Sunday, December 28, 2008

For a large salad-

1 box barilla pasta-any shape Cook as directed on box

Grated carrots -I don't grate them, I buy them like that

Cut up celery


Cherry tomato's

1 can olives

Grated or cubed cheese

Few sprinkles of parm. cheese

Sprinkle on Lemon pepper, and Salad supreme- A must!

I use Kraft zesty Italian bottled dressing.

I find if the salad sits overnight, the flavor sinks in better. I also add more seasoning to it before serving. Seasoned to taste.

Possible additions- for the vegie lovers



Green peppers

ham, or pepperoni cut up.

Chournos Family Christmas

The Chournos family Loves to eat.
We had; Smoked pork and
dutch oven turkey as the meats.
We rarely have only 1 kind of meat.

Stockton loves to get gifts.

Cassidy pretending to sing O Holy Night

Trent traded his goggles for a game-- LAME

I like his shirt though

Coolest present of the evening.

Coolest present ever.........
Stockton can't wait, just look at that grin. Ü

He is on his way to catch "BURGALURS"

So cool in fact, that Nic gives it a try.
Catch any bad guys?

Jackson family christmas

Jackson Family Christmas Party

Cassidy Loves Clothes!

Just what Trent needs..

Stockton loves his prestents.

All the Jackson Grandkids.
Thank You Grandpa & Grandma Jackson!

One of those days

Ever have one of those days?
Yes, that is tissue up my nose.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Is Anyone else's family sick?

Nic has a chest cold, & Stockton is right behind him.

I've got an extremely sore throat. If I still had tonsils, I'd say it was strep. At least I'm not coughing.

Trent & Cassidy doing fine so far.
Got a few family functions to attent today-So I don't have to cook at all.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Chucky Cheese

Cassidy loves her Chucky Cheese card.

We went to Chuck Cheese's for Trente Birthday. First time to the Layton location. Not bad-- I was expecting a Peter Piper Pizza type place. This place was cleaner & quite a few more activities. I had a few coupons I used when I placed our order, the gal at the register didn't know how to enter them in & had to ask a few people, they ended up calling someone who talked them through it. So they gave me some extra tokens for the trouble. I had also purchased some tokens & the machine had quit counting them out in the middle of the amount I was owed. So the lady starts counting them out by hand. Then gives up & gives me a bunch more tokens. I was very patient & they were very nice. I am not complaining about that. What I am complaining about is-- Do you know how long it takes to spend 300 tokens. The kids were all playing games, Nic & I were playing games-- I had a go at Skee ball- I was doing alright, until the little girl next to me forgot how to play & hit me in the face with a skee ball. If only Nic had seen, I am sure he would have LHAO. Poor little girl stood there frozen then turned & finished her game. I looked around to see if anyone else saw it-- if they did, they hid their laughter well Ü. Once we used all our tokens with a sigh of relief, we then realized that we had tickets we needed to redeem for prizes. Another adventure. It was very fun, but I wouldn't want to go there too often.


Who doesn't like riding the wheeler in the snow.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Egg noodles

1 egg

1/2 tsp salt

1 Cup flour

2 TBS water

- I mixed this in my mixer-can also be done by hand.

For such a small recipe, sure makes alot.

I tried doing them thin & they came out thick, which works great for soups.If you are making them for Spaghetti or Alfredo, try making them see through thin, or tell you husband you want a pasta attachment for your kitchenaid like me!

The dough was stiff, I did end up adding a little more water. & I cooked mine fresh, I didn't bake or dry them.

Chicken noodle soup

To feed my family of 5 & not having too much left over...

I startedwith;

6 cups water

5 Chicken boulion cubes

2 Cups cookedchicken

1/2cup of sliced celery

1/2 cup of sliced carrots

1/4 cupfrozen choppedonion

I sprinkled to taste the following spices,buthere is my estimateof how much.

1 tsp celery salt

1/2 tsp onionsalt

1/2 tsp whitepepper

1/2 tsp poultry seasoning

1/2 tsp groundpepper

1 tsp parsleyflakes

1/2 tsp salt

~This time I used homemade noodles-- my first timeever.that will be next weeks recipe.

Add about 1 cup noodles, depending on how many noodles you like. I used about 1 tsp corn starch to thicken justa little.

Gingerbread houses

Stockton's gingerbread house

Hadley Family tradition

Cassidy's gingerbread house

Trents gingerbread house.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008



Trent is 12 today......


Cassidy & a few of her girl cousins were practicing a christmas song for the Chournos family party at grandpa's house. On the ride home, Grandpa kept tooting-- as most do. & the girls thought it funny to blame Cassidy. Cassidy was telling me this story after she got home & I wish I could work it like she did. She said, "They kept blaming me, so I just did it."-- That'll show the other girls. If you are going to get blamed for it anyway......

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Decorating the christmas tree

Decorating the christmas tree.

Stockton was getting a little bored.

He had other ideas for the stockings.

Chocolate cheese cake

1 1/2 cups crushed chocolate cookie
2 Tbs butter
~mix well, press mixture on bottom of springform pan
bake 8-10 mins @350. Let it cool
3 pkg cream cheese softened
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 1/3 cup cocoa
3 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
~beat cream cheese and Sugar in large bowl until smooth.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Add Cocoa, stir in vanilla.
Pour into prepared crust.

Trents B-day II

I thought I had a better picture of this cake, but I guess not.

Trent had his second B-day party today, along with other family members celebrating birthdays in December.

Afterward we went to see the Ogden lights

Trents B-day

He got a guitar.... How about that.

Trent's 12th Birthday

While making the cake, his friend Casey was here helping. They made frosting & had powdered sugar blow up on them.. her (Casey's) response-- Now I have a reason to lick myself.
I had to leave the room, too funny.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Bail Out

Young Chuck in Montana bought a horse from a farmer for $100. The farmer agreed to deliver the horse the next day.
The next day he drove up and said, "Sorry son, but I have some bad news, the horse died."
Chuck replied, "Well, then just give me my money back."
The farmer said, "Can't do that. I went and spent it already."
Chuck said, "Ok, then, just bring me the dead horse."
The farmer asked, "What ya gonna do with him?"
Chuck said, "I'm going to raffle him off."
The farmer said, "'You can't raffle off a dead horse!"
Chuck said, "Sure I can, Watch me. I just won't tell anybody he's dead."
A month later, the farmer met up with Chuck and asked, "What happened with that dead horse?"
Chuck said, "I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at two dollars a piece and made a profit of $998."
The farmer said, "Didn't anyone complain?"
Chuck said, "Just the guy who won. So I gave him his two dollars back."
Chuck grew up and works now for the government. He was the one who figured out how to "bail us out".

Friday, December 5, 2008


These are 2 different days of sunrises'.

I took this one from Cassidy bedroom

Seeing such a beautiful sunrise puts chills down my spine.


Here are the only candy pictures I have taken by my phone. Kim & Amy haven't sent me any pictures that they took with their real camera's.

We learned new tricks

We ended up with over 40 lbs of chocolates

We Dipped over 700 Chocolates

We got lunch from Olive garden

Little Lady

Cassidy loves her little cousin Adelaide.