Sunday funday/Sunday lazy day

Literally didn’t know if it was Wednesday, Friday or Sunday today. Had to stop and think about what day it actually was. No lie. It’s Sunday. I literally feel like a crazy person 80% of the time. No scratch that. 90%.

It has been Netflix allllllll day round here. Straight veggin out the entire day.


We were under the influence of drugs

Oh and holding Ella all day. Yeah, she is still obsessed with me. No relaxation time ever. Nevvvaaaaa.


Oh well the good news is I’m also obsessed with her so we’re good.

So on the tube lately in the hogan house – 📺

11.22.63 on Hulu with James Franco. Amazing!! We loved it! Super good show, based on the novel by Stephen King. James Franco is awesome in it.

Flaked on Netflix with Will Arnett. Kinda weird at first but it hooked us for sure! Loved it!

The Returned on Netflix. Omg hooked. So apparently The Returned was a show on A&E that was adapted from a French tv show with the same story line. The A&E show cancelled after the first season, why I’ll never understand. But the season is on Netflix now and is sooo good. So good that after I finished it I literally tried watching the second season in French to be able to see what was happening. But that didn’t work.

Some tunes I’m digging lately- 🎧

The Revivalist – wish I knew you

Nothing but Thieves- Trip Switch

Foals – Mountain at my gates

Oh and the Italian cooking station on Pandora. Yeah…do yourself a favor and turn that on while you’re cooking one of these recipes. I’m telling you, you instantly transform into an exquisite chef. I listen to it while cooking, cleaning, getting ready, dancing with the girls. It’s a jam station.

Riley runs to me in the kitchen:

Mommy I accidentally peed a little tiny bit in my pants.

“That’s ok baby lets get changed”

“Well actually I peed all the way down my leg.”

“Ok babe it’s alright”

“Ok well it got on the stool and all over the floor.”

“Ok did any pee actually make it to the toilet?”

😬

All while this is also happening:


And please if you would take notice as to where Mark is. 😑🙄

Cool guys. Cool.

How many times a day does a mom vacuum the floor? 3, 6, 27?

Recipe tiiiiime

Sunday morning omelette {my own creation} quite simple though.

Ingredients 

  • 8 eggs
  • 1 cup of baby spinach fresh
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced onions

Directions

Spray pan with non stick spray.

Turn heat to medium low heat

Pour about half the beaten eggs into the skillet and let cook all the way through, I kinda push the edge over and let the rest of uncooked egg run over, to make it all cook. Then I place half of all my ingredients on half of the cooked egg, then flip once over the ingredients, flatten it a little with the spatula and slide on to plate. Then do it all over again for your pal 😎. The ingredients make 2.

(I’m new at omelettes, so yay me)

 

PESTO = BAE right now 😛😛😛

Does BAE mean bacon and eggs?

Well regardless I’m using it in the next like 4 recipes.

This one specifically:

Baked Pesto Chicken {from getinmybelly.com}

Ingredients:

• 1 LB Boneless, Skinless, Chicken Tenders

• 3.5 OZ Basil Pesto

3 Roma tomatos sliced

• 8 OZ Fresh Mozzarella, sliced

• Dash of Salt & black pepper

• Dash of Parmesan cheese, shredded

• Dash of Italian seasoning

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Lightly coat a baking dish with pam.
  3. Place chicken tenders in dish.
  4. Spoon basil pesto on each chicken tender.
  5. Spread to coat top of tenders.
  6. Place tomato slices on top.
  7. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  8. Place slices of mozzarella on top of tomatoes.
  9. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning and parmesan cheese.
  10. Bake for 40 minutes.
  11. Remove from oven.

Also with this dish:

Ratatoulli Boats {this recipe is from buzzfeed.com}

Ingredients:

3 cloves garlic
1 onion
1 eggplant
1 bell pepper
1 yellow squash
1 zucchini
5 tomatoes
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
2 tsp fresh thyme
2 Tbsp. fresh parsley
2 Tbsp. fresh basil

Directions:

1. Pour olive oil in a large pot, over medium-high heat. Sauté garlic and onions briefly, till aromatic. Add eggplant and cook down until softened and brown.

2. Add bell pepper, yellow squash, zucchini, and tomatoes to mixture and reduce to simmer. When the vegetables are softened, season with salt and red pepper flakes. Stir, so the vegetables are well mixed.

3. When the vegetables are cooked through, incorporate thyme, parsley, and basil, then remove from the heat.

4. Cut zucchini in half, lengthwise, then scoop out the insides to form a boat shape. Line the bottom of the boat with sliced mozzarella, then top with the cooked ratatouille. Bake the boat at 400˚F / 200˚C for 15 minutes or until the boat has softened and the tops are starting to brown. Serve immediately and enjoy!

 
  
     SO BEAUTIFUL AND OMG SO DELISH!

