Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Ham Fried Rice

Eric's Version that he learned to make while living in Japan. 
5 cups Uncooked Rice
2 cups ham (cubed or sliced into small pieces)
1/2 bag frozen peas and carrots (or your favorite veggie combo)
2 eggs
4 Tablespoons margarine or butter
1/3 c. Soy Sauce
1/3 c. Teriyaki Sauce
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
Sesame seeds (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste

Cook rice using your own preferred method (we have a rice cooker. Lucky us!). While rice is cooking scramble eggs. In a very large skillet add eggs and cook until done. Add ham, then add cooked rice and margarine.  Stir until margarine is melted throughout rice. Pour in soy sauce and teriyaki sauce until flavored to your taste. Between a 1/4 and 1/2 cup each. Add vegetables, garlic powder, onion powder, sesame seeds, salt and pepper. Stir until combined and veggies are heated through. Serve.

This recipe make a ton. Enough for almost two full meals for our family. 

Mini Biscuit Pizza


1 can of biscuits
1 jar pizza sauce (or make your own!) 
1 c. shredded mozzarella
Toppings of your choice! 

Separate biscuits and flatten slightly. Add pizza sauce, toppings and cheese. Place pizza's on a baking stone or metal pan lined with parchment paper. Bake according to directions on biscuit can. Check after 10 minutes. 

Hidden Valley Ranch Chicken

Recipe care of  Mindy Evenhuis. Mother of 5 and foody queen.

5 large chicken breasts
1/2 c. butter melted
1/2 package ranch powder
1/2 c. parmesan cheese
1 roll of Ritz crackers, crushed

Dip washed and dried chicken in melted butter. Dredge in bowl of dressing mix, cheese, and cracker crumbs. Bake uncovered in greased baking dish at 350* for 20-40 minutes or until browned and chicken is no longer pink.

Pulled Pork

Original recipe by Jessica Joyce. Mother of 8 and rockstar cook!

4 lbs pork tenderloin (you can usually get 2 2ish lb vacuum sealed tenderloins)
1 package bacon
1 bottle Catalina dressing

Wrap pork in bacon. Place in crockpot and pour dressing over pork. Cook on low or high in slow cooker until meat is cooked. Shred meat and enjoy!

Meatball Texas Toast


8 Texas Toast Garlic Bread
1 bag Meatballs (3 meatballs per piece of toast)
1 can spaghetti sauce
1/2 cup. shredded Mozzarella Cheese


Cook meatballs according to directions on package. When Meatballs are almost cooked add spaghetti sauce. After you add the sauce put Texas Toast in the oven and cook (according to package directions).


Place 2-3 meatballs on one piece of texas toast. Top with cheese. Adults may eat 2. They are quite filling. 1 is the perfect amount for kids!

Serve with salad for a complete meal!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Happy Birthday to Eric!

My favorite husband had another birthday!
 I really like that guy! ;) 
It was very low key this year. 
The kids and I got Eric an assortment 
of silly gifts from Dollar Tree. 
Eric modeled one of his favorite gifts for us...

Last year I made Eric a chess cake complete with edible chocolate pieces. I wanted to keep with a gaming theme so I went for chinese checkers this year!! It was super simple, but really fun to make, play, and eat! 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

A Silly Thank You!

We got a care package from Grandma T! 
We were so excited we decided to say 
thanks by making a little video...

Good thing we got a big box this year! I have to share with Patrick! 

Friday, November 1, 2013

The Morning After

I think someone has a Halloween Hangover. 


Patrick says "more"! Time to cut this guy off. :D 

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet!

Ready to go!! Bring on the rain! We can take it! 

Our werewolf didn't approve of my makeup job from yesterday. He made me just do his whole face brown. At first I was disappointed, but after we got rained on and it smeared I decided Evan was right! He was happy with his candy stash!

Too much candy for the mask...

Candy and cuteness everywhere!

'Trick and Laura showing each other their candy. 

Vanellope Von Schweetz had a great time! 

Candy coated hair...

The whole costumed crew! What a fun group! 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween 2013

Kindergarten Party! 

Thanks to my dear friend Sari (who watched Logan and Trick) I got to go help Reid's class for their Halloween activities and party! 

 A silly face to match his silly monster treat! 

Trunk or Treat at Church

 Our Sam took Robot Power Ranger and Fix It Felix around to all the cars. They had so much fun! 

Waiting so so patiently...

 for our favorite balloon man! 

I love that our scary friend wanted a balloon hat. 

This is really the only picture I got of our decorations! Mindy did a great job on these spiders! 

A princess and her power ranger. :D 

The scary werewolves! 

Fix it Felix, Wreck-it Ralph and Vanellope Von Schweetz! 

The whole fam! I went as Taffyta from Wreck it Ralph! We wanted to do the whole family in Wreck it Ralph, but the three boys couldn't be persuaded. That's okay though. I felt very safe with my little power rangers and my big werewolf!