Seriously what could be better!!!!! For snack tonight....after LOST of course...we are having strawberries & chocolate, strawberries & coolwhip, and strawberry shakes!!!! Probably one of the BEST snack nites around!!!!!
Except for tomorrow night which will be strawberry shortcakes!!!!! YUMMY YUMMY!!!!!
So I just got off the phone with my mom....not 100% sure why she called but anyway!!! She had to make sure & tell me that she messed up on a receipe kinda like I did years ago.
First BEFORE I tell you what happened to me....let me say that SHE PUT CINNAMON IN CHILI by accident one time!! So I get it honestly!!!
Alright there is a receipe that goes around in our family for ham balls!!! I don't know if its a northern thing or what.......but when we have family get togethers HAM BALLS ARE A MUST!!! I probably could see a fight breaking out between all of us kids for the last ham ball. I have even called my sister and rubbed it in that I had ham balls on the trip home from Michigan & she didn't!! See how big of a deal they are to us!!! SOOOOO ANYWAYS.....I made them for the first time by myself awhile back.....and picked up tomatoes with diced chilies in them & the Italian bread crumbs.
Needless to say.....the receipe calls for the PLAIN TOMATOES & THE PLAIN BREAD CRUMBS!!! But in my defense the receipe turned out WONDERFUL & you couldn't even tell I had messed up!!! But it is a standing joke in our family that I messed the receipe up!!!
BUT.....today when Mom called THANKS to her I have a new standing joke!! Just FYI to all you cooks out there......there is a difference between maple syrup
and apple cider vinegar!!!!!
I'm not sure how her macaroni salad turned out!! Hopefully wonderful..........with alittle bit of maple syrup taste to it!!!!!!!!
So of course the phone call got me to thinking of what ingredients I'm putting into my life that are wrong & how I want to use the correct ingredients. And how I've made so many changes over the past few weeks (all for the better might I add) that it feels wonderful to be using the right ingredients in my life FINALLY!!!!! Things are WONDERFUL!!!!! And I'm very blessed everyday in my life!!!!!!
Today I watched these WONDERFUL Beth Moore 1 & Beth Moore 2 videos!!!! Can I PLEASE just tell you how WONDERFULLY AWESOME she is!!!! What did the videos teach me....that I really need to understand that I have a sound mind!!! Christ has given me the chance to be able to take a deep breath in life when I am at that one point of deciding which path I need to take. When things are to a crossroad that I've got to decide......do I go down this road & wig out & let things drive me out of my mind OR do I go down this road of knowing that He loves me. Of knowing that He will be there for me ALWAYS & that I can rely on Him & Him alone. I've decided today that I'm going to choose the path of knowing Him!!!!
"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind"
So I have ALWAYS been a coupon girl.....but NEVER EVER NEVER EVER been able to hit a good jackpot!!!!! It's always been oh I saved $5 here or $3 there....and don't get me wrong that's wonderful but this shopping trip was AWESOME!!!!!
Do you see these little Dingo Rawhide treats.......I Really Really need to buy some stock in this company!!
The 70+ pound horse can go thru this pack of 7 in like 2 days!!!!!
Sometimes & I mean like once a month he'll eat the next size up.......which comes 1 in the pack!!! But all the other times he is all about these little babies!!!!
And can I cheat & try to slip the cheap generic ones in on him.......why NO the little brat hides them under the blanket on the couch & won't eat them!!!!
Have I told you lately how much of a goof ball he is!!??? I think he takes after the hubby.....although the hubby says he acts just like me. Honestly I can't lie.......he is just like me...probably cuz he is with me ALL THE TIME!!! It's ok though.....I wouldn't have it any other way!!!!
So minus Hoss.....no kids in this house. Just me & the hubby!!! But I have a Mommy name......it's hey Hun. Hey Hun....can you hand me that, Hey Hun where are my navy blue shorts, Hey Hun can you help me with whatever, Hey Hun did you know that blah blah blah, Hey Hun did you see that commercial about the new KFC sandwhich, Hey Hun what does Hoss want, Hey Hun why is Hoss barking......get my drift!!!!
