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Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Cheeseburger Paradise Soup
(from the Taste of Home magazine)
6 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 small carrot, sliced
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
2 tablespoons chopped, seeded jalapeno pepper (I left this out)
3 cups water
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 pounds ground beef (or ground turkey)
1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
2 tablespoons butter
5 cups milk, divided
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 package (16 ounces) Velveeta, cubed
crumble, cooked bacon
In a soup kettle, combine the first nine ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and mushrooms in butter over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add to soup. Stir in 4 cups milk; heat through.
In a small bowl, combine flour and remaining milk until smooth; gradually stir into soup. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; stir in cheese until melted. Garnish with bacon.
Yield: 14 servings (about 3 1/2 quarts)
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
In Georgia, we have a standardized test called the CRCT. Every student in grades 1-8 must take it. For first grade there are three subjects: reading, math, and English/language arts. At our elementary school the administration keeps all the scores a secret until the 4th quarter Honor's Day. After all the other awards are given out they reveal who the top performer in each subject is. That person wins a trophy.
Next, Ms. Bates was announcing the winner of the Math Trophy. "This person," she said, "doesn't have to go very far: Timothy Mitchell!" Timothy was so excited! Two trophies! There was another winner for the Math Trophy as well. His name is Grant. Timothy and Grant are good friends so that was really fun for them to tie each other.
Next, Ms. Bates began announcing the winner of the English/Language Arts Trophy. "And the winners are Timothy Mitchell and Grant Tomlinson!" Timothy and Grant had tied again! I couldn't believe it! Timothy had actually won all three trophies!!! It was so exciting!
Then the Chick-fil-A cow showed up! Timothy won a gift certificate from Chick-fil-A too!
And he got to have his picture taken with the cow and the trophies!
I am so proud of Timothy and how hard he works in school. He loves to learn and loves to work hard in school! I am also thankful for such a wonderful elementary school that has an amazing group of administrators! They love each student and try so hard to make each student feel like they are the best they can be!
Monday, April 13, 2009
Rebekah dying Easter eggs.
Jeremiah dying Easter eggs. He was so tired from going golfing with my dad.
The activity while all the eggs were being hidden.
The "grandpas" all watching the daddies hide the eggs.
The hunt is on!
Look at all those eggs! Way to go Jeremiah!
The boys went fishing after dinner. They caught two fish!
Then we did cake and presents. It was a fun-filled afternoon! Thanks everybody for so much fun!
Saturday, April 11, 2009
This is Rebekah sitting on Timothy's back. Rebekah is probably only 9 or 10 months old.