Monday, December 26, 2011

I sure do like them Christmas Cookies Babe!!!

 Our first Christmas was coming up and I wanted to have sugar cookies to go with it. So I found a simple recipe with a good frosting and set out to make them on evening in November to test out my recipe before Christmas got here. So I asked my husband if he would like to join me...he said yes but he wanted to make his own kind so I said go ahead. He chose a peanut butter chocolate chip cookie recipe. So we headed off for the kitchen together to see what we could come up with. Well we also had to bring the laptop with and listen to one of Noah's favorite song "Christmas Cookies" by George Strait. Well needless to say we came up with two very good cookies. Noah was very proud of himself and I had a blast having him in the kitchen with me. The next night I rolled out the dough and Noah and frosted and sprinkled them! My new sugar cookie recipe is a keeper, I took Christmas cookies to mom and Dad's for Thanksgiving and our evenings in the kitchen well, they are memories forever!!

Our Song!!!

Noah's cookie station

My hard working man!!!

Noah and his finished product!!

Noah's and my finished cookie doughs!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Perfect Date!!

   This last Monday night after I got home from work I set about to make a fire in the pit in the backyard and cook my brats over the fire. Got a fire going easy enough which is a huge blessing for me! Then I set my pot of water on the stove to boil so I could make an italian pasta salad. So with going back and forth between the house and the backyard everything was coming along quite nicely. Then I looked up to see my beloved coming across the yard to me. He was home early!! He said he would cook the brats and when I asked him if he wanted to eat outside he said yes!! So I ran in the house and finished getting the food made and together and he kept an eye on the fire. Once everything was outside and set up with wood gathered to keep a fire going while we eat we sat there together enjoying one another's company. We finished out our evening with having our devotions and singing around the fire. It was a beautiful evening with the perfect fall weather were no jackets were required and no Mosquitos!!! I love you sweetheart and thanks so much for the wonderful evening!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Food for the Weather!

   When the weather is in the 80+ who want to turn the oven on to cook and heat their kitchen up more? When the temperature is like that I usually go for something cold and light! Tacos on Sunday, ham wraps and fruit salad on Monday and tonight was Shrimp Cobb Salad. This salad was so good I could eat it every week. The dressing was just wonderful. This salad was so simple and quick I will definitely be making it again!
                                                         Shrimp Cobb Salad
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole-grain Dijon mustard
  • 10 oz. romaine Lettuce
  • Cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • Shredded carrots
  •  Frozen whole-kernel corn, thawed
  •  Avocado

Preparation
  • 1. Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan; cut in half crosswise. Wipe pan clean with paper towels. Increase heat to medium-high. Sprinkle shrimp with paprika and pepper. Coat pan with olive oil. Add shrimp to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until done. Sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon salt; toss to coat.
  • 2. While the shrimp cooks, combine remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt, juice, oil, and mustard in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add lettuce; toss to coat.
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  • 3 Toss the lettuce and shredded carrots with the dressing. Serve on dinner plates and top with corn, tomatoes, avocados, tomatoes, bacon and shrimp.
Ingredients are ready to be assembled.

Time to eat!!!


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Blessed beyond words!!

   If I even began to tell you all the wonderful blessings that my wonderful Lord and Savior has so richly bestowed on me this last month you would have to be willing to sit down and listen to me for hours. I will how ever give a few of the highlights.
   Noah and I got married on May 28th. In Ladysmith, WI. It was a beautiful day and many of our family and friends attended, Noah's parents were unable to attend due to a heart attack that his Dad had suffered several weeks before the wedding. (Praise the Lord he is ok and on the road to complete recovery). My grandpa was able to marry us so that was a very special thing as well. Everything went very well and I have so many wonderful family and friends to thank I could have never gotten the beautiful day I wanted without all theirs help. I give all the praise for the wonderful wedding we had to the Lord. The main focus I wanted for my wedding was it to be glorifying to the Lord.  Also with the wedding came the wonderful help of so many friends and family in setting up and the clean up.
   Honeymoon!! Noah and I went to Hawaii for our honeymoon and were able to be there for a whole week. It was absolutely wonderful. It was so cool to be able to see the ocean and stick my toes in the warm water. I expected it to be cold but, it was warm and blue as could be. We were able to see so many beautiful sites. Our God is such a beautiful creator! The best part about our trip was just being able to spend time together. I love you Noah!

