Friday, September 30, 2011

Homeschool tag team

In my life this week…daughter got a couple of shots this week at the health department and didn't flinch. That's always good. My life revolves around homeschooling, laundry, cooking, dishes, sleeping, and thinking about packing and not really having the energy to do it. Where are the moving fairies when you need them?

In our homeschool this week…we are just plugging along. Very happy with daughter's grades and her progress.

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…drove husband one and a half hours away for a job interview on Tuesday. We should know something today.

My favorite thing this week was…seeing my husband go through an interview this week and come out of it feeling good about it.

What’s working for us…getting my husband's help with teaching math is wonderful!

Questions/thoughts I have…wondering when my husband will get a job.

I’m reading…I finally finished Uncle Tom's Cabin and have started on The Last of the Mohicans. I'm also reading the first Harry Potter book.

I’m cooking… up good things this week. Check my Monday post.

I’m grateful for…a loving family.

I’m praying for… my husband's health and employment for him. Also my dad has been having chest pains and has recently worn a heart monitor. I am hoping they will find out what is causing the pain and can help him with it.

That's my week at Second Star Academy and Chaos Cottage.

Thanks for visiting,


Monday, September 26, 2011

Menu for week of September 26th

Monday: Chicken Shepherd's Pie, Roasted Asparagus, Biscuits

Tuesday: Scalloped Potatoes and Ham, leftover Asparagus and Biscuits

Wednesday: Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole, Green Beans, Sister Schubert Rolls, Sweet Potato Cream Cheese Pie

Sweet Potato Cream Cheese Pie

8 ounces regular or light cream cheese, softened
1 cup mashed sweet potato
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
dash ground nutmeg
dash ground ginger
dash salt
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 prepared "deep dish" graham cracker pie crust, homemade or purchased

Heat oven to 350°.

Combine cream cheese, mashed sweet potato, and sugars until smooth. Blend in flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and salt. Beat in eggs and vanilla just until blended. Pour the mixture into the pie crust.

Bake 40 minutes or until center is almost set, but still a little wobbly. Cool on a rack. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight to chill thoroughly. Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator. Top each serving with with whipped cream.

Thursday: Turkey Burgers, Oven Fried Potato Wedges

Friday: Nacho-Style Chicken and Noodles, Salad

Nacho-Style Chicken & Noodles

1 T. vegetable oil
1 lb. skinless, boneless chicken breasts cut into thin strips
1 1/4 c. milk
1 can cream of chicken soup
2 cups shredded taco cheese
1 can diced green chilies
1 small can sliced black olives (I'm omitting these)
1 package wide egg noodles

In large sauce pan over medium heat oil then add chicken. Cook 5 minutes. Stir in milk and soup. Heat just to boiling. Reduce heat and stir in 1 1/2 cups cheese, olives and chilies. Stir until cheese melts. Cook noodles separate. Toss noodles and sauce. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.

Saturday: Spaghetti, Salad, Homemade Garlic Bread Sticks, Nutella Smores

Sunday: Hazel's Chicken Casserole, Fried Okra, Corn on the Cob, Sister Schubert Rolls

That's my plan. Thanks for visiting!


Friday, September 23, 2011

Gooseberry Patch

Gooseberry Patch

A beautiful way to plan your menus. Menu Planning made easy by Gooseberry Patch. Don't you just love their recipes. I have many of their books. They are full of simple, easy recipes. I also love all the illustrations and helpful hints. Their website if wonderful! Check it out.

Pictures of my nine month old.

His name is Peyton. He's a cutie and has lovely blue eyes. He is very quite which is a blessing as our other two cats are quite vocal!

The Homeschool Mother's Journal

In my life this week…

In our homeschool this week…we have been playing a little catch-up as I allowed daughter a few days off to spend some time with her "Mama" (grandmother).

I am inspired by…our church's 50th anniversary. We are celebrating Silver and Gold this Sunday. The pastor who started the church 50 years ago will be there along with our pastor who celebrates 25 years as our pastor!

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…Hubby and I actually had a "date" this week while daughter was visiting her Mama. We got to see a movie. It had been a while since just the two of us went to see a movie together. While daughter visited her Mama, they went on a field trip to see the Ramsey House, Where the Two Rivers Meet, Fort Dickerson, Medal of Honor display at the World's Fair Park and played in the water fountain there. They had a very fun day and RC's and Moon Pies too!

