Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Professional Pics

Way over due!!! 2 months ago I had our friend and fabulous photographer, JAMES STRAYER take pics of the boys at our house.

Go to his website: or click his name above to see the pictures. He made a small gallery called 'Children II' where you can see some of them. He has great prices and some specials/discounts posted on the web.

James has taken a break (permanently?) from his professional savy computer job to start his own photography business. His has amazing talent and we wish him the best. His wife Susan will be having their first baby any day now too! Good luck guys.

Give him a call! (I have to put in the plug:))

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year With Homemade Popcorn

Sneaky Advertisers made me think that you needed a fancy popcorn machine to make your own homemade popcorn! Therefore by default you should purchase the microwave stuff in the bags. Well not anymore!!! (Good by Preservatives!)

You can actually make the best popcorn in your own skillet on your stove top.

What you need:

Oil (preferrably Olive)
Maybe Butter and Salt depending on your tastes
Popcorn Kernels

What to do:

Thinly coat the bottom of a cold skillet(maybe 10") with the oil. Place a single kernel in the middle of the pan and cover with a lid. Turn heat to medium high. When you hear the first kernel 'pop' then take off the lid and add about a 1/4c worth of popcorn. Cover the skillet with the lid and then gently move the pan over the heat. Remove from heat when you hear the popping slow down(approx. 1 min.) Voila! You have great tasting popcorn. I do like to add a tiny bit of butter and salt but it doesn't need much!

What a great way to start out the new year whether you are watching tons of football or movies, wanting to eat healthier, or looking for great tasting fresh food!

I have to give credit to my sis-in-law Kamie Harris for such a fabulous treat. I had it at her house and was in love. I was a little scared to make it because I thought it would burn but I made two batches tonight and it is as easy as turning on the stove!! (just don't get antsy and take off the lid... explosion!)

Let me know if you made it and what you think...