Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Goals for 2012

Jason and I have been discussing goals that we would like to achieve personally and as a couple for the past week so last night we decided to sit down together and write them down. Here are a few that we came up with:
Join a Church
One of our goals for 2011 was to find a church that we both enjoyed (check) so for 2012 we would like to join the church and get involved with different activities that the church offers.
Mission Work
Jason and I have talked about this on more than one occasion so this is the year we are going to make it happen. There are a lot of local organizations that need help so we would like to find one or more to get involved with.
Jason and I have done pretty well in the past reading a devotional every morning but we have never done it together. While we were doing our premarital counseling our pastor recommended that once a week we should read a devotional together. So that is our goal for this year.
Weekly Date Night
I know that seems like a lot so let me explain. "Date Night" can be as simple as eating dinner at our kitchen table with no TV. This is completely reasonable since we currently eat most of our dinners at the kitchen island with Entertainment Tonight keeping us informed with whats going on in the world while we eat.

Tonight's Dinner
Dinner was Chicken Casserole with vegetables.  A while back while making a basic chicken casserole dish Jason asked if we could add some veggies in which is how this recipe came about. It is a fairly simple recipe and very comforting for a cold winter's night like tonight. This casserole is great served over rice.(I did brown rice).

Chicken Casserole with Vegetables
  • Chicken (You may use a whole chicken or breast. I used 3 breast)
  • 2 Cups of Pepperidge Farm Herb Stuffing Mix
  • 1 Can Cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 Can Cream of Chicken soup
  • Can of chicken broth (use the water from the boiled chicken)
  • 1 bag of frozen mixed veggies.
Boil chicken then shred. Place the mixed veggies into warm water for a few minutes to unthaw. Mix the chicken, stuffing, mushroom soup, chicken soup, chicken broth and veggies together and place into a casserole dish. I sprinkled a little bit of the stuffing mix on top with salt and pepper.
Bake 350 for 25 minutes.
**Optional Serve over rice**