Friday, November 25, 2011

it's beginning to look a lot... resolutions!
 our new resolution: read more at night. and yes, "the emperor of all maladies" belongs to matt. christmas! 
 check out our decor!

and matt's addition... yikes. thanksgiving! or the day after... my sister-in-law has the pics of the day of (we celebrated with all the ebrights and the marshall clan together!)
 we were waiting in line at target at 2:30, so i made up a game. first, the emotion game...

 then, the grab anything in an aisle and take a funny picture with it.

 my personal favorite.

 at this point, ben and matt forced the game to end... apparently i got tired and not funny.

and then, breakfast at the breakfast club. seriously DELISH.

hope you all had a great thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

new food adventures.

i've got a few new recipes.
and they are deeeelish.

this one is honey mustard chicken. it's thinly sliced chicken breast dipped in: 1/2 cup honey mustard, 2 teaspoons dill, a little salt and pepper, and if you like it... some chives.  then, cover the chicken in crushed corn flakes.  put in a sprayed pyrex and cook at 425 for 15-20 minutes.

seriously. incredible.

then, a super cheap meal: a roll of biscuits (i used meijer brand because they cost 63 cents and are low in fat), flattened out and then a layer of sauce, pepperoni, and cheese. roll each one up and make little rollups. good stuff. and about a dollar a serving. i'll take it!

other things i've been up to?
check this out.
world of holiday celebrations.
 wrapping paper out of leftover whole foods bags, old cork, and a bit of paper.
i LOVE it.
and a super fun thanksgiving decoration. joy to the world.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

photo shoot...

matt won't let me put pictures up yet.
but we had a christmas photo shoot.
and let's just say it involved...
christmas lights.
christmas mumus.
and tons of joy.

just you wait.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

fun card and pinterest obsessed.

i'm officially pinterest obsessed.
i'm using it in my classroom.
i'm using it in our home.
i'm using it for christmas presents.

and i used it for cards.
check it out.
 that's super dark. but they read "happy birthday" and look cute in person.
fun, eh?
me gusta.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

post #101. failure 101.

sometimes you learn through failure, right?

failure #1.
apple crepes.
check it out...
perfectly caramelized apples...
terribly crappy crepe. and it was raw in the middle. 
eh, well. you can't win them all.

failure #2.
making dinner on a saturday.
couldn't make it happen.
so we ended up at hoggers.
(seriously, it was called hoggers.)
which was not a failure.
freaking delicious.

failure #3.
matt getting water.

but, not everything lately has been a failure!
check out the finished saloon doors...

and delicious peanut butter cookies, which i hadn't made in a while...

and a SUPER delicious maple apple chicken recipe.
brown chicken breast about 4 minutes on each side, then put in pyrex with cut up apples, 1/2 cup syrup and 1/3 cup italian dressing (mixed together). sprinkle with cinnamon and cook at 350 for 20 minutes or so. YUMMMMM!

hopefully you have better luck with crepes than me!