Friday, January 29, 2010


Here is my first project that I plan on completing. When I first saw this on Etsy, I just HAD to try it for Kaidi's room and for my laundry room and for Christmas time and for EVERYTHING!
How cute is that? Now if I can only make mine look that cute!
Last weekend, Gregg and I went around our new house and picked up any scrap wood that we could use. He is planning on building a shooting house and a dog house, all I wanted was little 3-6 inch 2x4's that I could do this cute project with. I now have a box full of "cut-offs" and we went to Wal-mart and I picked up some decoupage glue and now all I need is sandpaper and scrapbook paper. Maybe a little bit of tulle or ribbon and I should be good to go! Hope to get back with you in a few weeks with the finished project! :)

Sausage Crescent Pie

I made this up last night and put it in the fridge so I could put it on this morning while I was in the shower and it would be ready when I got out. This is another "Gregg's Fav." I really don't know what the name of it is, so I just decided to make one up. The first time we had this was at my brother and sister-in-law's house back in May. Gregg had a bank conference in Birmingham so the twins and I went with him and after his conference was over, we headed to Ardmore, Alabama to visit with my brother and his family. Heather, his wife, made this for us the morning that we left and I swear Gregg nearly ate the entire dish on his own. It's quite easy. Here is what you need:
1 lb of pork sausage
1/2 block of cream cheese (I believe that is 4 oz)
1 can of crescent rolls.

Ok, So what you do is brown your sausage in a pan, drain and then mix it up with the cream cheese. (you want the cream cheese to be soft, makes it much easier to mix).
Set this aside and spray a square baking dish, or cookie sheet with cooking spray. Spread half the crescent rolls in the dish kind of like this
Then you will want to spread a thin layer across the crescent rolls of the sausage/cream cheese spread like this:

Once you spread that evenly, layer the other half of the crescent rolls across the top of it and pinch it around the edges to from a pie type edge.

Pop that in a 375 degree preheated oven for 12 minutes and you are good to go!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Easy Potato Soup

Tonight we will be having a delicious "crockpot classic"
Easy Potato Soup
I found this recipe in a cookbook that offers crockpot meals for 5 ingredients or less called Fix It and Forget It. I have tried several recipes in this book and have either put an X by them if they were horrible or a star by them if they were worth cooking again. This meal only takes 4-5 hours so it is something that you can put on during your lunch break for a delicious warm meal when you get off work or before church Sunday morning so you don't have to eat-out for Sunday Lunch. My husband particularly LOVES this recipe and he is actually the one who put it on today since I work out of town. Here is the recipe.

1- 2lb bag of frozen hashbrown potatoes
3 c. Chicken Broth
salt and pepper (to your liking)

Put that all in a crockpot and stir well. Let that cook on high for 4 hours.
After the 4 hours of cooking, mash the potatoes up real well. Then add
2 c. Cheddar Cheese
3 c. milk

Stir well and allow that to cook for 45 minutes or until the cheese melts.
It is a great soup that will please anyone! :) We always add a jar of real bacon bits right before serving, makes it that much better! Hope you enjoy! :)