March 28, 2016

Fun with family.

I love when the kids come to visit. Yes I get tired and yes it is a lot of work but I wouldn't have it any other way. We celebrated 2 birthdays. We got to meet our Great grand son Colby. We are blessed with great family. Becky had surgery on Thursday and all went well. We missed her and Cam.Tom is feeling good and it is great to see him smile. 2nd chemo this week. Praying it goes as good as the first one.Hope everyone has a great week.

Us with grand kids and their kids

Carol,Josh and Colby

Colby and Alice

4 generation

Sydney and Josh

Birthday boy

Dan and Iris

Bruce the beagle

March 9, 2016

New recipe

HAMBURGER CHEESE-BAKE: I could eat this every day!
I have been making this recipe for literally decades and have no clue where the recipe came from. But I promise you: It is EXCEPTIONALLY DELICIOUS!! It's different from most hamburger casseroles (not spaghetti-based). And the flavor is full-bodied - - unique without being weird. Give it a try! I just betcha it'll be a family favorite!
Nonstick cooking spray
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 lb Jimmy Dean Sausage (original flavor)
1/2 C chopped onion (1 medium onion)
1 15-oz can tomato sauce
1/4 teasp salt
1/4 teasp garlic powder
1/4 teasp ground black pepper
4 C fat egg noodles, cooked (about 10 ounces)
1 C cottage cheese
4 oz package cream cheese, softened (or just buy the pre-
softened kind)
1/4 C sour cream
1/3 C thinly-sliced green onions (about 3 green onions)
2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese (fresh is best)
Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)
Directions. . .
Preheat oven to 350. Lightly coat a 2-quart rectangular baking dish with cooking spray; set aside. In a large skillet cook the ground beef, sausage, and onion until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain. Stir in the tomato sauce, salt, garlic powder, and black pepper. Remove from heat.
Cook noodles to al-dente, according to package directions; drain.
In a medium bowl stir together the cottage cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, and green onions until combined
Spread half the noodles in the prepared baking dish* (SEE NOTE!)
Top with half of the meat mixture, then all of the cottage cheese mixture, spreading evenly. Top with the remaining noodles and remaining meat mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Bake, uncovered, about 30 minutes or until heated through. If you want to make it look fancy, garnish with parsley. I have to tell you that I almost never take the time to "layer" the ingredients. I just mix everything together, pour into the casserole dish and bake. Turns out SPEC-TAC every time!
This is the one I made and I did not layer it.
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Mr.T has started his chemo. So far so good. God has been good to us.
I got such a nice surprise from Justine. She gifted me with
the American girl doll Emily.
The local fabric shop had a one day sale and I treated my self to a bit of new fabric for doll dresses.

Baby Alice was here for a visit.She is such a good happy baby.
I worked on a disappearing 9 patch.

I stopped at a flea market on Saturday and found this cute little pitcher.It will be great for holding fresh cut flowers this summer.
 The squirrels have bent the feeding pole over AGAIN this year. in the next week we should have warmer weather so i can get out to do some clean up.And get the Christmas put away VBG. Look at that pile of old bird seed. They ate well.Hope everyone has a good rest of the week.j