Thursday, November 5, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Thai-Peanut Ginger Wings
1 can (12 fl. oz.) CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
1 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter
1/2 cup soy sauce, divided
1/4 cup chopped green onions
2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons rice or cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
5 lbs. frozen chicken wings, thawed
PLACE evaporated milk, peanut butter, 3 tablespoons soy sauce, green onions, ginger, vinegar and pepper flakes in blender; cover. Blend until smooth. Combine 1/2 cup peanut sauce, remaining 5 tablespoons soy sauce and chicken wings in large bowl; cover. Marinate chicken in refrigerator for 1 hour. Refrigerate remaining peanut sauce.
PREHEAT oven to 425º F. Foil-line and grease 2 baking sheets with sides.
PLACE chicken on prepared baking sheets. Discard any remaining marinade.
BAKE for 40 to 45 minutes, turning once, or until chicken is cooked through. Remove from baking sheets to serving platter. Stir remaining peanut sauce and spoon some over wings. If desired, serve remaining sauce with wings and assorted cut-up vegetables
*I substituted boneless skinless chicken breast and did not use the pepper flakes. The kids really liked it as did my Hubby.
Here is the finished product served with brown rice and peas...
PEAR OVEN Pancake
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 can (12 fl. oz.) CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
3 large eggs
1 ripe pear, cored and thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
PREHEAT oven to 450º F.
POUR melted butter into 9-inch deep-dish pie plate or cake pan. Swirl to coat bottom and sides of plate. COMBINE flour, 1/4 cup sugar and salt in medium bowl. Whisk evaporated milk and eggs in another medium bowl until blended. Add to flour mixture; whisk for 30 seconds or until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pie plate. Arrange pear slices on top of batter in pinwheel design, pushing down slightly. Combine remaining 2 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon in small bowl. Sprinkle top with sugar mixture. BAKE for 15 to 20 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Serve warm.
*This also was very yummy. I liked that it wasn’t very sweet. And here is the finished pear pancake one fresh out of the oven and one of it cut.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Halloween was just yesterday. We stayed real low key this year Sea World had a special day for the kids with little trick-or-treating booths and special shows. The kids really enjoyed them selves. I am just to the point where society has gotten so bad that I am affraid to take my kids out so this was perfect for them.
Probably going to still be doing some updates to my blog but will still try to keep my posts updated.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
We went to see different animals after waiting a while for the baby to show it’s self. On our way back from the turtles and sea stars we stopped again and there was the little on standing under Mom it was so cute. There was a trainer out and she had told us he had been born on the 5th. And she was observing waiting to see if there were any more babies. It is so cool how much we have learned about flamingos. The ones at our Sea World have all been hand reared and Sea World has not mated their flamingos in 5 years. They were shocked that the flamingos knew what to do being they were hand reared as they starting showings sign they wanted to build nest Sea World provided them the mud they needed for the nest. Sea World does not interfere with the nesting at all they let the flamingos do all the raising. They are male and female pairs that both take care of the young. Both the male and females have a gland in their necks that produce milk for the young. As the young getter older they start to turn the pretty coral color and the parents turn whiter because they are giving the babies all their beta carotene. It has just been so neat learning about the flamingos they are such cool animals.
We have so much fun when we go and Chilly-Pie just has a blast and she loves to run in the grass. So that is the answer to my question we take in the sites at Sea World Pooh Bear and I have dubbed it random Fridays. I look so forward to spending my Fridays with Pooh Bear and Chilly-Pie loves her Ayla.
These are a couple pictures from today
I'm gonna beat you. No I'm gonna beat you. No I'm gonna beat you.
Hey I wanna go see Shampoo. No let's go to pets rule.
