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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Weekly Menu: December 7 - December 14

Tuesday: Crock Pot Chicken, Brown Rice and Caesar Salad

Wednesday: Blue Cheese Crusted Steak. Baked Potatoes and Spinach Salad

Thursday: Sweet and Sour Meatballs, Brown Rice and Spinach Salad

Friday: Chicken and Broccoli Casserole, Spinach Salad and Applesauce

Saturday: Pepperoni and Pineapple Pizza, Salad

Sunday: Crock Pot Sloppy Joes and Baked French Fries

Monday: Corn Chowder with Chilies in Crusty Bread Bowls

Tuesday: Thai Chicken Fettuccine, Garlic Bread and Salad

Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving Weekend Photos

Boppa with his two youngest grandsons :)
Wow do they look similar???
Our pretty Thanksgiving table. It was great to all be together again!
Ellathea (11 months). What a cutie!
Judah (7 months)
Grandma reading to Ev (27 months) and Benj (30 months)
Michael and Matt
Isaiah (4 months)

These two have WAY too much fun together. They are best buds :)
Evie wanted me to take a pic of her upside it is!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Weekly Menu: November 25-December 5

Thursday: Cottage Cheese Chicken Enchiladas, chips and salad

Friday: Contributing Mashed Potatoes, Dinner Rolls and Cranberry Sauce to our family Thanksgiving Meal

Saturday: Breakfast - Turkey Bacon Cheese Frittata
Lunch - Thanksgiving Leftovers
Dinner - @Michael & Rachel's; bringing a Tamale Pie

Sunday: Breakfast - Healthy Pumpkin Muffins and fruit
Dinner - @Michael & Rachel's/Leftovers

Monday: Breakfast - Baked Apple Oatmeal
Dinner - Leftovers

Tuesday: Homemade Pizza and Salad

Wednesday: BBQ Chicken Sandwiches and Baked French Fries

Thursday: Mexican White Chili and Whole Grain Cornbread

Friday: White Chicken Lasagna, Garlic Bread and Salad

Saturday: Three Cheese Enchiladas and Salad

Sunday: Chicken and Rice Soup, Bread and Salad

Friday, November 5, 2010

Weekly Menu: November 8 - November 14

Monday: Mexican White Chili and Whole Grain Cornbread

Tuesday: Sour Cream Chicken, Brown Rice and Steamed Broccoli

Wednesday: Chipotle-Like Burritos, Spinach Salad, Fruit

Thursday:Pizza, Applesauce and Salad

Friday: Caramelized Baked Chicken Wings, Brown Rice and Salad

Saturday: The kids and I are leaving for MN (Kyle has freezer food :) )

Sunday: In MN

Friday, October 29, 2010

Weekly Menu: November 1-7

Monday: BBQ Chicken Sandwiches, Baked Fries and Spinach Salad

Tuesday: Beef and Broccoli with Brown Rice and Fruit

Wednesday: Chicken Alfredo, Garlic French Bread and Spinach Salad (didn't get to this last week)

Thursday: Pizza, Applesauce and Spinach Salad

Friday: Puerto Rican Chicken and Cuban Black Beans and Rice

Saturday: Ginger Soy Turkey Roast, Mashed Potatoes and Spinach Salad

Sunday: Mexican White Chili and Whole Grain Cornbread

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

October 25, 2010

Judah after his bath tonight; kind of an intense look, but SUPER cute :)


So I think it's time for Mary to come inside for the winter for a few reasons.
1- Kyle saw a mouse last night; yuck!
2- I think I'm feeding all of the neighborhood cats currently by feeding her outside.
3- I don't want her to freeze to death.

Does anyone in the GR area know of a place to get discounted vet services/vaccines??? The Humane Society has discounted their low income vaccines due to lack of funding :(

Saturday, October 23, 2010

A New Favorite Recipe: Slow Cooker Tamale Pie

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with mild green chilies, undrained
  • 1 can (11 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can (10 ounces) enchilada sauce
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 package (8-1/2 ounces) corn bread/muffin mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • Sour cream and additional minced fresh cilantro, optional


  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the cumin, salt, chili powder and pepper. Transfer to a 4-qt. slow cooker; stir in the beans, tomatoes, corn, enchilada sauce, onions and cilantro. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until heated through.
  • In a small bowl, combine muffin mix and eggs; spoon over meat mixture. Cover and cook 1 hour longer or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Sprinkle with cheese; cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Serve with sour cream and additional cilantro if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
I discovered this recipe in the latest Taste of Home magazine and it is great! We all loved it and it was super easy to prepare. It's the kind of recipe that you can change up to fit your tastes. I omitted the diced tomatoes because Kyle doesn't like tomato chunks. I've also made it with chicken instead of hamburger and it was yummy that way too :) Enjoy!

These photos warm my heart...

