Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Gospel Art Books

I am planning on buying one of the new Gospel Art Books that the church recently published. They are $3.50 each but only $1.50 each for a case of 20. If 19 other people are also interested in saving $2, I could order a case and you can pay me back. Here is a description of the book from lds.org:

This book contains 137 pictures that are organized into 6 sections: Old Testament, New Testament, Book of Mormon, Church History, Gospel in Action, and Latter-day Prophets. These pictures can be used for learning and teaching at home or at church. Descriptive titles as well as references to scriptures and other sources for learning about and discussing the pictures are available in the Gospel Art Book index. Go to gospelart.lds.org to view or download the pictures contained in the Gospel Art Book.

If you are interested, please call or email Jana Wells (number and email address in online Ward Directory).

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Amanda Major's Recipes

Gorgonzola Pasta
1 lb. Gorgonzola cheese (2 cups)
¼ cup butter
2 cups heavy cream
½ tsp. white pepper
½ tsp. nutmeg
1 package Ziti or Penne pasta

On very low heat, melt butter with cheese. Using a wooden spoon, press the cheese to melt it quickly. DO NOT BOIL. Add cream and spices. Keep warm and add cooked pasta and toss together. Serve hot with parmesan cheese.

No-Knead Bread
3 cups all-purpose or bread flour, more for dusting
¼ tsp. instant yeast
1 ¾ tsp. salt
Cornmeal as needed

1. In a large bowl combine flour, yeast, and salt. Add 1 ½ to 1 5/8 cups water (here in Wisconsin, I usually need to use close to 2 cups), and stir until blended; dough will be shaggy and sticky. Cover bowl with plastic wrap. Let dough rest at least 12 hours, preferably about 18, at warm room temperature, about 72 degrees.

2. Dough is ready when its surface is dotted with bubbles. Lightly flour a work surface and place dough on it; sprinkle it with a little more flour and fold it over on itself once or twice. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rest about 15 minutes.

3. Using just enough flour to keep dough from sticking to work surface or to your fingers, gently and quickly shape dough into a ball. Generously coat a thin cotton towel or cheesecloth (not terry cloth) with cornmeal; put dough seam side down on towel and dust with more flour, bran or cornmeal. Cover with another cotton towel and let rise for about 2 hours. When it is ready, dough will be more than double in size and will not readily spring back when poked with a finger.

4. At least a half-hour before dough is ready, heat oven to 450 degrees. Put a 2 ½ quart heavy covered pot (cast iron, enamel, Pyrex, or ceramic) in oven as it heats. When dough is ready, carefully remove pot from oven. Lift the bread with the towel and turn dough over into pot, seam side up; it may look like a mess, but that is ok. Shake pan once or twice if dough is unevenly distributed; it will straighten out as it bakes. Cover with lid and bake 30 minutes. Then remove lid and bake another 5-8 minutes, until loaf is beautifully browned. Cool on a rack. Yields one 1 ½ pound loaf.

Spaghetti Sauce
1 lb. Jimmy Dean’s ground sausage
1 lb. ground chuck
4 cloves crushed garlic
1 medium yellow onion, chopped

Brown meat and drain excess fat. Add chopped onions and minced garlic, then add:

1 – 2 lb. can tomatoes (either diced or stewed and blend in a blender)
1 – 12 oz. can tomato paste
1 – 12 oz. can water
1 Bay leaf
¼ tsp. thyme
1 tsp. salt
¼ pepper
1 ½ tsp. basil
1 ½ tsp. oregano
4 T. sugar
½ cup Red cooking wine

It’s best if you can let it simmer after adding all the ingredients for about an hour.

Tortilla Soup
4 chicken breasts cooked and cubed (I like to BBQ)
1 onion diced
2 cloves garlic
1 – 10 oz. can stewed tomatoes
1 – 10 oz. can tomatoes with chilies
1 – 4 oz. can diced green chilies
1 – 2 cups frozen corn
1 can chicken broth and 1 can of water
2 cans beef broth

To add:
5 oz.-roasted red peppers
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
½ tsp. chili powder
1 – 2 tsp. cumin
2 tsp. Worchester sauce
Dash of hot sauce (Tabasco or Tapatillo)

Cubed avocado
Monterey Jack cheese
Sour Cream
Tortilla Chips - crushed
Finely chopped cilantro

Monday, April 27, 2009

Free Rummage!!!!!!!!

Saturaday May 9th between 10am -12pm at our church house, we will have a free rummage.

Things to bring-anything you would see at a rummage. Toys, clothes housewares,furniture etc. This a great opportunity for those who are moving to dejunk. ;)

1st- We need things to go through. Clean out closets and basements, and storage. Please separate the clothing into size categories (infant, toddler, child boy/girl adult mens/womens/maternity) and write on the bag what it is. The more you separate the more it helps us to separate for the rummage! Bring them to the talent show the night before or contact persons below for other drop off options.

2nd- we need help sorting through the items night of talent show and or the morning of. The more helpers we have the easier it will be to find things.

3rd- spread the word and show up. People wishing to bring items the morning of, may, as long as it is brought early enough to be sorted.

