Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Now I will go and see what else I can do with this sketch. Maybe I will have another card or 2 to share later in the week. Happy Card Making!!!
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
As for the little page I created, I used a clip art image from a book called Cut & Copy by Dianne J. Hook. I have had this book since the beginning of my Scrapbook time, so I am not even sure its still out there for purchase.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
So I do not have a lot to share today in the usual way, so I thought I would share something in the unusual way. Something about me that perhaps some of you do not know. So here goes...
So what is your favorite hard or soft candy???
I am a candy addict!!! I love all sorts of hard and soft candy. Hard candies being my favorite of all. If I were to start listing them, I would probably be here a while. Candy is just something I have loved since my childhood and something I refuse to give up as a adult. So I will just list one of my most favorite hard candies.
Smarties!!! Yep that's right. I love Smarties.
Usually, I just buy the little bag, but yesterday, I found this bag at Walmart. and its a assorted flavor bag. There is Hawaiian Tropical,Xtreme Sour, Original, Bubblegum, and Candy Money. I just could not pass it up. The Xtreme Sour is of course my favorite. cause I love anything sour. It will probably take me a while to eat this bag since it is a 2.5 pound bag. The trick is to stash some in your purse, some in candy jars all around the house. That way you are never without a Smartie when you need one. Now you know my favorite kind of hard candy. Are you surprised!!!
This week I will be working on my Recipe Swap page, Cookie as our catagory, and of course I will be doing the MoJo Monday card. It looks like a pretty easy sketch this time, so maybe I can make more than 2 to add to my card stash. I will also be trying a new recipe. I have not found one yet to try, but be assured, I will find one. So check back during the week and see what I come up with. TTFN
Friday, March 20, 2009
First there was Spicy Chicken Legs, in my case, Spicy Chicken Quarters. They were on sale, so I went with them instead of just the leg. I figure more for the buck!!
I could not find the hot salt that she suggested to use, so I decided to add some Franks Red Hot sauce. I just gave about 5 big shakes into my butter/lemon mixture. It was the perfect amount of hot for my family. I love that stuff!!! Could eat it right out of the bottle!! This was probably some of the best baked chicken I have ever eaten. I added homemade Mac and Cheese using Velveeta and of course my garlic/butter green beans. This was not a low fat meal by no means, but it sure was good!!! Had lots of leftovers.
Last night I made the Baked Ziti, or again I used Penne Noodles, instead of Ziti. I could not find the Ziti in whole wheat, and I like my pasta with fiber. So Penne it was. I also could not find that special Mascarpone cheese she suggested, so I just used Ricotta. I looked up Mascarpone and it said it was in the same family as Ricotta, so I thought it would work just as good.
This recipe is wonderful. It defiantly became a family "KEEPER" It almost taste like Lasagna, but not quite as rich. I did add some extra cheese, cause my family loves cheese. I served this with Salad and Garlic Bread. Again, lots of left overs for the weekend.
Give these recipes a try. You want be sorry!! Your family will love them!!! Thank you ladies for sharing your yummy, to the tummy, recipes!!! Come back for more Recipe Try Outs!!!
Did you say Party!!! Ultimate Blog Party?? Girl, I love any kind of party!!! So sign me up on the dotted line!!! My name is Jeanie Beanie. I love my laptop and I really love blogging and this blog party thing sounds like ultimate fun. I love the video of the women sitting around the dining room table with their laptops and cupcakes. Now that is what I call the Ultimate party. My laptop and blogging are probably what I spend most of my time doing, when I am not digi/paper scrapbooking, papercrafting/stamp cardmaking, stitching, doll making, cooking, Being a Mom and homeschooling, wife of almost 26 years. Can you tell from the list that I am one to never get bored!!! Always doing and trying new things. You will be able to tell that once you read my blog. It is about my life in general. You never know what I might be doing next. So please come visit me and leave me some love on your way out!!! KISS, KISS, HUG, HUG!!!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Both stamp sets are retired sets from The Angel Company. I absolutely love the little Lion and was very sad when he retired. Anyways, had a great time and cannot wait for next weeks sketch!!!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Pork and beans, 2 (18 oz) cans
Ketchup, 1 cup
Brown sugar, 1/4 to 1/2 cup
Onion, 1/2 cup, finely chopped
Jalapeño pepper, 1 teaspoon, pickled, finely chopped
Bacon, 2 strips raw
Saute onions and pepper together until tender and carmalized.
Mix all ingredients together except for the bacon. Pour into a two-quart casserole. Top with bacon. Bake at 350 for approximately one hour. Remove bacon and stir before serving. Serves 6-8.
I also gave a few other recipes a try over the week and totally thought they ROCKED!!!
Creamy Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas, which I got the recipe from ShabbyPrincess blog. I substitued the chicken, for beef, because my men love beef more. Other than that, I did the recipe to the exact, and it was soooo yummy!!! It made 2 and half pans and we ate it all weekend. I also made homemade Mexican Rice to go with it. I tried to make this years ago and it turned out so bad, that I have not been brave enough to do it again until now. I found this Mexican Rice recipe on Annie's Eats and after reading her post, decided to give it a try. It turned out wonderfully. So tender and tasty. It is definately going into my favorite recipes and she is right about it tasting like the resturants. I will admit that it takes some time to prepare, but it is worth every minute. Very good Mexican Rice.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Well thats it for now. I am going to work on MoJo Monday sketch. You should head over there and challenge yourself to do a card with the sketch. It really is cute this week. Also I will be working on my recipe page for our swap. We are doing Side Dishes. Check back later to see what I come up with. Happy Stamping!!!
Friday, March 06, 2009
Thursday, March 05, 2009
Monday, March 02, 2009
Hello Blog Buddies, Well I had a great start last week, but then it kind of went downhill towards the end and I did not get a chance to update, so here I am Monday and starting a new week. I am so grateful to God, that he always gives me new days and weeks to start over. Lets hope I can do better this time.
Tuna Alfredo Casserole
2 (7 oz ) pouches of Albacore White Chunk Tuna
1 cup chopped celery
½ pint of heavy cream
1 8oz. Cream Cheese
6 oz. of Romano cheese
½ cup of Sour Cream
½ cup of milk mixed well with 2 T. flour
Cook egg noodles till tender. Set aside. Saute celery, carrots, and onion until slightly tender.
In a sauce pan melt ½ stick butter, Cream Cheese, Sour Cream, and Romano Cheese in ½ pint of heavy cream.
Let cheeses melt some and then slowly add in ½ regular milk/flour to mixture.
Heat until sauce thickens and is creamy texture.
In large bowl, stir in tuna, sauted veggie mix, cooked noodles and ½ of cheese mixture.
Mix all ingredients well. Add in more cheese sauce if desired, or store the rest for different recipe.
Place mixture in a large casserole dish. Sprinkle with desired amount of Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Serves 6-8. Serve with salad and garlic bread
Ok, that's it for now. Hopefully I will have more later in the week.