Archive for January 19th, 2011

Barbecue Cups

When I first got married, I brought this dish to virtually every potluck I went to, and always received requests for the recipe.  My husband and children love it, as do the various people who’ve received it over the years when they had a new baby, or were laid up after surgery, or moved into a new house. It was one of my childhood favorites, handed down from “Gramma” (aka my mom).

Barbecue Cups

Brown 1# ground beef or turkey; drain fat.  Add 1/2 cup barbecue sauce, 2T brown sugar, and 1/4 cup chopped onion.    Press 1 can of Pillsbury Grands Jr. Golden Layers Buttermilk Biscuits into 10 ungreased muffin cups.  Make sure dough goes up to edge of each cup. Divide meat mixture evenly among cups.  Top with shredded cheddar cheese.  Bake at 400 degrees for 10 min, or until biscuit edges are golden.

Pair it with a salad or green bean, and you’ve got dinner!

Posted on January 19th, 2011 by admin  |  11 Comments »

Top Ten Things to do While Waiting

I spend a lot of time waiting, especially for my children.  Whether it’s various lessons, the dentist, or youth group, it seems each year my “wait” time gets longer.  Yet my list of things to accomplish is also long.  What to do?

I found the solution.  I grab a totebag and throw in some of those “to do’s.”  Here are 10 things I can do while waiting in a lobby, or even in the car.

1.  balance my checkbook

2.  pay bills

3.  write thank you notes

4.  catch up on phone calls

5.  clip coupons

6.  read those magazine articles I’ve been wanting to read

7.  plan menus or grocery lists

8.  fill out forms that need my attention

9.  plan lessons or grade papers

10.  read my Bible/pray

And one more thing… although I love to accomplish things and check them off my lists, sometimes the best thing to do while waiting is just sit back, breathe, and think about the One who created me, blessed me with these wonderful children, and gives me the energy to get through each day.

I will meditate on all Your work, and muse on Your deeds. Psalm 77:12

Posted on January 19th, 2011 by admin  |  6 Comments »