Sunday, January 14, 2007
A lot of people are asking for recipes, I just want to let everyone know that I am working on the recipes, freezer cards, and will post a receipt as soon as I can to show how we manage to feed our family SPLENDIDLY within our budget. Blessings, Shawn <><
(PICS: Plated Citrus Maple Ham with Smashed Potatoes, frozen bagged ham, potatoes and bottled home-made chocolate syrup, with ice cream.)
Monday, January 8, 2007
The tiles were very cheap and they cut them for free...I leave them in the oven at all times and bake right on top of them with parchement for rustic breads and cookies.
After the cheeses, cooked meats, sauce and bread is divided up and measured I put them in quart size freezer bags, the place everything in a gallon size bag...the KIT is now assembles and frozen. I am in the process of making up laminated instruction cards to place in the KITS that may be used over and over again, so the family can prepare dinner.
Well, this is about all I can get done for today, it is the Pastor's day off and we must take a breather and relax...so more this week....God's richest Blessings! Shawn <><
Friday, January 5, 2007
The children have been waiting for me to make this DE-lish treat since they heard about it last summer at the Fair. So today we spent time mixing and funneling into a pot of HOT oil. So, what do you think, sound the best, huh? Okay, before anyone says how awful it is for my health, this is only a-once-a-year event!
So, I trimmed a coffee filter to insert into the coca-cola cups (4 for $1 at the Dollar Tree) to absorb any excess oils, fried the batter funnel-cake style and topped with powdered sugar.
Can't you see how much Christopher loved them?! White tipped nose!
Monday, January 1, 2007
The snow is glittery, the sun is shining brightly on our new year! Hmmmm, still not resolutions, although Pastor is running on the tread mill right now!
Saturday, December 30, 2006
The children are loving the embroidered pillowcases I stitched for Christmas...along with the new pillows their Uncle and Aunt provided via a Penney's Gift Card...thanks big brother! So embroidered on each one is the morning prayer...I was hoping to stitch the evening prayer on the back, but all of these words takes a bunch of time! I was surprised at how long they took.
My wonderful man, who happens to be a great dad, took the kids up to Indianhead Ski Hill for the FIRST afternoon of snowboarding and skiing...scary and fun at the same time, hey, everyone is taking turns in the hot tub tonight and my sweet husband is going to have a lot of sermon illustrations! wink...wink, teeheehee
These little kitty cats are out for the afternoon, they have been running with the kids outback in the snow...which evidently wipes out the feline boys!
RESOLUTIONS...thinking on these things....just thinking....hmmm, I have one more day, don't I?!
- Sunday: Tile Baked Pizzas, Cranberry Spritzer, Fresh dressed Greens and New Year's Celebration Cake
- Monday: Lemon Chicken, Seasoned Rice,Glazed Carrots, Milk, and Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie
- Tuesday: Baked Chimichangas with topping bar, homemade refried beans, fresh lemonade, chocolate chip cookies.
- Wednesday: Pulled pork (barbeque style) fresh rolls, corn salad, Milk and leftover desserts.
- Thursday: Quiche topped with filo dough, sliced apples, Milk and Chocolate Mousse.
- Friday: Tile Baked Pizzas, Sodas, Dressed Fresh Greens, Red Pan Pound Cake with Fresh Chocolate Glaze.
- Saturday: Crock Pot Chilli, Cheddar-Corn Bread, Lemonade, Ice Cream.
Friday, December 29, 2006
I adore this Starbucks Coffee Mug Danielle gave me for Christmas this year, isn't it so retro? The trees are a wonderful blue/green and I smile everymorning when I make my doubletall2%latte'....Yummmm-O!
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Then the cheesecakes...who would have thought! The little mini-cakes were eeny-meeny-miny-moed over, and yup the Chocolate Covered Blueberry was the adult favorite, while the P'nut butter cup was the children's favorite! The other one in the picture had a home-made caramel baked into the center. The tray continued to be refilled and refilled.
