"Women of God can never be like women of the world. The world has enough women who are tough; we need women who are tender. There are enough women who are coarse; we need women who are kind... We have enough women of fame and fortune; we need more women of faith." -- Margaret D. Nadauld

Friday, July 17, 2009

If Your House Has Kitchen...

. . . then we need your help!!

Background: When Buttercup was younger and thinking about driving, we told her she needed to finish half of her values in Personal Progress in order to get her licence. We thought that if we got her half-way there, she would be self motivated enough to finish up and get her YW medallion.

WRONG!!! It didn't happen.

Now she is getting ready to start her senior year of High School, she's one year away from turning 18 and she still needs to finish 2 value projects. Time is ticking away faster than she realizes and we realized we needed to light the motivational fire underneath her once more. Using the car as a driving force (yes, the pun was intended) we are encouraging her to get her rear in gear (ha!) and get it done. We have taken away her driving privileges until she has finished these two remaining values.

One of her projects is gathering recipes from family and friends and putting them together in a book for her use when she leaves home... (mom is still in denial about that one!) She is looking for recipes for everything: main meals, salads, breads, desserts. I told her I would help her this little bit by putting a call out on my blog and asking my readers to submit their favorite recipes in those categories... or other categories if you wish!

You can leave the recipe here as a comment or email us or leave it on Facebook. She appreciates it and I would appreciate having her driving privileges back.


Anonymous said...

I'll get the recipes going for Buttercup:

Darlene's Chicken
4 skinless, boneless breasts
3 TBS butter
1/8 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
6 TBS milk
1/4 c Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp crushed rosemary
sliced mushrooms (optional)

Simmer chicken for 15 min. Save 1/2 cup broth for sauce. Place breasts in broiler pan. In a saucepan, melt butter, stir in flour, salt & pepper while heating. Add milk and broth, cook til thick. Cool. Stir in cheese and rosemary. Pour over chicken and sprinkle mushrooms on top.
Bake 325
30 min uncovered.


Poor Man Lasagna

8 oz egg noodles
1 jar spaghetti sauce
1-1/2 lb hamburger
1 cup sour cream
3/4 cup grated cheese
1 c cottage cheese

Brown hamburger in skillet. Drain if needed. Add spaghetti sauce. Cook til warmed through. Add sour cream and cottage cheese. Add cooked noodles. Sprinkle with cheese. Put in 9x13 pan.
Bake 350
20-25 min
(of course, I serve it hot off the stove. Who wants to wait for it to bake?)

Buttercup's Mom

melanee said...

I have too many recipes I could share, so instead of posting them on here, let me tell you the site that I get the majority of recipes from, and I gauruntee that they are all AMAZING. Buttercup should go to this site and put a few of these in her book. The site is:


I reccommend the mint brownies, the german chocolate brownies, the perfect oatmeal chocolate chip cookie, and the thick and chewy double chocolate cookies.

hope that helps!

Yvonne said...

As a former YW leader, great job. My DIL Daph is the personal progress coordinator for the YW in her ward and if she read blogs I think she would want to give you 3 cheers ; )

Go to http://easymealz.blogspot.com

I'll post a couple when I get home, and good luck to Buttercup.

Aubrey said...

I would love to help!!! How about you give the email address you're using to collect all the recipes to my mom and I'll send on a whole bunch!