PV always does a fantastic job on the Halloween Carnival and this year was no exception! One of my favorite parts of the whole thing is that the booths are developed and worked by the 5th and 6th graders. These kids work so hard and do a fantastic job. Every year it is such a treat and my kids have a fantastic time. This year they each invited a friend to come which was a lot of fun. It is great to see Claire engaging in friendship. Her friend Cortney is a DOLL! She is a real Godsend in Claire's life so we were thrilled that it worked out for her to join us. Carter is Brocks buddy from Second Pres and we love hanging out with him and his brother Cabey (Caleb). Carter's mom Tina has become a friend to me as well. It is nice that we each got a friend out of the deal. Here are some great pictures from the Carnival and once we were ready.
Monday, October 29, 2007
This is one of my favorite easy meals that almost all of my family will eat. (Brock doesn't eat much of anything!)
Spaghetti & Meatballs
1 lb ground beef
1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
1 tbsp garlic
Mix together well and roll into balls. Put into a baking dish and bake for 20 minutes at 350. When they are finished then put them into the spaghetti sauce and allow them time to absorb the flavor of the sauce. This is usually better the next day.
1 can tomato paste
1 can tomato sauce
1 can diced Italian style tomatoes
2 tbsp butter or margarine
1 tbsp garlic
two dashes of worchestershire sauce
1 tsp basil, oregano (put them into your hand and rub your hands together into the sauce. This will help release the true flavor in all dried seasonings.)
seasoning to taste
Allow to heat slowly on the stove until it is warm. Serve with your favorite pasta!
Posted by Jill at 12:21 PM
Sunday, October 21, 2007
The kids always love having Heidi & Pops around!
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Tuesday, October 16, 2007
I was listening to the radio the other day (it was actually a station that I like) and heard something that gave me an idea. They were having people call in with recipes on Wednesdays. I love to cook and try new recipes, so this intrigued me. It has been said that I can hold my own in the kitchen, so I thought why not post a recipe each week (if I remember). It will amuse me to put some of my favorites out there, and it might help whoever is reading my blog to have a supper idea. So I will start with what I made last night, a good stand by of Chicken Noodle Soup. I will mention that there are a lot of times that I just start throwing things together and sometimes they turn out, but there are other times the dog won't eat them. Don't worry I will only post the good ones. Hope that you enjoy. If you like the idea then post join me in a weekly post on your blog and let me know. If you ever have a request for something let me know and I will try and mix it up with entrees, desserts, appitizers, etc.
Chicken Noodle Soup
1 package of boneless chicken breast (boiled and shredded) - don't get rid of the water!
1 package of your favorite noodles cooked
1 bundle of green onions finely chopped (or a white onion but green onions cook better)
3 carrots cooked in the water from the chicken for about 6 minutes
3 stalks of celery cooked with the carrots
1 or 2 cans of Chicken Broth (depending on how much soup you want to make)
3 tablespoons of lemon juice
1/2 cup heavy cream (I didn't say this was low fat)
Here is where it all gets tricky because you have to do these to taste but I will give you a starting place...
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
Add all the ingredients (including the water that you cooked the chicken, celery and carrots in into a crock pot (or a large pot depending on how long you have before serving the soup) and cook until it reaches the temp you want. Remember if you get it too spicy you can always add milk or the cream to tone it down. Happy soup eating!
Posted by Jill at 6:29 PM
Friday, October 12, 2007
1. Who is my man? Timothy Michael Ballard
4. How old is your man? 35
5. Who eats more? Tim
10. Who has the worse temper? Mine shows up more often, but I really don't recommend ever getting Tim to a point where you see his. Not pretty!
14. Who pays the bills? Tim is awesome at this!
21. Who is the first to admit they are wrong? I am never wrong. We both are pretty good about this.
23. Who kissed who first? Our first kiss was at our wedding. HAHAHA
25. Who proposed? Tim on top of Sugarloaf
29. Who wears the pants in the family? I think that I do but when it comes down to it Tim quietly leads us where we want to be. He makes life amazing! I tell him all the time if he ever dies I will never remarry because there is no way there will ever be anyone this easy to be married to ever again!
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Monday, October 8, 2007
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Wednesday, October 3, 2007
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