I'm not sure where or how I lost my name.......or even the rest of the word Honey for that matter!!!!! Might it have been @ the booty crack of dawn when I'm up feeding Hoss & the hubby, washing dishes, folding laundry or picking up doggie toys. Or might it have been as I was sitting outside on the porch last weekend in the sun restin for ohhhhhhhh5 minutes and I had to get up cuz I heard Hey Hun want to go to Biltmore House?
WHO KNOWS....but I would seriously appreciate whoever sees the rest of my name to send it back my way!!!!!! Listen here it comes again.................................
Hey Hun...can you help me shave the back of my head (cuz he gashed the poop out of it the other day....but shhhhh don't tell him I told you that!!!!)
Did ya hear it???? I love him....and he is to cute when he says it so I GUESS I'll stop blogging & go help him!!! Cuz that's just the kinda wife I am!!!!!!
As I sit here....watching "The Paynes"...have you ever seen this show??? OMG it is so funny!!!!!!
I swear Poppa Payne is just like my brother in law!!!!....anyways that isn't what I was thinking about....I was thinkin about my list tomorrow.
*I need to go on Drugstore.com & order some stuff. And I really should order the stuff in bulk next time & not just one!!!
*I'd really like a new purse.....but do I need one NO!!! So I'm trying to put that one out of my head!!!!
*What are we going to have for dinner tomorrow? And why does it matter what we are going to have....hubby's allergies are all crazy....he can't taste anything & hasn't really eaten anything for a few days now. And I'm thinking icecream, peanuts & choc syrup are gonna be a good dinner LOL
*I need to get the oil changed in the car
*I need to work on (as one of my friends say) slaying the laundry dragon!!!! How do 2 people & 1 dog dirty up so many things.
*I started writing some stuff this afternoon......I need to finish that one poem.
*But most importantly I need to make my time out......I've been reading & studying in Proverbs this week. I've got a whole index card FULL of stuff I want to share with everyone that I've learned & thought was important this week!!! I'll share them on Saturday!!!!
I guess I probably shouldn't be sitting here in blog land doing nothing....but up getting some slaying done. This is way more fun though & since Hoss is laided out on my arm I can't actually disturb my sleeping angel now can I???
Let's have a group challenge!!!!! It's Spring Time right.....and isn't Spring Cleaning supposed to be one of the great things we do EVERY YEAR around this time!!!!!
So here is my challenge......I'm filling up the trunk of my car every week and going to take it to the local Christian Ministry. And all I do is find things thru out the night....leave it @ the back door & when I leave for work the next morning....I just put it in the trunk of the car. Easy uh????
Cleaning out my house has one of the best things I've started.........it's nice for 2 reasons A:Less Clutter B:Less things I have to dust around (which IS WONDERFUL!!!!) Well those are probably close to the same thing.....but you get my drift......so lets do some cleaning out together & post the pictures on here of everything you are getting rid of.
I couldn't get you great picture of the casserole......I tried, but here is the meat & taters of this wonderful casserole. O Lordy I made a funny.....meat & taters (I know cheesy...read the ingredients & you'll see what I mean!!!)
My mom makes this all the time....I have no idea where she got it from but I can tell you that my family & my sisters family LOVES it!!! I even made it one time for my MIL....she liked it to...and that says ALOT!!!!
1 Cabbage chopped up
2 packages of sausage...I use Jimmy Dean, cooked and crumbled
4 cans of the sliced taters
and however many peas you want
2 boxes of the Swanson Chicken Broth
Put it all in a casserole dish to size (kinda depends on how big of one you make) we usually use a BIG lasagna dish
and then I sprinkle with salt, pepper & some garlic
and then I cook until the cabbage is done to what I like...which is NOT smooshie....kinda still crispie!!! Usually around 45 mins to an hour @ 400 degree.
Have you ever just had one of these days?? Way easier to stay in bed. Way to much on the mind and WAY TO MUCH to do!!!
