Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mommy's Day

I just wanted to take a minute to thank some Mommys in my life.

Mom. Thank you for being there for me during any period in my life. I am thankful to have had such an understanding loving Mom. You have taught me so much in life and you have believed in me like no one ever has. You have taught me to be tough even when its hard, stand my ground and to never give up. we have definitely had our moments but what mother daughter doesn't. I love you and I could have never asked for a better Mother.

Meghan Elaine. Thank you for not trying to be a Mom to me but approaching me as a friend... I mean we are so close in age ;). But in all seriousness, you have been such a great "friend" to me and been there for me when ever I have needed someone to talk to. And you are the best Mom to Max and Ella. I love you!

Linda Jackson. I really appreciate the man you have made. If it weren't for you I know Zach would not be half the man he is. I know the reason he treats me so good and loves me so much is because of the way he was raised by you and I am blessed to have your family in my life. Thank you, love you.

Thank you all for being you and being such amazing Moms. :)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Cooking with ME!

Okay so everyone knows I love to bake.. and craft and cook... So I am going to start blogging a few of my favorite recipes! So here it is my first post, not because it is my favorite (although it is soooo yummy), just because its what I am making as an app for dinner! I took pictures to help with a visual.. I like visual things.

Jalapeno poppers: first brought to my liking from Zach's step dad Dion, he passed the recipe down to us and now we make them..

You will need:
-2 Pounds Jalapenos
-1 Cup milk
-1 Tube Jimmy Dean sausage
-1 Block Cream cheese
-1 Pound bacon.. (I like to use good bacon from the butcher block at the store)

Step 1: Cut the tops off the Jalapenos

Step 2: Gut out the jalapenos. I have a special tool but you could use a knife and a skinny spoon, which ever you perfer. IMPORTANT: Make sure to get ALL seeds out of the jalapenos, the seeds are what make them super spicy. 

Step 3: This step is if you dont want them as spicy. I fill up my sink with cold water, then a cup of milk to help cure the spice, I let them sit about a half hour. 

Step 4: Cook the sausage in a pan on the stove top. I like to make sure there is no pink anywhere by the time I am done cooking, although you will bake them at the end I just am a freak about raw meat! Preheat oven to 415 degrees.

Step 5: Put your cream cheese in a large bowl and put in the microwave for about 30 to 40 seconds to get it soft. 

Step 6: Combine the cream cheese and the sausage in the bowl and mix well.
Step 7: Cut the bacon strips in half.

Step 8: Stuff the jalapenos with the mixture and then wrap the bacon, and skew it with a tooth pick. Put onto tray, I have one specially for jalapenos but its not necessary. 

Step 9: Bake for about 30 minutes, I would check on them, depends on what bacon you buy. Once the bacon is cooked they are done! Enjoy!

Uhhh Oh...

So I epically failed at my 30 day shred! But I restarted May 1st. I figured new month new workout plan... So I will update a little.. I have lost 6lbs. The scale says 8 but I flex in weight daily one or two pounds so I am going to say a solid 6lbs I have lost! The video is getting A LOT easier! About to start the second level of it on the 10th! I will update more later!