8 oz of Penne Pasta
12 oz of beef sirloin, cut into bite-size pieces
2 TBs flour
1 TB olive oil
1 can of Italian-style stewed tomatoes (drained)
8 oz of sliced mushrooms
4 cloves of garlic
14 oz of beef broth
Cook noodles according to directions. Season beef with salt and pepper. Toss with flour. Heat oil in a 12 inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add meat and any remaining flour. Cook 3-4 minutes until beef is browned, stirring often. Add mushrooms and garlic and tomatoes. Cook 5 more minutes. Add broth; cook 3-4 minutes or until beef is done and liquid is slightly thickened. Add cooked noodles to skillet, stir gently to coat. Heat through.
I found this recipe in Better Homes and Gardens, but switched it up a bit to make it easier. They recommended lasagna noodles for the pasta. My kiddos loved this recipe! The best part is that it only took 25 minutes from start to finish. I like that kind of recipe.
Jessica made me this creation. manderine oranges, fish crackers, and whipped cream. She even put some cherry blossoms on top. It was very sweet. One of those moments you smile, set it aside and hope they forget about it! LOL! I love how she enjoys "plating" everything now. To her, it is all about the presentation.
Life has been good. Lots of intense Bible study. I just went through the book of Revelation and I so enjoyed it. I have a new fear of God. When I see horrific things on the news, I have a new found hope that God really will judge and He will also vindicate the innocent. He is such a fair and just God. I am so grateful that I know Him. That He chose me to be His child and part of His church.
I am anticipating Easter this year. I bought some "Resurrection Eggs", which is like an advent to Easter. I have been really wanting to find a fun way to teach the little ones about Easter. I can't wait to start next week. There are 12, so they each get to open two. Also, for Easter I bought they all the new Narnia movie.
Do you do anything special for Easter? How do you teach your children about what Easter really means?