Tuesday, September 30, 2008


This morning as DD2 was sitting on her little potty in front of Diego on Nick, I thought I'd reboot the laundry. Well, I hear a strange voice and to my sheer total dismay, Ki, butt naked at the OPEN front door had been out on the front porch! A passerby (some dude) stopped and ushered her inside. Oh my goodness! Try topping that one!

MFT - Cappuccino Coolers

Today I am going to share with you one of my weaknesses. COFFEE! Hot, iced! No matter!!

On the days it is just way too hot to drink more than one cup of java I reach for my Cappuccino Coolers! I love them! Mix with an ice cold glass of milk and I'm in Heaven for about 20 seconds!

Hazelnut will send me to the hospital so I have never tried that one but the French Vanilla is very good. A bit too sweet for my taste but there just is not much available out there. I tried the liquids that came out not long ago. Y-U-C-K!!!!!! I am a black coffee drinker but still love cold coffee with milk.

If any of you live near Trader Joe's they have the most AMAZING iced coffee mix (or used to when we lived near one).

Monday, September 29, 2008


Where there is great love there are miracles.
~Willa Cather


Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark.

Meal plan

I don’t assign nights as I like to have a little freedom to cook what I want or what I have time for.

Spaghetti, Bread sticks, salad
Chicken legs (recipe below), rice, broccoli, corn
Baked Ziti
Lasagna, garlic bread, salad
Ground Beef Stroganoff
Shepherd's Pie

Chicken LegsChicken legs
4 Tbs melter butter
Mixed together in a bowl
3/4 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1 teas paprika
1 teas garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste

Remove skin from chicken legs, Melt butter/ then dip the chicken legs in the melted butter, roll the legs in the bread crumb mixture, Baked in a greased pan for an hour at 350 degrees

Sunday, September 28, 2008


From our trip to the river this weekend.


My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you— I, whom you have redeemed.
~Psalm 71:23

What Your Handbag Says About You

What Your Handbag Says About You

You tend to be relaxed throughout the day. You are naturally at peace.

You are a low maintenance person. You can adapt to a variety of situations.

You are open and comfortable with who you are. You don't hide anything.

You are an organized and together person. You are competent and successful.

You are practical and down to earth. You tend to be a rather reserved and quiet person.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Exposed - Third Edition

Welcome to the third Edition of Exposed!
Thank you for stopping in!

Here is my selection of this week:

I was "exploring" the interestingness category at Flickr. And came across this beauty! Now, honestly, Big Bang?? Please! The intricacy of everything in this world (not to mention the universe) in incomprehensible! This photo is called *Stubborn* and was posted by Imapix here. The colors and intensity are beautiful. Perfection is what is speaks to me. Now, show me what you enjoy!

1. Rachel

2. Tara @ Steffenboys6

3. LaDonna

Random Thought Friday

  1. I burned myself TWICE this week! My poor left hand! Kinda bad too:( No more frying of ANYTHING for a while!
  2. J lost his khaki band pants, again! Spent an hour looking for them. To Do List: MUST get all the boys to organize better, somehow.
  3. If you didn't see my post here, I finally found a great prescription savings card this week and got my cancer meds for only $9!
  4. Ki is getting so big. We were at the grocery store yesterday and she decided she was going to say "Hi!" to EVERYONE!!! and I mean EVERYONE!!!
  5. My M is having a "Snack Feast" at school today, she is extremely excited!
  6. G broke a physical Education record at his school Yesterday. You Go G!
  7. I am working on my 101 for 1001 list!
  8. Looking forward to a good weekend with all the kids!
  9. I like this! Get all those stray thoughts down.

Quote - Unquote - Edition #1

"A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it." - George Moore

If you have a favorite quote you'd like to share or may be interested in participating in a Quote-Unquote meme please leave me a comment below! Thanks all you bloggety bloggers!

Okay, I finally bit the bullet and upgraded my Mr. Linky membership so WOO HOO....We now have Mr. Linky on these posts too! If you would like to participate in "Quote - Unquote" please leave us your link right here!

