Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Easter Candy Mugs

We had another craft night with Rebecca and created these candy mugs for Rebecca's co-workers for Easter. Not only is Rebecca a pure delight to be around but she is a super fast learner.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Quote Tag #34

" "Discouraged people don't need critics. They hurt enough already. They don't need more guilt or piled-on distress. They need encouragement. They need a refuge, a willing, caring, available someone."
Chuck Swindoll

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Scripture Tag #21 - front

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God & not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.
2 Corinthians 4:7-9

Friday, March 26, 2010

Bunny Cake

Hannahlily made this adorable bunny carrot cake.
Button eyes & m&m nose.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

This is a good & easy recipe to make ahead and give to a friend. She can bake it at her home. Chicken Enchilada Casserole
6 cooked & deboned chicken breasts halves
12 corn tortillas cut into 1" strips
3/4 c. salsa
1 can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 medium onion, chopped finely chopped
1 lb. cheddar cheese, shredded
1 (16 oz.) container sour cream
Cut chicken into small pieces and set aside. In a large bowl combine salsa, both soups, & onions. Spread 1/2 of salsa in bottom of 9 x 13" baking dish. Place half of the tortilla strips in an even layer over salsa mixture, followed by half of the chicken, half of the remaining salsa mixture, half of the sour cream, half of the cheese. Repeat with the remaining ingredients. Cover & refrigerate overnight.
Uncover and bake 300 until heated through. About 1 hour.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Shamrock Cookies

Hannahlily made these cute little shamrock cookies, put them in little cello bags, and then added pins that she made to the top. She took one for each co-worker in celebration of Saint Patrick's Day.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Hannahlily & I made these candy mugs for her co-workers Saturday afternoon. It was fun to craft with her as we listened to old radio mystery shows on tape that she checked out from the library. There aren't a lot of green candies available. We added green gift wrap to some mini candy bars to help fill the mugs. Three green starlight mints were taped together to resemble shamrocks. The mugs, little green gliter hats, most of the ribbon, shamrock garland & the green glitter shamrocks were from Michaels.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Notes to My Daughter Box

As Hannahlily was growing up I gave her lots of notes. Some of them are kept in this box. They were always in my handwritting.

This is a set of quote picture tags. I would put one in her lunch that she took to work. Picture: Henry with his typical worried look. The quote: "Worrying does not empty tomorrow of it's trouble, it empties today of it's strength."
Picture: Hannahlily and Brent on a ride at Dollywood. Quote: "55% of what you communicate is nonverbal."

Picture: Hannahlily and I on a trip to St. Louis. Quote: "Does any human being ever realize life while they live it, every minute?" Emily (she was dead) said it in Thorton Wilder's play Our Town.

Picture: Hannahlily and Henry. Quote: "Always remember to be happy because you never know who's falling in love with your smile."

I bought this larger box today for her notes.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Quote Tag - #32

May I never miss a sunset or a rainbow because I am looking down.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Creme de Menthe Cupcakes

Hannahlily made these delicious, mint flavored, melt in your mouth cupcakes. She made her own fudge topping instead of using the Smuckers Topping and real whip cream instead of the Cool Whip. These are better if you prepare them a little ahead of time so that the cake absorbs some of the moisture of the cream.
Creme de Menthe Cake
Add 3 T. Creme de Menthe to white cake mix that has been prepared according to directions on box. Bake in 13x9" pan as directed on cake mix box. Cool. Spread Smuckers Fudge Topping on top of cake. Mix 3 t. Creme de Menthe to a container of cool whip and spread on top of cake. Keep in refrigerator.