Thursday, March 31, 2011

Tasty Thursdays

With the days getting warmer I like to do very easy cooking, so as to not heat up the house, so for today's Tasty Thursday here's one of summer favorites, Taco Salad
  1. 1 lb. ground beef or as we use, ground turkey
  2. 1 can of kidney beans, drained (or any kind of bean you like)
  3. 1 cup of shredded cheese, we use Cheddar
  4. 1 can of pitted olives, sliced
  5. 1 bag of corn chips or any favorite chip you like, we use Doritos
  6. Any salad dressing you like, we use Catalina french dressing
  7. 1 head of lettuce, cut up into bite size pieces
  8. Brown meat, put into a LARGE bowl, add lettuce, beans, cheese, olives, break up chips into bite sized pieces and mix in well, put into bowls and add dressing. This is such a good salad, we eat it alot during the summer and I hope you will enjoy it too. P.S. I forgot the tomatoes, if you like them.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Thankful Tuesdays

Please forgive me for not posting my Meaningful Mondays, I had physical therapy for my back yesterday and by the time I was done, I was in worse pain. So here I am today with my Thankful Tuesdays post.What I'm most thankful for today, is the beautiful weather here in Arizona. It was probably close to 80 today. My son and I moved here almost a year ago from Colorado and boy am I glad to be away from the cold weather. Please feel free to share with me what you are most Thankful for. Be Blessed and have a great week.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sunday Supper

Homemade Spaghetti and Meat balls
  1. 1 lb.ground beef or ground turkey
  2. 4 slices of dried bread
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese
  5. 2 tbsp. parsley
  6. 1 clove garlic, minced
  7. 1 tsp. oregano
  8. salt and pepper
  9. 1/2 tsp.Worcestershire sauce
  10. crumble dry bread, add meat and all remaining ingredients together, mix well, form into small meat balls and cook in a large skillet, turning as needed to brown. In another large pot add
  11. 1 tbsp. oregano
  12. 1 tbsp. basil
  13. 1tsp. sugar
  14. 1/2 tsp. salt
  15. 1 small onion, chopped
  16. 1 clove garlic, minced
  17. 1 large can of tomatoes
  18. 1 large can of tomato sauce
  19. Mix all together well, and add meat balls, cook noodles and mix in with sauce. Enjoy

Friday, March 25, 2011

Spring Break

Wow this has been a very busy week with Spring Break and all. We've been to Phoenix and Tucson, my son went to a spring training baseball game with his good friend, hes known since he was 4 years old and then they went to a IMAX movie, they had alot of fun. Then we had to drive to Tucson to pick up our car it had been there for a week and a half, having repairs done, so yeah, we got our car back.I hope you have had a fun Spring Break with you're children too.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sunday Supper

  1. Its been such a beautiful weekend so I just made grilled hot dogs and home aide macaroni salad, so here's the recipe I use for the salad.
  2. 3 or more cups elbow macaroni ( depending how many you're feeding)
  3. 2 or more eggs( my secret is, put macaroni and eggs in a pan of cold water and they cook together, Ive done this for years, it makes it easier)
  4. boil till done
  5. drain macaroni and peel eggs, I use a egg slicer to save time
add mayo, mustard, relish, mix well, add salt and pepper to taste, and enjoy. Have a fun week all, my sons on spring break this coming week, so I will try and blog as time allows. Blessings, Debbie.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Family Fridays

As things get tighter, with gas prices and food prices going up our Family Fridays are going to be very simple, such as dinners at home and movies at home. So tonight's menu is home aide hamburgers and fries, (which we love anyways). And I do apologize for not posting very much this week, we were out of town and I found out yesterday my mom had passed out so Ive been a bit stressed, so if you would keep her in you're prayers, I would appreciate it. Have a blessed weekend all.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Were Back

Sorry that I didn't post for a few days my son and I were out of town, we had gone to Phoenix for a few days to have fun with our good friends who live there, but were back so Ill be back to posting later today. Happy St. Patrick's Day and have a great day.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Family Fridays

