Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Cheese Dip Soup

This is a really quick and delicious soup recipe.

Cheese Dip Soup

2 cans minestrone soup
1 can pinto beans
1/3 - 1/2 small block of Velveeta cheese, cubed

Add all ingredients to sauce pan and simmer on medium heat until cheese is melted.
Serve with corn or tortilla chips.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Graham Cracker Brownies

These are easy to make and they taste delicious!

Graham Cracker Brownies

2 cups crushed graham crackers (around 12 full pieces)
1 cup chocolate chips
1 tsp. baking powder
pinch of salt
1 can sweetened condensed milk

1. Combine all ingredients and spread in a greased 8"x 8" pan.
2. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes.

*Mine were gooey at 30 minutes so you might want to cook them longer.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Motherhood Is a Calling

I just read an excellent post on the Desiring God Blog entitled Motherhood Is a Calling (And Where Your Children Rank). Here are some excerpts:

"The truth is that years ago, before this generation of mothers was even born, our society decided where children rank in the list of important things. When abortion was legalized, we wrote it into law. Children rank way below college. Below world travel for sure. Below the ability to go out at night at your leisure. Below honing your body at the gym. Below any job you may have or hope to get. In fact, children rate below your desire to sit around and pick your toes, if that is what you want to do. Below everything. Children are the last thing you should ever spend your time doing."
"Christian mothers carry their children in hostile territory. When you are in public with them, you are standing with, and defending, the objects of cultural dislike. You are publicly testifying that you value what God values, and that you refuse to value what the world values. You stand with the defenseless and in front of the needy. You represent everything that our culture hates, because you represent laying down your life for another—and laying down your life for another represents the gospel."

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Easy Chicken'n Dumplins'

I got this recipe from Southern Living and it turned out pretty good! My only advice is to make sure and roll out your dumplins pretty thin because they will almost triple in size. 

Easy Chicken'n Dumplins'

1 (32 oz.) container chicken broth
3 cups shredded cooked chicken
1 can reduced fat cream of chicken soup
1/4 tsp poultry seasoning
1 (10 oz) can jumbo buttermilk biscuits
2 carrots, diced
3 ribs celery

1. Bring first four ingredients to a boil. Cover, and reduce heat to low. Let simmer for 5 minutes then return to a low boil.
2. Place biscuits on a lightly floured surface. Roll or pat to 1/8 in. thickness; cut into 1/2 in. wide strips.
3. Drop strips one at a time into boiling broth. Add carrots and celery. Cover and reduce heat to a simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Monday, August 8, 2011

A Trip to Georgia

Sorry I haven't been posting much lately but this past week I was on a family vacation with my husband, sister, and parents to Savannah and Tybee Island, GA! We all had a relaxing week at the beach and saw lots of beautiful scenery! Savannah is a really pretty city with lots of park squares, beautiful historic homes, and old trees covered in Spanish moss that creep over the roads. I don't have any of our pictures yet because I forgot to bring a camera so I'll have get them from my family later. We got to go to the Tybee lighthouse, to Paula Deen's restaurant, and on a trolley tour of historic Savannah. It was hot, but we all had a good time! We didn't get to spend that much time in the ocean though because the jellyfish were so thick! Anyways here are some of the postcards that I picked up:

Also Tybee had lots of shells on the beach so I picked up several and made these decorative jars:

Well I hope everyone is have a good summer and staying cool! 
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