1. Amber@Come Here Little Bug

Friday Fill-Ins #1

1. Cool weather, A big harvest moon and NOT my birthday are some of the things I'm most looking forward to in October.

2. Sometimes I scream and make noise in play, just because.

3. I have SIX children, and that's why there is a saying, "never say never"!

4. When I'm down, I really, really need coffee.

5. At the computer or in the laundry room is where you'll find me most often.

6. A rainy day is good for Nap or Great Book.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to make our own pizzas here at home, tomorrow my plans include going to the Bluffs at the River with the kids and a picnic and Sunday, I want to rest and play!


Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor.

~(1 Corinthians 3:8)

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Prescription Savings Miracle

Today I am thankful for and loving the internet and my brand new Prescription Savings Card. I had breast cancer 2.5 years ago and am still on medication therapy for another three years. I have no insurance and the medication is $200.00 a month. Well, Obviously with a family of eight things are a bit tight, especially with me staying home with the baby for now.

I have been researching online getting help with this medication and came across this free prescription savings card at http://www.pscard.com/. Today I wet to Walgreens to pick it up for $51.86. Nope, I said. Then I called Target, an entire months supply of Tamoxifen for a whopping total of $9.00 at the Target pharmacy! How's that for savings!!!!!!????? WOO HOO!

In addition, my prescriptions ran out so I had to go in for an office visit and liver panels but my wonderful, brilliant oncologist simply refilled my prescriptions for me once I explained our financial circumstances to their office. YIPPEE!!!

Oh yeah, I guess I'm also thankful for being a two and a half year cancer kicking mommy of six youngens!!!

Never worry about anything. Instead, in every situation let your petitions be made known to God through prayers and requests, with thanksgiving. ~Phil 4:6

My next feat....I'm a year overdue for a mammogram. I know, that's shameful! But that's my next research project. If anyone out there knows how to apply for the free ones, I'd love some info. (Yeah I know I have the button on my sidebar!)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


"Adopt the pace of nature: Her secret is patience."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
You all notice I like quotes! My buddy, Amber, and I were talking about doing a quote meme here on Fridays. There is just something so uplifting about them. I was just checking on the interest out there. If you have a favorite quote you'd like to share and may be interested in participating in a Quote-Unquote meme please leave me a comment below! Thanks all you bloggety bloggers!

Greatest Compliments

Thirteen of the Great Compliments I have received:
  1. You children are so well behaved!
  2. You're too young to have so many children.
  3. How do you keep your house clean with so many people in it?
  4. You have beautiful children.
  5. Mom you're the bestest cook EVER!
  6. Mommy, you're pretty.
  7. You have a very positive attitude.
  8. You're a very good mother Tammy.
  9. You look way younger than that!
  10. You are very organized.
  11. You're smart.
  12. I appreciate you're doing this.
  13. I LOVE YOU!

When you throw up

You know you have been sick too long when there is a song on a kiddie show about "when you grow up" and you keep hearing "when you throw up"!

Coffee filters

Some terrific coffee filter tricks!
  1. Cover a bowl of food with a coffee filter to prevent splattering when cooking in the microwave.
  2. Coffee filters can shine your mirrors, TV screen and your computer monitor.
  3. Prevent rust in your stored iron cookware by placing a coffee filter in it to absorb moisture.
  4. Clean your glasses with a coffee filter and they will be lint free.
  5. Place a coffee filter over the drain hole in the bottom of a planter so the soil won't leak out.
  6. Use a coffee filter line your round cake pans.
  7. Use filters to serve pretzels, popcorn, cookies and even hot dogs.
  8. Put baking soda or borax into a coffee filter and insert into shoes or a closet to absorb or prevent odors.
  9. After deep fat frying, use coffee filters in a mesh strainer to help catch the small bits of food from the oil.
  10. Use coffee filters to separate your china plates and keep them from rattling.

Wednesday's Photo

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Derby Pie

This week we are sharing a favorite recipe.

Derby Pie

1 stick butter, melted & cooled
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. all purpose flour
2 eggs, beaten
1 c chocolate chips
1 tsp. vanilla
1 unbaked pie crust

Mix sugar, flour, butter & eggs together. Add chocolate chips and vanilla. Pour into pie crust and bake at 350 for about 50 minutes.

