Saturday, March 19, 2011

Scrapbooking Weekend

Last weekend I got the chance to go to Scrapbooking Weekend in Lansing, IA at Village Creek Bible Camp. Scraping. Adult Conversation. Wonderful meals provided with no clean up. Naps (optional...which I took full advantage of :). Need I say more? It was a wonderful weekend! The devotionals were wonderful and encouraging! I thought I would share a few of my favorite pages I got done.

I got caught up on the boys albums.

Who knows what happened with this picture. I couldn't fix the way it came up so guess you will have to do a sideways number to check it out!

One from the family album. I am pretty far behind on this one.( I believe 2005, 2006 was what I was working on)

My scraping space.

Mom, getting lots done! She got my wedding album, just a few year late. ;)

My grandma and Aunt Diane. Aunt Diane looks like she is getting a lot done huh?

Tami and Joy and Aunt Julie scraping away!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Chicken Ranch Tacos

This recipe is so simple and so yummy! This is pretty much the only way we eat tacos anymore. Thanks to Stephanie Wright for introducing to us!
All you need is chicken chunks ( I used 3 chicken breasts for my family)
Ranch dressing
Taco Seasoning
Cook the chicken chunks in a skillet. When they are all cooked through add the Taco seasoning and Ranch ( to your taste). Serve with hard or soft shell tacos and put your topping such as cheese, lettuce, salsa, or extra ranch.

Fun Art 2

We had a few fun projects we did this week. The boys had never finger painted and so I decided to buy some finger paint to try out. We didn't make anything specific this time but my wheels are turning on what I can have them create!

We also had fun with shaving cream. When I worked as a teachers aid, a teacher let the kids "clean" the tops of their desks with shaving cream. She let them write their letters and draw picutres for a while. I let the boys use the shaving cream on the table! They had fun making the whole table white. :)

When we were pretty much done Aunt Holly told him to put his hands on his face. Of course he does what she says. lol!

Seth writing his letters. Andrew wrote his name but smeared it right before I was going to take a picture.

Fun with Shaving cream!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Buttery Bubble Bread.

My Mother-in-law and my husband (because he likes it so much) has gotten me into making homemade bread. I have never tried much than just a loaf of bread. This is also a Shepherd recipe. It is so good! I was a little nervous about making it for the first time but it seemed to turn out pretty good! Try it! You'll like it! :)

1 pkg. Active dry yeast
1 C. warm water (110 to 115 degrees)
1/2 C. sugar
1/2 C. shortening
1 egg
1/2 tsp. salt
4 to 4 1/2 C. all purpose flour
6 Tsp. of melted butter

In a large bowl, dissolve yeast into warm water. Add sugar, shortening, egg, salt, and 1 C. flour.
Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto floured surface ; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 min. Place in greased bowl, turn once to grease the top of the dough. Cover and let rise until doubled. (around an hour) Punch dough down. Turn onto lightly floured surface; shape into 1in. balls and dip balls into melted butter and place evenly into a bunt pan. Drizzle with remaining butter. Cover and let rise for around 45 min. or until doubled in size. Bake at 350 degrees or until golden brown. Let cool of 5 min. and turn over on a serving platter. Best when served warm!