Sunday, February 22, 2009

Jazz Game!

So last night we were lucky enough to get our work tickets to go watch the Jazz play the Nuggets. We took Jordan's friend Payton and everyone had a great time! It was way cool cause they a tribute to Larry Miller. They shined a spot ligh on his chair the whole game.
Great seats! The boys had a great time!
Watching the Jazz shoot around before the game.
Half time is always good! Pretty entertaining!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Our kids get their "skills" from Willis

This is just a funny picture. The other day I told Jord to go get dressed so we could go to the store and this is what he came out looking like. What the...? They don't get that from me!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Ultimate Super Bowl Party Recipe Smackdown!!

The Superbowl is just around the corner. I think I look forward to the food just as much as I do the game. I love sitting around eating everyone's food they brought. Today I am blogging about my 3 entries I submitted for the Ultimate Recipe Super Bowl Party Recipe Showdown, hosted by Lori at Bloggers can submit up to three Super Bowl recipe favorites, and the winner will receive a $250 gift card to Sam's Club, and who cant use that.

My first entry were these Cookies. My Grandma always made them for special occasions growing up so we named them MeMe's Cookies. (I think the icing is the best part).
½ cup Butter
1 ½ cups Sugar
2 Eggs
1 cup Sour Cream
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2 ¾ cups Flour
½ teaspoon Baking Soda
½ teaspoon Baking Powder
½ teaspoon Salt
Beat butter, sugar and eggs until well blended and fluffy. Add the sour cream and vanilla and again beat until well blended. Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add to the butter mixture and blend until smooth and blended well. Chill dough for at least one hour. The dough will be sticky. I use a dough scoop just a tad smaller than a tablespoon. Drop desired size of dough onto a greased cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Bake at 425 degrees for 9 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove cookies from oven and cookie sheet and place on a cooling rack.
Burnt Butter Icing:
½ cup Butter
4 cups sifted Confectioners' Sugar
4 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Melt butter in a saucepan over a medium-high heat. Cook stirring constantly until the butter is light brown in color. Do not burn but do not under cook either. Add confectioner's sugar, vanilla and milk to butter in a bowl and beat on high with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Add more milk or confectioner's sugar as needed. Frost the cookies immediately because this frosting will set quickly.

My second entry was these Hooters Hot Wings. They are always requested when I am supposed to bring something to a family occasion.
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoons black pepper
Mix together. Add chicken pieces and coat. Heat oil, once heated add chicken to oil and cook until crispy.
1/2 cup Franks Hot Sauce
1/4 cup melted butter
Blend together and coat chicken wings with sauce. Enjoy!!
My final entry was this Artichoke Spinach Dip. It's really good served with crackers or baggette bread.
2 small cans artichokes hearts, drained
1 tsp salt
1 lb cream cheese - room temperature
1 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp garlic powder
6-oz pack spinach, chopped

BOIL artichoke hearts in water for about 10 minutes. Drain & chop. Melt cream cheese until softened. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until throughly mixed. Enjoy!!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year's Eve Fun!!

Last night we took the boys to dinner at Red Robins & then decided to go bowling at Fat Cats! It was way fun. Here's a picture of Big Daddy enjoying himself. I think I got last both games, that's pretty bad that a 4 year old can beat me! Owell, it was fun! :)
Jordan getting ready to bowl w/ Colby being a maniac!
Austin & Jordan bowling!
Big Daddy getting ready to bowl a strike!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Santa got BUSTED at our house!!

Willis got up in the night & peeked into the living room & BUSTED Santa! He snapped these pictures really quick so the boys could see! :)
Here is Santa going out the door to the next house!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Presents, Presents, Presents!!

Don't the boys look excited or what!!
Colby opening a few of his presents!
Colby showing off his huge coloring book he got from Santa!

Ho..Ho..Ho..Merry Christmas!!

Here's some of the loot the boys scored with this year! Santa must have thought the boys were good all year because they sure got spoiled!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Family Christmas Party!

Every year we have our Skeen family Christmas party on Christmas Eve. Here's some of the gang relaxing after eating our feast.
Raymie LOVES Elmo! She just had her 2 year old birthday & it was Elmo Everything!
Who's the hot lady with Raymie?
Trav, Cassie & Ashtyn.
Me & Ty. Too cool Austin!
Kendyl & Kambree being Angels after the nativity play they were in.
Raymie, Colby & Jordan after the Nativity play.
Here's more angels doing their part. Kendyl is so serious & Kambree I don't think could have a bigger smile on her face!
I told Sydney to smile so I could take her picture & this is what she did. It was pretty funny because no one was expecting it from her!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Austin's Country Report

The big project in 6th grade is that every kid has to do a Country Report. Austin Chose Zimbabwe since his Uncle Ty has been there. Austin worked really hard doing it and getting it ready. Sometimes I think it's more of a project for the parents instead of the kids, but he still did do alot of work on it. Good job Aust!
Ty was nice enough to come up from Provo the week of his finals to come and speak. Thanks again Ty!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Go Jordan!

Jordan just finished his basketball season of the year & I think he had a good time. Willis coached him again & Jord really likes when he does.
Jordan acting like a stud, practicing shooting before the game.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Fun night of Sugar Cookies!

Last night we watched P & D's kids while they went to a Christmas party. I baked some sugar cookies so they could decorate them. I think Kylie should have won the award for ditting the most sprinkles on her's & Maclay should have won the award for eating the most frosting the quickest! I think they all had a good time!

Monday, December 15, 2008

HO...HO...HO!! I'm Santa Colby!

Colby made this funny Santa mask thing at preschool this week. He was so proud of it, he asked if I would put it on our blog. (Ya think I talk about Blogs alot?)

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Chicken Pillows

Tonight for dinner we had yummy chicken pillows. This is the kind of meal I have to cook on the weekends because it's a little time consuming. More time than I have after work. I just did some corn & pasta-roni with it & everyone seemed to like it.

3-4 cups chicken, cooked and cubed
8 oz of cream cheese, softened
1 cup shredded cheese
1/4 teaspoom garlic powder
¼ teaspoon salt
Dash of pepper
2 cans of crescent rolls
In large bowl, mix together cream cheese, chicken, salt, pepper, garlic powder & cheese. Open crescent rolls and carefully unroll dough. Separate each tube into 4 rectangles. Seal seam in center of each rectangle. Place one heaping scoop of mixture on half of each rectangle. Fold over other half of roll dough and seal edges, creating a pillow. Place on baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

The recipe calls for dipping each pillow in melted butter & then bread crumbs & baking but I'm to impatient for that. I just mix up some cream of chicken soup, sour cream & a little lemon juice & pour that over as gravy after they have been cooked.