Friday, November 16, 2007

Plate It & Post It

I found out about Plate it and Post it from Amy's site and thought that I have the perfect recipe for it! This is a Weight Watcher's receipe that I absolutely love!

Spicy Indian-Style Chicken Kebabs (I don't think its very spicy at all)

Hands on prep: 20 minutes

Cook: 12 minutes

Serves: 4

3/4 cup plain fat free yogurt

1 1/2 tsp

2 garlic cloves, peeled and halved

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/4 tsp cayenne

3 Tablespoons chopped cilantro

1 pound skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut into 24 cubes

1 yellow or orange bell pepper, seeded and cut into 24 squares

1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 24 squares

1 green pepper, seeded and cut into 24 squares

1/2 tsp salt

1. Combine the yogurt, coriander, garlic, paprika, cayenne, and 2 Tablespoons of the cilantro in zip close plastic bag; add the chicken. Squeeze out the air and seal the bag; refrigerate, turning the bag occasionally, 20-30 minutes or up to 1 day.

2. Remove the chicken from the bag and discard the marinade. Using 8 metal skewers, thread the chicken and bell peppers onto the skewers using 3 cubes of chicken and 9 squares of pepper for each skewer. Sprinkle evenly with the salt.

3. Spray the broiler rack with nonstick spray; preheat the broiler. Place the skewers on the rack and broil 5 inches from the heat, turning frequently, until the chicken is cooked through, about 12 minutes. Sprinkle the skewers with the remaining 1 Tablespoon cilantro.

2 skewers per serving

Calories: 169

Fat: 4 grams

Points: 4

I love this with couscous! Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Thanksgiving tradition.

Well, we have a pretty neat (actually pretty darn awesome) tradition in our house where my HUBBY does all the cooking!! Whoooohooooo! I still bake some pies but he does everything else, from making the turkey, green bean salad, marshmallow salad, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, everything under the sun, he makes it!! And it is so darn good! I will gladly clean up the kitchen if he does the cooking, no problems! This year tho we are tight on cash, so instead of having a huge Thanksgiving dinner I was thinking I would look into volunteering at the Union Mission. I will have to call them and see what the deal is. After all, its just Rob and I with 3 kids.. why do we need all that food? And my scale wants to know that same exact question! LOL!

Win a Toshiba DVD Player!

Amy over at in Pursuit of Proverbs 31 is hosting a giveaway, just in time for the holidays! Good luck!!

Monday, November 12, 2007

First Lapbook

Savannah finished her very first lapbook. It was on Lewis and Clark. We were very happy with the way it turned out. There are a few things that would do differently next time, like use double sided tape instead of glue though. It is kind of time consuming but a good way to learn a subject.

open, with all the little goodies inside.

Nothing like homeschooling in the jammies! LOL!

She made a little picture puzzle.

I thought she did a cute job drawing her little deer.

Lewis had a Newfoundland. How cute was he? LOL! It is cold here tonight. I was wishing we had a fireplace! I guess a hot cup of tea will have to do! bye for now!

Saturday, November 3, 2007


I am finally getting around to posting more pics from the pumpkin patch trip and I will add a few from Halloween as well. I have a nagging scratchy throat today, and this cold weather isn't helping.. LOL.

Which one to choose???? LOL!


Planning the design....

Son's pumpkin