Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Hakuna Frittata

I tried a new recipe last week and made a frittata, and every time I say the word I think of Hakuna Matata from the Lion King. 

Moving on . . . 

If you'll recall, one of my resolutions was to attempt a new recipe each week. Last week I made an Italian Frittata, and it was a hit! Oh, and super easy, which is a bonus!

For those of you wondering, a frittata is a french omelet. The ingredients are mixed in instead of folded in between the egg, and it's cooked longer over a lower heat. You learn so much when you actually READ the cookbook!

These are the ingredients I used. I also used a few pieces of spiral cut ham, which I forgot to include in the picture!

All I did was mix all the ingredients, except for the onion, together. I sauteed the onion for a few minutes, poured the other mixture over the onions, and covered. Easy peasy!

Apparently spinach floats and ham sinks. No big deal, though, it was still yummy!

Matty, Emmy, and I loved it. Lucy wouldn't touch it. Em loved it so much, this is how she felt when it was all gone. 

My cookbook said to cook for 9-11 minutes. We cooked it for more like 13-14, and it was great. 

There are so many variations on this. You could add sausage, bacon, peppers, or potatoes. It all sounds delicious!

Here's the recipe I used:

Savory Italian Frittata

8 large eggs
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. dried sage
3/4 cup baby spinach leaves, chopped
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup diced fully cooked ham
1 T butter
1/4 cup onion, finely chopped

1. Beat all ingredients except ham, butter, and onion with a wire whisk until mixed. 
2. Stir in ham.
3. Melt butter in 10" nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook onion in butter 4 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until crisp-tender, reduce heat to medium-low.
4. Pour egg mixture into skillet. Cover and cook 9 to 11 minutes or until eggs are set around edge and light brown on bottom.
5. Cut into wedges and serve.


Sunday, January 14, 2018

Weekend Recap

Happy Monday!

I've got some cute pictures for you from our weekend and a few from last week as well.

Lucy's one and only princess crown broke last week. Since she plays princess every single day, I ordered her a new one right away. Actually, Amazon had a great deal on a Melissa and Doug four pack . . . because a princess needs some options when it comes to her crowns! Lucy happened to see the mail lady leave the package on the porch on Wednesday and ran into her room to get her knife from her fruit cutting kit to open it. It kept her busy for about five minutes before she asked for help. 

I bought this game from the Target dollar spot when Lucy was only a year old and knew it would come in handy some day. Wednesday was the day! Lucy and I spent some time matching up animals with what they eat while Emmy napped. 

Thursday morning was a beautiful morning: 53 degrees and sunny! This isn't the greatest picture, but I put the girls in their stroller . . . Lucy complete with one of her new crowns! I wish I could say it was to take them for a nice, long walk. But instead they sat in it and played while I picked up the enormous amount of dog poop that appeared in the yard once the snow melted! It was a gross job, but someone had to do it . . . and it felt so good to have it done!

Oma pushed the girls around Kroger Thursday afternoon . . . and Lucy wore her crown again. Money well spent! 

Because the girls have been sick with runny noses/fevers/coughs, the trip to Kroger was our only outing allllll week long. This mama is not used to that! We came up with some fun ideas of things to play inside, such as a birthday party with the stuffies . . . 

 . . . and washing Lucy's tea party dishes. This activity is not my favorite!

Matty woke up on Saturday morning with a really bad headache. He went back to bed for awhile, and once he was feeling better I let Princess Dr. Lucy go in and give him a check up. It was the sweetest thing ever!

We had freezing rain Friday morning, and it turned the intersection in front of our house into an ice rink. Literally. We spent most of the day Friday, and lot of Saturday, playing in Emily's room so we could watch the circus of cars sliding right through the stop sign, spinning out, narrowly missing one another, etc. 

We left for an hour on Saturday to go to the grocery, and when we got home we saw that someone had run into the stop sign and knocked it over! #andwemissedit

Anyways, Matty went out to try and fix it, but it wouldn't stay up. I called the Canton Police to let them know, and they told me that not only was it not their problem (it's the county's), but that if it was so icy then the stop sign wasn't really effective anyway so there's no rush to put it up. #seriously #theysaidthat

So anyways, as frustrating as it was, the lack of stop sign definitely increased the entertainment value. Thankfully, the only casualty was our neighbor's mailbox, and it's a small miracle that ours is still standing! 

Update: a county truck came out Sunday afternoon and spent some time scraping the road and putting down salt. But still no stop sign. 

Miss Roses is officially allowed to have a lovie in her crib now, and she was so happy to get this cute little puppy!

I should have predicted that Lucy would like the puppy too. Needless to say, a second pink pup is arriving on Monday. There was a major meltdown when Lucy wanted to have Em's new pup and we said no. There was a lot of back and forth discussion about whether or not Lucy should get one too, especially after her major meltdown over it. We didn't want to reward her crappy behavior but, in the end, decided that she's only two and doesn't quite understand the whole concept of you don't always get a gift when your sister does. #parentingishard

We pulled out the tunnel that my parents got Lucy for her first birthday. The girls had a fun time crawling through it time after time after time. 

And just for fun, here's Lucy on her birthday when she first got the tunnel!

Lucy used one of her new crowns to make Sydney look fabulous. 

Syd was thrilled. 

How sweet is Emmy Roses?? Since the girls have joint custody of pink pup until the new one arrives, I gave Em this elephant for her nap. Really, though, I just want to crawl in and cuddle up with her!

