Monday, April 30, 2012

I love you because.....

I am doing a Bible Study this summer called The Proverbs 31 Woman: One Virtue at a Time and I absolutely can not wait to start it! 

Proverbs 31 is about a woman who loves God so much that every area of her life radiates love, purpose, excellence, and diligent care for her husband and children.

A Virtuous Woman respects her husband. She does him good all the days of her life. She is trustworthy and a helpmeet. (Proverbs 31: 11- 12, Proverbs 31: 23, Proverbs 31: 28, 1 Peter 3, Ephesians 5, Genesis2: 18)

I decided to make this cute little I love you because.....picture frame that you all have seen on Pinterest. 

I used a cheap frame from Walmart.  2 pieces of scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby and black felt.

I placed the scrapbook paper on the inside of the picture frame and I wrote the I love you because with a Vis-A-Vis marker that they use on overhead projectors in schools.  I thought it looked kind of plain so I added the felt flowers, and papers flowers as well as making a paper/felt flower rolled up together.  I then hot glued the flowers on.  I think I will add a rhinestone or 2 to the middle of the flowers to add a little more pizazz to it!

Chicken Spaghetti

So I have had lots of requests on Instagram to blog about this so here it goes.  I wish I would have taken a picture of each step but I forgot to! Sorry ladies! I did get this off of Pinterest but added the cream of mushroom soup to mine. 

boneless skinless chicken breasts (I used boneless skinless chicken tenderloins and cut in chunks)
1 can cream of mushroom
1 can cream of chicken
1 can of Rotel Red Diced Tomatoes with Green Chiles
8 oz of Velvetta cut in chunks
Onion powder
Garlic Powder
1 tbsp margarine
8 oz of spaghetti noodles ( I think I used 16 oz)
Shredded cheese is optinoal
Heat oven to 350*

Melt butter in skillet.  Add chunks of chicken, onion powder and garlic powder.  I estimated on the amount of both seasonings.  Make sure the chicken is cooked all the way through with no pink! 
*I would cook spaghetti noodles as your cooking the chicken*

When chicken is cooked, add soups, Rotel, and chunks of Velvetta.  Heat on low until melted.  When noodles are finished cooking, drain but do not rinse. Put back into pot.  Add chicken mixture to noodles.

Stir together.  Place chicken spaghetti into a 9x13 pan.  I sprinkled mine with shredded cheddar cheese.  Bake until cheese is melted and bubbly.  Mine took 15 minutes.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Pizza Biscuits

These are absolutely amazing!!  I can't take full credit for them.  My sister n law Autumn came up with the idea way before Pinterest came about.  These are super easy and the kids would have fun making them too!

- cans biscuits (the flaky kind do not work)
1 jar pizza sauce
-1 pkg. mozzarella cheese
- toppings of choice ( I used Canadian bacon and pepperoni)
-muffin/cupcake pan (2 would work great) 
-baking sheet

Step 1:  Turn muffin tin over so the holes are on bottom. Preheat oven to desired temperature on biscuit can. Pull biscuits apart and flatten them with hand.

Step 2:  Place flattened biscuit on top of the muffin tin.  I sometimes have to shape them to the tin.

Here is what they all look like on there. This is a can and a half of biscuits.

Step 3:  Place biscuits in oven for half of the time the can says.  My can said to bake 10-14 minutes so I put my biscuits in for 5.

Step 4:  While the pizza biscuit "bowls" are baking, chop and cut up ingredients for inside of pizza biscuits.

Here is what they will look like when they have baked for half of the time. Sorry so blurry!

Step 5:  Take biscuit "bowls" off the muffin tan and place on baking sheet. 

Step 6:  Scoop a spoonful of pizza sauce in bottom of biscuit. (while doing this you need to be baking your other biscuits "bowls" if you haven't done so already.

Step 7:  Place desired ingredients in next. I used pepperoni and Canadian bacon.

Step 8:  Add another layer of pizza sauce.  

Step 9:  Top with cheese.

Step 10:  Bake for the rest of the time or until cheese is melted.  I did mine for 5 minutes. 

*I have also made these for breakfast using scrambled eggs instead of pizza sauce, sausage, bacon, green peppers, and topped with cheddar cheese!  So delicious!! ENJOY!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Awesome chili!

Here is a recipe for some super amazing chili!


3-4 lbs of hamburger depending on how meaty you like your chili
5 jalapenos (take out the seeds)
1/2 of an onion chopped
3/4 Catalina Salad dressing
3/4 Otts Famous Dressing
2-3 tbsp chili powder
2 can chili beans (we use Bush's)
1 can kidney beans (also use bushes)
1 jar of tomato sauce (this is used to liquify your chili because it is pretty thick)

Chop up your onion and your jalapenos (don't forget to take the seeds out of the jalapenos).  Put them in a large pot with the hamburger and brown the meat.  Drain grease.  Add dressings, beans, and chili powder.  Add the tomato sauce at your discrepancy.  We used the whole jar because our chili turned out pretty chick. Let simmer for 30 min.  Serve!!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Refrigerator Organization

I had finally had enough of our disastrous refrigerator! It was a mess. Old salad dressings, 3 containers of half eaten salsa, 14 bags of shredded cheddar cheese. I have a bad habit of buying a bag of shredded cheddar cheese every time I go to the store so you can imagine how many were expired! I was over it! I needed to fix our fridge!!


