Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sickies and Snuggles

I'm sure that everyone else is dealing with the random illness that is going around.  Right now we've been battling colds in this house for about a month.  As much as I hate it when my kids are sick, there is one thing that I love... the snuggle time.

Snuggling with sweet baby boy.
And with my sweet big boy.

Here's hoping that you and your kids stay well during this season.  

If anyone does get sick... enjoy the snuggles!


Monday, November 7, 2011

Fancy Hot Dogs?

Have you ever had one of those days where you have several things you can make for dinner, but they all take too long or you didn't get around to cleaning your crockpot from yesterday?  These are the days that I love Google.  I had half of a package of turkey hot dogs in the freezer and wanted to use them up in an interesting way.  So, I googled "recipes with hotdogs."  Several things came up, but Fancy Hot Dogs Recipe stuck out.  So, I made it for dinner.  I think it took me 15 minutes total.

Since I always forget to take pictures when I'm cooking... here's the picture from Simply Recipes.  Mine, of course, didn't look as pretty and perfect.

I adapted it a little bit because of what I had on hand.  This is the recipe for how I made it...
1 Tbsp butter
5 turkey hot dogs, sliced into 1/4 inch thick slices
1 red onion
1/2 cup pureed low fat cottage cheese
1/4 cup non-fat plain yogurt
1/4 cup pureed acorn squash
Dash of garlic powder
Sprinkle of dried parsley

Why not use sour cream like the recipe calls for?  Well, I don't buy it.  We puree cottage cheese or use plain yogurt.  It's healthier and the boys love it!  Plus, cottage cheese gives a really creamy and cheesy texture/flavor to any dish you put it in.  I added the squash because I try to get in vegetables wherever I can.

Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!