Wednesday, November 18, 2009


I do a preschool co-op for Clark and I am the organizer so this is what I came up with so that it is easier to rotate every week from house to house. I was pretty pleased with how it turned out and was able to use my friend's cricket to make the I just need a lamination machine.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


It is that time of the month again to replenish my freezer with meals. Today I have made four meals of fajita's, three of split pea soup, two of white chili, 2 of chicken tacos, and 2 of chicken burritos. It is tiring but really I have only been in the Kitchen for about 5 hours and I am just about done. Tomorrow I will do Tortilla soup and then just a few crock-pot meals for the month makes about 22.

Here is a great recipe I found and Love it! It is from a lady in my ward. Try it, it is so good!


I'm glad that you liked the chili, it is one of my family's favorites! Here's the recipe:

Creamy White Chili

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes*
1 medium onion, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 cans (15 1/2 oz each) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (14 1/2 oz) chicken broth
1 can (4 oz) chopped green chilies
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
1/2 cup whipping (heavy) cream

In a large saucepan, saute chicken, onion, and garlic powder in oil until chicken is no longer pink. Add beans, broth, chopped green chilies, and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in sour cream and heavy cream. Serve immediately.

I have used chicken tenders that I cut up and cook with the onions, but I have also bought a rotisserie chicken and just used some of the meat from that, and I have also just put two cans of Swanson chicken in. If you use chicken that is already cooked, just brown the onions and garlic a while before adding the chicken.



Friday, November 6, 2009

Baby Shower Fun

One of the many things I love doing is hosting baby showers. This shower I co-hosted with two other friends and it turned out really good. We did a diaper cake and diaper garland and had lots of fruits, veggies, and bread! It was really fun to do and I hope I can do more baby showers in the future.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Book Finished

Well, it took me only a month and I finished reading the 1,077 pages of The Count of Monte Cristo! It was a page turner that got started very quickly and has a wonderful story line filled with love, mystery, and revenge. It was really good and I don't totally hate the ending it was just a little sad that's all. I can't believe I enjoyed it as much as I did. I went to the book club about a week before I finished it and I almost lost my motivation to finish since a lot of the ladies there didn't really love the ending. Now that I read it I get what they were saying but the way the writer tells the story you kind of expect the ending before reading it.

Now I am on to my next read. "I Am a Mother" This book is a short fun read so far and every time I put it down it makes me feel good about being a Mom. I can't wait to finish it and return it since I am borrowing this one from a friend who loves it.