You have no idea now good this is. I put it in the fridge and eat it for breakfast!!!

Spoiled Milk

I'm sure I'm gonna get in trouble for sharing this one eventually, well as soon as he discovers how ridiculous he is!

Thursday morning my oldest was getting ready to go to school early for Band Practice. He, my fifteen year old son, was rifling through the kitchen in search of food. Normal, ordinary!

Here comes the dialogue:
Mom: "Why don't you get a bowl of cereal?"
J: "Cuz! I'll be outside Mom!"
Mom: "Yeah?"
J: "It's hot outside."
Mom: "And?"
J: "The milk will spoil in my stomach and make me sick!"
Mom: "Hee, heee, Ha, HA, Seriously Josh, you have GOT to be kidding me!"
J: "No Mom, every time I go out in the heat after drinking milk I can feel it turn bad in my stomach."

I just could not continue this dialogue, I laughed for about 10 more minutes but dropped it. Uh, FIFTEEN!

Oh, now he says butter spoils in your stomach too!

Fall Preparations

Fall is a busy time for home maintenance. It is good to prepare your home for the cold months ahead. A little home maintenance now can prevent problems in the future. Check out the following tips to give you a head start on your home maintenance.
Clean out the gutters and downspouts. Autumn means lots of falling leaves which tend to wind up in those two places. Removing the debris when most of the leaves have fallen will help ensure that your gutters do not get clogged and cause moisture problems.
Check the roof for any loose or missing shingles. The cold weather can be tough on loose shingles so get them fixed now.
Hire a chimney sweep to clean out your chimney. If it gets clogged, it can cause carbon monoxide to back up into your home.
Have your heater serviced. If you ignore this bit of home maintenance, you may be in for some cold nights!
Replace the filters and have the ducts cleaned while you’re at it. This improves the efficiency of your heater and the air quality, too.
Check the weather stripping around doors and windows and caulking them if needed. This is an important step in maintaining your home. You don’t want your warm air to leak out and the cold winter air to creep in.
Change out your summer screens from your windows and replace them with cold weather storm windows. This can help reduce your energy costs for the winter.
Check your insulation. For this home maintenance, you may want to get a professional to help. Good insulation is one of the best ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency.
Make sure pipes are all well-insulated. You don’t want a pipe to freeze during the winter weather.
Check the vents in your attic to make sure that your screens are all in place. Your attic will be much warmer than outside. You may have some unwelcome guests using your attic to hibernate unless you prevent them from getting in.
Clean and put away your yard tools so that they are ready to go in the spring.
A little work now can help ensure that your home is nice and warm and ready to handle the harsh winter weather.

TT/TAT - Clothes Line Madness

This week I decided to remodel the three boys' room!
Isn't it great??????

NOT! Boy I wish!

No Seriously! This week I tried to hang a clothesline! Actually I hung four, twice so far! And I'm about to seriously give up! Trying to hang them high enough so that the six kiddies don't hang on them, yet I can still reach, and the clothes don't drag the ground!

I was trying to do it without having to buy anything other than clothespins and line but it looks like I am gonna have to get a center support. BUMMER!

I hung out my first four loads Friday and it was so humid it never dried. I then woke up Saturday to find ALL of it on the ground (the hook came out of the 4x4). Tightened everything (AGAIN) and then when it was almost dry---IT POURED!!!!! JEEZ!

I would just give up if I hadn't done a little research on Friday and found out that I could save an average of 74 cents per load! With a family of eight I figured that would amount to approximately $92.00 a month!!!!! In a year approximately $1,104.00!!!!!

That little discovery has encouraged me to continue my efforts!!!!!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Meal Planning

I don’t assign nights as I like to have a little freedom to cook what I want or what I have time for. I only planned 6 meals as I am sure one night at least will be leftovers.

