Friday, March 21, 2008

Food Friday - Fudge Sauce

In a small sauce pan combine:
1 can of Sweet and Condensed Milk
1 C of Chocolate Chips (milk or semi-sweet or dark - whatever you like)

Heat over medium until everything is well mixed.

If it is too thick you can add some regular milk or cream.

Serve over Ice Cream

"it is so easy!" - Heidi
"and yet so much better and more rich than the other stuff!" -Phil

Friday, March 14, 2008

Food Friday: Zucchini Chicken

This looks like a complicated recipe but it is really yummy. You can buy the "flash frozen" breaded chicken breasts and cut out some of the steps. Try it - you'll like it!

4 Chicken Breasts
6 T Olive Oil
Medium Onion - diced
1 clove of Garlic - minced
2 Cans Tomato Sauce
1 t Salt
1/4 t Pepper

1/8 t Oregano (ground)
1 Egg - beaten
1/4 C dry Bread Crumbs

1/4 C + 3 T grated Parmesan Cheese
1 C Mozzarella Cheese
2 Zucchini - sliced

In a Sauce Pan mix:
3 T Olive Oil, onion & garlic - cook until clear.
tomato sauce, salt, pepper, & oregano - cover and simmer over low heat for 1/2 hour.

Dip the thawed out chicken in egg, bread crumbs, & parmesan cheese then brown in 3 T of Olive Oil.

Place chicken in a casserole pan and layer tomato sauce & mozzarella then zucchini, then remaining sauce and mozzarella, then sprinkle with parmesan.

Bake uncovered for 30 minute at 375.

Recipe for Fun

Start with:
2 Best Friends (preferably roommates for 9 years)
2 Devoted Husbands
1 Adorable Baby

Plenty of leisure time
Lots of laughter

Lots of fun, good memories, and deeper friendships.

Charlotte (and Eric) and I (and Phil and Eden) have had a great week together!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Food Friday

Sorry that I didn't get a recipe posted this last week. We got home from the hospital Thursday and it just didn't even cross my mind.

I'll try really hard to remember this next Friday but I have a BIG day that day. Charlotte and Eric will be here (yippee!) and my brother Mark will be coming into Anniston for breakfast that day (he is in Atlanta this week for meetings). After breakfast, Phil, Eden, Char, Eric, and I are heading to the Talladega Speedway for a tour (yes, Mr. Anonymous, this could be YOU if you visit us!). We are looking forward to a fabulous week with our friends (we are going to the Georgia Aquarium on Saturday). So much fun!!!!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Kinda Rough

This weekend we finally tackled our hall bathroom! Those of you who have seen it know that this was no small task. The walls were painted purple but had bleach streaks making the walls purple AND blue. There was a hideous wallpaper border. The worst thing though was that the previous owners had put in an exceeding amount of metal anchors which had to be removed and then patched. We spent most of Friday and all day Saturday tackling this project. It is now a beautiful off-white bathroom. I did the patching and I have to say that I did a pretty good job (18 patches on one wall!) but it is a little ROUGH in a few places. At this point I don't even care.

Since we spent so much time on our bathroom, I didn't spend as much time as I like (I was told by a fabulous teacher/stake president to spend 10 hours of prep for every hour of teaching). Therefore, my lesson didn't go as I'd like. In fact, it was pretty ROUGH. It was on eternal marriage (again) and there are a couple of girls already planning non-temple weddings. I was informed by a couple of the girls that I am too critical of them and that I just don't love them. This is good for me right?

During Sunday School Eden fell and bonked her head on the chair in front of us (she was sitting on the floor). She screamed quite loudly so I took her out - like all the way outside. As I was walking around outside, one of the branch members told me the following: "I was sayin' to my wife the other day that you sure have been lookin' ROUGH lately. You are a beautiful woman so I figure it must be the little one here that is making you look so ROUGH." I thought to myself, "wow, you only ever see me on Sundays when I've actually put on makeup and tried to look nice. You should have seen me yesterday covered with paint and grime and without a shower!"

Yeah, it was a ROUGH weekend...

So, now it is on to a new week which includes my sister, Merilee, arriving (tonight) for a week and Phil's surgery on Wednesday. I'm sure it will all go smoothly. In fact, Phil received a fabulous Priesthood blessing last night from our home teacher and branch president. Smooth is definitely the order for this week!

I'll have to post pictures of the bathroom when I get them.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Food Friday Phil's Brownies

Phil is famous for his brownies so I've asked him to do a guest post for this week's Food Friday.

Preheat oven to 375.

In one bowl:
1 C melted butter
4 eggs
2 C sugar
add: 2 t vanilla

In another bowl:
1 1/2 C flour
1/3 C cocoa
1 t salt

Add flour mixture to butter mixture and mix until all is moist. Grease/flour 9x13 pan (I use that flour spray). Spoon batter into pan and cook for 20-25 minutes (or until toothpick comes out clean).

Cool, cut, serve (don't eat them all by yourself).