Turkey Caprese Meatloaf Cups {this recipe is from buzzfeedfood.com}

Ingredients:

1 large egg
2 pounds ground turkey breast
1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped – I used baby spinach instead
6 ounces fresh mozzarella, shredded
½ teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper, to taste

*I added a tablespoon of my basil pesto to the mix*

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

2. Beat the egg in a large mixing bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and mix everything together with your hands until evenly combined.

3. Grease a 12-cup muffin tin and divide the turkey mixture among the muffin cups, tightly pressing the mixture in. Bake in the preheated oven until the turkey is cooked through, 25 to 30 minutes.

4. Cool the meatloaves completely, then store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Also with this dish:

Fresh sautéed veggies {this recipe is my own creation}

I used 1 squash, 1 zucchini, half of a red onion, 1 cup of fresh mushrooms, 1 clove garlic, 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt, pepper, dash of lemon pepper, dash of lawrys seasoning salt. – sautee all of ingredients in skillet until veggies are tender. and serve 🙂


Mozzarella spinach and pesto stuffed chicken breast {this recipe is my own creation}
Ingredients:

2 cups shredded mozzarella

1 cup baby spinach – fresh

1/2 cup basil pesto

2 boneless chicken breast

1 teaspoon olive oil

salt & pepper

dash of garlic powder

6 tooth picks

Directions:

heat oven to 425 degrees // slice chicken breast almost in half like a sandwich but make sure it is not cut all the way through // open up chicken breast and spoon the pesto evenly on the inside of each // next layer spinach evenly on each chicken breast // then top with your shredded mozzarella // close up the chicken breast, make sure to keep all the good stuffings inside the chicken pocket // once closed, hold it together with your tooth picks, 3 tooth picks each chicken breast should do it // drizzle olive over top of chicken breast // salt & pepper each // dash of garlic powder on each – just a small amount // then layer the top of chicken breast with more shredded mozzarella cheese // bake chicken for about 50 minutes. my oven took closer to an hour. just make a small slice in thickest part of chicken to make sure it is cooked through.

We also went back over to the “Palmer Pizzeria” this past weekend and had some DELISH sangria and more Big Green Egg home made pizza!

So on a more serious note. As most of you may or may not know April is Autism Awareness month and I wanted to shout out to a friend who is a mommy with two great & beautiful children! I love following her journey has a parent experiencing autism and she has an awesome blog sharing her everyday experiences for her family has they discover and research new and informative and very relatable information on families dealing with autism. So here is a little bit from Katlyn:

“Hey guys! Katlyn here, I am a wife, full time student, and most amazing of all, I am an autism mom. When I became a mom almost 3 years ago, wow, I never thought my journey would take the route it did. Before kids I knew nothing of autism. No one in our immediate family or friends had an autistic child or had autism themselves. At 12 months old we knew our son, Mason, was “different.” When it came to “babbling” and words or imitating our speech he just never did. By 15 months we had him evaluated at Early Steps, they diagnosed him with a significant speech delay (he wasn’t saying one word,) and also informed us he was high risk for autism. My husband and I were like what? No way. He just has a speech delay? Well after no further speech and more “differences” popping up we drove to a developmental pediatrician in Orlando. After 15 minutes with the pediatrician she diagnosed Mason with ASD, or Autism Spectrum Disorder at the age of 21 months all (just shy of him turning 2.) Now I know the statistics… that 1 in 68 children have autism…1 in 68. A new government study is starting to show 1 in 45 children age 3 through 17 have autism spectrum disorder. In my blog I share some about my journey as an autism mom and what we go through in terms of therapy or trials. I share our life in a blog because I want to spread awareness. Mason does things differently than most, but he is not less. He can be a little loud and sometimes throws lots of tantrums, but he is not bad. He is a child just navigating this world the best way he knows how, with mom and dad being his number 1 fans right by his side. 

We have a walk for autism this Sunday the 24th of April. It is at the Jacksonville Zoo. We would love for people to join our team, Different Not Less, and walk with us. If you can’t that is okay too and you can donate if you would like. The Heal Foundation is a Non-Profit organization where the donations go back in the community to help with autism services. If you have anything you would like to donate in support for Mason and our journey, we would be incredibly grateful. And remember to be kind, you never know what kind of day someone is having or if their kids have had a rough day! We are all just trying to be the best parents we can be for our kids am I right? “

https://www.autismspeaks.org/science/science-news/new-government-survey-pegs-autism-prevalence-1-45

mccain

Here is the link for the Autism Walk, It is Sunday April 24th at the Jacksonville Zoo. We are team “Different Not Less.”

http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/katlyn-mccain/heal-zoo-walk-for-autism-2016

And definitely check out her blog:

https://alwaysbeautifulchaos.wordpress.com/

  
OK friends talk to you soon! Enjoy some good food! and hastag #mydearhartblogcreations so I can see what you made 🙂 byyyyye.

 

 

 

 

 

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