I told you it was a disaster! Look at that hot mess of a fridge!  It's actually kind of embarrassing! I started with a trip to Dollar Tree and found cute black and blue bins that are two different sizes.  Would have rather had all the bins the same color...OCD kicking in...but oh well! So I bought 5 little blue bins and 4 little black bins.  I thought if I didn't use them all I could use them in my classroom or find some other use of organization with them in my house. 

I first started with the side door.  Took everything off, wiped them down and sorted it.  Boy did I throw lots of junk away!  Then I moved to the shelves.  I took everything off the shelves, wiped them off and then sorted those as well.  I decided the top shelf was going to be beverages,  the second shelf is misc. items with a bin for salsa, butter, sour cream, etc.  There is also a bin for breakfast items such as biscuits, applesauce, pudding, etc.  Our next shelf is for leftovers.  Under that we have our meat and cheese drawer.  The next drawer is for fruits and vegetables.  Yes 2 bins fit in there.  The last drawer is for meats such a bacon, hamburger, roast, etc. 
*My next step is to label each bin. 


Close up of my fruit and vegetable drawers. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Keep Calm It's Almost Summer

         Ahhhhhh that sweet 6 letter word that all teachers look forward to!  SUMMER!  As of today we have 25 1/2 more days left of school.  We started MAP testing today so now we are on the down hill slide.  Once MAP testing is over comes the field trips, the field days, and reward days.  Pure bliss!  I can't wait for summer.  My little monster is going to be so much fun this summer but will be a real handful when we go camping because he will want to run everywhere!  I will worry about that when the time comes! 
           We will start off the summer with my birthday on May 20th!  Then its off to the woods and lake we go!  A little camping, a little boating, a little floating, and a little fishing.  Sounds like heaven to me!
            Next up will be our anniverary on June 12th.  We will be celebrating 2 years!  This year for our anniversary we are going to Alabama to visit our honeymoon friends.  We met 3 couples on our honeymoon that we automatically connected with and have been friends ever since.  Last year for our 1 year they all came to St. Louis.  This year we are going to Alabama.  Next year will be either Texas or West Virginia and the next year vice versa.  On our 5th year anniversary we will all go someplace tropical again together.  Later in the month of June we will be back at it camping again. Please keep in mind these are only "scheduled" camping trips.  We like to be gone camping almost every weekend! 

              That's all that is on our summer plates for now.  What do you all have planned??


Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!!

I hope that you all had a fantastic Easter and ate lots of yummy food! I know we have been eating all week.  It was finally nice to sit down tonight just DJ, Jackson and I and relax.  I have tomorrow off and that's it till the last day of school which is May 17.  YAY!! So excited! Can not wait to be off for three whole months! I hope that you all have an amazing week and you remember to say your prayers and count your blessings!!!  Here are a few pictures from this weekend.  ENJOY!

 My mom made this little rabbit here for all the grandkids for their Easter Baskets.  Makes me tear up reading it knowing one day she will be gone.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Megan's Recipe Binder

Good Wednesday Morning!!!!! Here we go again.  More binders!
So some of your kitchen drawers or cabinents probably looked the same as mine.  You know--someone gives you a recipe on paper or you print it off the computer and you have no where to put it but shove it in a drawer or if you were like me I folded it and put it in my recipe cabinent.  I had tons and tons of printed off recipes and recipes that people had given me and it was driving me nuts.  So I found on pinterest (imagine that) a recipe binder that I knew was just calling my name for me to make!

What you will need :
a 3-ring binder-I used 1 1/2 inches but I think I will be upgrading soon
dividers ( I used Avery)
clear plastic sleeves
cute paper (I got my super cute paisley paper from Office Max)
construction paper--optional

I started by making my tabs off the computer.  On you can pick the labels that you bought and it will give you a template to upload in a word document so your labels are just right!

In this picture its hard to see my labels on the tabels but they are there.  You can kind of see the word breakfast on the top tab.  Here are the tabs I used:
*Poultry Entrees
*Beef/Pork Entrees

You are probably wondering where the fish/deer meat receipes are.  That's my husbands area of expertise and he just gos with the flow when it comes to cooking deer and fish.

I then started putting all my recipes into the clear plastic sleeves.  Some of them I had to retype because they were written in pencil and were starting to fad. 

On some of the recipes that weren't a full sheet I cut them down in size and was able to put more than one recipe in a clear plastic sleeve.  I used construction paper and tape to make it pretty.

After filling my plastic sleeves with recipes I then got my cute paper out.  I tested a piece of white paper in the printer first so I knew which way it would print out so I wasn't wasting any.  I then typed up all my sections in Word and printed them out. 


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