Monday, October 22, 2012

Sleepy boy

Yesterday afternoon I laid my boys down for their afternoon nap, and instead of falling asleep like they normally do, they kept talking, playing and distracting each other.  3 hours later after repeated threats, consequences and frustration, I gave up and let them just get up.  Elijah is a little boy who NEEDS his sleep so it was no surprise that minutes after I let them get up this was the scene in our living room.

Who doesn't love a good video of a sleepy kid!!!  ENJOY!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Drumming Giraffes

Tonight I pulled out an old costume of Hayden's to see if it would fit Elijah for an upcoming "Dress Up Party."

I'm probably bias...but he's a pretty adorable giraffe!

Elijah ~ 2 1/2 years

What struck me the most about him running around in this cute little outfit was not how adorable he was (and he's cuuuuuuute) but the choice of toy he paired with his ensemble.  In fact, it made me search back through the archives to find this... October 2009.

Hayden ~ 21 months.
Yep... these brothers share more than just their dashing good looks, they march to the beat of the same drum!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Lemon Oregano Chicken

I'M BACK!!!!  I'll make no excuses for why I haven't blogged in so long... but here I am, with a delicious chicken recipe that is both tasty and easy, and the best part SUPER QUICK!!!!  I love complete meals that come together really fast, but look and taste like you invested a lot of time into them, and this chicken takes only about 10 minutes!!

The original version of this recipe can be found here, but I made a few changes that I think made it quicker and easier, and far less of a hassle to clean up!  I double the sauce (coz' it's yummy) and I cook it stove top rather than baking it.

Here's what you'll need:

Chicken tenders (although chicken breasts or thighs would be delicious too), lemon juice, honey, olive oil, garlic and some dried oregano!

Start by defrosting your chicken if it's frozen like mine!  Lightly season with salt & pepper.

In a small bowl mix the following ingredients together:

6 tablespoons of lemon juice.

2 tablespoons of olive oil.

4 tablespoons of honey.

3-4 cloves of garlic, minced or chopped.  (oops, forgot a picture)

And then 4 teaspoons of dried oregano leaves.

Give that a good whisk together.

Heat a skillet over medium high heat and add your chicken.

Immediately pour your sauce mixture over the chicken, spreading it as evenly as possible.

Now cover it and let that baby cook for 7-10 minutes, or until your chicken is cooked all the way through.

And just like that... dinner!  I served mine with wild rice and green beans.  The pan sauces are great spooned over the rice and chicken.  It's sweet, with the right balance of acidity and a great flavor.  My boys and hubby devoured it!!!

Bon appetit!

(As modified by me)

8-10 chicken tenders (or 3-4 chicken breasts)
6 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 tablespoons honey
4 cloves of garlic, minced
4 teaspoons dried oregano
Salt & Pepper to taste


1.  In a small bowl whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, honey, garlic and oregano.

2.  Heat a skillet over medium high heat.  Add chicken and and season with salt & pepper.  Then pour lemon juice mixture over chicken.

3.  Cover skillet and cook for 7-10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Use extra sauce in pan to spoon over chicken.