Friday, May 27, 2011

~A Shelter in Time of Storms~

Early this morning we were pleased to have the addition of a storm shelter made to our yard! We were all very interested in watching the whole process and took lots of pictures...soooo... if you would like to see too...feel free to scroll down for a virtual field trip of how one is put in! ;)
Breaking of the ground...

and moving in the shelter.


and more digging.

Leveling out the ground...

Lifting the shelter off of the trailer...

and into its hole!

In it goes! :D

Packing in the dirt.

Now to make it a little more "homey". ;)

And there it is...all settled!

Blessings to you all!
~Chloe~ :)

"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble."
~Psalm 46:1~

Monday, May 23, 2011

~Dinner Delights~

Tonight for our evening meal I decided to make a Cheeseburger Pie with a side of delicious baked beans followed by a pan of brownies for dessert! We enjoyed it at our house and I thought you might enjoy it in yours! Here's the recipes! ;)

Impossible Cheeseburger Pie

1 lb. ground beef
1 cup chopped onion

(Note: We aren't that big on onion around here, so we use just a 1/4 tsp. minced onion and it is still quite tasty. ;) )

1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup Original Bisquick
1 cup milk
2 eggs

(Note: We double the last three ingredients to make the dish more filling. Also, if you don't have Bisquick, you can make your own self-rising flour by adding 1 1/2 tsp, baking powder and 1/2 tsp. salt for every cup of flower you use.)

Heat oven to 400*. Grease 9" pie plate.

(Note: We use cooking spray and put the ingredients in a 9" x 13" baking dish.)

Cook ground beef and onion until beef is brown; drain. Stir in salt. Spread in pie plate; sprinkle with cheese.
Stir remaining ingredients until blended. Pour into pie plate.
Bake about 25 min. or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

For the side's a recipe we came up with. :)

Baked Beans
2 cans vegetarian beans
about a Tbsp. of bacon bits
Let simmer for 15 min. stirring as needed. Next add...
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tsp. mustard
1/4 tsp. minced onion
1/3 cup brown sugar
Stir and and let simmer 5 min. more to let flavors blend.

And now for the brownies! ;)

1/4 cup nuts
1/2 cup vanilla chips
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp salt
1 tsp. vanilla
2/3 cup oil
3 eggs
Combine ingredients and pour into a greased 9" x 13 " pan. Bake at 350* for 27-32 min.
We decided to top our brownies off with a little frozen vanilla yogurt...SOOO yummy! :D

Happy cooking! :)

In Christ,
~Chloe~ :)

"I shall delight in Your statutes;I shall not forget Your word."
~Ps. 119:16~

Sunday, May 22, 2011

~Birthday Bliss!~

Hello all! :D

This week we were blessed to celebrate two birthdays at our house...the first one being my youngest brothers! He turned 10 years old! Upon his request, we decorated in a NERF theme! :)

Joshua is such a special blessing in our family, I am SO thankful for him! :)

A few days later we celebrated my older brothers birthday! He is a WONDERFUL brother and friend!

This weekend we hosted a party with relatives! Such fun! :)
As usual we came up with a design for the cake to go with the birthday theme and got busy baking and decorating! :)

We also prepared a trail mix for additional munching. ;)

All set and ready!


Picture time...




and presents. :)

We then ventured outside for some Nerf gun adventures. ;)



and let the fun begin! :)

Blessings to you all!
~Chloe~ :)

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above... "

~James 1:17~