Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Baking!

Merry Christmas!
We are enjoying pumpkin bread and cranberry cherry pie!



























Sunday, November 30, 2008

Can you believe it is that time of year again? Now that Thanksgiving has passed, everyone has jumped into Christmas mode around here :) I am almost done shopping, just a couple of people left and some stocking stuffers!!
South Tulsa Children's Ballet is hosting the Nutcracker again this year. Grace will be a butterfly! She is very excited and has been working hard.




Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Little Helper




Dylan's favorite thing to do at the moment is unload the dishwasher.

Beware, he doesn't care if they are clean or not!!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

What's for dinner?

They didn't stand a chance. They never saw it coming.....
I hid it well in the mozzarella, the white sauce and the spaghetti sauce....
They took a bite and they LIKED it! Spinach has found a way to please my kiddos!! The recipe wasn't too hard and the leftovers were great!



Beef and Spinach Lasagna
tasteofhome.com

Ingredients:
1 pound ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
2 jars (26 ounces each) meatless spaghetti sauce
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
2 cups ricotta cheese
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
9 no-cook lasagna noodles - I wasn't sure how these would be, but they were wonderful!


Directions: In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the spaghetti sauce, garlic, basil and oregano. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. In a bowl, combine the spinach, ricotta and 1 cup mozzarella until combined. Spread 1-1/2 cups meat sauce into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish. Top with three noodles. Spread 1-1/2 cups sauce to edges of noodles. Top with half of the spinach mixture. Repeat layers. Top with remaining noodles, sauce and mozzarella. Cover and bake at 375° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until bubbly. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 12 servings
**we are not ricotta cheese lovers....can't hide it enough to fool me...so I used this recipe in it's place:
Besciamella Sauce (white sauce)
-In a sauce pan, melt 4 T unsalted butter.
-Add 7 T flour and whisk constantly for a few minutes, careful not to burn it.
-Add a pinch of salt.
-Pour 2 cups scalded milk into the flour mixture all at once and continue to whisk another 3-4 minutes until thickened.
-Add 1/2 tsp nutmeg and a bit of white pepper

Welcome to the Harvey site...where anything can happen!

Here is the cast:
Mom and Dad
(steph and cal)
Grace
Dylan

I hope you will check in on us once in a while. Pull up a chair, have a cup of joe and relax a while. There is a place to leave comments, I will respond to any comments left. If you decide to create your own blog, let me know so I can visit! Or you can just check in here to see what I got cooking in the kitchen, what the kids are up to, and how Cal handles it all...lol.
Love ya!