October 11, 2012


It is no secret, I heart soup. Poor Mister has lived through trial-and-error and nothing but soup for a week at a time in the middle of summer, but I can't help it. Since it's finally not crazy hot here anymore, I can get away with making some! I shall begin with Chicken Tortellini Soup, or Chicken and "Fancy Noodles," as Big Little would say. Plus, it gave me a chance to break in my shiny, new crock pot!

Here's what you need:

Chicken breasts
Medium yellow onion
Chicken broth - 4 Quarts
Italian Seasoning - 2 tsp.
Bay leaf
Chicken bouillon

All you have to do is throw everything except the tortellini in the crock pot and let cook for 6-8 hours on low, until the chicken is tender and the veggies are cooked to your liking. About 1 hour before your soup is done, add in your pasta, and continue cooking until it's done.

**Since I hate chicken fat more than frog legs, I cooked my chicken breasts in the oven for 20 minutes with a little olive oil, salt, & pepper. Then I shredded the chicken after cutting off the fat, and added the chicken when I added the tortellini. I am no Paula Deen or Pioneer Woman; I just hate nasty fat floaties in my soup.

Punkin Pickin'

We went with Grandma & Papa to get the boys' first pumpkins. There's a super cool farm nearby where Caden got to play and ride tractors.

Stay tuned for the pumpkin carving pics!

I'm Still Here!

Ho. Ly. Cow. It's been almost a YEAR! Sorry, Mom. Not a lot has happened, just a few big things:

After about 6 months of unemployment, Mister got a new j-o-b! He's a keeper, this one.
On Easter, this little mister graced us with his presence:
Ryker Jackson
Here's what he looks like now that he's 6 months old:

Big brother turned 2 in June.
Aaaand they're pretty awesome.

No big deal.