The blizzard continues so when I needed to make lunch for the kids
and myself yesterday I decided to make
a homemade mac+cheese.
I found a recipe on Pinterest but I modified it for what we had
and for our tastes.
Here's how I made it::
8 ounces pasta (any kind will work)
pinch of salt
4 tbsp butter
3 large eggs
1 cup whole milk
3 cups x-tra sharp cheddar cheese
1 tsp flour
1/2 carton Mushrooms (or any vegetable or even chicken)
1 tsp Garlic seasoning
Cook the pasta according to the directions on the box
(and don't forget to salt your water it's the only time you get to season your pasta)
While that's cooking grate the cheese.
Once the pasta is finished cooking
(save a little cooking liquid)
and strain it
add 3 tablespoons of the butter to the pasta
and mix until it's completely melted
and covers all the pasta.
In a small sauce pan on medium heat add the milk, eggs, cheese and flour
and whisk until the cheese is melted
and the sauce is smooth
and has thickened.
Add your noodles to your sauce and mix... mix... mix!
In a pan sauté your mushrooms in the remaining tablespoon of butter
and garlic seasoning until golden brown.
I dished up the kids then added the mushrooms because both my kids hate them
but I wanted a way to cut down on the carbs
and add some veggies to mine
I thought I'd share my recipe for snow cream today since we are having a blizzard here in Oregon which NEVER EVER happens so it's a big deal!
Here is how I made it for my kiddos + Husband::
1 cup fat free milk
1/3 cup sugar
3/4 of tsp of vanilla
pinch of salt
6 cups of snow packed (approximately)
Mix the milk, sugar, vanilla + salt in a bowl
and place in the freezer.
Go grab your snow
(I recommend letting your mixture sit in the freezer for a little while...
so this is a great time to take the kiddos out and play!)
Grab your mixture from the freezer
and add the snow.
You can add as much or as little as you want,
I just kept adding until I got the consistency I liked.
Scoop and add your sprinkles
|My before 1/1/14|
I am back on track with my weight loss journey.
I started back into it on January 1
and have been keeping pretty steady at eating healthy
and working out on a regular basis.
As you know I've been doing a few fitness related giveaways to help kickstart me into
really working my booty off in the gym.
|family walk to the park|
James and I joined a gym at the beginning of this month
and I have been to a couple of Xtend Barre classes which are so much fun.
We've also been on a few family walks when it's been warm/nice enough outside.
I plan on continuing to go to the gym regularly
and going to Barre classes occasionally.
I am also still on Weight Watchers
and I have been sticking to it pretty well.
Which has always been difficult for me in the past...
so I am pretty proud of myself right now.
I also went and got a bunch of brand new adorable workout gear.
I wanted cute clothes to keep me motivated in going to work out in.
I knew that if I had some cute gear I'd be more likely to go so I could wear them
and they wouldn't be a waste of money.
Wish me luck and I hope you'll stick around to see as I make progress
and change and lose weight!
and I love their socks!
I love how empowering they are for women
and hello they're adorable.
She has so many cute sayings and designs and colors.
I emailed her and asked if she'd like to do a giveaway on my blog for some socks
and she agreed to it excitedly!
I am super pumped about this giveaway.
I love how they all have the rubber grips on the bottom so you can use them without shoes
for yoga, pilates or barre!
Plus with the motivating sayings on your toes how are you not going to
Train Insane or be #Strong + #Fierce or Get it Right + Get it Tight or PUSH PUSH?!
Hello perfect for giving birth in those push ones!
Mandy sent me two pairs of socks to giveaway to my readers!
So there will be TWO winners...
It's coming to Portland on February 15 + 16
and we cannot wait!
James took Zane to this last year
and he loved it so when I was contacted to get ticket for the show this year
I knew I had to take them.
An Ironman monster truck?!
Zane saw this picture and freaked out.
He is obsessed with Ironman, Captain America or anything Avengers.
So the fact that there is an Ironman monster truck makes him that much more excited about going this year.
On Saturday, February 15th you can go early to the Party in the Pits which
allows you to meet the drivers
and look at the trucks up close and personal.
The party starts at 11:00am and the actual show starts at 2:00pm.
On Sunday, February 16th they only have the show at 2:00pm
so if you want to see al the trucks then you need to go on Saturday!
You can bet Zane will be going to see the Ironman truck and freaking out about it!
Hope to see you there also :)