Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Mary:

Happy Birthday sweet 7 year old. We love you!!!












Thy will be done!!! +JMJ+

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Why I Love Fall:

HOMEMADE BOWS AND ARROWS


MUD SOUP
WOUNDED SOLDIER
BABY SNAKE
MAKING MUD PIES

THY WILL BE DONE!!! +JMJ+

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

TOY REVIEW TUESDAY:


Keepsake album by ALEX called Me by Me a perfect gift for any 3-9 year old...they suggest younger than 9 but my kids love them. They are like a heirloom box with book included.

THY WILL BE DONE!!! +JMJ+

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Overnight French Toast Casserole

Overnight French Toast Casserole

1/2 cup butter, melted (1 stick)
12 - slices Texas toast or any leftover bread
1 - cup brown sugar
1 - tsp cinnamon
1/4 - tsp nutmeg
1/2 - cup chopped pecans (optional)
1 - tsp vanilla extract
5 - eggs
1 1/2 - cups milk

Melt butter and pour in a 9x 13 . Mix together brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and if nuts if you are using them. Whisk eggs, milk & vanilla together. Layer bottom of pan with half the bread pieces Sprinkle half brown sugar mix over the bread. Layer second half of bread. Pour egg mixture over the bread slices, making sure all are covered evenly. Sprinkle remaining brown sugar on top. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, remove from the refrigerator and cover with a new piece of foil. Preheat oven to 350 bake the casserole for 30 minutes. Then uncover and bake 15 more minutes french toast bake should be browned and set. I like to remove mine from the oven and pour some maple syrup on top and place back in the oven to caramelize for about 5-7 minutes.

Friday, September 17, 2010

PANCAKES FOR A CROWD:

  • 7-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup and 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 3/4 cup and 3 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons and 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 7-1/2 egg, beaten
  • 7-1/2 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup and 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  1. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the center, and pour in milk, egg and oil. Mix until smooth.
  2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.
THY WILL BE DONE!!! +JMJ+

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Chicken Recipes:

With 14 people to feed and company over all the time, chicken is our all time easiest food to cook. I saw these great recipes at Hungry Girl and thought I would share them. Have any other EASY recipes?

Cheesy Chicken Egg Rolls

Ingredients:
1/2 tbsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown)
1 sweet onion, thinly sliced
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups spinach leaves
1/2 tbsp. chopped garlic
4 oz. cooked skinless lean chicken breast, chopped
2 wedges The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese
6 large square egg roll wrappers (stocked with the refrigerated Asian items in the supermarket)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare a large baking sheet by spraying it lightly with nonstick spray; set aside.

Place butter in a skillet and bring to medium-high heat on the stove. Once butter has coated the bottom of the skillet, add onion and salt. Stirring often, sauté until softened and slightly browned, about 6 minutes.

Reduce heat to medium low. Stirring occasionally, continue to cook onion until browned and caramelized, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and set aside.

Return skillet to medium-high heat on the stove. Add spinach and garlic and cook until the spinach has wilted, 1 - 2 minutes. Transfer mixture to the large bowl.

Add chicken and cheese to the bowl, breaking the cheese wedges into pieces as you add them. Mix thoroughly and set aside.

Place two egg roll wrappers on a clean, dry surface. Evenly distribute 1/6th of the mixture (about 1/3 cup) in a horizontal row a little below the center of each wrapper. Moisten all four edges of each wrapper by dabbing your fingers in water and going over the edges smoothly.

Fold in the sides of each wrapper about an inch toward the middle, over the filling to prevent it from escaping. Roll the bottom of each wrapper up around the mixture; continue rolling until you reach the top. Seal the outside edge with another dab of water. Carefully transfer egg rolls to the baking sheet.

Repeat with remaining wrappers and filling, making sure you have a clean, dry surface each time. Spray the tops of the egg rolls with nonstick spray.

Bake in the oven until golden brown, about 25 minutes.

Allow to cool slightly. Slice into halves, if you like, and dig in!

