Tuesday, November 23, 2010

your cousin/brother/son/grandson/nephew/cousin-in-law, the yankee.

this is how I start off each day... the tune in my heart and spirit in my step as I walk to the subway.

...and a bonus video HERE

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

sopa picante picante

It has been very rainy and cold here in Waco and after a full day of classes and errands I decided to make the most of what I had laying around for dinner (in addition to a few store bought extras). I filled my crockpot full of vegetables and chicken to simmer away all afternoon into something yummy and Autumn-like.

3 chicken breasts - butterflied and cut into strips
4 zucchini - halved lengthwise and sliced into half-moons
5 roma tomatoes - quartered
4-6 cloves of garlic - minced
2 cups of corn - fresh or canned
6 or so cups of chicken broth
salt and pepper to tatse
plenty of olive oil
chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
** this last ingredient is now where this soup gets its name. I thought adding a little kick would give my soup some boldness and depth - BUT the amount I added WHEWW took it over the edge. I think I added the whole small jar (chopped) and about half of the sauce. In the future I would recommend adding 2-3 if not less.

Just add all the ingredient into the crockpot and cook on high for about 2 and half hours.

Love and miss you all
Cassie Jo

No Matter What

Psalm 16:5
      LORD, You are my portion
        and my cup of blessing;
                 You hold my future.

"Lord, in all the chaos, crisis, all the threat and doubt, You caused my life to work out. Instead of me falling apart, the lines of my life have fallen together. Truly I can say that You have given me a delightful inheritance.

No matter what life hands us, the favor God has on us, his children, turns our destruction into divine destiny, one trusting step at a time. When all is said and done, we will see that the "portion" God assigned was good, right, rich and full of purpose..."
Have a wonderful day...lisa

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

sic 'em

The audio in this clip isn't great, but it was enough to get me a little teary-eyed at work this morning.  I so wish I could have attended just one game at The Floyd this year.

HUGE game this weekend!  SIC 'EM BEARS!  Let's make some history!

Rise up!

- Austin

ps - (Casey's candy bark is amazing. I've challenged her to make a Christmas version for us in Waco!)

bon appé-treat!

first off, i cant wait to meet (most) everyone in Waco for Christmas! :)

but before Christmas comes Halloween! i work in promotions for bon appétit magazine (for those who might not know) and we created this amazing Halloween Peanut Butter and Toffee Candy Bark - it is ridiculously easy and festive! not to mention tastes amazing...

here is the packaging we created for our sales reps to give to clients - suffice to say, it was a hit!

enjoy ;)

Good Morning...

I was reminded this morning that how we start our day
        can determine our day...
"One reason a morning prayer time is so critical is because we never know when a matter is going to arise that needs attention "at once". We don't always get to deliberate about it for several days or weeks and study our options. If we're not surrendered to God already that day with our hearts and minds guarded by Scripture, we'll more likely react by impulse than by the Holy Spirit.
Every morning God already knows each joy and concern our day holds. Some crises are so horrendous that we feel like nothing could have prepared us for them.
Other times we can see that God strategically placed the truths on our minds that would become hope and assurance to us for months to come." beth moore
So...let's be prepared in advance to be victorious
       in whatever situation might arise.
Because "arise" it will~

Friday, October 22, 2010

November 2

Iraqi Voter overcome with emotion

We have the privilege, right and duty to vote. As American's we often take that for granted...

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
  ~ Edmund Burke