My favorite thing this week was…walking with my husband. We are trying to walk as a family for our health and to help lower his blood pressure. We are taking it easy-nothing strenuous.

Things I’m working on…same thing-different week.

I’m reading…still trying to finish Uncle Tom's Cabin (nearing the end) and the first Harry Potter book (which is surprisingly interesting to this 50-something Mom).

What I’m cooking…I'e done a lot of cooking of new recipes this week. I really liked the Pimiento Cheese and the Country Ham and Corn Casserole the best.

I’m grateful for…God's provision for us and for my family.

I’m praying for…my husband's blood pressure, stress and job search.

That's what's happening at Second Star Academy. Thanks for visiting and come back again.


Monday, September 19, 2011

Oh my goodness gracious!

My Creamy Pimiento Cheese recipe that I posted last week is so delicious. Even my 12 year old who thought "yuck pimientos", said it was very good. You must try it. I added a bit more cheddar cheese to my recipe. Feel free to tweak it to your preferences.


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Menu for week of September 19th


B-Eggs, Toasted Sourdough Bread with Jam or Apple Butter, Sliced Ham, Sliced Tomatoes, Juice and Coffee
L-Pimiento Cheese Sammies
D-Sloppy Joe Meatloaf (I'm tweaking the recipe a bit), Green Beans, Salad

Sloppy Joe Meatloaf

2/3 c oatmeal
1/3 c + 1/4c + 1/4c canned sloppy joe sauce
1 egg, slightly beaten
1-lb ground turkey (or beef) ('m using ground chicken and adding a little sausage)
1/4 c minced green bell pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
optional: shredded carrots, green pepper, or zucchini (I have some carrots that need to be used up so I think I will finely grate some and add these and not tell the daughter!)

* Preheat oven to 350* and spray a loaf pan.
* Combine oats, 1/3cup + 1/4 cup of the sloppy joe sauce, and the egg. Let sit for 3 minutes, so the oats can soften.
* Add meat, onion, and garlic. Mix until well combined.
* Pour meat evenly into prepared loaf pan.
* Spread the remaining 1/4 cup sloppy joe sauce evenly over the top.
* Bake for 30 minutes, until no longer pink.
Let sit 10 minutes before serving.


B-Pancakes and Sausage, Coffee and Juice
L-Meatloaf Sammies
D-Broccoli Chicken Casserole (going to do my best to get my 12 year old to eat this!), Corn on the Cob, Sister Schubert Rolls

Broccoli Chicken Casserole

1 pkg. chicken stuffing mix
2 c. cubed cooked chicken
1 c. frozen broccoli florets, thawed
1 can broccoli-cheese soup
1 c. shredded Cheddar cheese

In small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Stir in stuffing mix. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Meanwhile, layer chicken and broccoli in a greased 11x7x2 inch baking dish. Top with soup. Fluff stuffing with a fork, spoon over soup. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake uncovered 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.


B-Oatmeal, maybe some Toast and Jam, Juice and Coffee
L-Leftovers or Turkey Sammies
D-Country Ham and Corn Casserole, Salad

Country Ham and Corn Casserole
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Ready In: 1 hour 15 minutes

2 cups cubed cooked ham
1/2 cup chopped green onions (don't have these so using sweet onions)
1/2 cup margarine or butter, melted
3 eggs, well beaten
1 (15-oz.) can Green Giant® Cream Style Sweet Corn
1 (11-oz.) can Green Giantr Mexicorn® Whole Kernel Corn, Red and Green Peppers, drained
1 (7 to 8 1/2-oz.) pkg. corn muffin mix
4 oz. (1 cup) shredded Cheddar cheese

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 12x8-inch (2-quart) baking dish. In large bowl, combine all ingredients except cheese. Pour into greased baking dish.

Bake at 350°F. for 45 to 55 minutes or until golden brown and set. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake an additional 1 to 2 minutes to melt cheese. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. To serve, cut into squares.


