Friday, September 24, 2010


Last night's dinner was good and then came dessert. I decided to try a new recipe...Sopapilla Crunch. The family was glad I did!

I took my tortillas out and cut them in strips...

Heated two good dollops of butter (oh my!) in the skillet...

Placed my tortillas in the pan...
When they begin to puff, flip over. Continue to flip back and forth until desired crispness.

Take out and arrange on a plate...

Poor on Raw Honey...

Be generous with the honey as it adds great flavor.

Sprinkle on some cinnamon sugar (gasp!)...
Add a few scoops of vanilla ice cream ( double gasp!!!)...

Grab that honey and cinnamon sugar once more...drizzle over the ice-cream....and Voila! You have yourself Sopapilla Crunch!!!

Everybody grab a piece and DIG IN!!!*For those of you who know me well...raise your hand if you about had a heart attack knowing I used all that butter and sugar (you know it was killing me!). My kids thought something was wrong with me! :)

Sopapilla Crunch

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes


1 flour tortilla, large

2 tablespoons butter

vanilla ice cream


cinnamon sugar

confectioner's sugar(optional)


1. Cut tortilla into strips of your preference..

2. Melt butter in skillet.

3. Add strips to melted butter on medium to low heat.

4.When tortillas begin to puff flip over.

5. Cook until lightly browned and crispy ( to your likeness) on each side.

6. Arrange cooked strips on a serving plate.

7. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

8. Add vanilla ice cream and top with another drizzle of honey and sprinkle of cinnamon sugar.

9. Serve immediately. ( I precooked the tortillas earlier in the day and they were fine. Probably would be better if served hot.)

My thoughts on this dessert was it was "ok". Everyone else loved it and my husband said it tasted like fried ice-cream. I will most likely make it again as it was very easy and quick. I doubled the recipe but next time I will triple it as it goes quickly.

And NO!!! Zechariah did not get any!!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Dearest Stephanie,

You are a wonderful, talented young lady, with much life ahead of you, Lord-willing.

Our prayer for you on this special day, would be that you would take this next year to stop, in the busyness of life and take time to smell flowers, watch a beautiful sunset, listen to the birds chirp early in the morning. Embrace the life God has given you and live for His glory.

If you were here we would celebrate you with chicken potpie...

and a cherry piewith 19 candles on top!

Happy 19th Birthday Stephanie!!!

We Love You,
Your Family down south in Texas

Sneak Peak...

What are we having for dinner you ask? Or maybe not but I am telling anyways!!!

Amy's Chicken Enchiladas (more like burritos) with a creamy sour cream sauce...( this picture does NOT do it justice)

Green enchiladas...still working on these...

Homemade Guacamole with chips...

Zatarain's Spanish rice...
homemade refined beans..and just for fun, we may add some Mexican music!

For dessert...

YOU will just have to wait till tomorrow and see!!!

We will be eating around 5:30 if anyone wants to join us! All are welcome!!!

Hasta la vista, Baby!!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Dream Come True

Have you ever had a dream that when you woke up you wished it could come true?

Every morning during breakfast I ask the children about their dreams. I enjoy hearing how their little minds work and think in their dreams. Sometimes crazy, sometimes good, they have bad dreams, dreams they call "foolish" because it was something they know God would not be honored with if it were true. Times when they can't remember, and dreams they would love to come true.

This past week, as Kaylyn slept hard and sound, she had a really good dream.

She was so excited about this dream she told me as soon as she woke. And when it was her turn at the breakfast table, she excitedly told her siblings of this great dream.

As I listened again, I decided I wanted to bless my precious daughter and make her dream come true.

So that afternoon, I began working on making it happen.

The girls and I gathered in the kitchen, got out our ingredients and got to work.

First we made dough. Then the girls took some and made shapes for each member in the family.

Each bread stick was made with much care and thought, choosing a shape that would be special to that loved one...

Then on our PIZZA dough, we spread our sauce on...

followed by cheese.

After baking, I let Kaylyn have the honor of cutting the pizza...

We dished it out along with the special shaped bread sticks, gave thanks to the Lord and began eating...

"Our whole family was sitting around the table eating pizza......

(some were playing with their "trucks")

and we were reading a story from 'Story Time with Grandma'. "I see Kaylyn's eyes beaming with excitement as I hug her and tell her..."Sometimes dreams come true!"

It might be a simple dream to others, but it was a big dream come true for Kaylyn!

I was glad to be able to make this dream come true for my loving daughter. She brings much joy to my life and I was glad to be able to bless her in this simple way.

I love you Kaylyn, I pray you have many more dreams come true!

Have you ever had a dream come true?

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I Am Back!

It is hard to believe it has been 3 months since I last blogged! It has been a very busy summer with much going on. Here is a small recap of our summer...

We were blessed to have a visit by my parents...

and my grandmother who stayed for a month...

the reunion of AJ and his daughter given up for adoption 18 years ago

A fun visit from our good friends, the Avants...Hey Taryn! When ya coming back?

Nicole, a good friend, came and stayed a week. We payed her to dress up like a cow with us for Chick-fil-A's free food if you dress like a cow. Though embarrassed, she had fun...right Nicole!!!

We had people stopping in here and there for a quick "hello".

We have traveled to South hometown
to visit family and my god-daughter, Alyssa.

been back to Louisiana a few times, one being for the birth of a good friends son! Welcome Jacob!!!

We have explored a little of Texas and somewhere in there we have cut our grass...

managed to continue to educate our children, spent time in the hospital with Zechariah who had pneumonia, lost a few teeth, and make sure we still had our family devotions.

It has been busy but things are settling down and I hope to be blogging again!