October 30, 2008
~But even if we don't have company, I always double this recipe because if I didn't my gang would be mighty sad. Enjoy! If you make it, call us and we'll come over and help you eat it! ; )
1 med. onion chopped
1 jalapeno pepper seeded and diced
2 cloves of garlic minced
2 lbs. beef chuck cut into small cubes
3 T. oil
28 oz. can of Mexican Tomatoes with chilies (Rotel)
1 can beef broth
1 can condensed tomato soup
1 can chicken broth
2 T. Worcestershire sauce
1-3 t. Tabasco sauce
1 T. ground cumin
1 T. chili powder
1 T. salt
1/4 tsp. lemon pepper seasoning
6 corn tortillas cut into 1 inch squares
Cook onion, jalapeno, garlic and beef cubes in oil. Add tomato soup, both broths, tomatoes and one and a half cans of water. Add all seasonings. Bring to a boil. Then simmer uncovered for 50 minutes. Then add the tortillas and cook for 10 more minutes. Serve with grated cheese. (we also like it with sour cream).
October 29, 2008
October 26, 2008
I'd never heard of it before, have you?
But he is going to make something similar to this:
October 22, 2008
When the gang got a little older, we started dog sitting 2 weeks out of every month for a couple who ministered the gospel in countries all around the world.
And this dog of theirs had issues! Oh mercy!
Then the Lord blessed us with the perfect dog for us.
-A friend with three golden retrievers offered us one of theirs for FREE. She was four years old, had papers, was house trained and very good with kids. Amazing!!! The only thing wrong with her they said was that she seemed to need to be in a one-dog house because she needed lots of attention. We knew our four kiddos could give her PLENTY of attention! And so we said 'Yes! and that is how we got HONEY.
She has loved being the one and only dog at this house and we have loved having her.
Honey is a character though. She believes in retaliation....
She is a total sweetheart and we are so thankful to have "reaped" her! : )
October 21, 2008
In Mark 6: 56 it says: "Now He could do no mighty work there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them."
(We can only wonder and imagine what He would've liked to have done in that place!)
Their unbelief was the reason He chose to be limited in what He did there. It says "He marveled because of their unbelief."
Don't you think we still make Him "marvel" about that today?
Mark 9: 14-30 tells the story of the boy with an evil spirit that the disciples could not "drive out." His father said to Jesus "But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us."
And I love what Jesus says because it reminds me that the problem of course, is not with Him or His ability or willingness, its with us!
The missing factor is our belief...
' "If you can?" said Jesus. (I think I might of been a little bit offended right then if I was the Lord) ; )
"Everything is possible for him who believes." '
And that dear father says "I do believe, help me overcome my unbelief."
Amen! Me too!
October 17, 2008
And I just can't wait to grind it and make homemade bread and waffles. ~I love to hear Andrew tell me that fresh baked bread is better than "ANY kind of cake." : )
I've started the quilt and I'll show some pictures soon...
My house is a scary state of dirty and so I am planning to spend my Saturday baking, cleaning and sewing. Whoo-hoo! I can't wait.
October 15, 2008
October 13, 2008
1 stick of butter
1 ¾ c. of flour
½ c. sugar
½ c. brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
½ tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1 can (16 oz) pumpkin
2 large eggs
Melt butter in bowl and aside to cool. In large bowl combine dry ingredients and stir. In another bowl combine sugars, butter, pumpkin, eggs and vanilla to melted butter and stir.Add the wet ingredients to the dry. Do not over mix. Stir in butterscotch chips. Spray a mini muffin tin with cooking spray. Fill tin ¾ full and bake at 350 for 15 min. Makes 40 mini muffins.
October 11, 2008
And if it goes well, then I may have to make that cute quilted pom pom pillow to go with it and maybe at least one matching bear! (if that doesn't take me until she starts kindergarten! LOL)
Anyone have some color suggestions? I'm not crazy about the pink and yellow color scheme.
October 9, 2008
and it doesn't include a bun or pizza sauce then I am amazed. : )
And this turned out to be one of those recipes!
It's from Living on a Dime. I enjoy their free newsletters and tips.
-Here it is. It's called Sonja's Chicken. Since leg quarters were on sale, I made it with 2 packs of those instead of a whole chicken. (it made lots of 'gravy')
I served it with mashed potatoes and Caesar salad. It was a big hit! -Even with my extremely picky child. ; )
October 7, 2008
-We were on a field trip with a friend and her kids downtown for a one hour boat ride. All that we knew was that the first ride of the day was free and that the boat held 45 people... We were pretty excited because it sounded fun and we love FREE!
As we walked down some stairs to the dock, the only 'boat' I saw was this one:
And I said "Wow! We get to ride on the American Victory!?" in awe and amazement.
At that moment my poor boys were horrified. : )
"Mom!!!!!!" "That's a battleship!"
"How can you think we are going for a ride around the bay in a battleship?!"
I did get a clue as we walked closer to it.
Our boat was the small, sleek looking one in the water next to it. LOL!
-No, we definitely didn't end up riding around the bay in a 58 year old battleship....
But it was fun to look at.
And my boys had a good laugh with their Dad over this at dinner that night!
October 6, 2008
October 3, 2008
I put it on our new homeschooling blog here.
~And didn't Sarah Palin's hair look cute in the debate last night? : )
I thought she did a great job.
Have a blessed weekend! : )
October 1, 2008
"Your riches are corrupted..."
"You have heaped up treasure in the last days..."
"You have lived on the earth in pleasure and luxury: You have fattened your hearts as in the day of slaughter."
No matter what happens with W*ll St., the economy or the election:
"My heart will rejoice in Your salvation. I will sing to the Lord. Because He has dealt bountifully with me." Psalm 13:5-6
~If you belong to Him than you know He's been EVER SO bountiful to you. Amen? : )
"You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand." James 5:8
~Isn't THAT is a glorious thing?! : )
Have a blessed day!