Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Organization/Devotional Notebook - This Week's Events

Pages for Organization/Devotional Notebook

This Week's Events

For "This Week's Events" sheets I copy on the front and the back of and 8 1/2" x 11" horizontally and then cut in half and punch.  I usually record appointments in the left hand column and my daily menus in right hand column.

This Week's Events

Completed Notebook can be found here:

Have a Blessed Day,

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Recipe of the Week - Chicken Napoli

Arizona State elections today!  Did you vote?
Here's a recipe I would vote for!  

Chicken Napoli

This has to be one of my favorite recipes.  The aroma of the chicken breasts browning with the basil mixture is amazing. When making this my husband's remark is always, "Wow, something smells really good; what are you cooking?"  

2 large chicken breasts, quartered
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
3 tbs. butter
1 tsp. vegetable oil
2 cups water
1/4 c. tomato sauce
3 cups mostaccioli or macaroni
2 cups broccoli flowerets, cooked
2 tbs. flour
1 cup milk

Rub chicken breasts with 1/2 teaspoon salt mixed with basil and pepper.  Brown in 1 tablespoon butter and oil in 10" skillet over low heat, about 7-10 minutes on each side.  Mix water and tomato sauce in saucepan; bring to boil.  Pour over chicken.  Stir in mostaccioli; return to boil.  Cook, uncovered, 10 minutes.  Arrange broccoli around edge of skillet to form a border.  Heat about 2 minutes.  Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in 1-quart saucepan.  Stir in flour.  Cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly , until bubbly.  Add milk; stire until thickened.  Pour over chicken and mostaccioli in skillet.  Heat 1-2 minutes.  

Serves 4
Preparation Time:  40 minutes

Have a Yummy Day,

Monday, August 27, 2012

Menu Plan Monday - Aug. 27 - Sept. 1, 2012

Crab Salad
Stuffed Eggs
Sliced Tomatoes
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

GOBC Summer Potluck  
Speaker:  Haley Cloud, Raw Food Teacher & Coach 

Mini Meatloaves
Steamed Brocolli & Carrots
Mashed Potatoes

Rice Pilaf
Green Peas

Chicken Napoli*
24-Hour Salad
Garlic Bread

Batter-Up Beef Pie
Batter-up Beef Stew Bake
Leftover 24-Hour Salad

*Recipe of the Week - Posting Tomorrow

Have a Blessed Day,

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Favorite Things Thursday

Organizational/Devotional Journal

One of my favorite things is this DIY Journal.  I have put together a collection of my most useful organizational tools and put them together to make this handy notebook.  Each year my Middle School Sunday School Class makes them to help develop consistent habits for spiritual growth.  I am sharing some of their creative work with you as well as my own version for a Christian homemaker.  I will be posting pages I have put together for each section for the next few weeks.  These today are just a preview and are not as legible as I would like.  Please feel free to download the upcoming pages and have fun putting your journal together.

Outside Front Cover with my favorite verse.

 Inside Front Cover with Magnet Strip and  Journal ID page

 First tab-Calendar with yearly calendar and weekly planning calendar.

Sermon Note pages and I punch and file my weekly bulletin here.

 Devotional Pages which include sections for 
Praise and Thanksgiving
The Word and my reflection on it
Prayer for Provisions
Prayer for Personal Relationships
Prayer for Protection
Yesterday...a brief journal entry on the happenings of yesterday.

 Goals and Plans include
Soul Goals
Goal Setting Guide

These are some of my Sunday School student journals.
The Boys
The Girls
 My well worn and replaced with the above new one.  

Our Sunday School curriculum advises that each student keep a separate "Living My Faith" journal for Bible  Study notes and handouts.  I used to buy them but they became costly and this works so well. The students really enjoy putting these together.  We have a once a year journal making afternoon with Pizza and dessert and spend a fun afternoon designing our journals.  

Thursday Favorite Things

Have a Creative Day,

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Recipe of the Week -Chicken Riggies

Chicken Riggies

This is one of the things we missed most about Central New York.  We loved to go to
Teddy's Restaurant in Rome, NY for a delicious plate of Chicken Riggies.  The recipe for Riggies
was given to us by our Pastor's daughter, Annie.  She made these for her grad party and everyone
inhaled them.  Pair them with an antipasto salad and  warm crusty Italian bread.  Yummm!
They are incredibly delicious!  

