Fruits, Veggies, Roses — It’s That Time + HM #188

Summer is the time for fruits, veggies, roses, and more. Find great tips for your garden, delicious recipe ideas, tablescapes, and more for your bountiful harvest. Plus, link up at Home Matters with recipes, DIY, crafts, decor. #Fruit #Veggies #Roses #HomeMattersParty

Fruits, Veggies, Roses — It’s That Time + HM #188

It’s the National Month for Fruits, Veggies, and Roses! So the gals at Home Matters thought we would share some awesome posts celebrating the growing garden and all of its wonderful harvest for beauty, scent, and deliciousness. We hope  you enjoy our roundup!

 

Caring for Your Rose Bushes from Shelly @ Frugal Family Home

 

How to Prune Roses from Kathy & Steve @ The Garden Glove

 

8 Kitchen Remedies for Perfect Roses from Michelle @ The Gracious Wife

 

How to Create a DIY Rose Trellis from Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

 

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Ham Noodle Casserole Recipe Quick And Easy Dinner

Make dinner delicious with this Ham Noodle Casserole. A perfect comfort food family meal. This recipe is quick and easy and has only six ingredients. Serve it for a busy weeknight or Sunday Supper. #HamNoodleCasserole #Casserole

Ham Noodle Casserole Recipe

A Quick and Easy Comfort Food

 

I love eating dinner with my family, but some nights are busier than others. That is when I pull out one of my go-to quick and easy meals — and it doesn’t get much easier than this delicious and satisfying Ham Noodle Casserole.

The ingredients for this dish are simple and few, and bonus, you probably have most of them available in your freezer or pantry. Let’s get cooking!

Ham Noodle Casserole Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Diced Ham
  • Egg Noodles
  • 1 Can – Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 Can – Cream of Celery Soup
  • 1 – 8-10 ounce Bag – Frozen Mixed Vegetable
  • 1/2 Cup – Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1-1/2 cans water
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Make dinner delicious with this Ham Noodle Casserole. A perfect comfort food family meal. This recipe is quick and easy and has only six ingredients. Serve it for a busy weeknight or Sunday Supper.
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Make dinner delicious with this Ham Noodle Casserole. A perfect comfort food family meal. This recipe is quick and easy and has only six ingredients. Serve it for a busy weeknight or Sunday Supper.
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Make dinner delicious with this Ham Noodle Casserole. A perfect comfort food family meal. This recipe is quick and easy and has only six ingredients. Serve it for a busy weeknight or Sunday Supper.

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375°
  2. Lightly grease a 9-inch x 13-inch casserole dish
  3. In a large bowl, mix the Diced Ham, Cream of Mushroom Soup, Cream of Celery Soup, Frozen Mixed Vegetables, Shredded Cheddar Cheese, and Water
  4. Spread dry Egg Noodles (straight from the package) into the prepared casserole dish.
  5. Pour the ham and vegetable mixture over the noodles, and stir to mix well.
  6. Loosely cover with aluminum foil.
  7. Bake for 45 minutes.
  8. Optional – top with a little extra shredded Cheddar cheese.
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Make dinner delicious with this Ham Noodle Casserole. A perfect comfort food family meal. This recipe is quick and easy and has only six ingredients. Serve it for a busy weeknight or Sunday Supper.
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Type: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Ingredients:
  • Diced Ham
  • Egg Noodles
  • 1 Can - Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 Can - Cream of Celery Soup
  • 1 - 8-10 ounce Bag - Frozen Mixed Vegetable
  • 1/2 Cup - Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1-1/2 cans water
Directions:
  1. Pre-heat oven to 375°
  2. Lightly grease a 9-inch x 13-inch casserole dish
  3. In a large bowl, mix the Diced Ham, Cream of Mushroom Soup, Cream of Celery Soup, Frozen Mixed Vegetables, Shredded Cheddar Cheese, and Water
  4. Spread dry Egg Noodles (straight from the package) into the prepared casserole dish.
  5. Pour the ham and vegetable mixture over the noodles, and stir to mix well.
  6. Loosely cover with aluminum foil.
  7. Bake for 45 minutes.
  8. Optional - top with a little extra shredded Cheddar cheese.
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Your family will love this dinner! Looking for other great recipes? Try these:

Fried Tuna Pancakes

Lemon Parsley Chicken

Grilled Barbecue Ranch Chicken Tacos

Polska Kielbasa and Caramelized Onions

Citrus and Shallot Roasted Chicken

 

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Well Yes! To A Stronger, Healthier, Happier Life

This shop, Well Yes! To A Stronger, Healthier, Happier Life, has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WellYesMoment #CollectiveBias

Be inspired by this story of personal strength and determination while eating a delicious and nutritious cup of Well Yes!® Soup.

 

Well Yes! To A Stronger, Healthier, Happier Life

A Story of Challenge and Personal Determination.

 

There is something beautiful about a person who is confident, positive, and happy despite any struggles and challenges they may face. This type of person is an inspiration and encouragement to others with their strength and determination.

It is a mindset, one they live by day-by-day. One that starts with making good choices. Good choices such as eating deliciously crafted food, with real nutritious ingredients like Well Yes!® Soup. Good choices that inspire Moments of Yes!

 

Today, I’d like to share one such Moment of Yes!

My daughter, Rory, was born with a mitochondrial disorder — an energy metabolism disorder. What does that mean? Well, basically, she doesn’t always have the energy to make her body function properly. Because of this, she spent a lot of time in and out of the hospital while growing up, and that meant she missed a lot of schooling.

School Is A Challenge

The lowest point of her illness came when she was in the sixth grade as she spent six months in the hospital. She was at a children’s hospital, so that meant she could get some sort of schooling. But here is the rub, to qualify for schooling, your admission must last for two weeks, then your schooling may begin. Once discharged in the hospital’s computer system, even if immediately readmitted, your two-week waiting period begins all over again. Just think how crazy that is for chronically ill kids.

Well, during this six months in the hospital, they would try to get Rory home and discharge her. Sometimes we didn’t even leave the hospital room before being readmitted, others we’d get part way home before turning around, and a couple of times we made it home for a few hours before returning. That meant her schooling was constantly disrupted, and then you have to take into account the fact that she was gravely ill and not up to school as well.

Once Rory’s health stabilized somewhat, she qualified for medical home teaching through special education at the public school. They promised us that she would be able to achieve her high school diploma, after all, she had until she reached 21 years of age. It was important to me, but more importantly, the high school diploma was important to Rory. She is a smart girl; she could do the work and accomplish her goal.

Fighting To Make Dreams Come True

Of course, receiving only 2-hours of teaching 2-days a week, makes for slow progress, but that is all the California school district allows. As she turned seventeen, the school district suddenly changed their tune about Rory getting her diploma. They wanted her to take the test for her GED and move on her way. Her teacher was appalled, I was upset, and Rory was staunch in her decision that a GED was not acceptable to her. She was determined to earn her high school diploma!

With Rory leading the charge, we persevered. She earned her high school diploma! It was a fantastic and emotional day, a definite Moment of Yes!

Today, Rory attends a local college where she works hard and has attained membership in the Honors Society, Phi Theta Kappa. Can we say, “Proud Mama?” Well Yes!

Rory sips her favorite flavor, Tomato Carrot Bisque, from our vintage Campbell’s Soup mug.

 

Find Your Moment of Yes!

So, I encourage you to make your own Moments of Yes! Find the courage and the strength to make your dreams a reality. A great way to start is with a real, nutritious bowl of Well Yes! Soup.

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Well Yes! Soups are made with real, non-GMO ingredients with no antibiotics, contain no artificial flavors or colors, and is packaged with non-BPA linings. There are nine featured flavors. Some of our favorite flavors are Roasted Chicken with Wild Rice; Chicken Noodle; Tomato Carrot Bisque; Minestrone with Kale; and Sweet Potato Corn Chowder. YUM! These unique flavors challenge the status quo of canned soups.

So, say yes to the good stuff so you have what you need to say yes in the rest of your life. Well Yes! A Soup in the Right Direction®!

