Friday, April 11, 2014

Give me's Friday!

ONE~ We survived the opening day of T-ball. I found out soon that two children on the same team can be challenging! Along with helping out in the dugout - overload! We had a fun time and I love watching them! They are too cute in their uniforms!

TWO~ Sometimes I get super organized and have it all together and actually cook lunch before church on Sunday morning. The key word in this is {SOMETIMES} !! My family is anti-casserole for sure, but this one seems to be a hit at least for now.

Pork Chop Casserole
1 pack boneless pork chops
1 can cream of onion soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 package Lipton onion soup mix
2 cans of water (measure from soup cans)
1 1/3 cups of rice

Spray casserole pan with cooking spray. Add rice. Mix together soups and water (I heat them in the microwave for about 2 minutes so they mix well). Pour soup and water mix on top of rice. Add pork chops and sprinkle dry soup mix on top. Cook at 300 degrees for 2 hours.
** I have found with my oven, if I cook this at 300 degrees for an hour and turn off the oven without opening the door, it is perfect once we are home from church. All ovens are different so you will have to play with yours. Also sometimes cream of onion soup is hard to find so just substitute with cream of chicken or mushroom. The last two times I made this I was out of the dry soup mix so I just added a little seasoning salt to the top of the pork chops and I couldn't tell the difference. Pretty basic recipe!

THREE~ I snapped this picture of my boys before their second t-ball game this week. They were already being super sweet so I didn't even have to tell them to pose. I usually don't get lucky enough to capture these moments so this was definitely blog worthy friends!

FOUR~ Thursday morning we were up early and I tried to convince my little one to go on a date with mama for breakfast before speech...
Me: Since were up early we can get ready and go have a breakfast date!
A: What's that?
Me: Where we go out to eat, just you and me, and talk.
A: Well...I don't want to do that!

:-( No breakfast date for this mama! Ha!

FIVE~ I saw this on pinterest a while back. So cute find it here. I am so ready for a beach day!! It is my happy place!!

Friday, April 4, 2014

give me's friday!

So this has been a busy, busy week. I feel like I have run around like a chicken with it's head cut off all week and the weekend doesn't look like it will be too slow either! We have had fun though! Here's a few highlights of our week...

1 ~ Life on the farm is crazy busy this time of year. Tobacco must be set out (planted) and corn must be planted as well. Along with all the other chores the farm requires and the occasional cow that likes to get out. :) My boys love this time of year and I love to snap some photos of them "working hard."

2 ~ A good friend of mine threw a little park day party for some of her kid's friends and invited us. It was so cute. The kids did a scavenger hunt, planted seeds, ate a picnic lunch, and had dirt cups for dessert. She is so talented and had the tables at the park so cute. I didn't get as many pictures as I should have, because I was enjoying all the good conversation. :)

3 ~ Our neighbors chicken keeps showing up at our house and somehow manages to get herself shut up in my boys "shop"(playhouse, they call their work shop) or in our dogs pen. I do not know how she manages to get in there. Then just as quick as you see her, she disappears. She has managed to scare the boys a few times! I think she may be a magic chicken!

4 ~ I spent a good bit of today baking and tried out two recipes that have been on my Pinterest desert board for a while. I made brown sugar blondies and cake batter chocolate chip cookies. The blondies were my favorite, but I bet the kids will like the cookies best. I made a bunch for the booth my church will have at Relay for Life this weekend and decided since I was baking anyway, to make some for my boys' tball team for opening day tomorrow.

5 ~ Here's a baseball mom quick tip I figured out today - Mr. Clean Magic Erasers work great at getting out clay stains on cleats. The boys have pictures tomorrow as well and I wanted their cleats to look a little better. They look almost good as new. Even with A wearing a pair of hand-me-downs, they look great.

I hope your weekend is great!