Thursday, January 31, 2013

Saving Thyme - Thursday's Pinterest Recipe Review

Do you pin recipes you rarely make? I do. But for you and me, for us, I'm committing to trying a new Pinterest recipe every week. You'll find a review posted here every Thursday as "Saving Thyme".  How will you benefit?
  • It takes time to make new recipes. Time is precious. Let's use our time for easy, delicious recipes!
  • It takes money to buy different ingredients you may never use again
  • "Saving Thyme" will save you time and money. 
Thursday, January 31, 2013. I made Lasagna Soup. Recipe adapted from "a farmgirl's dabbles".  Here are my modifications to Brenda's recipe.

  1. I didn't duplicate the basil. I used the dried basil but replaced the fresh basil with Italian Parsley. (yum)
  2. I omitted the Parmesan Cheese from the cheesy yum. If I smell it, I won't eat it!
  3. I used gluten free lasagna noodles.
The lasagna soup was beautiful in the bowl. The taste was super rich and incredible. Tammy's Taste stats
1 =save your time, 2 =try if you got the goods, 3 =just so-so, 4 =close to Mom's and 5 =grab a recipe card

Photo Credit

Lasagna Soup deserves a recipe card for taste alone. I rate the preparation of the recipe as a (3) where 1=kid proof, 2=easy, 3=worth the time, 4=difficult and 5=enroll in culinary school. The recipe has many ingredients and takes about an hour to make from start to plate.

 Godere! Enjoy in Italian...

The soup slides down so easy! Garlic Bread complements this Italian favorite. The dish is perfect for a cold afternoon, a sure hit for game day and the leftovers will taste better than when first cooked.  Make it a day ahead to save even more time!

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Loving Lasagna Soup,
The Happy Handicap

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Easy Creative Cooking

Every day I challenge myself to create exciting and different meals for my husband and me.  I love to make homemade french fries. Today, I fried broccoli (without breading). The taste was unique and interestingly good. The regurgitation I'm experiencing...

Monday, January 28, 2013

The Decision Tree: "Leafing Me Sappy"

Are you faced with decisions? Really, is that even a question? We all face minor, major and everyday decisions...even when we don't want to!

Life comes with built-in decision making abilities. Decisions -- a means to an end. If you take the ring, you're getting married soon. If you get an education degree, watch out students! If you stop taking birth control, chances are you'll get pregnant and maybe have not one baby but twins! Compounding the decision, you have to "decide" you're ready for the results of your decisions. Knowing the outcome of all decisions should be as simple as peeing on a stick.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Small Space, Big Organization

Do you scour magazines or websites dreaming of an organized laundry room/closet combination? Frustrated with the elaborate large spaces that would cost a fortune? Secretly, you know an average person's closet isn't "that" organized and "that" neat! Recently I had the opportunity to remodel my laundry room/closet. I designed the layout of my 10'x10' room, a mere 100 square feet, into a highly organized, functional space. The

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Chicken Pot Pie Surprises

The truth about me and chicken pot pie. I am 49 years old and until yesterday, my deprived taste buds never enjoyed the delicious, savory taste of chicken pot pie. I try to make new dishes on a regular basis. The same boring dishes make for some awkward mealtimes even with family and friends. But, honestly

Sunday, January 20, 2013

How to use Tea Tree Oil to Kill Mold in your Clothes

Do you use fabric softener for the freshness or the softness? I sometimes pull my clothes from the dryer and say "Wow! Feel how feathery soft." I always pull my clothes from the dryer with both nostrils anticipating the wafting of the glorious scent of Gain! I love to pull my clothes from my closet or a drawer with the freshness still lingering days after washing. Do you? I happened upon, by accident, a way to "lock in" the luxury of a lavish smell weeks after laundry day.  Introduce an inexpensive staple needed in every laundry room

Friday, January 18, 2013

Snow Day in a Small Town

Photo: Lines are backing up and the cash registers are singing at Ingles!!!

I live in a small southern town. The population of Murray County, GA as of 2011-- 39,557. We rarely see snow. You can imagine the whole town's excitement when the weatherman says "SNOW"! We start hoping for schools to close and flood the grocery stores for milk and bread. This pic from yesterday when the National Weather Service in Peachtree City Atlanta issued a Winter Storm Warning for our area. This may not look like a crowd to you but when we find ourselves two buggy

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

How to Create A Musical Reception Theme

Last week I faced the task of creating a stylish yet savvy, collegiate senior reception for my daughter. Sloane, the baby girl, "control fanatic" has a difficult time trusting me. Our final conversation included me asking "What colors do you want?" and her saying "Black and White". My final, final words on the subject "I don't start a project to fail. Chill out!" Our first stop, the florist. I told our floral artist "We don't want the flowers to look better than the food." He said with a swish of his head and an expert smirk

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Free Space, Free Mind

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2013 Global Women's Ministry Expo

Global Women’s Ministry Expo Will Train, Connect & Empower Women's Ministry Leaders


The 2013 Women's Ministry Expo offers training, connections and fresh ideas for  women's ministry leaders worldwide via its interactive online program.

PRLog (Press Release) – January 4, 2013 – The first ever global Women’s Ministry Online Expo is scheduled for Friday, January 11, 2013 featuring 24 trainers, idea generators and worship leaders plus Facebook and Twitter party hostesses and blog partners.