Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Halfway done and stuff

Yesterday morning I asked the kids what they might like for dinner. In half a second Madi spoke up and requested Cheese Chicken. So last night when she smelled it baking she was happy. When I first got out of the Air Force I used my medical skills and got a job working at Spokane Orthopedic and Fracture Clinic...this is when we were stationed up in Washington state. I worked with the sweetest lady named Nancy and this is who shared this favorite family recipe with me.

Cheese Chicken

4 chicken breasts
2 cans cream of chicken soup
2 TBSP butter
2c. grated cheddar

mix soup and cheese in baking dish
lay chicken in mixture
top with sliced butter

Bake 350 for 1 1/2 hours
Serve over rice

I have been doing so much sewing lately my paper crafts had been forgotten. So last week I had my paper fix and made some cards. The cool stamp I used is from Studio Calico. For the last few months I have ordered Studio Calico's kit of the month and LOVE them.
Well we have made it halfway through Steve's deployment to Iraq. He has done 1 tour in Afghanistan and is now on his 3rd tour in Iraq but this is the worst one as far as getting to talk to my guy. He has a satellite phone in his office but that is a hunk of junk! No DSN phone near him so we have to pay for phone cards...okay but the stupid PX over there is out of them...can you believe that. So I need to go buy some phone cards to mail him but right now it doesn't make me feel better because it's going to take at least 10 days for him to get them. We have only talked 4 times since he has left. But I am doing okay. I can't believe we are halfway done! My lifesaver has been my crafts. I have totally immersed myself in my favorite crafts and have accomplished so much these last few months. So thanks to all those wonderful crafty blogs out there for sharing so many wonderful ideas and motivating me!!!


Rambling Girl said...

Oh goodness this sounds so yummy...I am so going to make it this weekend and will link back to you.

Your cards are amazing again.

So sorry you have not been able to talk to hubby much this time around. I know time will be here before you know it.

Sent you my email with address on it today.

Thanks as always Jeni!

Brittany said...

This recipe sounds delish! My MIL is going through chemo treatments right now and I have been making a dish each week for her. I am running out of ideas and don't like taking the same thing, so this one is going to be added to my list! Thanks!

Nicole said...

Your cards are adorable. I hear ya on the whole paper crafts thing, if fact I've sold most of my stamps and stuff on e-bay, I think I'm just too in to digital, besides it's less mess. That chicken dish looks so good, and I think my kids would like it. I'll have to give it a try!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

This looks like a perfect meal for kids, and easy enough for me! :) I will print this off tomorrow and try it out soon! Thanks for the recipe! :)

The cards look so cute...in my dreams I can make cards like that, but in reality, not so much! :) That is so sad that you have to go so long between phone talks with your husband! That would be so hard! I am so glad to hear though that you are halfway through; that is wonderful! I am praying the last half goes quickly! :)

Amber M. said...

I am DYING to get into my paper stuff. I need to make some teacher cards soon so at least I'll have an excuse.

Hooray for halfway!