Saturday, January 31, 2015

new coffee maker

Our Hamilton Beach one cup coffee maker died this week. Makes me sad and mad!!! We had not quite 2 years and it is junk! So, I went to Shopko and bought a cute red one by Bella. I have been watching a lot of youtube programs from Betheltv. It is my church time at this time! Bill Johnson said today that he loves coffee and to him a "double espresso is revival in a cup." I love that quote!
Isn't this the cutest coffee maker?? I'm so excited to use it tonight for my one cup after supper!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

new books

I recently got a few new books to read. I'm one of those people who juggle about 2 books at a time. I have done more, but then the lines start to blur and I have lost my place or subject matter when reading. That's me, so Earl(my dad), running on full and not wanting to miss a thing, go figure. I also have about 40 books in my kindle that I downloaded for free or least most of them are free. I will get to them eventually! I read about the one called"Home is Where my people are"  (by Sophie Hudson) at a website, it was recommended and I like the author, so hey, I will get it! The other one is free to my from Bethany Books," Keepers of the Covenant"(by Lynn Austin) to read and write a short summary of the book. This one is good and I'm following along with my Bible for some of it, to understand the timeline and the time period, which the author clearly states, but I like doing it! Blessings!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Weekend fun

This weekend has been super busy here. Kurt and his twin daughters are here. Guys had a plumbing project that they were going to work on most of the day, but that went up in smoke for the time being! Wrong parts and tools for the job. But the girls and I had a project we talked about doing once upon a time. We are building Lego houses or they are attempting to build Lego houses. The girls got the colors separated and found all sorts of new pieces to use, but all attempts to put a building together got side tracked by fun building other things like cars, bathrooms, trucks and outhouses. But hey, they had fun!!! We went to lunch with Auntie and Uncle Trevor at Alley Cats which is our favorite hangout, so that's what our weekend has been like. They are here for part of tomorrow and then our house will be very quiet again!!! Picture is from this past summer!Blessings

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

last of the lasagna

I promised a picture of the lasagna and here it is! It's mostly gone and was very good. I should have used maybe a little more sauce like 1/2 a jar of pasta sauce, but Gordon like it anyway!! It's been bitter cold here the last few days, temps are about -17 in the morning before work and coming home to -8, with windchill being around -20. Winter is here!! My daddy always said I live in the frozen north and boy is he right!!! Blessings!!!

Sunday, January 4, 2015


I haven't posted a recipe in a long time, so I thought I would today! I got the inspiration for this lasagna recipe from The Pioneer Woman. She has pretty great recipes and very easy, but I made this one even more easier cuz that's how I roll!!
Lasagna recipe:
1 lb of ground Italian sausage meat, browned
1/2 lb of pork sausage, browned with the Italian sausage
1 Jar of your favorite or homemade spaghetti sauce
1 lb of grated mozzerella cheese( I buy the bag)
2 eggs, beaten
3/4 cottage cheese
1 teaspoon of oregano
1 teaspoon of basil
1 box of no boil lasagna noodles(because I'm lazy and hate cooking them)
So, I start with a little sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 pan about 1/2 cup, beat the eggs and add the cottage cheese to the eggs with the seasonings,
then add 4 strips of noodles, layer however you want, meat first or cheese, whatever flips your lid.
When you add the cottage mixture to the top of the noodles then add some of the grated cheese, make sure you have some cheese for the very top. Bake at 359 degrees for 60 minutes and then let it cool for 15 minutes before cutting into it. We like it better the next day, so I make mine a day before
, like I did today. YUM, it says it all!!! Ask Gordon!! Blessings, be a blessing to someone today!!I'll add the cooked photo tomorrow, hopefully before we eat it all, just kidding!!!

one more thing

This week I got an email from a friend that I have known for 3 years. She and her husband are really great people, but she was telling me an...