Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Birthday Party Coming Up

I'm just now starting to plan my oldest munchkin's third birthday party. I can't believe I only have one more month with her as a two year old. Kylie and I decided that a costume party would be really fun. It's a good thing I have the tutu my grandma made me for Eve's party. My costume will be easy. I'm getting very excited. I haven't had a party to plan since Everz turned one last March!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Mini Pizzas: A quick and easy lunch

Sometimes, I'm the mom that makes homemade pizza dough. But other times, I'm the mom who needs to make a quick meal. I love the following recipe. The girls love it two because they get to use the rolling pin. They even have their own cute little toy rolling pin in their kitchen set. You can see Kylie using it in the first picture.

All you have to do for this easy lunch is roll out jumbo biscuit dough (from the cans) with some flour. Place them on a baking sheet, add pizza sauce, cheese and toppings and cook at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or so. That's it. Then I just take our kitchen scissors to cut them into tiny little slices.

I only took a before picture of the pizzas. I'm sure you can figure out what they would look like when they came out of the oven. The bottom three are pretty traditional: spaghetti sauce, pepperoni and mozzarella. Yes, I use spaghetti sauce instead of pizza sauce. Then I can use the leftover sauce for spaghetti in the next couple days. It's much cheaper than buying actual pizza sauce. The girls eat pepperoni like candy, so it's one of those things that can usually be found in our fridge, so I usually always have those ingredients on hand.

But the top three are taco pizzas because I had to use up our leftover taco meat and black beans from the night before. They are: taco sauce instead of spaghetti sauce, taco meat, black beans and mexican blend cheese. I wasn't sure how it would turn out, but I was very pleased with the results.

It's one of those meals that both girls actually finish everything on their plate:

Yes, Kylie is eating pizza with a fork. She doesn't like eating without some sort of silverware.

And here's Kylie helping with the dishes afterwards. She insisted that she wash her own rolling pin herself. I'll take whatever help I can get :).

By the way, those pictures were taken in August, hence the Summer clothes.

There was a boat in my living room

What? That doesn't look like a boat to you? You must not have much experience with two year olds. Watch out if you come visit, there are alligators on the floor, err I mean water. They like to bite and if they get you, you will turn into an alligator yourself.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Trick or Treat

Enjoy these pictures of the girls going trick or treating for the very first time EVER. I don't have a lot of trick or treating experience myself, so it was mostly new to me too. They had fun of course, but who wouldn't when you get to fill a bucket with candy?