Thursday, May 8, 2014

Cajun Seasoning Mix

I made this Cajun Seasoning Mix to go with my Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya.  It's easy to make and great to have on hand.  It's a good seasoning for chicken or fish, and not too spicy.

Cajun Seasoning Mix


2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
3 tsp paprika
2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp ground oregano
1 1/2 tsp thyme


Mix all ingredients together in a jar and store.

Use as you like.

Have a great week.

Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

Even though it is getting warm out, I thought this Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya sounded good since it has been in the 50's for the last few days.  I had bought Andouille Sausage when I was at the commissary last week and I thought this would be an easy meal, since I have been trying to get some planting done in my yard.  It's a pretty simple recipe, and it came out delicious.

Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya


6 chicken boneless skinless (cut into bite size pieces)
1 lb andouille sausage
1 small chopped onion
2 10 cans diced tomatoes with green chilis
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup water
1 tsp chopped garlic
3 TB olive oil
2 cups uncooked long grain rice


In a dutch oven are large pot heat olive and cook diced onions until translucent.

Add garlic and cook for another few minutes.

Add chicken and andouille sausage and cook until chicken is no longer pink, about 7 to 8 minutes.

Stir in the tomatoes and green chilis, chicken broth, water, cajun seasoning and bring to a boil.  Stirring occasionally.

Add rice, and bring back to a boil.  Once boiling reduce heat to a simmer and cover and cook for 30 minutes or until rice is tender.

Makes 6 servings

I hope that you like this recipe.  We always love hearing from you.

Have a great week.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party 86

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How to Make Dawn Laundry Detergent

Today we will learn how to make Dawn Laundry Detergent.  

Here is the scene.  It is the day before Easter, and I'm trying to pack our clothes for a trip to Mexico. I'm leaving on Monday morning and don't want to have to do my laundry on Easter.  I'm all out of laundry detergent, and the normal one I make has to sit for 8 hours.  That wont work since I need to do the laundry now!  I of course hop onto Pinterest to find ideas for fast and easy laundry detergents and this was a great idea that I found.  I was so excited that it was easy and it only ended up taking me about 10 minutes to make.

I waited to post the recipe, because I wanted to make sure that it worked well and cleaned all of our clothes and other household stuff (sheets, towels, quilts).  It really does a great job, and is great when you need it quickly.  I still like the other one a little better, because it's a little more natural, but I would recommend this in a pinch.

Dawn Laundry Detergent


5 TB Borax
5 TB Arm and Hammer Washing Soda
3 TB Dawn dishwashing liquid (I used blue)
2 cups hot water
1 gallon container
cold water to fill container


Put borax, washing soda into your jug.

Add the 2 cups of hot water to the jug and shake for a few minutes until the powders have dissolved.

Next fill the container with cold water, it will foam from the soap, but just keep filling and let the foam run over the top of the jug.  Just make sure you leave a little room for the Dawn.

You will then at the Dawn Liquid dish soap, and shake and you are set to go.

I use 1/4 cup liquid in my HE3 machine and it works great.  This is a really quick solution if you need laundry detergent immediately.

Let me know what you think.
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Monday, May 5, 2014

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The Secrets of Intercessory Prayer - Book Review

It has been a little while since I have done a book review, but I really wanted to recommend the book The Secret of Intercessory Prayer by Jack Hayford.  I have referred to the book several times in the last few months in my bible studies and finished it a few weeks ago.  

I really enjoyed reading this book, and loved that it really explains how we can pray for our loved ones (friends or family) in an effective manor.  It uses new and old testament verses to explain that we have the authority to pray not only for those in our lives, but also for others who may need our help as well.  Here is an example of a few of the chapter names:

5. Basic Promises to Apply
7.  Heirs Together of the Grace of Life
8.  Your Prayers are Decisive!
11. Praying for someone You Don't Want to Pray For
12.  How to Pray Without Ceasing

Here is a verse that really touched me.

But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are parishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.
2 Cor 4:3-4

There are so many people who are blinded to God's word.  They are blinded by the enemy, who wants them for himself, and is trying to keep them from the kingdom of God.  We can pray for them, rather then fighting with them.  One of my prayers for those who are blinded is "to lift the veil from their eyes and also to lift the scales from their eyes".  Our words will probably not open their eyes, but our prayers can and will.

There is so much more in this short book that is so relevant for prayer for others.  I really recommend it.  I am reading another book now called Penetrating the Darkness by Jack Hayford.  I'll let you know what I think of this one, when I am finished. 

Have a blessed week.