Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tea Cup with Teabag Holder

This is a fun cup to use and it is so pretty just sitting out on it's own

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tea Bunny

I really love this tea bunny, she sits so sweetly on my desk in the office and is a precious reminder of the Joy the Lord gives us.

Galatians 5:22-23  22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tuesday Night Dinner Across the Miles: WW Spinach Lasagna Rolls

 Jolie picked our dinner menu this evening and boy was it a hit! Thank you Jolie :)
 Tuesday night dinner across the miles is a time where Jolie and I share the same dinner recipe and then post them on our blogs. This is such a fun venture and we have learned a lot.  Click here to see Jolie's Beautiful dish :)
Spinach Lasagna Rolls
  • 9 lasagna noodles, cooked
  • 10 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed and completely drained
  • 15 oz fat free ricotta cheese (I like Polly-o)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • 32 oz tomato sauce
  • 9 tbsp (about 3 oz) part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
Preheat oven to 350°. Combine spinach, ricotta, Parmesan, egg, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Ladle about 1 cup sauce on the bottom of a 9 x 12 baking dish.

Place a piece of wax paper on the counter and lay out lasagna noodles. Make sure noodles are dry. Take 1/3 cup of ricotta mixture and spread evenly over noodle. Rollcarefully and place seam side down onto the baking dish. Repeat with remaining noodles.

Ladle sauce over the noodles in the baking dish and top each one with 1 tbsp mozzarella cheese. Put foil over baking dish and bake for 40 minutes, or until cheese melts. Makes 9 rolls.

Servings: 9  Serving Size: 1 roll  Old Points: 4 pts  Points+: 6 ww pts
Calories: 224.9 • Fat: 5.1 g  Fiber: 3.4 g • Protein: 13.0 g • Carbs: 1.5

Monday, February 21, 2011

Beautiful Promises

Beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness
Isaiah 61:3b
Our Ice Cream Treat



Sunday, February 20, 2011

Bee's and Pineapple

I bought the most yummy pineapple today, we ate it up with dinner tonight.
This sweet Bumble bee Teapot with teacup and saucer was a gift from my sister, it you click on the photo to enlarge it you will see the cute bumble bee  sitting in the bottom of the cup, just too adorable.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Pretty flowers in Pretty Tea Cups

Know that the LORD is God. 
   It is he who made us, and we are his; 
   we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Psalm 100:3

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tuesday Night Dinner Across the Miles: Tuna Melt Panini Style

Jolie and I each purchase a Panini maker so we could expand our Tuesday Night Dinner menu :)
Tonight we each made a different recipe.
My Recipe for a Tuna Melt Panini:
1/2 cup plain fat-free yogurt
4 medium scallions, thinly sliced
2-3 teaspoons prepared horseradish   
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon coconut extract
2 6oz can tuna, drained
8 slices whole wheat bread
4 slices of Havarti Cheese

In a medium bowl, combine the yogurt, scallions, horseradish, ginger and coconut extract; stir in the tuna and blend well. Spread the tuna mixture evenly onto 4 slices of bread, then top each with a slice of Havarti Cheese then top with the remaining bread.
Place on Panini maker and grill for 4 minutes :)   This recipe makes 4 sandwiches, I cut the recipe in half to make two sandwiches tonight.
This was so yummy, I loved the hint of coconut flavor. I also added a bit of chopped celery to the tuna mixture just because I love celery.
Please click here to see Jolie's Recipe, her's was wonderful!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Coffee and Tea

My husband found this at Disney and it reminded him of something his Grandparents use to have so we purchased it for our kitchen and it is just perfect on our counter in the corner.

My Disney Travel cup!! I love this cup and had the hardest time finding a replacement for the one I had that was ruined in the dishwasher. My sweet friend Amy found this for me at the Disney Coffee shop when she was there for one of their famous Carrot Cake Cookies. THANK YOU AMY! I love this cup, it is porcelain and thermal inside. Perfect for Coffee and for Tea

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tea Treasures

This was a plaque for the wall or desk, too adorable

These two teapots reminded me of my sister and me :)

Cracker Barrel find!! Sweet!!

Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD. - Leviticus 19:18

Tuesday Night Dinners, tonights dish is Shepherd's Pie

1 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp all purpose flour
1 Cup Chicken Stock
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup water
2 cups cooked chicken chopped
2 carrots sliced and blanched
1 cup chopped spinach leaves
1 onion chopped
1/2 cup frozen corn kernels
1/2 cup evaporated fat-free milk
1 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp ground marjoram
1 medium potatoes, cooked, peeled and mashed
1 Tbsp ground parmesan cheeps
1/4 tsp paprika
In a med saucepan over med heat, melt the butter. Sprinkle with 1 Tbsp of flour; cook, stirring constantly 2 minutes. Whisk in broth, salt and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer stirring constantly, until thickened 3-4 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400'F; spray a 2 quart casserole with nonstick cooking spray.
In a large bowl, combine the chicken and the remaining Tbsp flour. Stir in the carrots, spinach, onion, milk, thyme, marjoram and the sauce. Transfer to the casserole. Top with the potatoes, spreading to cover the filling completely; sprinkle with the cheese and paprika. Bank until bubbling and potatoes are golden  about 30 - 35 minutes.   Rest out of over for 10 - 15 minutes before serving.
Enjoy!!  WW point value is 6 for a total of 6 servings
 Tonight was Jolie's night to pick the meal for our Tuesday Night Dinner Across the Miles. This was really a good recipe, I made mine a little different from Jolies this week. I had the recipe in my WW cookbook and assumed it was the same one Jolie had sent me...but it was not the same. I am anxious to try Jolie's version.  Please check out Jolie's here (Jolie lives in NC and I'm in FL and every Tue night we make the same meal and post it on our blogs.) :)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Tea with Berry Topped Cake and Strawberry Sauce

This was our Super Bowl Dessert it was truly sweet and delicious!
two 6 oz container raspberries
two 6 oz container blackberries
2 Tlbs fresh mint thinly sliced
1/2 cup + 2 Tlbs sugar
1 Tlbs + 2 tsp lime juice
2 cups Strawberries hulled
1 9oz angel food cake cut into 6 wedges 

Gently toss together the raspberries, blackberries, mint 2 Tlbs of the sugar and 2 tsp lime juice in a large bowl and set aside.
Combine the strawberries and the remaining 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon lime juice in a food processor and puree.
Place a wedge of  cake on each of 6 plates, spoon about 3 tablespoons of the strawberry sauce around each wedge and top with about 1/2 of the berry mixture. 

Enjoy!  WW 5point value

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.Ephesians 6:10

Friday, February 4, 2011

Beautiful Verse

Taken in the dining room at the B& B in Cape May

Teapot on display at The Boardwalk Resort in Orlando 

Isaiah 30:18 Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion.For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!  

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

February's Teapot

Psalm 37:4  Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tuesday Night Dinner Sweet & Tangy Scallops

Sweet and Tangy Scallops

Makes 4 Servings 

2 Teaspoons olive oil
1 Onion chopped
2 Garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
Pinch crushed red pepper
1 Red Bell pepper, chopped 
1 Cup reduced-sodium vegetable broth
1/4 cup dark raisins
1 teaspoon lime juice 
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pound sea scallops (about 24)
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Step one: 
Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic, ginger and crushed red pepper. Cook, stirring until the onion is softened. about three minutes. Add the bell pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Add the broth, raisins, lime juice, salt; bring to boil. Reduce the heat and simmer about 5 minutes.

Step two: 

Add the scallops to the skillet and simmer, covered, until just opaque in the center, about 5 minutes, Stir in Cilantro. 
This was a yummy dinner and I found the recipe in my WW book and it calculated to 3 points. I served it over rice and had some baby carrots on the side.  The rice was 2 points and the carrots were 0 so the total meal was 5 points.   Awesome!!   Please check out Jolie's Beautiful dish Here.  I look forward to Cooking Tuesday night dinners across the miles.  Another Wonderful meal!! :)    Tag you're it Jolie, your turn to pick next week