Items remaining after 12 will go to Teen Challenge and the Meta House

Thanks for all the support in making this beneficial to all. And remember one lady's junk is another lady's treasure.

Any questions or persons willing to help please contact:
Sarah Lythgoe 414-257-1968 home 414-339-5515 cell or
Maureen Hoenigman 262-844-4460

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sewing Machine Serger

Hey all, Jessica Yan is looking to borrow a sewing machine with a serger. Her mother is coming to town and wants to make curtains for their home. If anyone has one that could let Jessica borrow it by Friday May 24th, please get in contact with her. Thanks! And keep sewing!

Friday, April 17, 2009

House for Sale- "Although we are sad to be leaving all of you and wish we could take it with us, it is time for us to leave our home here for another adventure in West Virginia. It is in a convenient location for shopping, parks, the Medical College, and Froedtert Hospital. We have put a lot of time and effort into updating it and will miss our wonderful neighbors, but we know that it will be a great home for the next owners. If you happen to be contacted by incoming students, residents, co-workers, or anyone looking for a home in Milwaukee County, please feel free to mention our blog for more information at http://welcome2yournewhome.blogspot.com. Thanks! Andrea Larson

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

In need of items

My little sister, Kara, is moving to WI and as a recent college grad who has lived in student housing is in need of everything to furnish an apartment. If you are getting rid of items while preparing to move and/or while doing spring cleaning please let me know as Kara is in need of any and all furniture, housewares (utensils, small appliances, etc). Anything cheap or free would be much appreciated. I'd be happy to pick up items at your convenience! My email is ljcurrey@hotmail.com and phone is 414-447-9260. Also, she'll be looking for work upon moving here - so please pass on any job opportunities that you might hear of! THANKS!!! - Laura Currey

Monday, April 6, 2009

Did you know that there is an election on Tuesday?

Did you know there is an election on Tuesday? I hate going to the polls and being surprised by the names I've never seen before and not knowing which candidate would best represent my values. I recently discovered www.vpa.wi.gov. If you are a registered voter, enter your info. It will tell you your polling place and let you see a sample ballot. I just went through the couple of contested races in my district. I look up the candidates websites and then look for their endorsements. I look for names of people in the community I respect or other elected officials with whom I agree. I hope you will use this site and pass along the information to others. It has been a real blessing to me as I've tried to be an informed voter.

Kendra McMullin

Sunday, March 29, 2009

house for sale

Hello all,
My neighbors are moving away to do a fellowship and need to sell their home. If you or anyone you know is in the house market pass the word along. Thanks , Sarah

8360 Gridley Ave, Wauwatosa, WI 53213

House Specs:
$195,000 2 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom
1 ½ Car garage
Heat – Gas, forced air with central air
Size – Approximately 900 Square feet (does not include finished lower level)

This updated 1925 ranch home is bursting with character. Home features hardwood floors, vestibule entry, completely remodeled kitchen, updated bathroom, and quality throughout. Needs nothing! The lower level family room plus office is finished & carpeted and very comfortable. The yard is fenced in and has been freshly landscaped. House is located on cul de sac in friendly neighborhood and is within walking distance of medical complex, parks, and running/biking trails.

I would like to sell the house without a realtor to eliminate the realtor fees, so we are selling for $195,000. (A realtor suggested $202,000.) If you are even remotely interested, please contact me ASAP. I am only going to try this for sale by owner for a short time and if we list with a realtor the price will increase to cover the cost.

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the house. Thank you for looking!

Susie Willey
swilley@atsu.edu Cell: 414-699-5056

Thursday, March 26, 2009

More $$$$

Mazur/Zachow Research is currently looking for MALES AND FEMALES BETWEEN THE AGES OF 22-39 that would be available to participate in an IN-HOME INTERVIEW regarding candy and confectionery products. Interviews will be held between Monday April 13th and Thursday April 16th. (Sessions will be conducted in the afternoon and evening on these dates, but the exact date and time of the each person's interview would be determined by their answers to the preliminary questionnaire.)

As mentioned, the interview would be conducted IN YOUR HOME. It would also require each participant to complete a HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT prior to their interview: they will have to create 2 collages and keep a 7 day internet diary regarding certain confectionery usage. Qualified participants would receive $200 upon completing their interview in appreciation of their time and input.

If you know someone age 22-39 that is interested in participating in this project, please have them click on the link below to answer the preliminary screening questionnaire. If they qualify based on their answers, they will receive a call from one of our interviewers in the next several days to talk to them about including them in the study.

Here is a link to the preliminary questionnaire: (PLEASE NOTE: Only ONE survey may be completed with this link!)


