Thursday, July 21, 2011


It is NICE, and it's from this gal.

Creamy Taco Mac

Creamy Taco Mac
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1¼ lbs. ground turkey
8 oz. dry pasta shapes
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (14 oz.) can diced tomatoes, drained
4 tbsp. taco seasoning
3 oz. cream cheese
½ cup sour cream
Salt and pepper
Shredded cheddar cheese (optional)

Bring a large pot of water to boil. Cook pasta according to the package directions. Drain, reserving ½ cup of pasta water. Set aside.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet or sauté pan, cook the ground turkey over medium-high heat until no longer pink. A few minutes before the turkey is cooked through, add the chopped onion to the skillet. Once the turkey is cooked through, mix in the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Mix in the diced tomatoes and taco seasoning and let simmer over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Stir in the cooked pasta, cream cheese, sour cream and reserved pasta water, and continue stirring until the cream cheese is melted and the sauce is well blended. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Simmer over medium-low heat 3-5 minutes to reduce the sauce a bit. Remove from the heat and top with shredded cheddar cheese, if desired.

Source: adapted from Delish

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Jaydie was inspired by VBS and their Mr. Roboto character. As soon as he got home he went to work and actually made suits for the brothers too. Now, Mr. Roboto was actually the bad guy. Should I be concerned?
Jaydie also fell on his death board, I mean rip stick, and sprained his wrist we think. So he walks around with his hand in the air (and waves it around like he just don't care. Sorry, there are always lyrics in my head).
Here's our pitiful excuse for water play. The boys are officially saving up for a pool, and also a two story house. Our single story just isn't cutting it for them.
Turns out it's fun to grow stuff. Here's our tallest sunflower which is actually taller than me.

Thursday, July 7, 2011


I found it odd how as I walked through this store I thought, "maybe I do need an mnm slot machine."

Next stop, the Diet Coke store. We tasted 16 different sodas from around the world. I'm fairly certain the vomity feeling I had later that day came from Italy's.
Elvis IS alive. I saw him, or them.
Spent a good amount of time at Bass Pro. That place is neat-o and free!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Rob's workout during vacay was a consistent regimen of throwing the boys. That's almost 200 lbs of pure fun people.

If you're gonna be in Sin City in July then you're gonna have to be in the water ALOT!! The boys were beyond happy to stay there all day.