Thank God For Kids

The Oak Ridge Boys always make me think of hanging out with my daddy as a child 🙂 The group is most known for other songs like “Elvira” but I have always liked this cute song.

“Thank God For Kids”

If it weren’t for kids have you ever thought
There wouldn’t be no Santa Claus
Or look what the stork just brought
Thank God for kids.We’d all live in a quiet house
Without Big Bird or a Mickey Mouse
And Kool Aid on the couch
Thank God for kids.

Thank God for kids, there’s magic for a while
A special kind of sunshine in a smile.
Do you ever stop to think or wonder why
The nearest thing to heaven is a child?

Daddy, how does this thing fly?
And a hundred other wheres and whys
I really don’t know but I try
Thank God for kids.

When I look down in those trusting eyes
That look to me I realize
There’s love that I can’t buy
Thank God for kids.

Thank God for kids, there’s magic for a while
A special kind of sunshine in a smile.
Do you ever stop to think or wonder why
The nearest thing to heaven is a child?

When you get down on your knees tonight
And thank the Lord for His guiding light
Pray they turn out right.
Thank God for kids.
Mmm, Thank God for kids.

One Dish Dinner

I found this amazing recipe at http://www.treyandchristy.blogspot.com

Ingredients:

  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breast cut into chunks
  • fresh green beans
  • 1.5 pounds baby red potatoes, cubed
  • stick of butter; melted
  • 0.4 ounce package of ranch mix

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray bottom of 9×13 dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Place chicken in middle of dish then potatoes on one side and the green beans on the other side.
  4. Top with ranch mix and butter.
  5. Cover with aluminum foil and cook for one hour.

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Chicken Enchiladas

This is one of the best chicken enchilada recipes I have found and super yummy 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 3 cups enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 4 ounce can of green chilies
  • 8 flour tortillas (10 inch)
  • 2-3 cups shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 2 chopped green onions (optional)

Directions:

  1. Use a liner or spray crock pot with nonstick cooking oil.
  2. Add chicken and 2 cups enchilada sauce.
  3. Cook on high setting for 4 hours.
  4. Shred chicken then add in chilies and diced onion. Mix well and cook 15 minutes longer.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick oil.
  7. Spoon chicken mixture onto tortilla, add cheese and fold. Place seam down into dish. Repeat.
  8. Pour remaining enchilada sauce over assembled tortillas then top with cheese.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes.
  10. Garnish with green onions.

Recipe adapted from http://www.addapinch.com

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Easy Dinner Casserole

A few days ago I was trying to find something easy to make for dinner when I found this recipe from http://www.deliciousasitlooks.com

Things you need:

  • 3-4 large potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breast, diced
  • 4-6 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
  • 4 chopped green onions (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease 9×9 baking dish.
  3. Spread half the potatoes in the dish then the chicken.
  4. Season chicken with 1/4 teaspoon each of seasoned salt and pepper.
  5. Layer half the bacon, 1/2 cup cheese cheese and half the onions.
  6. Top with remaining potatoes, bacon, 1/2 cup cheese, onions salt and pepper.
  7. Pour heavy cream over casserole and dot with butter.
  8. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 1 hour.
  9. Uncover and bake 30 minutes. Top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese during final minutes.

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Grilled Ham & Cheese

I decided to use leftover Easter ham to make this amazing sandwich.

Ingredients:

  • sliced ham
  • 2 slices of bread
  • mayonnaise
  • mustard
  • 3-4 slices swiss cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

Directions:

  1. Put mayo on one slice of bread and mustard on the other.
  2. Layer with ham and cheese, then assemble sandwich.
  3. Melt butter in skillet.
  4. Beat eggs, cinnamon and sugar in bowl.
  5. Coat sandwich in egg mixture then grill for 2-3 minutes per side.

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