Sunday, October 31, 2010

Apron Swap

Apron Swap

Well, it is finished!  I completed Living From Glory to Glory's apron yesterday.  I just love it.  I almost wish I could keep it.  I hope she can feel all of the love I sewed into it and likes the apron pattern and fabric pattern as well.  I should be able to get it in the mail on Monday.  My "mail man" was supposed to do that for me, but he flew the coop for a little while and went to Texas.  Please keep him and his family in your prayers.

I also received the apron she made and I love it.  It is very sturdy.  I will definitely be using it a lot.  The aprons I have here are very thin, except the one I bought in Italy, but I don't like using it because I want to keep it nice.  It has my name embroidered on it.  I got to watch the lady sewing it on.  I guess I'll have to post a picture of it.

However, for now I'll post of the apron I received and of last night's dinner.  Beef Stew.  I told BJ I'm working on my cooking, starting with soup.  He said, "Praise the Lord!" and that he is very thankful for the blogging world that encourages me to do so.  

Striving to Serve at home put out a ten week meal challenge I didn't sign up, because I'm not that consistent, but wanted to expand my cooking skills for my loving husband, so this is the fifth meal I've posted so I have five more.  He liked the stew, he just had one suggestion and it was the same as the suggestion for the chicken Alfredo soup: "More meat".  LOL!  I guess since he is eating all those veggies a little more meat won't hurt.
Apron from Living from Glory to Glory
Beef Stew with cheesy garlic bread.  The flavor was great!

Take care and God Bless.


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

New Recipe

We'll I did it!  I made the Chicken Vegetable Alfredo Soup.
I was looking through some Pampered Chef soup recipe cards that I had in my cook book drawer 
found the card for this soup.  I thought, "Mmmm this sounds good, looks good, and seems easy to make". 
So I made it, and it was very good (I almost didn't believe it was me who made it).
 I put extra chicken and a little extra broth.  I also used maybe 1/2 - 1 tsp. of dry basil seasoning instead of the fresh.

I boiled my own chicken so I had plenty of broth, then I just scooped out about 2 1/2 cup of broth and added one boullion cube.

Here are some pics of my cooking success!  Another meal added to my list.  Yesss!  I can do this wife thing after all.  Lol!

Ps.  I didn't make my bread bowl as suggested by the recipe.  I bought it.
However, BJ and I agree that it would have been great in a regular bowl too.  
Those are mashed potatoes on the side.

Take Care and Happy Cooking!


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Apron Swap

Aprons, Sewing, and Cooking

I've been working on sewing together an apron I made for the apron swap.  I used a hand me down apron I have here that I like using, as the pattern.   However,  I like the one I'm making more, but  I won't show you it until I know Living from Glory to Glory has received her apron.   I'll only tell you it's green, purple, white, and pink...

I also finished up the little quilt I was working on for Hospice and turned it in on Thursday.  I do hope my next one is better and found a great blog with lots of tutorials. (Luckily you can't see all the imperfections in the picture) Some you have to pay for, but some are free and some are also offered for free on you tube.  Here is the link to the great blog I found: The Crafty Gemini.

I will show you the apron I chose for the pattern and a few things I've cooked up so far this fall.  I'll also post a picture of the dish I'll be attempting to cook up on Tuesday.  Tomorrow my love will be going to BWW to watch the World Series - Texans, and I'll be sewing with Marie!
Chicken and Spinach Alfredo Pizza

Homemade Chicken Soup

An original dish by Me!
Mini beef sausages with potatoes, green pepper, yellow squash, tomatoes, and onions. Topped with cheddar cheese and served with scrambled eggs.  Yummm!  And my husband liked it too!

Beef and Pasta shells served with ranch beans.  We just pour them in on top of the other stuff and eat with corn tortillas or tortilla chips.  BJ is much better at this dish.  He showed me how to make it.

Well, I couldn't find a picture of the dish I'll be making on Tuesday so I'll have to take a picture of the recipe card and a picture of my completed dish.  I'll be making the Pamered Chef recipe for chicken and veggie alfredo soup.  It is served in a bread bowl.  I have all the ingredients and am very excited to try it out.  It's a very simple recipe... I think(hope)!

Saturday, October 23, 2010



I promised a repost of my Hawaii trip and I am finally getting around to it.  It has been a busy few weeks.  A few things I have been up to are work(of course).  January will mark four years of my being in the Air Force.  I have very much enjoyed my time this far am so blessed to have been serving during this time of economic struggle.  Through the AF God has supplied my every need and we have felt very few economic hick-ups in my household where I serve as the main bread winner while my husband is a full time student working on his Masters Degree in Divinity and volunteers with the local Hospice during some of his free time.  I have been growing a little weary with this day to day routine ( having had a change of scenery every year or two for the past 8 years or so after graduating high school).  Now I have somewhat settled down, am married and managed to find my way back to Ohio.  We have bought a home and expect to be here for at least another 3 years.  The closer I get to my 4 year mark the more excited I get to know that in just a couple short years my hubby and I plan to switch places and he will get to work while I work on my Master's degree and we will start trying to have children.  I just have 10 classes left for my bachelors degree, not too far off when every semester I knock out four classes.  I was sick this week and the doctor told me to stay home for a few days.  It was a lovely two days of homework and sewing.  It was such a LOVELY two days!  Please pray that I will not grow weary in doing good, but will continue serving our country with excellence and joy every day.

Well back to the subject.  Marie and Jon( showed me how to re arrange my blog and enlarge my pictures so I am doing a repost after receiving a few requests. Everyone should now be able to see the pictures.