Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Today I would like to share a couple of recipes. The first one is from Mrs. H, over at Heritage Schoolhouse. She has the best recipes! I have made several of her recipes and my family has enjoyed them all!
Creamy Chicken Enchiladas
(makes two pans-one to eat and one to freeze!)*
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon dried minced onion
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
5 cups cooked chicken, shredded
20 flour tortillas
2 cans condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
1 cup milk
2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chilies
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Mexican blend cheese
Beat cream cheese, water, onion powder, cumin, salt and pepper until smooth. Stir in chicken. Place 1/4 cup mixture down center of each tortilla and place seam side down in 2 greased 13x9x2 inch baking dishes. Combine soup, sour cream, milk and chilies; pour over enchiladas. Bake, uncovered at 350 degrees fro 30-40 minutes or until bubbly. Sprinkle with cheese and bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Enjoy!
*We ate most of the two pans!
Also, I let my chicken cook in the crock-pot along with the chicken soup. The chicken just shredded so easily.
Rocky Road Brownies
1 package German chocolate cake mix
1/2 cup skim milk
1 can fat free condensed milk
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 cup raisins
2 tablespoons reduced-fat chocolate chips
Mix cake mix with condensed milk, skim milk, marshmallows and raisins and then pour mixture (it will be very thick) into 9x12 pan that has been sprayed with pam. Top with chocolate chips. Bake at 350 degrees for 23-25 minutes. Makes 24 at 2 fat grams each.
This recipe is from one of my church cookbooks. Yum!!!
I hope you enjoy these recipes! Have a wonderful Tuesday!
Monday, July 27, 2009
The menu for this week is as follows:
Crock-Pot BBQ Chicken
*Ice Cream Social after church*
Rocky Road Brownies
Have a fabulous Monday!
Saturday, July 25, 2009
A PRAYER IN SPRING
Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers today;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.
Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white,
Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night,
And make us happy in the happy bees,
The swarm dilating round the perfect trees.
And make us happy in the darting bird
That suddenly above the bees is heard,
The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill.
And off a blossom in mid air stands still.
For this is love and nothing else is love,
The which it is reserved for God above
To sanctify to what far ends He will,
But which it only needs that we fulfill.
Read at the Dedication of John F. Kennedy Park, May 29, 1987
Have a blessed Lord's Day!
Friday, July 24, 2009
We had such a great time together! Our hostess, as always, did a fabulous job of making us all feel welcome. We had tea and cookies and wonderful discussion. I draw so much more insight on the books from meeting with these ladies. Everyone adds really wonderful questions and also adds great comments. After discussion of the book we just enjoyed each others company. We caught up with what everyone has been doing all summer and we also made our plans for the rest of the year with our book club.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
The name was changed to the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1948 to mark the change from a trade school to a technical institute and research university.
This picture shows an interstate overpass that has been landscaped with overhangs, greenery, and benches. It has a very relaxing feel to be in midtown Atlanta. This area leads over to Tech Square, where there are classrooms, shops, restaurants, and the Georgia Tech Barnes and Noble.
This is Tech Tower, which was one of the two first buildings on campus. Tech Tower was constructed in 1888, along with a shop building.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
1 lb. ground beef
2 1/2 T. fresh grated onion
1 1/2 large cans tomatoes mashed well before adding
1/2 cup tomato paste
1 T. chopped parsley (fresh is best)
1 tsp. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. salt (or to taste)
3/4 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. basil
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/2 lb. grated mozzarella cheese
1/2 lb. grated sharp cheddar cheese
Combine cheeses together and set aside. Cook meat in skillet until brown. Meat should be well broken and loose. Stir well, and drain. In large pot add next 9 ingredients to the beef. Simmer this while cooking the noodles. In large pot of boiling, salted water, add enough noodles to cover the bottom of casserole dish to be used. (About 6-7 noodles.) Cook until tender and drain well. Line your baking dish with cooked noodles. Add a layer of the combined cheeses on top. (You may add a layer of ricotta cheese to this, but it is optional.) Then add a layer of meat sauce. Top with remaining cheese mixture. Bake at 325-350 degrees for 40 minutes. Let stand about 20 minutes before serving. Serve with garlic bread and crisp tossed salad. Gwen Crane
* I made this last night for our family and we really enjoyed it! She had put in the recipe that she had been cooking this lasagna for over 30 years!
BANANA SPLIT DESSERT
2 c. Graham Cracker Crumbs
1 stick margarine, melted
2 sticks margarine, melted
1 box confectioner's sugar
5 or 6 large bananas
1 large can crushed pineapple (drained)
1 large container cool whip
Hershey's chocolate syrup
Mix the graham cracker crumbs with 1 stick of margarine. Press into 9 x 15 Pyrex. Beat until fluffy (15 minutes) the eggs, 2 sticks of margarine, and confectioner's sugar. Pour into crust. Add sliced bananas, pineapple, cover with Cool Whip. Decorate top with nuts, cherries, and syrup. Chill. Cheryl Downs
*We will be trying this recipe this coming weekend. It sounds delicious!
I hope you enjoy these recipes. I have said it before, you just can't beat church recipes! Have a super Tuesday!
Monday, July 20, 2009
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Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Loved the windows on this one.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
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Monday, July 6, 2009
This week we will be heading to my oldest son's college orientation for a few days. This is an exciting, but also emotional time (for mom!). I will be glad to see his dorm room and get his schedule. This is all new territory for us, so prayers would be much appreciated! I wish everyone a wonderful week. I will post pictures of the orientation when we return.