Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Other than the allergy issue we're having a run of the mill week at our house.
The mother-in-law is coming this weekend... wondering what we can do... wonder if I picked more apples if she'd like to peel, we're almost out of the apple butter...I always have a hard time trying to find things to do when she visits...
I think this Sunday we are going to finally join the church here we've been going to... I'll be glad to be part of a church again. It has been the hardest issue I've dealt with in moving.
Off to take more benadryl.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Steak and Mushroom Gravy
Beefy noodle casserole
Chicken fried Rice
Taco meat 2 batches
Twice baked potatoes
Sweet and Sour chicken
Chicken and dressing casserole
Baked egg brunch casserole
Quiche in a bag-2
Chicken in balsamic BBQ sauce
I quit before I made the Oven baked chicken strips...maybe tomorrow. At least now we have something to pull out and heat up instead of McDonald's and Taco Bueno so often! I have done this one other time with a good friend, it was sure a lot more fun than today when I did it alone! I think we'll order pizza for dinner... don't think I can cook another thing!
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Sat. morning we had the Blueberry Banana bread and breakfast taco's. My favorite find lately has been uncooked flour tortillas you buy in the refrigerator section of the grocery store. You grill them for about 20 seconds on each side and you have fresh tortilla's when ever you need them. It's great!
This morning I made a Apple puff pancake (since I'm still trying to get rid of apples) and a new Egg recipe I found. Both were SO good!
I wanted to take a picture of Apple Puff Pancake but before I could it was gone!!!
Southern Breakfast Scramble
1 TBSP sour cream (don't skip this)
1 C shredded cheese
1/2 diced ham or bacon
1/4 C diced onion
salt and pepper
4 TBSP Butter
Mix eggs, salt and pepper to taste and sour cream and wisk till smooth.
In a lg skillet melt butter over med. heat. Add onions (may also add mushrooms or diced bell pepper if you want) and saute till translucent and tender
Add diced meat and stir.
Pour egg mixture over the bacon and onions. Sprinkle cheese on top. Stir as it cooks until the eggs are no longer shiny.
Apple Puff Pancake
4 lg apples, peeled and sliced
4 tbsp butter
3/4 cup Flour
3/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp sugar
4 lg eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
Heat over to 400 degrees
I use a lg. cast iron skillet, you can use two 8" cake pans.
Put skillet in oven with butter in it to melt.
In bowl, beat flour, 1/4 tsp baking powder, 1 tbsp sugar, milk and eggs till smooth.
Arrange apple slices in skillet in butter. Pour egg mixture over the top. Mix cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle over the top.
Bake till puffed and golden brown, about 25 minutes. Serve with warm syrup if desired.
These are both keepers for me, easy, not many ingredients and the company thought I went to a lot of trouble!!
Saturday, September 20, 2008
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup reg. sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder, plus
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup coconut
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/3 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 medium mashed bananas
1 cup chopped pecans
2 cups frozen blueberries
In large bowl, mix all ingredients except blueberries for about 30 seconds.
Fold in frozen berries.
Pour into 2 greased 8 1/2x4 1/2x2 1/2 loaf pans that have been greased on the bottoms only.
Bake in 350º oven for 55-60 minutes, til toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool slightly, loosen sides with knife from sides of pan, turn out onto rack to cool.
When cool, wrap tightly with plastic wrap, keep refrigerated.
Best the next day!
Friday, September 19, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I really thought we would move to West Texas and never see anyone again, but I have been pleasantly surprised how many people come here for something and we get to see them or they come just to see us...
Oh, and you friends who are reading this and haven't been here...I'm waiting... what weekend is good for you???
And such a blessing... I got up this morning with one of my friends on my mind and when I checked my cell phone on the way to school I had a message from her. God has taken care of an issue that I have prayed for her about for a VERY long time. I am always amazed that God's plan is better than what we can think to wish for. We discussed this afternoon how difficult it is to wait. To wait on God's answer, His provision, and more times than not, it's not the answer we were praying for. I know he has good reasons for the time of waiting... but still it is not easy...
I was telling her about being a little lonely at my new job...wanting someone to visit with, then I realized I have nothing to complain about. I know how fortunate I am to have such good friends, it's ok if they don't work with me... I've just been spoiled in that area over the years. I'm sure there is a friend there I just don't know about yet....
I am so grateful for answered prayers and I'm very thankful that God has given me great friends.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
If only I could stay home to enjoy the wonderful weather... open the windows, light the pumpkin candle, and read a good book...
He changes times and seasons; he sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. Daniel 2:21
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Love me a little girl time!
But girl time is over and now I'm being forced to watch a husband pick movie! Off to see how much torture this will be....
oh, and because I'm ready for fall and enjoying the beautiful weather we've been having, I'm dragging my girls to an apple orchard tomorrow... Neither one wants to go, but nothing says fun like forcing your kids to go and experience apple picking... then I may really torture them and make them help me make apple butter or something fall-ish like that!
Monday, September 1, 2008
Jennifer and Allison came Sat. morning for the weekend. We didn't do too terribly much. We mostly relaxed and visited. We did go to the lake for a few hours to make sure they went back with a little sunburn. (amazingly we didn't loose anything or have any boating issues)We went to see Mama Mia last night and Allison talked the little girl into brushing her hair several times a day. I hated for them to go home today!
I've spent the afternoon sitting around, watching the weather channel about hurricane Gustav and enjoying the last hours of the three day weekend. It was such a treat it was.