Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Another Snow Day???

So this morning, I woke up at my usual 4:30 to lift weights and did my little routine. Checked outside in hopes of something icy. But nothing! So after that, headed to the shower. Once out of the shower, I received a text that there was no school. Literally 2 seconds later, the heavens opened and released a major amount of ice. Literally! At least that's what it felt like. So I was glad we didn't have to drive in it.
Since I was wide awake and had already had a cup of coffee, I decided to work on a scrapbooking project.
I was able to get an hour's worth of work in before Sophia woke up.
 I knew it was going to be a long day when Sophia requested an ice cream party at 8:00 in the morning. I told her no that she'd have to wait for the timer to go off (set for 10:30).
So I'd held her off long enough. ICE CREAM PARTY!!!!

With Sprinkles of course.

Here's the light dusting we got.

So after the ice cream party, we had a cookie party. Yep! I know! But it's a ice day! Come on! Have a little fun!

Then playtime! For some reason Sophia is on a dress and tights kick. So that's why I included these pics. Why Sophia? Why? I told her she could stay in her pj's!!! Now I'm wondering if we're even related...maybe a mix up at the fertility clinic?

Then we decorated for Valentine's Day!

I started working on a scrapbooking project and Sophia wanted to "help" so I gave her some paper and glue. What a good little helper!

Next, was a paper craft project that I hope to later execute on a t-shirt (which I did and will be featured on Kaminski's Creations). Basically, you take a heart shaped doily to a piece of paper and sponge on the paint.

Remove the doiley and see what's left behind!

We plan on cutting out the heart to give to someone special.

Then it was time for dress up with bunny. She brought out a pair of jammies, sweatshirt, and shorts from her own stash of clothes. But of course they were all too big (3T or 4T's). So I just happened to have a newborn size dress down from the attic (in prep for the sale in March at Just Between Friends).

Sophia was so excited that it fit!

Next, it was game time!
Chutes and Ladders! Kaminski Style! We started out playing by the rules but then Sophia started making up her own. The "Chutes" and "Ladders" were just too tempting.

And finally, she went down for a nap. Thank goodness cause mama needed a break!
After my "break", I started cooking dinner and thought I'd share what we had because it's super easy, tastes good and sometimes Sophia actually eats it.
Here's the recipe from Baby and Toddler Meals for Dummies.
Chicken Nuggets

2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
3 tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup crushed corn flakes
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
cooking spray

So cut up the chicken and marinate in the melted butter and worstershire sauce for 30 minutes (although I've come home from school late and just soaked the chicken without cutting it and it still tasted good).
While you're doing all that, preheat the oven for the fries to 425.

We love these Alexia fries. They are super tasty and say "all natural". Whatever that means!

While the taters are cooking (or side dish), crush up corn flakes. That is the best part of this cooking process. Just pour them into a freezer bag and beat them to death with a mallet.

Add your Parmesan cheese to the cornflake crushed pieces. Shake it around.
Then add the chicken to the bag. And then shake it! Shake it like a Polaroid picture! Go on! Shake it!!! Yes, I know what you're thinking, isn't this just shake 'n' bake? Well, yes it is. Minus the extra sodium and artificial junk.
Bake at 450 for 9 minutes. When I'm done with the fries, I jack up the oven to 450 and cook the nuggets.

I got the chicken nugget recipe from this book which was recommended by my friend Kristy. This book gave me a lot of great ideas. Thanks Kristy!

The cooked version.

Just add a fruit and veggie and you're done! Easy meal!
Sophia will actually eat these. Not in entirety, but she'll try them. Just a heads up, if you serve your child pre-made frozen chicken nuggets, you may want to differentiate between those nuggets and mama's homemade nuggets. Boy did I learn the hard way. I'd say we were having chicken nuggets and she was expecting her Tyson nuggets (by the way, we hate those Mickey nuggets, they taste terrible), but she got mama's homemade nuggets. Big shock for her the first time. Now she's used to it and if I say Mama's nuggets, she knows what I mean.


Anonymous said...

Another fun, successful snow day! I like the doily heart art, and it looks like bunny had just as much fun as Sophia. And who can go wrong with an ice cream party AND homemade chicken nuggets?!

Janelle's Little Blog said...

Sophia is so expressive with her face!! :) I miss having young children. Hold fast to these days when they actually WANT you to entertain them. I had to FORCE my children to do the hallway bowling with me today. They ended up having fun but for me to pull them away from electronics...what was I thinking??!! :) What a fun day you guys had!

Rebecca said...

Those nuggets sound great! I am going to try that. Where did you get the potato/fries??

Erin K said...

Rebecca, I got them at Walmart in the frozen potatoes section. They always seem to be towards the bottom.