Sunday, November 28, 2010

Do you?


Do you improve your left overs from Thanksgiving?

Our favorite is Turkey Shepherds Pie!

For something new this year, we made Betsy's Roasted Carrots 
and they were delicious! 


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!


Happy Thanksgiving!

And here's me this morning, cutting apples for my cranberry chutney.... 

Have a blessed day with your friends and family and...
Make a memory!


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Most requested recipe


"Janeen, you're going to bring the Sweet Potato's right?"

My most requested recipe at Thanksgiving...

is Naomi Judd's Sweet Potato Casserole!

I lurve cookbooks but my favorite are the ones that have
MORE than just recipes, I enjoy the stories behind them!

Naomi's does not disappoint!  Her cookbook is full of wit, wisdom 
and delicious EASY recipes with ingredients you already
have at home.

And here it is...

Sweet Potato Casserole
3 C. mashed sweet potatoes (about 2 lb. sweet potatoes)
1/2 C. granulated sugar
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 C. milk
1/4 C. butter, melted (1/2 stick)
1/2 t. salt
1 t. vanilla extract

1/2 C. packed light brown sugar
1/2 C. chopped walnuts, pecans or other nuts
1/3 C. all-purpose flour
1/3 C. butter


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a shallow 2-quart casserole.
In a medium bowl, stir together the potatoes, granulated sugar, eggs, milk, butter, salt and vanilla and scrape the mixture into the prepared casserole.
Make the topping: In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar, nuts and flour and cut in the butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over the top of the casserole. 
Bake, uncovered, in the 350 degree oven until heated through and lightly browned, 30 to 35 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Weekend Random


Making my To Do list... A LOT to do this week!

Grocery shopping for our turkey and fixin's 

Over the moon excited about the Royal Engagement

Donating my hankies for the local ladies at our long term care facility

Teaching my girl to bake this cake for our church dessert auction tomorrow
Get the recipe here


Testing for technical difficulties

I'm experiencing technical difficulties on the blog

Test posting...

Saturday, November 13, 2010




I've been preparing to facilitate our next women's 
bible study that will begin in January.
(hence the reason for my absence of visits to you)

Although my women's ministry typically uses the video and workbook
style... for example, a Beth Moore study that is already outlined
and ready to go... I take it a step further. 

When I prepare, I'm reading a lot of additional 
material that can help me understand scripture 
so when it's my 15 minutes to facilitate - I am able to share 
with our ladies a LIFE application of what we are learning
that week, something that they can understand and use TODAY.
To do this I have the NIV bible, 
a bible summarized handbook and a bible dictionary.

I want to share with you something I am so thankful 
to have stumbled upon recently 
and I think that it may be useful to you too!

When your reading scripture, do you get stumped on a particular passage?  
Do you read something over and over and still not 'get it'?
Yep, me too!  I was googling the book of Matthew and in the 
search results I found this...

DVD's made into The Visual Bible!  
Several books of the bible follow the text of scripture through dramatized video!
They are produced very well and use scripture Word for Word!  Lurve it!

Take a look HERE to watch a quick reference.  Enjoy!


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Have you heard ?


Have you heard about the Benefit Brow Bar?

Benefit is a brand of cosmetics that specialize in make up for your face. My favorite is their Brow Bar because with my lop-sided brows, it's become my cosmetic quest to have lurvely brows instead. ha

I bet ya' all just looked at my picture to see my brows didn't ya?

My friend Ann, who knows my of my particular 
quest to have brows of perfection, told me about this particular product. 
It comes in Light, Medium and Dark.
One side is a tinted wax to shape your brows 
and the other is a soft powder to fill in with.


Monday, November 1, 2010

What to do?


I made these Chunky Apple Cinnamon muffins tonight
for breakfast tomorrow and as you can see
I slightly over filled the pan.

Perhaps "slightly" is being used loosely here.
Oh my stars, how am I going to get them out of the
pan without making a mess?


They flipped out intact and no mess!

It's back!


It's true!  Starbucks has brought back this season
my beloved Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate!

My girl and I recently ran some errands together,
(5 long hours and no complaints of "Are we done yet?")
so I rewarded her with a trip to Starbucks to get some hot cocoa.
As I was looking up at the hot cocoa board, I saw it ...

Then I sighed softly and ordered quickly!

***Warning, do not look at the calories on this. 
Just ENJOY it and move on!***

Now I can't get the drink out of my head! 
I must learn to make it at home!
The hunt begins for a clone recipe!


{Insert mind blowing, earth shattering, 
heart stopping SHRIEK here}