Sunday, January 30, 2011

egg and cheese sandwich with southern sausage and gravy sauce!

Today something wonderful happened. I had the most amazing egg sandwich!
Made with left over sausage in country gravy from breakfast yesterday morning.

Here is the recipe:

2 pieces of toasted bread ( I used pepper age farm whole wheat and oat bread, so yummy)
2 eggs, fried
1 slice of white American
sausage and gravy mix ( country gravy pkg mix with 1 roll of sausage cooked and added to the gravy. When making my gravy I put half milk half water to make it thicker)

top bread with egg and melted cheese then smooth on sausage mixture top with other layer of bread. Enjoy!

Simple and Amazing!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Homemade Smoothie

Feeding my family healthy is very important to me.
Last night at dinner I snuck veggies into the spaghetti sauce. Zucchini, Carrots and such. You couldn't tell the difference really with the taste but I knew they were in there and that my family was getting the benefits from them.
This morning for breakfast I made banana, strawberry and apple smoothies.
Very nutritious and healthy. My little boy loved it! He was smacking his lips, and saying " yum yum". Here is the recipe: ( I think next time I will half this because 3 full glasses of it was too much.)

2 Bananas
12 Frozen Strawberries ( you could use fresh but it makes the mix thicker adding them frozen)
1 cup of Apple Juice ( I use all natural, sugar free.)

blend and enjoy!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

some words of wisdom from my Mom

I would like to share with you something that was written by my Mom on our Good Morning Girls Facebook page.

Today i read Proverbs c.17. I love the book of Proverbs, there is so much wisdom in this book.We learn in this chapter that there is a similarity between the intense heat that purifies gold and silver and the purification of a christian. It takes the heat of trials for us to be purified.Through these trials God shows us what is in us and takes out whatever gets in the way of our complete trust in him. This is how God purifies our heart. We learn that if we make fun of poor people who may have less than we do and live in poorer circumstance, we are actually making fun of God who made them. When we make fun of others in any way, even if we are just fooling around, we are ridiculing God who created them.We learn we must always be ready to forgive anothers faults. They are not to be brought up even in an argument. If we want to grow in Christ, we must forget the confessed sins of the past. What kind of friend are we? the greatest evidence of genuine friendship is loyalty.Being there to help when a friend is stressed or struggling. So many people are friends when it is beneficial or easy for them, but when the other person needs them they are gone. We should try to be the true friend God wants us to be.We should be cheerful, giving others a word of encouragement, enthused about helping and having a positive outlook. Our goals should be set on what God wants;wisdom, honesty, patience and love. These are the goals that determine our eternal future. Finally, if we are wise we will practice being quiet and listening, especially if we have nothing worthwhile to say. If we listen and learn, we gain something in common with those who are wiser. Think and listen before you speak, so when you do speak you will have something important to say.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Homemade Starbucks Mocha Frapp

Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino
3/4 cup double-strength coffee
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 cup low-fat milk
2 cups ice
3 Tbls. Hershey's Chocolate

3 Tbs whipped cream
trade chocolate syrup for caramel copping to make a Caramel Frappuccino

Make double-strength coffee by brewing with twice the coffee required by your coffee maker(that should be 2 tablespoons of ground coffee per each cup of coffee). Chill before using.
Then combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until ice is crushed and drink is smooth. Pour into two 16-ounce glasses, and serve with a straw.

MOCHA Version:
For this version, add 3 tablespoons Hershey's chocolate syrup to the original recipe and prepare as described. Top each glass with whipped cream, if desired.

CARAMEL Version:
For this version, add 3 tablespoons of caramel topping to the original recipe and prepare as described. Top each glass with whipped cream and drizzle additional caramel over the whipped cream.

Applesauce Bread


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cups applesauce
  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional)
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup sour cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 by 5 loaf pan.I used my mini loaf pan that makes 8 loaves.
  2. Beat together eggs, sugar, and oil. Blend in applesauce, and then sour cream or buttermilk. Mix in flour, baking powder, soda, and cinnamon. Stir in raisins. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  3. I am not sure on how long I cooked this, 30 mins maybe...just stick a toothpick in and if it comes out clean, it's done :)
This is VERY MOIST and very yummy!


Monday, January 24, 2011

Baby School

Fun is the theme for this week of baby schooling.
I have planned lots of art, a hunt for colors around home, and have added gym to burn of some energy before nap time :) Here is our schedule for this week:

Baby School Week of January 24th

Lesson 1-

Search for colors. Follow along with book and use colored balls for help

Lesson 2-

Building with blocks, learning to put them back in bag, to stack

Lesson 3-


(learn new words)

Lesson 4-


Lesson 5-


( dance around, jump)

Lesson 6-


( prayer and Bible time)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Goals for 2011

Goals for 2011

1. Learn all I can about growing a patio vegetable garden and work on it this spring!
2. Learn how to sew with a sewing machine...would love to make some long skirts <3
3. Learn how to use coupons and cut our household grocery bill almost in half
4. Practice hospitality
5. Learn how to can fruit and vegetables
6. Stick to using homemade cleaners
7. Learn how to cut back on kitchen dish clothes and towels and using less paper towels.
8. Write in Logan's journal more often
9. Cook as healthy as I can, snacking on unhealthy foods less.
10. Aside from our family devotions time, have nightly devotions with my husband.
11. Do more with the youth group at church, write them regularly, plan more events. Plan fundraisers to raise money for a trip.
12. Work out a family budget.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

My Work

I have the greatest work in the world;
The job of rocking a baby to sleep,
That of guiding his tottering feet,
A baby's clothes to launder and fold,
A precious life to shape and mold,
A drink to give from a little cup,
At night his toys to gather up,
Hurts to heal and fears to quell,
A baby to keep clean and well,
A stack of diapers to put,
Oh, what a happy worthwhile day!
I am a "Mother."

I have the greatest work in to world;
A husband to encourage when things go wrong,
When he comes from work to greet with a song,
Denims and shirts to wash and mend,
A helping hand, when needed, to lend,
Three times a day is meals to cook,
To strive to be my best to look,
His back to rub at the close of the day,
For his faithfulness to God I pray,
When hubby's in the field I take lemonade,
for all these tasks his love has Paid.
I am a " Wife."

I have the greatest work in the world;
A home to keep happy, clean and bright,
Make things go smooth and strive for the right,
Jams to cook and jellies to make,
Cookies and pies and bread to bake,
Washing, ironing, and sewing to do,
So many tasks, will I ever get though?
Lettuce to wash and peas to pick,
floors to scrub, lost items to seek,
Dishes to wash and windows to shine,
These and many more tasks are mine.
I am a "Homemaker."

Help me, Father, to faithfully work,
Forgive if I unconsciously shirk,
give me the patience and love I pray,
To keep myself in duties way;
With all the hustle that each day brings
May I not neglect the needing things;
Each day to spend time alone with Thee
That Jesus Christ be seen in me.
Thank you for husband, our home, our girls and boys;
Thank you for love which brings me much joy.
Thank you , Lord.

----Mary Lou Burkholder