I love Fridays, because it starts the weekend. This Fridays a little different though, not planning much, because my son and I have to go to Tucson tomorrow morning to have our car looked at, I'm sure its not nothing, I just keep smelling burning oil, so better to be safe than sorry. So we will just be eating at home and getting to bed early. But next week will be fun, we are going to Phoenix to see our friends for 3 days, my sons going with his friend to see a spring training ball game, so while the boys are gone my friend and I are going to the thrift stores YEAH:)  I hope you all have a fun and safe weekend.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Tasty Thursdays

My recipe for todays Tasty Thursday is one of our favorites and very easy.
  1. Hamburger Casserole
  2. 1 lb. ground hamburger (we use ground turkey)
  3. 1 can of tomato soup
  4. 1 can of green beans
  5. 4 large potatoes
  6. 1 cup grated cheese
Peel and dice the potatoes, cook until tender, drain and mash with butter (just like for mashed potatoes) cover and set aside, cook the meat and drain if needed, open the soup, and the green beans, mix the soup and green beans, juice and all with the meat, pour into baking dish, spread the mashed potatoes on the top and sprinkle cheese on top, bake at 400 till cheese is melted. this is a easy meal and most children love it, enjoy.

Worry Free Wednesdays

Sorry I missed my post for yesterday, it was a busy day. With all that's going on in today's world its so hard not to worry, with the wars in other countries, gas prices rising every day, drugs and killings going on all around, its a very scary world we live in, but for my self all I can do is pray and know that the Lord is on my side and taking care of everyone I love and that He has everything in control, that's the peace and Worry Free days He gives me and I hope and pray you have that peace too. Have a blessed day.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Thankful Tuesdays

In today's world alot of people may say" What Do I Have To Be Thankful For"? We have So much to be thankful for, beautiful sun rises and sunsets, all the sites around us, mountains, trees, animals,Yes those may seem like such simple things but I'm thankful for all of them.  Today as I went to go get gas for our car, yes the prices have gone up again, but I thought about it this way, I will have to pay the higher prices to be able to drive anywhere I want to go, and others in far off country's have no cars, they walk, so once again I am thankful that I have the opportunity to have a car and to buy gas. We, as Americans have so much to be thankful for and I hope and pray we take the time to thank the Lord for all He has given to us. Have a great week.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Meaningful Mondays

Yes, its Monday again, and time for a Meaningful thought. Yesterday was a great day, I made lunch for my friend Christina's birthday, egg rolls, fried rice and a chocolate cake,and we all went to the park. It was a beautiful day, we laughed, we ate, and laughed some more, what more could you ask for, the love of family and friends. Its days like these that are truly meaningful. And I pray that you all are blessed to have days like these. May God Bless you and Have a great week.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Keeping My Sanity As A Single Mom

As every single mom out there knows, raising our children is a very tough job. With no man to stand beside you, to help to guide our children through day to day struggles, like potty training, hormone changes, becoming a teenager, the older they get the more
difficult it gets and all I do is pray to the Lord above that He will send us a Godly man, even though my sons 15 now he still needs a dad, to love him, in the ways a mother cant. Yes I love my son, don't get me wrong, Its just that some days its over whelming, like today he wanted to go with some friends to play ball, that's not the problem, his 16 year old friend was driving, that's the hard part, letting him go and putting him in Gods hands and knowing he will be OK. So I sit here and pray, that's my only sanity. Have a blessed and safe weekend.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Spring Cleaning

If you ask my son one thing about me, his mom, what shes crazy about, he would say " Keeping things clean"  yes, I'm a clean freak:) And when it comes to spring cleaning, I do it right ,  I don't like clutter.Yesterday I rearranged the furniture, vacuumed everywhere, threw out old magazines, shredded old papers, cleaned out the drawers, changed table cloths and sweep and mopped, whew, I just like a cleaned house:) Next is my bedroom, I need to donate clothing, my saying is "If it hasn't been worn in the last year,donate it". It goes back to no clutter, when someone else could be using it. And my son needs to get busy on his room too, but hes 15 and he knows how to clean, I taught him at a young age how to organize his things and he still does, he just needs a little prodding these days being a teenage and all. If you have any spring cleaning ideas, Id love for you to share them with me too. Have a blessed week.