Grandma's Casserole
Baked Ziti
Smothered hamburger Steaks/Rice
Make Your Own Pizza!!!!
BBQ Chicken w/ rice
Ham, Sweet potato casserole!!!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Scripture Sunday


This was emailed to me I regret I cannot give the source but it is way too cute to not post!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Road fun

Since I have six children the road in front of our home get a TON of use!
Here is my second son, G, this past summer!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Self Breast Exam Reminder

When you're young, breast cancer is probably the furthest thing from your mind. However, it shouldn’t be. Although breast cancer in young women is significantly less common among those from 20 to 39, it does happen. Don’t believe it won’t happen to you, I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 38 while pregnant with our sixth child. Finding time to incorporate breast self exam into your monthly schedule is easy when you realize just how important it is. Since my birthday in on the 19th of the month I have chosen to do my exams on the 19th of every month and I will remind my readers to do their exams your's too.
  1. Except for certain types of skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer diagnosed in women of all ages. Although the most confirmed and noteworthy risk factors for developing breast cancer are gender and growing older.

  2. Younger women diagnosed with breast cancer often experience a more aggressive cancer and a lower chance of survival. This fact alone is enough to make early detection and breast self exam crucial for younger women.

  3. Generally, screening mammograms are recommended at age 40. Sadly, this occasionally results in younger women not being diagnosed with breast cancer until the cancer is in a later stage, and can lower their chance of survival.

  4. Because breast tissue isn't as thick when you're younger it can make diagnosis of breast cancer difficult. For this reason young women should begin monthly breast self exam at age 20, so that you can become familiar with how your breasts look and how they feel, thereby making it easier for you to notice any changes in your breasts.

  5. Because the lifetime risk of breast cancer is one in seven for American women, establishing good breast health practices while you are still young can reduce your chance of getting breast cancer at a later stage.
Remember, anytime you see or feel any kind of change in your breast(s) you should see your health-care provider. Only a qualified medical professional can definitively diagnose the cause of breast issues. Breast changes don't always mean breast cancer, but they do mean you should see your doctor.

Click HERE for instructions on how to perform a self breast-exam.

More information about breast cancer and young women is available at the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation website. Source: Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sleeping Beauties

Okay now everyone together----"Awe!!!!!!!!"
Yes the cat was sleeping too!
She fell asleep on the floor right next to her crib.


Philippians 2:2Make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose.


“The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.”
—Henry Miller

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Doubled Up! Cancer Bites and is a Blessing Too

Today I'm gonna do two versions the first Thirteen Reasons why Cancer Bites!
The second version, Thirteen Reasons Cancer is a blessing.
Cancer Bites........
  1. Exhaustion - totally and completely! Unfortunately it seems that it will never, ever go away!
  2. Ugliness -Baldness - Brrrr and my some people are surprisingly extremely rude! Completely washed out!
  3. Surgeries = Pain (Please don't stick me AGAIN!)
  4. Emotional Rollercoaster Ride.
  5. Okay already, I know I have six children including the newborn. (I was pregnant when diagnosed.)
  6. Poverty Unsurmountable.
  7. Instant Menopause = hot flashes, weight gain, insomnia, exhaustion!
  8. Oh My! The horrible unforgetable smell of chemotherapy. oh! Nauseating!
  9. Nightmares, literally. Well, I believe they are actually called night terrors! Horrible unimaginable ones....I could compete with Steven King very, very well. I think it is the Tamoxifen.
  10. No babysitters anywhere and I just can't breathe, think, or feel. I just want to sleep for 30 minutes. Can't stand up long enough to cook! Much less the smell of it!
  11. School buses promptly at 6:20 and 6:45 regardless of ability to move a muscle. Gotta get the oldest four up and ready........
  12. Okay, this is a HUGE one, "Oh you have cancer? My friend (Dad, Mom, sister, uncle, whatever!) died from cancer." Oh come on, let's think for a moment how could that possibly encourage me. I cannot count the number of times this happened! Seriously!
  13. Uninsurable forevermore.

Cancer Was Also a Blessing.....
  1. I appreciate life more.
  2. I am WAY, WAY more patient with others.
  3. The understanding that you have NO IDEA what is going on in other peoples lives and you really cannot judge them in any way shape or form.
  4. It gave me the opportunity to bond a little with other survivors.
  5. Very quick showers and dressing (no hair = no shampooing, conditioning, brushing, curling and even no shaving!)
  6. I have somewhat become an advocate for self-exams.
  7. I know how strong I am.
  8. I know who I can and cannot count on!
  9. I know the Lord isn't quite done with me down here.
  10. The birth of our healthy sweet #6 blessing, Kiera, even despite the cancer in my body.
  11. hmmm, running a little dry here, but thinking....I have a story to tell now, wish I could be diligent enough to finish getting is down on paper.
  12. Hey, I like pink anyhow, you know....the pink ribbons.
  13. I will be able to encourage other cancer patients!!!
This took me two weeks to do!

