Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Crockpot Pork Chops

two of my sweet children doing math

Hello! I hope everyone has had a great Tuesday! Today was filled with school, library,aaannd, I am completely rearranging my living room. I have to have some room to breathe!! Clutter makes me cranky and I have a problem with clutter! Not a good combination. Sooo, this week I am working on removing clutter. Not only can there be clutter in our homes there can also be clutter in our hearts. I am working on this as well. Daily prayer and Bible reading are my number one prescrition for this!! Here are the pictures and recipe from today!

We really,really liked these pork chops! The gravy was super. I served it with mashed potatoes,butter beans and brussel sprouts.Brussel sprouts happen to be a favorite of daddy.On a side note these chops were from a pork loin I got for 1.79 a lb. and the butcher sliced into chops.
Crockpot Pork Chops
Pork chops
2 cans of cream of chicken
1 packet of dry pork gravy
about 1 c. of water
Put porkchops in first then the cream of chicken then the pork gravy.
Pour water over the mixture
Cook on low for 6-8 hrs.
It was so good I will probably make some dressing and some kind of sweet potato the next time I make it!
Take care and God bless!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Crockpot Teriyaki Chicken

Joy loves to swing!

Lydia is so proud of her bike riding!

We took advantage of these final "summer " like days and spent some time outside today.

Well, here it is! The teriyaki chicken got great reviews from all of us here!  It reminded us of a similar dish we call hawaiian chicken. I think it was because it had pineapple in it. I served marinated tomatoe slices instead of a salad .
Here is the "recipe".
Chicken breasts(I used 2 1/2 lbs.)
half a bottle of teriyaki sauce
1 large can of pineapple
1 chopped green bell pepper
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
I put the chicken on the bottom and "threw" everything else on top. about an hour before we ate I stirred it to make sure all the chicken was coated good. I started on high for 1 hr and then low for 4 hrs. If you start it in the morning I would probably keep it on low. I will definitely add this to my "keeper" crockpot recipes!! With my handy dandy rice cooker  this was an absolut no hassle meal. Gotta love it!!

Crockpot week

I had this bright idea to do a week of crockpot recipes. I thought it would be fun and also give me a little extra time during the day as well. Our computer has been down so I will start my posts with tonights meal. I am making teriyaki chicken. We will have rice,corn on the cob and a simple salad. I will posts pictures and give you our families "review" of the meal later tonight. It is kind of exciting. The last few days have been hard around here,but today is a bright new day full of sunshine and a renewed desire to serve the Lord with gladness.Rejoicing in the goodness and grace of God!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


 I had some good finds at Goodwill and a local thrift store this week that I thought I would share.I really like these tupperware containers with the lids. The tray even has a lid for the dip bowl! I plan on using it for veggies,fruit,tacos ,etc. I have never had a jello mold before but I thought it would be nice to have some "pretty" jello sometimes :). I got both of these for $3!

These were my second find. I just loved the gravy bowl and for .80 I just couldn't pass it up! I also got this cute candle shade that is really pretty when the candle is lit. it was also .80!!
 I also found  some nice clothes for the fall/winter ! I was very excited since I had been looking for a while without any success. It makes me feel good to buy things that I REALLY like without paying an arm and a leg!! Have a great day in the Lord!!

Friday, October 14, 2011

My Family

I love to be with friends and extended family but there is no greater enjoyment than to have a day of family time! Daddy has been pretty busy this week so today after school we loaded up and went to town. We went to a few stores but we didn't find much...well...we did buy Joy some new paci's :). she loves her paci and some how or another they just vanish into thin air!! So she was pretty happy. We picked up some Little Ceasars on the way home and just spent the afternoon together!! I love the laughing, the "stories", the conversation and just simply the time together!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Unusually busy

Wow! this last week and a half have been unusially busy around here! We have had church outings, a trip to NC to be with my brother and sis n law while she had their sweet baby boy. He is adorable and it was a blessing to be there when he was born! We got to watch his big brother that night which was alot of fun! I was up at 11:00 playing hide and seek and chasing 3 toddlers through the house trying to tire them out so that they would go to sleep! It was sweet memories for me.I enjoyed the time spent with my sister on the way there and back. My husband was wonderful! He kept the children,except for Joy, did school,and went to revival! Good thing was they "say" that they missed me. I love being with my family and it was very strange to be without them!
 Kevin was involved with some prison ministry the rest of the week and we capped it off with with a fun "girls night out" with some friends of ours while our husbands and sons went on a church camping trip! It was like a bed and breakfast, I woke up the next morning to eggs,sausage and toast! My friend was a wonderful hostess!!!
 Sunday was Faith's 8th birthday! I tell you that girl is something else!! She has been since the day she was born. She weighed 10 lbs. 2 oz. and has been amazing us ever since. She is a happy, girly,tomboy. She keeps us laughing with the stuff she comes up with. She is her Father's child when it comes to that. She got saved this year and I am very excited to see what God has in store for our Faithy!!
 Now, we are in the middle of revival! My heart has already been stirred and convicted many times. I pray that these stirrings will bring changes as well! God is so good to me the least I can do is give Him the FIRSTS of everything I have!! Have a great week!!