Monday, August 16, 2010

Best Friends and Chicken Cacciatore

Lucy and Peter are becoming best friends!!!

We had this for dinner tonight. My new favorite!!!!! Recipe is from my friend Rachelle Milligan

2 1/2 -3 lbs boneless, skinless chicken, cut into serving piece
(4 nice sized chicken breasts ought to do it)
1 stick butter(you can do less)
2 T olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp basil
3 regular cans of diced tomatoes, petite diced is best
1/2 cup chicken broth
hot cooked rice or pasta-I liked wild rice
Brown chicken in melted butter and oil. When golden, add onion, garlic,
salt, pepper, basil. Cook until onion is tender but not brown, about 5
minutes. Add undrained tomatoes and simmer. Cover, reduce heat, simmer for 20 mins., stirring occasionally. Add broth and simmer again for 10 mins. Serve with cooked rice or pasta.

You can add diced bell pepper if you want. This freezes well and will feed you for a week. All
that butter will probably kill you but it makes it taste oh so good. ENJOY!!

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Playing Catch-up in TONS of Pictures

So I have fallen slightly behind in blogging, 2 in diapers keeps me busy, but here is a look at some of the summer in pictures:) Hope you have a few minutes to spare:)
2 months old 14.1 lbs and 24 1/4" long

Enjoying the outdoors!

Jonah and Peter-Peter is 3-4 weeks younger

Getting ready for naptime

Teething is hard work! But sitting in Peter's chair helps

Love those blue eyes!

Grammy and Papa holding Peter

Lucy missing mommy since Peter shares the lime light now:)

Uncle Miles and Lucy, she loves him tons!

Grammy holding Peter wearing her Chilean apron.

Lucy couldn't get enough of Julia and her other cousins
-especially since Julia had a phone to play with.

Lucy didn't want to let go of Christopher, a new bff:)

Lucy looks like she could be Jenny's daughter and not mine:)

Of course Lucy loving on Miles again-the day he had to leave.

Lucy likes to wear her pants different than others, more of a trend setter I like to think;)
Lucy was very patient at the Children's hospital as we were waiting for Peter's appointment.

Uncle Nate, Lucy and Peter:)

Lucy got a kick out of watching Evan mow the lawn in the back yard:)

Lucy can be caught reading anywhere, she LOVES books!

Both very very sleepy!

And reading in the kitchen

Decided that she should play in Peter's swing-an everyday thing now:)

Loves her new wagon

Reading at the Children's Hospital Cafe

Helping me sort and throw out papers

Likes playing with daddy

Loves to push Peter in the swing

Loves his pacifier

Learned more about the bountiful baskets and yummy food

Lucy is a goofball

Peter loves his daddy

The beginning of a love for shoes?

Playing at the airplane park in Englewood

Grand Opening of a cool new store in Littleton

Our yummy summer meal

She will miss all of daddy's attention when he goes back to teaching in a week
Playing with the letters Grammy bought her
and cleans and puts them away

Loves to color

and reading on the bumbo

my cute little man Peter:) He looks a little concerned about when his next bottle will appear:)
Loving on Lucy-she likes to bite her arms when she teeths

Peter's blessing day, August 1, 2010
3 generations
Lucy and Peter with Papa and Grammy