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 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.
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
Goal Setting Guide
These are some of my Sunday School student journals.
My own...now 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.
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!
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.