Delicious stuffed Chicken!

I made a delicious recipe today for dinner, from the Food Network It was really easy. I read the reviews after I had made it, many people said they didn't like it and it was difficult. I didn't feel that way at all. I used the amount the recipe called for and it was the perfect amount for 3 large chicken breast. That feed the four of us and I had leftovers for Jose's lunch tomorrow. Also the kids had seconds, which is always a plus. :)

I did change a few things though. I did not have gorgonzola cheese, I used mozzarella instead. I also did not have bacon so I used a couple of slices of smoked ham chopped up. By the way I found this recipe by searching google the ingredients I had on hand.


Summer camp

Today was Monkey's first day of summer camp. I was a nervous wreck yesterday. I think that's why I couldn't sleep last night. It also didn't help that Jose left on a business trip yesterday until Friday. The summer camp is at Jose job which would be awesome if he were HERE, because then I wouldn't have to drive 24 miles, going there and back, twice a day. The camp opens at 7am until I think 6:30pm. I think it's too long. I plan on picking him up at around 4-4:30. It offers an afternoon snack but they to take lunch or pay $3 per day for lunch there, one field trip a week, and they go to the pool every afternoon. We signed up Monkey for 2 weeks just to see how it goes this year. Every week it's a different theme; we chose Wet-n-Wild, and Things that are gross.

This morning I woke up late. Anthony didn't really want to go to camp, so that was a struggle. We finally left the house. I left my smoothie and forgot to change my shoes. I was wearing my ugly flip flops. As we are getting closer Anthony was almost crying and telling me that he wanted me to stay with him. I told him I would stay with him for a little bit. When we walked in everyone was so nice. There was another little kid, about Monkey's age, he introduced himself and they became instant friends. lol! After that he completely forgot about me, and left with his new friend. :) Gabylicious and I left, when I was almost home I realized that I forgot to give Monkey money for lunch. Ugh! Drove all the way back. :/ Gaby and I saw him through the giant glass windows with a new friend, I suppose. He didn't even notice we were there. :(

I hope he is having a great day, and enjoys this new experience.

Are your little ones in summer camp or do you plan on ever putting them in? Thoughts?


My kids have style.......well, maybe.

I'm writing this post because my favorite blogger wrote about how Butterlump dressed himself today . I thought it was so freaking cute.

I can honestly say that I dressed my kids for maybe 2 years, because after that they decided that they no longer needed me. I don't mind one bit. Actually I absolutely LOVE it. When I was younger and since I can remember I had to wear whatever my mother told me to wear and I hated it. She never let me pick out any of my clothes. We do not have a good relationship, this is just one of the MANY reasons why. Anyway.... I think that letting the monkeys wear whatever they want they learn to be independent. Plus they have awesome style. (well for kids of course, although Gaby does put a little more thought into what she wears.lol!)

We have left the house many times with Monkey wearing plaid short with a striped shirt and flip flops of course. lol! I really couldn't careless what anyone else thinks. To me the only thing that matters is that the monkeys are happy. We have also left the house with both of them wearing costumes. Once they were both in their pirates costume in the middle of spring time. lol! Another time Gaby was Tinkerbell with wings and all. Most people thought it was so cute, because Gaby has the total cuteness package, but occasionally we'd get that judgmental stare. I would just smile and walk right by them. :)

How do you handle your littles ones "style"? :)


Easy Burrito Dinner

I had to write about dinner tonight, because it was so delicious and easy. Plus the kids loved it, which is always good. This is what I had:

1lb of ground beef 97%
1 can of black beans ( no salt added)
1 can of corn (I only used half the can)
2 Very firm roma tomatoes
Fresh cilantro
4 cloves of garlic
Lime juice
1.5 cups of brown rice
2 packets of Sazon Goya (Spanish seasoning)
8 burrito tortillas
Cheddar Cheese

This was not a planned meal. I had ground beef that I was planning on making into hamburgers, but then I didn't feel like having burgers. First I made the brown rice. I just followed the instructions on the bag of brown rice. Also note I made 1.5 cups of uncooked rice which turned out to be too much rice. Next time I'll make half the rice. After the rice was done I put it in a big bowl added about 2 teaspoons of lime juice and cilantro. Yum! At the same time in a different pan I cooked the ground beef with half the garlic and 1 packet of the Sazon Goya. After that was done I put it in a bowl, and used that same pan to heat up the beans with the rest of the garlic and the last packet of Sazon Goya. I then put that in a separate bowl. After I made my own salsa with the tomatoes (chopped small), half a can of corn, cilantro, about a teaspoon of lime juice, salt and pepper. I put the salsa in another bowl. Next I made an assembly line and stuffed the tortillas. Last I placed the burritos on my grill pan (best x-mas gift Jose has given me) just so they could warm up a little, also because I love having grill marks, and a toasty tortilla.



Recently Jose and I decided that we are going to stay in our townhouse. They main reason we wanted to move was because we wanted a better school for Monkey Doodle but 2 weeks ago he got into a new Charter School opening in the fall. We are so excited. Since then we have wanted to improve the house. We've done a lot to it since we have moved here. We've taken all the rug out of the entire house. We put tile floor throughout the first floor and we did laminate floors on the stairs and in the bedrooms.
This past weekend I was looking at Ikea online and I saw some things that I would like for the kitchen. Our townhouse doesn't have enough storage space. My pantry was overflowing and nothing bothers me more than clutter. We got ready and headed to Ikea I found an awesome bookshelf , a wine rack, and a shelf. I needed more counter space too. I had all my small kitchen appliances on the counter and it felt cluttered.
There was a small accident when Jose and I finished building the bookshelf. We were flipping it over to stand it up, it slipped and landed on my toes. It was very painful. I ended up going to an Urgent Care Center where they took x-rays and luckily we found out I had no broken bones, but I did have to wear one of those ugly shoes for 3 days.
Anyway, unfortunately I have no pictures of what the kitchen looked before but trust me you aren't missing much. :0)
This little improvement cost under $140. The bookshelf was $70, the wine rack and the shelf above the bookshelf was about $20 and the green baskets, from Target, were $10 a piece. This improvement has made a big difference in the kitchen, I love it. It almost made me want to sleep in there the first night. :0)