Tuesday, March 27, 2012


When ... you are rather late in getting supper started and you discover that you are actually more like Old Mother Hubbard whose cupboards were bare. We had food, but for every recipe considered we were out of something. So dd17 and I came up with this concoction.

We boiled water and got some pasta cooking. We cut up 4 boneless chicken breasts and cooked it in a pan on the stove with a little olive oil. We put about 6C of the above pictured frozen vegetables in a large pyrex bowl and got them heating in the microwave. When the chicken was cooked, we added it to the vegetables along with 2 cans of cream of chicken soup, 2C sour cream, and 2C shredded cheddar cheese. Stirred. We returned it to the microwave to heat through (about 15 min). We drained the pasta and supper was ready!
Everyone loved it and said that we have to make it again. The leftovers today for lunch were scooped up quickly and those that had to eat something else complained. The term 'concoction' has now been replaced with a new 'recipe'!

I am so thankful that the Old Mother Hubbard affliction led to this invention. We have a hit!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Announce It! #10

Announce It! Creatively

#10! By this time, people were not saying to us during those last weeks of pregnancy, "we can hardly wait until you have your baby" but rather, "we can hardly wait to get your birth announcement." Pink or blue had lost it's intrigue! Well, #10 was a boy and we were all so excited. What can I say about this cute as a button baby boy? Cute. Screamed a lot. Oh, so cute! And, did I mention screamed a lot? Despite this attribute we loved him dearly! He was a delight to our hearts even though we joked "it was a good job God made him so cute"! It didn't take long to discover he was also smart, musical and tender hearted. He is now a handsome young man with a heart that wants to do what is right. There is no greater joy!

The front of the birth announcement card.

The inside:
The back:

1998 still had me designing in MicroSoft Publisher. Then, it was a quick and easy print, fold the paper and stuff the envelope. Oh, the time saving gadgets/process to help a mother of 10! :)