I'm back. I know it has been a while since I posted a recipe. August brought many things for us. We had our family vacation which was long overdue to the Outer Banks in North Carolina. This was a much needed vacation for many, many reasons. It had been 5 years since we actually were able to go anywhere and the first one my daughter remembers. She absolutely loved the beach. We had a wonderful time and had beautiful weather the entire week. Listening to the waves wash up on the shore was so relaxing for me. I definitely was able to clear my head, absolute paradise in my opinion. I saw smiles on my family's faces that had all but disappeared. I can not put into words the joy that vacation brought our family. Those memories will be cherished for years to come.
This is my favorite picture I took on vacation.
Once we returned things went a little crazy. We live in northeast Virginia and had our first earthquake. I was at work talking on the phone to my husband who was in the next town when everything started to shake. It took a few seconds to register what was happening. I cannot tell you how crazy and surreal that was for me. I still cannot believe that actually happened. Then, Hurricane Irene decided to grace us with her presence. We had planned on my daughter's 5th birthday party and decided to move the time up because we did not know what we were in for. We had just finished the presents, cake and ice cream and lunch when wouldn't you know it, the power went out and stayed out until the next evening. Hurricane Irene was not friendly at all. Some here are still without power almost a week later. We only had to endure a little over 24 hours and I cannot imagine almost a week. We made the best of it. Thankfully my daughter had new toys to play with the keep her busy. We played board games as a family that evening. That turned out to be a little difficult as it got dark. Playing by candlelight and flashlights was very interesting. We live in a very small house and we are surrounded by trees. On the bedroom side of our house are very tall pine trees. I just knew one of those trees were going to come crashing down on top of us. I cannot put into words the worry I was feeling. We all camped out in the living room that night to at least be together if there was a problem. I even had the family get a set of extra clothes in case we had to leave. We were prepared as the wind felt like it shook our house. The worst of the storm for us was after midnight and later. Needless to say there was not much sleeping going on here. Our daughter slept pretty good considering the circumstances. I was very thankful to wake up the next morning to no damage to our home. We have a few trees that are leaning and need to be removed. Our neighbor lost a tree, my mom lost quite a few trees and some damage to their home and garage. We were all so blessed and are very thankful to be safe and unharmed. Hurricane Isabel came through in September of 2003 and she was wicked but Irene packed more of a punch in my opinion. It was the storm that just went on forever. Very grateful that God placed his hands over our family and protected us.
This is our fat cat Diamond, my sons pride and joy. She wanted to play games too!
This is the tree leaning in our back yard, my daughters playhouse used to sit under it. My husband and son decided to go and save it during the storm. Needless to say they were successful but my blood pressure had to be way up there watching them do it. If you look closely the tree its leaning on is also leaning.
This is our neighbors tree.
This was our breakfast Sunday morning. We also cooked scrambled eggs. This was so good.
Mom and Dad had to have coffee. This was a coffee filter filled with coffee grinds and tied up with thread. Gotta give it to you Mom this was some really good coffee.
My big "5" year old! My little hurricane and earthquake all in one. It's only fitting we had it all in the same week. She is my handful for sure.
Well now on to the recipe....
This is something I threw together on my lunch break today. I just love my crock pot. I love how you can throw anything in there and it just turns out so yummy. This dish did not disappoint either.
Served Up With Love!
Crock Pot Chicken and Noodles
2 chicken breasts, use more if you have it or what ever cut of chicken
Large can of cream of chicken soup
seasoning (I use black pepper and Mrs. Dash Table Blend)
Place chicken in the crock pot. Pour chicken broth over chicken, pour cream of chicken soup over and add seasonings. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or 4 hours on high. This really is a dump and go recipe. Enjoy.
Shared at Everyday Mom's Meals Church Supper
Weekend Potluck @ Thecountrycook
Totally Tasty Tuesdays @ Mandy's Recipe Box
Melt in Your Mouth Monday @ Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms
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Gooseberry Patch Recipe Round Up Fall Slow Cooker
Foodie Friends Friday
Foodie Friends Friday Crocktober