November 7, 2010

An Update and a Recipe

My one demanding and slightly annoying ( I kid, mum) reader has requested a blog update. Not that I don't talk to her 3 times a day or anything with every single update of my life imaginable... but here it is nonetheless.

I've been super busy with Andrew. Not busy enough that I couldn't find 15 spare minutes in my day to write a blog post, but the thing is, I don't feel like I have anything interesting enough to write about. What I have to keep in mind though is that I want to be able to look back on this and maybe print out all the posts about pregnancy and his first year and put each of them into a little book of some sort. So while everyone may not find it extremely interesting, I'll be thankful I have it one day! Plus, it's always stuff a Grammy (a.k.a Mizzy from here on out) will enjoy :)

Andrew had his 2 month appointment last week. He's a growing boy (11lbs 10oz and 22.8 inches long) and the doctor was very happy with his development. The shots where horrid. Everyone was lined up to take their kids in for immunizations so for about 45 minutes I heard each and every child screaming their lungs out. I felt like I was in line for the electric chair. He of course hated them, cried so hard his little face turned purple, but forgot all about it as soon as I picked him up.. he then just wanted to eat of course!
We're getting into somewhat of a routine. He's a much happier baby now that he is on formula (yes, he loved it. Had one taste of that and wanted nothing to do with my breast milk) and I'm a much, much happier - if not more broke -  mama! Now I know when he is crying he is either hungry or tired and for the most part it is just that easy.

Last Saturday there were not many good games on (read Alabama had a bye week) so we went out to New Mexico to the La Union pumpkin patch. Clearly Andrew will never remember this and it was just a trip for me to take pictures!

Andrew's first pumpkin patch 10-30-10
Trey had a long weekend this week because of Freedom Crossing (our amazing PX area and is like a mini outside mallish type thing) opening. We went on Friday afternoon. They had all kind of vendors, live music, and beer on the sidewalk... can't ask for much more. Oh  - wait - yes I can. This week is only a 3 day work week for him. He gets Thursday and Friday off for Veterans Day. Yipee!

All of my teams lost this weekend... Bama, Carolina and the Patriots. Booooo.

And lastly, I wanted to share a new recipe I tried tonight. It's nothing special, but sure is delish! Perfect for a cold night or a football game!

Italian Sloppy Joes
  • 1 lb Italian Sausage
  • 1 lb hot Italian Sausage
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion (I left that out)
  • 1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce
  • 2 T minced fresh parsley (I used 1T of not so fresh parsley)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp fennel seed
  • 8 to 10 rolls (I used hoagies)
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozz cheese ( I forgot to use this, but have plenty for leftovers so I'll have to remember tomorrow night!)
1. In a large saucepan (really large) cook sausage, garlic, green pepper, and onion over medium heat until sausage is cooked, drain.
2. Add tomato sauce and seasonings, bring to a boil (there was not enough liquid in mine to bring to a boil, but still good). Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes.
3. Scoop some of that yummy goodness on to your bun and sprinkle with cheese. Toast your bun for even more deliciousness.

Now it's time for me to say good night. That little angel will be up before I know it wanting to be fed! *yes, I know babies shouldn't sleep on their tummies. But mine does when I'm watching him.. and he loves there*


Stephanie Hartman said...

Andrew is ADORABLE.. I Love the lovely Thanksgiving photo. i'm very excited about the 4 day holiday weekend as well YAY it's more time i get to spend with my hunny. I hope you have a fabulous week.

Lindsey said...

I think he is adorable! And I think it's a really great idea for you to keep these blog entries to make a book for him later. May have to steal that idea!

Anonymous said...

The picture at the pumpkin patch is cute! Have a great week.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Aw, what a cute family photo!!!

C. E. Welch said...

That recipe sounds delicious. I might have to add that to our menu soon!

I think I ran past that corn maze saturday night. Did it have a little tractor-pulled train ride?

Andrew is getting so big! I can't wait to see him this weekend!

Anonymous said...

What sweet pictures -- I'm sure you're staying plenty busy. And BOO to the loses this weekend, right? The Bama game broke my heart a little. But that's life... sigh...

I'll have to try the sloppy joes. They sound delicious and now I'm hungry :)

Kaycee said...

J always slept on his belly starting at 2 months. He wouldn't sleep any other way because it would make him jump in his sleep. I was always checking on him cuz it worried me. But he's perfectly fine lol. He's adorable and growing like a weed!

Karren said...

He is so adorable!! :) I'm glad to hear y'all are doing better since switching to formula!

Tori and Chad said...

I was like Oh that sounds yummy, but you lost me at spicy sausage. I only know they make turkey and other kinds of sausage. And then you said garlic and I literally don't even know where to find garlic in a store. I did see someone use it once though so I know what minced garlic is. But I didn't know what minced onion was a few weeks ago and I knew I needed 1/3 cup for d.a.r.'s potato soup and I had to ask all of my co-workers if that was a spice or if it meant onions chopped up real tiny! I'm pathetic! I hope you're cracking up by now.

hmb said...

Aaaaaah he is so cute!!