Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Bye-Bye Coffee! You will not be missed!


I love the way it smells
I love the way it tastes
I even love the way it looks!

But I do not love how addicted to coffee I can become and I do NOT love what it does to my body!

So...................once again............................ I want to give it up!

Normally this would come with many tears but I have found a new love...


My mama, such a wise woman, was so kind to bring a bag of this to me durring her visit. And it is GOOD! Now all I have to say is....
 (Click on the link above to find out more)

Tithing - Book Review

Tithing has always been an interesting concept for me. From the time I was young I was taught to give to the Lord what is the Lord’s. I was taught whatever blessings we have come from above and to give back to the Lord 10% of what was earned. I have followed this practice since I was young, and even in tough times the Lord has proven faithful to provide. I chose to read and review Tithing by Douglas LeBlanc because the subject has been on my mind and heart lately. Tithing is a journalistic account of giving back to the Lord in action. Each chapter tells of a person he interviewed about their tithing story and God's faithfulness. While it is a great blessing to hear of God’s faithfulness, I found the book very difficult to read which resulted in very little motivation to pick it up. Though the stories did speak of God’s faithfulness in day to day life they did not speak to me of the mighty works God can accomplish. It also seems as if the author comes from a deeply Episcopalian background.  And while there is nothing wrong with this, it made portions of the book hard for me to follow. Despite the difficulty I had in reading this book the fundamental truth the book presents is not only valid but encouraging. The Lord calls us to give back with a willing and pure heart and when we do he proves faithful. After all, what father does not want to give their children good gifts?

Monday, April 18, 2011

YUMMY Enchiladas!

I am the kind of person who is not good at following recipes! In fact, the majority of what I cook I do not have written down! This is one of those meals I do not have a recipe for but wanted to share because I love it! I will do my best to write it out for you! The best thing about this recipe is it is hard to mess up!!! :)
What you need:
16oz of Sour Cream (could be 14 oz. I cannot remember how much came in a tub).
2 cans of cream of mushroom or cream of chicken (I use mushroom because my husband LOVES mushrooms)
1 and ½ bags of mexican blend shredded cheese
½ onion (or if you are like me and hate to chop onion you can used onion flakes. I think I use about 1/4th a cup, maybe a bit less).
13oz green chili (I like to use Bueno Autumn Roast)
One pack of corn or flour tortillas
 ~5 chicken breasts
What to do:
Preset oven to 350*
Boil Chicken till done. Let cool and shred.
Mix Chile, sour cream, cream of mushroom and diced onion together (creamy mix)
In a large casserole dish spread a thin layer of creamy mix (this helps it not to stick on the bottom)
Layer ingredients:
Creamy Mix
End with a layer of creamy mix and a hefty layer of cheese
Cover and place in oven for 30 min. After 30 min uncover and leave in for another 15min.


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Pillow Problem

I have had the same ugly pillows for three years now (I am sorry if you have these too as they seem to be a common choice). They came with the couch. I have always wanted to replace them but have never wanted to spend $30 a pillow doing so. This year I had enough! I decided to have a pillow make-over...or cover-over... I bought fabric (on sale for $4 a yard) and string to begin my makeover. I then called my mam and had her explain, in detail, how to sew pillow covers. Once that was done I began to needle point. This is the result of many weeks of work and very little $. I cannot say that I am in love with the pillows now, but I think it is an improvement!



(Ok, I kind of need to clean the last one off. It still has fabric pencil on it)