MAKES 6 SERVINGS
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Other Awesome Chicken Recipes from HUNGRY GIRL:

SW BBQ Chicken Quesadilla - Barbecue chicken in a convenient, no-mess, delicious vehicle.

Won ton Tacos - appetizer

Crispity Crunchity Drumsticks - Want to hold your chicken and eat it too?

Nacho-rific Stuffed Chicken - chicken stuffed with cheesy beans

Buffa-low Chicken Strip Salad - crispy chicken salad

THY WILL BE DONE!!! +JMJ+

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ONE YEAR OLD!!!

12th baby privilege being baptized by a bishop!!!
Aunt Betsy!!!
Who would of thought I would end up having a c section in a hospital?
Mom started out at home trying to get you out...9lbs 11 oz!!!
Your one year old monkey suit from Barbara!!!

Happy Birthday sweetie we love you and pray for you to grow holy and close to God all the days of your life!!!

THY WILL BE DONE!!! +JMJ+

Monday, September 13, 2010

MOVIE REVIEW MONDAY...



Watch first...college age...Lots of bad language. Uses the Lord's name in vain-alot...there is one scene that is almost r rated. Good scene at the ending about bad guy getting taken by black spirits to hell.

THY WILL BE DONE!!! +JMJ+

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Raising Boys 7: A man of God:



THY WILL BE DONE!!! +JMJ+

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Our first day of school...2010:

Tuesday was our first day of school...we had a fun filled day of learning and playing!!!

High school girls making lunches...they looked pleased that mom has the camera out!!!

SUPER COOL HUGE CATERPILLAR!!! IT WAS SO BIG AND SCARY...science-done.
What preschool looks like in our house...the 3 year old had the nerve to say we needed more legos!!!


2nd Grade work

7th Grade work
Grad school daughter off to her day at her internship
My three oldest daughters ready to conquer the day!!!
My six year old who broke her leg 3 weeks ago...she gets to sleep downstairs in the living room
6th grader...who is actually doing Saxon 7/8 not 8/7
4th grade books
school boxes ready
More science...we got to watch praying mantis' mating

THY WILL BE DONE!!! +JMJ+

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

FACEBOOK RULES

MY FACEBOOK RULES:

AGE 16
30 MIN A DAY
GIVE PARENTS PASS WORD
FRIEND MOM
DON’T ACCEPT PEOPLE YOU DON’T KNOW
DON’T SAY BAD WORDS AND DELETE BAD COMMENTS YOUR FRIENDS PUT ON YOUR FACEBOOK
WATCH OUT FOR INAPPROPRIATE PHOTOS
DON’T GET SUCKED INTO GAMES-ONE AT TIME
BE NICE-DON’T GOSSIP
ALL JOBS AND SCHOOL MUST BE DONE FIRST

FOUND THESE:
FACEBOOK (FB) GUIDELINES
FRIENDS
• Parents must approve someone before I can add that person as a “friend” because “friends” have access to my profile. Parents and I will be FB “friends.”
• All Facebook “friends” will be people parents have met, or are verified by parents through another trusted adult.
PHOTOS
• All photos posted on FB will be appropriate and fully clothed.
• Photos posted by others will be monitored and my name blocked if inappropriate or disrespectful to me. Profile and friend pics will be blocked from view by strangers.
INFORMATION
• No personal profile contact information will be accessible to anyone, including “friends”.
• I will work with my parent on establishing and maintaining application rules and settings, including the downloading of games.
• My name will not be “searchable” on FB.
• Parents have my FB account password and edit rights on all profile and settings information.
BEHAVIOR
• I will practice appropriate online communication, to prepare myself for other future Web applications. This includes respectful language, careful self-disclosure, basic grammar rules and refusal to participate in any form of cyber-bullying, including the spreading of rumors. I will “unfriend” anyone who is doing or saying hurtful things.
• In all Internet communication, I will consider, “Would I want my grandmother to read this?”
• Facebook time is limited to 15 minutes per day.
I agree to abide by the Facebook guidelines above, and include parents in addressing FB concerns. All terms subject to change by mutual agreement. I understand that if I do not follow them, my Facebook privileges will be suspended.

