Carlsbad 3rd Relief Society Sisters 2012

                                                          Debbie                                                             Pam


Beka                                                 Marci                                    Johnene      

Debbie                                                   Ciera                                                   Celina

Kim                                                        Wendy                                        

Shelly                                            Elan                                                     Jean

 Ann                                                       Teresa                                          Jeanne                            

Julia                                                             Avis                                                  Valarie

Carol                                                      Suzi                                           
Judy                                                 Barbara                                        Maxine                               
 Lorinda                                              Jean                                        Barbara                                                         

                                        Sherri                                                                       Lauren
                                  Jeri                                           Lauren

Elizabeth                                     Anita                                Natalie                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Jessica                                                    Cristina                                                Jordin
Bonnie                                                                             Elizabeth                                                                                   
Kati                                                                                  Wilma                                                                     

 Nicole                                                    Heather                                         Kim

 J.C.                                                       Sandy                                          Melissa

            Angela                                          Kim                                                   Erin
Jean                   Yvette                                   Kelly
                                  Denise                                            Susan                                            
   Sandra                       Candance                           Deana
Jennifer                                                            Anastacia                                                                       
Carolyn                                                                        Dawn

Kathy                                                 Lillian                                                               Carolyn
Ann                      Lisa                           Jana
Tina                                    Judy                                                        Kitty                                                      

              Gina                                    Susan                                                                          
June                              Eileen                                  Elisa                                
Heidi                                             Janet                                               Sue                          
Chocolate Coma Brownies

                  If you like chocolate…. and your family doesn’t. DO NOT MAKE THESE.

That was just a warning that I didn’t really mean. Well, kind of. Because I’m not sure if you will love me or hate me after your chocolate overdose

These brownies are…. perfect. Seriously. They are crazy good. And once you know how I make them, you may just jump up and down, screaming and clapping and hugging every neighbor on the street. Now here is the secret: serve them cold. They are good room temperature – but they are an entirely different experience cold.
These are quite possibly going to become your new party dessert dish that you have to take – they always get a positive reaction out of folks. Can you see how incredibly dense and moist these are?  A guy at work calls them the chocolate bricks.  I thought about calling them that.  You should make them.  Today.  If you aren’t on a diet.    So this is what you need…. ready? 2 packages of BETTY CROCKER brownie mix and 1 of her frostings

Make them according to the package directions.
Then add 3/4 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips and 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
(and use good chocolate)
Then bake in a 9 x 13 pan according to the THICKEST instructions on the back. You want these thick. It does something amazing to the consistency when they are thick and baked just right.
Then cool, frost, and then refrigerate.
                                               Then go into a chocolate coma.

                                     Chicken Salad Sandwiches

This is one of those crowd pleasing recipes that you can make for all sorts of occasions.

And I have. Family parties, showers, when you are taking dinner to a neighbor, when you are having a busy week and need dinner to be easy but still thoughtful…. It seriously makes life easier because you can just pull this out of the fridge and feed an army. Super easy to make… and super easy to serve… and super yummy to eat… this sandwich is such a keeper. Here it is:

Chicken Salad

4 chicken breasts

4 celery stalks, diced

3 green onions, diced

1 Apple, diced

1 cup of grapes, each grape cut in half

3/4 cup cashews (0ptional)

1 cup mayo (I use light)
2 tsp dijon mustard

2 tsp apple cider vinegar

1 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp pepper
1. Poach the 4 chicken breasts by placing in pot, completely covering in water, and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, and cook on a high temperature until cooked through (15 to 20 minutes) 2. Shred the chicken and refrigerate 2. In a large bowl add the shredded chicken, celery, onions, apple, grapes and cashews (optional) 3. In a smaller bowl, mix the mayo, mustard, apple cider vinegar, curry and pepper 4. Add the dressing to the chicken mixture and mix well 5. Refrigerate for a few hours to let the flavors blend (or overnight – I think it is better the next day) 6. Serve on buns

                   BANANANANANA Bread

                               Amazing Banana Bread!

I don’t think I will ever try another Banana Bread recipe.

                                                               This is deluxe stuff

 You know those moments when you bake or cook something – and it is so good – and then you tweak it a little a few more times until you say – ok! That’s it! This is a keeper. And you just know that you will make that recipe time and time again forever more. You know those times?

Well – this is one of those times. My husband LOVES this banana bread. And THAT is what it is Bananananana bread. No one will mistake it when they try it. It is Banana-y and because of that, it is SO moist.

Here is what you need:

2 cups of flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon (more if you really like cinnamon)
(Did you know that cinnamon is a natural food preservative? It can inhibit bacterial growth and food spoilage! Also it can help regulate the effect on blood sugar, as well as help lower LDL cholesterol. It can also help with arthritis and has an anti-clotting effect on blood!!!)

