Thursday, June 4, 2020

STUFFED GREEN PEPPERS WITH CAMPBELL'S SOUP

I went looking in the refrigerator and found a pound of sausage, three cups left over rice, and three green peppers and a red one. What to make for dinner with this? Stuffed green peppers.



This is a quick and simple recipe that is a family pleaser.


RECIPE

3 cups cold rice
6 bell peppers
1 pound ground sausage
1 half sweet or white onion
1 package of mushrooms
2 cans of Campbell's Cheddar Cheese soup
1/2 soup can of milk
1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese plus extra for sprinkling on top



INSTRUCTIONS


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Slice the tops off the peppers and clean out the seeds and ribs.
  • Place the peppers cut side down in a brownie or cake dish. 
  • Add 1 1/2 cups of water to the dish.
  • Cover the dish with foil and bake for 25 minutes.
  • While peppers are cooking, prepare the sausage as directed on package. Break the meat up while cooking.
  • Add the onion to the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes or until softened. 
  • Add chopped up mushrooms to the sausage and onion mixture and cook that also.
  • Add the rice and mix everything together
  • Add two cans of Campbell's Cheddar Cheese soup and 1/2 soup can of milk. 
  • Mix everything together and then add in 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese and stir everything until the cheese is melted.
  • Remove the peppers from the oven and drain off the water. Turn the peppers over and fill each one with the sausage and cheese mixture.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes. 
  • Sprinkle extra shredded cheese on top of each bell pepper and serve.



If you try this, let me know in the comments what you think. 

Enjoy!
Jearise

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Disney Themed Arts and Crafts Party

Our theme for the Sunday, May 31st ZOOM arts and crafts party was DISNEY. It was suppose to be Disney Villains but I am drawing challenged and there was no way I was going to be able to draw one of those Disney bad guys so I made it a more general term - DISNEY.

My Disney themed scarp booking paper from Michael's finally arrived so I thought I would do a Disney scrapbook layout. My friend, Carina, has been to Disney World like 20 times, so I reached out to her for some photos. My colored printer isn't working like is use to so the pictures are on the red side but they worked to get the layout done for now.



These are the full pages I did and here are some close ups of the different embellishments I made. The Mickeys, Mickey's gloves and words are cut out with my Cricut and from Cricut Disney cartridges. The castle is my own design. I used a glitter pen on the castle and glitter glue in red for Mickey.





Here are the other projects that were done by participants in our fun Disney ZOOM party.

Drawing by Mya.

Tracing by Mya.

Drawing by Bev.

Tracing by Bev.

Pencil drawing by Carina.

Acrylic painting by Chris.

Acrylic painting by Chris.

Pencil and chalk drawing by me.

Thanks for stopping by and comment below and I'll share with the other artists. 

Happy day to y'all.
Lorby





Saturday, May 30, 2020

On Line Crafting Video Chats

While we've been stuck inside and not able to physically socialize, I decided to get creative and put together an online crafting party. We started in April and meet in a Zoom chat every two weeks and while in the chat we present things we have made. Each meeting has a theme so all projects must involve that theme in some way.

Our firts Zoom Craft event theme was Moon. I don't care what type of art or craft project people do as long as the involve the theme.

Actylic moon painting by Jeairse

Card made using a Cricut cuting machine design by Jearise

Acrylic painting by Chris.

Acrylic painting by Chris.

Quilt block by Tanya

Ink drawing by Carina.

Pencil drawing by Irene.

Acrylic painting by Chris.


Pencil drawing by Jearise.

Cards made by Jearise

Mobile made by Jearise

Pencil drawing by Maurine.

Bear drawing by Maya

Pencil drawing by Maya

Pencil drawing by Mya

 Rock painting by Vicki

Rock painting by Vicki


Great job ladies and look for our May 17th craft/art ZOOM project. I'll have it up in the next few days.


Chicken in Campbell's Golden Mushroom Soup

This recipe is one of my go to comfort food recipes that feeds an army or at least a family of six. 



*Disclaimer...All my recipes are me throwing this and that together and finding multiple recipes to get inspiration from so there are rarely exact measurements of ingredients.

I have been trying lots of recipes from dishes around the world lately but every so often I come back to those tried and true comfort food recipes and this is one that is always a winner with the family and so easy and quick to make. Prep and cook time is less than an hour.





Grab your needs...

2 cans Campbell’s golden mushroom soup

1 package white mushrooms

3 chicken breast cut into halves or thirds (You can one or two more     breast.)

olive oil

heavy whipping cream or whole milk

corn starch

deep sided frying pan

cooking mallet (for the chicken and not your spouse)

2 bowls (1 small and 1 medium)

*seasonings to taste such as salt, pepper, garlic power, onion 
  powder

Prep time!

Rinse chicken breast and cut half chicken breast into halves or    thirds

Tenderize using a cooking mallet

Season the chicken using any of seasonings mentioned above *
set aside



Mushroom time…

Rinse mushrooms in cold water

Fill mushroom container with water and mushrooms and let the mushrooms sit for a few minutes.

Pour off water after a few minutes and let them sit waiting to meet   the chicken.




