversary dinner, I made chicken enchilada's. Here's the recipe I used. It comes from the Campbell's Simply Delicious Recipes book. I got some just like it from someone in the ward the week Jonah was born, so that's what I was craving and looking for.

1 can (10-ish oz) Cream of Chicken soup
1/2 cup sour cream
2tbsp butter
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 tsp chili powder
2 cups diced cooked chicken
1 can (4 oz) chopped green chilies
8 flour tortillas (7-inch)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese or mexican blend

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Mix together soup and sour cream
  • In a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat, melt butter, cook onion and chili powder until onion is tender. Stir in chicken, chilies, and 2 tbsp of the soup mixture. Remove from heat.
  • To make enchiladas: Spread chicken mixture in flour tortillas, roll-up, and place seam side down in greased 12 x 8 inch pan.
  • Spread remaining soup mixture over the top of the enchilada's. Cover with foil and bake 15 minutes. Sprinkle cheese over the top and bake another 5 minutes, until melted.

Derek and I have been buying the uncooked tortillas the last few times,
and they are so good with everything! And they were perfect for this recipe.

Before baking. The recipe said it would make 8, but I was only able to get 6 out of it. Also, with the soup mixture I would add more sour cream the next time around when I double it.

After with cheese melted on top

And served. So good!

  • Other than the few changes I'd made, it was perfect! Enjoy!

Highchairs, and Ikea!

On the way to Derek's mission reunion in American Fork friday night, we stopped in Ikea. Got there around 4, ate in the restaurant (so yummy! They may have the best fries I've ever tasted) and somehow we ended up staying almost 3 hours! By the time we left it was almost 7. I say somehow we ended up staying, but any of you who've been to Ikea know how you can get lost in there. It was pretty fun though. I've never before been able to walk the entire place because of time restraints. We spent not too much money for all the stuff we got and I'm so glad! It's such a relief to have an organized home with things all having a place.

Oh, and freecycle is an amazing thing! We got Jonah a high chair! He was getting way too big for me to keep feeding him laying down on the floor.
Perfect, right?

I have 2 bottles full of buttons and a few years back my friend was able to make earrings out of some, so it's something I wanted to try. But all I have are the buttons and some thread, and I can't quite figure out how it's gonna work. How to weight it correctly and stuff. If anyone has any suggestions, let me know. If I can figure out how to do it, maybe I can make some on request!

And Happy Anniversary, Derek! Yes, it's been 2 years. Next friday is the celebration. Brand New concert and dinner at Tucano's!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

I *heart* RS

So, last night the Relief Society put on an activity about beauty and fall fashion and I absolutely loved it! It makes me want to go out and shop and buy new clothes and beauty products and get my haircut. So I already made an appointment for a haircut and an eyebrow wax. And I need to buy a new hair dryer (mine burned out, didn't know about the filters and how to clean them. Whoops!), a brush, a bunch of layering tees, some spanx to suck in my (still) mom tummy. Oh man. No money and so many things I want to buy! I am in trouble.

And I'm also the crazy mom who is entering her baby in the Gapkids Casting Call contest. If my photo will ever upload!

Oh, and today is free cookie day at Mrs. Fields from 11 AM-1 PM. Free chocolate chip cookie in honor of cookie month!