Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Fresh Pea Soup
2 tbsp. unsalted butter
2 c. Chopped leeks, white and green parts (2 leeks)
1 c. Chopped yellow onion
4 c. Chicken stock/broth
5 c. Fresh or frozen peas (2- 10 oz. Packages frozen peas)
2/3 c. Chopped fresh mint
2 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Pepper
1/2 c. Sour cream
1/2 c. Chopped chives
Heat butter in large pot, add leeks and onion, cook over medium heat for 5-10 min. Until onion is tender. Add chicken stock, increase heat to high and bring to boil. Add peas and cook for 3-5 min. Until peas are tender. Off the heat add mint, salt and pepper. Puree soup in batches. Whisk in sour cream and chives for seasoning.
Butternut Squash Soup
5 tbsp. Butter
6 c. Cubed butternut squash (about one butternut squash)
1 c. Dark brown sugar
2 granny smith apples peeled, cored and chopped (2 c.)
5 c. Water
1 c. Apple cider
1 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Dried sage leaves
1/4 tsp. Ground cloves
2/3 c. Heavy cream
2/3 c. Sour cream
1/8 tsp. Nutmeg for garnish
Melt butter in large pot over medium-high heat. Sauté squash and brown sugar, until slightly softened, 15 min. Add apples, water, cider, salt, cinnamon, sage and cloves and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until apples are tender. 30 min. Cool slightly. Working in batches, puree soup in blender. Return soup to pot and stir in heavy cream. When ready to serve top each bowl with 1 tbsp. Sour cream. Dust with nutmeg.
2 oz. Unsalted butter
1 1/4 lbs. Yellow onions, thinly sliced (4 c.)
3 ribs celery, chopped (1 c.)
1 bay leaf
3 tbsp. Chopped garlic
10 c. Chicken stock/broth
2 lbs. Turnips, peeled and diced
1/4 c. Heavy cream
4 oz. Diced ham or bacon
Melt the butter in 6qt. Stock pot over medium-heat. Add onions and celery. Season with salt and pepper, stirring until vegetables are soft and lightly golden, about 8 min. Add bay leaf and garlic, stirring for 2 min. Add the stock and turnips and bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium simmer, uncovered until turnips are very soft and mixture is thick and creamy, about 1 hour. Remove soup from heat. Discard bay leaf. Puree soup in batches, slowly add cream. Reason the soup. In a small sauté pan, over medium heat, render the ham until crispy. Remove and drain on paper towels and set aside. Garnish soup with ham when served.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Whole wheat pancakes, No yeast wheat bread, Sweet rice
Hopping John black eyed peas and rice
Tips/substitution ideas shared: page one and page two.
Safety in cooking beans websites recommended by Sister Kearns: click here and here.
For more info see:
from the church.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Our RS Food Storage Activity will be held on
Thursday October 14, 2010 at 7pm
Food Storage 101
what to store and how much to store by Sis. Anne Borgholthaus
Look for the sign up sheets at church. Please let us know if you will need to bring young children so we can prepare the children's class.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
This is a great video please watch the following:
what is reporting your visiting teaching?
A visit in the home--- A phone call--- A letter in the mail--- or None. These are all ways I receive reports but it doesn't tell me how each sister is really doing or what the needs are for each individual sister so we can know and pray for ways to help them.
We need you to report. We appreciate you seeking out your sisters that you are assigned to and fulfilling your assignments. We care about your efforts and what you find out about each sister. I myself or the presidency or the visiting teaching coordinator can not do all the visits by our selves. We need you. What you do is so vital to the program of Relief Society. It is such a great privilege to have a great obligation given to us by the lord to take care of one another. It is also very important to report back on how they are doing. It should be a detailed report of what is going on in there lives, what issues they may be having, sickness, loss, loneliness, also celebrations or announcements. It is just as important letting me know what you and your companion have prayed to know what or how to help or fix the situation. It is not to just report and forward on the issue but let us know what you have done to be involved.
Lately I was told of how one companionship heard of a sister's bad health which they are assigned. They went right over and express sincere worry and interest gave of there own personal health experience and gave great comfort and an interest in her well being. What a great example of care and help to that sister. And then to let me know of the situation and what they did to help. That is visiting teaching.
I know you are so capable of doing your callings and assignments. I know you take care of your sweet sisters. We need to hear about it. We need to know what is going on in our ward so we can pray specifically for you and your visiting teachees and to forward this on to the bishop-- for he is the father of our ward and has great power to help us.
Sisters I love each of you! YOU make our ward great! YOU are blessing us everyday with your fulfilling your duties! I love you very much!!! You special daughters of our Heavenly Father here in Paxtuent ward!!!!
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Check out our Slightly Bookish blog for the latest book club information. We will be meeting at Sister Trudy Bainter's home for our September book group discussion. Hope to see you there. Feel free to check out the book group blog and comment even if you can't attend the discussion.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
If ye are prepared ye shall not fear. D&C 38:30
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Where do I begin?
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http://www.hotcouponworld.com Email registration required: FREE!!! (Make yourself ANONYMOUS giving as little personal information as you can).
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http://www.thegrocerygame.com Membership FEE: Requires credit card for registration: 4-week Trial for $1, thereafter pay $10 (1 store) - $15 (2 stores). When you sign up you receive a list of up to two stores in your area every 8 weeks (Las Cruces stores are Albertsons and Walgreen’s). You can cancel anytime.
Find blogs w/in blogs!!!
PREVIEW COUPONS (SUNDAY INSERTS: Smart Source, Red Plum, and Proctor & Gamble)
Where can I get coupon inserts?
