Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

May you be blessed this Christmas week.

Our family is rejoicing the good news of Isaiah9:6,

"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given,

and the government will be on his shoulders.

And he will be called Wonderful Counselor,

Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. "

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tuesday Tutorial

Over at Oops I Craft My Pants Off is a tutorial for yes, Modge Podge shoes! What a great idea to customize a pair of plain slippers especially if you are having a difficult time finding the perfect pair for an outfit. These are adult shoes but think of all the fun ideas for little girls!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Anyone there? Recipe Monday

I have been so out of touch the last two months and I feel I have lost all contact with the cyber world. Fall is always a hard time for me physically. I have asthma and allergies and my worst time is when the leaves start falling on the ground. Mold sets in and I start wheezing and coughing and getting congested. And then my immune system lowers and I catch anything that is going around. Right now, I have the old typical cold. But enough about that...I am happy to be back and plan to keep this blog current. :)

We tried a casserole recipe last week that can only be described as solid, comfort food. Which is perfect for cold winter nights. We all enjoyed it with a garden salad. I did try and make it in a lower fat version.

Hamburger Casserole

2 lbs. ground beef (I used very lean)
5 medium potatoes
1 large onion, chopped
2 cans cream of mushroom soup (I used low-fat, low-sodium)
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese

Peel the potatoes, cut in to small pieces and boil until nearly done. Cook onion and meat until brown. Drain off excess fat. In a 9 x 13" sprayed casserole dish, layer potatoes and then meat. Spread the mushroom soup on top of the meat mixture. Sprinkle cheese on top. I used a tad more cheese and I do not use low-fat cheese. Cook 30 minutes in a 300 degree oven or until cheese is melted and casserole is bubbly.

This is great served with a side of green beans or peas or a garden salad and some crusty bread.