Tuesday, December 30, 2008
1 can cheddar cheese soup
1 can cream of chicken ( I use low sodium, low fat)
2 cans chicken broth ( I used the low sodium and low fat)
1/2-3/4 jar of chunky salsa ( I use mild because of the kids but you could use hot)
2 frozen chicken breasts
1 can black beans or cannelini beans whatever you have
1 bag frozen corn ( I didn't have any this time)
Place it all together in the crockpot. I sometimes use Ro-tel tomatoes instead of salsa if I have it. You can add diced green chiles if you want more heat. I usually add cilantro as well, dried or fresh if I have it. Cook on Low about 8-10 hours. If you don't use the frozen chicken just put it on low for about half the time. Take the chicken breasts out and shred them and place shredded chicken back in soup. Serve over crushed tortilla chips with sour cream and shredded cheese. YUM! Hope you enjoy!
Sunday, December 28, 2008
The kids have been playing dress up and this is how Caroline came out this morning. She was a princess before this but wouldn't let me get a picture.
Friday, December 26, 2008
We decorated cookies for Santa with our neighbors, Jack and Terry. The kids put their milk and cookies out (Grayson drank the milk twice and we had to refill!). They went to bed and Santa came!!
The kids had a great Christmas morning and were so excited to see what Santa brought. Caroline got a princess castle and baking set and a Barbie. Grayson got tractors and tools, and a monster truck set. They had lots of fun!
Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. I just kept thinking that no matter how bad our circumstances seem, when you remember that Christmas is about God sending his son to be our saviour, it can never be a bad day. That is what gives us hope and peace even through the tough times! Merry Christmas and wishes for a BLESSED New Year!!!
Oh, and here's the aftermath of the Christmas festivities:)
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Then they said "Come on Mom, come see my Bethlehem" The picture below is what they said was Bethlehem....????
Of course then I HAD to see Baby Jesus!!
It is so hard to forget the true meaning of Christmas, but this is it!! The GREATEST gift EVER!!!BABY JESUS:)
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
I am joining in the fun at BooMama's Christmas tour. Here are a few pictures of our Christmas Decorations. We have been so busy this year that I just put the boxes in the garage yesterday from putting the tree up! I apologize for the weird configuration of pictures, still learning this blogging thing.Here goes anyway...
Here is our tree. The ornaments have slowly migrated to the top as a result of the 1 and 2 year old who live here:)
The mantle is always my favorite because I always wanted one. The pictures on the stocking holders need to be changed. I still have pics of the dogs and cat instead of the kids!!!
This is our fiber optic snowman my Grandma gave me. We love him...as you can see by Grayson's face!
A few of my favorite ornaments....AHH, Starbucks...I want a Gingerbread Latte!
My favorite circus giraffe in his cage from when I was a kid, next to what is that....a jock strap? I found that at this FANCY place called the Golden Lamb Inn in Lebanon, Ohio. It was in their gift shop among lots of nice Christmas stuff. I couldn't resist. We laugh every year when we put it up, especially when I think where it came from. I think they must have just had them there to make people laugh or something. I mean who buys a jock strap ornament?? Well, me I guess....Hope you had fun!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
I made Peppermint "trees" and a topiary. I tried to be on top of things and got them dona about 2 weeks ago. THe directions didn't say that the royal icing yellows after a while......oh well! Here are a few of the other tables. It will look really pretty when the lights are down and they are all finished tonight!
Enjoy the pretty tables and I will try to get better pictures tonight!