Friday, February 15, 2013

More recipes to know about...

Here are three recipes worth trying....
{I promise...they're all REALLY REALLY good!}

Artichoke and Spinach Dip

1 (8 oz.) pkg Cream Cheese, Softened
1/4 C. Sour Cream
1/4 C. Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/4 C. Grated Romano Cheese
1/4 C. Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
2 Cloves Garlic, Peeled and Minced
1/4  tsp. Garlic Salt
Salt and Pepper to taste (If dipping with salty chips, use slightly less salt)
1 (14 oz.) Can Artichoke Hearts, Drained and Chopped
1/2 C. Frozen Chopped Spinach, Thawed and Drained
Whip softened cream cheese, then add in all ingredients and mix together. Bake in a small, lightly buttered/greased baking dish at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly.

Chocolate Trifle - Yummy recipe HERE.
{My friend that made this says that she doesn't use the sweetened condensed milk and she also uses heavy cream instead of Cool Whip.}

Craisins Salad

1 bag of Romaine lettuce
1 bag of baby spinach
1 (8 oz) package shredded mozzarella cheese
1 (8 oz) pacakge shredded Parmesan cheese
1 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 (8 oz) package Craisins
1 cup sliced almonds toasted

Craisins Salad Dressing

1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1 cup sugar
1/2 onion, chopped
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. mustard
1 cup salad oil

In blender mix all ingredients except oil.  Add oil and blend again.

Pour over salad and toss.
Makes 12 servings.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Our Day o' Love.

Hoping you and your loved ones had a fabulous day celebrating! 

Here's a taste of what we were up to today:

Our annual family Valentine's breakfast.

I like to decorate the kitchen table and we give each of the kids a litte gift.
On the menu this morning...buttermilk pancakes, bacon, eggs and strawberry milk.

London received a new little Hello Kitty Valentine dress and was thrilled beyond measure to wear it to preschool.

Helped out at the school with class parties...

Carson and Mrs. Avery

Grant's teacher Mrs. Alger and I were TWINNERS today.
The boys have the Best. Teachers. Ever!

The afternoon was spent sorting through all of their loot.
They made out like bandits.

Luckily...we had already lined up a cute little babysiter for tonight so SHE had to deal with their sugar HIGHS and LOWS. 
{Sorry Adelaide!}

Joe and I headed here for dinner...

view from Rustler's Roost

....and ate until our stomachs were ready to burst.
{It's another one of our favorite spots for fun occasions!}

Joe gave me plenty of these..... favorite! 
And I gave him plenty of See's chocolates....HIS favorite!

Here's a peek into the card I gave him....

.....yup.  I like to keep it REAL.
Toots are funny.  
No matter what.

The day was a SUCCESS and I am now exhausted.
Onto the NEXT holiday!!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Card design from Polka Dot Chic