Sunday, November 27, 2011

Basil Chicken Cury

After I had Keegan our church family spoiled us rotten with tons of delicious meals. People brought us food almost every day for two weeks. It was seriously the greatest thing a new Mom could receive. The sweet Greaney family made us Basil Chicken Curry. AMAZING does not even describe how delicious it was, she shared her recipe with me, and I would like to share it with you all.  

Basil Chicken Curry
½ tsp. ground cardamom (can be made w/out this and it still tastes fine)
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
¼ tsp. ground cloves
½ tsp. ground coriander
½ tsp. cumin 
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. ground pepper
¼ tsp. ground turmeric
½ tsp. chile powder
1 lb. chicken, cut into bite-size pieces
1 T. olive oil  (or coconut oil)
1 large red onion, chopped
6 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
1 red pepper, sliced
1 large zucchini, sliced
2 small eggplants, sliced 
1 T. arrowroot or cornstarch
1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk
1 T. peeled and finely chopped ginger
5 T. snipped fresh basil (dried basil tastes just about as good as fresh; just don’t add as much and give it time to soften up in the curry before you eat it)

Mix spices together and toss with chicken in a bowl.  Set aside for about 30 minutes.  Sauté veggies in oil over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes.  Set aside in a small bowl.  Add chicken and sauté until tender and cooked through.  Add more oil if needed.  Add arrowroot to coconut milk and pour into skillet, cooking till bubbly and thickened.  Add veggies, ginger, basil and cook till heated through.  Serve over brown rice.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Baby Beard

Being a Florida girl I don't love cold. Its just not something I am used to. I can appreciate it for a little bit but after about two weeks my heart is longing for the beach. Although the cold is not my favorite i do LOVE some parts like this super awesome baby beard!

Because of this beard I have an interest in learning how to crochet.  Do you think I can do it? And where do I start?

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Laundry: A Never Ending Battle

Laundry is one of my least favorite chores to do around the house. I feel like all i do these days is laundry. Between cloth diapering, being spit up on, peed on, and drooled on we do a LOT of laundry. 
This handsome little man makes it a lot more fun these days. He is absolutely hysterical with the laundry basket. He army crawls like nobody's business to it every chance he gets. 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Japchae! Sweet potato noodles

Since our time in Korea is coming to an end i have come to the realization that i will not be able to eat Korean food every other day. I am not ok with that!  We LOVE Korean food! So now that I have realized we will not have access to Korean food i have decided i am going to learn to do it myself. This week the sweet ladies at church offered to teach me how to make Japchae.

Japchae is a sweet potato noodle with mixed vegetables. Its one of the best side dishes in Korea. I think its a safe dish...some are fantastic, some are simply okay, but its never really bad. You can find a recipe here  but I have seen this made multiple times and there has never been any kind of measuring. Just rough measurements and adjusting to taste. 

Do you have a foreign dish that you love to make? If so what is it?

Monday, November 7, 2011

The Real Deal

Keegan has now started eatting "real" food and let me just say he LOVES it. He has been eyeing the food Bill and I eat for a little while now so we gave him a spoon and let him pretend to eat. Now that he actually was given food he devoured it!

Keegan's aunts and uncles were just as excited to celebrate this milestone whit him as we were.

I am SO EXCITED to make him baby food once he turns 6 months, which happens in 9 day. I have been looking forward to this season since before he was born.

Any tips/suggestion/ideas that you have found useful in making baby food?

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Its Keegan's first halloween. We dressed him in his super cute halloween onsie and took him to see his "Aunts" and "Uncles" in Royal plaza.

Im so glad that we have friends that are love our baby so much. Even if they are willing to give our baby candy. Good thing he cant open wrappers yet!