Daily Archives: 23 February, 2008

Not what you’d expect

By the way I type and post, most people so would be surprised to hear that I absolutely love gospel and Christian music. I love worship songs.

Music makes me smile. The worship songs really get me singing out loud, much to the dismay of my husband. Not that I really care if I cause his ears to bleed, I try to be nice, and listen to headphones. I do need some new music though. I need something besides Linkin Park, Evanescence and Rascal Flatts 🙂

Quick, Easy, Cheap Meal – Mushroom Porkchops and Fried Potatoes

In my family, it’s always a good thing to find something that the kids will eat. My kids are extremely picky eaters, and lately aren’t wanting to eat anything. They like mushrooms and potatoes, so I thought I’d make something to suit that.

Mushroom Porkchops and Fried Potatoes

Needed food items:

  • Pork chops (enough for your family)
  • Can of cream of mushroom soup
  • 8 oz of mushrooms (fresh)
  • 6-8 potatoes (baking/russet)
  • seasonings of choice

Easy as pie directions:
Pork chops

  • Place pork chops into a baking dish (I used a glass one).
  • Cover with soup, spreading it around to fully coat
  • Top with sliced mushrooms (as many or as few as you want)
  • Add seasonings of choice (you can add them at any point, but I thought they tasted better on top)
  • Put into a preheated 375-400 degree oven for about 30 minutes (more or less, depending on thickness of the cut of the porkchops and if they’re bone-in or boneless

Potatoes

  • Pour some oil (or whatever you prefer to use to fry the potatoes) into a skillet. I used a 1-1/2″ side skillet to prevent major splashing of the hot oil
  • Toss in the potatoes
  • Add seasonings of choice
  • Use remainder of mushrooms
  • Fry. I set mine at med-high, with a lid, to prevent splattering, and to help it cook more evenly. Took about 20 minutes for all of my potatoes

Serve. Ours served 4 easily, with the ability for seconds. 🙂

F’ing Hilarious!!

Photo Hunt Saturday – Wooden

This week’s theme is Wooden. *snorts* Minds, please, out of the gutter!!

See our wooden countertops?

And see the wooden door?

*snort* Eh, I just wanted an excuse to show of my kiddos new bathroom set. They got it for free. Our friends our moving to a house with glass door bathrooms, so the kids got their kids’ bathroom set (I was so in love when I saw it and our Walmarts don’t have the design anymore :().

And my non-dressed kiddos sitting at our wooden dinner table 🙂

Car Seat Switching

Graco High Back TurboBooster Youth Car SeatMy daughter, Madison, will be five-years-old in June. Because she’s on the small size, we’re just now switching her from a convertible booster to an actual booster. She’s all proud of herself, and is now begging for a car ride.
Cosco High Back Booster Car Seat My son, who will three in March, is actually almost the same exact size as Madison. It’s amazing how close in size E. Anyways, back to the subject.

Because Madison got the booster, Ethan got her old car seat. He’s at the perfect size for it. We’re all for saving money in this family, and we’re not comfortable with Ethan sitting in a basic booster just yet. We plan on waiting at least a year and a half before we do that. His carseat will be 5-years at that point, so we’ll be required to get him a new one anyway.

One thing we’ve learned is that the cost of the carseat honestly does not matter. The Cosco, Graco, and Evenflo carseats, in my opinion, are more worth the money, verses a $300 carseat that only garners a couple more inches of use. We spent as much as one of the Britax carseats, and got 3 seats, and 2 kids were able to use them. Much more affordable for one income families.