Monday, March 26, 2012


  • 8 slices of marble rye
  • thousand island dressing 4 tablespoons
  • sauerkraut, 1/2 cup
  • 8 slices of roastbeef or corned beef
  • 4 slices of swiss cheese
  1. Preheat a large skillet or griddle on medium heat.
  2. Lightly butter one side of bread slices. Spread non-buttered sides with Thousand Island dressing. On 4 bread slices, layer 1 slice Swiss cheese, 2 slices corned beef, sauerkraut. Top with remaining bread slices, buttered sides out.
  3. Grill sandwiches until both sides are golden brown, about 5 minutes per side. Serve hot.

Monday Menu Planning

Sunday: Reubens with broccoli salad (Recipe to Follow)
Monday: Lemon Pepper Chicken with baked cabbage and cheesy rice
Tuesday: Pepporoni and Mushroom Pizza with salad
Wed: Pancakes
Thursday:  Chicken with Peppers and Onions and mashed potatoes
Friday: Sloppy Joes and Mac & Cheese
Saturday: Steak with mushrooms, baked potatoes and salad

If you want more ideas head over to Orgnanizing Junkie's Website.

Friday, March 23, 2012

He Did It Lovingly

I am humbled by the grace that is bestowed upon me every day.  I am not deserving of His mercy, none of us are.  When you look at how we act and react to any given situation it astounds me to no end that every morning I awake to a new day.  A day that has never been lived before and God takes my hand and says come child, with me anything is possible.  So here I am with mercies anew, undeserving of them but loved so much that it isn't even a question whether or not any of us should have them, its that our Father wants us to have them. 
I look at my own children and there are days that they make mistakes and don't listen but I still want what is best for them no matter what.  And that my friends is what God does for us.  Jesus didn't come here to be tortured and die such a horrible death for nothing.  He came here to play fair with the Devil because God is a fair and loving God.  He died on a cross that was meant as the ultimate punishment, death.  He did it lovingly and in shear agony, but did it for us.  Because we are loved more than words could every say.  He reached out his arms and said I love you this much and died.  Who does that for you? A parent, that is who does it.  A parent is to love, care, wipe tears away, to pick you up when you fall, dust your knees off and say we can do this together.  That is what God does.  So the next time you wake up remember God gave you a new day, mercies anew and did it with love.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

You are good enough.

Friday, December 4, 2009

To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world.

This title is so true.

Remember that we all have things going on in our lives.

But God has a plan, a plan that we sometimes don't understand.
But have faith. Because sometimes our problem is anothers lesson. A lesson that could only be learned from using us.

And when the Lord sends help. Let him. Don't fight it. I have learned this one the hard way.

Why is it we pray and pray and then when the answer arrives on our doorstep with arms full of exactly what we needed, we try to hide as if we aren't good enough.

Step aside let God be God. He sends certain people into our lives to bring us peace, laughter and most of all a glimpse of his unwavering love for us.

Nectar of the gods . . .

I have this thing about coffee. I CANNOT go a day without it.  Just cant, or maybe wont. Either way, since having my little girl 4 months ago I have found that my coffee is more than cold before I actually get to enjoy it.  I was in search of a better way.  To my wonderful surprise 2 Boys + 1 Girl = One Crazy Mom had a post about iced coffee.  MOCHA ICED COFFEE! Okay I am a sucker for MOCHA ICED COFFEE, in case you haven't guessed that within the passed sentence.  My husband does the Sugar Free Vanilla and loves it.  I am now back into the swing of things and am purposely drinking cold coffee now.  I am also enjoying my time with my sweet Lily.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Corned Beef HEAVEN!

On St. Patrick's Day I decided to make Corned Beef and Cabbage for the very first time.  I knew what I wanted had to be so good that I would want to lick the bowl.  So I set out on a quest to find the best of the best. The road I was taken on would lead me to the door of my Aunt Maryann.  I remember as a child her corned beef being so very tasty.  I called her and the following is the recipe that she gave to me for the corned beef.  The cabbage was my own recipe.

Corned Beef:
4 lbs of corned beef rinsed and put into a pot.  Fill just above the meat with water.  Put in spices it comes in.  Simmer for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. 
Take out and put in a Pyrex dish and top with a mix of Dijon mustard with brown sugar to make a glaze.
Put a small amount of water in the bottom of the dish and bake uncovered at 325 for 1 1/2 - 2 hours.  The glaze will form a crust. 

Cabbage and Carrots:
In a small dutch oven quarter your cabbage and and place inside with carrots.  Drizzle with olive oil and salt and pepper.  Add as small amount of water to steam.  Place in oven for the duration of time you have the corned beef in the oven.

Can I tell you that this was so good that I didn't want to share.  This is my new go to recipe for Corned Beef and Cabbage.  I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!