Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Creamy lemon chicken soup

This is one of my family's favorite fall dinners and I must add that it smells delicious. What a perfect way to bring in colder weather and the holidays seasons!
  • 3 tbs. butter
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 cup dry farfalle pasta
  • 3 tbs. flower
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups half & half
  • 2 tbs. chopped parsley
  • 1 1/2 lbs. cooked cut chicken
  • 3 tbs. fresh lemon juice
Melt butter in large pot add veggies and cook for 5 min. Add flout and cook for 3 min. Add chicken broth and bring to simmer. Add half and half and parsley and simmer 5 min. Add chicken, cooked pasta and lemon juice..... simmer for a couple minutes and enjoy!

I am not very good add following a recipe. I start there and then tweak it to my own liking. For my family I always double the recipe because we love it as leftovers, or to bring to a friend! I like to add other spices to give it a little more- they are mixes I get at my farmers market otherwise I would share them with you. ( a twist of sea salt and pepper and a few other herbs) I need to weite down how I tweak it.. each time it is a little different.. but that is the basic recipe adn it is great! HAPPY FALL

Monday, October 3, 2011

Pumpkin cookies!

The house is decorated and the excitement for fall is here. The only thing we are missing is the weather... 95+ is just not right for October! I am ready past the heat and put on jeans and a sweater. I am eager to make all those Yummy meals that go with the crisp weather. So Kaydon and I decided that pumpkin cookies were in order. If you are looking for an easy recipe that gets your house filled with the smell of fall then this is it.
Pumpkin cookies
1 box spice cake
1 can of pumpkin
1 bag of chocolate chips

Mix everything together and bake for 13 minutes @ 350 degrees. How you plop them of the baking sheet is how they come out

Enjoy and happy fall!

Sunday, September 11, 2011


It leaves me speechless every year when we visit the 9/11 memorial site at tempe town lakes. A flag represents ever person lost on that tragic day. I believe taking the kids gives them a visual as to how many people were killed and shows them that although we did not lose someone we love, many did.

We will never forget

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

who knew...

I would have never in a million years thought I would be a proud mama of 6... no 8 chickens. That I would be so proud of them doing their natural ability of laying an egg. But I am. Who knew! I go out every morning and check the coop and thank them for more eggs.I know.... I am crazy! I know all of there different personalities. They are all so different, its a riot! This picture made me so happy because miss sunny is not laying her egg in my flower garden today! Good job miss sunny... mama's proud!
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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Basic H saved the day!!!!!

So today has started off a little rough. I know it is only 11:00 in the morning.. but still! I had a hard time sleeping last night because my Mr. was gone for business. I woke up tired and ready for coffee!!!! As I got my cup ready and took a few sensational rejuvenating sips I woke up Kaydon to get ready for school. He was not cooperating and just kept saying how sore he was and that he was tired. i checked and no fever.. so up and at um! As I went upstairs to gt myself ready I placed my coffee on my desk and then.. splat! Coffee all over my desk, my papers and my carpet! AHHH!!! Off to school we go and it is my mooring to volunteer in his class before I have to go to work (a good 30 minutes a week) . We get there and by the time we get into class.. his stomach hurts. I check again, no fever. He goes to the bathroom and within 15 minutes he wants to go home. So I decide that he can go with me to work and lay in the office area. My parents are also out of town so I have nobody to stay at home with him. By the time we get to the car.. he gets sick. His allergies have been acting up some because of the pollen so I think ( and pray) that that is what caused it. Off to work we go and 5 minutes later I know that it is not allergies/asthma as he gets sick again all over in the car. I stop at school and luckily my wonderful boss can sub for me as nobody wants this kid on campus! I get my classroom set up and we are homeward bound with bucket in hand! I get Kaydon bathed and in bed, laundry started and now there is no more pushing off the cleaning of the car. I hate this job even though it is something I have done a million time. Kaydon gets sick often... or lets say he used to. He gets car sick and we are always prepared with our special " bowl" for those trips. The spur of the moment sickness .. not so much. Vomit seems to be one of those things that is hard to get out of upholstery! Is just seeps in and stinks. But this time I am using the Shakalee products and I have loved how they work. So off to the car with Basic H in hand. OH MY I FELL IN LOVE WITH IT AGAIN! It cleaned all the " hit zones" the first time. i went back and no residual matter or spots. Nothing came back as a reminder of my morning.. and the car does not smell like PUKE!!!!!!

Basic H Saved the day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This day just might turn around yet!

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Saturday, April 2, 2011

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Okay let me first start by saying that I am in love with these products. I have been trying to go as natural as I can when it comes to me and my family. We are on a tight budget adn always felt guilty - and often times unable- to buy the products art the store that are natural. AS I started to follow The Bowl Full of Lemons blog

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I am amazed at how much I love the way these products clean.. and can honesty say that I see a difference in my allergy ridden house! I am eager to get more products and completly Shakalize my home :)

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