Chicken Riggies

1 lb. of chicken breast, boneless           2 pints heavy cream
2 bell peppers                                       ½ c. butter or margarine
2 small cans mushrooms                       ¼ c. tomato sauce
4-5 cherry peppers                                1 c. parmesan cheese
¼ c. wine vinegar                                  1 lb. rigatoni, cooked
¼ c. olive oil                                         4 cloves of garlic         

Brown garlic in frying pan with olive oil.  Add chicken breast, cut into small pieces and cook on medium heat until chicken is cooked.  Add mushrooms, cherry and bell peppers, cut into pieces.  Add bay leaves and salt and pepper for taste.  Let simmer for 30 minutes on low heat.  Add 2 pints of heavy cream, 1 stick of butter melted, ¼ cup of sauce and ¼ cup of wine vinegar.  Add Parmesan cheese and let cook till cheese melts.  Add the cooked rigatoni. 


Have a Yummy Day.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Menu Plan Monday - August 20 - 26, 2012

Dijon-Crusted Fish Recipe
Boiled New Potatoes
Broccoli Salad

Grilled Pork Loin Chops
Potatoes Anna
Waldorf Salad


Grilled Burgers
Macaroni Salad
Corn on Cob
Orange Tapioca Salad


Bacon & Swiss Cheese Quiche
Tossed Salad
Leftover Orange Salad
Zucchini Bread

Country-Fried Flounder Frying is a way of life in the country. The richness of buttermilk batter around your flounder makes every bite incredibly moist and extremely satisfying.
Trip to Phoenix
Fish Fry at Red Lobster
(Hooray for Gift Certificates)


Chicken Riggies*
Romaine Salad
Garlic Bread
Peanut Butter Pie

Dinner Out with Church family

*Recipe of the Week will be posted tomorrow.

Have a Blessed Day,

Monday, August 13, 2012

Menu Plan Monday - Aug. 13 - 19, 2012

Sloppy Joes
Corn Pudding

Salmon Patties
Filled New Potatoes
Green Beans with Almonds

Chicken a la King in Patty Shells
Butternut Squash

Salisbury Steak
Mashed Potatoes
California Vegetable Mix
Whole Wheat Rolls

Alice's Tex Mex Casserole
Grey Squash
Caramel Flan

Macadamia Nut Rice
Banana Bread

Lunch out with Church Friends

MENU PLAN MONDAY at Organizing Junkie

Have a Blessed Day,


Thursday, August 9, 2012

Thankful Thursday

My heart is Thankful Today!  For...


  • God's Amazing Creation!  Great and marvelous are His works!
  • is such an incredible art form.
  • Young friends willing to be a help to us older folks.  They are blessings!  
  • My dear darling daughter!  How I love her.  We have such great chats together.
  • My Godly, caring husband who lovingly cares, guards, and watches over me.  I am truly a blessed woman.  
  • The freedom and privilege to attend church services multiple times each week.  

Linking up with:
Thankful Thursday at Undeserving Grace
Thankful Thursdays at Black Tag Dairies
Thankful Thursdays at Red Oak Road
Thankful Thursday at Grace Alone

Have a Blessed Day,

Monday, August 6, 2012

This Week's Happy Scrapping

More of my daughter's dance pics..jazzy!

Grandson's visit with the Easter Bunny 2011.  
SMQ is a little uneasy in the arms of the rather big bunny. 
 Yes, this was from last year and I am just now catching up with my scrapbooking. 
I will try to do a couple each week until I am caught up.  

Have a Blessed Day,

Menu Plan Monday - August 6-12, 2012

Tomato Soup
Raw Vegetables & Dip

Celebrating Friendship
Eating Out Today

Traditional New Mexican Red Stacked Enchiladas
Chicken Enchiladas
Chipolte Rice
Eggs and Lettuce

Egg Drop Soup
Sweet Sour Meatballs
Egg Rolls

Crockpot Cassoulet
Tossed Salad
Toasted Bagette


Apple Stuffed Pork Chops
Mashed Potatoes
Pork Gravy
Steamed Zucchini

Dining Out with Friends after church.  

MENU PLAN MONDAY at Organizing Junkie

Have a Blessed Day,
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...