Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Like a Newborn

Hi Everyone just popping in for an update
We brought him home on Saturday last and things are progressing forward slowly.  He is being a great house patient but the whole situation is like having a newborn in the house- he is rightly first in everything and the new mom me lol eats when she can, grabs a shower when there is time, and naps when he naps/sleeps and part of the house gets picked up when I can and lol laundry strangely is multiplied and never ending in hyperdrive it seems LOL.  Each day is a lil better but no established routine yet and the blog surfing is non existant at this point lol.  I sure hope he grows up quick hehe.
Please keep him in your prayers he is having normal issues related to the types of medications he is on and although they are only bothersome at this point the issues decreases his comfort levels and are becomming irritating.
Thank you for your support and Look forward to getting back to visiting yall and posting decor and cooking bits.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Well this is just a note to let you all know my husbands nickname at the hospital is Super Patient His surgery took half the time and went perfectly and his recovery is progressing at twice the speed but none of this would be possible without any of you ya'lls prayer and support brought us through- really and seriously they brought us peace and strength and comfort and I know that it if wasn't for that we wouldn't be headed down the long road to total recovery.
I'll be back in a few days once we get settled into our new routine.
Forever in your debt with gratitude
RaNae and Doug

Saturday, October 10, 2009

An Update and Thank You

Hi everyone I just wanted to pop in and give a great big Thank You to all the wonderful people in Blog land that are praying for us and keeping us in their thoughts.  I am sorry I haven't been around but Since OCT 2 we have had out of state company/family visiting  and been busy with Dr's apts and such.  Our Surgery Date is during the 3rd week of Oct but don't want to post the exact date on the WWW. 
This week I should be able to get my fall decorating done and my sewing so hopefully I can get some decor posts up.  I hope yall understand if I can't get by your blogs - I'm gonna try my best now that it's back to a somewhat normal routine this week but I just might not make it.  I hope you all are doing well.
thanks again for everything

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup = Chicken Pot Pie

So in getting ready for the next couple of busy months I decided to make a big batch
 of Chicken noodle soup and freeze some but when I do this I leave out the noodles
 and I just make them at the time we are gonna eat it I'll make the noodles on the side
and add the soup.

My chicken noodle soup this time was a big stock pot filled with water, several sliced
carrots, 2 sliced celery stalks, dash of white pepper, large tsp poultry seasoning and
3 split skinnless chicken breasts with ribs and a couple squirt liquid aminos.  Bring
 to a rapid boil , cover reduce heat to a nice heavy rolling simmer and cook till the
breasts are cooked about 40-60 minutes- remove the breasts from the stock take
the meat off the bones shred it and put back into the simmering stock for 15 more

So here we are today - all but one container was put into the freezer the other 
 and although it was 90 with severe thunderstorms here in Texas today- being the
 yank at heart that I am my internal clock still says it's fall and time for comfort
 food, nurturing warm your bones meals.... it's time for Chicken pot pie.

I placed my chicken soup into a deep frying pan and turned it on
medium heat

I chopped up a package of mushrooms to brown in a
combination of butter and EVOO

set the oven to 425 and placed a rack in the lowest position


I cut up 4 medium red potatoes and cooked them in the microwave
 and added them to the chicken soup

after sweating the mushrooms and the small sweet onion I cut up
I sprinkled them with almost a 1/4 cup of flour and stirred to mix
and cooked that for 3-5 minutes stirring pretty regularly
at this point you start adding the broth from your heated chicken soup
a lil at a time to your flour coated shrooms n onions
- stirring constantly to form your gravy..  I gott a lil vaklempt at this point
 and forgot to take the pics because all the sudden my shroom pan
 was pretty full and I had to transfer that to my big frying pan with the chicken
 soup but it all worked out and turned into a nice chicken
 vegetable gravy mix perfect for a pie crust

buy a box of double crusts and let come to just room temp
place one in bottome of ungreased pie plate
fill with your gravy mixture and of course place your pie
pan on a baking sheet
 top with other crust- slit the top 3 to 4 times and place on
bottom rack

cook for 15 -20 minutes then cover edges with foil and
cook for another 20 minutes and