Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Finding Nemo Dinner

Tonight's dinner was themed to Finding Nemo!  

For dinner we had Pasta Shell Salad, Fish Are Friends, Not Food Chicken Strips, Nemo Crackers, Crush's Orange Crush Soda, and Sea Turtle Treats!

Pasta Shell Salad

8oz of pasta shells, made according to packaging
1/4 cup of diced red bell pepper
1/4 cup of chopped carrots
1/8 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon of chives
1/2 cup of Italian Salad Dressing
1/8 teaspoon of salt
1/8 teaspoon of ground pepper

Fish are Friends, Not Food Chicken Strips
Frozen chicken strips made according to packaging

Nemo Crackers (goldfish!)

Crush's Orange Crush

Sea Turtle Treat 
I had a lot of fun making these!
To make I used gum drops, sour apple circle gummies, mini chocolate chips, and white sparkling

It was a fun dinner!  Baby Pip was pretty unsure of the Pasta salad and basically any type of protein… hoping that when this kid is born, they won't be as picky… fingers crossed!

For posts like this, check out our Little Mermaid, Toy Story 2, and Cars dinner.

Monday, September 7, 2015

James and The Giant Peach Dinner

For Labor Day we have a very special announcement!  We are expecting a baby and are 13 and a half weeks pregnant!!  The baby is currently the size of a peach so we watched James and the Giant Peach!

We had a delicious dinner!  We had a New York Strip Steak, The Old Man's Magic Crocodile Tongues, Ladybug Tomatoes, Peach Punch, and James' Peachy Dessert.

New York Strip Steak
Tim seasoned the steak with some Lawry's seasoning salt, garlic powder, and pepper.  He cooked it in some butter and vegetable oil on Medium high heat for three minutes on each side.

The Old Man's Magic Crocodile Tongues
Rotini pasta cooked to package directions with Pesto sauce 

Ladybug Tomatoes
Tomatoes and Olives cut up.  Super easy and cute!

Peach Punch
We bought at the store.  You could add rum…. I obviously did not as I have been sober for three months! 

James' Peachy Dessert

One peach, halved and pitted
Mascarpone Cheese

1. Scoop pit remains out of halved peach
2. Place peach with inside face down on a medium heat skillet
3. Leave on for about three minutes until starting to brown
4. Remove from skillet and scoop Mascarpone cheese into the hole where the pit used to be
5. Drizzle with honey and serve warm

This has been an excellent pregnancy snack!

We had a fabulous dinner!  

Coming Soon: Baby Pip in March, 2016

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Grease Dinner

As Tim is getting back into the school schedule, we decided to a watch a classic back to school movie, Grease!  

For dinner we had The Frosty Palace's Polar Burger with Everything and a Cherry Coke, Frenchie's French Fries, Rizzo's Bun in the Oven, The Shake Shack's Chocolate Milkshake with Marty's Maraschino Cherries, and Jan's Twinkies with Dessert Wine.  YUM!!!

The Frosty Palace's Polar Burger with Everything

Meat Patties
Ciabatta Bread
Cheddar Cheese

Tim cooked the beef patties and bacon until done.  Tim put the Ciabatta bread in the oven buttered until browned.  Assemble your burger to your preference!  

Frenchie's French Fries
We baked some frozen french fries according to package directions

Rizzo's Bun in the Oven
Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

The Shake Shack's Chocolate Milkshake with Marty's Maraschino Cherries
1 pint of Ice Cream
1 cup of Milk
5-6 Maraschino Cherries

Blend up until desired consistency

And Cherry Coke to drink

Jan's Twinkies and Dessert Wine

Such a fun dinner!  Also, quite carb-o-licious!  We'll try to add in some fruit and veggies next time!  But high school kids don't eat well…. so it works!!