And then one of Chilly-Pie with her Ayla.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
January 8th 2007
6 pounds 12 ounces
January 16, 2001
7 pounds 11 ounces
21 1/2 inches
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
November 7, 1995
5 pounds 7 ounces
18 1/2 inches
Monday, July 27, 2009
So I had wanted to update every day but obviously found that hard this last weekend was a very busy one. We spent the weekend at my Father-in-Laws house in Indio. We left Friday after Chilly-Pepper got off work. It is a two and a half hour drive not including traffic. We got there between 7:30 and 8:00. After getting there we had dinner then went swimming since it was still probably 85 degrees out. We had a late night got up Saturday had breakfast and then spent the afternoon swimming again in the 100 plus degree weather. It is really sad that we all put lotion on and still got sun burnt. We spent the late afternoon socializing and eating dinner. We then played cards for a while. Sunday we got up and had breakfast then got our stuff ready to head back to San Diego. We skipped swimming again since we got so burnt the day before. Before leaving Indio we went to a super cool grocery store called Win Co we defiantly need one here in San Diego. We then went to Sonics for lunch and headed home. It was a busy hot and tiring weekend but we did have fun. I hope to get back in the groove tomorrow with posting. Tomorrow should be Chilly-Dogs Day.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
I am going to dedicate this one to my Mommy. On this day 56 years ago my Mommy made her appearance into this world. She was born in Jacksonville Illinois to Dorthea and Clyde. She grew up in a very small town called Bluffs just outside of Jacksonville. Her parents owned a small diner in town. Unfortunately I do not know much about my maternal grandparents as they both passed when my Mom was very young. Her Mom passed away when she was just eight years old of breast cancer and her Dad of a stroke when she was just 16 years old. She grew up living with family and friends. She then ventured out on her own and got married in Reno and had her three girls. She is now enjoying her life as a retired Navy Wife and enjoying every moment spent with the grand kids possible. I just wanted to give her a little shout out and wish her a very Happy Birthday I miss her so very much. Happy Birthday to you Mom.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
This will probably be the hardest post I type up as it will be all about me and I hate to talk about myself. I was born on a Tuesday Night October 29th at Tripler Army Hospital on the island of Hawaii. My parents were both enlisted in the Navy at the time and station in Hawaii. My poor Mom who is barely over 5 feet tall was in back labor with me for two days. She went to the hospital and got sent home being told she was not in labor. She labored for 48 hours with me before they decided to do a c-section. I was born weighing in at a whopping 9 pounds 7 ounces and 21 ½ inches long (sorry mom:)). When my Dad went to see me in the nursery he told them that I could not be his baby because I looked like a 3 month old. After my Mom and Dad got out of the Navy they moved back to Illinois where they both grew up. I was a typical child of the 80's I loved neon, I solved my rubixs cube by taking off the stickers, and spent lots of time at the roller rink. In 1986 when I was 11 my Dad rejoined the Navy and was sent to Guam. That was a major culture shock but I met some friends that I still have contact with and my baby sister was born. We came back stateside in 1990 and I have lived in San Diego since. I graduated from high school in 1993 and went to a trade school college to learn office skills while also working at a bowling alley on base. One evening Mags and I went to a friend's house and while there we were introduced to his neighbors and that is when I met my husband. I was immediately attracted to him and wanted to get to know him better. We met in April of 1994 and have been together since our first meeting. 9 months after meeting we got pregnant with our first child. We were married on April fool's day in 1997. I know we did things backwards but it has worked for us. When Chilly-Dog was 18 months old we decided we wanted to add another child to the family we started trying and after about a year of not getting pregnant we looked for help. This is when I would find out that I had Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). In other word my body did not behave like it was suppose to I did not ovulate on my own I had higher than normal hormones and also lower than normal hormones and I was insulin resistant. After trying for over two years to have another baby we decided to quit trying this was in October 1999 and come April of 2000 I got pregnant. Again in 2006 I found myself pregnant with little Chilly-Pie. I stay home with our children now and have since Chilly-Dog was born. We have decided we don't want someone else raising our children and childcare is just way to outrageous. I do still battle PCOS on a daily basis and all the terrible side effects from it. I guess I am a pretty boring person and have a pretty boring life but I live my life for my family.
