Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Brown sugar yams and marshmallows recipe


Brown sugar yams and marshmallows

2 big cans of cut yams or fresh already cooked yams,
1/2 cup of brown sugar,
1/2 cup water,
1 bag marshmallows,

In pan, on high heat, "melt" your brown sugar for few seconds. Add your water and stir. Add the yams. Stir.
Pour in your dish and top with wanted amount of marshmallows.
Bake in oven at 350 until marshmallows are roasted.



Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Orange, rosemary and bacon Turkey recipe



I love this combination. So tasty!
I have never seen it anywhere. I love the orange flavor. Bacon on the top of the Turkey is something i do a lot.
I thought i would post my Thanksgiving recipes. They work for Christmas too.
We have a turkey in France for Christmas. 

The steps:
1 Turkey,
I like fresh Turkey because i can freeze the left overs and use it in soups later.
Half a package of uncooked bacon,
3 to 5 oranges,
Rosemary bunch,


Wash your Turkey, Some people wipe it dry. I don't.
Stuff your Turkey with oranges (slice the oranges a little) and rosemary.
Cut slices of oranges,
Separate the skin from the flesh on the breasts. Slide slices of oranges and rosemary inside.
Lay bacon slices on the top of the turkey like on picture.

Cook at 325* until the bacon is crispy. Then cover with aluminum paper until the turkey is done.
Follow time per pound on the turkey's wrapper.


Monday, November 28, 2011

Chocolate Banana Cranberry and Pecans cookie recipe *12 days of Christmas*


Those are so yummy!
Great for the 12 days of Christmas treats or a cookie exchange party.


Frenchy's Chocolate Banana Cranberry and pecan cookie 

1 box Devil' food cake mix,
3 eggs,
1/2 cup oil or butter,
1-1/4 cups water,
1/2 cup mashed banana,
1/2 cup dried cranberries,
1/2 cup chopped pecans,
1/2 cup chocolate chips,

Heat your oven to 350 F. Prepare sheet with parchment paper.

In large bowl.


Blend cake mix, water, oil, eggs and banana. Whisk or beat with mixer.
Add the cranberries, pecans, chocolate chips.


On parchment paper, scoop spoon sizes of dough. Bake for 15 minutes or until firm enough to the touch.



Great with milk!
Great for Christmas time!



Saturday, November 26, 2011

Front flip on the trampoline when you are 4??



I have to tell you my Fairy is pretty talented! I was watching the kids yesterday and could not believe this little girl!
Hope you are having a relaxing week-end!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Blue and White Christmas inspiration from Tai pan trading.




The colors here are white, light beige. Blue. Silver and gold and lots of snow.
I love the Shabby chic Christmas tree and decorations.
Tai pan trading has great ideas. I love painted doors and a blue one is looking very attractive right now. 


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!


Happy Thanksgiving!
I will have 1 Tablespoon of that pie today! LOL
I am still grateful.

I am grateful for my family and great husband. Cute kids who make my life more fun.
May you see your blessings today.

“You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.” 
― Dr. Seuss quote
 I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

XOXO
Isabelle

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Birthday to my boy! He is 9!


My boy is 9!
Happy Birthday!
I have been busy so far this week.
A Birthday and cooking all day today.
The cake is from Smith's. My cowboy wanted a football cake. He started watching football with his dad.
He invited his best friend.
We had pepperoni pizza and cheese pizza.




They went to Puss in boots.


They LOVED it!!!! Highly recommend it!!
Very funny and fun!


Monday, November 21, 2011

Turkey treats with cookies and candy tutorial

This so cute and the kids love to make them and eat them. Of course!
It would be also a cute idea to put one on each plate for Thanksgiving. Let them "dry" for the next day. They fall apart a little.
A cute idea for family Home evening or family night. Talk about the story of Thanksgiving and make the treats.



You will need:
Nutter Butter cookies,
Ginger snaps cookies,
Mike and Ike candy or jelly beans,
Candy corn,
Mini chocolate chips,
Icing.


Start with the Turkey body and face. Chocolate chips and mike and Ike. Glue it all with the icing. A butter knife does the trick to apply the icing.


2 ginger snaps for the body.


2 Mike and Ike candy for the feet.
5 candy corn or more for the feathers.



Cute and you can make them the color you want.


Use an icing pipe for neater results.
They disappear very fast! 

Happy Thanksgiving!




