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Dinner for 3, what about me?

Nathan loves sauerkraut. I hate it. I did find an easy recipe for it in the crock pot with bratwurst and thought I would make it for him. So with that set it was onto what the boys would have. Hmmmmm NUGGETS! I haven’t made those in a while. Charlie would have a pork chop and Gage, chicken tenderloin. I cut the fat off each piece of meat then cut it into bit size pieces. I then soaked the pieces in separate bowls of milk. I crushed up some Ritz crackers in two baggies and added some parmesan cheese. I took the meat out of the milk and let the excess drip off then dropped it in the bag. I never mixed the two meats together, they are always separate. Then I just spray two pans and throw the nuggets in the over. Pulled some left over split pea soup out of the freezer for Nathan and made the boys a few side items and poof dinner was done. However, it wasn’t until they were all three eating that I realized I had nothing for myself.

I had a bowl of cereal with my beer.

November 4, 2010 Posted by | What's for dinner | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

I love Halloween

I LOVE HALLOWEEN. I don’t know if it’s the rush of getting spooked. Getting to dress up as anything you want or all the candy. Every year since we’ve had Gage I’ve tried to make the boys a duo. The first year it was the magician and bunny.

I don’t know if it gets any cuter than that.

The second year they went as the hunter and the deer.

I was so proud of pulling these costumes together without buying much. Again, so cute.

This year was a little harder. Gage now has a bit of an opinion and the ability to throw a fit if he doesn’t want to wear something. Charlie has the ability to change his mind a thousand times. So when Charlie saw the dragon costume at the store and totally had his heart set on it I figured our Halloweens of being a duo were done. Gage told me over and over he was going to be batman. We have a batman play costume. So that was fine. Batman and a dragon. 😦  Then it hit me. I had seen a warrior type costume as we were leaving the store and thought oh the knight in shining armour. So I grabbed Gage and we went to the store. I tried to get him excited about getting something and it worked. We bought the costume which actually turned out to be some sort of Mongolian warrior but we changed it a little and borrowed some gear and poof he was a knight. They of course wanted mommy dressed up as the princess but I didn’t have anything that would work and I wasn’t about to go blow some money on an old prom dress to be a princess for a night.

We trick-or-treated for 2-1/2 hours. Daddy and I each made a cup of Halloween spirit to take with us and sip on while walking. We had one costume change and potty break at home. Gage had to put on batman. We also learned that Gage on sugar is like a crack head that ran out of money. This boy went crazy. We obviously don’t give them much sugar. Now I know I never will! He was walking up and down the street making funny noises, walking funny and yelling for MORE CANDY MA!  Lucky mommy gets everything they can’t have. Which I am surprised they had a huge pot of stuff they can have. I don’t eliminate everything processed around peanuts since our peanut allergies aren’t that sensitive. But I do still get all the Reece cups. mmmmm 

Three cheers for Halloween!

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Presto Pesto

I found a recipe for a pork roast with pesto. It was so simple. You make the pesto yourself which I did. I left out the garlic so Charlie could eat it too.  Threw the roast in the over and let it cook. Towards the end you cook egg noodles, in our case regular spaghetti noodles. You mix remaining pesto with the noodles and serve the meat over the noodles. I made up each of the boys a plate and they went to town. They loved it. Nathan thought it was great as well. When I finally made myself a plate and sat down I was starving. I dug in. The noodles had a bit too much pesto on them. The meat could have actually been cooked a bit longer. It was such a fatty roast I actually had a flash back to childhood when my parents would make me eat pork roast. I had to dump my plate and find something else to eat.

Glad the three of them enjoyed it! I’ll just have a beer.

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Flu shots suck

Poor Charlie. He has not tested positive to eggs, however I have seen him get hives after licking a hard-boiled egg. Recently he has gotten an itchy mouth after eating a baked good with egg in it. So we try to avoid eggs. Last year Charlie had the flu shot. This was before any of his allergies we going crazy. So this year we thought it would be a good idea to do a skin prick test and make sure it’s safe for him. Since Gage and Nathan cannot get the flu shot we need to try to keep it out of the house. Gage typically ends up in the hospital from a cold so we don’t need anything worse.

Off to the allergist Charlie and I go. (I honestly just felt a wave of tired fill my body and don’t really want to finish this story. So……) 

Charlie had a very rough time. He is honestly terrified of needles – is there a phobia for that?  He hid under the chair, took 3 nurses and myself to get things done. I hate allergies. He did get the flu shot.

Sorry this blog ended like it did. I just couldn’t type the whole story, hurts my heart for Charlie.

I need a beer.

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