a large pot over medium heat; cook onion and celery until just tender, 5
minutes. Pour in chicken and water and stir in chicken, carrots, basil,
oregano, salt and pepper. Cover and heat to boiling for 20 minutes. Add the
noodles and simmer at a reduced heat for 15 minutes before serving.
My poetry books stored in the china cabinet in my guest bedroom/ 26 yrs. daughter's bedroom.
My books stored in the china cabinet in my master bedroom.
My crafting books, coloring books, notebook collection, and bible study supplies.
My Notebook Collection
Life Notebooks (homemaking, family, health, and inspiration)
Cooking Notebooks (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert)
Hobby Notebooks (interests, fabric crafts, decorating, and gardening)
Seasonal Notebooks (winter, Christmas, spring, summer, and autumn)
Faith Notebooks (Bible Study, Old Testament, New Testament, and Genesis)
keep a basket on my desk for the current book that I'm reading and
magazines. I have a magnifying glass, book light and my glasses in it
too. I read all the magazines that I had collected before I donated
My Cooking Notebooks. I have about 15 recipes left to type for my notebooks. I don't own any cookbooks.
We finally got a few things finished up in our son's old bedroom. We spent about $25 to redo the bedroom. That doesn't include the ceiling fan that we bought 6 yrs. ago but hadn't installed until now. We have things left to do but are happy that the bedrooms back together. We're using it as a temporary guest bedroom but it's going to be my husband's hobby room.
We installed the $3 hooks behind the door. We put down the brown rug that our son didn't want.
We replaced the switch plates and outlet covers for $1.00.
We hung the $5 mirror on the wall that I had bought at a thrift store in the Summer. We hung the $15 curtains that I bought at Walmart a couple months ago.
We removed all the paint project supplies. My husband hung the $15 ceiling fan that we had bought about 6 yrs. ago.
My husband's stuff moved from the basement to the closet. We installed a hook inside the closet door.
lbs skinless bone-in chicken breast (makes 14 oz cooked)
cups reduced sodium chicken broth
cup chopped parsley
cup dry barley
ground black pepper, to taste
a large heavy pot on medium heat. Add the oil, carrots, onion, celery and
garlic to the pot and stir. Add chicken, broth, parsley, and bay leaves and
bring to a boil. When boiling, reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer covered
over low heat until the chicken and vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes.
Remove the chicken, shred or cut the meat, discard the bones and return the
chicken to the pot along with the barley, adjust the salt if needed and add
fresh ground pepper. Simmer an additional 40 minutes, until the barley is
cooked. Discard the bay leaves and serve. Makes about 9 cups.
Servings: 6 Size: 1 1/2 cups Calories: 262
Jennie, a 45 yrs. housewife, former at-home-mom/homeschool mom. My
husband Shawn works in the IT dept. of a local hospital as a Systems
Administrator. Our children are grown (21, 25, 26, and 28), 2 of our 4
children still live at home. We have a 5 yrs. granddaughter and 3 yrs.
grandson. We’ve spent the last 7 years downsizing our possessions
/becoming rational minimalist along with redoing the house. My home is
over 100 yrs. old and is perfectly imperfect.
I’m thankful that the discarding, organizing, and decorating portion of
my KonMari journey is finished. I'll do a quick look over of each
categories but I'll mostly be following the red portion of the challenge
when it applies and working on my own projects. We have moved onto
projects, repairs, painting, and refinishing the woodwork in our home. I
have a list that’s specific to each room that my husband and I will be
trying to get done. I'll deep clean my house along with the challenge
My project goals so far for the categories:
• Books-Finish typing up the recipes for my Cooking Notebooks.
• Furniture- Paint the grandkids furniture stored in the barn. Purchase table for family room seating area. & Paint
Entertainment center. & Paint the living room and family room.
Sentimental- Delete unwanted digital pictures, organize our 6 photo
boxes of printed pictures, scan printed pictures to digital, and update
our gallery wall.
My vision is to be a light and love as Christ loves me. My husband and I
to enjoy our empty nest years with many adventures. To be a blessing to
our children and grandchildren while sharing many family times. Have a
peaceful relaxing home that supports our life together. We enjoy our
home and love to welcome our family and friends.
a large saucepan, bring water and bouillon to a boil. Add broccoli. Reduce
heat; cover and simmer for 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain, reserving
3/4 cup liquid.
another large saucepan, sauté onion in butter until tender. Whisk in flour
until blended. Add the milk and cheese. Cook over medium-low heat until
thickened and cheese is melted, stirring frequently. Stir in broccoli and
reserved cooking liquid. Yield: 4 servings.