Thursday, September 27, 2012

Washed clean

Her sweetness far outweighs her faults. Couldn't resist sharing these few photos of my little girl all wrapped up after her bath as well as these sweet verses.

Hebrews 10:21-22
And since we have a great High Priest who rules over God’s house, let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water.

First day of Kindergarten!

Kiara began Kindergarten this month! Homeschooling has gone well thus far. It is something that I have to offer up to the Lord daily in my prayers. As I never feel as though I'm smart enough, creative enough, strong enough or organized enough! However, He is! Taking one day at a time. And feeling blessed to be able to have my big girl at home with me!

Hot pink caramel rice krispy treats! WHAT?!

First let me send you over to Our Best Bites blog for the AMAZING caramel recipe. I know what your thinking, you could just buy some caramel right? WRONG! Do not miss out on this recipe. I can't stress enough how delicious this caramel is. And you only need 6 ingredients...Go!                        

This will make enough for the rice krispie treats plus you will have lots of left overs to be able to use to your hearts desire. A lot of it ends up on a spoon, in my mouth.

Ok once you have that ooey gooey caramel finished up set it aside and begin to make your rice krispie treats.

6 cups rice krispies
1 lg (10oz I think) of marshmallows
1/3c. of the AMAZING caramel sauce + a little for topping

Combine the caramel and marshmallows in a large sauce pan. Heat on med. high stirring frequently. Once the marshmallows are completely melted add drops of pink food coloring (or whatever color you prefer) to the sauce until desired color is obtained.

In a large bowl combine sauce and rice krispies a little at a time mixing well with a buttered spatula. I also butter my hands

Press treats into pan and drizzle with remaining caramel.

Stuffed green peppers in the crock pot

So after scouring the internet and pinterest for a stuffed green pepper recipe that sounded like the green peppers I enjoyed as a kid, and not finding what I wanted. I pulled pieces of several different ones and made my own. I'm recording it here so that I don't forget and of course to share it with all of you.

You'll need...

A large crock pot
1 lb hamburger
1 can tomato sauce
2 sm/reg. cans diced tomatoes
1 sm/med onion
5-6 green peppers
1/2 tbs garlic powder
1/2 tbs salt
pinch of pepper
1 tbs of worcestershire sauce
1 cup of uncooked rice

Here's the simple steps...
  1. Chop off top of green peppers and remove and discard stem, reserve rest of the top for later. 
  2. Clean out seeds and membranes of green peppers. 
  3. Dice up the leftover top of the green pepper and onion.
  4. Cook hamburger, onion and diced green pepper in a large saute pan.
  5. Add worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, garlic powder, diced tomatoes.
  6. Add uncooked rice *(I originally tried cooking my rice first then adding it, but found that the rice continued to cook so much in the crock pot that it became mushy)
  7. Add 1/3 of the can of tomato sauce to mixture
  8. Place green peppers in crock pot and fill with meat/rice mixture 
  9. Dump rest of tomato sauce over peppers
  10. Cook 3-4 hrs on high in crock pot.

Sorry for the lousy photograph!