Campbell’s Golden Mushroom Soup Prep Time:

Pour both cans of soup into the small bowl. (It helps to use a small spatula to get the extra soup out of the cans.)

Fill one can half way up with heavy whipping cream or whole milk whisk together and set aside

Cooking time!

Turn the burner to medium high heat

Coat the bottom of the frying pan with olive oil and let it get hot

Once the oil is hot, add your seasoned chicken breast and  LIGHTLY fry on one side.

Flip that bird over and lightly fry the other side.

**Chicken doesn’t need to be cooked all the way through. This is  what dries the chicken out.

Turn the burner to low

Pour the soup mixture over the chicken and stir.

Add the mushrooms so their waiting is over. Sir again.


Cover frying pan with lid and let it simmer for 20 minutes

Stir occasionally.

Check chicken after 20 minutes and it should be done but if not, let  it simmer a few more minutes.

Can't forget the gravy!

Remove chicken and add two heaping teaspoons of cornstarch to  enough water to make it have a runny consistency of paste. 

Whisk this into the frying pan and turn burner temp back up to  medium or medium high so to start a boil and thicken the soup  mixture. 

Keep stirring with whisk or spoon until thickened.

Add chicken back to what has become Campbell’s Golden  Mushroom gravy and serve with either mashed potatoes, noodles  or rice.

Question and Answer time:

Can I cut the chicken into smaller pieces? Yes, you can.

What happens if it’s still too runny and not like a gravy after I added the cornstarch? Mix more cornstarch and water and whisk it into soup mixture.

Can I use other types of soups? Yes, so get creative! I have used regular mushroom soup and cram of broccoli  soup before with the same yummy results.

Can I make this without the chicken? Sure can and just use it as a gravy. I would eliminate the heavy whipping cream/milk and add a half a can of water before adding cornstarch to thicken.



Friday, July 12, 2019

ADVENTURE AWAITS BLOG HOP

Thank you for joining us for  

This is a blog hop featuring our Adventures! Whether we enjoy camping, hiking, swimming, traveling, staying close to home or venturing far away, we love to document our adventures!
You should have arrived from Rebecca Ann's blog

but if not Connie Can Crop , is the beginning of this hop! 

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.


We have two awesome sponsors for this hop!!

Coloring with Nikki is giving away this gorgeous Handwritten Background stamp from RG Studios to one lucky winner.




AND

Connie has put together this Set of Me and My Big Ideas (Mambi) goodies! 12x12 Kit, Sticker phrases, and a Washi pack!!




What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. Free Shipping to our USA friends but Worldwide will be asked to pay shipping if they win.



You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 7/17/19 here at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!



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My family moved from Michigan to Tucson back in 2001 and we lived there for 8 years before moving to Austin, Texas. I'm still in love with Tucson and miss it daily. My in-laws and very close friends still live there so we go back at least once a year to say hello.

A little about Tucson. Tucson is a valley surrounded on three sides by three different mountain ranges. We lived at the base of Mount Lemmon which has the northern most ski resort in North America.  

Due to the mountain ranges, the sun sets quickly but leaves the most beautiful sunsets you will ever see. The days in the summer are hot but the nights cool off and in winter, Tucson can even get a dusting of snow now and then.  Sometimes enough to build a snowman. The snow melts as fast as it comes but it's always a pleasant surprise for the kids.





*Authentique Paper - Genuine Collection from Hobby Lobby
*cowboy hat and lasso from Cricut cartridge 
"Once Upon a Princess"
*Letters - generic letters cut out with Cricut
*various cacti - designed by me in Inkscape
(If you want the svg files for the cacti I created, please tell me in your comment below and leave your webpage address also and I'll get hold of you and send them to you.)
*Spikes drawn on cacti using a green ink brush

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Thanks for stopping by today and going on this adventure with us. Now it's time for me to say good bye until next time but there are more adventures ahead so continue hopping along.

Be sure to hop over to my friend Holli's blog now.

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Rain, Rain Go Away Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for  
the Rain Rain Go Away BLOG HOP

This is a blog hop featuring projects with rain, clouds, umbrellas, or rainbows!
You should have arrived from SHANNON

Connie Can Crop , is the beginning of this interactive hop! 
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10 p.m. to finish hopping and leave your love for all of these talented crafters.


We have four awesome sponsors for this hop!!


 has graciously donated a $20 gift certificate to shop her online store

is giving away this gorgeous Easter kit by Simple Stories

is giving away this awesome package containing a wreath kit, a stamp set, 2 rolls of twine, and 2 rolls of washi tape


Liz with Love 
is donating an awesome envelope punch board, stickers, and a pen.

What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. Free Shipping to our USA friends but Worldwide will be asked to pay shipping if they win.

You will have until 10 p.m. Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win. 


Winners will be announced on Wednesday 4/17/19 at 
Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

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I grabbed my Cricut cartridges to come up with these rainy day cards.  I used 3 Birds on Parade and 3 Birds Life's a Party to create these first two cards.




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This card design came from the Simple Holiday Cartridge




Thanks for stopping by and now it's time to move on to  CINDY'S BLOG



Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.