As I sit here after having two weeks off of work, spending time with my kiddies and just taking 2014 all in I realize that each and every year I make such a huge deal with resolutions and what I need to change or fix.
You all know what I mean, “I need to lose weight, I need to be more active, I need to make more money, I nee to spend more time with my family, I want to strengthen my faith…” the list is pretty endless actually.
Today in church one of our pastors spoke about how a “New Year” so many want a “New You”. One of the most important things we fail to realize is that it’s not a New You we should be worrying about… We should really want to better ourselves not change who we are. Allow yourself to leave all the baggage, pain, whatever you felt was holding you down or back in 2014 and look ahead to 2015 to being reborn.
One of the passages that was shared this morning was:
” Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” – 2 Corinthians 5:17
To 2015, may it be filled with laughter, love & life!
It’s a brand new year, so many fun and exciting things are ahead. Trying to remember to cherish every moment with my kids because they are getting too big too fast!
Wishing your family a very Happy New Year! Thank you for taking time out of your day each week to read ThatsSoYummy. I can’t wait to share so much more with you all this year!
-The Kennedy Family
Ahhhhhh, the weather is finally changing around these parts, I mean when you finally get a chance to bust out your boots and jacket you know its a good day in Florida. I am so ready for the weather change and for it finally feel like fall… I mean Thanksgiving is just around the corner for pete’s sakes.
On of my most favorite things to do when it starts to get chilly is cuddle up on the couch, my scented candles lit, with a good book and hot chocolate… Mmmm hot chocolate. You all know how comforting it is to cuddle with a warm blanket, (sigh)! Since we are on the topic of things that comfort our hearts, Food plays such a big role in that. Marie Callendar’s has definitely been one to strive for always providing comfort to all with their different selections of high-quality and delicious frozen meals.
This fall, they’re bringing that comfort to the brave men and women of the U.S. Military, and you can help make a difference.
How, you ask… well let me share with you!
Every time you enter a code from a specially marked package of Marie Callender’s meals or desserts, Marie Callender’s will make a donation to USO2GO, a USO program that brings electronics, sports gear, books, games, and more to troops stationed in remote locations. Just log on to www.ComfortsfromHome.com and enter your code there.
It’s a three day weekend and in this house that is HUGE!
I know school only started two weeks ago but still a long weekend is exactly what this doctor ordered…
I mean if I was a doctor I would order it…
You know what I mean! and for this long weekend I have the perfect easy breakfast recipe for you… Egg-in-the-hole!
Have you ever had egg-in-the-hole? Read the rest of this entry »
Excuse me while I scream a little bit…. AAAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!
School ‘s back… Can you believe that? Where has the summer gone? I think I actually saw summer hop on a plane and FLY by.
Yesterday marked the day I have a 7th grader and a 4th grader… That’s crazy, along with that a 7 month old. That means that dinner has got to be easy and stress free. Here are a few of my favorite back to school recipes that I think will make dinner a little easier for you.
Happy back to school time all! 🙂
Creamy deliciousness that will make anyone and everyone happy!
Summer is almost over already… Can you believe it??? Two more weeks to go and its back to the grind for the kiddies…
Now for those who think that summer means just lounging around not in this house apparently… LOL!
You see Juju plays soccer and its pretty much year round.
Now I can admit he definitely has had a few weeks off at the beginning of the summer to just veg out but now he’s back in the swing of things with practices through out the week and games on the weekends. This just so happens that when games are early in the morning on a Saturday Mommy dearest needs her morning juice… aka COFFEE!
Now there are those whom like their coffee just black with nothing added to it. Now in my opinion that’s kinda boring and dull. Now in these parts we are far from boring and dull…
Mama loves some Coffee-mate creamer with her coffee, or what my sister-in-law likes to say is “you want a little coffee with all that creamer?”
Mmmmm creamer…… Read the rest of this entry »
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This summer has been H.O.T… HOT!!!
I mean I understand I live in Florida and this weather has been a little cooky, I mean its so hot during the day you you could probably boil an egg outside and then in the afternoon early evening it rains… I know, cooky.
During the summer we take so much advantage of going to the pool or the beach, and just lounging by the water. Especially in this heat we have been cooling off in every possible. We always invite our neighbors and friends to join us, I mean we all have kids the same age and plus us mom’s need some girl time also…
When hanging by the pool we spend a couple of hours together so we always pack a picnic lunch I mean these kids eat non-stop during the summer. You know, you agree with me… So when I was asked to sample these new Starburst™ Sorbet Bars I was all on it. I mean who as a child didn’t like Starburst the candy, and now in frozen form, it was a no brainer.
Have you ever wondered who was the first person to think of combining the makings of a pie + a cookie???
I know this crazy combo created the delicious and sinful dessert we all know as the PIZZOKIE.
Now you know around these parts we are serious fans of cookies, and pies, and desserts, and pretty much anything sweet. And we can’t forget my obsession with all things red velvet… I’ve shared with you all my delicious creations of a Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake, Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie (which is just like a pizookie), but now I stepped it up a notch… RED VELVET PIZOOKIE with not only chocolate chips, but white chocolate chips too.
You can stop drooling now!!!! 🙂 This red velvet pizookie can be made in less than 30 minutes and enjoyed and devoured in less than 5. Serve right out the oven with scoops of vanilla ice cream and see if you don’t get kids who live down the block knocking on your door for a slice. Read the rest of this entry »
I don’t know about you all but in this house we drink a whole lot of milk.
Did you know that 1 out of every six families in the US struggle with keeping food on the table for their families and that 1 in 5 Central Floridians struggle with hunger each day. I know for many of us we get so per-occupied with our own lives that we forget about others who are truly struggling out there… even in our own backyard.
Food banks nationwide are trying to help. Second Harvest Food Bank is one of these local organizations that are trying to help those families in need. Through their distribution of food in to more than 500 nonprofit partner agencies in six Central Florida counties, people who are in need of just a little help are given food they need for themselves and their children. Unfortunately, the one thing needed is Milk!
This year, FlBlogCon has partnered with the Florida Dairy Farmers to spread word about the Great American Milk Drive, to help raise awareness and funds for the single most requested food staple: milk.
Summer is here and the grill is getting fired up. For the last few weeks we have been out of town visiting family in Atlanta but are home now and 4th of July is just around the corner. I love this time of year because I find myself grilling out as much as possible.
I remember as a child every 4th of July we would always spend the day by the pool, with family and friends, fireworks and always lots and lots of Food! This year we were invited to potluck block party in our neighborhood, or what we like to call “the hood,” trust me if you saw the amount of kids that lived in this neighborhood you would be amazed. The kids are so excited to hangout and just act crazy with each other and we are just thankful for having great neighbors.
Sharing and demonstrating my Love for food and to showcase different meals I have come across either through word of mouth, research, or coming up on my own. Introducing a community for all types of people who have the same passion as me, Food.