Wednesday, March 02, 2011

When is Spring coming?

I really want spring to arrive!! We have a couple of horses that need ridden. It was good to be back at the Temple today--minus the leaded glass front doors. Apparently, someone broke them out a couple of weeks ago. No one has said if they are going to be replaced. They have put some frosted glass in their place. I understand that they will be getting security cameras. This is second time in about as many months that door has taken a hit. It is so sad. It is being patrolled now.

Last Sunday Arria was blessed by her Grandfather, Kyle and then later that night we attended when Kyle was set apart as Pasco North High Councilman. Just too bad we could not be in two places at once. Tom Black was set apart as High Councilor in Pasco Stake. Now that Pasco has been divided (Feb 20th.), it will seem sad not two see the Black's and Schull's at Stake activities.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Fog is Lifting! Yeah!

I can see down to Coulson's--Spring must be coming... Fixing dinner, along w/ all the other Related Connellites! to take to the Davis Family. I feel it is one of the last things I can do for Vaughan. I've enjoyed visiting him the last few years and have felt sorrow for his loneliness. It has made me appreciate the goodness of my family and the blessing activity in the Church brings! I am aware of the Atonement and that I have accomplished very little and am so dependent upon the One who made everything possible for me. If I have learned anything it is to appreciate one's health and family and to cling to the teachings of a Living Prophet. May you continue on your upward path until we are united in eternity. I rejoice in those of yours and my ancestors who held to the iron rod and continued to be obedient. I cannot wait to embrace them with tears on my face for their sacrifices. I am truly the most blessed of anyone! Love, Mom

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Here is the recipe that I served last summer:
6 corn Tortillas cut into squares
2-7 oz cans chopped Chiles (I use mild)
1 lb sausage--browned
1 lb shredded jack cheese
1/2 C. Milk
1/2 t Salt
1/2 t Pepper
1/2 t Cumin
1/2 t garlic Salt
1/4 t. onion Salt
8 eggs
Layer Tortillas, chiles, sausage, and cheese in 9x13 pan. Mix eggs, milk and spices together. Pour over the top of the layers. Refrigerate overnight. Bake @ 350 for 50-60 minutes. Serve with Salsa, Sour Cream etc.

These are two that I've made quite a lot:


12 slices day-old white bread - crust removed
2 pkg (8oz) Cream Cheese
1 C. Fresh or frozen Blueberries
12 eggs
2 C. Milk
1/3 C. Maple Syrup or honey

1 c. Sugar 2 T. Cornstarch 1 c. Water
1 C. Blueberries 1 T. Butter
Cut bread into 1 in cubes, place half in greased 13x9 pan.l cut cream cheese into 1 inch cubes, place over bread. Top with blueberries and remaining bread. In a laarge bowl beat eggs. Add milk and syrup, mix well. Pour over bread mixture. Cover and chill 8 hr or overnight. Remove from frig 30 min. before baking. Cover & bake 25-30 minutes @ 350. Uncover & bake 25-30 minutes more or until golden brown and center is set.
Sauce: In saucepan, combine sugar & cornstarch; add water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, boil for 3 min, stirring constantly. Stir in Blueberries , reduce heat. Simmer for 4-5 min or until blueberries have burst. Stir in butter until melted. Serve over Trench toast. Yild: 6-8 servings (1-3/4 c. Sauce)

Buttermilk Syrup
1 c. Sugar 1/2 C. Butter 1/2 c. Buttermilk
Combine in saucepan and bring to boil. Remove from heat. Let stand one minute. Add: 1 t. soda and 1 t flavoring (Vanilla, maple, almond)

French Toast
1 loaf French Bread 8 large eggs 2 c. half and half 1 C. milk 2 T. sugar
1 t. Vanilla 1/4 t Cinnamon 1/4 t.l Nutmeg
Slice bread into about 20 slices, to fit into a buttered 9x13 pan. Should have two rows, slightly overlapping. In a larg bowl combine the egg, cream, sugar, vanilla, spices and salt; Mix with mixer til blended.l Pour over bread slices, making sure to cover well. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight. Next day, preheat oven to 350. Spread praline topping evenly over the bread and bake for 40 min. or lightly browned and egg is set.l Serve with syrup
Praline Topping:
2 Stick Butter 1C.. Brown Sugar 1C. Chopped Pecans

This is the recipe I made last week:
20 Slices Bread 8 Eggs 2 C. Half and Half 2 C. Milk 2t. Vanilla 1t Cinnamon 1/2 t Nutmeg
16 oz cream Cheese 1 Egg, Beaten 1 t Vanilla 1 t Cinnamon 21 oz Can Apple Pie Filling
1. Mix the four filling ingredients together until well combine. Fold in the Apple pie filling
2. Spread cream cheese mixture over 10 slices of the bread and top with the other 10 slices forming a sandwich
3. Place bread sandwiches ina large baking pan that has been greased
4. Combine the eggs, half and half, milk, vanilla, & spices. Beat well.
5. Slowly pour the egg mixture over the top of the sandwiches until all the bread is soaked.
6. Cover & refrigerate overnight.
7. Bake @350 covered for approximately 40 minutes
8. Bake uncovered for an additional 20 minutes.
9. Let stand 10 mintes before cutting and serving.
10 Sprinkle with powedered sugar and toasted almonds. Serve warm with warm apple syrup.

1 C. Sugar 2 T. cornstarch 1/4 t Nutmeg 2 T. Lime or Lemon Jice 2 C. Apple Juice 1/4 C. Butter
Mix sugar, cornstarch and nutmeg together. Add lime juice and apple juice. Boil together for 1 minute, then remove from heat and add butter.

Grease 9x13 pan (or I used my crock pot)
1 pkg Hash Browns
3-4 Green Onion
1 8 oz Imitation Crab
1/2 C. Swiss cheese, grated
1/2 Colby Cheeswe, grated
4 Eggs
2 Cups Half and Half
1 t Salt
1/4 t. Cayenne Pepper
1 T. Fresh parsley
Preheat heat oven 425

Defrost package of hash brown. With a paper towel removed any excess moisture.
Press the hash browns along the bottom and up the sides of the pan.
Add 1 pkg of Imitation crab on top of potatoes; add 3-4 green (including green) sliced on top of crab. Sprinkle the cheese on top
Beat the eggs, cream , salt & spices until blended. Pour mixture over crab meat and cheeses. Bake 425 for 15 minutes then reduec heat to 300. Bake 40 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes. Cut and serve warm

Saturday, January 08, 2011

I Can't Believe that you All Survived!

Today was a great family day for Ray and I. We hosted a breakfast for our children and their spouses. We have a Christmas Eve family traditon with all of our posterity, but the last several years we have had a kids and spouse get together. A couple of times (this year included), we've had a breakfast!

But, the part that amazes me is when the kids tell of some of their experiences from their growing up years--it is amazing that any of them made it to adulthood! And where were those negligent parents?


Monday, November 22, 2010

Inside the Lake House

Just a few pictures, mostly after we moved furniture to Wild Duck Lake!

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Cyd's Shower

A Fun day for us! And a beautiful bride to be!

Belated Halloween!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Fall is beautiful!

Just thinking today, how beautiful the changing leafs are. We have enjoyed a mixed up summer and early fall, but I would love for fall to keep hanging around. I like that Indian Summer feeling, but with the nights starting to get nippy, I know it won't last very long. I even like winter-- if I can stay inside! But, that's a long few months to be cooped up! Whatever, the Lord certainly has created a beautiful earth and I am fortunate to live here at this glorious time. I am privileged: I have a wonderful husband, a righteous family and good health. What more could I ask for? The gospel blesses my life continually.