Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Exciting News!!

Yep! This is happening! We're pregnant! I'm 9 weeks tomorrow, so we're hoping our baby can have fireworks for their birthday ;) We're super excited! And I'm glad I got this chance to practice my photoshop skills.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Apple Turkeys

If you haven't ever done these, you've gotta do them in the next few days! They were so fun to make when I was little, and are even funner to eat now! ;) It's a good excuse to buy swedish fish! They're super simple too. And maybe you can require your kids to eat the apple before the candy (yeah, right).

All you need is a big red apple for each person who's making one, a whole bunch of toothpicks, and various candy that should include gumdrops and swedish fish. In these pictures you can see how our turkeys have evolved. Sometimes we got candy that looked like wings, gummy worms for gobblers, and such. So, please just be creative and use what you can find! It's so much more fun if everyone makes it there own.

Really all you need to know is that the swedish fish are meant to be turkey feathers. So stick them with a toothpick and poke them into the apple where you'd like the feathers to be. The gumdrops are meant to be the head and the feet, so again, do it the same as the fish. Have at it! Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Thanksgiving Indian Vests

 If you can't tell from all the pictures, this is a tradition that has stuck in our family! I remember doing it as a kid every year and loved it so much that I did it with my friends later on. So, if you want to enjoy your Thanksgiving season as much as I enjoy mine, you should definitely join in the fun and make an Indian Vest of your own! :)

My brother and I! Looks like we used markers this first time.
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Monday, November 4, 2013

Quick Chicken Noodle Soup

This is one of those recipes I can make over and over again! As soon as I smell it cooking on the stove I feel all comfy and at home. It's perfect for a cold fall/winter day or a day when you're not feeling well. It's got a perfect blend of flavors and nothing strong. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do and feel at home when you taste the deliciousness. :)

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Quick Chicken Noodle Soup
Adapted from: My mom's kitchen

1/2 onion chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped (optional)
1/4 cup margarine or butter
3 quarts of water (I usually end up adding another cup or two)
4 Tbsp. chicken bouillon (if you add more water add a tsp. more of bouillon per cup)
2-3 cups cooked chicken, cubed
6 carrots, diced
1 tsp. pepper
1 Tbsp. dried parsley
2 cups medium egg noodles

Cook celery and onion in margarine until tender-crisp. Add water, bouillon, carrots, chicken, pepper, and parsley. Boil. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes. Add egg noodles and cook according to noodle package directions. Stir occasionally. Serve and devour!

Enjoy! -Allie