Thursday, February 17, 2011

Mom Quotes

Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love.
-Mildred B. Vermont

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

One Day A Mother Realizes

One day a mother realizes that while she rocks her sweet baby son, he will grow up,
grow up into a man that no longer wants to be rocked because he's too big and grown up.

One day a mother realizes that she has to enjoy every moment with her sweet baby son,
as he will grow up,

grow up into a man, a man that she hopes will have wonderful, sweet memories of his momma, memories that will last a lifetime.

One day a mother realizes that her sweet baby boy will grow up, and hopes that all the training she gave him as a baby boy will grow up to be

a young Christian man,
who will be strong and faithful in the Lord.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Cheap, Delicious, AND Easy Tomato Soup

Okay, so it's not Campbell's canned soup, it's better than that. 
I've had many friends ask for this recipe.

I originally got the recipe from my book called,  Dining on a Dime. Of course, no great recipe is a really great one without making a few changes, right? I don't always make changes to recipes, just those I see would taste better adding something different than what the original calls for.

So here's my version of the Cheap, Delicious, AND Easy Tomato Soup:

2 Tbsp. Flour
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. Butter
2 cups of milk, divided
4 cups of Tomato Juice, heated
---I put dried basil in my soup.  This recipe calls for Parsley, but I use the Basil instead.

1. In a large saucepan, combine four, sugar and 1/4 cup milk; stir until smooth. Add remaining milk and butter.

2. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. 

3. I also add cream to mine too, if I have it, and i just guess until it gets a little lighter colored. Or you can do 1 cup of milk and 1 cup of cream.

4. Cook for 2 minutes until thickened. Slowly stir in Tomato juice, until well blended.  I never heat my Tomato juice, as it's just an extra step, but it may help the flour sugar mixture from curdling.

I also put pepper, and a little salt to taste.  I usually serve with Parmesan cheese and Oyster crackers.


Cooking Something New, Perhaps....Pizza

Yesterday I was thinking, hummm, what can I cook for dinner?  My husband's favorite is Pizza, so I thought, I'm going to try and make homemade pizza from the dough to the sauce, and all the delicious toppings included. I thought, it can't be too hard right?  Surely it's got to be easier than I think....and you know, it really was.

I went online to what used to be:, and now is,

Here is the recipe I used for a thin crust pizza, which is our favorite.

The toppings I used were pepperoni, hamburger (with a little salt and pepper), red onion, sliced tomatoes, banana peppers, and Kalamata olives.  Yummy! You can really put whatever you like.

The sauce on this recipe was really too sweet for my taste, and calls for 4Tbsp. of white sugar, and 2Tbsp. of brown sugar.  WOW!!  It was really sweet!! Next time, I'm only going to use 1Tbsp. of sugar.

Although, my husband bit into the pizza and said, "I like the sauce!"  and also commented "this is the best pizza I've ever eaten!"

If you want something simple and not too difficult to prepare for a quick and fun dinner to get the kids involved, this is the one.

Thanks! I'll be visiting again to find another yummy recipe from your endless possibilities of cooking ideas.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A Few Things Close to My Heart

There is always hope. Faith is believing without seeing. Love. How wonderful to love, 
to love the friends and family you have, 
and be loved, 
by the friends and family you have.
Loved by the Father in Heaven,
the ONE who loves you more than any other.
Thank you Father!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

Zoo Day in October

The weather got cooler, and we went to the zoo in October.  What a fun day we had!

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Kelton got a little nap in there too!

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So here are a few photos of the animals......

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And Cody feeding the birds.  This was the most interactive part of the zoo!

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What a fun adventurous day!