Monday, July 20, 2009
So I had planned on starting this blog by talking about my husband and kids and giving them each a day but I need to take this day to talk about my Niece Little Miss Daye. 11 years ago today I was sitting in a hospital room with my sister Mags and her first born. I remember how happy I was for Mags when she told me she was pregnant I had already had my son and he was 2 already and here she was having her own. Mags and I were very close while she was pregnant her husband was stationed on a ship in the Navy so he had to spend a lot of time away during the pregnancy. I was always there to go to her appointments with her and make sure she was eating well and had whatever she needed. Our parents were in Guam at the time so I knew she would need all the extra help she could get. I remember when we went to the ultrasound and she found out it was a girl. She was so happy to be having a daughter and I was so happy she was having the little girl I was wanting. Then came the naming of the little one she bought a book and was going through all the names she liked. When talking about names one night my husband mentioned his ex-girlfriend's name and she fell in love with it. Then while we were at Fashion Valley mall one day here in Diego we were going over baby names and the name Daye Izzy-B was said and she kicked her Mommy for the first time so she knew right there that would be her name. On the morning of July 19, 1998 Mags and I went to IHOP for breakfast while there we realized that her water was leaking so to the doctor we went. Mags was still a week away from her due date but Daye was coming. It was a very long labor and lots of pain as the epidural did not work. Finally it was time to push and after 3 hours of pushing little Daye made her grand appearance. She was making gurgling noises after being born so she had to go to NICU for a little while but that was quickly remedied and she was moved to her Mama's room. Those first couple days in the hospital I was there for Mags the whole time Daye spent a lot of time in my arms sucking on my figure as that was how she was happy. She would eat with Mags and then come back to me I loved just sitting there hold that new life. It also afforded Mags the benefit of all the extra sleep she needed. Now 11 years lady Daye is turning into such a wonderful young lady she loves music and has a wonderful talent for being able to sing a song word for word after only hearing it once. I may not get to see her as much as I would like but gosh I love that little girl. I just wanted to make a special place for her on my page and give her a Huge Happy Birthday wish. I love and miss her so much.
July 20, 1998
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Our Family Blog. I have wanted to start a blog for awhile now just was never quit sure where to begin. I have decided to just start from the beginning where it has all started.
I am a 34 year old stay at home Mom to three wonderful kids and a great husband. I am one of the few and fortunate to have very caring parents who have been married for 36 years. My parents were both enlisted into the United States Navy when they got out of High School. They both grew up in small towns in Illinois. After enlisted they were both station at NTC naval base in San Diego, CA. One evening while they were enjoying some down time they met each other. They were later married and station on the island of Hawaii. While stationed on Hawaii I was born. Almost 2 ½ years to the day after my birth my little sister was born. My Dad had decided to get out of the Navy after 7 years and our family moved back to Illinois. My Dad went to work for the Railroad. After 10 years of working for the railroad my Dad decided he would join the Navy again so in 1988 we would make a huge move. My Mom, Dad, Sister and I moved to the Island of Guam. We spent 4 years on Guam and after 3 years there my baby Sister was born. After my Dad finished his tour he was stationed back in San Diego, CA. I have been here since 1990 I graduated high school here met my husband here and have had my children here. My parents did leave for a couple years when my Dad got orders to go back to Guam but then came back here. After spending 30 years in the Navy my Dad retired in May 2009. They have since moved back to Illinois and have bought their retirement home.
My little Sister Mags is married, and has 3 children. She is married to her Sailor Gucky They have been married for 13 years and are currently stationed in Maryland. They have spent time here in San Diego and in Japan. They have two daughters Daye is 11 and CiCi is 8 years old. They also have a son Z-Man who will be a year old next month.
My baby Sister Pooh Bear is 20 years old and a dental assistant getting ready to go back to school to be a hygienist. She has a boyfriend Ry who is also a Sailor. They have an apartment together and are just starting out their lives together.
Well once I started typing that it actually was pretty easy to do LOL. I guess that will be it for tonight that has given a little in site as to where I have come from. In the next few days I will continue to tell you about my family and my children.
My wonderful parents on the day my Dad retired from the Navy. We were all so proud.
Because of them it all began….
OK so I finally did it. What you ask I finally got my blog set up. I have wanted to start this thing for awhile now but could not find anything I liked or even come up with a name. I am pretty happy with the way it has turned out. I will be taking a few days to update my blog with all the juicy tidbits of my life. I will also be doing a post to introduce you to my wonderful family. Thank You for stopping by.