Sunday, October 30, 2011

Mrs. Wilson or Mrs. Betty Crocker?

It's been a busy day in the kitchen!

My first quest was to make Halloween candy. It's a tradition on my mom's side of the family. I can remember getting homemade candy for almost every major holiday; easter being my favorite!

Sadly, I don't have any children yet, but I still wanted to make candy. So I made some for my co-workers.

Of course the hardest part is waiting for the chocolate to melt!

But the finished product is worth the wait!

Onto other things! I'm still challenging myself to make something each week from my Weight Watchers book. I really wasn't a huge fan of the chili I made this week, so I had to make a better choice this week. 

This week's choice- Chicken Pita Pizza's. But let me say, I did need to make a few adjustments to the recipe. It called for sun dried tomatoes, not in oil. Now, I found the sun dried tomatoes, but I couldn't find any not in oil. I even looked in several places. After I decided that it doesn't exist in the Chester, VA area, I gave up and decided it was too expensive anyway. So I substituted it with roasted red peppers. Just as yummy, I think. 

It was pretty easy. I started out with putting the whole wheat pita down, added some tomato sauce and grilled chicken. 

Then you add the rest. The roasted red peppers, chopped arugula and mozzarella cheese. 

The cookbook said to bake it for 10-12 mins, but I thought was a bit too long. 9 mins. seemed to do the trick! I haven't tried yet, but it's in my lunch box for tomorrow!

It's making me hungry already! 

Just another crazy Sunday at the Wilson residence! 

Sunday, October 23, 2011

New Things

There are a few new things/ideas at the Wilson residence.

First, welcome our new addition, Tony Montana (Brian's name pick, not mine)!

We've been wanting a new kitty for a while now. I wanted Brian to pick out the kitty, since Ellie is really  my kitty. He picked him and picked the name! B love scarface....hence the name.

Other new thoughts, I'm going to try to cook something from my Weight Watchers cookbook each sunday and eat that during the week for lunch. Since getting married and falling into the later part of my 20's, losing weight and keeping it off is a bit more challenging! Brian turns his nose up to the idea of cooking from Weight Watchers, so I'm doing it for myself in hopes he might try some and like it....hope being the key word!

The first adventure was making Chicken Chili.

I started by chopping up red and orange peppers (Walmart didn't have any yellow for some reason).

Then you add the chicken. The crushed tomatoes and chickpeas are for later.

Then it's time for the spices! I realized as I started that I didn't have ground cumin, sad, but I just added more chili powder. 

Here's the end result! I'd give it about a 2.5 out of 5....just 'cause I'm not a huge chili fan. I'd probably give it a 3.5 if I liked chili more...

And this was what the boys were up to while I was cooking :)

Just a fun Sunday at the Wilson residence!

Sunday, October 16, 2011


So, the iPhone 4 & 4s came out on Sprint! About time Sprint gets with the times!

I've been bugging the husband to switch to the plan that I share with my sister and her husband. It's going to save us about $60-70 a month. So, as soon as they announced they would have the iPhone, the husband was a little more motivated!

For the last week or so he's been gloating that he's going to have the new iPhone and it's going to drive me crazy (which it would a bit). But, my phone plan is up for a renewal in a few months, so I can wait.

Around Thursday or so, the husband confessed that he's been giving me a hard time about the phone and that he really planned on giving it to me and he'd take my old phone.

So, I got the iPhone :)

Yes, I have the best husband :) Not just because he buys me things, but because he's thoughtful and loves me unconditionally

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Why am I awake?

Why am I awake at 6-something in the morning on a weekend??

That's because I had to wake up and make the hubbies lunch. The poor guy has been working for 3 weeks straight now. Most days 12 hours a day. Although we really need the money to pay bills, I wish he didn't have to work so hard.

Since B has been working so much and we're not sure when it's going to stop, we had to cancel our post-wedding photos. I'm super bummed about that, but Emily said she would graciously take pictures for us when he's finally off on a weekend. Hopefully we can catch the beautiful fall weather!

Speaking of the fall- I put out all my Halloween decorations last weekend. As B was looking around at the decor, he noticed that I had a cute Halloween oven mitt. He then says to me, "So is Halloween the only time we can have an oven mitt?" Because we don't have any regular oven mitts. It was funny, probably only in the moment. lol.

Anywho. I'm off to go check out the church that Emily and Sean go to. Maybe it'll be a good fit for B and I once he's no longer working on the weekends!!! And we are doing the Making Strides walk this afternoon as well. I still miss the Race for the Cure Little Rock, that was the best one I've ever been involved in.

Did I just say that I miss Little Rock?