1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup of butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups bananas (over-ripe) – about 4 – 5 bananas
1/2 bag of your favorite kind of chocolate chips
1/4 cup of slivered almonds (optional)

1- Preheat your oven to 350 and Grease your 9 x 5 bread pan
2- Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together
3- In a separate bowl, add the butter, brown sugar and eggs.
4- Mash up the bananas and add them to the butter-brown sugar mixture
5- Combine the dry and wet mixture together. Stir just long enough to mix everything well.
6- Add the chocolate chips and the slivered almonds
7- Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 60 minutes or until your toothpick comes out clean.

                             Strawberry Spinach Salad

        Spinach Strawberry Salad with a Heavenly Dressing

                                                           This. Is. An. Amazing. Salad.
Please make it.You will understand. The dressing is perfect. The blend of flavors is perfect.The colors are perfect.Its all perfect.

Here are the ingredients:

Spinach (torn into bite sized pieces)
Strawberries (sliced)
Feta Cheese
sugared slivered almonds (instructions follow)
The perfect dressing

The dressing is:

1 T. poppy seeds
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 T minced red onion

* add all ingredients into your blender and blend

The dressing is quite thick, so use your spoon and drizzle it onto your salad. I wouldn’t attempt pouring. It would be a sad shame to lose both the salad and the dressing in an uncontrolled pouring moment. I don’t think you could take it.

Now for those sugared almonds. If you already have your sugared almonding skills down – no need to read on. But if you don’t ( I have heard some horror stories), let me show you how I do it:

I start by heating my pan and adding my almonds and then toasting them. You don’t need any oils – the nuts have their own.

This is about 3/4 cup almonds
Do not leave your almonds. Once they start to brown they will toast very quickly.

Keep your wooden spoon active, stirring them every 10 – 15 seconds so they don’t burn and both sides get the heat. I only toast them until they start to brown. I don’t like them really brown.

Once they are sufficiently toasted add this mixture:
1/2 cup sugar
1/8 tsp of nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
Pour it in and stir

And stir

 And stir


Lay out some wax paper and pour the mixture out. If you don’t do this you will have a clump of sugared almonds that will be very hard. Like lollipop candy hard.

Remember that sugar gets very hot. Keep all little wandering hands from exploring the tasty looking treat.
 Then just break into little pieces and sprinkle on your salad

And put the leftovers in a baggy and keep in your fridge for the next day because you are going to want this salad again.

* This salad is excellent with grilled chicken! Especially grilled terryaki chicken!

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Family Home Evening Index

President Hinckley has counseled that we use the talks from General Conference to prepare our Family Home Evenings. Here is a link to the church's website on General Conference and Family Home Evening: Click here.

New Family Home Evening Lesson to go (music,treats lessons)

FHE: Principles of the Gospel - Lesson 1 - Our Father in Heaven

FHE: Principles of the Gospel - Lesson 3 - Jesus Christ, Our Chosen Leader and Savior

FHE: Principles of the Gospel - Lesson 6 - The Fall of Adam & Eve

FHE: Principles of the Gospel - Lesson 7 - The Holy Ghost

FHE: Principles of the Gospel - Lesson 9 - The Prophets of God

FHE: Principles of the Gospel - Lesson 11 - The Life of Christ (watch movie that goes with this lesson)

FHE: Principles of the Gospel - Lesson 13 - The Priesthood

FHE: Principles of the Gospel - Lesson 15 - The Lords Convenant People

FHE: Principles of the Gospel - Lesson 15 - The Lords Convenant People (246

(Song for FHE Lesson 15 - We will Bring the World His Truth)

FHE: Principles of the Gospel - Lesson 19 - Repentenance

FHE: Principles of the Gospel - Lesson 21 - Gift of the Holy Ghost (Cookie Pattern)

FHE: Principles of the Gospel - Lesson 23 - The Sacrament

FHE: Principles of the Gospel - Lesson 25 - Fasting

FHE: Principles of the Gospel - Lesson 27 - Work and Personal Responsibility

Helps for Family Home Evening

Lesson Topics

Here you will find prepared family home evening lessons on a variety of gospel topics. The lessons include a suggested plan, ideas for activities, related articles from Church magazines, pictures, videocassettes, music, and—where available—links to related Internet resources.

Appreciating Music

Compile Family History


Forgiving Others

Gaining a Testimony



Keeping the Sabbath Day Holy

Life and Teachings of Christ

Managing Family Resources


Plan of Salvation


Preparing for Baptism, Priesthood ordination, or Marriage

Preparing for the Temple

Reading the Scriptures


Reverence and Respect


Sharing Household Work

Sharing the Gospel

Solving Family Problems


Understanding Death

Word of Wisdom

ABC family home evening recipe book

For a Family Home Evening Recipe Book by Cheryl Jorgensen, click hereFor a Family Home Evening Game book by Janetta Graham, click here

Family Home Evening

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