Saturday, October 15

happy 1 month birthday!

George Nathaniel Magrath IV "Rowe"
Born 9/15 12:22pm
8lbs 13oz
22inches long

happy birthday linds!

Thursday, October 13

Harvest Pumpkin Apple Bread

we have some baking apples from my parents from the river, i am making some breakfast breads & love the "fallishness" of this one! its a libby's pumpkin recipe--try it out!
what you need...3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3 cups granulated sugar
1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin
4 large eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup apple juice or water
1 large baking apple, peeled, cored and diced

what to do...
preheat oven to 350° F. Grease and flour two 9 x 5-inch loaf pans.  combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Combine sugar, pumpkin, eggs, vegetable oil and apple juice in large mixer bowl; beat until just blended. Add pumpkin mixture to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Fold in apples. Spoon batter into prepared loaf pans. bake for 65 to 70 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

if you're using 8x4-inch loaf pans (makes 3)
Bake for 60 to 65 minutes.

if you're using mini loaf pans (will make 5-6)
Bake for 55 to 60 minutes.

Tuesday, October 11

tortilla soup

for those of you who love soup and didnt catch this blog last october, this is the best soup & i am making it again for my discipleship class on wednesday night when they are headed to our house for our 1st offsite :-)

Tortilla Soup

what you need:
1 chopped onion
2 tbsp minced garlic
1 tbsp olive oil 
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1-28 oz can crushed tomatoes
1-10.5 oz can condensed chicken broth (low soduim/fat free)
1-1/4 cups water
1 cup whole corn kernels, cooked
1 cup white hominy (found in the corn aisle at the groc--bush's makes it)
1-4 oz can chopped green chile peppers
1-15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained (they make a low sodium option which was just fine)
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (i used 1/8 cup parsley instead last year...this year used my fresh cilantro)
2 chicken breasts cooked and shredded 

what to do...
1) heat oil in a stock pot and saute onion and garlic until onion is soft. 2) add in chili powder, oregano, tomatoes, broth, water and boil.  3) let simmer 5-10 minutes 4) add in corn, hominy, chiles, beans, cilantro, & chicken 5) simmer for 10 more minutes

if you know me you know i have a hearty dollop of daisy on top and a pretty decent handful of 2% sharp cheddar on this which only adds im sure to why i liked it so much at souper jenny. 

Sunday, October 9


Blessed is the man who preserves under trial because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
--James 1:12

happy birthday steph!

cannot believe my baby sister is 22 years old today! happy birthday lovie!