Saturday, January 28, 2012
Saturday with the Ferrell boys . . .
It has been such a great Saturday for us . . . Dave was off for a change :)
I woke up a little later than usual . . . 8:30 . . . Dave had let me sleep in a little. He's sweet like that.
I decided to cook breakfast . . . a special breakfast . . . a Pioneer Woman breakfast!
It's called an "Egg in the Hole." She has it in her cookbook, and she's made it on her cooking show too. I've been wanting to try it so this morning . . . I did!
I couldn't find a glass to cut the hole out of the bread slice. They were all to big! So I had to use the boot mug we got at the Dixie Stampede.
I melted butter in the griddle and placed the bread on it . . . and then cracked the eggs and dropped them into the hole . . . Very complicated ;D
If you don't have one of these flat griddles that sits on your range top . . . you need to get one! Dave gave me this one last year for Christmas and I love it! I can make 6 grilled cheeses at one time on it . . . not to mention the pancakes! It's a wonderful kitchen gadget when you have to make lots of grilled cheeses and pancakes for three little boys all at one time!
After a minute or so . . . I flipped the "egg in a holes" over . . .
They don't look too pretty, I know, but they were my first ones . . . I made some more after these . . .
And after I served them to the Ferrell boys (all 4 of 'em) I got rave reviews!
I ate one too . . . and it was really good! We may have them again tomorrow morning!
While the boys played their video games and Dave worked on the computer . . . I got our clothes ironed and ready for our church pictorial picture at noon. That poor photographer was nearly at his wit's end before we got a decent picture! Between Alex and Shane not looking at him when he took the picture to Shane throwing his ball at him . . . He was ready for us to leave!
He wasn't too keen on taking a picture of just the 3 boys, but I sweetly persisted . . .
The last few pictures of the boys . . . I took. He gave me the little button thingy you hold and told me to take the pictures when they looked ready . . . and left it to me! Does that give you some idea of the pain we put him through!
When I get the proofs, I'll try to post them so you can see what I'm talking about. The different expressions we all had in the pictures were so FUNNY!
After the pictorial pictures, I took Alex and Shane to the Mexican restaurant for lunch while Dave took Zach hunting. Here he is in the deer stand:
They didn't see any deer, but they both had a great time together.
While they were sitting in the deer stand for hours waiting and waiting for the deer that never showed up . . . I was setting up "camp" in our living room for Shane . . . We have a giant spiderman tent from years ago when Zach was into spiderman . . .
I got it out for Shane and set it up and he spent the entire afternoon in it laying on his little couch and watching Megamind which is his new favorite movie. He watched it 3 times today!
He kept saying he was going to sleep in it tonight, but I'm not sure he'll actually do it. We'll see. :)
I wanted to get a picture of him in the tent . . .
But he wasn't happy with the bright "flash" of the camera and got mad at me when I tried to get a picture of him in the tent . . .
Alex tried to get him to cooperate with me and let me take a picture, but that didn't go over either . . .
Alex was probably having too much fun at Shane's expense . . .
So I had to be sneaky cause I was determined to get a picture of him in the big spiderman tent . . .
I do believe he might have been cussing me after this picture . . . if he cussed . . . which he doesn't . . . but I can say he was none too happy with me at this point . . . :D
Before I finish up this post, I wanted to give you an update on this past week's menu and the new recipe I tried called Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings. This is what it looked like when I was getting ready to serve it up to the boys. . .
Here's a picture of my plate . . . cornbread and chicken & dumplings . . . looks pretty good doesn't it . . .
It wasn't . . . Don't make it if you love chicken & dumplings. I was hopeful but somewhat skeptical of chicken & dumplings being made in the crockpot, but I was willing to give it a try.
Well, it doesn't come anywhere close to the real thing . . . you know the really good homemade kind. The boys hated it.
It was so sad too because it smelled soooo good while it was cooking in the crockpot. The boys were really looking forward to eating it.
Even Dave didn't like it. I told him that it didn't taste like chicken and dumplings like we are used to, but he's such a good sport when it comes to my cooking experiments . . . He took one bite and spit it out into the trash can!
I can't explain it. It's just some things need to be kept sacred in the kitchen and chicken & dumplings is one of those sacred Southern dinners that shouldn't be made in the crockpot. . . or at least not this recipe. It was probably too much cream of chicken soup or . . . I don't know.
I'm going to be making them again . . . the right way . . . to make this up to the boys. Zach looked at me with some pititful eyes and said "Momma please make some like Nana makes them." Poor things!
Hope y'all are having a great weekend like . . .
the Ferrell boys and me!