Sunday, March 29, 2009

Fun at Grandma and Grandpa's house

Friday night I went to sleep over at my grandparents home. Two of my cousins Luke and Levi, stayed over also. Usually there's a lot of younger cousins with us at get togethers so we thought it would be fun to have the three of us together for games. We played ping-pong, rummikub, UNO, soccer, and jumped rope. Grandma played with us too. It was so much fun. My grandma took the pictures so, unfortunatley, she's not in them. Sorry Grandma.

Happy 91st Birthday Great Grandma

Today would have been my great grandma's 91st birthday. She passed away last month. I am so thankful to have had her in my life. I miss her alot.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Happy Spring!

Spring is finally here! One of my favorite things is getting my bike out after a long, cold, snowy winter and taking my first ride through our neighborhood. It is nice to see people outdoors again. My brother Josh and I went bike riding. It was a lot of fun. I know there will be many more rides to come.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Chicken Soup Helps The Healing

My mom has had a cold for a couple days. So I thought I'd make some chicken noodle soup. It's easy and yummy!

Here's the recipe:

6 ounces boneless chicken breast
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt or kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper or to taste
2 quarts chicken broth or chicken stock
1 cup celery, diced
1 cup carrots, sliced or diced
4 green unions, thinly sliced
2 cups egg noodles, wide variety
1/4 cup fresh cilantro or parsley, chopped

Preheat oven to 350F
Lay out chicken breast on a baking sheet and coat with olive oil.
Use a brush to coat or preferably coat by hand rubbing oil on meat. Season with salt and pepper.
Cook in oven for 30 to 40 minutes making sure chicken is fully cooked. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Heat chicken stock. Simmer stock in an uncovered stock pot or similar pan on stove top before adding other ingredients.
While broth or stock is brought to a simmer, cut up chicken breast, cutting meat into medium size cubes.
Dice celery, slice or dice carrots, and thinly slice green onions.
Add celery, carrots, green onions, and noodles to broth or stock. When noodles are fully cooked (8 to 10 minutes) , add chicken meat and then parsley. Allow to cook for an additional 4 minutes or until meat is heated and serve hot.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Blog List

I added a blog list of some of my favorite blogs.
I hope you enjoy them too.