Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A change of topic: Chicken Pot Pie Soup

I was looking for a use for leftover cooked chicken and wanted a comforting soup when I found this recipe. After making it I realized that the base made a great starting point for any creamy soup. I have adapted it into a potato corn soup and my husband thinks it would make a great clam chowder too (now all he has to do is get me to want to make it, clams make me want to gag). When I make the chicken version I always add lots of extra veggies to it.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Drama or not

You know you are the parent of a kid with medical issues when you freak out about your child loosing a tooth rather than being excited.

Saturday morning my husband woke me up to look at Evan's mouth which was missing a tooth. My mind immediately jumped to the worst possibility, that Evan had been goofing off and had somehow knocked his tooth out. I was already mentally planning a trip to the dentist and all the hassle that would be involved with getting him a spacer and so on. Luckily I had enough sense to call my mom and see how old I was when I lost my first tooth before I called a dentist. The lack of blood and mouth trauma also helped calm me down.

Friday, July 10, 2009

A change of topic: Why-I-Joined-Zaar Carrot Cake

I was looking for a carrot cake recipe for my husband's birthday and stumbled upon this one. It is amazingly moist and delicious! I made it exactly as written and it was a hit with my husband and kids. If you are having a hankering for a different kind of cake then give this one a try.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Summer fun

Last Wednesday Evan and Daniel had check ups with the family practice doctor. Evan was thrilled to have a "poitment" to go to until, in the midst of it, he found out he would be getting leg pokes aka immunizations. He is doing well on the weight and growth charts and now has all the immunizations he needs for kindergarten.

Daniel shocked me by weighing in at 11 pounds 10 ounces. Harry kind of plateaued weight wise after birth and I was expecting that same pattern from Daniel. No wonder my back has been killing me lately. He is developing well and has already flipped over from tummy to back several times. It is funny when he does it because he starts crying and has such a shocked look on his face.

The weather has been rather mild (for Kansas) of late so we have been enjoying a lot of outdoor time.