Pretty Lights and Tasty Recipe

Hello,

I found out today, that I will be starting 2012 out with cut hours at work.  I’m going from 40 to 36 hours.  This will give me more time on the weekends to work on my quilting, etc.   Though it will cut my paycheck, I’m trying to look at it in a positive way.   I can’t change the situation, so I’m trusting God, that everything will work out.

My family and I took my dad-n-law, Dennis, his Christmas gift today and had a good visit with him. 🙂

This evening David and Audre went to the town square and took some good pictures of it lit up for Christmas.  Aren’t they pretty?

North side of courthouse

Northeast side of courthouse

Audre and Santa’s lil’ house

Christmas tree lane
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WEEKLY RECIPE
Chicken Stew
1 whole chicken, cut up
1 can chicken broth
10 cups of water
1/2 onion, cut in large chunks
1 large clove of garlic, quartered
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tbsp. Cavendar’s Greek seasoning (or seasoning of your choice)
1 can cream of chicken soup
3 medium potatoes, peeled and cut in chunks
2-3 carrots, scrapped and cut in chunks
8 oz. frozen whole kernel corn, can use canned, but drain off liquid
2 tbsp. butter, melted
1/2 cup milk
1 cup shredded melting cheese
Place first eight ingredients in a large pot and cook until chicken is cooked all the way through.  Remove chicken from pot onto a platter to cool, enough to pull off the bone. Strain the broth and return to pot.  While chicken is cooling, peel and chunk potatoes and carrots and add to broth.  Pull chicken off the bone and add to broth.  Add cream of chicken and corn.  Bring, back to a boil and cook for 20 minutes or until carrots and potatoes are done.  Add butter, milk and cheese, stirring until the cheese is melted.  Serve with biscuits or crackers.
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Well, that’s all I have for this evening.  
Here’s wishing you a fabulous Friday!!
God bless and keep you,
Sonia
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I'm a happily married mom of two, living in Arkansas and selling AVON. Both of my children are grown and in college. I often wonder where the time went. I never thought I'd have blog but when blogs came along, I jumped on board. That just goes to show one doesn't know what the future holds. I was born in 1967 but my life truly began in 1996. That is the year I realized I need God in my life. That is the year I asked Jesus Christ into my life. So, you will see, as you follow my blog, there will be mention of God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit from time to time. I can't live without sharing that part of my life. I like to go to flea markets and visit antique shops and I usually find something to take home with me. I'm fairly new at crocheting. I tried to learn to crochet in my twenties but I didn't have left handed instructions. I could do it right handed but it was hard for me to keep my stitches consistent. Then a few years ago a left handed friend of mine gave me a book with left handed crocheting instructions and I learned to crochet. My first quilt was in done in 2001. Money was tight and I wanted to give my husband something nice. So I decided to make him a "blanket". Little did I know I would be hooked and still be making quilts years later. I'm starting my hand at scrapbooking and watercoloring. We will see how that goes. :) I update my AVON page each week with a special deal, so be sure to check it out. Well, that's a little about me. Hope you enjoy my blog and follow me on this journey.

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