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I'm bringing home a baby bumble bee..

won't my family be so proud of me.
 Aww this was taken at the hospital when Miss
Madeline was born. She was born on Halloween 2008. She was due on the 27th of October which happens to have been the one year anniversary of my tattoo shop but she has always been dramatic so she waited for a bigger entrance. My water broke early in the morning on the 31st but I was tired so I didn't mention it to my husband till after I got more sleep. Then on the way to the hospital I realized I'm going to have to hurry this up so my husband will be able to take Sydeney trick or treating. Needless to say I managed to get her out just in time for my family to rush off to a nearby neighborhood to get some candy.


spinach and cheese stuffed pork chops

here is what you need:
*thick bonelesspork chops 
*fresh spinach
*a large onion half chopped / half sliced into large cirles
*minced garlic
*2 tablespoons butter
*shredded mozzarella cheese
*bread crumbs
*cream of mushroom soup mixed with a half can of milk
here is what you do:
* Start by laying a pork chop on the cutting board and use a thin sharp knife. Carefully make a half inch or bigger hole on a side of the chop with the knife and use it to make a slit throughout the length of the meat on the inside, try to keep the outer hole as small as possible but make as large of a cavity on the inside as you can. repeat for all the pork chops and set aside.
* Melt butter in large skillet then saute sliced onions and garlic.
* Next add the fresh spinach to the pan and stir until wilted.
* Let mixture cool in a medium bowl then mix with about a cup of shredded mozzarella cheese.
* Now take the spinach mix and stuff as much as you can into each pork chop then pat each chop with some bread crumbs and place in a casserole dish and garnish with the onion rounds.
* Mix the mushroom soup with milk in a bowl and pour around the stuffed pork chops. (this makes a great gravy like topping for mashed potatoes.)
* Bake in preheated oven 400 degrees F for about 45 minutes
* Enjoy and start preparing for your next chance to make these again.
Here is a before picture of this dish all put together and ready for the oven.
I was going to take and after baked picture too but my family tore into before I could so maybe I will update this later.... is a link to my makeshift recipe video on youtube 

Silly toddler! I didn't put puppies in your hot dog!

   The funniest thing happened yesterday. I got Madeline, who will be 2 on Halloween, a hot dog while we were out and when we got home she politely asked for it repeating the word "hot dog hot dog" then the puppy came in and she looked at him and smiled saying "dog" then she looked at her hot dog and back at the dog then to me and screamed sadly "DOG!!!!!" Yet she still ate the whole thing with sad eyes on and all. She really loves to eat, which brings me to my next post of a recipe that I have been making as often as possible because it is just so yummy.