Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Help! I need to find the directions for this game. . .
I think we had one like it when I was younger, but I can't remember what it's called.
Anyway, I got this at DI for 2 bucks, and it had every single marble with it.
If anyone knows how the game works, please pass it on!!!! Last night for dinner, I tried some recipes that my cousin had put up on her blog. Thanks NaDell. . . Dinner was awesome!
We are not big meat eaters, so we made Alfredo Sauce and had it with tortelloni. We had steamed broccoli (cooked a little too long) and cheese sauce, which my kids aren't too fond of, they like the broccoli just fine without anything on it. I do too, but I had some left over that I wanted to use up.
The kids ate everything right up. . .

Copied from NaDell's blog:
Alfredo Sauce
1/4 cup Butter-
1 cup Heavy Cream(substitute-melt 1/3 cup butter in microwave, add 3/4 cup milk, 1 Tablespoon Flour to thicken.)-
1 clove Garlic (I actually used about 1/2 teaspoon of Garlic Powder)-
1/2 cups Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese (I actually used the powdered Kraft kind)-
1/4 cup Chopped Fresh Parsley (I actually used about 2 Tablespoons of dry parsley)Instructions:
Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium low heat. Add cream and simmer for 5 minutes, then add garlic and cheese and whisk quickly, heating through. Stir in parsley and serve.

I cooked mine a little longer after adding the parsley so it could cook a little. Other than that I did it just the same as she did.
It was really good and not too rich like some alfredo sauces are!
Thanks again NaDell.

Copied from NaDell's blog:
4 TBSP flour
4 TBSP sugar
2 TBSP baking cocoa (dry powder)
1 egg
3 TBSP milk
3 TBSP oil
3 TBSP chocolate chips
a small splash of vanilla
No need to spray or grease mug.
Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well.
Add the egg and mix thoroughly
Pour in milk and oil, mix well.
Add chocolate chips and vanilla, mix again.
Put your mug in the microwave and cook for THREE minutes @ 1000 watts.
The cake will rise over the top of the mug, don't be alarmed!
Dump out on plate if desired after cooking (it will almost split in half, so you could share it with another person if you wanted).
We sprinkled ours with powdered sugar.

I don't know how many watts my microwave is, but I cooked it for 3 minutes, and it was perfect. We dumped it out on a plate and cut it into 3 slices. The kids loved it. It does cook up above the top of the mug, but not over. . .


Kirsten and Jon said...

It's called Chinese Checkers. I bet if you searched that online you could find the rules.

NaDell said...

I'm glad you liked the recipes too!
I love making easy (well without fancy ingredients) recipes. Tonight is Chicken Pot Pie (Tina made it for Brant's birthday and it sounded SO good!)

K Green said...

We actually played this just a couple of days ago it's my mom's favorite and it is definetly chinese checkers, google it!!! It is pretty simple

Amanda XOX said...

Greetings and I'm totally trying those recipes, thanks!!

NaDell said...

I tagged you on my blog.