SUBSCRIBE TO LOCAL SUNDAY PAPER
Family, Friends, Neighbors, Co-workers
ONLINE PRINTABLE COUPON SITES (most require email registration)
“All You” found exclusively at Wal-Mart
ONLINE CLIPPING SERVICES
Email or call favorite Manufacturers (compliment a product request a coupon)
-Check expiration dates and limitations!!!
-Keep eye out for double/triple coupons (Albertson’s, Lowe’s Foods, and occasionally Kmart)
-Gather multiples of coupons; keep in folders by Sunday date
-Don’t always use coupons fast, you may find a better deal a few weeks/months later!
-You can always get paid (MAIL IN REBATES!!!) Rite Aid.
-Find offers in weekly coupon inserts, on “peelies”, and tear pads in stores or other online offers noted by others in blogs or coupon forum websites listed above).
-Stock up when sales are HOT!!! You determine how much you will pay per item!
-Get a rain check if items are out of stock from that weeks sales!!!
-Trade with others; Have a coupon party/group!!!
-Subscribe to store websites for additional in-store coupon savings (Food Lion, Giant).
-Combine these coupons with manufacturer coupons! Target, BJ’s, Rite Aid, and Walgreens also allow you to combine savings!!!
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Fun Book Club News
We have our own blog: Slightly Bookish
The blog will be a place we can talk about books together. Check it out!
If you would like to join the book club, contact Sis Liz Kissel or just join us for our next book discussion. The blog is open to anyone who would like to read along with us even if you can't make it out to the book discussions.
Also we will be reading Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery next. Our book discussion will be Tuesday August 17 @ 7pm at Debby Mitchell's home.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Sister Gupta worked on baby blankets. We now have 11 blankets to donate to a local hospital.
Sister Mattingly and Sister Battaglia worked on birthday cards to be sent to sisters in our ward.
Sis Evensen and Sis Kissel are ready to begin etching their casserole dishes.
Sister Kissel has her name stencil in place.
Sister Evensen placing her stencil carefully on her dish
Ready to etch
Sister Martines begins work on her casserole dish.
Monday, May 31, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Creative Casseroles taught by Sis Whipple
Glass Casserole Etching taught by Sis Kearns
Bring your own casserole dish
$4.00 for your name stencil and etching cream
Wood Photo Blocks taught by Sis Henrichsen
Bring your own photos
Mitered Edge Baby Blankets taught by Sis McGlynn
These blankets will be donated to a local hospital
I Spy Bags taught by Sis Evensen
Bring your own felt or fleece, treasures to go inside, and poly pellets (We will have some available for purchase)
Crochet Edging for baby blankets and burp cloths taught by Sis Young
We will also have a table set up for creating birthday cards that will be sent to sisters in our ward.
Monday, March 22, 2010
Stake Temple Day of Service and Sacrifice. We will continue to build upon the incredible successes of the last three years in this year-long effort.
- Our stake goals for the temple day are:
- Increase by 5% the number of current recommend holders in each unit.
- Increase to 90% the number of MPH leaders set apart as veil workers in each unit.
- Increase to 10% of current recommend holders the number of members set apart as ordinance workers in each unit.
- Participation in the temple day by at least 800 endowed stake members.
- Completion of at least 2000 family file endowments.
- Increase to 75% the number of current recommend holders attending the 7th floor Priesthood Assembly Room session.
- Our stake goals for endowed members are:
- Prepare at least one family file name and complete the baptism, confirmation and PH ordinations prior to the temple day.
- Complete the endowment for that person during the temple day.
- Complete two additional endowments during the temple day (one personal family file and two others for a minimum of three endowment sessions per person).
- Attend the 7th floor Priesthood Assembly Room session.
- High Priest Group Leaders (HPGL) are responsible for leading this effort year around.
- HPGLs provide regular oversight of family history centers located in their buildings.
- Family history work to support our stake temple day should be underway year around.
- HPGLs should work closely with unit family history consultants and unit mission leaders to ensure all new converts and reactivated members prepare at least a few family names and then personally complete baptisms for the dead during the stake excursion and capitalize on unit FHC workshops and temple baptism trips.
- Collect and report temple metrics as directed to the assistant stake clerk.
- Apply the commitment pattern to every adult member in every unit as follows:
- Prepare them for the temple day experience through instruction and personal witness
- Invite them to prepare themselves to serve in the temple this year
- During October-May, focus on the following:
- Divide up, among the five organizations listed above, all unendowed males and females, and endowed members without current recommends and invite them as follows: “On behalf of the stake president, we invite you to prepare yourself to serve in the House of the Lord in August by attending a temple preparation class…”
- Ensure every adult referenced above is personally invited by the end of May to prepare and participate in the temple excursion
- Personally invite all endowed members with a current recommend from May through July
- Commit all worthy members to prepare at least one family name to take to the temple; complete their baptism, confirmation and ordination in advance; complete their endowment during the temple day; complete two other endowments that day; attend the 7th floor meeting
- Provide them a “dance card” with their specific assignments
- Remind them of their assignments a day or two before the temple day
- Follow-up afterward to assess performance as a unit
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
We had a progressive dinner.
Brother Borgholthaus was our priesthood holder in attendance. Thanks for supporting us Bro. Borgholthaus!
The first course was salads served in the Primary room.
Sisters had to find the table that had their birthday month. It was fun to get to chat with sisters born in the same month.
Their were lots of yummy salads to eat and we played a RS Trivia quiz.
Next, we moved to the cultural hall.
Our second course was pasta dishes.
In this room, sisters had to find the table that had the last digit of the year of their birth.
There were baskets of random objects on each table and as we ate, we picked an object and then would have to figure out how that object related to Relief Society. For example, a highlighter: Relief Society is like a highlighter because it helps me see the important things in my life.
Then we moved to the Relief Society room for dessert. Sisters had brought in baby pictures and they were on display. We had fun trying to figure out which baby picture belonged to each sister.