Instagram, Fish Sticks, and stuff.

Lately, I’ve been getting my kicks on Instagram. You can find me @ mrslazywife . I post there more often because it’s a lot easier for me to get to in a flash since ya know, I’m lazy and all. We’ll see though. My husband has been working tons of overtime so I’m pretty much going nuts and shower less frequently than usual.

But, YO, it’s Lent!!!! And guess what I am making tonight?! GLUTEN FREE FISH STICKS! I’m looking forward to sharing that with you. Fingers crossed that it comes out good!! Lent has about 51% to do with me making this. The other 49% is because I’ve been watching Finding Nemo 4 times a day and the ocean inspires me to eat the deliciousness that dwells in it. YUM!

Now, I have to let you in on a little secret. I had a Kit Kat today and it’s totally not gluten-free. I make gluten-free meals for my husband and 2-year-old who definitely has some sort of sensitivity to gluten and are in the process of seeing a gastroenterologist to get answers and diagnosis. I have not been so concerned with the baby and gluten though we have excluded it from her diet. She seems to have no GI problems, other than gas! But the other day I gave her turkey and rice made by Gerber. Unfortunately, I made the mistake of not looking at the ingredients. She pooped about 4 times yesterday, kind of diarrhea like and has an insane red rash. Almost like a burn. We just changed diaper brands and figured that was the cause. Of course we went out and got what we had been using and it seemed to fix the problem along with diaper rash cream and powder. She pooped again this morning and BAM, it’s back.

I did some research and found that babies may get this in relation to an allergy. That is what made me check the ingredients of that turkey and rice. There it was, “Whole Wheat Flour”. At least now I know to continue avoiding wheat and gluten products for her so we can be on the safe side. My poor little baby.

Let’s see how these fish sticks come out.  I hope you have a great weekend and that you hopefully have not given up alcohol for Lent.

3 Bean Chili w/ Meaty Goodness

When I feel like having chili I go for Hormel canned chili. And if for some reason I experience an ultra lazy day I always make sure I get the cans with the lid I can pull off. Because who wants to have to bend or reach for the can opener? Not this girl. But because Sunday was “Superbowl Sunday” I decided to put in a little more effort and make chili myself. I could not believe how easy it was! Just a little bit of work in a pan and then I toss it all in a crockpot and forget about it for a bit. But it’s kind of hard to forget about it because it smells so good.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 lbs ground beef(I prefer 93/7 lean)
  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 diced Roma Tomato
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 1 tbsp each of Oregano, Basil, Cayenne Pepper, Black Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Chili Power
  • 1 tsp of both Paprika and Salt
  • 2 pinches of Celery Salt
  • 15 oz can each of Black Beans, Kidney Beans, Pinto Beans(drained, do not rinse)
  • Tortilla Chips to shovel the goodness into your mouth

Directions:

  1. Saute onions and tomato in pan and add ground beef till it has browned.
  2. Get that crockpot set up and toss in chicken broth and beans.
  3. Mix in cooked ground beef, spices, and water to crockpot on high setting for approx 3 hours.Optional: Serve chili with finely chopped Serrano chili peppers, diced onion, diced tomatoes and cheese.

If you decide to make this remember to stock up on some ground beef while it may still be on sale!

Sunday! Sunday! SUNDAY!

Playing around with recipes has been on my agenda. I haven’t been in the mood to make anything new though. Yes, the laziness has kicked in. Most likely I’ll mess around with ideas on Superbowl Sunday. I have been craving jalapeno poppers, cheese dip, and fish sticks. I’m all for freezer section fish sticks but all I’ve ever seen is very NOT gluten-free fish sticks or the gluten-free fish sticks only come in boxes of 6 and are like $5.99. FORGET THAT! We’ll see what I come up with.

Life has felt slow but somehow hectic. I feel like I’m barely starting to figure out some sort of routine now that the baby is finally sleeping in her crib for long periods of time. That means that I will have more time to create and post new easy, cheap, and GLUTEN free recipes.

At this moment the baby is sleeping and the scent of poop breezes by as my toddler runs back and forth to the kitchen(where she is not supposed to be!). If I’m lucky the baby will stay asleep and I’ll be able to change this other one and if God loves my husband enough today, I’ll be able to shower before he gets home.

Mrs. Loopy von Loopinstein

The last 3 days I have wanted to die. If it were not for my children I would be totally fine leaving my husband a widow…er, widower? I’m too lazy to google the correct word. But you get it.

