Friday, November 7, 2008


No V-8 in this, but it uses Campbell's soup...I made this while staying with Aunt Sandy and everyone really liked it (Uncle Loren didn't seem to notice the onions, which he doesn't care for)

2 pounds ground beef
1 can tomato soup, divided
one pkg Knorr Vegetable Soup/Dip mix
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs or crackers, crushed
several slices bacon
brown sugar

Mix together the ground beef, 1/2 cup soup, dip mix, water and bread crumbs. Place in a 9x13 pan and shape into a 4x8 inch loaf. Lay bacon slices over top. Bake at 350 for one hour. Combine pan juices with remaining tomato soup and 1/4 cup brown sugar. Remove bacon slices (Len will eat these for you) and pour sauce over loaf. Return to oven for 10-15 minutes. Makes about 8 servings. Served with beef flavored Rice-a-Roni and broccoli.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


I am looking for a deliciously moist homemade german chocolate cake recipe. I had some relative's in St. Johns from Aunt Gwennie's side but can't remember who it was. Aunt JaNeane knew but it was so long ago, she probably doesn't remember. Anyway, it doesn't have to be hers just a really good one.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Read Any Good Books?

Hey, what's every one reading? I just finished 1776 by David McCullough. It was excellent. It gave real insight into the first year of the Revolution and confirmed my belief in Devine intervention in the creation of our country. George Washington was truly a great, yet humble man who made mistakes but learned from them and never faltered in his belief in the Cause. We don't seem to study much detail about the actual struggle to win independence after the Declaration was signed. This book really helped bring the sacrifices of our forefathers into sharp relief. I enjoyed it very much.

Now I'm reading the "Arizona Reads" selection for 2008: These is my Words by Nancy E. Turner. It's the first in a trilogy on the life of Sarah Agnes Prine 1881-1901 in the Arizona Territories.

Let us know what you are reading and your impressions of what you've read!

Fiesta Chicken Casserole

I made this casserole on Sunday and we really enjoyed it. I'm publishing it here the way it was written; I made my own pie crust and cooked my own chicken on the table top grill. Enjoy!

Fiesta Chicken Casserole

From: Campbell's Kitchen
Prep: 15 minutes
Bake: 40 minutes
Serves: 8 (generously)


1 pkg (15 oz) refrigerated pie crust
1 jar (16 oz) Pace Thick & Chunky Salsa
1 can (10 3/4 oz) Campbell's Cream of Chicken Soup (regular or low fat)
1 cup sour cream
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
1 pkg. (24 oz) frozen whole kernel corn
2 cans (9.75 oz each) Swanson Premium Chunk Chicken Breast in Water, drained
1 can (about 15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed


PREHEAT oven to 400* F. Bring pie crust to room temperature.

MIX salsa, soup, sour cream, cheese, corn, chicken and beans in large bowl. Spoon into ungreased 13x9x2 inch baking pan.

PLACE crusts on floured surface, overlapping about 3" in the center. Press seam to seal. Roll into 14x10 inch rectangle. Trim excess crust. Place crust over chicken mixture and flute edges. Cut slits in pastry.

BAKE for 40-45 minutes or until pie crust is golden brown.

I may use a corn bread crust next time.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


Ok, why is it that deodorant only works for a little time, or during one season and then it poops out. I have tried Degree, Secret (I don't recommend) and Dove. My daughter uses old spice for men and loves it. Any suggestions or recommendations? Thanks

Friday, June 27, 2008


Can anyone recommend a weight (resistance)training DVD? I would like to do a regular workout with 3 and 5 pound hand weights or stretchy bands to supplement my walking workouts. Thanks! Angie


Have you tried slim in 6. I put a link up. I hear this is a good one. It comes with a resistance band. I myself have not done it but my friend did it and said you really feel the burn. I hope this helps.


Saturday, June 21, 2008

Carpet Stains?

My sister told me about this wonderful product. I use it in my car and in my house and I love it it is called FOLEX. It comes in quite a large spray bottle for around $5.00 at Walmart. It is is the cleaning department. You spray it on the stain, rub with your fingers and dab with a clean cloth. It has no odor and does not leave a residue and it is not foamy like other cleaners. Try it you will really like it.

Thursday, June 12, 2008


I am looking for interesting tips for Blogging. I pretty much know the basics, but if there is any new information, please comment. Thanks.

Texas Sheet Cake

I need a good recipe for Texas Sheet Cake. Thanks to Angie, this one sounds great!!!

This is my favorite for Texas Sheet Cake aka Texas Fudge Cake aka 30 minute cocoa cake:
2 cubes butter
1/4 unsweetened cocoa
1 cup water
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon soda

Boil butter, cocoa and water. Pour over flour, sugar and salt. Mix by hand; add vanilla, eggs and milk mixed with soda. Mix by hand. Pour into large greased and floured jelly roll pan (12x15 with sides). Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Frost with Quick Cocoa

Frosting: Boil 1 stick butter with 6 tablespoons milk, 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa and 1/2 cup nuts (optional). Pour over 1 pound (1 box) confectioners' sugar. Pour over cake as soon as it comes out of the oven. Enjoy!