Thank you!
Mazur/Zachow Research

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Looking to make a couple extra$$$$

Hey all some of you know about these study groups, some don't so, if you are interested give them a call. email me if you have a question. Sarah Lythgoe cutzdahair@gmail.com

STUDY #1: FEMALES AGE 18-54 YEARS OLD WHO ARE HEAVY USERS OF PLUG-IN SCENTED OIL AIR FRESHENERS Lein/Spiegelhoff is looking for females age 18-54 years old that are heavy users of plug-in scented oil air fresheners. If you or someone you know meets these preliminary qualifications and would be interested in participating in a product test, please call ASAP for further screening. Please call (262)797-4320 and ask for Amy. If you qualify and participate you will be paid.
STUDY#2: 25-60 YEAR OLDS WHO HAVE A DOG 1-10 YEARS OLD WITH A WEIGHT PROBLEM Lein/Spiegelhoff is looking for 25-60 year olds who have a dog 1-10 years old who both own and personally care for a dog and are concerned about the healthy weight of their dog and feed brands such as the following: Benefel Healthy Weight Management; Purina One Healthy Weight; Fit and Trim Healthy Weight; Pro Plan Weight Management; If you or someone you know meets these preliminary qualifications and would be available to participate in a focus group on Monday, March 23rd during the day or evening or Tuesday March 24th during the day. Please call (262)797-4320 and ask for Dana. If you qualify and participate you will be paid.
STUDY #3: FIRST TIME MOMS - EXPECTING THEIR FIRST BABY END OF MARCH OR BEGINNING OF APRIL We are looking for females who are expecting their FIRST baby between March 16th and April 6th. Please call Lein/Spiegelhoff as soon as possible for an upcoming study that we are scheduling now. NO SALES are involved. If you qualify, you will receive compensation for your participation. If you or someone you know would be interested in participating, please call Lein/Spiegelhoff at 262-797-4320 and ask for Mrs. Newman for further screening. PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO YOUR FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS AND FAMILY. (REFERRALS WELCOME!)
STUDY #4: MOMS WITH GIRLS IN THE POTTY TRAINING PROCESS We are looking for mothers who have a female child who is currently potty training. If you are in the process of potty training, please call Lein/Spiegelhoff as soon as possible for an upcoming study. NO SALES are involved. If you qualify, you will receive FREE products and compensation for your participation.If you or someone you know has a child in the potty training process, and would be interested in participating, please call Lein/Spiegelhoff at (262)797-4320 and ask for Mrs. Peterson for further screening. If you e-mail us include your name and phone number. Please forward this to your friends, neighbors and family. Hours to call:Mon. - Fri.: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Great deal on Cereal and Diapers

Courtesy of Martha Taylor:

Sentry is having a great deal on select General Mills Cereals this week. Look on Sentryfoods.com to see the list of cereals on sale. It is on sale for 4/$6. Then there is a coupon for $4 off 4. Also on coupons.com, there are some coupons you can print to make it cheaper. I know the Sentry on 72nd and Lisbon doubles on Wed. and Thur., the one on 92nd and Lisbon doubles on Thur. and Fri. And the Sentry Metcalfs on State and 68th ish doubles on Wed. and Saturdays. So that will make a possible overage (more than free).

Also, there is a Huggies deal going on if you do the Walgreeens thing. On coupons.com, there are two printable coupons (you can print two each). One for $3 off any huggies and $5 off any huggies supreme diapers. You can print two each per computer. The deal is that you buy $25 of Huggies and you get $10 Register Rewards back. So, if you buy three packages of diapers and use 2 Huggies Supreme $5 off coupons and one Huggies Regular $3 off coupons, you pay $17 out of pocket and get $10 back in Register Rewards. Anyway, so that kind of makes them 3 packages (small packages) for $7. Good deal. If you have a coupon for wipes, then you can buy two packages of diapers and one package of wipes and get two packages of diapers and one package of the larger huggies wipes and pay less out of pocket. ($15 and then get $10 Register Rewards back). Anyway, if you have any questions, let me know. Marthtaylor@gmail.com.

Looking for help for possible enrichment activity...

Several sisters have shown interest in a "free" rummage. You would need to schedule the church gym and a possible pick up from Good Will. If you would like to help oversee this activity please contact Sarah Lythgoe or Trina Young.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Playgroup for wed feb 25

Wed. Feb 25th @9:30am
McDonalds' Playland 10915 W National AveWest Allis, WI 53227
Come get out of the house and let your kids play!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Do you know much about voting in your area...

Kendra McMullin found this site to inform you of your options for voting. Location, about people, when the next election is in your area. Check it out.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Medicine Drive

We are going to be doing a Medicine Drive with the Ward Activity on March 6th. This is like a food drive except with medications that will be donated to the Medical Brigades. Now I realize that medicine can get expensive so I have looked up some deals that are going on and compared prices between CVS and Walgreens. There is a list below of medications needed that are over-the-counter and fairly priced. If you click on the picture it will be easier to read. Thanks for your help.

Saturday, February 7, 2009


Hello Sisters!
We have started this blog for all of you. We hope with this blog we can be better connected as sisters. It may take a minute before this blog is fully up and going, so visit often! I would like to take a minute and let all know what our focus is for Home, Family, and Personal Enrichment: compassionate service, education and literacy, finances, health, homemaking, marriage and family, sharing the gospel, temple and family history. More info. on each can be found on www.lds.org. We also hope to make this the one place to find out what is going on for activites within our ward.