Friday, October 30, 2009

Sad news

Aaron's dad lost his cancer battle on october 28th. It has been a real hard on Aaron the past couple of days. But we all know that his dad is in a better place. We will be going to his funeral next weekend in springfield.

Here is the obituary from the register guard paper.
Johnnie Fleetwood

A celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home for Johnnie Ray Fleetwood of Springfield, who died Oct. 28 of throat cancer. He was 66. Inurnment will be at Springfield Memorial Gardens.

He was born Aug. 14, 1943, in Gary, Texas, to Donnie and Ethel McKinney Fleetwood.

He graduated from Pacific High School in Port Orford. He served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam from 1966 to 1968.

He spent his career working in plywood mills.

He is survived by his mother; a son, Aaron of Coos Bay; two brothers, Joseph of Springfield and David of Tampa Bay, Fla.; three sisters, Patricia Brown and Glenda Noble, both of Springfield, and Barbara Martini of Rainier; and one granddaughter.

Arrangements by Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home. Remembrances to the American Cancer Society.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

update time

We are all doing well here at the Fleetwood household. Kendra is getting super excited for Halloween. She is going to be a chicken this year =) I get to go in to her class on Thursday and help out with the Halloween party. I am excited that she gets to have an actual Halloween party and wear her costume. Aaron is doing good. We had to go to Eugene on Sunday to visit his dad. He is not doing to well with his cancer battle. Hospice is now taking care of him so its only a matter of time. I am doing well just been busy with little things here and there.I hope you are all doing well.

Friday, October 23, 2009

New blog for my recipes

I have decided to start a new blog for my recipes instead of posting them here. I want to use this blog for talking about what's going on with our family =) Here is my new blog page.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Have your own spa day at home

Dry skin? Pineapple facial

Home spa version 3$

1- Wash your face with a moisturizing cleaner

2- Wet a wash cloth in warm water,ring out excess water and place on face for 5 mins

3- In a blender puree 3 pineapple rings, 1 tbs plain yogurt and 3 tbs honey

4- Smooth mask onto face, leave on for 10 mins . rinse and pat dry

Oily Skin? Get a lemon facial

Home spa version 4$

1- Place a warm wash cloth on your clean face for 5 mins

2- Mix 1 tbs lemon juice, 1 tsp water ,1/2 c plain yogurt ,1/4 c cornmeal

3- Massage onto face for 2 mins than rinse and pat dry

Soften your feet with a lime and sea salt scrub

Home spa version 5$

1- Dampen feet

2- Dip half a lime in sea salt and rub over calluses

3- Fill basin with warm water and 2 cups epsom salt soak feet for 10 mins

4- Dry and moisturize with a foot cream

Finally over the flu bug

I am finally happy to say that i am over that nasty flu bug. I am not sure if it was the regular flu or H1N1 but i am glad to be done ! Sunday afternoon i started running a high fever and my whole body felt like i had been ran over by a train ! Aaron was so good at taking care of me and Kendra while i was sick. It lasted about 3 days. I am so thankful that Kendra hasnt gotten it so far (knock on wood) I sanitized everything with the lysol flu spray and washed all the bedding . So i hope that helps prevent the spreading of it.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Southwest Chicken

2-4 Chicken Breasts (I use boneless/skinless)
8 oz. cream cheese
1-2 cans beans, undrained (kidney, black, pinto, chili, whatever)
1 can or the equivalent in frozen corn
1 jar of salsa (whatever kind you like)

Place Chicken in Crockpot, add beans, corn and salsa. Cook on low all day. Around 30 minutes prior to serving, add the entire amount of cream cheese. You can either serve this as a burrito or over rice .

