Thursday, February 01, 2007

Pretty Pitiful

The weather I mean. Schools are closed here today because of the snowfall. While I would love to show you the weather that has stopped our fair city, by the time I had fed the girls, made DH's lunch and sent him on his way to work, put N2 down for a nap, and paid some attention to N1, it had all melted. For one who learned to drive in the winter in Canada and a husband from Ohio, this is quite the disappointment. Maybe EVENTUALLY we will get some of that real winter weather that everyone else is enjoying? :-)

In other news, I had a couple requests for my Cheddar Chicken Spaghetti recipe so here goes. Credit for this recipe goes to Menus for Moms:

1 package (8 oz) spaghetti, broken in half (I used 1/2 whole wheat and 1/2 regular spaghetti)
2 cups cubed cooked chicken
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1 can condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
1 cup milk
1 T diced pimientos (optional)
1 can green chilis (optional)
1 Tbsp. tarragon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the chicken, 1 cup cheese, soup, milk, pimientos, green chilis, tarragon, salt and pepper. Drain spaghetti, add to the chicken mixture and toss to coat.

Transfer to a greased 13 x 9 x 2 baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until heated through.

Lastly, I have found a new cool website for my preschooler. (I think credit should go to Cheryl ... it was mentioned on the education threads at the Women at Home boards). It's the childcareland.com site ... it seems (from what I could tell) that the site is geared to those that run a daycare for preschoolers. There are some great little learning activities and lots of freebies to print out. Last night I printed several templates for months of the year and days of the week so that I can start to work on that with N1.

February 1 Art Project

Today's craft: super easy and I had everything I needed. Card stock heart (they supply the template even), squares of pink vellum (they used tissue paper which I didn't have, but I have LOADS of pink vellum from baby shower invites I made someone), and glue sticks. Totally fun. :-)

5 comments:

  1. Fun!!! I'll have to go to that site.

    I'm bitter about the lack-of-snow day, too. I was hoping to bundle baby bear in the snowsuit my mom found for her and take pictures. No such luck.

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  2. I haven't finished my "I confess" book yet, but one of mine is that I'm secretly addicted to making file folder games from there! lol! I think I like them more than the kids do. :)

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  3. That recipe sounds so yummy! I'm so hungry right now!

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  4. That craft is TOO sweet! I love it. Another good site is preschool by stormie (you can google but I think it's preschoolbystormie.com) she has curriculum by month and it's laid out all nice for ya. :D That recipe sounds FABULOUS. RYC the smores brownies are easy smeasy and so yummy. Just bake the brownies normally, take out and top with chocolate chips...a cup and a half or so (I used about half a bag per batch) then top with mini marshmellows...put back in the oven under the broiler until the marshmellows start to brown, then top with graham crackers. I broke them into single and then used that as a ''serving size'' (kwim?)anyway, slightly press them into the marshmellows and let cool. SO SO SO TASTY.

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