Friday, April 30, 2010

Creamy Chicken Farfalle

This recipe has to be the most surprising one I have made yet. I don't know what I expected, but it tasted like something you would get at a nice restaurant. It is delicious and, I know, another recipe with heavy cream and cheese, but this one is a must! It is so good!

Creamy Chicken Farfalle

16 oz. Farfalle pasta
1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
3 - 4 Chicken Breasts (boneless, skinless)
2 to 3 cloves Garlic, crushed OR 1 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 Tbsp. Pepper 
1 Tbsp Salt
1/2 cup Butter
1 lb. Bacon, crumpled
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 (12 oz) Lawry’s Mesquite Marinade with Lime Juice

Place chicken and bottle of marinade on low for 5 hours. Pull marinated chicken out of the juices, allow to cool a little bit, and shred (I pull it apart). Set this aside. About a half-hour before serving, boil the pasta with salt. In a small saucepan, melt butter, add garlic, whipping cream, pepper, parmesan cheese, and crumpled bacon. Whisk together on low heat for 3-4 minutes. In a large bowl, pour over cooked, drained pasta, add chicken and stir through. Sprinkle a little bit more shredded parmesan cheese on top.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010


My cousin graduated from Weber State last week and so we went up to my Auntie Cheryls for a party...

When we arrived in Ogden I found my family like this . . .

They were definitely ready for all the fun!

We had to stop at Grandmas first so I could finish 
my dessert for the party!
Maycie and Brent just hung out and watched me work on it.

Annie and Grandma were upstairs having fun reading books...

and watching Handy Manny . . .

We eventually made it up to the party and had a blast!

All the girls!

What weirdies!

It was like pulling teeth trying to get this man to give me a smile!!!

Annie found the puppies!

She made this little boy do ring around the rosies with her. . .
he did not want to.

The highlight of the day was definitely Maycie having her very first bite of Auntie Cheryls trifle! Got to start them early!

Monday, April 26, 2010

My Sweet Maycie

I feel like I have been posting a lot of things about Annie lately, it is only because she keeps doing things I find funny and Maycie isn't quite there yet. So I figured I would post some cute pictures of Maycie.

This is the first picture we were able to get with her smiling.

Maycie loves to smile. We couldn't ever get Annie to smile, 
it is so much fun to have such a smiley baby!

She will just hang out with her tongue hanging out of her mouth

There is something about her eyes that I love.

This poor kid, one day I will remember to do something with her hair. That day is not today...

or today...

or today. For this I am sorry but she is so beautiful anyway!!

I love you Maycie!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Where to sit?

While Annie watches one of her favorite movies (101 Dalmations, Cars, Ice Age or The Little Mermaid) she has a hard time finding the best place to sit. This post is dedicated to the many places Annie finds unworthy of watching an entire movie.

She starts out really close to the tv and watch her move . . .

She went all the way around the living room and couldn't make it through the entire movie without eating!

Maybe one day she will find the perfect spot . . .

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Applesauce Syrup

Brents mom used to make this to put on waffles and pancakes, etc. He really likes it, I am happy with just plain syrup or jam on mine. But its really easy, takes no time at all to make, is a good change from regular maple syrup and you get a serving of fruit at the same time.

Applesauce Syrup

1 1/2 cups Applesauce 
1/4 cup Maple Syrup

Combine and heat thoroughly. Serve. 

Recipe Source: Sandy Bishop

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

FHE - Bridal Veil

We went up to Bridal Veil on Monday for family night with Brock and Mindy. It was such a beautiful day to be outside that we couldn't resist. Annie and Dallas had a blast throwing rocks in the water.

Mindy had to teach Annie how to throw . . .

Annie and her rocks .  . .

After, we were on our way back to the car and we stopped to take pictures. Annie loves Taelynn . . .

so much she decided to do a dance for her

Daddy helped Annie fly . . .

It was such a beautiful day!

Monday, April 19, 2010


I am always trying different pancake and waffle recipes in the hopes of finding one that we really love and can stick with. The problem is that Brent doesn't really LOVE any food so he isn't any help. So I have decided that this is really good and really simple so this is the one we will be using, until I find one that's better anyway.


2 Eggs
2 cups Flour
1 3/4 cups Milk
1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
1 Tbsp Sugar
4 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1/2 tsp Cinnamon 

Preheat waffle iron. Beat eggs in large bowl with hand beater until fluffy. Beat in flour, milk, vegetable oil, sugar, baking powder, salt, vanilla and cinnamon, just until smooth. Pour mix onto hot waffle iron. Cook until golden brown. Serve hot. 

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Friday, April 16, 2010

The Wanderer . . .

Annie has been in a twin bed for about a month, but just recently have we taken the guard rail off and I am realizing that I have a child that now thinks that it is ok to get up and wander through the house at night. We have been finding her random places during the night. I have stepped on her in the hallway while getting up in the middle of the night to fill up Maycie's bottle with water . . .

She has been found at the side of my bed when I wake up in the morning . . .

And just recently I awoke in the morning to find my chapstick gone, and my glasses like this . . .

So in the end, the gate that used to be at the end of the hallway, is now right in front of her door. Her little midnight wanderings have been stopped!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Turkey Meatballs

I will never make spaghetti with hamburger ever again. These meatballs are delicious, fast and easy. 

Turkey Meatballs

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 (20 ounce) package ground turkey
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Onion Powder
1/3 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish with the olive oil, and place it in the oven while preheating. In a medium bowl, mix together the ground turkey, egg, bread crumbs, garlic and onion powders using your hands. Form the meat into golf ball sized meatballs. Place about 1 inch apart in the hot baking dish. Press down to flatten the bottom just slightly. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, then turn them over, and continue baking for about 5 more minutes, or until somewhat crispy on the outside. Serve with pasta and sauce.

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Maycie's Blessing

Sunday April 11th, 2010 we blessed Maycie Elizabeth Bishop. It was a beautiful day. There were tons of family and friends that came to support. Brent's blessing was great, and Maycie didn't spit up while he was blessing her, which was a blessing in of itself. We had a delicious lunch afterwards at Brents parents house. Its a good thing it was so nice outside because there were about 65 people there. 

Our Maycie was beautiful!

Such a cutie!

We took a picture with the 3 of us...

It was was pretty easy, but then we took a picture with the 4 of us and...

Annie was having so much fun playing with the cousins that after trying 8 pictures this is the best one!! It really was a great day, we love our girls!!
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