Sep 28, 2009

It's a bird..It's a plane...

No, it's Super Lyndon! I honestly believe he thinks he is a super hero. He is crazy. He jumps off of the end tables in the living room and says he is flying and runs around with the motorcycle helmet on his head saying he is a super hero. Well, while I was studying in the living room a few days ago, I had locked him in the kitchen with his daddy (baby gates are wonderful!) After hearing lots of laughing from his daddy and him telling Lyndon to be still numerous times, I thought I should investigate. God only knew what he could have been doing to that poor baby. He is so evil sometimes! This is what I came in the kitchen to find. Daddy is SO mean!!! Ha ha! Lyndon loved it though. He always puts boxes on his head anyway, so this was perfect. It reminds me of the Spartan on 300. Shortly after this, it was ripped off. He didnt like that I took pictures of it. I guess he knew I'd post it for the whole world to see and later in his life use it as blackmail to show all his little girlfriends! He knows me so well :)

Sep 22, 2009


So I decided Saturday that I would actaully cook a real meal. Something really good that I dont usually cook. Well I had these whole crawfish that were seasoned and frozen. I found them at this really cool grocery store not long ago and hadnt used them yet. So I looked up recipes and found one of Emeril Lagasse's that sounded REALLY good! Considering my husband will pretty much eat anything anyway I figured it was worth a shot. Man, was it good too! And it was actually pretty easy to make, with the exception of trying to peel those damn crawfish while cooking everything else. I probably should have done that first but he was rushing me because he was hungry. MEN! The pictures dont even do it justice. Luckily however, I did snap a few before he dug into it. Good thing too because there was NONE left...not even one piece of pasta! {It looks like that is barely any crawfish in it but there was well over the 1 lb. it called for. It just all settled to the bottom. } Here is the recipe:

Crawfish & Cream over Pasta

1 pound linguine or fettucine
2 tablespoons olive oil
6 tablespoons unsalted
1 cup chopped yellow onions
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 teaspoons Essence, recipe follows
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/4 cup dry white wine
2 cups heavy cream
1 tablespoon fresh lemon
1 pound crawfish tails*
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
1 cup grated Parmesan
Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid. Return to the pot and toss with the olive oil and reserved cooking liquid. Cover to keep warm.
In a large saute pan or skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring, until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, Essence, salt, and cayenne, and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the white wine and cook over high heat until nearly all evaporated. Add the cream lemon juice and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly reduced. Add the crawfish tails and cook, stirring, to warm through. Add the onions and parsley and cook for 1 minute. Add the cooked pasta and toss to coat with the sauce. Cook until the pasta is warmed through, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat and add 1/2 cup of the cheese.
Turn out into a serving bowl and top with the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese. Serve.
*Peeled medium shrimp can be substituted, but the cooking time must be increased to allow thorough cooking.
Emeril's ESSENCE Creole Seasoning (also referred to as Bayou Blast):
2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried thyme
Combine all ingredients thoroughly.
Yield: 2/3 cup

{The only changes I made were I used bottles Lemon juice because I forgot to buy lemons and I left out the paprika in the Essence Seasoning because I forgot it too...ha ha oh well! It tasted really good anyway!}

Sep 14, 2009


Just a little update about my last post. No, I haven't decided what he is going to be yet. However, I told his daddy about the Swiper costumes and showed them to him. With out any hesitation, he told me to buy the $130 one! WHAT!?! Are you serious! It's 130 dollars...not monopoly money!!!! Although I am really tempted to just because he said I could, I cant bring myself to spend that much a costumed he'd wear one year. Granted, I'm sure he would get his use out of it and wear it everyday until he grew out of it. Or, I could sell it on Ebay and make some of that money back. It would kill me to shell out that much money on a costume! I'm just in shock he told me to get it. He has lost his crazy mind!

Sep 11, 2009

The Great Debate

So maybe it isnt a great debate...but whatever. I have been trying to think of what Lyndon could be for Halloween. After thinking for a while, it hit me...a Flying Monkey off the Wizard of Oz. It would be perfect! He is a little evil and we are related to the Wicked Witch (I shall not name her but it shouldnt be hard to figure out). I searched and searched for a cute Flying Monkey costume but with unfortunately I didnt find one that was actually cute and his size. I was very upset. I considering seeing if Lyndon's super sweet Aunt Erika would make him a Flying Monkey costume if I found a good plain monkey costume. I then began to come up with all kinds of random choices. Kangaroo, squirrel, zebra (haha..I bet he would be afraid of it just like his zebra tent). I dont realy want to do a character off of a movie or seems to be what everyone does. I want him to be cute and kind of stand out. Well with his new obsession with Dora, and his constant talking about Swiper the Fox, I thought that would be extremely cute. I started my search for it which lead me to one of the only Swiper costumes I could is HIDEOUS (yes, thats a picture of it)! It looks like Swiper had rabies or something. I couldnt possibly put my child in that thing! Then I found a this PERFECT one! It looks so much like Swiper, its unreal. I couldnt save a picture of it to put on here because its copyrighted. But the website is..

And as much as I want that costume for is $130! I cant bring myself to spend that much money on a costume he will wear one year! Its insane. Now I'm not sure what he is gonna be and of course his daddy is NO help! Men are useless. But I need ideas...any suggestion?!?