Monday, November 26, 2012

::So Yummy

I was looking for a new recipe for a wild turkey my husband had shot recently.  I came across this one which I believe was posted on the Bass Pro Shop website. We tried it and it turned out awesome! It will definitely be a repeat at our house. 

Grilled Marinated Turkey Breasts

Boneless breast meat from one wild turkey
2/3 cup soy sauce
1cup brown sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup honey
1 teaspoon minced garlic
Lawrey's Seasoning Salt
Adolph's Meat Tenderizer (I didn't have so I omitted it)

Slice the breast meat lengthwise to create fillets that are about 1/2 inch thick.  Make a marinade by combining the soy sauce, brown sugar, lemon juice, honey and garlic in a mixing bowl.  Sprinkle the fillets with the seasoning salt and meat tenderizer, then transfer the meat to a zip-seal plastic freezer bag.  Pour the marinade into the bag with the turkey and seal.  Turn to coat all the pieces of meat, and refrigerate for 24 hours.  Remove the fillets from the marinade, drain and grill over medium-hot fire for approximately 10 minutes per side or until done to taste. Enjoy!

Friday, November 2, 2012

::Cloud Dough

Found this recipe on Pinterest and had to make it for Addi.  She had such a blast and spent hours out there playing with the Cloud Dough.  You make it with 8 cups of flour and 1 cup of baby oil.

::New Arrival

I took an extended break from my blog after finding out I was pregnant, having a new baby and then we unfortunately lost my Dad to cancer last Spring.  It was an eventful year, but I'm finally ready to get back to blogging and catching up.

 Our newest member of the family, Kinlee Rose. Born December 16th, 2011.

 Addi celebrated her 3rd birthday in February!

She had a princess party!

She made Daddy sit next to her.

A little picture time with Great Grandma, Great Papa and Little Sister.

::Teacher/Aide Gifts

Hadn't gotten this posted from back in May.  Made gifts for some co-workers that were leaving and my awesome aides for the end of the year.  Idea was from Pinterest and the message in the cards coincides with the treats inside the cup. 

Monday, April 11, 2011

::Canadian Goose Nesting Box

So over the last month we have had an assortment of different birds landing on our pond. We have had Canadian geese, wood ducks, mallards and others. It is always exciting to see them and everytime we hope one pair will stay and nest. We haven't had any successful takers, that is until this year... Joey decided he would make a goose/duck nesting box. The first picture is a little fuzzy because I had to secretly take a picture of him making it! ;) He isn't big on posing for my every picture whim that comes at him! Within two weeks of Joey putting it out in the middle of our pond a pair of Canadians decided to call it their own. Trigger has even accepted them and doesn't try to run them off like he does the Blue Herons that land. Much to our surprise the first egg showed up a week ago. Unfortunately even from our high deck we rarely have an opportunity to see inside the nest. Only if the wind gets it turning just right. We are a little concerned about the recent hail we had and are hoping she was sitting on the nest when the hail hit. They've been acting a little unsual the last few days going and coming a little more than what had been normal over the past week. Guess we will see what happens...

Monday, February 28, 2011

::Cake Pops

Decided to make some of the cake pops that everyone has been talking about for Addi & Joe's birthday party. They turned out great, although they were a lot of work!

Melted candy coating for the dipping...

Some of my decorating supply...

Drying the cake pops...

Wrapped some to go into goodie bags for our guests...

Bowl for the party...

Goodie bags with Addi's 2yr pic on it...

And the birthday girl enjoying her special treat...

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

::Christmas 2010 Highlights

As usual our December is packed full of holiday fun. These are some of the highlights of our Christimas season.

Adelinn sitting under our tree, watching me wrap present after present. I had to start wrapping a couple of hers because she got upset when none were for her!
Spending time with family at the Schnoebelen Christmas!

Addi kept saying "Addi turn, Addi turn" the whole time we were in line, but got real shy once she was up there. But no crying again this year!
Opening presents at the Aring Christmas!
Addi and Mommy making cookies for Santa.
Addi picked out a couple of cookies for Santa. Then she took a bite of one of them and put it back on the plate. (The next morning she also ate the crumbs Santa left behind.)
Opening presents from Santa.
Christmas at Grandma's house.

Christmas night playing with her new doll from Santa.