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After dinner and a movie, we were able to choose 2 out of the 3 classes available which were designed to further the virtues and skills of the "eight cow woman".
Delicious Recipes from Karen
Homemade Hawaiian Haystacks
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup sour cream
4 cups chicken broth (I used Knoor Chicken Bouillon)
2 tsp. of dry Ranch Dressing seasoning packet
1/4 tsp. garlic salt
2 cups cooked and shredded chicken breasts
freshly ground black pepper to taste
1. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
2. Slowly whisk in flour and salt until smooth and thick.
3. Slowly add in chicken broth while whisking until smooth. Continue to cook while whisking until thick like gravy.
4. Add sour cream, Ranch seasoning, garlic salt, and cooked chicken breast. Stir and pepper if desired.
5. Serve over cooked rice with desired toppings. Serves 6.
I used my own Ranch Dressing Seasoning, Here is the recipe for it.
1 tsp. parsley
3/4 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. seasoned salt
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp dried thyme
Makes 1 Tablespoon
1 yellow cake mix - bake in 2 9 x 13's or 1 12 x 18 for 15 - 20 minutes. Cool thoroughly.
2 small boxes instant vanilla pudding mixed with 4 cups milk and 2 8oz. softened cream cheese. Spread over cake.
2 cans crushed pineapple drained thoroughly. Spread over pudding.
2 12 oz. Cool Whip - spread over pineapple. Sprinkle with toasted almonds.
May be frozen
|Lavonne and Beth, the newest members of our Relief Society Meeting Committee, finish decorating for the event while Sharon looks on.|
Organizational ideas submitted by members of our Relief Society
Genealogy: It works best for me when I set aside half an hour on the same day each week to work on genealogy. I actually set a timer for 30 minutes. Usually, when I start I don't want to work on it, but by the time the timer beeps, I want to keep going, and I often do.
I have a genealogy notebook that I use every time. I write the date and then I write everything that I did that day for research. It helps so much to keep a record so I don't get lost the next time I work. Also, when I get stuck about what to work on that day, I can go back over my notes from months ago and often find things I missed to work on.
Family Home Evening: There are two things we've added to FHE that really help us stay organized. 1) Announcements. Every week, I take the calendar and tell everyone what will be happening that coming week, day-by-day. It really helps to keep everyone on track. 2) Family Council. After announcements, we have family council. This is a time for anyone in the family to bring up problems that bother them in the family and that we can discuss together. I think it helps each family member to feel like they have a voice and a stake in the family.
Meal Planning: I planned 2 months of dinners and put them on my Google Calendar on repeat. Now I always know what is for dinner.
Toy Organization: Toys were never allowed in my children's bedrooms. Their toys were kept in the family room in bins inside a cabinet. When they wanted to play they could get out a tub to play with then be sure to put it back before they got out another tub. In another house the toy bins were kept on shelves in the garage and brought in when they wanted to play.
Trip Preparation: For a week or so before going on a trip, I would do my laundry everyday. Each day as I put away the clothes I would set aside anything I wanted to take on my trip. By the end of the week I had most everything I wanted to take ready to go.
|Cheryl and Mike taught "Udderly Linked"--an intro to genealogy. Karla is grateful for the one-on-one instruction!|
|Marlene and Mike are discussing genealogy.|