Olay Regenerist

Oil of Olay - Regenerist is absolutely the most amazing moisturizer ever concocted! I am 40 years old, mother of six, been through chemotherapy and radiation and still have super soft skin. I began moisturizing at 20 twice a day religiously! Amazing stuff.

Wordless Wednesday

I know the quality of this picture is horrendous! Sorry! It's all we have though. This is a flashback to March 2006. The day #6 our little Kiera joined us. See the hair on my head?? I lost it all a week later due to the chemotherapy, the doctors gave me six days to recooperate after delivery. Praise the Lord she was brought into our lives and I'm onto the medication part of the cancer therapy. CHECK YOUR TATAS LADIES!!!!!

Wordless Wednesday Participants

1. Laura

2. Jyl at MommyGossip

Works for Me Wednesday

Okay, I have a very, very wonderful tip. I am fairly new at having a cat in the house. Just not fond of them and the stench! Well, after trying baking soda and expensive liters I was begging my friends for advice. LaDonna recommended sprinkling Borax in the liter pan before putting in the liter. Oh my oh my......Miracle Worker! Who woudda thunk it!
No more smelly liter pan. Now, does anyone have any recommendations on how to keep the dog from eating the cat poo out of the pan?


Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
~Abraham Lincoln

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tackle It Tuesday/Talk About Tuesday

My personal photo selection for this week I found at Flickr, I searched for flame and this is the first one that touched me.

Click here or on the photo itself to link directly to the photo on Flickr. I think this is very artistic, smooth, flowing and natural with a very sensuous element. I also love that he used sepia tones on it. Tell me what you think and link to a photo you enjoy!

Family Mission Statement

Have any of you ever written a "mission statement" for your family, listing the core values you would like to see emphasized. Does the way you spend most of your time and money reflect these values? If so, how about sharing it with us. I have been giving it a lot of thought lately and would like to but I am also curious about your family's. Feel free to either discuss it here in te comments or on your blog and leave a link here in Mr. Linky. I really do appreciate reading all of them. I will post mine as soon as I'm finished "tweaking".

My Name's Meaning

What Tammy Means

You are a seeker. You often find yourself restless - and you have a lot of questions about life.

You tend to travel often, to fairly random locations. You're most comfortable when you're far away from home.

You are quite passionate and easily tempted. Your impulses sometimes get you into trouble.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.

You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.

You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are confident, self assured, and capable. You are not easily intimidated.

You master any and all skills easily. You don't have to work hard for what you want.

You make your life out to be exactly how you want it. And you'll knock down anyone who gets in your way!

You are a free spirit, and you resent anyone who tries to fence you in.

You are unpredictable, adventurous, and always a little surprising.

You may miss out by not settling down, but you're too busy having fun to care.


The smile is the lighting system of the face and the heating system of the heart.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Ecclesiastes 4:9,10 Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion.

Menu Planning Monday

What to do? What to do? I have no idea what on earth to put on this weeks menu. It should be easy enough, pick a meat, a vegetable and a starch, but I am running out of steam.

Ok onto the menu plan:
Monday: Shepherds Pie
Tuesday: Chicken fingers, potatoes, salad
Wednesday: Leftovers
Thursday: Meatloaf, homemade mashed potatoes, veggie
Friday: Spaghetti (Sauce with leftover meatloaf, if there is any)
Saturday: Mexican Chicken Casserole
Sunday: uh........wing it? Hey six out of seven aint bad!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Scripture Sunday

Saturday, September 13, 2008


For every minute of anger, you loose 60 seconds of happiness.

