Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Buffalo Chicken Dip

A friend of mine recently gave me this awesome Recipe for Buffalo Chicken Dip! I love it!


2 8oz Cream Cheese
1/2 cup of Ranch Dressing
3/4 cup of Texas Pete
2 cups of Chicken Cubed or Shredded
2 1/2 cups of Cheese
  1. I cooked the chicken in the microwave for 9-10 minutes then cut it into cubes
  2. Mix the cream cheese, ranch dressing, texas pete, chicken and half of the cheese together.
  3. Put it in a 9x13 or crock pot then sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top.
  4. Cook on 350 for 20 minutes.

Serve with Tortilla chips or Crackers.

If you love Hot stuff- this is for you! My new favorite Dip!

Friday, February 4, 2011

One Thousand Gifts

I have really enjoyed this book (so far) and it has already made a difference in the way I view everyday life.  I seem to live in the "fast lane" in life, getting things done (in a hurry), getting the boys dressed (in a hurry), getting supper on the table (in a hurry), and getting the boys to Sunday School (in a hurry). 
Nothing in life, really worth-while happens in a hurry.
I'm afraid I have a tendency not to "stop and smell the roses" but to hurriedly take a glance at them as a I jog through life. Everyday when I wake up, I want to count my blessings. Count the ways that Jesus has shown that He loves me by all the beauty that surrounds me. He has created all of these things in life, even the simplest of things, just for me. To show me that He loves me.

I found out about the Bloom Book Club by reading "Bring the Rain" by Angie Smith. If you would like to join in, click here for more information.

Disclaimer: I do not agree with the author's view of theology in chapter 2. However, I can glean great information from the rest of the book.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Couponing not for you? Then why not Try this......

We all know that using coupons takes a lot of time. Sometimes if I don't have all my coupons organized and together, I just get frustrated and go to Walmart without any at all.
With 2 little boys in the cart ages 2 and 1, coupons aren't always the easiest thing for me to use! I am just trying to get through Walmart without leaving a Goldfish trail. (this is why now I almost always go at night after the boys are asleep- do you blame me?)

If you aren't a couponing mom, don't give up. Just use cash. Make a list, add it up roughly before you go, bring a calculator, and use cash. No more cash in my envelope at the end of the month? Then I guess we all will starve.=/
The envelope system--it really works!
I think using cash regularly for groceries will really help our family. I have found that it is alot harder for me to spend that cash then to swipe my debit.

Hope this helps you! Check out her other tips here!