Tuesday, July 29, 2008

What a Nice Treat!

Today, my friend Cindy stopped by with a nice HOT SKINNY VANILLA LATTE for me, what a TREAT! She had to stop by Walmart before she came over for a playdate so she made an extra little pitstop at one of my FAVORITE PLACES and grabbed a couple cups of Joe!

It was such a nice start to my day. Adrianna loved playing with Peyton, it's like having a real, life sized doll. :o) She let Adrianna dress her, put pigtails in her hair and just followed her around like a little cutie! What an EASY playdate, Cindy and I actually got to talk! (with a few interruptions by our boys...they are ALWAYS on the move, LOL). I love days like today.

The kids and I just ate lunch, I'm about to go clean up and put everyone down for a nap (well at least Christopher, Adrianna just relaxes and watches a show). I even may take one myself. I went for a run this morning, but got started too late and felt like I was going to die! Texas heat, yuck! I did a different route today but got in my 2 miles in under 30 minutes, so I'm glad for that, but it seemed VERY hard today. I don't know if it was the running against the wind or if it's because my mind is so focused on preparing to get pregnant again that it's SO unmotivating me to exercise, LOL! Hey, it IS the one time in my life that I don't worry about weight! :o)

I am trying a super easy Key Lime Pie recipe for Bible Study at our place tonight and am also doing a new Sweet and Sour Meatball recipe for dinner so hopefully everything turns out okay. Here are the recipes...

Key Lime Pie
5 egg yolks, beaten
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup lime juice
1 drop green food coloring
1 prepared graham cracker pie crust

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix together egg yolks and condensed milk. Stir in lime juice and food coloring. Poor into prepared pie crust. Bake for 15 minutes at 375 degrees. Garnish with whipped cream if desired.

Sweet and Sour Meatballs
  • 1 can of crushed pineapples
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce (I added a bit more of this)
  • 24 meatballs (from freezer)

Mix all ingredients except meatballs in a large saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally until well blended. Add meatballs. Simmer for 10 min. Serve over cooked rice. (I'm cooking Jasmine rice and serving it with Snap Green Beans)

1 comment:

Kirstin said...

Hi, I found your blog through Sandy at 4 Reluctant entertainers...isn't she great. I noticed you said you were Italian Americans and that caught my eye. My moms entire family is Italian (Diluciano is her maiden name). My dad's is Slavik, but I love the italian heritage, sense of family, and of course FOOD!! I plan to visit again. I've got a few things to do this lovely morning before we head out to our local county fair.