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Monday, August 30, 2010

The Beatles are back again

Our friends Amanda and Allen invited us to go to see Imagine at the Scera Shell outdoor amphitheater tonight. They are Beatles lookalikes and sing all their songs. They were uncannily close to the original Fab Four, both in vocals and looks. I LOVED IT! It was so fun to hear all those fabulous songs, and sing along to every one of them. So many families were there, and the kids were just so fun to watch. Anyway, after a really hard day, I ended up enjoying myself. Here is a picture I took of me and my bestie Amanda. I love her so much. Really. I am so blessed to have such a good, loyal, caring, funny friend who just knows me, and who I never get sick of being with. She is like a sister to me, and I don't know what I would do if she ever moved away. Seriously, I would probably bawl my eyes out, so if you are reading this Manda you better not! Friends are such a blessing, and I only hope to be as good a friend to others as they are to me. I recently have been working on improving myself, in many different aspects. I think we all reach a point in our lives where we are unsatisfied with ourselves, and know we can do/be better. I am at that point, and I have set goals, and am working on them. I've noticed a difference in the few things that I have done, like visiting teaching, and cooking, and praying, and trying to be a better friend, and I like the feeling I get when I help others. It really does feel so good. And so I will keep improving.

Friday, August 27, 2010

More recipes

I made this Easy Potato Soup recipe yesterday and my friend Amanda loved it, so I thought I would post it on here as well. It truly is so easy to make, and SO yummy!

Easy Potato Soup

2 T. Butter
1/2 Onion minced
1 Carrot Grated
1 T. Flour
4 Russet Potatoes peeled and cubed
2 Cups milk
1 Chicken Bouillon Cube dissolved in 1/4 cup hot milk
1/2 Cup Half and Half
1/2 tsp Salt
Pepper to taste
Cheddar cheese and Bacon crumbles to taste


In a 2 qt sauce pan, melt butter and saute onion and carrot until tender. Whisk in flour and cook for 1 min. Add potatoes, milk, chicken cube and cook for 20 min or until potatoes are very soft. Add the half and half, salt and pepper. Mix in bacon crumbles and grated cheese.

I LOVE this cake, and made it yesterday for fun, and for a ward dinner. Everyone loves this!! (Pretty sure it's not better than sex though..hahaha)

Better Than Sex Cake

1 box of German chocolate cake mix
1 tub of cool whip
1 package of chocolate chips
1 package of toffee chips (Heath bar)
1 can sweetened condensed milk
Caramel topping


Make cake mix, take out and let cool for 5 min.
Stab cake with back of mixing spoon making holes one inch apart all over cake. Pour sweetened condensed milk in holes and all over cake. Do the same with the caramel topping. Put cake in fridge to cool for 1 hour. Take out and put cool whip over top, then sprinkle chocolate chips and toffee chips all over cake. Store in fridge.

Enjoy!! I love both of these recipes!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

My Favorite Casserole

I had a few requests for this recipe that I made yesterday. It has been in the family for a long time, and out of all the casseroles I've had (which are many!) this is by far the yummiest!! I made it for a lady I visit teach and I'm giving it to her tonight. Hopefully she likes it!

Favorite Casserole

1 bag wide noodles
3 T oil
1 1/2 lbs Ground Beef
1/2 lbs hot sausage
2 Cups chopped green pepper
2 Cups chopped onion
1 Cup chopped celery
1 T. Salt
1/2 C. sliced olives
4 oz sliced mushrooms
1 C. hot water
1 can condensed tomato soup
1 can condensed mushroom soup
1 qt. jar spagetti sauce
1/2 lbs mozzerella cheese
Ketchup and mustard to taste

Cook noodles, drain. Heat oil in large skillet, add beef, sausage, peppers, onion, celery, and salt. Saute until brown. Drain fat.
Pour in large pot and stir in olives, mushrooms, soups, spaggetti sauce and water. Bring to boil then simmer 5 min. Mix in noodles. Cover and bake in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes. Sprinkle mozzerella cheese over the casserole, then bake uncovered for 10 more minutes.

Enjoy! And tell me what you think!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Carson's Photo Shoot at 10 weeks

My good friend Chrissy Walker gave me a free photo shoot for my baby shower, and so we went and got these pictures taken of Carson a couple of weeks ago. We went to an orchard by her house in Orem. She did such a great job, and I swear, Carson could be a baby model. He is just so adorable and perfect looking!! Don't you think he could be a Gerber baby or something?