At some ungodly time of the morning I woke up feeling like I had done 1,000 sit ups. I thought I may have had food poisoning. But I was not throwing up. My husband went to the store and bought me Pepto Bismol which thankfully helped. But the pain was still there only this time it felt like my insides were raw. That ended and later that evening I suddenly had a sore throat. It only worsened the next morning. Then that went away as quickly as it came. But I was soon welcomed with a terrible headache. Maybe it was a migraine because the little bit of sunshine that peaks through the blinds was making it worse. Luckily my husband had Monday off. On Tuesday I asked him to please call out because I just couldn’t take care of these girls. And again thankfully his day off is Wednesdays so again he was able to be here for the girls.

This morning I woke up puffy eyed with a headache. My body was begging for Sudafed hoping that it would ease just a tiny bit of the pain. It did but it did not take care of the feeling as though I’d been hit in the back of the head with a bat. Then I had a flashback of 2008 explaining to the ENT that I had that exact pain! The other time I had such terrible headaches was in 2001. Both time it was nasal polyps. The doc said it most likely was NOT the polyps causing the pain but that it was possible. He even referred me to a neurologist to make sure I didn’t have anything else going on. All the neuro did was give me medication. No thanks!

I had that minor surgery to remove the polyps and what do ya know?!! No more headaches. Now, I know for certain that the nasal polyps grew back by 2009 but since they were not causing problems there was no need to remove them. It has now become a problem.  In the words of Bruce Buffer,

“ITTTTTTTTTTTTT’S TIMMMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEEEEE!!!!”

UFC on Versus 6: Cruz v Johnson

Until then I’ll try to be ok being looped out on Sudafed, extra strength Tylenol, and of course CAFFEINE!! Maybe it will give me the strength to clean up this wreck of a place I call a home.

Rapunzel! Let down your hair!

We’ve been watching Tangled for the last 2 weeks 3 times a day. My toddler know almost every line and yes, I do too. It didn’t occur to me until recently that good ol’ Blondie performed a miracle . I’m not talking about her magic hair.

The first song we hear from Rapunzel is “When will my life begin?”. She sings, ” 7 AM, the usual morning lineup:
Start on the chores and sweep ’til the floor’s all clean,
Polish and wax, do laundry, and mop and shine up
Sweep again,
And by then
It’s like 7:15.

My amazement, my envy, stems from those last words, “And by then it’s like 7:15“. All that in 15 minutes?!! Wtf?! Disney movies are so unrealistic.

We meet again: Stuffed Mushrooms and Green Bean Casserole.

It’s a Christmas miracle! Both girls are in bed without a fuss and before 9pm. Amazing!!!!!!  And the husband is out helping my mom. Alone time for me!

I made Stuffed Mushrooms again this evening but I wanted to make it more “Christmas-y”. I chopped up some red and green bell pepper and BOOM a little Christmas cheer coming atcha. Also, I used pepperjack cheese. It was delicious.

This year I have escaped Christmas duties and will be enjoying our Christmas Day at my sister in-laws. I asked what I could bring and she was quick to respond, Green Bean Casserole. On thanksgiving you should have seen my niece forget about the turkey and walk away with a huge scoop of it. She’s a tiny thing and she was going for it. It made me happy. I don’t like cooking so much, but those moments make me love it for a bit. And I love it even more knowing that they are enjoying something that is gluten-free.

Quick, easy, and gluten-free? I’m all about it.

Merry Christmas!

Thankfully, I had a few moments to spare today. Our 6 month old, Sofia, started crawling on the 15th. To make things even crazier, she had her immunizations and had a fever for 2 days along with a bit of the poops. Within 2 hours of her fever going away for good and her last waterfilled diaper she started again with the teething.

I almost went crazy this morning. If it were not for a nice evening the other night at the Newport Boat Parade I think I would have definitely cracked this morning.

If I am not able to get a chance to be on here the next 2 weeks I wanted to wish you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

BoatParade2014BoatParade2014MrMrsMrsMrs2014

Liebster Award

liebster-award

I have been nominated for a Liebser Award by the wonderful Real Mom of Long Island. Her posts are witty, relatable, and leave me anxious to read her next post! Thank you SO much for thinking of me! I appreciate it so much. The Liebster Award is a ‘Welcome to the Neighborhood’ nomination! I do indeed feel ‘welcome’. Again, THANK YOU!