Crockpot Cheesy Chicken

2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 (10 1/2 ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup
1 (10 1/2 ounce) can condensed cheddar cheese soup
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper (optional)

  1. Place chicken breasts in the crock pot.
  2. Mix the undiluted soups together with the garlic powder and pour over chicken.
  3. Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours , until chicken is tender.
  4. Serve with the delicious sauce over rice or noodles.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Turtle pumpkin pie

Turtle Pumpkin Pie

Prep Time:
15 min
Total Time:
1 hr 15 min
10 servings

What You Need!

1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. caramel ice cream topping, divided
1 HONEY MAID Graham Pie Crust (6 oz.)
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. chopped PLANTERS Pecans, divided
2 pkg. (3.4 oz. each) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
1 cup cold milk
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed, divided

Flatbread tacos with ranch sour cream

1 cup sour cream
2 tsp ranch salad dressing mix
1 tsp lemon juice
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 can pinto beans drained and rinsed
1 can diced tomatoes undrained
1 pkg taco seasoning
1 tbs hot sauce
1 tube large refrigerated buttermilk biscuits

In a small bowl combine sour cream,dressing mix and the lemon juice. Chill until serving.
In a large skillet cook brown and drain the ground beef. Add the beans,tomatoes,taco seasoning and the hot sauce. Heat through.
Roll out each biscuit into a 6 inch circle. In a small non stick skillet over medium heat cool each biscuit for 30-60 seconds on each side until golden brown.
Put the meat and the sour cream ranch on each flatbread and top with cheese and other desired ingredients.

Oatmeal cranberry white chocolate cookies

2/3 cup butter softened
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 lg eggs
1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 6 ounce pkg craisins original dried cranberries
2/3 c white chocolate chunks or chips

Preheat oven to 375
Using an electric mixer,beat together butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs mixing well. Combine oats,flour,baking soda and salt in a separate mixing bowl. Add to the butter mixture a little at a time mixing well. stir in dried cranberries and the white chocolate.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungresed cookies sheets. bake 10-12 mins or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack. Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Buffalo chicken dip

1 large can chunk chicken
8 oz. cream cheese
8 oz. blue cheese dressing (or ranch)
6 oz. Franks red hot sauce
1/2 cup minced celery
6 oz. mild cheddar cheese

Put all the ingredients in the crockpot and heat up on low until dip is warm Keep stirring it every hour or so. Serve with tortilla chips,celery sticks or bread chunks.

Kool aid playdough

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 3 teaspoons Cream of Tartar
  • 1 package Kool-Aid Mix (any flavor of unsweetened)
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • Large Sauce Pan
  • Small Storage Container
  • Stove
  • Measuring Cup
Gather all ingredients and saucepan.
Mix flour, salt, cream of tartar, and kool aid mix together in a large saucepan.
Mix water with oil in a cup.
Place the saucepan on the stove and turn the burner to medium heat.
Slowly add the water mixed with oil and stir (over medium heat) and stir until the mixture thickens to playdough.
Place playdough on cutting board, counter top, or table and knead until cool.
Give to children to enjoy! Encourage them to use their creativity!

Peanut butter edible playdough

    • 3 1/2 cups peanut butter
    • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
    • 3 1/2 cups honey
    • 4 cups dry milk powder

    In large bowl, cream together peanut butter and confectioners' sugar, then beat in honey and fold in milk powder. Divide into 15 equal portions and refrigerate or freeze until ready to use.

Seasoned pretzels

  • 1 bottle Orville Redenbacher popcorn oil

    1 pkg dry ranch dressing mix

    1/2 tsp dill weed

    1/2 tsp garlic powder

    30 oz pkg pretzels

    Mix first 4 ingredients and pour over pretzels

    Option 1 - put on cookie sheet and bake at 200 degrees for 1 hour - stirring every 15 min.

