This blog was started in 2008 when we did IVF for the first time to build our family after 5 1/2 years of infertility. We now have 9 and 3 year old boys (thanks to modern medicine) and we are enjoying our blessed life as parents ♥ In the summer of 2016 we took another huge step and moved across the country from Oklahoma to New York! This blog is about life and everything in between

Sunday, August 19, 2012

A New Recipe and Some Crafting

You may (or may not) have been wondering where I have been for the last couple of weeks....well last week I put in 62 hours at work so there was no fun time for me---until payday that is :) This week I had some down time finally and had lots of things waiting for me at home to do. I also had a strange bug that lasted about 4 days, but thankfully it is gone now and I am back to normal!

Today I made a meatless southwestern lunch with an inspiration from Pinterest--homemade nacho cheese sauce! The original recipe is HERE but I adapted it to my liking.

Here is what I used:

4oz cheddar brick
4oz pepper jack brick
can of evap milk
pinch salt
can Rotel
tbs of cornstarch

In a saucepan on low heat, I cut the cheese (no pun intended) into small chunks then stirred in the cornstarch. I added maybe 1/4 of the can of milk and stirred everything well. The cheese melted pretty quickly. Drain the Rotel well then add. Add more milk for desired consistency. I did end up adding more cheese than just half the brick, maybe 3/4 brick of each. Stir frequently and don't let it burn!

I served mine over chips with a quinoa dish I made up. The quinoa was cooked with chicken broth and a bit of taco seasoning, then I added some black beans, kidney beans, and corn.

I had several orders for crafty things that I needed to get done this week on my days off, and here is some of it:

A pregnant friend requested a set of tractor burp cloths for her little boy. While I was out looking for tractor flannel I ended up finding two new robot fabrics! I picked up a little of each and added them to my pile at home of things to make for Brad's soon-to-be robot room.

Speaking of Brad, he got out of his crib in the morning earlier this week and greeted us in bed. I have known that he could get out, but was hoping that he wouldn't. He hasn't done it again since, but I'm sure if his desire for freedom was strong enough he would do it in a heartbeat. Nick and I have been talking about things we will need to do after we convert his crib to a toddler bed. Ideas include:
1. Turn his nightlight off so he isn't tempted to roam around his room and play
2. Put a baby gate either at the stairs or at his door
3. Install a guard of some sort so he doesn't roll out of bed

That's about all we have so far. I am hoping that when we finally do transition him it will go smoothly and we won't have many late night rendezvous!



  1. I saw a great idea for a roll guard! Pool toy under his fitted sheet! Your food looks supper yummy!! We ate vegetarian today too- black bean mango salad!

  2. That cheese dip looks great! By the way, I remember when Emmaly first got out of her crib to greet me in bed. It was really strange, lol. We ended up putting a baby gate at her door, but she soon learned to use her potty chair that was next to her bed to climb over it. LOL. Good luck!


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