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Looking for another heartwarming story? Check out A Random Act of Kindness and see one woman’s amazing Moment of Yes! You just won’t believe what happened…

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Soup Recipe – Cheesy Potato Soup PLUS

Ooh, get your hungry on! Regular Contributor, Calvalyn Day, is bringing us a delicious and hearty Cheesy Potato Soup Recipe.

Cheesy Potato Soup PLUS

A Recipe Even Your Teenagers Will Love!

 

This recipe was originally created to meet the taste buds of hungry teenagers that crammed into my house for a sleepover. That’s right, another teenager sleepover! ARGH!

Have no fear, supermom is here! No seriously, I simply cannot stand one more pizza party, and I refuse to blow half my weekly budget on nutrient-less (is that a word?) carb-laden snack items. I thought, what a great day to test out my new Cheesy Potato Soup Recipe, but you don’t need to wait for a sleepover of course. The cooler nights creeping across most of the country now, means you can never have enough soup recipes. And, once you see how easy this is, you will be singing my praises!

I found the original recipe on my favorite past time, Pinterest, and it looked simple enough. However, I decided to make a few changes to have the soup be as filling and healthy as possible. The original recipe calls for only potatoes, 5 pounds, chopped with the skin on. I prefer them peeled, but leaving the skins on would add a good deal of fiber as well. Personal preference basically, up to you.

I cut the amount to about half and added a large bag of frozen Florentine vegetables to plump up the veggie count.

Next, add all the vegetables to the crock-pot with 64-ounces of chicken broth. I was fortunate to have some fresh homemade broth from a roasted chicken I had made the night before (yum), so I only needed one 32-ounce container. Beef or vegetable broth could be used, but would slightly alter the taste and color. Using low sodium is also a good idea.

Here’s what I used:

One onion and a few spices that can be altered to taste, two teaspoons of garlic, one teaspoon of pepper, and salt to taste. I use seasoned salt which has a bit of paprika as well. When it’s all said and done, your crock-pot will look like this.

Set it on low, and forget it.

5-6 magical hours later, you’ll have this.

Next, using an immersion blender, or the old fashioned kind, pulse the soup to your desired consistency and blend in 16 ounces of cream cheese before you serve. Since the majority of my family is lactose intolerant we use cream cheese substitute.

The final product is this amazing wonder below. I like to serve garnished with a little extra pepper, cheese and bacon bits. We had the soup with sandwiches, but it’s more than filling by itself with a little crusty bread. I’ve also turned it into cheeseburger soup by adding a half pound of crumbled ground beef or even leftover meatloaf–when that last slice isn’t enough to make a meal for anyone.

 

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A delicious and hearty Cheesy Potato Soup with Florentine Vegetables from Life With Lorelai's regular Contributor, Calvalyn Day.
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Type: Soup
Serves: 8 servings
Ingredients:
  • 3 pounds peeled, chopped Potatoes ($1.50)
  • 1 large package frozen Florentine Vegetables ($1.67)
  • 64-ounces of Chicken Stock ($1.79 with my homemade broth added)
  • 1 Onion, chopped ($.20)
  • 2 teaspoons of Granulated Garlic
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 16-oz package of Cream Cheese (or Tofutti)($1.99)
  • Cheddar Cheese, Bacon Bits, Fried Onions (optional garnishes)
Directions:
  1. Place Potatoes, Vegetables, Chicken Stock, Onions, Granulated Garlic, Salt, and Pepper into the crock-pot and cook on low for 5-6 hours.
  2. Blend cooked soup with Cream Cheese until smooth.
  3. Garnish with Cheese, Bacon, and Fried Onion as desired.
  4. Enjoy!
Notes
Recipe makes at least 8 good-size servings and is AWESOME the next day. Not accounting for seasoning and garnish the meal comes in well under $10, even adding a couple dollars for bread. Tummy filling and money stretching all in one! Let me know if you enjoy it, I’m hungry for it again already.
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I hope you will enjoy this Cheesy Potato Soup!

 

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