Sunday, February 22, 2009

I really don't like it when Dustin leaves...

His annual ski trip with his dad... I love that they have this time together, but I hate it when he is away. I'm lonely and it is soooo difficult to sleep. End of thought...

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Pork Tenderloin with Creamy Herb Sauce

I found this recipe on (my favorite online cookbook), and it was simply delicious! I did use milk instead of cream, and chicken broth instead of wine: and I doubled both of those for more sauce. I also added some onion sauted with the carrots. Enjoy!

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup minced carrots
1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin medallions
2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
2/3 cup light cream
1/4 cup dry white wine

Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook carrots in oil for 5 minutes, stirring often. Add pork, and cook until lightly browned. Remove only pork, and keep warm.
In the skillet, stir together flour, basil, parsley, pepper, and beef granules. Whisk in light cream, stirring until thick. Stir in wine. Return pork to pan, reduce heat to low, and cover. Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

It was a lazy day... I love those... don't get enough of them :) I finished putting Lily's crib together yesterday and she wanted to sleep in her new room last night. So I hesitantly decided that it was okay. Of course she had a major melt down and freaked out as Dustin and I were heading out the door on a date. So we let her stay downstairs with Dad and Linda, thinking she would go to bed shortly... we got home at 11:30 and there was Lily, awake on the couch and Derrick passed out on Linda. At least they both went to bed immediately. Lily also gave me a run for my money tonight at bed time... it was a long arduous process, but I won, eventually, and she was asleep by 9. Not too bad when you consider that Lily is still pretty introverted and hates change. I figure we can have Derrick out of our room in 2 weeks, YEAH!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Lily's new room

The furniture is being delivered today for Lily's new "big girl" room... although we are still keeping her in a crib because she likes it. I will post pics later. She also knows I am typing right now and she wants me to type about the granola bar she is eating for snack :) TOO CUTE!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A good day

Today is my birthday... and instead of focusing on that fact that I'm now in my mid thirties, I'm going to focus on the love I have for my family! Lily woke up and told me Happy Birthday, but then of course immeadiately said "I want to see what's inside (the presents)". Then she sang me the birthday song. I cherish that sweet girl! And Derrick was in quite a good mood too! Lily and I had our first real tea party, with applejuice and elmo crackers. It was a good day.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Everyone's doing it, right?

Okay now... I guess I have to jump on the "blog wagon"... I have to admit that I have had this blog for a couple of years now... I just never did anything with it. I'm not sure how good at it I will be, or how often I will update it, but here goes nothing!!! :)