    Option 2 - put pretzels in large plastic bag and every once in awhile mix them up overnight or for 24 hours.

    this is the BEST part of these pretzels:

    Cheese Dip:

    8 oz cream cheese

    8 oz sharp cheddar cheese spread (like for crackers)

    1/2 c mayo (not Miracle Whip)

    1/4 tsp garlic salt

    mix and refrigerate 4 hours or for flavors to blend (the longer the better)

Pepperoni pasta salad

1 1/2 c pasta shells
1 c cubed mozzarella cheese
1 pkg slice pepperoni quatered
1/2 c ranch dressing

Cook pasta according to pkg and than drain. Let noodles cool. In a lg bowl combine cheese,ranch and pepperoni add cooled noodles. Toss to coat and let chill before serving

Cream cheese chicken in the crockpot

4 boneless chicken breasts
2 tbls melted butter
1/2 pkg dry ranch dip packet
1 sm can cream of chicken soup
8 oz cream cheese
1/4 c chicken broth

Pour broth into bottom of slow cooker add the chicken . Drizzle the melted butter over the top of the chicken and sprinkle with the ranch packet. Cook on low 6 hours. 45 mins before it is done mix soup and cream cheese in a microwave safe bowl and combine it til smooth.Dump on top of chicken and cook another 35 to 40 mins. I like to serve this over egg noodles or mashed potatoes.

Smothered chicken

2 tbls vegetable oil
6 boneless chicken breasts
1/2 c teriyaki sauce
1/2 c ranch dressing
1 c shredded cheese
3 chopped green onions
4 slices of cooked bacon crumbled

preheat oven to 350. In a skillet heat the oil over med heat and chicken and saute 4-5 mins on each side. place chicken in a 13x9 baking dish. Brush with teriyaki sauce than spoon on the ranch. Top with the remaining ingredients bake 30 mins or until done.

Broccoli Casserole

2 bags of frozen or fresh chopped broccoli
1 sleeve of ritz crackers
1 stick butter
1/2 pound velveta cheese

Cook and drain broccoli until tender. Put in a 13x9 baking dish. Crush the crackers and stir in 1 stick melted butter mix well. Cut up cubes of the cheese and lay on top of broccoli. top with crackers and bake at 350 for 30 mins.
It is best if you can let this sit overnight in the fridge before baking it.

Cheese and bacon roasted potatoes

Cheese and bacon roasted red potatoes

1/2 c ranch dressing
1/2 c shredded cheddar
1/4 c cooked crumbled bacon - i used turkey bacon cuz i love that stuff
2 lbs small red potatoes
1 tbs fresh chopped dill

Heat oven to 350
Wash and quarter the potatoes. In a bowl mix the ranch,cooked bacon, and cheese add potatoes. Toss to coat and spoon into a greased 13x9 baking dish. Cover with foil and bake for 40 mins. remove the foil and bake another 15 mins. I also like to dice some green onions and sprinkle on top of them.

Sunshine potatoes

This is one of my favorite dishes to take to potlucks . It is easy to make and very yummy.

Sunshine Potatoes

1 Lg pkg frozen hash browns - thawed
2 sm cans cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup melted butter
1 pint sour cream
2 1/2 cups shredded cheese
salt and pepper to taste
3 green onions chopped

In a large bowl mix the soup,sour cream,melted onions and salt and pepper. Mix well and add in hashbrowns. Pour into a 13x9 glass dish coated with cooking spray. Top with cheese and bake at 350 for an hour. Sometimes i like to crush up some regular lays potatoe chips and put on the top also

Fall fun

roloff farm

The pumpkins at Bauman farm

At Bauman farm with uncle and grandma

I just really love the fall season. Last weekend Kendra and I went up to salem with my Mom. We stayed at my brothers house. Kendra is really liking fall this year because she is so into pumpkins and looking at all the halloween decorations people have up around town. We took Kendra to Bauman farms in Woodburn which was a really neat place. They had alot of activities for kids but we didnt do any of them because we were going to Roloff farms as well. Next year we are gonna skip Roloff farms and take her to the Bauman farm activities. Here are some pics of the weekend we had. I hope that you all are having a wonderful day !!!