Evie came up to me when I was feeding Judah and said, "Evie hold Judah!"
Sibs :)

Judah was a very good sport considering most of the formula went down his neck rather than into his tummy.

Poppy Seed Salad Dressing

This is the recipe for one of our favorite salad dressings. Spinach has been very reasonably priced lately and we have been having lots of salads with our meals. One of our favorite combinations are spinach, crumbled bleu cheese, craisins and toasted walnuts with this dressing. But really you can just throw together whatever you have laying around :)

Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing:
- 1/3 c. white sugar
- 2/3 c. whole milk plain yogurt*
- 1 T. poppy seeds
- 3 T. red wine vinegar

* The original recipe called for 1/3 cup of mayo and 1/4 cup of milk. We like it better with the yogurt; plus it makes it a tad healthier :) Either way is tasty though!

Weekly Menu: October 25 - October 31

Monday: Thai Peanut Pork (leftovers from freezer) over Rice, Corn, Applesauce

Tuesday: Wet Burritos, Chips and Spinach Salad

Wednesday: Turkey Pepperoni and Pineapple Pizza, Applesauce, Spinach Salad

Thursday: Apple Harvest Chicken Salad and Dinner Rolls

Friday: Chicken Alfredo, Garlic French Bread and Spinach Salad

Saturday: Dinner at Michael & Rachel's

Sunday: Pizza Soup and Spinach Salad

Monday, October 18, 2010

Is the Pill Abortive?

Is the pill abortive? If we believe that life begins at conception, then Randy Alcorn says yes. This is something that Christians need to seriously consider. Unfortunately, many young couples see the pill as a valid form of birth control, all the while ignoring the fact they may be destroying a human being created in the image of God. I'm not sure this is a closed case--the medical community seems split. Needless to say, the medical community's inability to decisively determine how the pill works ought to caution Christians against using it.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Weekly Menu: October 18 - October 24

Monday: Pizza and Salad

Tuesday: Beef and Black Bean Tacos, Skillet Corn and Salad

Wednesday: Asian Chicken Salad Wraps, Baked French Fries and Applesauce

Thursday: Chicken Chimichangas, Refried beans and Salad

Friday: Slow Cooker Tamale Pie and Salad

Saturday: Caramel Apple Pork Chops, Butternut Squash and Dinner Rolls

Sunday: Corn Chowder with Chilies, Homemade Bread

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

October 12, 2010

I pinned her down and told her to show me her happy face :)
Then I stood up and found this little girl hanging on my leg saying, "more more Mommy!!"

Friday, October 8, 2010

Weekly Menu: October 11-October 17

Monday: 3 Bean Soup and Crusty Bread

Tuesday: Mexican Flatbread Pizzas and Salad

Wednesday: Blue Cheese Burgers, Homemade Fries and Salad

Thursday: Creamy Swiss Chicken, Rice and Steamed Broccoli

Friday: Calzones and Salad

Saturday: Bean and Cheese Enchiladas, Salad, Chips

Sunday: Acorn Squash Soup, Crusty Bread and Apple Slices

Judah's 6 Month Photos

What a cute little man!
Grandpa & Grandma Borg, this is the pose I got for you in an 8x10.
There will also be wallets of this pose for other family members :)
Grandpa & Grandma Aase this is the pose for your 5x7
I love him!

Wallets of this one...

Thursday, October 7, 2010

October 7, 2010

Now that he can sit unassisted, Judah LOVES to spend time in the pack n play.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

October 6, 2010

I took Judah downstairs with me while on was on the treadmill and he fell asleep in his walker. What a little cutie :)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

October 5, 2010

Getting ready to head out on our weekly walk to the library. It's only about a mile from our house; Evie really enjoys picking out new books to read each week :)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Weekly Menu: October 4 - October 10

Monday: Spicy Peach-Glazed Pork Chops, Brown Rice and Skillet Corn

Tuesday: Pepperoni and Pineapple Pizza, Salad

Wednesday: Sloppy Joes, Baked French Fries, Salad

Thursday: White Chicken Spaghetti Pie, Garlic Bread, Salad

Friday: Loaded Pinto Beans, Chips and Salad

Saturday: Acorn Squash Soup, Crusty Bread, and Salad

Sunday: In Metamora

Thursday, September 30, 2010

September 30, 2010

Well I didn't take any photos today but here is another one from yesterday :)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

September 29, 2010

The little mister is currently teething and his hands are often in his mouth :)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Bekah is Leaving Tomorrow..

So my sister Bekah has been staying with us since August 22 and she is going home tomorrow :( It has been a great visit! She is soooooo much help around the house and with the kids. It may take a little while to adjust to being just the four of us again. We are very thankful that Bek has been able to stay with us for this extended period of time. Even though we knew that it had to end sometime, I'm sure that there will be tears shed at the Borg household tomorrow at 7:00 am. Love you Bek!

