Saturday, April 23, 2011

Cheesy Potatoes (Funeral Potatoes)



32 oz pkg hash brown potatoes

1/2 C butter (or 1/2 C milk)

2 cans condensed cream of chicken soup

1 pint sour cream

1/2 t salt

3/4 C chopped onions sauted in 1 T butter

(or 1/3 C dry onions)

2 C grated cheese

crushed soda crackers or corn flakes mixed with 3-4 T melted butter



Mix all except crumbs and put in 9x13 pan

Sprinkle with crumb mixture.

Bake at 350 for 40-50 minutes until heated and bubbly.










***Unfortunately, this is incredibly high in fat! I eliminate most butter, use low fat soups and sour cream. You can also use low fat cheese.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The end of the rainbow....Clayton



The end of the rainbow...Clayton!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Kody is Two!

Kody is scrumptious! Don't you just want to eat him up?



Read more on Kendra's blog....

















This makes me think of that scripture: "And great shall be the peace of thy children..."(3 Nephi 22:13)








Friday, April 8, 2011

Sky High Sports (Tooth Trip, continued)

One more fun thing we did while the Providence Niemans visited...we went to Sky High Sports...the best place to go when the kids want to bounce off the walls!

A little hard to see since this wasn't freeze frame....above, Sadie and Brady...


Kody was in heaven! Parker and Lindi were jumping in the foam pit.


Here's the Dodge Ball area....that's Karl and Alec in the back...Mark and Brady were on the other side...


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Apple Syrup




1/2 of a 12 oz can of Apple Juice Concentrate(6 oz)

(they used to sell 6 oz cans...but no more)

6 oz water

2 T corn starch

1/4 t cinnamon


Mix and cook in microwave until thickend...yummy over French Toast or Pancakes!

If you've got a big group you can use the whole can of concentrate (doubling everything)...but this "syrup" doesn't save very well, so don't make more than you can use at one meal.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tooth Trip....more fun in San Francisco!

So Tuesday we went to the California Academy of Science in Golden Gate Park...

It's been totally redone since the days when we used to go when you were kids...here is the roof (with Lindi and Alec)... looks a bit like Teletubby land!




Lindi was enthralled with the aquarium...


This big snake made me feel like I was in the Harry Potter movie...I'm glad no one was around to speak parsletongue...(???)



A new friend for Lindi!


Then just as we were getting ready to leave, the fire alarms went off the the whole building was evacuated...we had to go sit in the meadow for about 20 minutes...fortunately the weather was lovely...Lindi and I made daisy chain crowns!





Saturday, April 2, 2011

The tooth trip....

Karl, Amber and their kids drove out from Providence last Saturday...the object: to have Christian's wisdom teeth out and a little "dad dentistry"...


It was fun having a big group here to watch conference....even Link seems to be paying attention!


Here's Christian...looking just a bit like a chipmunk after Dustin took out his wisdom teeth...he doesn't look too bad!



Friday, April 1, 2011

Aunt Val's Dinosaur book...

Aunt Val makes the most wonderful books....this one has a poem about a dinosaur embedded in it.


Fun and Fanciful!