February 28, 2013

February catch-up

February was busy and fun month for us. I am so behind on my blog I am just going to sum up the next few month so I can catch up.

We had a girls day with friends…we had a delicious brunch and then the girls got a Sweet & Sassy Spa day! Hannah, Kendra, and Makayla have all been friends since they were babies. We try to take them 1-2 times a year for a girls only day to do something special all about them!

Makayla and I at Breakfast! 

My silly boy

Makayla had crazy hat and sock day…..she made the hat herself 

We played outside ALOT enjoying the cooler weather.

Makayla and Jackson watching saturday morning cartoons! I LOVE this.

Playing at the park with friends 

Makayla is getting so good at the monkey bars! 

Jake and Jackson

Makayla spends a lot of time with Caroline.  Her american girl doll. She takes her EVERYWHERE 

Matching outfits 

Playing at the park with Caroline 

Cuddling together! So sweet 

Valentine's day with my 3 loves 

Steve had to work late but I enjoyed a wonderful dinner with my tiny Valentine's they melt my heart

I made them a heart shaped dessert 

My sweet little monkey

I went to a bar mitzvah with my sister. It was a beautiful night and fun to spend time with my sister and to have a little fun without the kids!

We celebrated Steve's 34th birthday.
Makayla and I  made his chocolate peanut butter cake

Jackson got into the toilet paper AGAIN

We had dinner with friends! 

And took at trip to Sam's!!!!

February 5, 2013

Chicken Makayla

Chicken Makayla
  • 3 skinless boneless chicken breasts, trimmed and cut in half 
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 (8 oz) container of sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup of Chicken Broth or wine or sherry 
  • 1  can of  cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or greek yogurt or milk
  • 6 slices of Muenster or Gouda cheese
  • 2 handfuls of fresh spinach
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350°F
Season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper,garlic and onion powder.
Add oil to frying pan and brown chicken in batches on both sides. You don’t need to cook the chicken completely.  It will finish cooking in the oven.Transfer the chicken to a 9×13-inch baking dish. Sprinkle the spinach over the top
Add the butter to the frying pan and let it melt over medium high heat. Saute onion and garlic 
Add mushrooms, season with salt and pepper and brown mushrooms until golden.  Then add the chicken stock and cook for another minute or two. Add the creamy mushroom soup and sour cream/yogurt/milk and mix well. 
Pour sauce over the chicken breasts and spinach, cover with foil and bake in oven for about 30-45 minutes. Remove from oven and top each piece of chicken with one slice of Muenster cheese. You can fold the cheese in half if it is too wide for the breast.
Place chicken back in oven uncovered and broil for 1-2 minutes to brown the cheese. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
This dish goes well with rice or noodles or biscuits because there is usually extra sauce in the baking pan.