Monday, April 18, 2011

Weekend Rewind

Well it was certainly a low-key weekend for us...which was always the plan with it being the first official tax season free weekend! The deadline of course isn't until today, but thankfully we were able to simply enjoy a LOT of rest & relaxation this weekend!

Friday was dinner & a movie at home. Saturday was work in the morning for me, followed by a whole lot of nothingness during the afternoon. Finally around 3:00, we both got motivated to actually do something productive. I certainly was enjoying, my body gradually becoming one with the recliner but after 3 hours of Yard Crashers on the DIY network, it was time to get up and do something. Hubby headed to the yard to mow, & I headed to Walmart for some groceries.

After we finished up our productivity, we went out on a true date! Dinner, movie, popcorn, the works! We went to Zio's for dinner, I just love that place! and then headed to watch The Lincoln Lawyer. I definitely recommend this movie! We both really enjoyed it.

Sunday was church, lunch, more yardwork, and then small group. We were in charge of dinner this week so I whipped up an easy recipe for chicken & noodles, grabbed a loaf of bread, and topped everything off with brownies. Yum! The chicken & noodles is super easy, but much better if made the day before and then warmed up to serve. I just enjoy it so much better when the flavors all have plenty of time to combine.
The original recipe is from here...and was originally created to be a gift for the holidays--but any time of year will work!

"Dreaming of a White Christmas" Soup in a Jar

Number of servings 8

Preparation Time 10 minutes


1 package Pioneer Country Gravy Mix (2.75 ounces)

2 tbsp chicken bouillon granules

2 tbsp dried minced onion

2 tbsp dried celery flakes

2 tsp dried parsley flakes

3 cups uncooked wide egg noodles or other pasta

Preparation Instructions

1 Pour Pioneer Country Gravy Mix into wide-mouth pint jar. In small bowl, stir together bouillon granules, onion, celery and parsley. Pour into jar to make second layer. Add noodles. Seal with lid.

2 Make a Gift Tag: "Empty contents of jar into a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Add 8 cups water; heat to boiling on high. Reduce heat to medium; add 1 (10-oz.) or 2 (6-oz.) cans cooked and chopped chicken. Cover and simmer for 5 to 6 minutes or until noodles are tender, stirring occasionally. Makes 8 servings.
Hubby & I finished off the evening with a quick walk for Bogey and an annual Easter tradition...dying eggs! Please forgive the shiny face & no was 8:30 on a Sunday night, give a girl a break!

I can't believe Easter is next weekend! This year is seriously flying by!

Hope you all enjoy the week and truly remember the sacrifice that God made for us so long ago! I am so grateful for the hope we have because HE IS RISEN!!!


Lyryn said...

Amen!!!! Love this post. Glad you had such a great weekend!!

Llama said...

How fun! I am so jealous that I didn't color any eggs this easter! boo hooo!