THY WILL BE DONE!!! +JMJ+

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

CLEANING WITH VINEGAR:

I FOUND A COOL CLEANING WITH VINEGAR SITE HERE.

Windows - Cleaning with Vinegar

Many different vinegar cleaning solutions have been used for dirty windows. Here are two of the easier ones:
Window

* 1) Use a 50/50 white vinegar water solution for normal dirt.
* 2) Use full strength warm vinegar for very dirty windows or windows that have dried paint or hard-water mineral spots.


Spray on the vinegar solution then wipe dry with a paper towel.
Alternatively, some people use crumpled up newspapers dipped in or sprayed with vinegar solution to wipe the glass, followed by a dry paper towel or crumpled up newspaper.
Why newspapers? Because they don't leave any lint behind, they are readily available, cheap and recyclable.

Another widely used vinegar formulation that is my favorite for cleaning windows, involves mixing white vinegar, water and rubbing alcohol(70%) as follows:

* 2 cups Water (500 ml)
* 1/2 cup Vinegar (125 ml)
* 1/4 cup Rubbing Alcohol (60 ml)


Those who use it claim that it works just like expensive commercial products and I certainly agree!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Movie Review Monday:


BOLT

Cute...we liked it...fun for all ages...

REVIEW HERE

THY WILL BE DONE!!! +JMJ+

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Chic fli a Cow Appreciation Day!!!

Look what I found in my draft file...fond summer memories!!!



I brought 15 kids in my van to Chic fli a Cow Appreciation Day!!!

CHECK OUT THESE COSTUMES

What a blast we had!!!

THY WILL BE DONE!!! +JMJ+

CHOCOLATE SALTINE BARS

CHOCOLATE SALTINE BARS

Saltines
1 c. butter
1 c. brown sugar
1 to 1 1/2 c. chocolate chips

Foil and lightly grease a sheet pan. Line the pan evenly with saltines. Boil 1 cup butter and 1 cup brown sugar for 5 minutes stirring frequently while boiling. Pour evenly over saltines and bake in 350 degree oven for 5 minutes. Immediately remove from oven, put chocolate chips on top and frost after melted. Sprinkle with chopped nuts if desired. Refrigerate and break into pieces when hard. Tastes best when served cold.

THY WILL BE DONE!!! +JMJ+

Saturday, September 4, 2010

PARTY PUNCH:

FRUIT JUICE PUNCH

2 quarts tropical fruit punch
1 quart ginger ale
1 quart pineapple sherbet

In a large serving bowl, pour mixture over block of ice.

16 to 20 servings.

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PARTY PUNCH

4 quarts ginger ale or lemon lime soda
1 small can frozen lemonade
1 small bag of frozen strawberries
1 qt. Hawaiian punch (any flavor)
1 qt. raspberry sherbet

Mix all ingredients together in a punch bowl. Add frozen strawberries right before serving.

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Original Sherbet Punch Recipe


1/2 gallon sherbet, any flavor
2 quarts (8 cups) ginger ale
Ice mold

# Chill all ingredients well before mixing.

Scoop sherbet into a large punch bowl. Stir to soften.

Slowly add ginger ale.

Float an ice mold, if desired.

Makes 32 servings.

Options:

* Add 3 to 4 cups of fruit juice, corresponding to the sherbet flavor, sweetening if necessary.

* Substitute 1 750-mil bottle of champagne and 3 cups pineapple juice for the ginger ale. Pineapple sherbet works well here.

* Float small dollops of sherbet atop the punch in the punch bowl.
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OR THIS?

The easiest one is Juicy Juice Kiwi Strawberry and a liter of Ginger Ale.

Any one have any easier ones?

THY WILL BE DONE!!! +JMJ+