Monday, December 14, 2009

Weekly Menu

12/13/2009 - 12/20/2009 - CRAZY WEEK!

Monday: Take Out/Nutcracker Rehursal

Tuesday: Spicy Chicken Soft Tacos (Didn't end up making them last week)

Wednesday: Take Out/Nutcracker Rehursal

Thursday: Spagetti w/ Meat Sauce, Garlic Bread & Salad

Friday: Take Out/Nutcracker Rehursal

Saturday & Sunday: Nutcracker Performances...Try to rememeber to eat!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Recipe: Sweet Potato Soup

1 bag Sweet Potatoes (aprox. 6)
2 cans Chicken Broth
1 cup Half & Half or Light Cream
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
1/2 tsp Cloves
Sugar to taste

Peel & slice sweet potatoes. Place Sweet Potatoes and Chicken Broth in Crockpot. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours. Transfer tender Sweet Potatoes and Chicken Broth into blender or food processer and blend. Return mixture to crockpot, add remaining indredients. Cover and cook on high additional 2 hours.

*This soup is pretty much fool proof. All ingredients can be adjusted to your personal tastes. I tend to use very generous teaspoons of the spices and little to know sugar. I also only blend my potatoes for a few seconds because I prefer a thicker soup. (Blend till smooth and add more cream for a thinner creamier version.)

Weekly Menu

Weekly Menu: 12/6/09 - 12/12/09

Sunday: Sweet Potato Soup, Rolls & Cold Veggies

Monday: Take Out

Tuesday: Potato Beef Casserole & Caesar Salad

Wednesday: Leftovers

Thursday: Spicy Chicken Soft Tacos & Salad

Friday: Homemade Pizza

Saturday: Traditional Shepherds Pie, Corn on the Cob & Salad

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Coopers

Last weekend I had such a fun photoshoot with Rachel & Justin!

Click Here: DoChara Photography Blog to view more of my favorites from The Coopers fall photoshoot!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

DoChara Photography

Recent pics added to

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Weekly Menu

Weekly Menu: 11/22 – 11/28

Sunday: Roast Dinner @ Scott & Tenilles

Monday: Chicken Enchiladas

Tuesday: Double Decker Tacos

Wednesday: Spaghetti & Meat Sauce

Thursday: Thanksgiving Dinner @ Tenille’s
(Responsible for Sweet Potatoes, Veggies & Rolls)

Friday: Left Overs

Saturday: Toasted Turkey Sandwiches & Salad

Monday, November 16, 2009

Weekly Menu

Weekly Menu: 11/15 – 11/21

Sunday: Chili Dinner @ The Jacksons

Monday: Beef Stew Leftovers

Tuesday: Skillet Lasagna & Caesar Salad

Wednesday: Our For Dinner (Stuart’s Birthday)

Thursday: Crockpot Country Dinner

Friday: Leftovers

Saturday: Soup & Sandwiches

Friday, November 13, 2009

Jewelry Holder

Another blog jumping great find! Amazing, I love love love this and can't wait to make one!

Fun Shape Pancakes

I came across this post while blog jumping and think it's amazing I had to share! I can't wait to try these!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Weekly Menu

I'm getting more organized with cooking and meals now that I'm home! I have made up Weekly Menu's through the end of the month and will be posting them each week! Let me know if you want any recipies and feel free to comment with some recipe suggestions too!

Weekly Menu: 11/8 – 11/14

Sunday: BBQ Chicken, Baked Beans, Sweet Peas & Scalloped Potatoes

Monday: Take Out

Tuesday: Tortellini & Veggie Red Sauce

Wednesday: Crockpot Chicken Mexi Wraps & Tortilla Chips

Thursday: Sandwiches, Cottage Cheese & Cold Veggies

Friday: Crockpot Hearty Beef Stew & Biscuits

Saturday: Chicken Caesar Wraps

Saturday, November 7, 2009

More Asher Pics!!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Glaze Icing

Due to popular request here is my glaze icing recipe I use for sugar cookies! I love it because it drys hard and you can put multiple cookies in a bag or container and not mess up the icing! It is also light and not gag you sweet! I simply brush on the glaze with a basting brush! For designs or decorating I use a royal icing which I'll post on here too. Make sure to let glaze completly dry before decorating with the royal icing.

1 egg white
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar

1. In a small bowl, lightly whisk the egg white and lemon juice
2. Gradually whisk in confectioners' sugar until the mixture is smooth and has the consistancy of cream.
(Cover the surface of the glaze with a plastic wrap to prevent a crust from forming until ready to use. )

Royal Icing:
1 egg white
1 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar

1. In a small bowl, lightly whisk the egg white . Gradually whisk in confectioners' sugar untl the icing is thick enough for form soft peaks.
2. Use standard icing/piping bag for decorating.
(Cover the surface of the glaze with a plastic wrap to prevent a crust from forming until ready to use. )