Thursday, March 20, 2014

Quick Dinner Recipe - Tebow Family Pizza Pie

The wife shared a recipe the other night that I made for dinner. I recommend this quick and easy recipe for any moms and dads that are in a hurry for a quick meal. I would think you can add any ingredients to make it your own. We stuck to the recipe here except we used pre-made spaghetti sauce. Here is the Tebow Pizza Pie. Next time I plan to make a breakfast version of this. Om nom nom.

We stole the recipe from http://www.tasteofhome.com/

Tebow Pizza Pie Recipe


Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 envelope Italian-style spaghetti sauce mix
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tube (12 ounces) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

In a large skillet, cook and stir beef and pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the sauce mix, tomato paste and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 7-10 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. 
 
Separate biscuits; press onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased 9-in. deep-dish pie plate to form a crust. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese; fill with meat mixture.

Sprinkle mozzarella cheese and remaining Parmesan cheese over top. 

Bake at 400° for 15-18 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted.  

Yield: 6 servings.

 
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Friday, February 28, 2014

Little Newborn Drummer Girl

My wife had some newborn photos done. Here is a sneak peek of one of them. I love it! Daddy's little newborn drummer girl.

Little Drummer Girl Newborn
Photo thanks to JMASONPHOTOGRAPHY

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Day Of Delivery - The Follow Up

funny labor pregnancy epidural
(my wife actually took labor like a champ! I love you hun)



A few weeks back I wrote a blog post called "Day of Delivery". (Found here: Day Of Delivery)
I had many questions concerning that day. Well, this is my follow up blog post to those questions now that I have the answers from my personal experience.

The first question I had asked was:

1. What will I see?

The answer is: A miracle happen before your eyes. Seriously, watching an actual live birth instead of on YouTube was amazing. The birth is more amazing when its your own child being delivered. If there is a person alive that does not believe in God, watch a birth. You may think twice afterward.  Sure, there were things I saw that were gooey and bloody, but nothing that made me feel light headed or to the point of fainting. I feel that if I can handle watching a birth, any man can handle it. This is coming from someone with high anxiety!

2. What will I hear?

The answer is: Honestly not much. You may hear your wife groaning in pain at times from the contractions, but if your wife is anything like mine this will be minimal. My wife took her first labor like a champ! Seriously. She made it look like a piece of cake. There was maybe one time where she got a little feisty with me asking her a question, but she apologized right away. The only other sounds I heard was the crying from our precious baby girl as she entered into this world.

3. What do I say or do?

The answer is: If your situation is like mine, then you will not do much honestly. Sure I talked to my wife and tried to comfort her here and there, but I felt as if it was just better if I stayed quiet. When it was time for the baby to come, I did help hold a leg and help tell my wife she was doing a good job with pushing. When all is said and done, I was cutting the cord from our new baby girl. At that point, I knew that I had survived watching the whole birth. I felt accomplished.



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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

First Week Dad

It has been just a little over a week since I became an official dad. Whew, has it been an experience so far!
I can't begin to imagine how tired mommy is!

I wanted to update today with some things new dads may notice or feel with a new little one.
  1. Am I doing all I can to help out?
  2. How am I going to provide for everyone with what little I make?
  3. Am I handling baby carefully enough? 
 One of my biggest concerns so far have been the thought that I am not being dad enough. It concerns me that I feel like I can do so little. Sure, I change a diaper here and there. I hold baby when she is crying and resting. I can't do much on the feeding side of things, because well....I am still not lactating the last time I checked. Still, I do not feel that I am doing everything I can or should be. I constantly feel like there is something more I need to do. Does this feeling happen a lot with new dads?

My second fear is how am I going to provide for a family when I am now the amount of our total income. Sure many dads out there get lucky and strike it rich or own their own businesses. I am not one of those lucky ones. I work for the man doing a normal full time job (not that its hard), and still lucky to get by as we do currently. Now, we have another love in our life to take care of on a less income. How do other dads do it? We have began eating out less and shopping at the grocery store more. Our personal buying habits have slowed down. The fear still exists. What do other dads do?

My last main concern is hurting the baby. No, not intentionally. They just seem so fragile. I am not one who has handled babies a lot in the past. Any time someone would ask if I wanted to hold a baby, my answer was always NO! I can barely do things without hurting myself. Why would I want to risk hurting something so little? I am in the learning process of how to pick up the baby and hold her, but it still makes me a little uncomfortable at times. Their little heads are so wobbly and it makes me nervous. At least this is something I can resolve with experience.

first week dad


If any dads out there read this, please take the time to respond to a couple of my concerns and let me know your thoughts. All thoughts are always helpful.

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