It was just BEAUTIFUL!!!

I never got tired of looking at the ocean or seeing all the flowers. It was a very beautiful trip.

                           I LOVE YOU NOAH!!!
      I married a man who did not do a lot of house cleaning and he lived with his brother and lets just say the house was not the cleanest! So before I even moved in I had discussed with Noah how I was not going to move everything to his house right away and that I would wait till I had the house cleaned up as it would be easier to clean without having to move all the extra stuff around. I already had my plan of action all laid out before the wedding of how I was going to tackle the task of cleaning the house from top to bottom. Then my mom was coming up with a bunch of my stuff and help me settle in. Well needless to say when Noah and I pulled into our humble abode at 5:30 am what we were seen was enough to make me want to cry tears of JOY!!! Nikki Conjurske along with many other people from church and family and friends cleaned our house from top to bottom! They washed the carpets and couches. They finished cleaning out Noah's room and setting it up. The lawn was mowed, yard picked up and clothes line fixed! Bathroom and kitchen were scrubbed spotless as well as the basement being cleaned as well. As I walked around my new dwelling place I just found more and more things done. Jerry fixed several of the leaking faucets around the house. They had just completely blown my mind away. Also most of my stuff had been brought to the house and placed in the space room by some friends of our after the wedding. Then to top it all off there was so much food left at our house to last Noah and I months. The refrigerator and freezer were stocked as well as a table full of food. There was all the household cleaning products I could ever need along with paper products and laundry soaps. Every time I turned a corner there was some thing else. Gifts and flowers had been left all over the house as well.

This is what we walked in the door to!

I was speechless!


I couldn't wait to start cooking for Noah! There was just not a single thing that we could have needed by the time they were done stocking our house.
The comforter set from Caitlin, Pauline and Abby
Our house simply smelled wonderful when we walked inside. There were flowers everywhere thanks to Harmony!
~Thanks Harmony my favorite!~
There were two beautiful hanging baskets hanging outside as well from Noah's boss.

   So here is just a glimpse of the many blessing that my great Lord and Savior has bestowed on me. I pray that I would walking a way that is worthy of them. The greatest blessing that I have ever received is the Salvation of my Lord Jesus Christ. Who sent His only Son down to this earth and saved a sinful retch like me. I once was blind but know I see! Thank you so much dear Lord for you Amazing Saving Grace!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

A little about me!

   I just got married three and a half weeks ago. I have been wanting to start a blog for sometime now but decided I would just wait till after I was married and not working as much. So now I am going to give my feeble attempt at trying to figure out how this thing work. :) 
    I love to cook and bake. These past two weeks have been wonderful as I try out new and old recipes for Noah. Most he like but a few have not been his favorite. I also love how he is willing to try anything for me and will not complain. He even eats the things that he does not like and finds out he does like somethings better than he thought. We have established however that beets are something he would like to never grace our humble table! One problem...his wife LOVES them!!!, and her mother has them in her garden. We will just keep working on that one. I also love to stamp and scrapbook with the eye out to pick up new hobbies. My wonderful husband so graciously gave me the bigger of the spare rooms to set up a sewing room. We will see how far that goes. It is currently my hold junk room! I did however manage to set up two beds and two playpens so my mom and sister could sleep in there with my two nephews.
   I have been working on the house and setting it up. It is slowly coming along. My mom,sisters, and nephews came last weekend and helped me tremendously. I am enjoying it so much. It is fun to come up with new ideas and just making this house my home and making it my own. Noah does not understand all my madness (hence the bikes being moved from the porch to the garage where in my mind they belong but not in his), but is very willing to help his new CRAZY wife out. The car keys how ever did stay on his dresser much against his wife's ideas. The Lord is good though and by His grace all of these little housekeeping difference can all be solved with just simple discussion instead of major arguments. I love my husband so much!