Monday, June 21, 2010

Father's Day 2010

I couldn't ask for a better father for my children.  He loves God and teaches our children to love God.  He provides for our family and plays with our children.  Reagan and Mason love their daddy bunches!! 

Happy Father's Day, we love you!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Down on Papaw's Farm

Well, Papaw doesn't really have a farm.  He and Mo-mo actually live smack dab in the middle of the city on 3 acres, he just wishes he had a farm.  Anyway, the kiddo's and I went over to mom & dad's house to take some pics the other day.  With the help of my niece Taylor and her friend Sarah, we got a few good ones despite Mason's uncooperative, I don't feel like smiling, it's hot out here attitude (amazing what this little guy can say without actually speaking a word of it).

I feel like I should explain this one a bit....Reagan being the "little mother" that she is was scared Mason was going to jump/fall in the creek so she kept trying to hold onto him.  As you can see in this picture Mason felt the need to express that he was big enough to sit on the bridge all by himself....

                                            .......and he sat there like a big boy!


Here you will see Mason enjoy himself while hitting Reagan in the head with a stick.  In the next few pics her facial expressions crack me up...almost like she is thinking of revenge....

the end!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Homemade Condensed Soups

I love casseroles and with casseroles usually comes condensed soup.  Condensed soup is full of not-so-natural things if you haven't noticed.  Now that my family is trying to eat more naturally, I went on an online search for cream of chicken and cream of mushroom soup recipes.  I found the cream of chicken soup recipe here.  As easy as it looks I made it even easier.  I have issues with picking chicken off of a bone so I don't buy a whole chicken and cook it, (strange I know, to me it's just gross).  Instead I buy a box of organic chicken broth, (organic because all of the ingredients are natural), and use that as the base.  Now if you read the ingredients in the chicken broth you will see that it is already seasoned with almost all of the ingredients the recipe calls for.

I just added a little extra of the seasonings I already had and continued to follow the recipe.  I found the cream of mushroom soup recipe here and it can't get much easier than this! 

I have made both recipes in triple batches and put the extra in the freezer in portion sizes that I will use for casseroles.  The next time I'm going to make a casserole, I can just thaw some soup and know that it is mmm, mmm good!!