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Corie

Family Time Is The Best.

by Corie on February 17, 2014

in Uncategorized

I spent this weekend with my family and it was great. We had a family friend come in from Chicago. We also were celebrating my cousins 14th birthday. There was a lot of reminiscing and telling new funny stories as usual. Of course while munching on a lot of food. Besides the party I went to a volleyball tournament. It was my first time. The cool thing is that it was in the Rams dome. I can say I was on the Rams field. Obviously the actual field was taken out. There was just concrete. Finally last night my whole family decided to go out for dinner and it was about 7:30pm. The first place we tried was over and hour wait, the second was over 45 mins, the third was over 30 mins..you can catch my drift. We were able to finally eat the the fifth place we choose. Took us a while to find a place that was not so packed. Today I come back to my apartment and its just ice. ICE. I rather it snow.

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Carlyn

Happy Thanksgiving

by Carlyn on November 19, 2012

in College Life

Considering Thanksgiving is this week, I figured it was a good time to talk about food (well, I guess it always is, but especially now). I don’t consider myself a picky eater; I’m usually willing to try anything. However, there are actually a few traditional Thanksgiving foods that I’m not too crazy for. One, turkey. I like the taste, but I rarely eat meat. Two, stuffing. I’ve had some kinds that I really like, then others that are just unfortunately bad. Three, cranberry sauce. The only fruit that I don’t really care for is cranberries. Four, pumpkin pie. I used to love it until I ate any entire pie one year. I haven’t been able to eat pie since I made myself sick on it. Supposedly taste buds change every seven years, so I will probably try some again this year. I know I’m making it sound like I’m picky, but I’m not really. Thanksgiving just happens to host the few foods that I would be fine without.

Despite these food hindrances, I absolutely love Thanksgiving. It’s great to have the entire family together, especially when myself, brother, and cousins live away from home. Mine stay up super late playing games. After being up all night, my aunts sprint off to their Black Friday shopping destinations and I go to work. I look forward to next week so I can continue this Black Friday discussion… Until then, Happy Thanksgiving!

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Alumni Posts

Bring it on Buffalo

by Alumni Posts on November 28, 2011

in Extracurricular

I’ve been praying about what I could gift you all with this holiday season considering most of you were born when I was graduating from high school or trying college the first time around (it is just as painful for me to write that as it is for you to read it). I mean what could you need or want from such an old gal as myself?

So, I pondered words of wisdom… hmm, nope. What about sending you each a check or a gift card… that could work, but I’m a broke college student too. Oh, I know what I could gift you — the gift of a home cooked meal each week. But I’m not there… I’m in the Kansas City area. I can do the next best thing, however, which is to write out directions for a crockpot recipe each week so you can get together with your friends, pool your resources (money, food, kitchen gadgets) and have a great meal. Heck, my circle of friends is still doing this every week, and it really is fun.

So, without further ado, I bring you the recipe of the week. It has something for everyone — the football lover, the spicy foodie, and those who love hanging with their friends. It is called Buffalo Chicken Lasagna. I originally saw this on Good Morning America and it has become a hit when we have friends over to play games, watch movies or of course football.

Buffalo Chicken Lasagna
–uncooked traditional lasagna noodles (I use one whole box)
–4 already cooked chicken breast halves (instead of this I bought two bags of the Tyson boneless Buffalo chicken wings)
–jar of prepared pasta sauce (I use the canned stuff…it is cheaper and still pretty good…my kiddos like the Four Cheese Hunt’s brand that runs about a buck a can)
–1 cup buffalo wing sauce
–3 red, yellow, or orange bell peppers (if you have an Aldi’s store near I would suggest going there their prices are low on produce )
–tub of ricotta cheese (15 oz)- again, we are cheap so I use cottage cheese which is similar to the ricotta cheese in texture
–2 cups shredded cheese (mozzarella and cheddar blend)
–1/2 cup bleu cheese crumbles
–1/4 cup of water (add at very end)

The Directions.

Use at least a 5 qt. crockpot, or cut back on the amount of ingredients.

In a large glass bowl, combine cooked and chopped chicken breast/Tyson boneless wings, the pasta sauce, and 1 cup of buffalo wing sauce.

Ladle a big spoonful of the sauce into the bottom of your crockpot. Cover with a layer of uncooked lasagna noodles. You’ll have to break them to get a proper fit.

Add a smear of ricotta cheese/ cottage cheese to the top of the noodles. Add a layer of chopped bell pepper. Sprinkle on a handful of shredded cheese.

Repeat layers until you run out of ingredients.

Add the bleu cheese crumbles, if desired. Put the 1/4 cup of water into your empty pasta sauce jar and shake. Pour the liquid over the top of the entire lasagna.

Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours, or on high for 4-5. When cooking time is complete, unplug and take off the lid of the crock. Let it sit for 20 minutes before cutting into. Or it will fall apart. Even if it does fall apart it is still yummy.

Hope this finds you well fed and with friends this week.

Blessings – Sherry

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