B-Sausage and Cheese Muffins, Scrambled Eggs, Sliced Tomato, Juice and Coffee
D-Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce, Salad, Cheese Biscuits


B-Cereal and Toast with Jam, Juice and Coffee
D-Chicken Shepherd's Pie, Sister Schubert Rolls

Chicken Shepherd's Pie

* 3 carrots, peeled and chopped
* 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
* 1 cup frozen peas
* 1 can cream of chicken soup
* salt and pepper to taste
* 2-3 cups cooked, chopped chicken
* 3 cups mashed potatoes (I used instant)

Boil carrots in the broth till tender. Stir in peas, cream of chicken soup, salt & pepper and cooked chicken.

Pour into a greased 9×13 casserole dish. Top with mashed potatoes. Dot with butter. Bake 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.


B-Eggs, Ham, Fried Taters, Toast, Juice and Coffee
L-Leftovers or PB&J
D-Taco Salad

Mexican Taco Salad

½ lb. ground beef (I'm using ground chicken)
½ cup chopped onion
16 oz. can kidney beans, drained
2 t. chili powder
¼ t. salt
6 c. shredded lettuce
2 c. chopped tomato
4 c. corn or crushed tortilla chips
½ cup Catalina dressing
½ lb. Velvetta, cubed (I'm using cheddar)
Brown meat; drain. Add onion; cook until tender. Add beans and seasonings. Cover and cook over medium heat 10 minutes. Combine remaining ingredients. Add meat mixture. Mix lightly and serve immediately. Serves 6. This always tastes good! If you'd like you can even eat it without the chips and save a few calories.


B-Breakfast Bar of some sort, Juice and Coffee
L-Bachelor Bean Bake, Cornbread
D-C.O.R.N. (Clean Out Refrigerator Night)

Now some of you may be thinking we eat a lot of sausage, meats and cheese. We like protein, as it sticks to our ribs and fills us up. I buy my meats on sale and I don't buy any beef products any longer. Even my hotdogs are made without beef. Most of my sausage products are reduced fat or turkey sausages. They now make chicken sausages, and I have coupons, but haven't seen any in my area. We eat a lot of chicken. I try to buy natural lunch meats without nitrates/nitrites when they are on sale and stock up. My daughter likes to snack on turkey, no bread, no crackers, just turkey. I figure that's not so bad. Now, when it comes to cheese, I will use a reduced fat cream cheese, but with most cheeses, I like the real thing. Those reduced fat ones taste so artificial to me. We are not health nuts but have learned to tweak our eating to make it healthier by doing these things. We also eat a lot of salads. I also try to incorporate good veggies. My daughter just hasn't found too many veggies she likes and I am hoping she will soon be brave enough to try new ones. We often have fruit at breakfast and sliced apples for a snack. I have a hard time getting in fruit. I just don't think of fruit when I am hungry and I need to incorporate more of that in my eating plan. And I know dairy is somewhat important for our bones and all, but we are not milk people. I try to incorporate yogurt sometimes and want to try the Greek yogurt as I hear it is higher in protein and lower in fat and is more filling. That's our eating philosophy, how about you?

That's my menu plan. Thanks for stopping by again,


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Pumpkin Spice Latte

I realize the first day of fall isn't until the 23rd, but I've already had my first cup of Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks. I went grocery shopping last night and needed the Cup of Ambition to get me through the store. Or at least that's what I tell myself. :)

I love Fall!


Thursday, September 15, 2011

In my life this week…

In our homeschool this week…we are playing "catch up" already. Spending Monday at my Mom and Dad's threw me behind. That's my excuse anyway, how about you?

I am inspired by…the cool weather. It's starting to feel like fall, y'all!

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…hoping to make it to church this Sunday. I've been having restless nights and I just can't function without my sleep. I really miss church.

My favorite thing this week was…getting some of the furniture out of our house that we will no longer need.

What’s working/not working for us…getting up early. I want to get up early. Really I do. But when morning rolls around and I am still needing sleep, it's just too easy to roll over and sleep more.

Things I’m working on…same stuff-different week.

I’m reading…still moving though Uncle Tom's Cabin at night and the first Harry Potter book.

I’m cooking…everything in the pantry and freezer. I must go to the store. My family is complaining.

I’m grateful for…God's provision through my husband's unemployment.

I’m praying for…my husband's blood pressure issues. It is still high and every one in the family is worried.

A photo, video, link, or quote to share…Good mothers have sticky floors, dirty ovens and happy kids!

Thanks for stopping by Second Star Academy at Chaos Cottage. Come again!


