Western Mac

Well, (sigh) I gave in to my Micky D cravings and bought a chicken club with fries and coke.

Man…it was sheer exquisite Heaven. 

I realized that when you are extra famished everything tastes better and I mean everything.

Well, I decided to try that recipe from my friend and my daughter is already dying to eat it.  Nothing like a famished hormonal teenager on our hands.

She is always a food critic so I will have a pretty reliable source when it comes to yeah or nay. 

I think I will take the casserole with me tomorrow.  Some people at work think I don’t cook…(Can always make this dish for our next potluck). I may mix it up a bit and create a Texmex mix and use taco seasoning and crumpled tortilla chips and garnish with sharp cheddar cheese.

(OH BABY!)

I can (when motivated) love exploring in the kitchen with new recipes.  I have a guinea pig to experiment try all these new things on…and it isn’t me.

Recipes

A friend of mine sent me these and I am going to make a valient effort to make these this week:

Western Mac and Cheese 

1 box mac n cheese

1 lb ground beef

1/2 cup celery chopped

1/4 cup green pepper chopped

1/4 c onion chopped

2 cups corn or mixed veggies

1  6 oz can tomato paste

1/2 cup water

1 tsp saltdash pepper 

Prepare mac n cheese normally. Brown ground beef, clery green pepper and onion, stir in corn or mixed veggies, tomato paste, wter salt and pepper. Add mac n cheese, mix well bake at 350 for 15-20 mins.  

Crock Pot Chicken and Rice Casserole 

1 can cream of chicken soup

1 can of cream of celery soup

1 can of cream of chicken soup

4-6 large chicken breast

1/2 cup diced celery optional

2 cups Minute Rice 

Mix in crock pot the 3 cans of soup and rice. Place the chicken on top of the mixture, then add the diced celery. Cook for 3 hrs n high or 4 hrs on low. Makes 4-6 servings.  

Beef and noodle casserole 

8 oz wide egg noodles

1 lb ground beef

1 c. chopped onion

2 cans 10 oz each, stewed tomatoes

2 tsp chili powder

2 tsp salt

1 cup shredded chedder 

Preheat oven to 375. Cook noodles in 3 qt water and 1 tsp salt. In large skillet, brown meet and onion, stir in tomatoes, chili powder, and salt. Heat well Combine with noodles, place mixture in casserole dish. Sprinkle with cheese, and bake 20 mins.  Easy Tuna Casserole1 can tuna1 box mac n cheese1 can peas1 can cream of mushroom soup Cook Mac n cheese according to box. Mix all ingredients together in casserole dish, bake a 350 for 30 mins. You may sprinkle some potato chips on it if desired.   

(Good eatin’s) 

Make up and the “older” women…

What I have noticed is that sometimes women will “overdo” it on the makeup angle.  Now this faux pax can be seen in the younger and older generations. I have found now as I grow older that less is more…. It seems to me that a woman’s natural beauty is emphasized naturally as she ages.  I always admire women who are able to look stunning with little effort. 

Websites:http://www.beautysurvival.com/Beyond40/beyond40-steps.htmlhttp://www.marykay.com/skincare/default.aspx

Do positive thoughts (attitude) bring about positive outcomes?

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No law of physics here but it seems to me that if you were to compare a positive person against a negative…whose life is happier and whose dreams are more fulfilled?

My sister wants me to read a book entitled The Secret.  I have heard about it…wasn’t sure if I wanted to read it because it seemed kind of “out there” for me but hey…I am open minded enough to explore this avenue and see if anything in there fits my own philosphy.

According to a book review done by Tim Challies informs us that:

The law of attraction, which Byrne says is the most powerful law in the universe, states that people experience the logical manifestations of their predominant thoughts, feelings, and words. This gives people direct control over their lives. A person’s thoughts (whether conscious or unconscious) and feelings bring about corresponding positive or negative manifestations. Positive thoughts bring about positive manifestations while negative thoughts bring about negative manifestations. The theory is very simple. Because it is an absolute law, the law of attraction will always respond to your thoughts no matter what they are. Thus your thoughts become things. You are the most powerful power in the universe simply because whatever you think about will come to be. You shape the world that exists around you. You shape your own life and destiny through the power of your mind.

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I believe to a certain extent that we human beings can determine our own destinies, however I also believe in Fate.  But if we attempt to live our lives in a manner that is in sync to what we want for ourselves and at the same time helping others, I think our lives and this world would definitely be a better place to live.

Websites:

http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Rhonda-Byrne/dp/1582701709

http://www.challies.com/archives/book-reviews/book-review-the-36.php