Friday, April 19, 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Bryant Breakfast Casserole...

Elizabeth may be only 6 (7 next month, she is quick to add), but she LOVES cookbooks.  She even enjoys READING the recipes!!  Yep, a girl after my own heart.

Recently her daddy bought a new cookbook for her from King's Blooming Rose called The Maiden's Menu- Recipes for the King's Blooming Roses.  She found a wonderful breakfast casserole for us to try and, boy, was it delicious!  We WILL be having this again!!!

Bryant Breakfast Casserole

1 pound sausage or hamburger, browned and drained (we used 1/2 pound sausage)
6 eggs
2 cups milk
2 cups bread cubes
1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
1 tsp salt
1 tsp dry mustard

Add salt and mustard to beaten egg-milk mixture.  In a 9x13 casserole dish, layer bread cubes, sausage, and cheese.  Pour egg mixture on top.  Refrigerate 6-8 hours or overnight.  Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes and serve warm.

Monday, April 08, 2013

Martha Washington's disposition...

From Revive Our Hearts...

Martha Washington faced a lot of challenges while being married to our nation’s first president, but she didn’t let circumstances control her emotions. Here’s what she wrote to a friend:
I am still determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may be, for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
Are you carrying around seeds of happiness or of misery? Left to ourselves, we usually choose misery. That’s why we need God’s grace. He can plant seeds of contentment and joy in our hearts that will last through any difficulty.

The apostle Paul said, “I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.” We can say the same thing when we realize that a wise, loving, sovereign God is controlling every circumstance of our lives.

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup...

A recent find through Pinterest!  I've tried many recipes from Pinterest.  Some great and some, uh, well, not so great.  But that's part of the fun!!! 

This recipe?  Mmmmm.  It's one of the GREAT recipes!  And to top it off, not only does it taste really good, but it's fast to make, too! Toast up some thinly sliced baguettes and rub some fresh garlic on it when it comes out of the oven and you've got a meal!! (Of course, dessert afterward never hurts, either!!)

Listed below is the original recipe.  I put my one change in parentheses.  

Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup 

(original link)


2 whole large Cloves Of Garlic Minced
2 Tbl Olive Oil
2 10¾ oz Cans of Condensed Tomato Soup
¼ cup Sun Dried Tomatoes, chopped or 2 Tbl Of Sun Dried Tomato Paste
2 cups Half-and-half
2 cups Chicken Stock
1 tsp Onion Powder
1 Tbl Italian Seasoning
½ tsp Salt
½ tsp Pepper
1 whole 9 Oz Package Of Cheese Filled Tortellini (I used a 15 oz package)
½ cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese, for garnish


Saute garlic with the olive oil in a large stock pot over medium heat until golden brown.
Be sure to keep an eye on it so it doesn’t get too brown or burnt.
When the garlic is done, add tomato soup, tomatoes, half and half, chicken stock and spices.
Bring to a simmer.
Once simmering, drop tortellini into the soup. Cook according to the package directions.
After tortellini are cooked, ladle soup into bowls and top with Parmesan cheese.

Monday, April 01, 2013

Hello blogging world!!

Oh my.  It's been a while since I've blogged.  The past year has been a crazy one full of changes and the blog was the last thing on my mind. 

After much prayer, Mr. U left the ministry.  For now.  We do not know what the Lord has in store, but last January (2012) he started working for a computer company.  He's always loved computers but never dreamed the Lord would have him doing it full time.  This involved us leaving the town we lived in for 14 years just outside Augusta, GA, and returning to where we grew up- Atlanta.  We NEVER thought we'd be living here again, so imagine our surprise when the Lord worked this out!!! 

When Mr. U started his job in Atlanta in January of last year, the girls and I stayed in the parsonage until  September.  The church was very nice to let us stay there that long.  We moved in with my parents in September and closed on our house (our FIRST house!!) in December!!  We are finally homeowners!!  It's been a loooooong journey, but we are SO happy to be all together AND to own our own home, too!!

I hope to share any good recipes I happen upon or maybe even homemaking tips.  I DO love making our house a home!!

Happy Homemaking!!!


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