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Menu for week of September 12th (Better Late than Never)

Monday: Papa Murphey's Bacon Bacon Bacon Pizza

Tuesday: I'm in a breakfast kinda mood and am going to make Ham and Cheese Muffins, Scrambled Eggs and Fried Taters. Yum-o!

Wednesday: Bean Burritos, Mexican Pasta Salad

Mexican Pasta Salad

1 box bow tie pasta
1 pint container of cherry tomatoes
1/2 block (approx 4 oz.) of Pepper Jack or Cheddar cheese
3-4 stalks of scallions

Prepare bow tie pasta using box instructions. Strain, rinse to cool and strain pasta again. Chop scallions fine; cut cherry tomatoes into halves (or quarters if they are large) and cut cheese into little 1/4 inch squares.

In a smaller bowl, mix 1/2 cup mayo and 1/3 cup salsa. (If you use a chunky salsa, you may need more).

Combine above dressing with all other ingredients, mixing well.

Chill for a few hours and serve.

Thursday: Quick Chick Trick, leftover Pasta Salad, Green Vegetable, Sister Schubert Rolls

Quick Chick Trick

4 chicken breasts
8 oz. sour cream
1 can cream of chicken soup
40 Ritz crackers
1 stick butter

Boil and debone chicken, tear into small pieces and line bottom of dish. Mix together soup and sour cream; heat just until boiling and pour over chicken. Crumble all crackers over mixture. Melt butter and pour over crackers. Bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

Friday: Date Night with the Hubby

Saturday: Lunch-Quick and Zesty Vegetable Soup Dinner-Frank and Cheese Casserole, Tossed Salad, Mayonnaise Rolls

Quick and Zesty Vegetable Soup

1 lb. lean ground beef (I use ground turkey)
½ cup chopped onion
2 cans Italian style stewed tomatoes
2 cans mixed vegetables
½ cup uncooked medium egg noodles
½ t. oregano

In large pot brown meat with onion. Cook until onion is tender; drain. Salt and pepper to taste. Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 15 minutes or until noodles are tender. 8 one cup servings.

Sunday: Lunch: Creamy Pimiento Cheese Sammies, Chips, Fruit Dinner-Chicken Fried Chops, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Brussel's Sprouts, Macaroni and Cheese

Creamy Pimiento Cheese

8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
2 c. (8 oz) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, softened
1/3 c. mayo
dash of garlic powder
4 oz. jar pimiento, drained

Beat cream cheese at medium speed with electric mixer until creamy. Add cheddar cheese and continue beating until light and fluffy. Add mayo, and garlic powder; mix well. Stir in pimiento; cover and chill. Serve at room temperature. Makes 2 ½ cups.

Hopefully, I'll get to make all these meals this week.


It's been a crazy week!

I haven't posted my Monday menu yet. We've been sorta busy. First off, Monday morning my mom called to say dad was taken to the emergency room by ambulance for chest pains. We had to rush to her house to be with her as she can barely walk, let alone drive. It's a good forty-five minute drive to her home. Turns out that dad was experiencing some sort of muscle pain but the doctors said his heart was fine. We are so thankful for that. We ended up leaving there after five and took the long way home and drove over Norris Dam and enjoyed the scenery. We picked up a pizza from Papa Murphey's to bake after we got home. It sure was good. It was a Bacon, Bacon, Bacon pizza.

Today, we got rid of our old den furniture, an almost new pub table and four chairs, our dining room suite, a coffee table and our old grill. We are getting a little bit of money to boot for that and it's less furniture to store and since we will more than likely be living in a smaller house we were going to need to get rid of all that anyway.

Hubby's blood pressure is still all over the place and it seems the medicine is just not working. Keep him in your prayers.

We haven't done school in two days. :( As Scarlett said, "tomorrow is another day."

Thanks for visiting,


Friday, September 9, 2011

The Homeschooling Mother's Journal

In my life this week…

In our homeschool this week…Robyn is plowing right along. She even did several lessons on her own without my supervision when I needed to run an errand or two and has done a good job reviewing her lessons before her quizzes and tests.

I am inspired by…our cooler temperatures and the ceasing of all the rain. It motivates me to work around the house. Heat just wears me out.

