Monday, March 7, 2011

Whooooo Loves You?

With spring just around the corner, there are lots of new babies on the way. I made several of these 3x3 cards to have on hand whenever I need them. I used the CTMH "Love you Forever" Stamp Set and the "Sweet Pea" paperpack. I usually prefer solid stamps to line stamps, but by cutting and layering different cardstock and B&T papers, it really made these little owls pop.
It just happens that this card can also be used for this week's Heart to Heart Challenge The challenge was to use at least three stamped images to create a scene. These little owls, the saying and the button flower made the perfect baby card.
A mom in my MOPS group just had a baby, so am able to use one of these card immediately. Tomorrow everyone in our group is to bring some type of frozen meal/treat to deliver a care package to her. Hopefully it will make the first few weeks a little bit easier. I made a chicken tetrazinni casserole (see recipe below) that can easily be frozen and heated at anytime. I also got a little something for the baby and his siblings to make my gift complete.
I think the bow and cute card make this boring casserole seem a little more special.
Tip of the Day: When bringing dinner to a friend and/or neighbor, make sure to put your meal in a disposable dish, so the person receiving the gift does not need to worry about returning your dish.
Chicken Tetrazinni
(A family recipe that I grew up with. Don't know where my mom got it, but it is so easy to prepare and tastes great...I don't think it is low fat though.)
4 chicken breast boiled and cubed into pieces
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 large can of evaporated milk
1 cup chicken broth
2 T. cooking sherry
Dash of pepper
Dash of nutmeg
Dash of garlic powder
1 small can of mushrooms
1/2 pound of grated cheedar cheese
Parmesean Cheese
1 pount of spaghetti noodles
Stew chicken, save 1 cup of chicken broth, remove chicken and then cook spaghetti in remaining liquid. Make sauce by combining all the ingredients except, chicken, noodles and parmesean cheese.
Layer spaghetti, chicken cubes and sauce. Sprinkle with parmesean cheese.
Cover and cook in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Remove cover and cook for another 30 minutes.
Casserole can be frozen before cooking. Defrost throughly before cooking.


Michele said...

What a sweetheart YOU are! Lucky new Mommy to get such a warm and thoughtful gift! The card is absolutely adorable! Well Done and thanks for sharing! :)

Lorrinda said...

Adorable baby cards! And I'm so going to try your recipe, sounds delish! What a great gift for a busy new Mom. Thanks for joining us at H2H and making a scene this week!

Corina said...

Lovely cards! Thanks for sharing the wonderful recipe too! Thank for joining us at H2H!

Melinda said...

Such sweet cards! I bet the new mother is going to be excited to get the meal and the adorable cards. Thanks for participating with us at H2H this week!

Karen Day said...

These are so sweet - great job on the challenge! Glad you could join us at H2H this week :o)

Jessica said...

What a thoughtful gift, I love this set and you did a fabulous job with it! Thanks for joining us at H2H challenges!

Mary said...

Adorable card and such a thoughtful gift. Thanks for playing along with H2H!

Lisa Stenz said...

Cute, cute card! I'm sure the new mommy will be thrilled. Thanks for sharing with us at H2H this week! *Ü*

Jen Rubio said...

What a special gift (and super cute card!) We're looking forward to trying out your recipe soon too. THANKS for sharing and inspiring me!

Lisa Fowler Windsor, CO said...

My first time to visit your blog and love your work! This recipe looks great. I'm always looking for meals that can be frozen. Thanks for sharing!

Debbie Carriere said...

Sooo cute! Fantastic job with the paper piecing. Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart!

Melanie said...

Lovely cards!! I really love that stamp set.