Category Archives: Family

Memory Monday – Trick-Or-Treating

Happy Halloween!  It’s Beggar’s Night in our area.  The night for kids to dress up in costume and wander all about town, knocking on doors, and collecting as much candy as they can in the usual 2-hour time frame set for the yearly event.

I’ve written previously about my memories of Halloween costumes. You can find that post here. This time, I thought I’d share some trick-or-treating memories.

To be honest, I don’t recall much about trick-or-treating but there is one thing that sticks out most in my mind.  It’s my Grandma’s little notebook and pencil.

You see, every year we’d start out our trick-or-treating adventure at my grandparent’s house.  They’d want to see my brother’s and my costumes.  Every year my grandma would keep a tally of how many kids would stop by their house for treats.  At the end of the night, she could tell you how the night’s total compared to previous years.

Before we could go on our own, my brother and I would get impatient waiting for our parents to quit chatting with our grandparents.  My cousins usually stopped then too so aunts and uncles added to the conversation.  Us kids didn’t want to talk. We wanted to go. Their conversation was cutting into our treat collecting time!

When I got older and could go trick-or-treating with a group of friends I still remember hitting grandma and grandpa’s house early in the night… and I still remember Grandma adding a mark on her tally sheet for me and each of my friends.

What trick-or-treating memories do you have?

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Easy Chicken & Biscuits

If you’re looking for an easy comfort food recipe idea for your family this is it.

I call it a recipe idea because you can mix, match, and substitute ingredients depending on what you like.  The ingredients listed here are what we used in the video below and will get you started.

What we used:

1 tube of refrigerator biscuits

3 cups cooked chicken – you’ll find the post mentioned in the video here.

1 bag frozen veggies

2 small cans cream of chicken soup

1 can of mushroom pieces and stems

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup water

Seasoning Salt, onion powder, garlic powder

What you do:

Bake the biscuits according to the package directions.

Cook the frozen veggies in the microwave while you warm the chicken in a large skillet.  Then add the veggies to the skillet, stir in the soup, and sour cream.  Add the spices.  Serve over biscuits.

It would also be good over cooked rice, noodles, or even toast.

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Weekly Verse – Family Meals

Busy schedules and a dining room still cluttered from recently painting and redecorating our youngest daughter’s room have prevented our family from eating together, all around the table, for a while.

The good news is we were able to do it twice today! We enjoyed a great time celebrating our Church’s 160th Anniversary and then came home for brunch.

There was a potluck at Church but we opted out.  I love Church potluck’s but they aren’t the safest thing when you have a kid with a peanut/tree nut allergy.

So, after Church, we headed home, did some picking up around the house, and enjoyed brunch and each other’s company while dining on cinnamon rolls, scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns, coffee, and juice. 

It reminded me that there’s nothing quite like a good meal around a table with family!

After brunch, we did more picking up and cleaning.  Even though we were all stuffed I know each of us was looking forward to supper… lasagna and garlic bread!  It’s a favorite meal in our house.

It was great… and once again, so was the conversation!

Two wonderful family meals and a joyful celebration at Church led to this week’s Bible verse: 1 Corinthians 10:31 (NIV).

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

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