Our double jogging stroller is too big, bulky, and heavy for me to keep in the car for our everyday trips in and out of stores. I'm tired of Lucy wanting me to carry her all of the time instead of walking next to Emily's stroller. So, it looks like we're going to sell our regular single stroller and get the girls this new ride. A regular seat for Emily, and then a platform with a buckle for Lucy if she doesn't want to walk. #hereshopingitworks

We stopped at Trader Joe's on Sunday, and it was SO crowded, but Lucy did a great job pushing around her own shopping cart. She eventually filled it with Trader Joe O's, cheddar rocket crackers, and a little bag of heart shaped sugar cookies. #healthnut

And seeing Lucy push that cart reminded me of this picture of her from her first birthday play date at Tiny Town. She is turning into such a big girl!

This weekend flew by, and I'm looking forward to having some healthier girls this week! Other than Lucy's school on Tuesday, we have zero plans. I'm going to have to fix that because I can't handle another week of staying home everyday. This mama needs some adult interaction!

Have a great week!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

9 Month Comparison

Emily turned nine months old on New Years Eve and had her well visit yesterday. You know what that means . . . comparison time!! Here's how things are shaking out between Lucy and Emily at nine months.

And my favorite one of all!

Emily is definitely way more mobile than Lucy was at nine months, but Lucy was definitely winning in the hair department. I need to get working on trying to get Em's into a little sprout!

If you want to see their six month comparison, click here

Apparently, I was too much of a zombie at the three month mark to think to do a three month comparison, but here's a random comparison post I did just for fun a while back. 

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Weekend Recap

A day late because Matty and I had a DATE NIGHT last night, and the girls each spent the night at a grandmas' house! We were living large at the Red Wings game, and it was a real treat. It should be noted that neither of us are hockey fans, but Matty got free tickets from a vendor at work that included parking, food, and drinks. #cantpassitup

Before we talk about Date Night, though, there are cuter matters at hand! It was way too cold to play outside last week, so I brought some snow inside for Lucy to play with. 

She enjoyed experimenting!

Emily was playing nicely in her room, so I went in to the kitchen to grab something. In the thirty seconds I was gone, she had overturned the baby cradle and helped herself to one of Lucy's baby pacifiers. She knew exactly what to do with it, but kept pulling it out and looking at it because it was different than her normal paci . . . and it was the cutest thing ever!

Someone didn't get the message that it's Friday and she should be happy! It turns out she was in the beginning stages of a bad cold, though, and wasn't quite feeling her normal happy self. 

We had a play date to get to on Friday, but I was having a hard time getting Dr. Lucy to take off her dress up clothes and get in the car. Fruit snacks, Kindle, yogurt raisins . . . none of my usual bribes were working! #momproblems

I was folding laundry Friday afternoon and suddenly realized it was QUIET in the house! Both girls were playing so well independently, I was folding laundry in peace, and all was right with the world. #forliketwominutes

Emmy had a tough night on Friday. She was so stuffed up that she couldn't sleep well lying down flat, so we cuddled up for a lot of the night. 

I apparently have zero pictures from Saturday. We went to Costco, picked up Panera for lunch, and played at home all afternoon. 

Matty kept the girls busy Sunday morning while I packed them up for their grandma sleepovers. Please note, as soon as Matty saw this picture he said, "Where are my shorts?!" haha Rest assured, he was wearing shorts, but two wiggly girls on his lap must have made them ride up. 

Oh. My. Goodness. Rita picked Lucy up around 11ish, and then Matty drove Emmy to my parents' house while I went to the grocery. We reconvened for lunch and a few chores and then spent much of the afternoon relaxing on our bed! Matty had some bourbon and watched football. I had some wine and worked on some blogs. It was pure bliss!

We got ourselves out of bed and ready to head to the hockey game, and we were so surprised/impressed with how nice everything was at Little Caesars Arena. Matty was given two tickets from a vendor, and we weren't quite sure what to expect, but it definitely wasn't this! Our tickets included club access which meant our parking, food, and DRINKS were all free! The club area was quite nice, and the food was delicious! 

I would go back again just for the salmon. So yummy!

They even went with nice, classy wristbands instead of the kind you might get at a church festival.

Oh, and we did watch the game too. For a little bit. Our seats were pretty awesome!

Something happened to both of us immediately upon entering the East Club. We didn't care how many calories we were consuming; we were going to enjoy all of these special treats! What should you do after eating pizza, salad, and salmon? Enjoy an entire bag of white cheddar popcorn with your beer, duh!

And then go back in after the first period and make an amazing dessert!

I don't know how much our tickets cost the vendor, and I probably don't want to know! We had such a great night and were so lucky to get these tickets! Also, huge hockey fans that we are, we left halfway through the second period to beat the traffic and be home in time to watch a few episodes of Shameless before bed. #winning

While we were living it up at the game, this sweet girl was snoozing away at Grandma Ri's . . . and developing a bad cold of her own. #ugh When I picked her up on Sunday morning, it was in full effect. 

And this one was having fun with Gordie! She apparently also went crazy for spaghetti and meatballs for dinner, but I forgot to get that picture from my mom. 

Matty took yesterday off of work, so that made our weekend even better!

All good things must come to an end, though, and it's back to reality with two sick girls and a sick hubby. Yep, that's right, Matty started not feeling well yesterday. 

Now, normally I would post something like this:

But that was 2017 Molly. The Molly of 2018 is going to have compassion for her poor, sick husband and relieve him of some of his daddy/hubby duties to help him feel better. #resolutions

 It might be a long week. We're having a heat wave, though, so there's that!

Have a great week!