Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Ham & Cheese Pockets.....and more.

I seriously struggle with ideas for dinner. I have to keep it in my carb range and still make sure my hubby gets enough to eat too. Mark usually only eats breakfast and dinner. He goes to school all day and doesn't stop to eat. I wish I could do that.... I always tease him and ask if he has a hump like a camel....He doesn't laugh :-)

So, I went in search of budget friendly recipes and found this one. I used lunch meat ham from the store and Swiss cheese.....

Ham & Cheese Pocket Recipe

  • 1 tube refrigerated biscuits {we used Jumbo Flaky, Walmart brand}
  • Sliced Ham
  • Swiss Cheese, shredded
  • 1 egg white to seal the biscuits
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter for brushing on the top {optional}
  • Sprinkle of oregano {optional}
  1. Slice ham and shred cheese, set aside (any ham, any cheese)
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  3. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray
  4. Flatten out biscuits with your fingers, until about double in size
  5. Lay ham on one side of biscuit, add some cheese
  6. Lightly brush egg white on one side of biscuit, fold over and seal with fork dipped in egg white
  7. Lightly brush on melted butter and sprinkle with oregano {optional}
  8. Bake for about 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown

    They are 12 carbs each...which means I could eat 2 and still have fruit with my dinner....So, we carrots, bananas, and grapes for dinner.

    I accidently bought grapes with seeds....and I just have to say... not my favorite.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend

I am so grateful when I get a break from work. I love three day weekends that I get to spend in my craft room and play, play, play!

This weekend I made two Father's Day cards. I had a blast.

I used the Jillibean Soup "Macho Nacho Soup" Paper that has several rows of ties in all different styles! So, fun! There is also a coordinating sheet that has vintage televisions...So, it was perfect for my father-in-law's card. He will attend church in the morning hence the ties...and then when he gets home he can kick up his feet an relax! So fun. I will post a picture of the card after Father's day, so as not to spoil his surprise.....!!!

I also found cute tie brads at the eyelet outlet and they matched so perfectly!

Tomorrow is memorial day and I so excited to get to go watch my dad in a parade. My dad is in the local chapter of the Marine Corps League and he loves to march and serve in the league. This will be the first time I get to see him in a parade because it is actually on a Monday and not Sunday!

I promise to post pictures later.

~Thanks for stopping by~



Thursday, May 23, 2013

It seems like forever!!!!

It seems like forever since I have written on my blog. Some people may think I have abandoned it! Not so!

It has been a hard couple of months. On February 1st, 2013, Mark and I realized that I had not had a menstrual cycle in awhile. In fact it had been since Thanksgiving! Whoops! I thought I had the flu in December because I was so tired and achy.

It wasn't until my birthday that I realized that I hadn't had a cycle in January so, Mark got me a test and we found out that we were expecting! Holy Cow!

Unfortunately, we lost the baby a short three weeks later. We were just one week from finding out the sex of the baby. I was heartbroken. I still have a box of items I bought for our sweet little one.

I think the only solace I have is that I will be able to see that baby again. I just have a to continue on the right path and keep my covenants I made in the temple.

I am not going to lie. I cry daily about the loss. I know that many people may feel that I shouldn't, but for me...I never thought there was even a small chance of being a mother and when that small chance turned into a reality and then was taken just as left me devastated.

I am grateful to my class of 6th graders,  with out them I don't think I would have made it through. One of my students who I cant name, has helped me so much. I don't think he will ever know how much! He is the reason I got into education in the first place. His smile and big heart helps me daily. I know he has a family that loves him, but I am grateful to share in that love as well. He comes into my class daily and talks to me about his life, he jokes and plays daily, and he gives me hugs that heal all my wounds.

If I never get to have my own children, I will have the cherished memory of the kids in my 6th grade class.

OK! Enough of the sad stuff!

March was pretty good and April even better! I have so many pictures to share too! Stay tuned as I get caught up!