Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Hi-ya! Birthday Asian Style

My little boy, Ethan, turned 6 this weekend -
how can that be - wasn't he just crawling?
He is getting to be quite the martial artist so we decided a
Taekwondo birthday would be it for this year!

Ethan and his Taekwondo instructor Mr. Do.

Ethan breaking a board.

Who gave that boy weapons for his birthday, oh, I did!

Have you ever seen a cake get cut with a sword??????

And, If you know me, you know I tend to go over the top
with my kids birthdays - but I live for them all year long,
so I thought I'd share some of the fun things I came up with:


The layout with food and favors in Chinese Takeout boxes

The dragon cake

And of course, black belt cupcakes!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

More than a Mouthful

I am honestly stunned....
EVERYONE in my family finished their plates!

With what you may ask?
Well, it is by FAR the easiest thing I have every "hardly" cooked.

Chicken and Bean Burritos

3 frozen chicken breasts
1 cup mild Pace picante sauce
1 can of refried beans
shredded cheese

Just plop the FROZEN - yes frozen - no need to even defrost -
chicken breasts and salsa in the crockpot.
Cook on low for 6-8 hours (or until the chicken
can shred when pulled apart with forks.
Just before serving add the can of beans and mix up well.

WARNING....it is NOT pretty!
It is actually not even pretty enough for a picture!
Wrap it in a tortilla with cheese, and serve with a side of fruit.

Please let me know if you like it!
Recipe courtesy of the Cost Co samplers...
(We know where to get a free lunch!)
This is also great on chips as nachos!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Sweet Friday

See what's been COOKIN" at my house....
You know I LOVE my FONDANT!

red sox t-ball cake

dolphin mascot cupcakes for the school carnival

mother's day cookies for the church women

gone fishin' cake for my brother's birthday