Friday, March 23, 2012

Friday's Food: Potato Wedges

Yummy! Yummy! Easy! Yummy!

Serves 4

4 medium potatoes, cut into large wedges
1 Tb. olive oil
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/8 tsp. garlic salt

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Place cut potatoes in a large bowl, sprinkle with oil, pepper, and salt. With hands, toss gently to combine.
Arrange seasoned potatoes in single layer on greased baking sheet.
Bake 10-15 minutes, then turn potatoes with spatula and bake another 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve with ketchup or other desired dipping sauce.

Thanks Katrina! 
(I stole this recipe from her here and my son asks for it EVERY day...he's extra happy on the days I cater to his craving. Healthier than french fries, but loved just as much!)

Friday, March 16, 2012

Friday Favorite: Snack Feeder

This is made by KidCo, Inc. 
It's called the Healthy Snack Feeder.

It's dishwasher safe, yes, even the little bags.
(You can buy a pack of bags seperately so you don't have a billion handles hanging around the house and can just switch our the bags for clean ones.)

You can put whole grapes in it, or carrot sticks, or peas, or apple slices, or frozen foods for teething time, or ......... you get the idea. 

Closes securely.

Reduces choking hazards because they only get the stuff they've mushed through the netting.

***Great for teething time-- they can gnaw on something that'll give 'em a little nutrition too.

I LOVE this.  If you have a little one, I highly suggest it.  I've seen different ones made my different companies and personally love this one best though others do the same basic thing. 

I bought it here: Cotton Babies I like that it's free shipping no matter the size of order.
(for some reason they don't sell the bag packs anymore though...hmmm...)
Kidco Products are also sold at MANY local and online stores...check out their website

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wednesday's Word

usually end with the

I have this quote in my laundry room.  I like it.  Lots!

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Wednesday's WORD & WONDER


If you didn't hear this story that emerged from the recent tornado outbreak in the east, I thought I'd post it here.  When I told my husband he actually suggested that I post truly, the idea was his first.  This mother, Stephanie Decker, lost both her legs in the tornado but saved her two children ages 5 and 8.  They were unharmed.  I can't imagine the whole situation, but she was determined to protect her children and to not leave them without a mother. 
The love of a mother can do ANYTHING!

Indiana Mom loses legs saving kids from Tornado 
(This link is to KSL, a Utah based news station)

Monday, March 05, 2012


Yesterday I found a baby spider in my kitchen.  Of course I squished it.  My son saw.  He was devastated that I would kill one of his beloved insects.  He said, "Mommy, you should have let it hunt for it's food."  I explained to him that the spider was in my house and I didn't want it creeping and crawling around my home.  A few minutes later he came up to me with a diplomatic solution, "Mommy, you should have let it get it's food and THEN killed it!" 

~Amy (me), Mother of two

Friday, March 02, 2012

Friday Food: Doggie Boats


*Hot Dogs
*Mashed Potatoes
*Grated Cheddar Cheese
*toothpicks and paper to make sails

1.  Lightly grease cookie sheet and preheat oven to 350 degrees
2.  Slice each hotdog length-wise, almost cutting into two seperate pieces
3.  Spread hotdogs flat on cookie sheet, flat (cut) side up.
4.  Top with mashed potatoes (great way to use those leftovers.)
5.  Sprinkle grated cheese on top
6.  Bake in oven for about 15-20 minutes or until heated through and cheese melts
7.  While baking, make sails by cutting triangles out of paper and taping to toothpicks
8.  After baking, place one sail in each "boat" and serve with ketchup if desired.

*Note... I used cheesey garlic mashed potatoes so they melted over the sides, but it was still tasty.  Try different kinds of potatoes.  Also, be careful with the pointy toothpicks with young children. 

My son loves these!!!