Thursday, June 18, 2009

Who needs a new recipe for dinner tonight???

I'm constantly looking for new dinner ideas, especially ones that use ingredients I usually have in the house, and I found a fun one on http://allrecipes.com/ The recipe on the website had over a thousand reviews, and had five stars, so I figured I couldn't loose. It's super dooper easy, but it does take a couple of hours from start to finish.
I've never been a HUGE buffallo wing girl, but these are tasty, and the kids and hubby loved them, so I thought I'd share!
Buffallo Wings
1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup hot pepper sauce (tabasco, or whatever you have)
1 dash ground pepper
1+ dash garlic powder
oil
10 chicken wings or tenderloins (I used the tenderloins because I hate dealing with the bone)
1. Combine flour, paprika, cayenne pepper and salt in small bowl. Place defrosted chicken wings in a large nonporous glass bowl, and sprinkle flour mixture over, until evenly coated. Cover and refrigerate for 60-90 minutes (don't skip this!)
2. Heat oil (preferably in a deep fryer, but I used a frying pan, and poured the oil about an inch deep). Place coated chicken in oil and cook until no pink in the middle, flipping over as needed (about 10-15 min).
3. Meanwhile, in a small sauce pan, melt and combine butter, hot sauce, ground pepper, and garlic powder.
4. Pour sauce over cooked chicken and serve.
I didn't put the hot sauce on the kids chicken, and they enjoyed chicken fingers. Also, if you'd like a more mild sauce, you can increase the butter:hot sauce ratio, or if you like a little more flavor, vice versa.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Oh the places he'll fall asleep!



























Does this make me a mean mom??

Dallin was being such a fuss-bucket the other day, and I was kind of reaching my wit's end with it, so, I decided to draw a mustache on his face.
I really couldn't help myself.




Somehow after that it was harder to get frustrated with him.


We have been getting used to having Cory around all the time now that school is out. The first week was filled with competition/rivalry, but things are returning to normal, and they're back to being best of buds and enjoying eachothers company.





They do everything together. Check out this video, they had no idea I was recording this through the kitchen window.

video





And here is Cory getting off the bus his last day of kindergarten. Yay, Cory!!! We're so proud of all your hard work, and all that you've accomplished this year! I love you, bud!!





I have had some questions about Cory having an IEP and doing OT next year. I met with the school about a week before school got out and had some questions answered. We now have a 504 plan in place. This is similar to an IEP, but just doesn't involve as much. This will help him get the extra help he needs, things like a special pencil grip and having his own desk away from other students, as well as a desk with the students so he can move back and forth as he needs. As for OT, since he does not have an IEP, OT can't take him out of class, but they will observe him in class and work with both him and his teacher to help him with writing. If this does not help as much as we need, then we will consider doing an IEP.