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…Been to several doctor's offices this week. Hubby has been seeing his doctor about his high blood pressure, and it is starting to come down some, and if you saw my post about the benign tumor that was removed from the top of his head, we had the stitches taken out of that today. Daughter says she can no longer call him Frankenstein!

My favorite thing this week was…getting "new to us" furniture for our den. It just so happens that my Mother-In-Love was given a gorgeous three piece suite for her den and she gave us her hand-me-downs. It looks perfect for our den and we will take it with us to our next home. We have found a home for our old furniture and it may be leaving our house this weekend.

Things I’m working on…I'm really trying to get in my prayer time and Bible reading on a daily basis. I'm also trying to get to bed earlier.

I’m reading…I'm still reading Uncle Tom's Cabin on my Ipod at night. It is very good. I read a little of it today while in the waiting room at the doctor's office. It was a very sad part and I was trying not to cry. I'm just an emotional gal!

I’m cooking…I'm going to cook Dum Dum Depression Casserole tonight and Cornbread. I've planned this meal before but then didn't fix it so tonight's the night. It's sounds like good country food to me.

I’m grateful for…my Heavenly Father who is seeing my family through this season of life of unemployment, hubby's health issues, homeschooling, and trying to ready this home for sale.

I’m praying for…hubby's blood pressure to continue to lower and get to a healthier pressure, for him to find employment, and for him to feel better so that he can get this house ready for sale. Can you tell I'm ready to do this?

Come back again next week. Thanks for visiting Second Star Academy at the Chaos Cottage,


Monday, September 5, 2011

The cyst on the Hubs was getting bigger. It also itched him a lot. We just didn't think we could justify the expense to have it removed. Then he thought it could be distracting prospective employers. So out it went. It was a textbook Lipoma. A benign cyst. Isn't she a beauty! He is no longer turning into a unicorn. Don't let anyone tell you they don't exist. I have the proof. Ha!


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Menu for week of September 4


Breakfast: Pancakes, Turkey Sausage, Low Sodium Bacon, Juice and Coffee
Lunch: Quiche and Strawberries (changed this already, had sammies, Sun chips and strawberries instead of quiche)
Dinner: Wild Rice Chicken, Roasted Asparagus

Wild Rice Chicken
(Freezer Friendly)

1 c. cooked, deboned, diced chicken
8 oz. water chestnuts, sliced, drained
1 c. finely chopped celery
1 c. finely chopped onion
6 ¼ oz. pkg. Uncle Ben's fast-cooking long grain and wild rice
¾ c. mayo (regular or light) used on serving day
1 can cream of mushroom soup, used on serving day

Cook rice. Mix with all ingredients except mayo and soup and freeze. When thawed, place in 11 x 7 inch dish. Stir together mayo and soup. Spread over mixture. Cook covered 325 degrees for 1 hour.


Breakfast: Free Chick-Fil-A Breakfast
Lunch: Out at Sonic
Dinner: Cajun Beans and Sausage, Cornbread Muffins (using smoked turkey sausage)


Breakfast: Cereal and Toast, Juice and Coffee
Lunch: Cheese Quesas, Fruit
Dinner: Spaghetti, Salad, Homemade Italian Breadsticks


Breakfast: One Eyed Sailors, Link Sausage, Sliced Tomatoes
Lunch: Chicken Salad Sammies, Carrots and Dip, Sun Chips
Dinner: Chicken Noodle Casserole, Corn on the Cob, Leftover Breadsticks


Breakfast: Oatmeal, Toast, Juice and Coffee
Lunch: Leftovers
Dinner: Dum Dum Depression Casserole, Greens, Leftover Cornbread Muffins


Breakfast: Ham and Cheese Muffins, Eggs, Sliced Tomatoes, Juice and Coffee
Lunch: Picnic
Dinner: Leftovers


Breakfast: Muffins
Lunch: Crock Pot Taco Soup, Fritos

Crock Pot Taco Soup

1 pound ground beef (I'm using ground turkey)
1 onion, chopped
1 (16 ounce) can chili beans, with liquid
1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans with liquid
1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, with liquid
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
2 cups water
2 (14.5 ounce) cans peeled and diced tomatoes
1 (4 ounce) can diced green chile peppers
1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix

1. In a medium skillet, cook the ground beef until browned over medium heat. Drain, and set aside.

2. Place the ground beef, onion, chili beans, kidney beans, corn, tomato sauce, water, diced tomatoes, green chile peppers and taco seasoning mix in a slow cooker. Mix to blend, and cook on Low setting for 8 hours.

