Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Fathers Day

To all the Fathers out there Happy Fathers Day. A special shout out to the three wonderful dads in my life, my husband, my father, and my father in-law.
First to my husband James who is a wonderful father to our three kids. James you are my best friend and the love of my life. I love that our kids will not let you out the door with out a kiss and a hug. I love spending time with you and look forward to many more fathers days.

Second to my dad who is always there to bail me out of sticky situations. Dad always know when I call his cell he needs to come save me somewhere. Thank you for always being there.

The third dad in my life is Jim James dad who always has a good story to tell, and who raised a wonderful son. James looks up to his dad with everything. Thanks for being such a great dad to him.



We spent today at church and then after church we just hung out with the kids at home. Uncle Matt came for dinner and we had crab and cream cheese wontons with rice and stroganof. Dinner was so good. I'm including the recipe for anyone who would want it.

CRAB AND CREAM CHEESE WONTONS

1 pkg Philadelphia Cream Cheese
1 can crab meat, drained
2 T flour or Wondra
3 scallions, minced ( I don't use this)
1/4 tsp onion powder
1 egg, beaten
oil for deep fryer
Wonton Wrappers
Finely mince the scallions. Combine with cream cheese, crab meat, and flour or Wondra.
Beat the egg in a small bowl - this will be used to brush the edges of the wonton wrappers before folding, and helps to keep them together.
Place large tablespoonfuls of the crab mixture in the center of each wonton skin and brush edges with egg mixture. Fold over to form a triangle, then press edges together to seal.
Bring the two side edge corners of the triangle to the middle and press these together to form a ring.
Heat oil to 350 degrees in a large, heavy bottomed pan, sufficient to cover the wontons.
Fry wontons until golden, turning once, about 2-3 minutes. In order to avoid lowering the temperature of the oil, do not attempt to fry too many at once. Remove with a slotted spoon, drain on paper towels and serve.
Variation: You can substitute the cream cheese and crab mixture with pre-packaged crab / seafood spread. Check the ingredients label and use only cream cheese based products. Add finely minced onions or scallions and use as above to fill wonton skins.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

6 months and fresh strawberries

Its crazy that 6 months ago we were bring Kynaston home from the hospital. He is now 18 lbs and 28 in. He has more then doubled his birth weight and is just the cutest little chunk. We have had a ruff six months though. Since March the poor little guy has had 3 double ear infections and 2 singles. We are contemplating getting tubs in his ears. As of today he can roll from his back to his tummy witch makes him supper mad. He hates tummy time. He can roll back to his back but just refuses to do so when he is mad. He is so close to sitting up and would be able to if he didn't get so excited and move his legs witch cause a chain reaction of falling backwards and flipping over. Still no teeth all though they have threatened several times to poke threw. He loves to eat, Cheerios's and Popsicles are his favorite.
This picture is a result of Alison feeding him. He loved it!
Last summer we planted a few Strawberries plants. This year they finally produced berries. Here's what we picked yesterday. They tasted so yummy!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Not the Bird Food!

We have a Virgina creeper growing on our fence. It doesn't really creep more like runs but anyway. I was cleaning it out of the car port the other day and having my kids put it on the trailer with the other yard waist. They were loving it tell Alison looked closer at it. She realized I was having her throw away what she thought was bird food. She very clearly told me, "Mom I will NOT throw away the bird food." She didn't put another peace of it in the trailer.


Graduation

On Thursday Aaron graduated from high school. Its hard to belive that Aaron is old enough to gradute. I feel realy realy old. Congratulations Aaron!!