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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Like Father Like Daughter

Think that they look alike? ;) You can click on the collage to make it bigger; it didn't turn out the greatest but at least you can see the pics side by side.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

My Dad is Kinda Famous :)

Click here to read the article featuring my Dad from Sunday's edition of the Minneapolis, Star Tribune. I would just like to say that I was the one that initially convinced him to join Facebook :)

Crock Pot Wednesday

Well it's that time of the week: Marmalade Curry Chicken

  • 5 (6 ounce) boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 (12 ounce) jar orange marmalade
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 pinch ground ginger
  • 1 can coconut milk
  1. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper, and place into a slow cooker. Whisk together the marmalade, chicken stock, curry powder, cayenne pepper, and ground ginger in a bowl. Pour over chicken breasts.
  2. Cover, and cook on High for 3 to 4 hours, or on Low for 5 to 7 hours. Make sure to flip over the chicken breasts once during cooking.
  3. About one hour before serving take out and shred chicken. Place back in the crock pot and stir in the can of coconut milk. Serve over rice.
I was unsure about this recipe at first because I'm not a huge fan of curry and I've never used coconut milk before; however we ended up really enjoying it!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Snapshot Saturday

Evelyn up and ready for the day!
Yesterday Ev woke up from her afternoon nap with quite the hairdo :) It was hard to capture in a photo but it was hilarious!
Funny face!

Have a great Saturday everyone!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Evelyn Grace Borg

Just hanging out in my crib :)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Crock Pot Wednesday!

At the request of Megan Pence this week's recipe is...

Crock Pot Spaghetti

1-2 pounds ground beef, browned and drained
1 T. minced onions
2 t. salt
1 t. garlic powder
1 t. dry mustard
1/2 t. pepper
1 can (16 oz) tomato sauce
6 c. tomato juice
8 oz. spaghetti noodles

*Brown/drain hamburger. Place in crock pot. Add the remaining ingredients except the pasta.
Cook 3-4 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low.
Add 8 oz of uncooked spaghetti 1 hour before serving.
Make sure that you use your large crock pot (5 qt.)

Review from Kyle:
"This recipe made me like spaghetti again! I love it! Especially with cheesy garlic bread!"

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

8 Months!

On Friday Evelyn turned 8 months old! Time continues to fly by and she is bringing us more and more joy everyday. Evie still is showing absolutely no interest in trying to crawl, but we are fine with that....she can take her time :) She does very well with sitting up and really enjoys spending time on the floor playing with her toys. Most days Evelyn will entertain herself for a big chunk of time this way. She is doing much better with solid foods and is now eating three meals a day like a "big girl." Evie has seemed to be teething for the last several months, but as Kyle says, she still has a big 'toothless' grin. I'm just waiting to wake up one morning and see a tooth poking through her gums.
Evelyn imitating her Aunt Bekah's famous head tilt :)

Now for a few updates...
* Last week Grandpa and Grandma Borg came to visit us for a few days! We had a great time with them; it's so fun to see Evelyn interact with them.
* Kyle left this morning for the Gospel Coalition Conference in Chicago. He was able to ride with some guys from seminary so that should be a good time for him. Evie and I already miss him a lot and are looking forward to seeing him on Thursday night.
* Kyle has been pretty busy finishing up his first semester of seminary. I think he has two weeks left....yay the home stretch.
* We are still searching for employment for Kyle, please continue to keep this in your prayers. We greatly appreciate all of your prayers and support.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Crock Pot Wednesday

Black Bean Chili
1 T. Olive Oil
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound ground Turkey (or Hamburger)
3 (15oz) cans black beans, undrained
1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
1 1/2 T. chili powder
1 T. dried oregano
1 T. dried basil
1/2 T. cumin
1 T. balsamic vinegar or red wine vinegar

Heat oil in a large saute pan over medium heat; cook onion and garlic until onions are translucent. Add turkey and cook, stirring until meat is browned. Place mixture in crock pot and add the remaining ingredients. Cook on low several hours until flavors are well blended. Garnish with shredded cheese and sour cream.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

Just sitting outside playing in the grass :)
Sunday afternoon nap on Mom and Dad's bed.
Happy Resurrection Day!

When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written:
"Death is swallowed up in victory.”
“O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?”
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. ~ 1 Corinthians 15:54 ~58

Friday, April 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Kyle!

26 years ago today, my wonderful husband entered the world. I'm so thankful that he was born and that the Lord saw fit that I should be Kyle's wife. He is a terrific Daddy to Evie and I could not ask for a better husband. I am incredibly blessed! Kyle I love you very very much!

Mom and Evie's Photo Shoot :)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Crock Pot Wednesday!

Alright it's Crock Pot Wednesday! This is actually one of my Mom's recipes; it is super easy and very tasty. I think that Kyle would eat this everyday if he could.

Crock Pot Chicken
1-2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 can cream of chicken soup (fat free works)
6 oz cream cheese (fat free works here too)
1 packet dry Italian Dressing mix
1/4 c. cooking sherry

Place chicken breasts and Italian dressing mix in the crock pot and cook on low for 6-8 hours (or on high 2-4) About an hour before eating, shred chicken and return to crock pot. In a small saucepan combine cream cheese, soup and sherry. Heat until incorporated, then mix in with the chicken in crock pot. When chicken mixture is heated through serve over rice and enjoy!

Review from Kyle"
"Mmmmm, Mmmmmm"

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Crock Pot Wednesday?

So as most of you probably know I LOVE my crock pot. I love recipes that use it and I am constantly looking for new recipes to add to my rotation. I've decided to share a crock pot recipe every Wednesday on my blog...hence "Crock Pot Wednesday." This week's recipe is:

Zesty Slow Cooker Chicken Barbecue
4 frozen chicken breast halves
1 (12 oz) bottle of BBQ sauce (Name brand works best...Jack Daniel's, Sweet Baby Ray's, etc.)
1/2 c. Italian Dressing
1/4 c. brown sugar
2 T. Worchestershire Sauce
1 lg. onion, sliced
  1. Place chicken in a slow cooker. Slice onion and add in with chicken. In a bowl, mix the barbecue sauce, Italian salad dressing, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce. Pour over the chicken.
  2. Cover, and cook 3 to 4 hours on High or 6 to 8 hours on Low.
  3. About one hour before eating take chicken breasts out and shred meat.
  4. Serve as a topping for baked potatos with sharp cheddar shredded cheese and sour cream. You can also serve as an open faced sandwich using a thick slice of sourdough bread and topping with a slice of melted american cheese.

Review from Kyle:
"This is a veritable taste explosion in the mouth! It even makes great leftovers."

Evie Stats

This morning Evelyn had a health evaluation for WIC. She currently weighs 18 pounds 2 ounces, and she is 22 1/2 inches long. That puts her at the 60th percentile for weight and 50th for height. Pretty average :) My Mom tells me that she is much smaller than I was (or any of my siblings for that matter) was her age. Hopefully that means she has more of the average sized Borg genes rather than the huge Aase genes. Either way we will love :)