52 Project 8/52


52 Project - Week 8

Matching boys

Skating Party!

Crockpot Mashed Potatoes


Another thing I made in the crockpot for Thanksgiving is mashed potatoes.  The potatoes do all the cooking in the crockpot, then you have to take them out to mash them, etc.  It was nice not heating up the kitchen with the stove top on.

Crockpot Mashed Potatoes
5 lbs russet potatoes (or whatever potatoes you have on hand)
1/4 cup butter, cut in cubes
1 1/2 cups chicken stock
1-2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup cream cheese
1/2 cup milk
1 1/4 cup sour cream

Peel and chop potatoes.  Place in crockpot with butter and chicken stock.  Cook on HIGH for 4 hours.  Add garlic and cover for 30 minutes.
Mash potatoes and add cream cheese, sour cream, milk, salt and pepper to taste


52 Project 7/52


Project 52 - Week 7

Story time at the library

Walking around the mall - still using the double stroller!

Valentine's Day Bears - love the joy on their faces

Tasting mommy's cookie cake :)

Crockpot Stuffing


Last year for Thanksgiving, I made a couple things in the crockpot.  One is stuffing.  It was super easy and tasted good!

Crockpot Stuffing
2-6 oz. packages Stove Top Stuffing
3 cups chicken broth
1 can cream of mushroom soup

Combine all ingredients together and cook on HIGH for 2-4 hours

52 Project 6/52


Project 52 - Week 6

My babies
 Madelyn & Baby Joaquin - we babysat him last week and MJ LOVED it!

He's 32 today!


Happy birthday to my sweet, silly, caring, genuine, big-hearted husband today.  We're going out to one of his favorites, Applebees, tonight to get him fiesta lime chicken!  Too bad the Seahawks didn't pull out a win for him yesterday.  So close.  We had a big cake for him yesterday during the game - and he taught the kids how to lick all the icing off the tray when we finished.  I think they love sugar just as much as he does!

52 Project 5/52


Project 52 - Week 5

Supporting our Hawks!

Sitting on a swing at Lowe's-he loves that store!