Monday, April 22, 2013

Question - what do you think this means?

Yesterday in Relief Society I read this statement from lesson 7 of the Lorenzo Snow manual and have been pondering ever since about how "continued integrity" will help us through our trials. I have lots of thoughts but I'd like to hear yours ... if you are comfortable sharing, please do. Thank you very much.

"… know that your lives have not been all sunshine; you have doubtless passed through many trial, and perhaps have come up through muchtribulation; but by continued integrity you will soon emerge from theshadows into the glorious sunshine of the celestial world."

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Cooking for One with Katy without Sugar or Flour - Season 2, Episode 6

Salmon with Fruit Salsa and Sweet Potatos with Amy Jo

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Cooking for One with Katy - Season 2 (w/o sugar or flour), Episode 5

Oven Roasted Chicken
Boneless skinless chicken breasts
Non stick cooking spray or olive oil
Seasonings and/or herbs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with tin foil. Spray or rub both sides of chicken breast with oil. Season both sides of chicken breast with desired seasonings. Place chicken on baking sheet and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Let rest 20 minutes. Quarter chicken and place in mixer with paddle attachment. Mix on low until chicken is shredded. Store in airtight container.

Mexican Chicken Soup
                1 ½ c chopped onion
                3 garlic cloves
                1/2 c frozen corn
                1 tsp ground cumin
                1 tsp chili powder or chili seasoning packet
                1 15 oz can black beans, rinsed
                1 10 oz can Rotel tomatoes  or diced tomatoes
                2 14 oz cans low sodium chicken or vegetable broth or stock
                8 oz can tomato sauce
                8 oz cooked chicken or garbanzo beans
                1 oz reduced fat mozzarella cheese, shredded (optional)
                Lime juice
Heat large sauce pan on medium heat. Spray with cooking spray.  Saute onions until soft and translucent. Add garlic. Add the corn.  Add a couple tablespoons broth. Add the cumin and the chili powder.  Saute for about 1 minute.  Add the black beans, Rotel, shredded chicken, chicken broth and tomato sauce to the pan.  Increase heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and allow to simmer for about 15 minutes.  Divide into evenly into 8 containers. Can also freeze. When serving, can top with cheese, cilantro, and lime juice.
Calories – 243  Fat – 4  Carbs – 29  Protein - 26

Here's the link for the recipe I adapted this from:

Monday, March 25, 2013

Download my General Conference Jeopardy

We played this game tonight for my ward FHE and it was a lot of fun. I thought I'd make it available for anyone and everyone that might want to play it with their families, wards, or youth groups.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Cooking for One with Katy - Season 2 (w/o sugar or flour), Episode 3

On location in BOISE!!!

Black Bean Hash:

With a little bit of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, cook the following on the stove top:
Diced peppers (any color you want)
Diced Onion
Black Beans

Season with:
Salt & Pepper
Mrs. Dash
Garlic Powder

Top with:
Chopped avocado
Lime juice
Cubed or shredded cooked chicken
Sour Cream

Serve with:
Brown rice
Corn tortillas
Corn chips

Note: the exact amounts and ingredients are up to you ... this is the gist of it. Go crazy

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The perfect day would be filled with lots of ...

fun, play, work, family, friends, laughter, hope, peace, smiles, kids, hugs, learning, exercise, enlightenment, sharing

or in other words ....


Larry's favorite scripture is D&C 50:24.  Because it is Larry's favorite scripture, Ann Dee chose it for her boys to learn. Listen to Asher:

I've been blessed to receive a lot of light this last week, mainly because I've been able to attend the Reno, Oakland, Sacramento, and St. Paul temples. There is so much light and truth in those buildings. I love it.

Reno                                               Oakland

Sacramento                                         St. Paul

Have you ever met someone with a bright personality and a light in their eye? It makes me happy and hopeful to interact with and learn from such people.  There really is "hope smiling brightly before us."

I've had so many perfect days lately. It's hard to imagine that there is an even more perfect day yet to come. I guess I'll just have to continueth in God so that light can grow brighter until that perfect day. It's pretty exciting. 

There really is something to learning by study and also by faith. Here is Van reciting D&C 109:7

Check this out: