Tuesday, January 10, 2012

One Year Ago!!

Last year at this time we had Ellie's blessing at our home. It was a ton of fun and very special. It's fun to look back at how the little girls looked then. They change so fast!!!Daniel and Step always take a good picture. They also always make it a priority to be around for the important stuff. Thanks guys.
Evie loved playing with this train and she is always able to get everyone else involved.
Cute Adam and Ellie. They have a special bond. Ellie is a doll and keeps us all smiling!!!

ps: thanks to our resident photographer--Megs--great pics!!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Years Day or Birthday Party!!!

Sunday, January 1st 2012, was in fact New Years Day. But at our house we had some unfinished business from 2011. Daniel and Step were born on December 27th!!! Lucky for them they were healthy and happy and have had a great life!!! Unlucky for them is the fact that by December 27th every year their Mom is worn out and we celebrate their birthday a few days later!!!! They have been very generous in forgiving me and they are always happy!!! This year as in the past 10 years we have had Chicken Broccoli casserole for their dinner!!! It's their favorite. Also this year we had two cakes!!! One vanilla and one chocolate!!! Both were a hit!!!As you can see, when it came time to blow out candles, Evie C was a big help. First with Daniel and the chocolate cake.
Next with Step and the vanilla one. Thanks Evie... And thanks you two for being such great boys and good examples to all of us. We have been so blessed because we know you!!!

Chicken Broccoli Casserole recipe: (how I make it)

6 chicken breasts (boneless-skinless) Pan sauteed in chicken broth and diced.
1 1/2 lbs. broccoli cooked and drained
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1-2 teaspoons curry powder
1 teaspoon salt and pepper
1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese

Place Broccoli on the bottom of a 9X13 sprayed pan. Top with cooked chicken breast. Top with grated cheese. Mix the soup, mayonnaise, lemon juice, curry powder, salt and pepper. Pour over the top of cheese. Bake about 45 minutes in 350 degree oven. It should be bubbly all the way through.