Burrrr!!!! It's a very cold moring here. It is currently 20 degrees with a windchill of 15 degrees. Now that my friend is COLD. It will probably drop a degree or 2 before the Sun comes up. The high to day is only suppose to be 32 degrees. Yesterday was cold as well. I think it got up to 37 degrees, but the wind was blowing and that made if feel even colder. I stayed in yesterday and didn't get out. I did open the door a couple of times, but I quickly closed it. LOL. I have my Thermostat set up almost on 80 degrees.
I do hope that everyone had a great New Year's Day. It was a nice and quiet day around here. I did heat up my Black-Eyed Peas and made my Homemade Buttermilk Cornbread. I also made my Cabbage Casserole to go along with that. I invited my MIL over to eat with us as well. We had a late lunch. We ate around 3:00p.m. It was just the 4 of us and my MIL. I had several that left comments yesterday wanting my Cabbage Casserole Recipe. I will be kind enough to share it with everyone that wants it.
KAREN'S CABBAGE CASSEROLE
1 Head of Cabbage 1 or 2 Cans of Chicken Broth
1/2 Bell Pepper 1 Can of Diced or Chopped Tomatoes(drained)
1/2 Red Onion 1 package of Diced Ham
4 or 5 Celery Stalks 1 package of Smoked or Kielbasa Sausage
1 package of Shredded 1/2 package Elbow Noodles
Chop of the head of cabbage, bell pepper, onion, and celery stalks. In a large skillet or Non-Stick Pan, add a little Olive Oil. Add all the chopped ingredients. Let them cook on top of the Stove until almost tender. Then, add your Diced Ham and chopped up Smoked or Kielbasa Sausage in with the chopped ingredients. Let this cook for about 10 minutes. Next, add your 1 or 2 cans of Chicken Broth. The amount of cans of Chicken Broth depends on how small or big your head of Cabbage is. Next, add the 1/2 package of Noodles and the tomatoes. Let all this cook in the Chicken Broth until the Noodles are tender. After all of this is done, turn the heat off and add the Shredded Cheese on top. Put the lid on and let it sit for about 5 minutes or until Cheese is melted good. I usually cook this on Medium-High Heat. Depending on what kind of stove top you have, you may want to raise or lower your heat settings. This recipe will still have some juices in it from the Chicken Broth. This goes really well with some Cornbread. Now this is a recipe that DH and I made up one night. It's our own recipe and we didn't get it from anyone else. If you don't like some of the ingredients that I have listed, please feel free to omit them from the recipe. You can basically add or omit anything you want. This is just what we like in ours. If you happen to try this recipe, please let me know how you liked it or if you did something different. I do hope you will like it and enjoy it.
I did laundry yesterday as well. My DH will be leaving around 5:30a.m. going to his new job orientation. The orientation will last 3 days and DH and his Uncle will be assigned a truck on Friday. I'm not sure if they will get a load assignment that day or not. I will know more about it later this week. I do appreciate dearly all of the prayers that have been said for my DH and I hope you will continue to lift him up as he starts this new job. It's going to be a big adjustment for us all as he will not be home at nights like he had been. Team Drivers have to run at least 5,000 miles before they can come home. But with both of them taking turns doing the driving, it shouldn't take them no more than 5 to 6 days.
I am still trying to figure this blogging thing out. LOL. I still want to add a page just for my Awards. I'm also thinking of starting up a Recipe page as well. I thought that would be nice and I could share some of my Recipes with you and maybe you could share some of your Recipes with me.
We didn't take down our Christmas Tree down on New Year's Eve Day like we had planned. We just wasn't in the mood to do it. LOL. I told hubby that I would start taking things down this week and when he did get to come back home all he would have to do is put them out in the storage shed. So, we got to enjoy our Christmas Tree and other decorations on New Year's Eve. I still have the lights going on my Tree because it looks so good and I love the multi-colored lights on it. DH made the remark on New Year's Day that we should just leave it up all year long. LOL. I told him sure, we can do that and then decorate for all the upcoming Holidays and Season's. LOL. But we won't do that tho. We have to have our fun joking around with each other.
I guess I'm going to go for now. I have to get DH up in a few minutes. Yall take care and have a Blessed Wednesday. May God Bless Each and Everyone of You. If you have to get out, be sure to bundle up.
LOVE & HUGS,