Saturday, January 17, 2009
What is your idea of a romantic Valentine’s Day? A candle light dinner whether at a restaurant or home
In reality, what is your Valentine’s Day really like? Normally it is a day like any other days there have been a couple of times where I get flowers but in the past one of has had to normally work
If you could have a lifetime supply of your favorite sweet indulgence, what would it be? caramels I love them or what about taffy
are there any sweet treat you absolutely do not like? chocolate is not one of my favorites
If you fell into a pool of chocolate, how would you get out? I definetly would not eat my way out I would probably holler for help and then slip away in the pool of chocolate
Magic Cookie Bar
1 c butter
3 c graham crumbs
2 can condense milk
4 c chocolate chips
3 c coconut
2 c chopped nuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees In a 9 x 13 pan Melt the butter Sprinkle graham crumbs over top Layer ingredients in order given. Press down all with fork. Bake 25 minutes Cut in bars
Simply Delicious Sunday is a new meme that 3 sides of crazy is hosting. Please visit that site for more delicious recipes
For more Homemaker Mondays head over to 11th heavens homemaking site
For more great recipes also check out Tempt my tummy tuesday at BlessedwithGrace
Also check out Tasty Tuesday at forever wherever for some great tasting tips
for recipes at favorite ingredient friday go to overwhelmed with joy
In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.
So here is my question for today:
With all the cold weather some of us have had what is your favorite inside activity to do whild the weather is bad?
For more Aloha Friday questions visit An Island Life
1 T yeast
1 c warm water
1 t sugar
2 T oil
1 t salt
2 1/2 c flour
Mix water and oil Add yeast , sugar, and salt. Add 2 c flour and mix smooth. Knead enough flour in to make soft dough Knead 8 minutes Place in greased bowl turn to grease Cover Rise 30 min Spread in pan Freeze or top with toppings brush with italian dressing and bake 450 degrees for 12 minutes
Harper is a little new born baby that needs your prayers. She was born with som very serious problems and God is controll of all and her parents realize that. Lets prayer for this couple and for the baby that all will be well.
Dear Heavenly father, we adore you and know that all is in your hands. We know that you know what will happen and we also know where the fear comes from. We know that you are not the fear and we ask that the fear be removed from our hearts. We trust you Lord and know that you will take care of this precious family and that all will be well. Lord please watch over this little miracle that you created. Please watch over the doctors, nurses and all that come in contact with this little life. Lord we also ask that you in wisdom comfort this family as it is a very difficult time as we all know to come before with our needs not knowing what will happen that you do and that you do. Lord we thank you for all that you will do.
In Jesus name
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Friday, January 16, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
I love this verse for everyone was made to do one function and that is to praise the Lord. My little granddaughter as small as she is was made for one purpose and that was to praise the Lord. Is it not Great that as believers it will be to our pleasure that we will always and forever praise his name.
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When we sit inside a house when it is freezing outside how can we not be thankful? Thankful that God gave us a roof over our head and that we are able to still find the money to pay the rent. Thankful that we do not have to be outside on such a cold day. Thankful that he takes us down paths where we learn lessons so that when we hear bad weather is coming we are prepared and have plenty of water with no fear of being without. We sit down at our table and eat our supper and again we should be thankful. Thankful that we have a family to sit down with, thankful that we have a table to sit down to and thankful for the food that has been provided for us. Without him we would be nowhere and lost in the world. But because of God we can be thankful that he allready knows what our future days hold and we can be thankful that he is an awesome God that loves us very much.
2 lb hamburger
16 oz tomato sauce
1/2 c water
2 t mustard
2/3 c rice
Brown meat Stir in sauce, rice, water, season Stir Boil Simmer 30 minutes Wrap in tortilla
2 c flour
1 c brown sugar
1 c butter
1 t soda
1 c milk
Mix flour, brown sugar and butter. Set aside. In second bowl mix soda, egg, milk, Mix Pour into a 9 x 13 Top with chopped apples Sprinkle mixture of brown sugar and cinamon over top Sprinkle the crumbed mix over the op of all of this and pat down. Bake 350 degrees for 20 minutes
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5 a.m up and at em
make hubbies coffe
start load laundry
sit down for a bit of time with my Lord
6 a.m wake youngest daughter up to prepare for day
read a few blogs
6:30 2 boys up prepare for day
talk with kids
7:00 oldest daughter up and prepare for day
7:30 start chores to be completed for day
this starts my day you can read how others begin their day at Biblical Womanhood
This young lady is sporting it well and she will be the birthday girl very soon I can not believe it my little girl will be 18 years old and graduate from highschool. This outfit was bought super frugally because she decided 1 week prior to prom she wanted to go. So we went on a hunt. We got everything for under $75 shoes, dress, jewlry, hair stuff, etc... That was great so this year we will be doing the same sort of thing but a bit earlier.
