Now, doesn't it feel good to laugh?! Children laugh up to 100 times a day, we should try to get in at least a few laughs a day too. So the next time you're feeling stressed or overwhelmed, just think of these little stories and laugh out loud!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Wisconsin Cauliflower Cheese Soup

We had this soup last night. It was so good! Although it does not taste exactly like the Zupas's pretty dang close=) 

Wisconsin Cauliflower Cheese Soup (copy cat of Zupas) 

3 tbsp butter or margarine

1 medium onion, chopped
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups milk
1 1/2 C. chicken broth
1 1/2 cups water
1 head (about 2 1/2 pounds) cauliflower, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 1/4 tsp Dijon mustard
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup pepper jack cheese

In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion and saute until golden, about 10 minutes. Stir in the flour and salt.  Slowly whisk in the milk, chicken broth, and water.  Add the cauliflower and bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until the cauliflower is tender, about 10-15 minutes. In small batches, blend the soup in a blender until smooth.  (Make sure to remember to remove the center part of the lid to stop the blender from exploding.)  Return soup to the saucepan and heat over medium heat until hot.  Remove from heat and add mustard and 1 1/2 cups cheese.  Stir until until melted and smooth. Garnish soup with remaining cheese.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup

It's been a while since I have even added to this blog! I love trying new recipes, so I figured I would start to share some of the good ones on here=) Enjoy!

Tried this one tonight, and YUM!! If you don't want to added kick just leave out the red pepper flakes. 

Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup

1.5-2C. Chicken Broth
1/2 pkg (9oz) Chicken filled tortellini 
1 (10.5 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
1 C. Milk
1/4-1/2 pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1/4 tsp. Thyme
1/8 tsp. Black Pepper
small diced onion
1/2 tsp. minced garlic
1/4 tsp. Salt
1 Tbsp. Butter 
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (opt.) 

Bring Chicken broth to a boil. 
Add tortellini to chicken broth, and boil for 7-8 min or until tortellini is ready

In a sauce pan:
saute Diced onion in 1 Tbsp. of butter
add minced garlic, salt, red pepper flakes, black pepper, and thyme. 

After tortellini is ready (in chicken broth) add the ingredients in the saucepan, milk, cream of chicken soup, and spinach. Bring to a simmer and continue cooking for 6-8 min.

Serve hot. 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Out of the mouth of children!!

Received this email from my Grandpa and had to share...enjoy!!

I was testing the children

in my Sunday school class

to see if they understood the concept
of getting to heaven.

I asked them, "If I sold my house and my car,

had a big garage sale

and gave all my money

to the church,

Would that get me into Heaven?"

"NO!" the children answered.

"If I cleaned the church every day,

mowed the yard,

and kept everything neat and tidy,
would that get me into Heaven?"

Again, the answer was, "NO!"

By now I was starting to smile.

Hey, this was fun!

"Well, then, if I was kind to animals

and gave candy

to all the children,

and loved my husband,

would that get me into Heaven?"

I asked them again.
Again, they all answered, "NO!"

I was just bursting with pride for them.
"Well," I continued,

"then how can I get into Heaven?"

A five-year-old boy shouted out,


Sunday, February 12, 2012


*The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant -- and let the air out of the tires.-Dorothy Parker

*Experts say you should never hit your children in anger. When is a good time? When you're feeling festive?-Roseanne

*If pregnancy were a book they would cut the last two chapters.-Nora Ephron

*There never was a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him asleep.-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, February 3, 2012


Gotta love when kids are learning to spell!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Easy, tender and super yummy roast!

1 Boneless chuck roast (3 lbs)
2 cans (10-3/4 oz each) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1/3 cup beef broth
1 envelope onion soup mix

Add pinch of garlic salt

*Cut roast in half, place in slow cooker. Add all ingredients over roast. Cover and cook for 8-9 hours on low.

Add quartered potatoes, carrots, onion (whatever you would like to add to meal) into crock pot.

We have all been there!