I can't possible post every picture of every item...but you get the idea. OH, OH, the adult men of the group hung out at the chocolate fountain...which I thought the ladies would claim that territory, and Danielle (my dd) thought it was adorable to see the menfolk mixing up little cups of hot cocoa and placing chocolate bits, marshmallows and whipped cream on the tops! But the ladies, once again, surprised me with opting for the Hot Spiced Pink Lemonade over Starbucks coffees! Ya just never know! I am wiped out today and am planning on having a few leftovers and a nice day of hanging around the living room watching football. May God Bless your households as he has ours this Christmas week, as our pastor said in service this morning, "It's always about the little Baby." Shawn <><
Oh, BTW What kind of English do you speak? I guess this proves that I travels a bunch growing up because my results are: LOL?!?
|Your Linguistic Profile:|
|50% General American English|
|15% Upper Midwestern|
Friday, December 22, 2006
My daughter and I are in a prep stage for the Parsonage Open House and I am adding some fun pics...from the individual s'mores (love all the snowmen heads?!)to the wintermint vanilla cupcakes, and yup, even a picture of the Honey Lager Bread (the one that we ate last time made...before a picture made it to the blog, teeheehee...)
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Menu for Parsonage Open House 2006
Pumpkin roll with cream cheese filling
Vanilla Wintermint Cupcakes
Chocolate Lava Star Cakes
Variety of mini Cheesecakes- Buttercup,
Milk chocolate covered blueberry, Caramel swirl
Dipped Oreo snowmen
Cheese slate dressed with sugared grapes and sliced brown sugar-cracked pepper ham.
Chocolate fountain with dippers:
Fresh Strawberries, Frozen Bananas, Pizzelle Italian Cookies, Jumbo Marshmallows, Apple slices
Scallops wrapped in bacon with merlot sauce
Bread sticks with roasted red pepper marinara
Smoked salmon cups
Holiday finger sandwiches
Wisconsin Honey Lager beer bread with tapenade
Hot Cocoa Bar
Hot Spiced Pink Lemonade
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Okay, so I am back, the children had a ball ice skating, and meeting up with the other homeschooling families, and I am getting pointers from them on posting my pics...hmmm, well, uh, when did this, um, yaknow, how did this happen?! Turning to the next gen already!!! LOL
ANYway, so I had some Tastefully Simple Beer bread last week and I tweaked a recipe to make it on my own...those years of culinary school must pay off somehow! First, fresh ingredients, and local is better! Always.
Then mix and watch the bubbles...mmmm, mmmm...good! After the batter is in the pan, dribble with some fresh , real, butter before baking, then bake, eat...guess what? We ate it for lunch with ham before taking a picture of the end product! ooops, but well, you understand...right? Hey, if you want the recipe, I'll think about it...LOL...
Great Greetings to you in the name of our Lord, Christ Jesus! and...with the help of this awesome gift he has blessed me with each and every morning...double tall latte' with 2%....yumm-o! I have so much so much more to post, but am having some digi cam issues...gosh, this is turning into a new hobby...ANYways...I had a productive morning, with cleaning out my oven, finishing a gift (pics will post after the 24th- wink-)making a beer bread mix and preparing it for hot ham sammies for lunch...I will post the beer bread pics and recipe when I have a moment, off to take the children ice skating. (gotta keep moving while the latte' buz is going!) Enjoy this day, for Heaven's sake! Shawn <><
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
The Parson's Wife is busy baking and pakaging the simply perfect basic pound cake. I adore and LOVE love the red pan that I found at a local shop, which aid in the naming of this Chistmas gift!
Don't you love the great red trimmed pan, and the simple pleasure of the eggs, flour, sugar, butter and cream...How God makes this great cake out of some simple ingredients is beyond me! WOW ! I am hoping the grandparents love this gift for the celebration of Christ's Birth this year. I just wish we could be together to share the day. I am off to town to post packages. Blessings on this week to all!
Friday, December 15, 2006
I wanted to check out how this posting of the pictures would work, so I am going to post some of my bread baking pictures to check out the quality and see if I can figure it out...thanks for your patience as I learn this blogland...
Some whole wheat starter that I am growing...