Cheddar Tuna Noodles

Sunday, August 22, 2010 7:47 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
Tonights dinner! Mmmmm

Cheddar tuna Noodles

2 tbs butter
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
2 tbs flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
2 cups milk
8oz egg noodles, cooked and drained
2 cans white tuna, drained
1 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Preaheat oven at 375. Lightly coat 9 inch square baking dish with non stick cooking spray.

melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir 3minutes. Add celery; cook and stir 3 minutes.

Sprinkle flour, salt and red pepper falkes over onion mixture; cook and stir 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in milk; bring to a boil. Cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat.

Combine noodles, white sauce, tuna, and peas in prepared baking dish; toss to coat. Sprinkle with cheese and bake 20-25 minutes.

Summer has come and gone!

7:30 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
Wow I can not believe summertime has already come and gone! Where did this summer go? It sure did go by fast! The kids start school tomorrow morning and I'm so not ready for them to go back! They are super excited and ready to start school again but I will miss them being at home like crazy. I loved every minute of having them home this summer and since we home schooled the end of the year they were home a little longer and I really enjoyed sharing that time with them and teaching them myself but they really want to go back to school so it's best they do. It was fun to try out at least!

We had meet the teacher night last Thursday night and it went really well. Their school is kind of off in the country. There is a farm right across the street. It's a two story school and very big! Aidan's teacher seemed very nice and sweet but she is newer and seemed a little nervous so I hope she can handle my motor mouth lol

Keagan's teacher was really awesome and he loved her and she really put all my worries at ease! She told me there was such a large turn out for kinder that they are making a 3rd class and some moving and I asked if I could request he stayed because it would throw him off with his autism to mess with his routine like that. She reassured me he wasn't moving since her class was an inclusion class and she was educated to work with his special needs. That made me happy. We discussed maybe needing a sensory box again in the classroom this year and what to look for and how to go about it. She brought in some aids to talk about it with me as well and familiarize with how he is so they would be prepared!

Brooklyn is sad she's not going to school this year. If her birthday had been 2 months earlier she would've gone this year but she's going to be a late starter like my oldest Aidan and Peyton will wind up being that way too. I thought about sending her to a private prek but I'm not sure I'm ready to part with her just yet!

Every year it's tradition we either take the kids out somewhere special for breakfast or I make something really special. Last year I did pig shaped pancakes. This year I'm going to do Teddy Bear Biscuits. I've done them before but it's been a long time! They are super yummy!

Teddy Bear Biscuits

1 (7.5 ounce) package refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
9 miniature semisweet chocolate chips
1.For each bear, shape one biscuit into an oval for the body and place on a greased baking sheet. Cut one biscuit into four pieces; shape into balls for arms and legs. Place next to body. Cut one biscuit into two small pieces and one large pieces; shape into head and ears and place above body. Brush with egg. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over bears. Bake at 425 degrees F for 8-10 minutes (the one remaining biscuit can be baked with the bears). Place chocolate chips on head for eyes and nose while the biscuits are still warm.

Things have been kind of crazy around here the last week and a half. I wound up in the hospital again last weekend from another attack where my heart was racing. They labeled it cardiac arrhythmia which we already knew as well as the tachycardia that the Dr brought up a few days before that we already knew. We just still don't have an absolutely clear firm diagnoses and treatment plan. I started seeing the Dr I had been trying to get in with the Thursday before and he placed me back on the heart medication and sent off a referral to the cardiologist finally and said we will get to the bottom of this!

My husband was supposed to have deployed a week ago but got pulled off the flight due to me being in the hospital and how my health has been. It's up in the air if he's still going and going on one of the last flights going out or if he's going to get to stay till after my appointments like being requested by my Dr, who is a retired officer thankfully so hopefully they don't blow off his suggestion as "oh he's a civilian Dr" the Dr recommended he stay with me because my health condition was to bad off to be alone with the 4 children and we have a referral in to see the cardiologist and it would be best if he stays till we get a firm diagnoses as well as a treatment plan then deploy as a late deployer. Also because as far as we know we may find out that I need to have another surgery so it would be better if he could stay around and be one of the last deployers that go out as a replacement a few months from now. So hopefully we find out for sure tomorrow what is going on with that. I'm just really praying it all works out. We were prepared for him to go and he wants to go but I'm also terrified to be alone till we get to the bottom of this. We had to do a medication adjustment about a week ago from my blood pressure getting severely low (which is usually severely high) so that was scary too.

I'm just ready to know what is going on. I'm such a control freak that it drives me crazy not having a clue what is about to happen or when!

Well I better get these kids rounded up and ready for baths and bed and get back on our school routine!!