Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Patrick's 1st Photo Shoot!

These are some of the pictures taken during Patrick's 1st photo shoot. We were trying to get a picture for his birth announcements.

Tasty Tuesday!

So, my friend Sarah posted a blog challenge. Tasty Tuesday! I don't have all the details...but I am running with my take on it. Basically post a recipe every Tuesday! As you know... I am not the head chef in our family. My wonderful husband keeps us fed the majority of the time. However, I do love to collect recipes. Sometimes I even prepare one or two myself. Always a special treat for Mike to find me in the kitchen. Now with my new roll as a SAHM...I may have to do more of the cooking! We'll see! This is a recipe I found online... it was DELISH!

Grilled Chicken Pasta

2lbs, Chicken Breasts Montreal Steak Seasoning
1 lb Penne Pasta

4 TBS Butter
4 TBS Olive Oil

5 Cloves Minced Garlic
1 C. Chicken Stock

16 oz. Can Tomato Sauce
2 C. Heavy Cream

8-10 Fresh Basil Leaves
Salt & Pepper to taste

Rinse chicken breasts in cold water, layer between sheets of wax paper and pound to even thickness.

Season both sides with Montreal Steak Seasoning

Preheat grill for medium heat, grill chicken on medium-high heat for 6-8 minutes each side. Set aside to cool.

Cook penne pasta according to package.

Heat butter and oil in a skillet over medium heat, add garlic and cook until tender. Do not let garlic turn brown. Add the chicken broth to the pan and reduce by half. Once the broth has reduced, stir in tomato sauce. Add cream, and stir well, season with salt & pepper. Turn heat to low. Chop basil, add to sauce and mix well.

Drain pasta, and add to sauce. Stir well to coat, top with sliced chicken.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Katy is a Big Sister!

Kathryn is really too young to understand what is going on. She really could care less...although we did get her to give him a kiss today...she much prefers to just take his hat off!

The Murphy Family is now complete!

Custom made Big Sister shirt from Auntie Kris!

Newest Red Sox Fan!

Patrick can hardly wait...only 3 weeks until pitchers and catchers report!!!

Introducing Patrick Michael

Patrick Michael Murphy
January 19, 2009
11:28 PM
7 lbs 14 oz
20 inches long!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Friday Fill In's 1/16/08

1. Enough with the bitter cold weather.
2. My mother causes me to be conflicted.
3. I've been craving cereal.
4. Katy makes me laugh.
5. I wish I could go to Disney next week.
6. Labor & Delivery has been on my mind lately.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to relaxing, tomorrow my plans include Nesting and Sunday, I want to get a good night sleep!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

January 12 of 12

12 of 12 is a scrapbooking challenge I joined this year. The idea is that you take 12 photos on the 12th day of every month. As a way to document your day to day happenings. Since I am running about a year behind on my Family albums...my photos will be taken and posted to this blog...someday they will be printed and scrapbooked, but for now this will do!

mmm... coffee! Must be Dunkin Donuts!

Katy's 1st time trying Chocolate Chip Pancakes

mmm...I think she liked them
Today Judy came over and brought us lunch...homemade Chicken Soup! Yum!

Judy stealing hugs from a grumpy Kate
The dessert I made...Brownie Bananna Split
Mike & I playing cards
Me on the computer
Kate & I snuggling before bed!
The blanket I am working on for Patrick.. I'm thinking it won't be done before he gets here!
My tired swollen feet...waiting for my nightly foot rub!
Blood pressure reading...not too bad!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Katy's 1st ponytail!

Ok... I know she barely has any hair! But, Santa brought her teeny tiny elastics in her stocking, and I couldn't wait to get them in her hair!!!

Friday, January 09, 2009

Friday Fill In

1. It's January, time for Patrick to be born!.
2. Salt & Vinegar Potato Chips is what I crave most right now.
3. Cork and wine go together like marshmallows & Hot Chocolate.
4. Peanut Butter is so nourishing.
5. Let us dare to hope that Patrick is as great a baby as Kathryn.
6. Please come clean my home.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to hanging with my babes, tomorrow my plans include working on Katy's scrapbook and Sunday, I want to play in the snow with Katy!