Wednesday, August 12, 2009

two crazies and two recipes

It was the absolute prime beach day. The humidity was low, the temperature was wonderful, it was partly cloudy and the place was nearly empty. Plus Zeb loved playing around with his friends and the water seemed to be cleaner than last time. To top it all off, zeb did not drink half of Lake erie and should be diarrhea free.

After we got home from the bay- I let the kids roll around in their diapers for awhile.Ike loves to rip apart zeb's carefully laid train tracks. He's definitely going to love trains. Really he has no choice in the matter because we aren't buying new toys for him.

Both rugrats were very cooperative in picture taking today. It's a rare day when I can get such good smiles simultaneously.
And here are two new recipes I've tried this week. I forgot to take pictures so neither are mine- but they look pretty darn similar. The blttb was delicious!! and I liked the brown sugar chicken quite a bit- but not nearly as much as I thought that I would (considering the heinous amount of brown sugar!).

BLTTB- bacon lettuce tomato turkey burgers
  • 1 lb ground turkey (I actually halved this and just eyed everything else)
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup mayo (lowfat or ff)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon each fresh lemon juice and finely shredded lemon zest
Mix all the ingredients together and cook up burgers!
  • 4 toasted buns (we did whole wheat)
  • 8 strips (turkey) bacon (about 8 oz.), cooked until crisp
  • 1 large tomato, thinly sliced
  • 4 leaves romaine lettuce

Crockpot Brown Sugar Chicken!
frozen chicken breasts
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup lemon-lime soda (I think you could add a little lemon juice instead)
2/3 cup vinegar (I used apple cider)
3 cloves smashed and chopped garlic
2 T soy sauce
1 tsp ground black pepper

Place frozen chicken and all ingredients in crockpot 4-6 hours (depending on amount of chicken and crockpot setting).


Laney said...

was the chicken good? it looks tasty.

Kent and Leisy said...

the chicken was good- just not delicious. Definitely a redo dinner. Probably a 7.5 on the ten scale.

yaya said...

The kids are soooo cute and growing up too fast! How great to have access to a beach and a pool for this hot time. You could have your own cookbook with all the yummy looking recipes Leisy!

The Jackson Family said...

Those boys are soooo cute! They actually look quite a bit alike-So fun to have two so close together!

Jason & Shannon said...

They even have the same exact pose! That's way cute!

Linz said...

Your boys are just so cute!!

Here is a link to the reading program we did! I really liked it and think it worked wonderfully!

Ummm - I guess I don't know how to make a hyperlink in comments, sorry! But there is the web address!

Michelle said...

I can't believe how much they look alike!! This is seriously the first time I've really noticed it! So cute.

Thanks for all the yummy recipes.