I recommend that you sign up for this reward's program as they frequently send these free points/money offers every couple months.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
So here's my humble Jesse-friendly cake and my humble husband! It's his birthday today and I'm so thankful for having the best husband in the world (it makes cooking for him a joy)! Love you, babe!
Rice Flour Cake Recipe (I did add 1/2 cup orange juice to the recipe and might add even more next time as it can be a little dry with the rice flour)
Coconut Cake Frosting (I did not use any water in this frosting as it wasn't that thick, and I added some powder sugar until desired consistency)
Monday, April 14, 2014
|Anna with her $5 worth of new toys!|
Budgeting is not an easy habit, even for veterans. It can be hard to stick faithfully to your budget, whether it be groceries, clothing, eating out, etc. Trust me, I know! So what better time to start teaching someone about how to budget and stick to it then when they are just starting to learn about money!
My four year old received an Easter card from her great grandmother with a five dollar bill today. I asked her what she wanted to do with the gift money. She said, "buy some new toys!" So while little brother was napping, we drove to the local Dollar General and browsed the toy aisles for several minutes.
We looked at the prices, one item was $12 and I explained how that was more than $5 and she didn't have enough money. She quickly caught on and when she picked out a kite for $2 and a doll dress-up toy for $1, she said, "I still have $2 left!" This was also a great, real life math lesson! Finally, Anna decided on the above pictured items (I love her personality and what she ended up choosing). She proudly handed the five dollar bill to the clerk and even got 23 cents back. She's a happy girl.
1 Peter 4:12-14
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
A few weeks ago, Anna and I made a Resurrection Garden in anticipation for Easter. I found the supplies either in my back yard or at the local Dollar General. The large rock covers the "tomb" (a turned over flower pot), and we affixed a cross on top and planted grass seed that hopefully will grow in time for Easter's celebration of new life. For more on how to make an Easter Resurrection Garden, see the tutorial at Uncommon Designs.
The fact that this band is from Northern Ireland makes them cool enough, but lately, I have been listening to a lot of Rend Collective and they have some really great songs. "More than Conquerors" is perfect during this Easter season, as we reflect on how Christ's death and resurrection has allowed us, as believers, victory over death and sin.
"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written,
“For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us." Romans 8:35-37
Monday, March 24, 2014
Friday, March 14, 2014
Sweet Mustard Glazed Corned Beef:
1. Wash the corned beef in cold water. Place in large pot with water covering the beef by 3 inches on top. Add spice packet to water, cover and bring to boil for about 5 minutes.
2. Simmer beef for 4.5 hours (for 5lbs)
3. Remove from pot and let cool 15 minutes on platter.
Make glaze for beef (it is yummy) while beef is cooling:
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup brown mustard
In sauce pan, combine brown sugar and water, bring to simmer over medium heat. After 5 minutes, add mustard and simmer 2-3 more minutes. Coat meat with sauce and bake in a preheated oven (325 degrees) for 30 minutes (reglaze after the first 10 minutes).
For the traditional cabbage, carrots, and potatoes:
In a separate pot of water, boil the carrots and potatoes for about 40 minutes. Add the cabbage for the last 15 minutes.
|Love you, Nana!|