Saturday, January 31, 2009

Too cute!

Chicken in a Sleeping Bag


~ 2 cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 2 cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury® Crescent Recipe Creations™ refrigerated flaky dough sheet
~ 8 slices (1 oz each) cooked ham
~ 8 slices (3/4 oz each) Swiss prepared cheese product, unwrapped
~ 16 frozen breaded wing-shape chicken patties, slightly thawed.


1. Heat oven to 375°F.

2. If using crescent rolls: Unroll both cans of dough; separate into 8 (4x7 1/2 inch) rectangles. Firmly press perforations to seal. If using dough sheets: Unroll both cans of dough, cut each rectangle into 4 rectangles, for a total of 8 (4x7 1/2-inch) rectangles.

3. For each sandwich, place 1 rectangle of dough on ungreased cookie sheet. Top with 1 slice of ham. Place cheese at one end of ham slice. Place 2 chicken patties on cheese. Fold 2/3 of dough over chicken, leaving about 1 1/2 inches of chicken uncovered. Press sides of sandwich with fork to seal edges.

4. Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until crust is golden brown and chicken is hot.

I saw this recipe on a friend's site and had to copy it. I couldn't stop laughing at how cute it was. So sorry about all the recipes this week there were to many good things to post:)

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Another great recipe!

Taco Soup
1/2-1 lb. Ground beef
1/2 onion, chopped
1 can of corn (not creamed), with liquid
1 can of stewed tomatoes, with liquid
1 can kidney beans, drained
1 can black beans, drained
1 pkg. taco seasoning
Ground the beef and drain off fat. Cook onion for a couple minutes until tender. Put beef and onion in large cooking pot. Cook on Medium heat. Add corn, tomatoes, kidney beans, black beans, and taco seasoning (the original recipe didn't call for black beans, but I always add them and it turns out great). Cook for 20 minutes covered, let lightly boil. Serve with shredded cheese, sour cream, white corn chips and guacamole.

If you dont like meat this is good without the hamburger too just add more corn and beans.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Recipe of the week

Sweet and Sour Chicken

This recipe came from a friends ward cookbook and it is a family favorite!
*6 chicken breasts
Sprinkle chicken breasts with garlic salt and pepper and all sides. Dip in flour to coat. Fry in 1/2 inch oil, until brown, on both sides. Arrange chicken in 9x13 pan.
1 clove garlic, minced
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup chicken broth (or water if you don't have any)
4 tbsp catsup
1 tsp soy sauce
dash of salt
Combine and pour sauce over chicken. Add pineapple chunks if desired. Bake at 325 for 1 hour, turning every 15 minutes. Serve over steamed rice.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Zoo Fun!

These sea lions are huge!!! Probably at least 12 feet long!
The King of the Jungle..sunbathing! :)
Mom and Aunty walking Sam.
Posing with his tongue out.
Polar bears relax in the sun.
Me pretending to be a farmer. But the tractor's not going very far.
Baby turtles.

On Martin Luther King day, we took advantage of the zoo's free admission up in Portland. It was well worth the drive, although, everyone else seemed to have the same idea. There were a few animals that weren't out but, we'll be back to take their pictures. :)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Recipe of the week

Easiest Crock Pot Recipe Ever

1 beef chuck roast (about 3lbs)
2 cups of water
1/2 cup soy sauce, low sodium is fine
1 tsp. dried rosemary
1 tsp. dried thyme
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 bay leaf
3-4 whole pepper corns

8 french rolls

Place roast in crock pot. Add water, soy sauce & seasonings. cover and cook on high for at least 6 hours until beef is tender. Remove beef from crock pot and shred with forks. Keep warm. Strain broth and skim off fat. use broth for dipping. Fill rolls with beef and enjoy!

This is really good and not to fattening either! If you buy the cordelane brand rolls they are only 2 points for those of you doing weight watchers! Enjoy

Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Perfect Day!

The Yaquina Head Lighthouse.
A fountain of a whale in Depoe Bay.
Depoe Bay
Yaquina Bay Bridge
I had to take a picture! The guys mowing the lawn in January!!!
Yaquina Bay Lighthouse
It's Nemo!
Sally the Octopus at Hatfield Marine Science Center.

After a few long days of unpacking, we had to get out of the house and explore. So we decided to take a trip to the coast. It was a great choice since the weather was unusually warm for the Oregon coast. It was 61 degrees in Newport! I could get used to this! :)

Trip pictures

As you know, I've moved to Oregon. It was quite the trek up here with the moving van and the trailer that was towing my car. Trish had to drive her truck behind the van and took advantage of some photo taking opportunities.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Here at last!

Well I made it to Oregon last night! It was quite a journey with lots of different challenges. The main thing is I made it here and now the fun of the unpacking begins:( I will post pictures of the trip soon I hope everyone is doing well! Have a good Day:)

Friday, January 9, 2009


Sorry I havent been blogging lately but I have been busy packing, visiting friends and family and cleaning:( I am getting excited for the move to Oregon this next week and I hope the weather will hold out long enough to get there! I will miss Utah for the beautiful mountains around us and having family close but it will be nice to enjoy new scenery. I will try and get to a computer as soon as I can:) Till then have a great weekend everyone! Love you all

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Lowfat but really good recipe for the week!

My friend Reby sue is always after me because my recipes are fattening. So this one is for you! I will try and put a few in that are lowfat but still really good.

Apple Turnovers

Vegetable oil cooking spray
2 medium Granny Smith apples, cored and thinly sliced
3 tbsp apple juice concentrate
2 tsp whole-wheat flour
1/4 tsp cinnamon (plus extra for sprinkling)
4 sheets phyllo dough, thawed
1 tbsp confectioners' sugar (optional)

Preparation:Heat oven to 375°. Coat a cookie sheet with cooking spray. Toss apples, concentrate, flour and cinnamon in a bowl. Stack 2 phyllo sheets at a time and cut them in half lengthwise. Place 3/4 cup of apple mixture across the end of one half. Roll up and place on cookie sheet. Repeat until you've used up all apples. Brush top of each roll with juice from apple mixture. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake until browned, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool. Sprinkle with sugar, if desired. Cut each roll in half.

50 calories per turnover0.7 g fat (0 g saturated)10.5 g carbs0.8 g fiber0.7 g protein

Friday, January 2, 2009

New year, new changes

Happy New Year! I am excited to have a new year full of suprises. In a couple of weeks I will be moving to Oregon and I am very excited to go back. As some of you know I lived there through my elementary year days and loved it! I have always wanted to move back and I have the chance to do it so I am moving forward with the choice. It might be awhile between posts on my blog but be patient and keep checking back. I wish all of you luck through the new year and with any goals that you might have!