For more a thousand word Thursday check out chaper than therapy.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Frugal Mom of 2 girls is also holding a giveaway for an Izzy B design elmo tee or dress as well as a real cut fabric happy birthday banner. I love these.
Feisty, Frugal and Fabulous is also holding a giveaway for treeart collectible card. You have to see these pictures.
5 Minutes for Mom blogged a story about a little boy who has serious health problems.
Parker’s list of medical challenges seems endless, as do his list of medical bills. (His parents have insurance, but that only covers some of the costs.)
And again Parker is in the hospital.
So often we read about children like Parker and think we wish we could help. But this time we can help in a simple way.
We’ve created a games page where the advertising revenue earned while the games are being played will go to Parker. It’s not much… but every penny counts, right?
If you can post this button on your blog and spread the word, we can all show Parker some love.
Monday, January 12, 2009
Making a happy home involved making a menu, shopping, and straightning the pantry and the freezer to put up the groceries. This involved buying 2 weeks worth of groceries and spicing up the family meal plan.
I needed to spice the meals in my home up a bit. Meal time is always great here but sometimes we get in ruts and need to spice it up so here is what I found
Truckstop Biscut and Gravy
2 can fridge biscuts
1/2 t pepper
1/2 t garlic
5 c milk
1/2 c flour
2 cream cheese
Bake biscuts Brown meat add spices Mix milk and flour Shake Pour milk into skillet Add cheese Cook Stir often til thickened and cheese melts Spoon over biscuts
All American Cheeseburgers
lb hamburger brown drain
3 T catsup
2 t mustard
2 c velvetta
Place hamburger in crockpot add next 2 Mix Top with cubed cheese Cover Cook Low 4 hours Mix Spoon on buns
Food always helps to make happy family and home. I am also looking for any great recipes to try. My family seems to enjoy new recipes.
to find more ideas on making a happy home you can visit As for me and my house
more homemaker monday tips can be found at 11th Heaven's Homemaker Haven
Talk about teusday tips can be found at the lazy organizer so go there to check out more tips on how to be more organized
Tempt my tummy Tuesdays at BlessedwithGrace has lots of great recipes and ideas
Kitchen Tip Tuesday at Tammys Recipes is a great place to visit for more ideas
Make something Monday at Go Graham Go
My creativity came from what I love to do it came from taking care of my family and their need of eating.Today was one of my busiest days. I had to quickly create a menu 3 days prior to the regular day of shopping because we are expecting bad weather this week and I wanted to get the shopping done. So I created a 2 week shopping plan went shopping cleaned my freezer out that had not been cleaned out before christmas because of cookie dough that ds sold and has now been delivered. So we rearranged that I wish I had a camera to show pics. This was my day then straigtned my daughters room So today was a busy day.
I love to plan menus and look for new and a bit different recipes but today I found myself unprepared with no menu, no shopping list and no real plan as to what I was going to do. i quickly checked the shoppers and found the sales, built from there and some old recipes I was wanting to make and a couple I wanted to try. Here is what I came up with:
B sausage and eggs
S ham and bean supper will also fixed grilled ham slices, cornbread and m & m cookies
B eggs and toast
S chicken sandwich, potatoes and no bake cookies
B sausage sandwich
S hotdog chips jello
S easy lasagna, garlic toast, salad, twinkies
B sausage sandwich
S eat out family night
B truck stop biscut and gravy
L chicken patties
S cheddar sausage bites, potatos, hostess
L pepperoni bites
S chicken pot pie, salad, cake with icing
In the depths of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer.
by Albert Camus
I love winter but the coldness often bites like a fierce dog. I feel warm and keep active when I think about the upcoming spring and summer
For other monday musings you can visit Candy Hearts and Paper Flowers
Sunday, January 11, 2009
chocolate vanilla ice cream scoop hair pin
choco-dipped strawberry waffle hair pin
child-sized rainbow bracelet
candy apple necklace
pink and red cake ring
chocolate vanilla ice cream scoop ring
fruitsy heart charm necklace
strawberry cupcake cellphone charm
pair of chocolate hair clips