Monday, April 27, 2009

Baby Shower for Little Sydney and 30th Bday

Last weekend my wonderful friends hosted us a beautiful and fun baby shower at Anne's house. Thank you all so much for all the sweet presents and delicious food. We had a a GREAT time. Thanks also to my sister in law Linda for taking all the photos. Sadly, I didn't get a picture with all the hostess.

Lindsey, Me, and Mama

Anna Cate (due around August 24th), Me, and Mary Scott (due July 11th).

Donna (due in August), Lindsay (due in September), Linda, Me, Mama, and Mrs. Jennings

The beautiful flowers my sister, Lindsey, did! Isn't she amazing!!

Miss Tate Robertson was also there and she was a BIG fan of Anna Cate's cookies

My Grandmother Sydney (our babies Namesake) and the Gorgeous Art my Super Talented Mother did for the Nursery. She is doing two more smaller pieces and they are so amazing! Will post pictures once they are finished.

Beth (due October 15th). There were so many pregnant girls at the shower! Lots of babies on the way!

My Super Delicious Birthday cake from Edgar's. It has 3 layers (one chocolate, one vanilla, and one strawberry) with cream cheese icing. It was soo good and thanks to my sweet hubby for picking it up for me.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Thai Beef Soup

I was craving something warm yet with a little spice during this cool weather. So, I made some yummy soup. Here is the recipe (bear with me because I kinda made it up as I went). If you have questions, just let me know. Will post a picture soon.

- 3 Cans of Beef Broth
- 3 cups of water
- 1/2 cup peanut sauce (I used a spicy peanut sauce for some kick)
- 1 8oz can of water chestnuts (optional, I did)
- 1 80z can of bamboo shoots (optional, I did)
- 2 cups of broccoli florets
- small package of cellophane noodles (the package I used had 3 small birds nests and I used all three) or you could use any kind of noodle
- 1 1/2 pounds of sirloin steak, sliced into thin strips
- 2 green onions, sliced

1. Combine broth, water and peanut sauce in large stockpot, stirring to combine. Bring to a boil then add water chestnuts, bamboo shoots and broccoli.
2 Bring to a boil again and add noodles. Cook according to package directions.
3. Add steak and reduce heat to a simmer. Add green onions. Cook additional 2-3 minutes. Don't let meat boil or it will be tough.