Sunday, November 12, 2017

Closed on OUR HOME!!

We have been busy bees since October 30, 2017, when my 17 day vacation started at work. I have been looking forward to this vacation but at the same time dreading it because I knew it meant a LONG journey of unpacking and decorating our house. November 2, 2017 we woke up at 6:30 AM checked out of the hotel we were staying at for a month, packed up our U-Haul and took our belongings to our house (we spoke with the building manager and he allowed us to unload our U-Haul in the garage since we have to turn it in that day before closing). Kris, Kai, Dan and myself worked VERY hard to get the U-Haul unpacked within 2 hours (a 26 foot U-Haul full!! I am very impressed by us! we rocked it out!) After we unpacked the U-Haul, we headed to turn the U-Haul in, then headed to Dublin to close on our house. Once we closed, we decided we needed a second car (with Dan working late nights and far away now, if anything happened at the kids school, I would not be able to get to them, so a second car was needed). We walked in, signed for the 2016 Dodge Durango and headed home to unpack. At this time, it's 4:00PM and we are all exhausted but knew we had a long night ahead of us. Here is a slideshow/video of our journey to our forever home. As you all know, we've been looking and working hard for over a year to get here, and it still does NOT feel real life!! This week we have ADT being installed, and our storm doors. We still have our guest room to decorate and furnish, our front sitting room to decorated and furnish and I still need a desk! We also are saving to put our fence in, hopefully that happens ASAP but we shall see! Hope you enjoy!

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Also, comment below what else you would like to see us make!! 

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Mac & Cheese

I will never, ever, ever buy boxed mac and cheese again!! After being able to make this super easy recipe within half the time of boxed mac and cheese! I am sold! Investing in a instant pot was the best thing I have ever done, there are so many recipes that make my life so much easier. Working a full time job, cleaning a house, and taking care of two growing children sometimes dinner can be forgotten and in the back of the mind- it happens. But being able to cook a meal in a fraction of the time seriously has saved my life. If you have not invested in an instant pot, you need too!! (links below are affiliate to help keep this blog running) This would be PERFECT on your holiday table this year, I sure know it will make appearance on our table (if this comes to your holiday dinner table, be sure to share it with us on FaceBook).

You Will Need:

1 Box Organic Elbow Noodles
2 Cups (or more) Organic Mild Cheddar Cheese
1/2 Cup Organic Heavy Cream
4 Cups Organic Chicken Broth or Veggie Broth (adds flavor)
2 tbsp Organic Butter
Salt & Pepper, to taste

Add noodles to your instant pot insert

Measure out your broth, season with salt 

And pepper

Add your broth to your instant pot insert and butter to the pot

Pressure the pressure button (or manual depending on your instant pot) be sure your knob is on sealed not venting

Lower time to 4 minutes, once it is done, quick release 

Once done, stir your noodles, add your heavy whipping cream (you make need more or less than the above amount, the more you add the creamer the mac and cheese is)

Now time to add your cheese, stir until it is melted completely, again you can add more or less cheese (or mix different types of cheese)

There you have it, creamy mac and cheese (the ribs, twice baked potatoes were all made in our instant pot too- we gave that instant pot, Glitch, a work out. Yes I made our pot Glitch)

*If you make this or any other recipe please #organicmominthekitchen on facebook and twitter (@TheHaidens) and send us pictures, we love seeing pictures!!!* 

Also, comment below what else you would like to see us make!!