Exposed Guidelines and Artwork

Each Saturday I am going to select a photo from somewhere on the web that I find interesting for some reason. I will post a copy of it here, list how I found it and the reason why it intrigues me. Please feel free to join in by selecting your own photo and commenting on your own blog through Mr. Linky here! Just grab the button on the sidebar and add it to your sidebar or post. And don't forget to link to the artist on your posting. Credit where credit is due! Only clean, tasteful photos please.


Friday, September 12, 2008

Exposed, First Edition!

Each Saturday I am going to select a photo from somewhere on the web that I find interesting for some reason. I will post a copy of it here, list how I found it and the reason why it intrigues me. Please feel free to join in by selecting your own photo, commenting on your own blog, and leaving a link through Mr. Linky here! Just grab the button on the sidebar and add it to your post. And don't forget to link to the artist on your posting. Credit where credit is due.

My personal photo selection for this week I found at Flickr, I searched for flame and this is the first one that touched me.

Click here or on the photo itself to link directly to the photo on Flickr. I think this is very artistic, smooth, flowing and natural with a very sensuous element. I also love that he used sepia tones on it. Tell me what you think and link to a photo you enjoy!

1. Amber@Come Here Little Bug

Frugal Fridays

Shaving Cream, I know it isn't terribly expensive but hair conditioner actually works much better and goes way further. Especially if you happen to have a bottle of one you really didn't like how it did on your hair! Great way to use it without waste. Try it...you'll love it!


Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.
~Danny Kaye

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Update on my Folks!

Just to let everyone know, my dad had a knee replacement on Monday in Houston. He also developed a staph infection and fever. It was iffy if they would release him today. Thankfully they did! Mom had to ready the rig (Recreational Vehicle) by herself. He was released around noon and they managed to beat the mass exodus for Hurricane Ike. They arrived home this afternoon. I appreciate all of your prayers for Dad and for Mom. I'm positive that they helped keep them ahead of everyone else. Please continue to pray for all of those in Ike's path.

Remember 9.11

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Things about Baking

1. Aroma
2. Warmth
3. Sweet
4. Fulfilling
5. Fresh
6. Inexpensive
7. Childhood memories
8. Comforting
9. Homey
10. Yummy
11. Variety
12. Cinnamon
13. Satisfying

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!
Thursday Thirteen Participants

1. Bethany

2. JO


Love yourself unconditionally without judgment, love your brother or sister unconditionally without judgment, and be at peace.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Works for Me Wednesday

I detest cutting disks out of waxed paper to line my cake pans, so i just use coffee filters and then spray with Pam. Works like a charm every single time!


Without forgiveness life is governed by...an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.
~Roberto Assagiolo

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


The ark was built by amateurs and the Titanic by experts. Don't wait for experts.
-Murray Cohen


I hate that I cannot give credit for this but I can't but whoever took it, wow! Cool shot!!!!

Tackle it Tuesday

This week I have done yet even more clearing out, Cleaned up the office/pantry/storage/school supply/baby's room. And some friends and I have begun an at-home preschool program based on the free on-line curriculum from Brightly Beaming Steps to Reading Program.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Easy Rolls

  • 2 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 heaping tablespoons mayonnaise

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together flour and milk. Add sugar and mayonnaise. Bake in slightly greased muffin tins for 12 to 15 minutes or until brown.
Yield: 12 rolls
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 12 to 15 minutes
Ease of preparation: easy
Recipe courtesy Paula Deen

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: Shepherd's Pie
Tuesday: Chicken enchadalas, corn
Wednesday: Leftovers
Thursday: Smothered Burgers, Rice, Peas
Friday: Spaghetti, Homemade rolls
Saturday: BBQ Chicken, Rice, broccoli
Sunday: Homemade BBQ Chicken Pizzas!!!

Sunday, September 7, 2008


“I’ve been an imperfect servant of my country for many years. But I have been her servant first, last and always. And I’ve never lived a day, in good times or bad, that I didn’t thank God for the privilege.I’m not running for president because I think I’m blessed with such personal greatness that history has anointed me to save our country in its hour of need. My country saved me. My country saved me, and I cannot forget it. And I will fight for her for as long as I draw breath, so help me God.”- John McCain in his acceptance speech at the RNC

Scripture Sunday

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Friday, September 5, 2008