New Beginnings

It has been 3 years since I have written a post.  I’m not really sure why I quit blogging.  Except that I needed a break, and then it just kind of took a back seat to everything else.  Since I quit, we have moved to Missouri.  We are in a new home.  We are homeschooling full time.  We are in a new church.  Lots of changes, but all good ones.  It has been so great to be close to my family.  We go back to Dallas a few times a year for business, and there will always be a part of my heart that belongs to Dallas. We were there a few weeks ago and I told Tony, “I could live here again.”  There is just something about Texas. :)

As I was reading back through old posts, I was sad that I had not blogged recently.  I love having this as a journal of my life and being able to look back and be reminded about all that God has done.  I really want it to become a resource to other moms who homeschool or who have kids with special needs.  For our homeschooling, we are doing Classical Conversations.  We love it.  Our kids are learning so much.  I hope to be able to post about our days and our curriculum more.  As far as kids with special needs, we have recommended the resource Empowered To Connect to all that we know.  We love all that it stands for, and we have watched it help countless families, including mine.  So I hope to continue to post about Sensory Processing Disorder and be an encouragement to other families that deal with it.

Well, that is all for tonight!  Here is to new beginnings. :)

Cheesy Beef and Rice Casserole

So I feel like I am on a role, with all the recipes that are new! This is another new one tonight. We ate the whole thing. I will be making it again. It is kid friendly. EASY. Not a lot of weird ingredients. You should have most of what is in this. I wish I had a lot of pictures of the steps, but did not think about it until we were almost done. :) This is another recipe from Heavenly Homemaker.

Here is what you do:

Cook 2 cups of long grain brown rice, set aside once done

While your rice is cooking, take 1 lb of ground beef (or ground turkey), 1/2 chopped onion, 1 clove of garlic chopped, and salt, pepper to taste. Cook all that up.

Once it is cooked up all the way, add the rice to it…stir.

Then add 1 cup of Sour Cream, 1/3 cup milk…stir all that into the meat and rice mixture.

Then sprinkle 1 cup of Shredded Cheddar Cheese to the top of this.

From 2010-08-16

Cook this on 350 for 30 minutes

From 2010-08-16

This is simple, yet good. And it was nice and tasty.