Saturday, January 25, 2014
Monday, January 20, 2014
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Saturday, January 4, 2014
Friday, January 3, 2014
The past few weeks Phil Robertson of the well known show Duck Dynasty has been criticized and revered by many for his answer to a question regarding homosexuality. Now here is my view:
First Amendment allows everyone here in America the right to say as they wish freely. Now just because Phil's question was based on his biblical and spiritual beliefs doesn't not negate his First Amendment right. However, because he is a prominent figure in television and vocal about his beliefs in Christ people seem to care more about what he says because they want to catch him acting unchristian.
I understand that thinking but I don't agree with it. I will tell you the same thing he said. I do not agree with homosexuality. God says that it is immoral and I believe His word. However, that does not mean I will judge someone or dislike them because of it. I will love you just the same and you are still a child of God, loved by him no less.
Current event two is spreading fast in my part of the United States so I really wanted to touch on it. There is a current strong strain of norovirus that is spreading through several states at a fast rate with serious symptoms and a long shelf life. Several friends and their families have had it. Here is my take on it:
I believe this virus is like the plague. It puts you down for several days unable to walk, eat, or function like a living human being. However , many people are still contagious up to two weeks after they feel better. In this case I ask you to be careful and thoughtful of others. Wash your hands frequently, stay home if you are vomiting, running a fever, or have diahrrea. If at all possible have family bring you what you need. Clean your home with a bleach solution if someone in your home is sick. Don't take your kids out if they are sick. Be considerate of others and the fact that they don't want to get sick. If we aren't cautious this thing will sweep the United States and we will wish we had never come across it.
**Now tell me what you think about these two current events or share a current event and your thoughts on it.
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Okay so here I am (the one with the big pink circle around her head) in 7th grade as a cheerleader. Let me tell you, I loved it!! Those were some of the best times of my life and I wouldn't give it back for anything. I made friendships, laughed, cried, got injured, injured people and was darn good at being a cheerleader too.
Okay so here's the whole squad!! Some of these girls I have seen, keep in touch with on Facebook (if you want to keep up with me on FB, check out my FB page up on the top right hand column) and some I haven't seen at all. It's very bittersweet, but they were all sweethearts and I am glad to have known them, even if only for a short while.
Here I am again, but in 8th grade this time. You know what? I was the friggin Captain!! Yes, I said it, "The CAPTAIN!" I loved those girls like they were my sisters and I loved leading them as well as learning from them. They voted me in as captain, not because they had to, but because it said something about what they thought about me. Thanks girls, you are all gems!
Here's the whole squad from my 8th grade year. Again some of them I still communicate with, others I have lost touch. However, they all left a place in my heart and I am grateful for it.
So here's to Throwback Thursdays...Cheerleaders Were the Best!!
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Ingredients (all can be adjusted to the amount you need to make, just double for more people or leftovers this recipe will feed 4 people 2 fajitas each):
- 1lb chicken tenders
- 2 packs fajitas mix
- 1 pack pre-cut veggie fajita mix (you can find these in most grocery stores, I have found them in the small one close to home and our local Walmart Supercenter)
- 1 pack fajita size tortilla's
- Place fajita veggie mix into large skillet with 2-3tbsp EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) and saute until tender (about medium to medium high temp. will work)
- While the veggies are sauteing place the chicken tenders on a vented pan sprayed with a little Olive Oil spray and place in the oven at 375 degrees for about 7 minutes (until just about cooked)
- Once the tenders come out, you want to cut them up into chunks just bigger than bite size and place into the pan, put the lid on and leave for about 7 minutes more with the lid on (turning heat down to medium low)
- Once the veggies and chicken have cooked for about 7 minutes, you will use 2 forks to shred the chicken pieces. This should be fairly easy because of the baking process. Then add your fajita mix and proper amount of water (per package instructions) and bring to a boil(this allows the seasoning to thicken). Turn temperature down to low and you are ready to eat.
We like to have salsa and sour cream with ours. So you will place about 3/4 cup filling onto the tortilla, top with salsa and sour cream or any thing you like. You could add diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, shredded cheese.
The wrapping process isn't really set in stone, but I place the filling to one end, bring the opposite end up over the filling and fold both sides in towards the middle.
There you have it a simple, healthy, and quick chicken fajita recipe! If you decide to try it I would love to hear about it. Also, if you have any suggestions or a chicken fajita recipe of your own share it or a link back to your blog for the recipe.