She watches over the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness. Proverbs 31:27 NKJ
What an exciting time January is! New goals, new dreams, time to discard what is not working and improve on what is working. Today, I would like to share a book recommendation and a recipe.
I have been reading The 15 Minure Organizer by Emilie Barnes.
This is an excellent resource guide for our homes. She begins with extablishing goals and daily priorities, then moves right into cleaning, children, finances, and more. What I really like about the book is the way it is organized. The book has short chapters with just the right amount of information for the task at hand. There is no fumbling through the whole book looking for that right cleaning advice or whatever you are looking for at the moment. In the book, she also gives some low cost cleaning methods and with tightening budgets, this is a life-saver. Check it out, I think you will enjoy it!
I would also like to share a recipe from my Gooseberry Patch calendar. First of all, let me say that I love this calendar. Wonderful quotes, uplifting messages, and great recipes! Here is the recipe on the calendar for January
Old-Fashioned Chicken Pot Pie
2 pie crusts
2 to 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
10 3/4 oz. can cream of chicken soup
15-oz. can mixed vegetables, drained
1/2 c. sour cream
salt and pepper to taste
Line a 9" pie plate with one crust; set aside second crust. Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl; mix well and pour into pie plate. Top with remaining crust. Crimp crust to seal; cut several slits in top crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes, until bubbly and crust is golden. Makes 6 servings.
My family loved this recipe. It was quick and easy, perfect for a busy night. Serve with a salad and fruit and you'll have a great meal in minutes.
Have a wonderful Wednesday!