Here are the questions I was asked:

11 Questions for Mrs.LazyWife 

1.  What is the best book you ever read?
The Book of Jonah, yes, you read right. Straight outta that B-I-B-L-E. It’s short and sweet.

2. What is your favorite holiday/season?
Christmas! Christmas! CHRISTMAS!

3. Name 3 things which are in arms reach?
Bowl of popcorn, cell phone, construction paper.

4. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
As crazy as it sounds I would hope to have at least 2 more children. Someday I’ll look back at this post and laugh at myself.

5. What are you terrified of?
Constipation.

6. What is your best moment of childhood?
Having a story I wrote come to life by “The Imagination Machine”. Seeing my silly story come to life was the most incredible experience as a 3rd grader.

7. If you could travel to any other country, where would you go?
Italy. My husband has Italian roots so it would be a fun experience.

8. What random piece of advice would you give out?
Wipe from front to back.

9  What is your dream job?
Restaurateur

10. What is your favorite thing that you own?
Adidas Boost Running Shoes, even though the last time I ran was 60 lbs ago.

11. What do you like to do for fun?
Google image search Gerard Butler.

11 Random Facts About Me.

1. I have read The Heart and Soul of Nick Carter“.

2. I don’t like cooking. I will always find the easiest way to hurry up and get it over with.

3. I was born and raised in Orange County.

4. My husband is 14 years older than me. I’ve never really noticed the age difference until he decided to play some Depeche Mode.

5. I hate most music from the 80’s.

6. I hate wearing shoes.

7. I used to work at a shoe store.

8. I hate talking to people over the phone.

9. I used to be work in a call center.

10. I’ve never been in snow.

11. I love sushi almost as much as Jeremy Piven.

 

I am nominating:

DamioNIN

mariannegranado

xoxolovedee < Even though she’s already been nominated I still would like for you all to check out her blog!

Hushling

Confessions of an Irish Mammy

 

 11 questions for you:

1. What is your favorite ice cream?

2. If you had a superpower what would it be and why?

3.  What holiday traditions do you look most forward to?

4. Who would you like to be stranded on a deserted island with?

5. What is your biggest pet peeve?

6. Boxers or briefs?

7. Biggest accomplishment?

8. Who inspires you?

9. What is the most disgusting thing on earth?

10. How many licks does it take to get to the tootsie roll center of a tootsie pop?

11. What one word best describes you?

Your job is to answer these questions in a blog post and spread the Lieb!

Here are the rules of the Liebster Award:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.
  2. Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”. (Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post.)
  3. Answer 11 questions about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.
  4. Provide 11 random facts about yourself.
  5. Nominate 5-11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 1000 followers. (Note that you can always ask the blog owner this since not all blogs display a widget that lets the readers know this information!)
  6. Create a new list of questions for the blogger to answer.
  7. List these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here.) Once you have written and published it, you then have to:
  8. Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it (they might not have ever heard of it!).

And That’s How It Goes!! Thank you so much for reading and following!!!! 

 

Mrs.LazyWife Stuffed Mushrooms

ENERGY LEVEL: 4
Makes 12 Stuffed Mushrooms.
What you’ll need:

  • 12 Mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped garlic(approx. 2 cloves)
  • 1 slice of GF bread
  • 1/4 Mayo (I prefer Best Foods)
  • 2 tbsp parmesan
  • 2 tbsp cheddar, or MORE if you love cheese like me.
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp granulated onion
  • 1/2 tsp granulated garlic

Place slice of GF bread under broiler for 2 minutes then remove and allow to cool. Then break and crumble away. Set aside.

Preheat oven 350°F. Wash, dry and stem mushrooms. Set aside mushroom tops. SAVE stems and finely chop. Sauté chopped mushrooms, onion and garlic in a splash of olive oil. Remove and add to mixing bowl. Except for mushroom tops, combine the rest of the ingredients to mixing bowl. Mix well then stuff those mushroom tops like you mean it! Place stuffed mushrooms on cookie sheet and put in oven for a measly 20 minutes!

Cheap, quick, easy and gluten-free. You can alter any of the ingredients to your liking and it will still come out delicious!

**Please note that most of the ingredients I use are naturally gluten-free or labeled gluten-free. If you’re not sure call the toll-free number on the label and someone will be happy to answer. Sometimes they’ll even offer to send you a coupon!!**