Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Preteen Workshop Sunday

I was just wanting to let ya'll know that this Sunday at Community Chapel a Preteens Workshop will be offered. I know I need all the help I can get, if you could use a few pointers when navigating through the unknown I hope you will join us.
PWorkshop & Dessert
Feb. 27 ~ 6pm
in the auditorium

I realize this video has nothing to do with a preteen, but my daughter who is 11 would not let me post her video, she actually said she would die (with that incredibly dramatic voice ) if I posted it, wanting to reserve the little bit of sanity I have left I agreed. Hoping Mark can help me out with that. :) So here is my 4 year old who will some day be a preteen. You can mute the music at the bottom of the page.
Take 1
Take 2

Take 3

Have a great week!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Little People Room's

There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Children seldom misquote.  In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said.  ~Author Unknown

There are only two things a child will share willingly - communicable diseases and his mother's age.  ~Benjamin Spock, Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care, 1945

Children are one third of our population and all of our future.  ~Select Panel for the Promotion of Child Health, 1981
Have a great week and enjoy your little people.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Grilled Chicken Enchiladas

You will need:
-Several breasts of Chicken, grilled on the BBQ, (we season w/ montreal steak seasoning from Costco)
-Rice, diced tomatoes, chicken bullion cubes/broth, jalepenos if you like a little kick, garlic, cooking oil
-Black beans, bullion cubes to season
-corn tortillas
-enchilada sauce (we like green chile enchilada sauce)
-grated cheese

The night before: Soak package of black beans in water overnight

The morning of: rince black beans, and then put in crockpot w/ water and about 6-8 bullion cubes to season, cook on high, and they will be done by the afternoon

Late afternoon: Start cooking the mexican rice. To begin, place about 1 1/2 tbsp oil in a large frying pan, and then add minced garlic & saute. Then, add rice (whichever kind you like). You want to add enough rice so that the oil is absorbed into the rice. Brown the rice, and then add your chicken broth for flavor. Continue adding chicken broth/ or water as needed until the rice is soft. During the cooking process, you can add in a can of diced tomatoes, or fresh tomatoes to give it a nice flavor, cilantro, and some diced jalepenos to give it a kick. You can then add salt and pepper to taste.

Grill your chicken on the BBQ, and season w/ montreal steak seasoning (or your favorite seasoning), then cut into small pieces.

To assemble the enchiladas: On your stovetop you will have a small pan w/ cooking oil at about medium high, a small frying pan with enchilada sauce (simmer), and closeby you will have your black beans, your rice, your cheese, and a large baking dish to put your enchiladas in (I usually spray it with Pam first). Once the oil is hot, place a corn tortilla in the oil. You are going to soft-fry it, which means that it doesn't need cook to the point of being crunchy. So, cook it on each side, you can use a fork to flip it and then transfer it to the enchilada sauce pan, and quickly dip it in on both sides, and then transfer it to your baking dish. Now you will place some rice mixture, beans, chicken, and cheese on the tortilla, wrap up, and place folded areas down. Continue until the dish is filled with enchiladas. Then, cover with cheese, and add additional enchilada sauce on top. Heat in the oven until the cheese is melted.

Enjoy :)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

And the winner is............

Gina Swanson! I will catch up with you Gina to give you your gift card! Hope you all are enjoying the sunshine.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Regal Cinema Gift Certificate Giveaway

Hope to see you tomorrow at 9am at the Chapel, if you have any questions please email me. We will be discussing marriage again and how it changes after you have kids. Beckey will be helping us make some Valentines for all those special people in your life.
I also have a gift certificate for 25$ to Regal Cinemas for one of you hot mamma's. To be entered to win simply leave a comment below about your favorite Valentine Candy. I will draw the name tomorrow at Club Mom.

See you in the morning!! Brandy

Friday, February 4, 2011

Chicken Pineapple Quesadillas

My kids love these! Not only are they very easy to make, but most of the ingredients are always in my fridge.:)
You will need the following.....

3 Chicken breasts cooked
1 can of chopped pineapple or fresh
Lots of shredded cheese (Cheddar and Monterey Jack)
BBQ Sauce
Sour Cream
Flour Tortillas
Optional- guacamole, olives, tomatoes, cilantro

Brush your chicken with BBQ sauce then chop into small pieces. This would be a great time to break out your electric skillet, you can cook 2-3 tortillas at a time. If you don't happen to have one, then grab your skillet. Melt a little(or a lot)  butter in your pan then add one tortilla.  Sprinkle cheese over the entire tortilla then top with chicken and pineapple. This is also when you would add your cilantro, guac and olives if you so choose. When cheese is melted top with toasted tortilla cut into 6 wedges. To keep the quesadillas warm add them to the oven while you finish cooking or just holler at the kids to come and eat, then you and the hubs can enjoy a quiet dinner when they devour their food before you get a chance to eat.:) Serve with sour cream and salsa.