Friday, November 18, 2011

Gestational diabetes



I was pretty mad and it is normal. They tell you that in the Diabetes class. I find out that i have Gestational Diabetes. I thought...Not fair. I don't drink caffeine, pop, junk food (yeah, no burgers), alcohol, no medication. I am a pretty healthy and a disciplined person. How on earth did i get diabetes?
Well, they tell you in the class. It is hereditary...and on the top of my morning sickness. Still going on at 7 and 1 week pregnant.
The only thing i noticed was my face, hands and feet swollen. It is really a silent killer...
So now i got it under control...after freaking out because it is so scary.
I have a very strict diet (The hardest ever. Even for me who is very disciplined). You have to measure your food and food elements. I eat 3 small meals and 3 snacks. Exercise (walk 30 minutes a day).
Poke myself to check my blood sugar 4 times a day. Ok ...but really not enjoyable...Yuck...I even dream about it...Yuck.
I got it under control and it feels very good. It is automatic. You exercise, eat right. Your blood is balanced.
Instant gratification.  The first few times were scary because i would fell my poke test. Then i passed...one test after another...Stress highers your blood sugar. I think it took me some time also to relax.
I feel blessed because i can control it and the knowledge about Gestational diabetes is amazing. think about that. 100 years ago...none of all of this diet and poking...Gosh.
So if you have some Diabetes recipe or experience you want to leave in the comments, i would appreciate it. Right now...I still can't believe i can't eat any deserts like i used to. The portions are like tiny! Or i can't believe how much i ate before!
I know that some of you don't believe in God. Like my Dad and brothers. I have to tell you, the day i find out i had gestational Diabetes, the sisters from my church showed up. Like that. Out of the blue. I was a mess. With not a lot of support. Horrible. Then, they came and i felt loved. God send this little miracle in one of the worst time of my life. I am surely grateful. Can't deny it. It was a miracle. I got a Priesthood blessing too. It reaffirmed what i had felt for few months now. I have to stay patient and the tribulations will pass.

Thanks to all of you and your support. I know you care. It makes a big difference.
My friends in blog land and Facebook make a big difference in my life.

I was thinking few days ago...well, i am not one of those blogs you visit and cry over the nice house and perfect life. Gosh. LOL

I just got a Turkey. A fresh one. So i can freeze the left over...I am very exited for Thanksgiving.
XOXO
Have a super week-end!!!!
Give me some time to say hi to all of you.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The three Musketeers movie


I heard a lot of bad reviews about this movie and i have to say... I loved this movie. This is an action movie.
Milla Jovovich is hot. Orlando bloom is hot.
The story line is well known but with some surprises.
Loved it!

XOXO



Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Pregnancy update


I am 7 months pregnant. I saw my Doctor and looks like i gained 3 pounds. 
Total of 18 pounds so far. I am still sick but i can get out of the house more.
My face, ankles and hands started to swell up. Sometimes i don't recognize myself.
As long as the baby is healthy. I am happy.
I am getting ready for Thanksgiving...The kids are off school for 3 weeks. It's going to be hard.

Do you have your Thanksgiving menu ready?


**Edited**
I just find out i have gestational diabetes...I am so not happy right now. This shall too pass.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Kneaders and the funny things she says


Kneaders is one of the only place i go eat those days. Food still grosses me out.
Their Turkey, avocado sandwich is so yummy and big...I warn you. I share half with my Fairy. 


Their Pumpkin cheesecake is amazing...Perfect for the season.


Today, i am so grateful for my little girl. She is so funny and says the cutest things. Always makes me laugh.


From last week:

What's Poop in Spanish?  

I love Mimi's teacher. He is my best friend!  (??????)

You know my Grandma at Church. 
I mean my teacher!

I love your baby so much!

I have a boy friend.
Me: who is he?
My cousin.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Cutting edge stencil winner

The winner is:


Frenchi Audri said...

Rose Damask Stencil is my favorite !! it looks so cool :)

Audrey.


Congrats!!!
Contact me at isafrenchy@gmail.com



Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sewing a baby gift DIY's for Christmas, baby shower...

I have been looking for some DIY to do. Those are great gifts for a baby or baby shower or...CHRISTMAS!!
 Great to make also when you are expecting...You have to keep busy while waiting for this precious baby...



Monkey sock Dolls are so cute and so in!!!
This Sock monkey DIY from Craftbits.com is easy to make...All you need really is a pair of socks and your sewing machine...


I have always wanted to make a Baby rag quilt...This Tutorial by Creations by Kara is very good.


I always wanted to make one! For next summer for mon petit poussin (French for little chick).




Saturday, November 5, 2011

Snow this morning





We woke up to snow. The kids could not wait to put their gloves and coats on.
I got requests for hot coco and a Santa show...LOL

They all went outside, came back and made a mess. The small dog (Zacky) refused to go outside and got thrown out. LOL

Happy day.

Today, i am grateful for heat and a cheap electricity bill.
It's the season to be thankful.


Sheyna jewelry promotion for my readers

Christmas is coming fast and Sheyna has wonderful jewelry for your love ones.
They have a jewelry of the month club!
So fun!
You can also design your own jewelry.

Rondelle Earrings are so pretty!!



I really like their Leaf Earrings





They are offering us a 20 % off of any purchase. Use the code sheyna20.
This promotion will expire one month from today!
You have plenty of time to shop!


Don't forget the stencil giveaway. You can find it on my side bar.
XOXO
Happy week-end!


Friday, November 4, 2011

It was the best Halloween of all

We had the best Halloween!
The weather was perfect! We usually get snow on Halloween...Not this year!


Pink skeleton...


Vampire...


Zebra...

We had a picnic at sunset...at the park...


Trick or treat was the best!!


Kiddos and hubby in pictures...My Fairy had the cutest grin on her face each time she got candy. It is cute when they are big enough to really enjoy things...

My Fairy had a blast giving out candy...


Happy week-end guys!!!
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