Dinner: Clean Out Refrigerator Night

Friday, September 2, 2011

In my life this week…cried my eyes out yesterday watching Where the Red Fern Grows with my daughter. I guess I was just "due" a good cry. Good movie.

In our homeschool this week…we are moving along just fine. Seems like it was an easy week for us.

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…may be going to the doctor with hubby today. Waiting on a phone call. He has a cyst on the top of his head to be taken off if his blood pressure issue will allow.

My favorite thing this week was…spending time with family.

Things I’m working on…still decluttering the house to get it ready for the market.

I’m reading…still reading Uncle Tom's Cabin but have also started on Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

I’m cooking…I've been cooking some yummy food for my family. Check out my weekly menu posted on Sunday or Monday to see my recipes. My Apple Bread was really good. I wish I had some with my coffee right now!

I’m grateful for…my online friends!

I’m praying for…my husband's blood pressure to lower and for him to find employment.

Lasagna Roll-ups and Italian Bread Sticks

One of my meals I made for my family this week is a family favorite called Lasagna Roll-ups. Usually I double the recipe and freeze it in my Gladware pan which goes from freezer, to fridge to thaw, to the oven. We are only a family of three and this is perfect for us. But we decided to eat the second pan the next day for lunch and finished off the bread sticks as well. Here are the recipes for these two items.

Italian Bread Sticks

1 1⁄2 cup warm water
1 T. yeast
2 T. sugar
3 1⁄2 c. flour
1⁄2 tsp. salt
2–3 T. butter, margarine, melted, or extra-virgin olive oil
Garlic powder/salt
Parmesan cheese

Add the yeast to the warm water and stir. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes until bubbly.

Mix sugar, flour, and salt together. Add the yeast mixture and stir to mix well.

Knead for a few minutes until smooth. Let stand 10 minutes.

Pour melted butter/margarine or olive oil in a 9”x13” baking dish.

Press the dough into the dish, spreading it out to fill it completely.

Cut the dough into strips in the baking dish and sprinkle with garlic and/or Parmesan cheese as desired. (I usually add some extra melted butter or olive oil on top too, but I’m overindulgent like that. You really don’t need to.)

Cover and let rise for 30 minutes.

Bake 20 minutes in a preheated 375 degree oven until golden brown.

Lasagna Roll Ups

-6 lasagna noodles
-1/2 lb. sausage
-chopped onions
-1 (15.soz) jar spaghetti sauce
-1 (8oz) pkg. shredded pizza blend cheese

-Cook lasagna noodles according to pkg. directions.
-Rinse and drain; set aside.
-In a skillet cook the sausage and onions.
-In a bowl mix 1 cup of the spaghetti sauce and sausage together.
-Spread 1/4 cup of the meat sauce onto each lasagna noodle.
-Top with 1 Tbls. cheese.
-Carefully roll up each noodle and place seam side down in an 8x8 baking dish.
-Spoon remaining sauce over top and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
-Bake @ 350 for 20-30 minutes........

The Lasagna Roll-ups get messy when you are making them. Or is it the cook gets messy. Anyway they are delicious. The bread sticks were very easy to make and boy did they smell yummy.

Happy eating!


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Apple Bread

I made the most wonderful and easy apple bread the other day. I wish I had taken a picture. I know I will be making it again, so I will try to remember to post a photo later. It is a super easy recipe:

I box Spice Cake Mix
1 can Apple Pie Filling
3 eggs

Beat all this together for three minutes. Pour into two greased bread pans. Bake about 40 minutes. Let cool 15 minutes and pour glaze over top.


2/3 cup powdered sugar
2 T milk
1 t. vanilla

Mix with a whisk until all the lumps are gone.

My oh my was this good. I even used a sugar free (spelenda sweetened) apple pie filling as that is what was in my pantry. It is so good and moist. I had it hot and cold from the fridge. Either way it is delicious!

I'm asking all my online friends to remember my husband in prayer for his health and employment. His blood pressure has been dangerously high and is being monitored by his doctor and they are tweaking his meds. Also, he needs a job to support his family. He is under a lot of stress to get out of this house and into something paid for and is unable to do much at the moment because he just needs to rest. Pray for him.