Friday, October 30, 2009

An Autumn Stroll

The other day I took Ethan for a walk and decided to snap a few pictures along the way. As you can tell in the first picture, Ethan is looking a little sleepy. He had fallen into a cabinet and hit his head--right around naptime, wouldn't ya know--so of course I couldn't let the little guy lay down. The doc. told me to keep him upright for a couple of hours. So the best way, I figured, to make sure Ethan stayed upright was just to go on a walk.

Besides, some fresh air and pretty fall foliage would do us some good!

Random--I know--I'm trying to be all cool and artsy. haha (I, by no means, claim to be a photographer! Far from it!)

This pic just doesn't do justice to what I really saw. I wish you could've been on the walk with me to see this beauty up close and personal!

Just a little red sprinkled throughout the leaves of this tree

Falling leaves caught in the schoolyard's fence!

Ethan loved the leaves just as much as I did!

Ok, I think you can get that nap in now, Kar...uh, I mean, Ethan.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Baked Cheese Crepes

Baked Cheese Crepes is one of my go-to dinners. I always seem to have all the ingredients on hand. And my family loves it. Yes, even my husband! Which is always exciting for me =)

I saw this prepared on Everyday Italian a couple of years ago. Give it a try sometime!

Whisk the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl.

Heat a 6-inch nonstick skillet over medium-low heat.

Brush the skillet with some butter. (Or just use your hands like I did--I need a new brush!)

Working quickly, pour 3 tablespoons of the egg mixture into the pan, swirling to coat the bottom of the pan evenly.

Cover and cook until the egg crepe is just set, about 1 minute.

Invert the skillet over a plate, and allow the egg crepe to drop onto the plate.


Repeat to make 10 crepes total, brushing the skillet with melted butter as needed and stacking crepes on the plate.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Butter a 13 by 9 by 2-inch baking dish.
Arrange 1 egg crepe on a work surface.
Place some of the fontina and mozzarella (I just use mozzarella) cheese in the center of the egg crepe, then sprinkle with some basil.
(Italian Seasoning works well, too, if you don't have fresh basil)

Roll up the crepe. Place the filled crepe in the prepared baking dish, seam side down.

Repeat with the remaining egg crepes, cheese, and basil. Spoon the marinara sauce over the crepes. (I have yet to make the homemade marinara that goes with the recipe. Store bought tastes great, too!)

Sprinkle with the Parmesan...

...and dot with 2 tablespoons of butter.

Bake until the cheese melts and the top is golden, about 15 minutes.

I usually serve green beans and breadsticks with these.
It's one of my favorite comfort meals!

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook

"The Simple Woman's Daybook" originally started at . Check it out!

October 26, 2009

Outside my window...cold and cloudy. Colorful leaves are falling from the large tree in our backyard.

I am much I love the smell of the new candle I bought--Mulled Cider

I am thankful for...God's incredible provisions. He always makes a way when it seems impossible.

From the kitchen...whole chicken in the crockpot, potatoes, and another side dish that I haven't figured out yet. =)

I am athletic pants, old volleyball tshirt.

I am creating...nothing at the moment. I'm not really a creative kind of gal.

I am start reorganizing Ethan's nursery.

I am reading...Sweet Deception, by Drs. Mercola and Pearsall

I am hoping...that I can stay focused and get a lot done today!

I am hearing...nothing. Wow. (Ethan is napping)

Around the house...scattered toys, Ethan's swing that needs to be packed away (how is he already too big for that??), and, of course, laundry =)

One of my favorite climbing into bed after the sheets have been changed. Ahhhh....

A few plans for the rest of the week: Visit my Grandma, FPU, I'd like to try and make a trip to Whole Foods, too. I love that place! I don't get to go very often.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

My cousin (in the middle) is a Captain in the Army and is currently on his 2nd tour of duty in Iraq. He needs a lot of encouragement and prayer right now.

I just love our troops, don't you?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Ethan's 1st Pumpkin Patch

I've been blog lazy lately (if you haven't been able to tell) so I'm just now posting these pumpkin patch pics of Ethan.

It was so cold that day! But we were still able to get some cute shots!

Cold and tired--ready to go home!

We had a great time!
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