Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Easy Chicken Pot Pie

1 2/3 cups frozen mixed vegetables, thawed (or canned Veg-All, drained)http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/easy-chicken-pot-pie/~/media/Images/Shared/RecipeParts/Savings/SavingsIndicator.ashx
1 cup cut-up cooked chicken
1 can (10 3/4 oz.) condensed cream of chicken soup http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/easy-chicken-pot-pie/~/media/Images/Shared/RecipeParts/Savings/SavingsIndicator.ashx
1 cup Original baking mix http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/easy-chicken-pot-pie/~/media/Images/Shared/RecipeParts/Savings/SavingsIndicator.ashx
1/2 cup milk
1 egg

Heat oven to 400°F. In ungreased 9-inch pie plate, stir vegetables, chicken and soup. In medium bowl, stir remaining ingredients until blended. Pour into pie plate. Bake uncovered about 30 minutes or until crust golden brown.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Chicken a la King

½ c. diced green peppers

1/3 c. chopped onion

½ c. butter

1 (10 ½ oz.) can cream of chicken soup

¾ c. milk

2 c. chicken, cooked and cubed

¾ c. shredded cheddar cheese

Salt and pepper to taste


In 10” skillet sauté green pepper and onion in butter. Stir in soup and milk: blend well. Stir chicken and cheese. Cook 5 minutes more or until heated though. Serve over biscuits, baked potatoes, shredded zucchini, or spaghetti squash.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Thursday, December 29, 2016

KonMari Week 26: Finalize and Celebrate

















I have come to the end of my 6 months of the Konmari method. I am happy that I stuck with it and finished. I really enjoyed having a final go around using KonMari to finalize my 6 year decluttering minimalist journey. I didn't finish the sentimental subcategory of photos but hope to have that done by June 2017 to celebrate our Silver Anniversary.  I have a few projects that didn't get done. I didn't have a high volume of stuff to discard since I'm just tweaking and finalizing areas. I did purge an averaged of 150 items per month this year which is low considering previous years purge totals. Yet, for the end of my decluttering journey it's a good amount of stuff and I'm proud of what I've accomplished. I did make a trip to drop off the last of my donations for the year.

I deep cleaned the house the week before Christmas. It took a good amount of time and I was ache each evening. I'm glad I got it looking fresh and clean. I'm thankful that we pick up after ourselves and put things away after use or it would have been more of a chore. I got Christmas cleaned up by the next day. I wasn't too hard since the kids are grown and we don't have as many gifts. I've spent this week prepping for the New Year and setting goals for myself. Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you come back in the New Year.


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

December 2016 Reading List

















Mistletoe Memories Collection
Tis the Season by Carla Olson Gade
Mercy Mild by Gina Welborn
Midnight Clear by Lisa Karon Richardson
Comfort and Joy by Jennifer AlLee

Love Finds You in North Pole Alaska by Loree Lough

The Christmas Angel by Thomas Kinkade

A Cedar Cove Christmas by Debbie Macomber

When Christmas Comes by Debbie Macomber

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

KonMari Week 25: Sentimental Part 2

This week I should be working on the sentimental category of photos and albums. I haven't had the time to work on them so I'm sharing what I did in October.

I worked on our Family Photo Boxes over a couple days. I used sticker labels and rubber number stamps to create the Year labels on the paperboard dividers. I used a scrapbook matstack and vellum stickers for the Event/Celebration dividers. I'll need to buy another matstack to create enough dividers. Once the last box of photos is sorted I can add the dividers between the photos. I used what I had to create both sets of dividers so far. The total spend on the Family Photo Boxes has been $26 which was the paperboard and the 6 boxes. I used half the paperboard that I bought so that will be used for future projects.

I'm hoping to fit 27 years into the 6 boxes. I currently have 12 years worth of pictures in 2 1/2 boxes. That's without the dividers added yet. I have 15 years of digital pictures that aren't printed yet. Those will be a lot harder to fit due to volume so I'll be selective and not print them all. I’ll buy more boxes if needed but I’m hoping to not have to do that. I'm praying that I can get this project finished before June 2017 to Celebrate our 25th Silver Anniversary.

















 Before: The Year paperboard dividers.

















After: the Year labels on the paperboard dividers.

 















 















The Event/Celebration matstack dividers.

 















One of the boxes of sorted photos. 

















An empty box.

















This is big pictures in the white envelope, loose scrapbook pages with pictures, our wedding album, notebooks with  scrapbook pages in sleeves, my husband's childhood album, our children's baby books, and my childhood album. I'll eventually not have the loose scrapbook pages or the 2 notebooks, once I add those pictures to the boxes.




Tuesday, December 20, 2016

KonMari Week 25: Sentimental Part 1

This week I should be working on the sentimental category of photos and albums. I haven't had the time to work on them so I'm sharing what I did in October.

I spent a good bit of time working on my gallery wall. I had spray painted the frames in February but didn’t get anything on the wall. I laid all the frames out on the floor to decide on the placement, I used a large piece of art paper to make the marks for nails, my husband and I hung up the paper, he screwed in the nails, he added the hangers to the back of a couple frames, and we hung all the frames. I still have to pick out pictures and have them printed to fill the frames. I’m happy we have made progress on this long overdue project. I'll be getting my grandson's hand print plate soon to go next to my granddaughter’s. I spend time organizing and collect the pictures I want to go on the wall. I still need to get them printed.


Before: In January when I added the end photo collage frames. This is before I painted the frames in February and bought a few more at the thrift store.

















I used a large piece of art paper to make the marks for nails, my husband and I hung up the paper, and he screwed in the nails for the frames.

















I laid all the frames out on the floor to decide on the placement.

















After: He added the hangers to the back of a couple frames, and we hung all the frames.