Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Books / Books on CD

The following are books I have that I am willing to lend out. Most are parenting books. Some are books geared towards women, your relationship with Christ and your relationship with your spouse.

Hard copy books:
40 Ways to Teach Your Child Values by Paul Lewis
Aaron's Way: The Journey of a Strong-Willed Child by Kendra Smiley
A Wife After God's Own Heart by Elizabeth George
A Woman After God's Own Heart by Elizabeth George Christian
Child-Rearing and Personality Development by Paul D. Meier, M.D.
How to Really Love Your Child by Ross Campbell, M.D.
How to Really Love Your Teenager by Ross Campbell, M.D.
How to Rear Teenagers by Dr. Jack Hyles
Kids Who Follow, Kids Who Don't by Ross Campbell, M.D.
Parenting Isn't For Cowards by Dr. James Dobson
Preparing for Adolenscence by Dr. James Dobson
The Christian Family by Larry Christenson
To Train Up a Child by Michael & Debi Pearl
What Do I Know About My God by Mardi Collier

Books on CD:
Have a New Kid By Friday by Dr. Kevin Leman
Lies Women Believe by Nancy Leigh DeMoss
Love and Respect by Emerson Eggerichs
Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours by Dr. Kevin Leman
The Birth Order Book by Dr. Kevin Leman

Please note these books are not necessarily approved by Slippery Rock Baptist Church, but I do believe they all follow the guidelines of it's teaching. Honestly, I have not read them all. Most of the hard copy books are from my parents and were purchased by them eons ago before/when I was a child. Even though an author may not be someone I would recommend currently, a book they wrote a few decades ago is more along the lines of what we still believe / follow today.

 If you have any questions about any of these books or would like to borrow them, ask me or send me an email at lottewl@juno.com.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Oven Fresh Seasoned Potato Wedges

Oven Fresh Seasoned Potato Wedges

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 russet potatoes, scrubbed and cut into eighths


1.Preheat an oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

2.Place Parmesan cheese, olive oil, onion powder, garlic powder, pepper, salt, and potatoes into a resealable plastic bag. Seal the bag, then shake to coat the potatoes with the seasoning. Spread the potatoes over a baking sheet.

3.Bake in the preheated oven until the potatoes are easily pierced with a fork, about 25 minutes.
This recipe and photo were from Allrecipes.com. Thanks for passing it along, M!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Cream Cheese Crock Pot Chicken

Cream Cheese Crock Pot Chicken

4 chicken breasts
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 (8oz) pkg cream cheese
1 packet dry Italian seasoning
4.5 oz can green chiles (We like rotel and used half a can)
1 cup milk

In large bowl, mix together soup, cream cheese, seasoning, chiles, and milk. Place chicken in crock pot, add sauce, cook 4-5 hours on low or 2 on high.

Serve with rice or noodles!

Thanks for the recipe, A. Sorry it took so long to post -- got lost in my email! (Photo found on Food.com.)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Beef and Bean Burritos

I have a love for Mexican food that my family does not share at least in intensity. I like making enchilladas for company sometimes because I have a great Mexican Salad and Cornbread Casserole recipe that makes a nicely rounded meal. I even have a Mexican Fried Ice Cream recipe although I rarely make it because there is a lot of work involved. But I do love the flavors, textures and smells of Mexican food. I've struggled finding a good recipe for moist beef burritos -- until today!

Beef & Bean Burritos
1/4 cup oil
2 onions, chopped
4 lbs ground beef
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tsp chili powder
2 tsp ground cumin
salt and pepper to taste
16 oz can tomato sauce
62 oz can refried beans
24 - 10 in flour tortillas

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook onions until tender. Add ground beef and garlic; cook until browned. Drain; add seasonings and mix well. Stir in sauce; simmer for 5 minutes. Add beans; cook and stir until well blended. Cool slightly. Spread mixture down centers of tortillas; roll up burrito-style and arrange seam-side down on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes and serve immediately, or let cool and freeze on baking sheet. When frozen, wrap individually or in paris and store in plastic zipping freezer bags. Makes 2 dozen.

Heat & Eat Intructions: Thaw desired number of burritos. Reheat on a baking sheet at 350 degrees for 15 to 25 minutes.

Notes: I chose to add some shredded cheddar cheese on top of the beef/bean mixture before closing up the burrito. I also smeared some salsa on top of the burritos and sprinkled them with more cheese before baking them in the oven. I only made a partial recipe because I wasn't sure how they would turn out. I will definitely make a full recipe next time and freeze some for a quick lunch or dinner later!
If anyone has a good mole sauce, I'd love to get a copy!!

Photo was found online -- Bing images.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

March Meeting CANCELLED

UPDATE: March Meeting has been cancelled. Next meeting will be May 20th. Hope to see you there!


Ok, so I will be upfront and honest and tell you right of the bat -- I FORGOT ABOUT THIS MEETING!! I just remember a couple days ago that March 11 was the next meeting and that it happens to be A WEEK FROM THIS FRIDAY!?!

Carmen has graciously agreed to host our meeting. She will be making Chili with all the fixins. If you would like to bring something, a fruit, veggie or dessert would be helpful.

This will be a discussion-style meeting and the topic will be Family. So start thinking about your family -- what you like about it/what you don't -- that you're close knit, that you can talk openly among parent/child -- or what you wish you family could be like. If you could write down some specifics or at least topics, that will help get the discussion started.
I'd also like to do a fun feature on gardening! Spring IS coming!! (I hope!) Any tips you have on starting plants inside to what things are good to plant (from flowers to veggies) are welcome. Even tips on how much or what to plant keeping canning in mind!
I'm excited and praying the Lord will bless this meeting inspite of my forgetfulness! Hope to see you Friday, March 11 from 6:30 - 9:00 pm!

The Blessing of Children

Someone shared this song with me while riding in their car. Another friend posted a link to it online today. Thought it might be an encouragement to some of you young mothers.