Well that was me the other day.....I'm at work, reading myemails, working really really hard. And this email comes across my desk from a local radio station. I've said it before and will say it probably the rest of my life....The LORD sends rocks down every once & awhile to hit me in the head....this email just happened to be one of the rocks.....
Here it is.......
"The Real Jesus
He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” (Matthew 16:15-16) Without question, Jesus Christ is the most fascinating person ever to walk the face of the Earth. He is undeniably the most extraordinary, influential individual in human history. More books, music, and dramas have been written about Jesus Christ than any other figure in our past…from Day One. In fact, His arrival and death were so significant that we actually divide human time and mark off human history by them. But who is the real Jesus? Is He merely some distant figure in stained glass who can’t be touched or known? Was He a radical revolutionary who had come to change His world? Or was He some kind of guru or one of many “sons of god” who had come as an example to follow? Peter knew the answer: Jesus is the Son of the living God.
If your desire is to see who the real Jesus is, then the place to look is in the Bible. Jesus said, “In the volume of the book it is written of Me…” (Hebrews 10:7). You don’t have to look any further than this. You don’t have to look for a prophet or a guru or someone with a special revelation. You can find everything you need to know about Jesus in the pages of Scripture. The Holy Spirit will illuminate these truths for you. You can begin to know Him, and He will begin to work in your life.'
So I got off my rump, did what I had put off for a few days, and heard the wonderful angels singing!!!!!! I had finally done what my Heavenly Father had told me to.....he probably did a back flip!!!!!!! Do you think he does a back flip when we finally get it or The Snoopy Dance???? I'll have to ask him. But since I took that big leap of faith I have begun to be blessed beyond measure. I know it's HIM sending the people my way this week that have blessed me & reminded me of what is important.
Seriously this is probably one of my easiest casseroles I've made.....and what's so fun is I made it Saturday from LEFTOVERS.....put it in the freezer & we'll probably have it Thursday night!!!!!
4 Boiled Chicken Breasts (I added salt & garlic to the water while they boiled)
Chop the chicken into bite size pieces.....add 2 jars of speghetti sauce, some onion & carrots & celery. Sit to the side.
Boil whatever noodles you have on hand....again I put salt & garlic in the water. Drain
Mix the noodles & chicken mixture together....place in a casserole dish top with mozzerella cheese and freeze.
I'll pull it out of the freezer when I go to work on Thursday and put it in the fridge.....then cook it when I get home for about 20-25 mins or until bubbly @ about 350.
Add some salad & garlic bread and we have dinner in less than 30 mins!!!!! HAPPY HAPPY DAYS!!!!!!!
And while we are eating.....Hoss will be at the edge of the creek....bothering everyone that walks up and down the road!!!!! It's ok though.....once he gets done....he'll run up & down the creek & get all muddy!!! He is ALL BOY!!!
"He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you. And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word. And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him. Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me." -- Matthew 28: 6-10 KJV
I'm so THANKFUL that Jesus Christ made the ultimate sacrifice for me!!! Little ol me!!!! And I know without a shadow of a doubt that he has risen and when he comes back one day I'll be waiting to go with him and oh what a joyous day that will be!!!!
So yes my birthday was April 1st.....APRIL FOOLS DAY!!!! No seriously I'm not kidding!!! Kinda explains EVERYTHING ABOUT ME DOESN'T IT!!!!
So my wonderful hubby who knows me ohhhhh so well decided to get my FAVS for my birthday........
*****Please note I got 2 boxes of Andes....it's the 3rd of April & only 1 box is left!!!!!!*****
AND cheesecake from Bruce's Fabulous Foods. Which is like heaven on earth!!! He has ohhhh something like 140 some different FLAVORS OF CHEESECAKE!!! How can a girl not be in LOVE with this place!!!!
The one on the left is APPLE PIE and on the right is COOKIE BAR
And this one is TURTLE!!!!!
And in the fridge is Oreo, plain & double chocolate!!!!! I mean good gracious this is probably the best most fattening birthday I've had in a LONG LONG time......but oh do the angels singing when I take a bite of those cheesecakes......and then top it off with an Andes candy!!!!