Monday, August 16, 2010

Who is this kid's hairstylist?!




You gotta love the bedhead. When I went in to get Reece from his morning nap, I was greeted with a laughing, giggling baby. As if he KNEW how ridiculous he looked. How can you not grab a camera in moments like these :D

Friday, August 13, 2010

Zucchini Fries





Zucchini - Healthy. Zucchini fries - not so much. But they are oh so good. I like to dip mine in ranch, while Chad prefers a tempura sauce. Either way, zuchinni fries are a great way to totally ruin the healthy.

Ingredients

2 large zuchinnis
1/2 flour
1/2 panko, slightly crushed
2 eggs beaten
salt
pepper
oil for frying


Directions

Slice the zuchinni in half lengthwise. Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds. Cut the zuchinni in half again but the other direction. Then slice into strips resembeling fries.  Place the strips in a bowl with 1/4 of the flour and salt and pepper to taste. Toss to completly coat. Shake off excess flour and transfer to the bowl with eggs. Toss again to coat. Add the zuchinni into a bowl with the remaining flour and the panko. Place the fries on a cooling rack and let sit for 15 minutes while the oil heats up. Once the oil reaches 350 degrees, fry the zuchinni until golden brown. Remove from oil and immeditaly sprinkle with salt. Serve hot.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Officially a Toddler

Another one of my favorite developments. When they start to consistently walk, instead of taking a few steps here and there. The wobbly frankenstein walk is so adorable. And they are so proud of themselves. And BONUS this is probably the last time you'll be able to still catch them when they take off.

video

Saturday, August 7, 2010

The Sand Box

The sand box. As much fun as it is to watch the boys play in it, has become another thing for me to clean up.  Why sand is obviously so much more fun to play with OUTSIDE of the box, I'll never know.  Sand all over the porch, sand all over the boys (including in Reece's diaper which has been fun!), sand all over my carpet. I live at the beach apparently.  And Mr. Smarty Pants Keegan has figured out that sand is alot more fun when it's wet. Which of course causes a whole new level of mess. It's a good thing they're so cute ;)

Friday, August 6, 2010

Garlic Steak Marinade



This recipe has become my go to marinade for all things steak. The vinegar really helps the flavors penetrate into the meat and the garlic flavor is wonderful. I've marinaded anywhere from an hour to overnight. I think you get the best flavor somewhere in the middle, around 3-4 hours. Only letting the steaks marinade for an hour doesn't seem to let enough of these wonderful flavors soak into the meat. And overnight just tends to overpower the entire thing. The recipe also calls for ribeye steaks, but it works well with almost any steak.


Ingredients


1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring
1 pinch cayenne pepper
2 (1/2 pound) rib-eye steaks

Directions

In a medium bowl, mix the vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, honey, olive oil, ground black pepper, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, salt, liquid smoke, and cayenne pepper.

Place steaks in a shallow glass dish with the marinade, and turn to coat. For optimum flavor, rub the liquid into the meat. Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator for 3-4 hourss.

Preheat grill for medium-high to high heat.

Lightly oil the grill grate. Grill steaks 7 minutes per side, or to desired doneness. Discard leftover marinade

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Local Competition









A local bakery is having a competition. Post pictures on their facebook page of you with one of the items they sell. Of course I thought this would be a great opportunity to take cute pictures (like I need more) of the boys. So for your entertainment, the pictures I submitted. Look for a post in the future about voting!