Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Oven Baked Fajita

My husband may not be a huge spicy fan, but this must have had a little kick to it because he barely took a bite and coughed over the spicy.  Ha.  I enjoyed it but if you don't like that much spice you might want to tone down the amount of chili powder you put in.

{Sorry I guess I forgot a picture}

Oven Baked Fajita
1 lb chicken, cut into strips
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 tsp chili powder
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/3 tsp seasoned salt
1 (15oz) can diced tomatoes with chilies
1 medium onion
1/2 red pepper, cut into strips
1/2 green pepper, cut into strips

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Put the chicken strips in a greased 13x9 baking pan.  In a small bowl combine the oil and spices.  Drizzle over the chicken and toss the chicken to coat.  Next add the tomatoes, peppers and onions and stir to combine.
Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes.

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Recipe Source: Quick and Easy Healthy Eating (Facebook page)


Monday, November 18, 2013

As I hold this weeping child.....

When you're 6, and you've been in foster care for almost a year....

Every morning I hold a weeping child.  Mornings and evenings are definitely the hardest as they are tired, and less in control of their emotions.

As I hold this weeping child,
I pray for her.

As I hold this weeping child,
I gently talk with her reasurring her in the now, that we are here for her.  It's all I can guarantee.

As I hold this weeping child,
I sing to her.

As I hold this weeping child,
I read Bible verses to her.

As I hold this weeping child,
my heart breaks for her.

I can be the "best" interim-mother in the world to her, but yet I hold a weeping child every morning.
Weeping for what she's lost.  A loss that feels deeper and bigger to her every day.

Loss is a rough ride, no matter what's been lost, or for how long.

Pray for someone else this morning who's lost someone dear to them.  Be an encouragement to them today.


Saturday, November 2, 2013

Burrito Bowl

Do you like Panchero's? This is one of my favorite restaurants.  Unfortunately we do not have on in our own town.  Actually the closest one is 55 minutes away at least.  So I have to settle for it every once in a while, or whenever we visit family in Iowa.   Well, I made my own version of their burrito bowl, and I'd have to say it was pretty stinkin' good!

Try it for yourself.

brown rice
1 lime
black or pinto beans
pepper, salt, chili powder, lawry's
green pepper
red pepper
minced garlic

Cook the rice according to package directions.  I used 4 cups of instant brown rice.  After it had set, I add 1/2 cup chopped cilantro and 1/2 a lime and simmered for 2 more minutes.

In another pan cook the sliced peppers, and onion with 2 tsp minced garlic and salt and pepper and olive oil.  Set aside once softened and cooked through.

Cook the chicken with seasonings to your taste.  I chose, cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper and garlic powder.  Continue to add water to keep the chicken moist.

Add any other type of taco toppings that would normally choose and enjoy!

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Friday, November 1, 2013

Thankful Tree Craft

I bought this big roll of paper at IKEA, and we have found numerous things to do with it.  It is great!

Given the season we are thinking about Thanksgiving and all the things we can and should be thankful for.  So why not write some of those things down for others to see?!

Thankful Tree

Items you will need to make a similar Thankful Tree Craft.
Large Sheet of paper
Colorful paper
paint brush

Cut as large of a sheet of paper as you would like to make your tree.  Draw a tree with pencil, and paint it brown.  We added water to a little paint to make it more like water coloring.  While that is drying cut out some leaf shapes.  All different colors.  Next write down the things you are thankful for on them.   Glue them to your tree and display it for all to see!


Happy Crafting!


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