Friday, February 29, 2008

It's time for a Prayer Train

Brother Buddy is in the hospital. Please keep him in your thoughts and constant prayers. The Abernathy's are a sweet family very dear to my heart. You can read more about Bro. Buddy's progress on Sara, Rachel and Hannah's blog.

I love you guys!


Wednesday, February 27, 2008

A Different Kind of Way

Redneck Guestbedroom

Redneck Pull Along

Redneck Houseboat

Redneck Computer Chair

Redneck Horseshoes

I would also like to mention that our dear 'ole Mama has joined the blog. I guess "BD" will have to share the spotlight as the coolest parent in town! : )


Monday, February 25, 2008

The Storm is Passing Over

I too like Amy, love to make TO DO LISTS! No, seriously I make one for everything. (Packing, chores, groceries, school work, future trips etc.) Ask anyone that knows me and they will tell you that this is where my OCD rears its ugly head!

On a more serious note, this past week has been less than desirable. My procrastination has really gotten the best of me. I was looking so forward to our meeting and the special events that I put off a lot off things which I have and will be paying for all week. I was hurrled off my mountain top come early 6 AM! Amazing grace and it's sweet melody are no longer dancing through my head. I think I'll try sleeping with my hymnal tonight -maybe it'll put me back in a state of bliss. (I have been studying diffusion and osmosis. Let's experiment tonight -shall we?)

Here's is my To Do List for the week in "Eeyore" style:
  1. Take my first Microbiology Lab Practical
  2. Write a 500 word commentary for Development Psychology
  3. Study a Liberal Professors Rules for Rearing Children
  4. Turn in my Nursing School Applications
  5. Tell the World Why I want to be a Nurse (in 2-3 pages)
"I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship."
-Helen Keller


Saturday, February 23, 2008

Mystery food of the Week by the one and only Top Chef Ulmer! :)

Who can guess what this mysterious food is?

I can tell you one thing Rach Ray has never thought of this before. No sir only our one and only Dad would come up with this idea.

Mom is sick right now so Dad thought that he would help her out and go to the store and get food for lunch today and was given a list of stuff to get for today's luch at church. Now what does Dad come home with sausage and nothing on the list. Not only did he not get anything on the list he decided that he would get the cheapest sausage and save money. So while in the kitchen every two seconds he had to ask where something is. Now I remind you that he is very capable of looking but he doesn't want to.

Which brings me to his mystery food! He used that same pan that he used for making the sausage to make his mystery food. So this is why the EGGS turned out the way they did. However the dogs didn't turn them down so that has got to say something. :)

I hope you enjoyed this weeks mystery food tune in next week for some more adventures with our one and only Top Chef Ulmer!


Sunday, February 17, 2008

Florida Fellowship Meeting 2008

We certainly had a blessed meeting this weekend. We heard some awesome preaching and had great times with old friends and met some new ones. I'm so glad that everything went as smooth as it did. So here are some pictures from the meeting.

Me and Julie after church.

Can you say Cutie? :)

Jared and Bristle looking at the bird.

The Youth of the PB's :)

ha. Love the face Brother Jon.

Issac at Cracker Barell waiting for everybody to get done eating. :)

A picture of Brother Jim taking a sideways picture of us. Huh?

His faces make me laugh! Priceless Picture!

Wii. Thanks Gary and Dani for bringing it. :)

Me and Rach Ray. :0

The "men" :)


Thursday, February 7, 2008

Healthy Casserole

I am typically a big meat gal but I love this dish and it's vegetarian!

Broccoli Casserole

2 tbsp olive oil
4 cloves garlic
14 ounces diced tomatoes
8 ounces tomato sauce
6 ounces tomato paste
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
1/2 c chopped fresh parsley
2 c. ricotta cheese
1 c. mozarella cheese
9 lasagna noddles
3 c. chopped brocolli
1-2 tbsp Parmesan cheese

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Heat oil in skillet. Add garlic and cook 5 minutes until browned. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, vinegar oregano,and basil. Simmer on low while preparing the remaining recipe.
  3. Combine ricotta and mozzarella.
  4. Put 3 lasagna noodles in the bottom of a baking dish. Distribute 1/2 of the cheese mixture over noodles. Now layer with 1/2 of the brocolli. Next, sppon 1/3 of tomato mixture on top. REPEAT LAYER! Place 3 noodles over second layer and spread remaining tomato mixture over noodles. Cover with foil (that has been sprayed with nonstick spray)
  5. Bake for 25 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan chees. Bake uncovered for 10 minutes or until cheese melts. Let sit for 10 minutes and dig in!


Wednesday, February 6, 2008

A Quick One

Roasted Red Pepper and Artichoke Dip

1 jar artichoke hearts
1/2 c roasted red bell peppers
1 pkg cream cheese (3 ounces)
1/2 c sour cream
1/4 c chopped parsley

Place atrichoke hearst in food processor. Cover and process until fully chopped. Add cream cheese, cour cream and parsley. Cover and process until blended. Serve with french bread or crackers. Refrigerate after use.


Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Lunch with a Twang

Ranch Baked Quesadillas

1 c. cooked chicken (shredded)
1 c. shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
1/2 c Ranch dressing
1/2 diced green chiles
4 flour tortillas

Combine chicken, cheese, chiles and dressing in a small bowl. Place 1/2 c. of chicken mixture on each tortilla. Place quesadillas on backing sheet and bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees.


Monday, February 4, 2008

Kick off the Week with Breakfast

Thanks to Kelly, it's recipe week. Today's agenda is breakfast!

Monkey Bread

Here's a quick one but a good 'un!

1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c butter
1 can of Pillsbury cinnamin rolls
First you need to soften the butter then you combine it with the brown sugar until it is fully mixed. Next you will grease a bundt pan with Crisco (you can use Pam but I like the way my hands feel after I use Crisco -salon worthy ya know!) Put 1/2 of the sugar mixture into the bundt pan. Place half the the rolls on top of the sugar mixture. (I like to separate them into quarter size pieces because it's simply divine -but you can chooose either way :) Now place the rest of the sugar mixture on top of that layer. Top the whole shebang with the remaining rolls. Set the oven for 350 degrees and cook for 30 minutes. Once it is done IMMEDIATELY invert the bundt pan onto a plate so you can enjoy the ooey gooey goodness. (While you are waiting for it to bake you can splurge on the icing that comes with cinnamin rolls. It's not needed for the recipe. Can you say mm good?)