Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Whack Wraps

Whack Wraps


  • 1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese
  • 6 (10") whole wheat flour tortillas
  • 1 lb. sliced smoked turkey
  • 1 (11 oz) can mandarin oranges drained
  • ½ cup shredded carrots
  • 1 red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup cashew pieces

Spread equal amounts of cream cheese over each tortilla. top with turkey slices, mandarin oranges, carrots, bell pepper, spinach and cashews. tightly roll up each tortilla, wrap securely in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes of more.

about 10 minutes before serving, slice each wrap into 6 pieces. secure each piece with a toothpick if desired. lay cut side down on a large platter and serve.

Kneaders Three Cheese Cauliflower Soup

Kneaders Three Cheese Cauliflower Soup

¼ cup Butter
1 cup Green Onion
1 head Cauliflower
1½ TBSP Garlic
2¾ cup Cheddar Cheese
3 slices Pepper Jack Cheese
2 1/3 cup Shirley J's White Cheddar Base
2 qts Water (hot)

1. In a pot, place butter, chopped green onion and cauliflower( just break apart. Leave in fairly large pieces).
2. Cook on Medium heat with the lid on stirring occasionally until vegetables are well cooked. About 25 min. The cauliflower will become very soft and you will then have bite size pieces in the soup.
3. Roast garlic in a pan until slightly brown. Add to vegetables and stir well.
4. Add hot water and Shirley J's white cheddar base mix. Using a whisk, stir until the Shirley J's in completely incorporated. Heat to 140 degrees.
5. Slowly add cheddar cheese and crumbled pepper jack into the pot. Stirring while adding.
6. Simmer soup until it reaches 160 degrees. About 10 min. 

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Unfullfilled expections...

I have been in a funk lately!  I have all these great plans and wonderful ideas, but never seem to get them to go as planned.  We ran into a friend the other day that have a daughter that is about 5 months younger than Rachel.  Their little girl can talk circles around my sweet Rachel.  It made me feel like an under-achiever.  With homeschool, I make great lesson plans and have great activities planned, but pretty soon those fall by the wayside.

I am feeling a bit overwhelmed.  I don't think its that I have bit off more than I can chew.  I don't think its lack of sleep. 

I can't wait to take a girls day out next week.  I am really looking forward to it!  Park City, here we come!

I started a new piano student yesterday.  I hope it went well.  I haven't had many beginning students....most of my students come to me having had some lessons and its a guessing game to see where to start them.  This new student is an older beginner.  I think the lesson went well.  I love to teach piano lessons and see the accomplishment of students!

It seems that I set certain expectations for myself and when I don't meet them (as a Mom, Homeschool teacher, piano teacher, homemaker, financial planner, cook, cleaner, etc) I beat myself up.  I guess I just need to be easier on myself.  This is my goal.....Repeat after me:  I think I can!  I think I can!  I think I can!