... his hair. We tried to let it grow out and honestly I think we just got through the really bad in between stage but he just doesn't have the right kinda hair. It's super straight. I actually love it in these pictures but it only looks like this straight out of the shower. As soon as he leans against anything it sticks straight up. Sooo it's getting chopped.
We did a little back yard shoot to document the hair before it's gone.
Have I mentioned that this kid is the hardest kid on the planet to photograph? First he is at the "fake smile" stage, so it's really goofy. Here, see for your self....
This is what happens when I say smile please
okay... you have to smile and look at the camera at the same time....
you do realize the camera is this thing in front of my face right? Hello?
Look Mom, a fly is on me
Okay dude, you do realize that when I said I would make you a deal and clean your room for you if you would take lots of really good pictures with me ... that these wouldn't be action shots??
Mom, look, now there's one on my face!
I really should pay someone else to take his pictures and see what happens.
ahhh well, for now I will settle for a little not looking at me, non smiling-ness. It's him. And he's mine so I love it.
How about calling them Mini Souffles , but they are technically not a souffle. How about egg cupcakes ewww. Hmmm let me know if you have something better to call these, maybe they actually already have a name? Anyway I have started running and I'm trying to lose the baby weight. What? all right fine... my baby is 7 yrs now and I shouldn't be calling it "the baby weight" any longer but technically it's true. When I was prego is when I gained the extra weight and I still haven't lost it. But that is all going to change. Just throwing this out there.
One of my challenges is breakfast! I'm not hungry when I make Jumpy kid breakfast in the morning and by the time I am I don't want to cook again. So I started making these and they work perfect for me!
Here's what goes in to them
3 Cup Egg Whites ( I buy the egg whites in the carton, easy peasy and they are 100% egg whites not the fake junk)
1 1/2 Cups Extra Lean Ham - diced (this is in the bacon, sausage section at the store)
1/3 Cup Onion - diced
1/3 Cup Salsa
Lawrey's Season Salt
Non stick cooking spray (I like the butter flavored one for things like this)
See this guy? This is Fat Man.He sits on the counter in my kitchen. Steve and Jumpy kid hate him. I don't know why. They just don't get Fat Man. He has no function and they don't understand this. Often Fat Man disappears. I usually find him shoved in a cabinet somewhere. I think the next time he goes missing I will hold their dinner as ransom.
You need JUMBO muffin tins. Since I'm the only one who eats these I just make six at a time so that's what this recipe yields.
Great! now Poker Face is stuck in my head I think it was the word muffin that did it....
... I won't tell you that I love you
Kiss or hug you
Cause I'm bluffin' with my Muffin
I'm not lying I'm just stunnin' with mylove-glue-gunning
always good to add a touch of inappropriateness to a recipe.
Pre heat your oven to 400°
and spray your muffin cups.
Dice your ham and onion
Poor about half a cup of egg whites in to
each cup. These will be pretty full. It's amazing how fast the egg mixture cooks when you spill it on your oven door.
Add about 1/4 Cup of Ham to each Cup
note: the plopping of the ham from the measuring cup sends egg whites flying. Better to use your hand to gently drop it in.
Add about 1 TBLSP of onion to each cup.
Add a TBSLP of salsa to each cup.
Add a dash of season salt to each cup.
Stir each cup!
Bake them for about 40 min at 400°. When they first come out they look like these above.
After they cool they look like this:
Then I wrap them individually and each morning I can just pop them in the micro.
I add hot sauce, but that's up to you.
Then I enjoy with a little Perrier Lime. Okay, I thought I would enjoy with a little Perrier Lime. Turns out Perrier Lime tastes a little furniture polish-y to me. But the bottle looks pretty.
Each of my muffins (hehe)
Have 138 calories,4 Carbs, 2 Fat, 23g protein (awesome!!) and 1 fiber
and if you care they are 3 WW points.
Any tips on easy quick recipes that worked for you when you were trying to lose your baby weight (what eva, I'm still claiming it) would be totally appreciated.
Oops I didn't mean to be gone so long. I think I start a post with this sentence every year at this time. This time of year is crazy busy for me. Not only is it the end of school for Jumpy kid which means lots of school events and projects but it's the end of baseball (coaches gifts, games and team party's) and on top of all that work is crazy too. Since we do school contract photography there's a lot to wrap up with that. But it's all finished now, yay! Now I'm preparing for the upcoming seniors and school year for work, working on some new projects for The Peanut Shell and trying to keep jumpy kid from getting bored this summer. Oh, and we are trying to get a house built on our property in the country. We've just started the ball rolling on that so I won't say too much until it is actually underway. There's so many permits and hoops to jump through that I just don't want to jinx it but once it's actually underway I will definitely blog the process!
In the meant time Steve calls me from work the other day and said there was a baby shower at work for a co-worker/buddy of his and could I whip something up for him that night. Oh sure, 'cause I have nothing else on my plate right now. :) actually I like when he asks me to make stuff for co workers, I like the fact that it makes him feel proud to take something his wife made to work as a gift. So leave it to beaver, I love it.
Once I agreed to make something and asked what are they into Steve said that his friend was really, really, really into Turbo 6 cars. Not sure but I think it's a Porche but don't quote me on that. Steve asked if I Googled "Turbo 6 Logo" I'd find the logo and could I do anything with that? At first when I saw the logo I thought Yikes yellow, orange and black are the colors I have to work with for a baby blanket?uggg. But it worked out. I went in to my halloween fabric stash and found the orange/polka dot fabric and then I pulled the checker board from a stack of Disney's Cars fabric and I had some yellow flannel for the backing and I was good to go.
I also had a package of onesies on hand so I ironed on a couple of logos to those and we had a little gift set!