Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Im Not Sure What To Title This One...

Hello to all my friends out there!  Sorry I have been gone for so long!

Things have been a little crazy up in here lately.  A couple posts back I had written about how I just wasn't sure where life was leading me.  Don't get me wrong, Menards was a total blessing and we were in need of the pay check, but it was one of those places where the work atmosphere was emotionally challenging on a daily basis.  Never had I ever been so disrespected and made to feel like I was completely and totally...unwanted. 

I had really let that get to me and somewhere I had lost the faith that the Lord was going to provide something different.  Well, I finally just found it in my hear to give it over and the next day someone went through my line.  He worked at the hospital I was trying to get on at, and in conversation I had mentioned that I had been trying to get a job there for months.  Things just snowballed from there and last Thursday I had an interview for a receptionist position!  PRAISE THE LORD.  She wanted me to start the next day!  So next week I am starting my new job and I am officially done with Menards!

Just some quick things that I wanted to share with you all...

Last weekend we stayed with the hubs side of the family.  Almost everyone was there.  His sister and brother had just moved back from the east coast and its so great to have the whole family close again.  There was a big storm, which I LOVE.  I love thunderstorms!  My sister in law in ALL baby right now and its just amazing to see.  The nieces and nephews are growing like weeds...

Weeds... they are completely taking over the flower beds and I am in serious need of some garden gloves since most of those boogers are thistles...yikes!

With this whole week that I have off I've compiled a list of things that need to get done around the house.  I am a list maker and I am convinced it is the only way I can make myself get things done.

I also have a couple recipes to share with you all!  I should have a posted here are not always the best thing for you, but they are tasty.  So accompany any recipe here with a good amount of exercise...

Exercise...yes that is something I have been dreading and I am disheartened by the scale at the gym.  I am certain its broken.

Now here are the recipes...

Delicious Cream Cheese Corn

Here is what you need:
1 lb of corn
1 Tbsp of butter
3 oz of cream cheese
Red pepper flakes

1) combine corn, butter and cream cheese in a medium saucepan
2) once it is all melted together, throw in the drained corn
3) season with red pepper flakes and enjoy

I did it a little differently...

Once everything is mixed together, I also stirred in some chili powder.  I then covered it with cheddar cheese and threw it in the 350 degree oven until the cheese was all melted!

We had a whole ham left over from Easter and I was at a loss with the left overs.  I had seen a recipe for scalloped potatoes on pinterest and decided to add ham to it!

Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

Here is what you need:
1 C sour cream
1 can of condensed cream of potato soup
2 lbs of small red potatoes
1 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp of paprika
3 Tbsp of fresh chopped chives

1) spray crock pot with butter spray (* I learned the hard way that his is a MUST)
2) slice potatoes
3) mix sour cream and soup together and spread on layer of potatoes
4) repeat potato layer and mixture
5) sprinkle paprika, cheese, and chives on top
6) put in crockpot on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 3.5-4.5 hours

* I also chopped some green onions and picnic ham and mixed them in with the potatoes...

And for dessert...

1-2-3 Cake

Here is what you need:
1 box of angel food cake mix
1 box of cake mix (any kind)

1) mix the two mixes together
2) put three Tbsp of mix in a coffee mug
3) add two Tbsp of water
4) microwave for 1 minute


And to top off this post, I just have to say that summer is definitely on its way...

Thats right, SWEET CORN!

Happy Wednesday!

In Gods Love,



  1. Congratulations on the new gig! And all the other happiness. :) Those recipes look wonderful!

    1. Thanks so much Amy! How is the house coming?

  2. So glad you are happy again. Those times are so tough. I hope you come back and blog more often. I enjoy your posts so much. You are wonderful!

    1. Thanks so much Dusty. I hope to blog lots more too! Hopefully I will have more opportunities to do so now with these sweet hours of mine! You're great as well. You always make me laugh and make my day!