Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Moloka'i by Alan Brennert

I read this book back in January and I really liked it.  It was at many times a very sad book.  However, I do highly recommend reading it!

Honey Sesame Chicken

I found this recipe on Pinterst and made it today.  Oh my goodness it was so GOOD.  My husband loved it too!

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken
Recipe adapted from: Baby Center

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (thighs would be fine too)
Salt and pepper
1 cup honey
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup diced onion
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons vegetable oil (could also use olive oil or canola oil)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional - doesn't really add heat, just adds more flavor)
4 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 6 Tablespoons water
Sesame seeds

Season both sides of chicken with lightly with salt and pepper, put into crock pot. In a small bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, oil, garlic and pepper flakes. Pour over chicken. Cook on low for 3-4 hours or on high 1 1/2 – 2 1/2 hours, or just until chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken from crock pot, leave sauce. Dissolve 4 teaspoons of cornstarch in 6 tablespoons of water and pour into crock pot. Stir to combine with sauce. Replace lid and cook sauce on high for ten more minutes or until slightly thickened. Cut chicken into bite size pieces, then return to pot and toss with sauce before serving. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve over rice or noodles.

I got recipe from HERE .

***I didn't return my chicken to pot after I cut it up.  I had a lot of sauce and didn't want it to over power everything so I just spooned it on top of chicken and rice. 

Monday, March 26, 2012

For Family Home Evening we used a lesson from the LDS Living Magazine found here . It was on Fasting and how when you fast you must also pray. I thought it was good for Asher because since he got baptized he has started fasting. I pointed out that if you just don't eat how will Heavenly Father know what you are doing? It was definitely something that I think helped him understand more about why we fast and how we fast. For the game we played PIG, with the basketball hoop.

Monday, March 19, 2012

FHE Idea

For Family Home Evening this week we talked about Prayer and how to improve our personal prayers with our Heavenly Father. I found two really good talks on prayer found HERE and HERE . One of the talks has ideas about what you can do to help improve your prayers and the other one is a story about a time that prayer helped someone. The boys gave good ideas about things that they could pray for and also told about some times that they prayed and it helped them to feel better. A few years ago Asher kept getting scared to go to bed. A few minutes after we would put him to bed he would start yelling for us and then tell us he was scared about fire's and people breaking into our house. This was the time that we really stressed the importance of prayer, we didn't find him any other alternative to his problem, just night after night we kept telling him "ok let's have a special prayer". Sometimes Josh would give him a Father's blessing, but we were very adamant on helping him rely on the Lord. We did not keep the door open or buy a night light or anything like that, we wanted to help him gain a relationship with his Heavenly Father. This went on for a few weeks, maybe even a month but eventually it got less and less until one day we didn't even realize it was over. I truly did not even realize the importance this brought to Asher's life until a few weeks ago when my second son Elijah started having the same thing happen to him, I over heard Asher telling Elijah about how you handle this kind of a thing. Elijah only did this for a few nights and we said special prayers for him too. I am so grateful for this knowledge and that I am able to help my children grow closer to their Heavenly Father.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Pinterest Thursday

 HomeMade Finger Paints

 Discovery Bottles

Quiet Time Bins

 Bike Wash 

Capital and Lowercase Matching

 No Sew Quiet Book

Letter Scavenger Hunt
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