This blog will be written by a stay at home mom/student. I am trying to enjoy every minute of life I get and raise my children to be happy with what we have been given. Anything written here will be by me, for my well being and piece of mind. I want to open other peoples eyes, and let them see that we can make it on less.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

No egg sugar cookies

This recipe is for egg less sugar cookies. I made these for a P.T.A. bake sale and I have made them since just for us. These are really good and you can decorate or just plop on a pan and bake.

1 pound butter room temp.
2 cups sugar
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

Cream butter and sugar. Sift dry ingredients together then stir into butter/sugar mixture. Roll into 2 inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. press down with a fork dipped in sugar. We added sprinkles and colored sugar for Christmas.
Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Wait about 2 minutes then remove from pan while still warm so they don't stick.

Teaching our young.

This is the mechanic with the first big fish he's ever caught! It is a Rainbow trout and even though my kids won't touch tuna with a ten foot fork they ate this up like chocolate. It is amazing how much better things taste when grown at home or caught on your own. The kids are much more interested when they have a hand in it and see exactly where their food comes from. I plan on setting more time aside daily to get my boys to help more in the kitchen and with laundry. I want them to leave the nest with all household skills down pat. I seem to have gotten a little lax since school started and I see the error of my ways. It makes kids want you to be an unpaid waitress on call twenty four hours a day. So I figured I can show them the light of how a family should learn to help one another or I can go on running myself down in the dirty clothes pile. So say some prayers for me and my sanity. I will need it.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Easy Quiche

Preheat oven to 325 degrees
Bake crust 15 minutes and remove from oven. I prefer the Kroger brand already made made in the section with the canned biscuits. You have to use your own pie pan. Or you can buy the frozen pie shells or make your own.
Layer your meat (ham, hamburger, sausage, Bacon, whatever ya want already cooked)
and your veggies (onions, peppers, squash, again what ever you want or have on hand)
Around a cup of each or whatever you wish, then top with cheese (I prefer cheddar but again whatever you have on hand)
Beat together 6-7 eggs with a cup of milk and pour into pan over you meat and veggies.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and bake for 30 minutes.
Lower the oven to 350 degrees and bake another 10 minutes.

This is great for get togethers, brunch, and even dinner!!!Super easy .
(this recipe was sent out to my sister in law Turkey Head)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Life in general.

I am sick, with one child sick, and the house falling in around us. To much life has been going on lately and not enough time to blog. I will be going to orientation on Monday for college. I am worried about how I will manage time away from home, how I will manage homework when I am home with three kids running around, and how I will have the money for gas to travel out a couple of days a week. All I can say is the Lord will provide. Now I just have to say it enough that I quit worrying about it and just let God handle it. Hope everyone is healthy and happy!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Grandaddy Bell's pound cake

3 sticks of butter at room temp.
2 and 1/2 cups sugar
8 eggs also at room temp.
3 tsps vanilla
Blend until well mixed and then add
3 cups plain flour sifted.
Grease and flour a bunt pan or two loaf pans and bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for a hour, or until starting to brown on top and pulling away from sides of pan. Make a big pot of coffee and enjoy!

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Years Eve party on the cheap!

Since having more than one child I don't remember the last time I was out on New Year's Eve. So I decided to invite the family over for a Wii party! I put the makings in the crock pot for chili beans and bought Frito's and sour cream. Everyone wasn't able to make it due to bad weather, or being sick, but we had a great time. I hope I continue to build good relationships with our family through out this New Year! My wish to all who read this is that you have a healthy, happy 2010. You don't need money to make you happy just each other.