Monday, November 29, 2010

Menu Plan Monday! (Nov 29th)


Hey Everyone!!

Well we had a great Thanksgiving break at our house!! It is so nice having everyone home and spending time together!! Well last week I tried some new recipes at the beginning of the week(cough..cough..the 3 casseroles) and they all flopped...:( but hey you find some great ones and then some not so great ones, right? But one plus was the sweet potato casserole was delicious this year!! I just love that stuff!! This week is going to be just some good ol' favorites around here. On with the menu!

Monday- Ham, Cheesy Potatoes, and Buttered Peas

Tuesday- Spaghetti with salad and garlic bread

Wednesday- Tacos (and pizza for the kiddos)

Thursday- Crispy Barbecue Chicken, Macaroni and Cheese, and Green Beans

Friday- White Chili (crockpot!)

Saturday- Left Overs!

For more recipes or to share your family's menu go to Menu Plan Monday at Organizing Junkie!

I pray you all have a great week!! Blessings and Love!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

My Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole!

This recipe is more of a dessert and less of a side dish, but it's the holidays so we can get away with it, right?!?! LOL... well here it is and all of its deliciousness!!

Sweet Potato Casserole

Casserole Ingredients:
3 c mashed sweet potatoes
1 c sugar
1 stick of butter
1 t vanilla
1 t cinnamon
2 eggs

Topping Ingredients:
1 c brown sugar
1/2 c flour
1 stick of butter
1 c chopped pecans

Mix all casserole ingredients together well and put into your casserole dish.
Mix all of the topping ingredients together and crumble it on top of the casserole mixture evenly. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 1 hour or until the center is done/set.

Before Baking...

And After....YUMMY!!

It's as simple as that!! Enjoy!! Blessings and Love!!

I Am Thankful!!

"Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever!" 1 Chronicles 16:34

Of course with this being Thanksgiving week, I am thinking of the things I am thankful for (although we should be thinking about it all the time, right?! LOL).

I have such a great life, and not because I have done anything to deserve it, but because I have a Father who loves me that much!! The Lord has given me an amazing husband, who is a real man after God's heart and who cherishes me(even though I am rotten sometimes ;) ), and 3(well...4 ;) a person's a person no matter how small!!) of the most incredible children on the planet! They remind me daily of how beautiful life is, just with their sweet smiles and adorable "I love you's". And in that the Holy Spirit reminds me that His Love for me is even MORE than what I feel for my family. That is just hard to fathom because I don't know how that is possible! LOL...but it is and that is what I am ultimately grateful for! I am thankful for the cross. I am thankful for my relationship with my Holy Father. I am thankful that no matter what I do, or what I don't do, I am still loved more than anything and I am covered in His Grace!!

This Thanksgiving (or any time!) I pray that we all get a new revelation of God's Love! Because whenever we grab hold of it, it is POWERFUL! Have an amazing Thanksgiving weekend!! Cherish your precious family!!

"Let all that you do be done with love." 1 Corinthians 16:14

Blessings and Love!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

My Little Vampire!

So Sissy and I are sitting at the table eating a little snack and I realize she cut another tooth! But to my surprise it's not her front tooth....its her canine tooth??? Weird??? Both boys never cut teeth like this....but because she is just the cutest thing in the world I thought I would show you proof! LOL!

Check out the creepy little point on the right (her left)...weird huh?? LOL...please excuse her awesome cheesy look and gorgeous bed hair!

She's a doll...even with a fang? LOL

Have a blessed day!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Menu Plan Monday! (Nov 22nd)

Hey Everyone!

Well it has been a jam packed fall cleaning spree at the Jones' house! We finally got our "oh so full" garage cleaned out and organized (Thanks to my awesome hubby who was very dedicated to the job!). All of the windows have been cleaned. The carpets have been shampooed. All of the closets have been cleaned out and reorganized! And the boys' room has been CLEANED OUT!! And I mean cleaned out! Many trash bags full of toys left our house to be donated never to be seen by us again!! YAY!! It feels so good to! I love the fact that I can now let go of things that I don't need. I once cared so much about saving things that we didn't really need that we had a FULL house of STUFF!! *AHHHH*(cleansing

Anywho...this post is supposed to be about my menu haha! So on with the menu I shall go! Last week was a horrible wing it week with all of the cleaning going on. So I must get back to menu planning. With this week being Thanksgiving (YAY!), I will post some of my favorite holiday recipes that are staples for us through out the week, one being my glorious sweet potato casserole :) We typically host Christmas dinner and travel to our family's houses for Thanksgiving so my cooking load won't have to be as hefty this week! I just love the holidays don't you!! I love the food, seeing our family, and just enjoying our precious traditions!!

Now for the menu!!

Monday- Chicken and Rice Casserole with rolls

Tuesday- Steakhouse Shepherd's Pie and Broccoli

Wednesday- Hot and Cheesy Chicken Casserole

Thursday- Lunch
(I'm contributing Sweet Potato Casserole) and Dinner(I'm contributing Pumpkin Pie and a Kid-friendly Dessert) with our family...Yay Happy Thanksgiving!!

Friday- Old Fashioned Beef Stew (Crockpot Recipe!)
...on a side note we are decorating our house for Christmas this day and Black Friday shopping!! I can't wait!!

Saturday- Dress-up Star Wars Birthday Party at a Friend's House!!
LOL...can't tell we have boys huh?? LOL...

Well I pray you have an awesomely blessed week!! Enjoy your family this holiday week!!

For more recipes or to link up your family's menu go to Menu Plan Monday at Organizing Junkie!

Blessings and Love!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Menu Plan Monday! (Nov 8th)

Good Morning Everyone!!

Well the Jones' household is finally back to normal! After a crazy busy month last month and getting over sicknesses last week, we are back to our normal routine!! Thank you Jesus!! With having 3 kids under 6 and one more on the way, routine is absolutely crucial in our house. So getting back to routine means back to having an organized menu plan! Yay!! The temps this week are actually going to be quite warm for this time of year so my crockpot gets to have a break this week....but I will be trying some new recipes, so I will let you know how they go!

Monday- Chicken Pot Pie (I will post my version of this recipe later today)

Tuesday- Beef Enchiladas and Ham and Cheese Sandwiches for the kiddos
(My children refuse to eat Mexican food!)

Wednesday- Free Pizza w/ bread sticks from Little Caesars
(thank you coupons!!)

Thursday- Homemade Chicken and Noodles*, Mashed Potatoes, and Green Beans

Friday- Family Night Out!

Saturday- Buffalo Wings and Chili Con Queso dip*
( I will post recipe later) (Yay for football food!!)

*New recipe we are trying this week

For more recipes or to link up your family's menu go to Menu Plan Monday at Organizing Junkie!
Have a blessed week!!