Showing posts from January, 2011

Homemade Croutons

Leftover homemade bread is perfect for croutons, especially if it is a couple days old. Baguette or French Bread are great choices. If you can’t use homemade, check out the "day old" section at your local supermarket.Cut the bread into 3/4 to 1 inch sized cubes. Try to get them at least close to the same size so the smaller ones don’t over-cook while you wait for the larger ones to toast.Drizzle the bread cubes with 1-2 tablespoons of melted butter or olive oil per 2 cups of bread cubes, tossing to evenly coat.
Add any seasonings you desire. Some ideas are: salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, fresh herbs, or dried herbs.Bake on a cookie sheet in a preheated 375 degree oven for 10-20 minutes, or until the bread has reached desired crunchiness. Stir the croutons every once in a while so as to insure even browning. Alternatively you can toast in a toaster oven.Make them little crunchier for use in soup since they will soak up a lot of liquid.Cool completely befor…

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How To Overcome A Constant Desire For Food

Women Living Well Blog: How To Overcome A Constant Desire For Food
A reader recently asked me how she could overcome her constant desire for sweets. It’s a good question, since it’s a struggle that many of us have tried to defeat. The way that I see it is that we can’t control the things we desire, until our hearts have been changed. Fortunately they naturally change over time so that many of the things we once enjoyed aren’t so appealing anymore, but there are some things that we develop a passion for that never seem to go away, no matter how old we get.

Using thr fruit of the Spirit to read the Bible in 90 Days

Using the Fruit of the Spirit to read the Bible in 90 Days
A Guest Post from Debbie, a Bible in 90 Days Grad:Last summer I signed up to read the Bible in 90 days with Mom’s Toolbox. One of the main reasons I wanted to do this was so that I could get an overview of the Bible in a short amount of time…to see how everything fits together in God’s Word.  I wanted the big picture.But there was a problem…I had only read through the Bible once in my life, and at that, it was a struggle!  I had such a hard time getting past Leviticus!  So how in the world was I going to be able to do this?  It finally occurred to me that I couldn’t do it!  But with God’s help, I could!The Holy Spirit enables us to act like Jesus when we don’t want to and can’t.  He gives us the Fruit of the Spirit to accomplish the hard tasks.

Using the Fruit of the Spirit to read the Bible in 90 Days

Why don't I make Chocolate Chip Cookies more often?

Creamy Baked Swiss Chicken

This is a delish recipe sent to me by one of my best friends, Donna. Can't wait to try it. (Maybe tonight. . .)
Creamy Baked Swiss Chicken8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I use chicken tenders.)8 thin slices of swiss cheese1 can cream of chicken soup1 cup Pepperidge Farm Herb-seasoned stuffing mix3 tablespoons of melted butterArrange chicken (raw) in a lightly greased 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Top with soup and cheese. Sprinkle with stuffing mix and drizzle with butter. Bake uncovered in preheated 350 degree oven for 45-55 minutes.

6 Quick Memory Boosters for Moms

6 Quick Memory BoostersA mommy’s brain only holds so much at any given moment. Whether you're feeling overwhelmed or just a little scatterbrained, the following tips and tools can help sharpen your memory:Make lists: If you're worried about forgetting something important, write it down! The act of putting pen to paper will ease your anxiety and provide a handy record to jog you memory.Brain games: The old saying "use it or lose it" is certainly true when it comes to mental acuity. To keep your mind and your memory sharp, try exercising it with games and puzzles like Scrabble, Sudoku, and crosswords.Routine: If you always leave your keys in the same place, you'll never have to remember - or risk forgetting - where they are! Whether it's a hook by the door or the right pocket of your favorite jacket, try to put necessary items in the same place every time.Sleep: One of the primary causes of poor memory is chronic shortage of sleep. Even a few ext…

Creative Leftovers

Creative Leftoversby Leanne Ely, C.N.CHolidays can leave us with lots of leftovers--I hope you stuck a bunch in your freezer!

When we remember to feed our freezer and have a plan for how we're going to use leftover food, we can recoup our losses and not waste a bit of it. If you find that you're feeding your garbage disposal, it's time to get creative with your leftovers. So take note!

1) Single Serving. Freeze your leftovers that night into individual single serving sized portions. Now you have a quick frozen dinner for someone later down the road.

2) Have a Plan. Before you cook your meal is the very best time to decide what exactly you will do with the leftovers. If you can prepare more now and freeze half for later, you'll save yourself time and money in the long run.

3) Write it Out. Make sure and write what it is on the freezer baggie with a Sharpie marker (it's the only one that won't run). Everything looks the same once it's froz…

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Food For Thought: Seven in 2011

Feel free to forward and share this email with your friends and family. Seven in 2011by Leanne Ely, C.N.C Dear Friends,

It's a brand new year and like most people, I'm going to bet you've set some kind of goal to improve your health this year. That's on the top of my list too!

So to get our new 2011 FlyLady motto going in the right direction ("Let's go for 7 in 2011!"), here are my top 7 steps in 2011 to tackle the body clutter and improve your health!

1. Portion Distortion - Keep in mind that most dinner plates made today are much bigger than the ones we ate off of 40 years ago, so if you can find smaller plates (like a salad plate) that's ideal. Now take that plate and divide it in half. One half of the plate is for your veggies. Now divide the other half of the plate in half again (so you have two quarters). One quarter is for starchy carbs with fiber, like sweet potatoes or brown rice. The last quarter is for lean meats like chicken, fish or lean bee…

The Writer's Block: Enough With the Excuses Already!

If you are teetering on the fence, wondering if you should commit, read this article. It's quite thought provoking.

The Writer's Block: Enough With the Excuses Already!:
"'Hey! Want to try to read your Bible from cover to cover in just 90 days?' ... I'm not as much interested in your answer as I am interest..."