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Monday, March 26, 2012

What a Busy Weekend!

So we had quite a busy weekend. It all started Saturday with my daughter representing her school in the Downeast North Carolina Regional Spelling Bee. I am so proud of my daughter. There were a total of 40 spellers. Kaitlyn made it to the fifth round where the word "jeremiad" stumped her. She ended up in the top 13 out of the 40. Way to go, Kaitlyn!!

After the spelling bee, we came back home to get everything ready for Sunday. My husband had his second drift event since getting the racecar running again. One of the drift series my hubby participates in is the Myrtle Beach Drift Series. MB Drift holds events monthly, with every other month being practice-only events. The practice events are great because the drivers get to go out there and just have fun and sort of do whatever. Here's my husband, Cody doing what he loves best:

Here are a few other pics I snapped at the event:

Oh yeah, I also finished a blanket for a customer over the weekend.

And lastly, my 8-month-old is cutting 4 teeth at once. You can't really see all of them here but you can see one of the front ones:

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Funyun Chicken

I'm always trying new recipes and here lately, my husband and I keep seeing the commercials on T.V. with the french fried onion chicken. The other night my husband says, "We should try that, only with Funyuns". So Saturday when we did our grocery shopping we bought a bag of Funyuns for our new creation-to-be.
The first thing I did was cut the chicken breasts in half and pound them out to flatten them a bit. I also crushed the Funyuns, then added some different seasonings to them.

Next I dipped the chicken in ranch. Normally I would dip the pieces in a lightly beaten egg, but we are out of eggs at the moment so my husband suggested the ranch.

I then coated the chicken in the Funyun crumbs on both sides, making sure I covered all of the bare spots.

Then I placed the pieces in a baking dish and baked it in a preheated 375° oven for 25 minutes or until chicken is done.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Just a quick update!

I had every intention of a blog update over the weekend but we got just a bit busy. Well here it is Tuesday and I am just getting to this. Not a whole lot to share except a quick alternative to the way you might cook your salmon patties or crab cakes, a little something we did over the weekend, and some recently finished crochet projects.

So first, the cooking tip. Do you like salmon patties or crab cakes? I love them!! No one else in the house eats them but every so often I will make up a batch of salmon patties to have as a snack. When my mother taught me how to make them, she showed me frying as the cooking method. I don't do much frying, mainly because I hate cleaning up after frying...LOL!! Here's an alternative...baking! I just mix up my ingredients like I normally would. I scoop out portions and put them in my muffin tin and broil for about 5 minutes. After 5 minutes I take them out and flip them over in the cups then broil for another 5 minutes. It's so simple, it's healthier, and is way easier to clean up.

As for our weekend, I have mentioned before that my husband does a type of racing called drifting. Well last May the engine blew up in the car so it has been down all of this time. Well I am happy to say that he has gotten the racecar running again and was able to get back on the track this past weekend. I know he's extremely happy and I am happy for him since I love drifting, too. Here he is doing what he loves.

Here are some pictures of my 8-year-old son and my 7-month-old this weekend. As you can see, the baby is sporting another hat made by mommy and it's quite appropriate for the upcoming holiday this weekend.

As far as my crochet projects, I finished these hats for a customer. I never thought the "boob" beanies would be SO popular, but I have about 6 of them I am going to be working on this week.
Most of my crochet time is being taken up by a blanket for a friend of our family who is going to have a new grandbaby soon, so I have been working hard to finish that up and will post up here as soon as it's done.
Have a great week everyone and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Have you missed me?

Agghhh!! I have NOT been keeping up with my blog as promised. Shame on me! Haha! I have been crazy busy with customer orders for Kristin's Kreations.

Here's some of the projects I finished up (definitely not as much as I wanted to finish due to me feeling a little under the weather)...
First is the "boob" beanie I made for my son. I am going to make a bunch of these to sell for both breastfeeding awareness and breast cancer awareness as well as make some for my breastfeeding mother's group I attend monthly.

I also made this really cute mermaid tail photo prop for a customer...

...some headbands for one of my Etsy customers...

...and a hat for my 6-year-old son who had a birthday this past week (he LOVES Cars!).

I even managed to fit in a neat little breakfast idea that I got from Pinterest. They are just canned cinnamon rolls that I put right in my waffle maker.