Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
This one is a yummy chicken and pepper jack cheese combination! Add some yummy slices of avocado (it wasn't quite ripe enough to make guacamole with) and this salsa and you have, YUMMY!!
Courtney's post got me thinking of all sorts of combo's. She mentions a refried bean, pepper jack and guacamole quesadilla, which attributed for the above picture. She also did black bean, sauteed mushroom and sharp cheese one! I need to make some more!!!
If you use the uncooked tortilla's from Costco, you get a yummier tortilla!! I use this spray on my griddle to lessen the fat. Tastes like butter, but with zero calories! I use it on pretty much everything, just so ya know!
Monday, September 28, 2009
One of these with a nice big red bow on top!
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
I saw them tearing a building down,
A gang of men in a busy town.
With a yo heave ho and a lusty yell,
They swung a beam, and the sidewall fell.
I asked the foreman if these men were as skilled
As those he would hire if he were to build.
He laughed and said, “Oh no indeed,
Common labor is all I need,
For they can wreck in a day or two,
What builders have taken years to do.”
So I asked myself as I went my way,
Which of these roles am I to play?
Am I the builder who works with care,
Measuring life by the rule and square;
Or am I the wrecker who walks the town
Content in the role of tearing down?
You've got to read this post
to fully appreciate this poem.
Have a box of tissue handy. You'll need it.
Laura Beth has roots on my hometown. She has a lot of family there. I've known her most of my life. Mostly in passing, but what a beautiful person. She has to be because she comes from a wonderful family.
I stumbled across her blog and I was hooked. Her writing is beautiful and so is she. And her little boy, Kort, oh he's a doll!!! You'll love her blog. She is always up to the most amazing things. She also has a great blog called Serve Utah. She does amazing things here on this blog. She shares way's in which you can make a difference in others lives, locally and abroad. She is inspiring.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Following that we had a sweet sister give a summary of the book and turned it into a discussion. I didn't think people would be affected by this book as much as they were. They were truly touched by it and it brought back memories of their childhood days and some were the bullies and some were the ones that were picked on. It became a very emotional evening. It was so great to hear all they had to say. We then sang a beautiful Childrens Song called "I'll Walk With You". There wasn't a dry eye in the room.
We ended the evening by learning about the Erin Kimball Foundation, which is the place we will be donating these dresses to. It was great to see a survivor of this foundation and to know that these ladies and children will all need these dresses. We all walked away feeling uplifted and I know I walked away wanting to be a better friend.
A great book that everyone should read. Even my son really liked it (even if it was about girls and dresses). It is a book that everyone can relate to at some level.
It was a great evening that I will never forget. It is moments like these that make you want to be a better person and to realize how blessed I am with my life.
Friday, September 18, 2009
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Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
I stumbled across a great sight called Craft Jr. Awesome stuff to be found here ladies! Check out just a few of my finds! This is a goldmine of a website!
Easy Finger Puppets. Who doesn't love a craft that involved pipe cleaners, pom poms & googly eyes??? Does it get much easier than this?
Monday, September 14, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Unfortuantely there is not a store in my state!! Why is that, I wonder? Thank heavens for internet. They are super affordable and have super CUTE clothes!
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
This was one of those recipes I found during my food therapy days! I can't remeber where I got it, but I know it was off of a blog. If it's you, please let me know so that I can give you proper credit.
Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup
3 cans chicken broth *I boilded a whole chicken for the meat and the broth*
2 cups chopped carrots
2 cups chopped celery
1/2 chopped green onions
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1/4 cup milk
2 cups chicken cooked & cubed
4 cups noodles
1/2 tsp herb d' Provence (oregano, basil, thyme)
1/4 tsp pepper
Boil broth and veggies until cooked. Add cream of chicken soup, milk and seasonings. Let simmer for about 15-20 minutes and then add noodles and chicken and continue to simmer for about 20 minutes until the noodles are cooked. Keep on low until ready to serve.
1 egg, beaten
1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. milk
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
Combine egg, salt, and milk. Add flour and baking powder. Form dough into a ball. Roll out dough. I try to roll it as thin as I can. Let stand for about 20 minutes. then cut into 1/2 inch strips. Let dry for 1-2 hours. Drop into hot soup and cook for about 10-15 minutes.
Monday, September 7, 2009
1 & 1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 cup salt
2 tsp. cream of tartar
Mix together. Then add:
1 cup warm water
1 & 1/2 Tbsp. oil
I had to add some flour to make mine play dough consistency.
Just add what you need.
It smells so good!
Like brownies, but without the calories.
Provides hours of fun!
Sunday, September 6, 2009
I also love that it gives me a guarenteed time to watch a movie and just think....it is my therapy in some ways. I do it when the kids are in bed or at school so it is nice and quiet.
I am just trying to figure out....keep the habit.....or drop it.
Friday, September 4, 2009
3 cups 6 grain mix
3/4 cup sliced almonds
1 c. shelled sunflower seeds (optional)
3/4 c. reg. wheat germ (optional) I use a few Tbsp. flaxseed
1 c. flake coconut
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup dry milk
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup oil (I use butter)
1 & 1/2 cups raisins, dates, apricots (I use a dry fruit mix)
In a large bowl combine, 6 grain, almonds, sunflowers,flax,coconut, brown sugar and dry milk. Mix well. In a suacepan combine honey and oil heating gently till well blended. Add fruit. Pour over dry ingredients and stir well to coat. Put on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes. Stirring every 5 minutes. You need to really watch it or it will get a little to crispy. Edible, but crispy. You can do that for 10 minutes and then let it air dry. Store in air tight containers.
This is the best granola for cereal. It's much cheaper to make your own than to buy it. I also love that I can add variety. This batch I threw in a couple Tbsp. of Vanilla Powder. I also want to try it with Xagave, instead of honey. It's an easy recipe to experiment with. Plus it makes your house smell sooooo good!!
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Feed Your Soul is a free art project. The founder of this program, Jen Wallace wanted to do something to uplift other during this time of economic decline. She loves aret and so she came up with a great idea, to help others who also loved art. She has contacted many artists and asked them to offer a print that they would be willing to share for free on her sight that people could download and print out and use for personal use.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Extra Delicious Cupcakes:
1 box yellow or chocolate cake mix
1 - 4 serving box of vanilla or chocolate instant pudding mx
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup oil
Mix all ingredients togehter. Bake at 350 for 17-22 minutes. While they are cooking, make sure to lick the spoon! It's sooooo worth the calories. Cool completely and frost.
They aren't a rounded top cupcake. They kind of sink and spread outward, which makes them look a little diffrent, but oh my, my, oh heck yes, they sure do taste delicious.