Tuesday, January 24, 2012

And He's off...!

And He's off...to the beginning of the rest of his life.

We took James to college this past weekend.  I remember when he 
was small I pinged out two jingles on the piano.  
One for Alycia and one for James.  James's went something like this:

James is our little man and one day He'll grow 
up to be a big man like his daddy,
But until then we'll love him all we can
'Til He grows up to be a big man.

Well, that time has come.  First semester he attended Mitchell Community 
College here in Statesville.  He's now at Pensacola Christian College.  
It is such a treat to see how exciting life is going to be for him.  
He will be studying accounting.  I was able to choose his birthday, April 15th.  
I thought that it was quite appropriate since his dad was an 
accountant that he be born on Tax Day.  

James has been such a joy to our lives.  He loves the Lord and served faithfully by
our sides in Mexico and later here at Iglesia Bautista Calvario.
We miss him already, but know that the Lord has great plans for his life.
Can't wait to get back down to the college for another visit!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Mexican for Supper

Over 2 years ago we found ourselves in Connecticut visiting a supporting church.  The pastor's wife, Kathy Rizzuti made an awesome casserole that night.  Here the Mexican missionary was getting a Mexican recipe from a lady in New England.  The kids loved it and have begged for it recently.  We will be having it tonight as tonight is James's last night with us until spring semester is over in Florida.  I wanted to share it with you so you could delight your family.  The recipe reminds me of a Mexican Lasagna without the noodles of course.  It is not spicy for those who can't handle hot things.  I also like to top it with shredded lettuce, a slice of tomato, sour cream,  and for those who need a little bit of a bite, pico de gallo.

 Mexican Casserole
1 lb ground beef cooked and drained
1 can refried beans
8 tortillas (fajita style)
1can cream mushroom soup
1 can cream chicken soup
1 can chili without beans (Hormel)
4 oz taco sauce
1/2 cup milk
Mexican cheese

Add refried beans to cooked hamburger mix (I use extra beans 2 cans instead of 1), fill tortillas shells, roll up.   Mix remaining ingredients except cheese in bowl. Put a little sauce on bottom of 13x9 pan layer tortilla's then sauce, cheese, and tortillas then sauce and cheese-bake 350 30 min or till heated through. Serve with sour cream.


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Something new

I have read blogs, look at people's pictures on blogs, and wished (oh, how I've wished) I knew how to blog.  Well, here goes!