September 28, 2010

Photo of the day returns!!
Grandma Borg brought this toy stove for Evie, along with some play food and dishes when she came to visit. The stove was made by Evie's great grandpa and her Grandma played with it when she was just a little older than Evie. Grandma and Evie had a good time "cooking" together this weekend :)

Monday, September 27, 2010

Menu Monday: September 27-October 3

Monday: Chicken Enchiladas, Refried Beans and Tortilla Chips

Tuesday: Out with Grandparents

Wednesday: Thai Pork on Brown Rice, Salad

Thursday: BBQ Beef Sandwiches (using leftover roast), Baked French Fries

Friday: Spinach Feta Risotto, Squash and Apples

Saturday: Chicken-Bacon Melts, Salad

Sunday: Three Bean Soup and Homemade Wheat Bread

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Menu Time!: September 20 - September 28

Monday: Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Kentucky Tomato Soup and Salad.

Tuesday: Chicken Alfredo Pizza and Salad

Wednesday: Cheesy Potato Wild Rice Soup, Salad and Fresh Dinner Rolls

Thursday: Enchilada Meatballs, Brown Rice, Salad

Friday: Spicy-Peach Glazed Pork Chops, Baked Potatoes, Salad

Saturday: Apple Harvest Chicken Salad, Dinner Rolls

Sunday: Beef Roast, Garlicky Butternut Squash, Salad

Monday: Chicken Enchiladas, Refried Beans and Chips

Tuesday: Thai Pork with Peanut Sauce on Rice, Corn

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Weekly Menu: September 13-19

Monday: Homemade Pizza, Garlicky Baked Butternut Squash, Steamed Broccoli

Tuesday: Dinner out in celebration of Bekah's 20th birthday!

Wednesday: Dinner with the Michael Borg Family :)

Thursday: Island Bird: Pineapple-Rum Chicken with Brown Rice and Salad

Friday: Blue Cheese Crusted Steak, Baked Potatoes, Salad

Saturday:BBQ Chicken on Wheat Sandwich Buns with Homemade Baked French Fries

Sunday: Cheese and Potato Wild Rice Soup with Sweet Dinner Rolls

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Judah - 5 Months

Today Judah is five months old! He loves to roll around on the floor and play toys with Evie. A couple of weeks ago Judah made the transition to sleeping in his crib in the room he shares with Evelyn. It is going surprisingly well! They don't seem to wake each other up which is great. Judah is my little morning guy. Most days he is up around 6:00 am and then goes down for his morning nap around 8:30 am just when Evie is getting up for the day :) Although many days it is a struggle for me to wake up that early, I've been enjoying the one-on-one time that I get with each of the kids with this schedule. Judah weighs in at 18 1/2 pounds at five months old. I'm contemplating starting him on cereal soon but we will see :) We love our baby man!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

September 8, 2010

Getting ready to go for a walk :)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

September 7, 2010

We are babysitting the cousins tonight so that Michael and Rachel can have a date!
(L to R Ellathea (9 months), Evelyn (24 months), Benjamin (27 months), Judah (5 months))
We are only missing cousin Isaiah (7 weeks).

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Weekly Menu: September 6 - September 12

Monday: Shepherd's Pie, Baked Apples and Salad

Tuesday: Bean & Cheese Enchiladas, Tortilla Chips, Salad

Wednesday: Apple Harvest Chicken Salad, Sweet Dinner Rolls

Thursday: Artichoke Chicken over Egg Noodles, Salad

Friday: Pizza, Garlic Baked Butternut Squash

Saturday: Mexican White Chili, Homemade Bread, Salad

Sunday: We will be in Metamora, MI (Kyle preaching)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Weekly Menu: August 30-September 5

Monday: Burgers on fresh wheat buns with homemade french fries and salad.

Tuesday: Creamy Crock Pot Chicken over rice with sweet corn.

Wednesday: Pork Roast, baked potatoes and salad.

Thursday: Homemade Turkey Pepperoni and Pineapple Pizza with salad.

Friday: Enchilada Meatballs, rice and salad.

Saturday: Chicken Cordon Bleu over egg noodles with steamed carrots & broccoli.

Sunday: Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup with cornbread.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Evie is 2!!

The day before Evie's birthday we traveled to Madison, WI (on our way to MN for Jake's wedding) and spent the night in a hotel. We had a fun family night swimming and hanging out in our room.
Evie LOVED to splash with Daddy!
We had a family birthday party for Evie at Grandpa and Grandma Aase's house in Austin. It was a lot of fun to celebrate with extended family!
Kyle and I made this barnyard cake for Ev. We had a ton of fun with it!
It was a party complete with party hats and noise makers :)
Daddy bought Evie balloons for her birthday!

We are so thankful for our little girl! She is saying more and more words everyday and is making new connections all the time. We love her so much! There is never a boring moment when Ev is around :) We praise the Lord for the life he has granted Evelyn!