Monday, October 20, 2014

HELLO Monday................

It's another Monday already and time for some HELLO's. Hope you have a great new week!
 HELLO fun women's gathering.....last Thursday I hosted my study club for our monthly meeting.   We operate on a rotation basis doing the program, providing the meal and hosting in our home. I gave the program (the other hostess that was suppose to do the program had a death in her family and was unable to do it) and  we enjoyed a delicious meal of Chicken and Spinach Crepes, a green salad with fruit and bran muffins.  The meal was topped off with 4-layer delight.  It's a fun group of ladies and we always enjoy the social aspect of the club as much as anything.  It is a lot of work for the 3 hostesses but when it comes off without a hitch and everyone enjoys themselves, it makes it all worthwhile.
HELLO early birthday..... my Dad will be 85 years young on Nov. 9th.  But, since my youngest brother was in town this past weekend we decided to go ahead and celebrate this grand occasion.  For the most part Dad is doing well.  He enjoyed the festivities and felt very loved by his family. ~and that's what truly matters~ I wish I could wave a magic wand and restore his vision and hearing and take away the lasting effects of GBS.  He tries everyday to put his best foot forward but often it is a struggle and as best I can, I understand that.  Aging is definitely not for "sissies."

HELLO house progress.....things continue to progress right along.  This past week they put the beaded board up on the back porch, the a/c folks were putting in the guts of the system and the tubs were placed (not installed) in their proper places.  Not really stuff that's all that pretty to photograph, but absolutely necessary.  This week they will be finishing up the insulation and starting on the sheet rock.  Definitely looking more and more like a house each week.

HELLO Mexican Stackups..... many of you that read my post this past Friday asked me to please give you the recipe for the Mexican Stackups that I mentioned.  So, here goes.  I don't really have a recipe and couldn't really find the recipe for the kind we make in our "neck of the woods" on the internet.  So, I will share with you how I make them and it is a recipe that you can improvise however you may wish to suit your tastes.  The following ingredients are stacked on a plate:

Fritos ( I crush mine)
Chili (I make mine)
Shredded lettuce
Diced tomatotes
Sliced black olives
Chopped green onions
Rotel cheese sauce (I make with Velvetta and Rotel in a crockpot)
Topped with crushed peanuts

These are the items that our family likes included in them but I have seen black beans, corn, sour cream, salsa, shredded cheddar cheese, guacamole included in the above line up or replacing some of the items in the above list.  There's no right or wrong way to do them, just whatever suits your fancy.  AND, can I just warn you that when you start building this stack up it will grow huge in a hurry.  It is a family favorite at this house and it's always a hit if you are having a large crowd.  And, even though there are a lot of ingredients, it is "easy peasy" to throw together. So, there you have it, now hope you can find an occasion to give it a try!


  1. We had stack ups at a small group meeting and they put coconut on them. I'd never tried such but gave it a try and it was really good!

  2. Happy Birthday to your dad! He is blessed to have you for his daughter!
    Loved your post! I may have to try your recipe, soon.

  3. Happy birthday to your dad. Okay, those stack ups look so good. Have a blessed and beautiful week my friend!

  4. Your new home is certainly coming along quickly and your old home looks just lovely for the season and occasion. Happy 85th to Bro Al, and a big YES to the stack-ups.

  5. Happy birthday to your dad! I am sure you are the bestest hostess! And that Mexican meal looks delicious. Glad the house is coming along.

    Blessings and love,

  6. Mexican're talking my language! Yum! Wishing your daddy the happiest of birthdays! Your Bible study meeting looks like such fun! Enjoy your day, Lea!

  7. Looks like a really sweet time of fellowship at your home! Happy birthday to your dad :) He and our twin daughters share the same birthday.

  8. Happy Birthday to your daddy! I'm going to have to try the stack up recipe. That looks delish!

  9. You even have a bathtub…great progress! Love your fall decor - the gold pumpkins are amazing!

  10. Enjoyed this post (as I always do!). Your current home is lovely....looking forward to seeing how you decorate the new one. Love bead board!

  11. The mexican stack up looks yummy, looks like something I might want to make for a "game day" Happy Birthday to your dad, hope it's a great week.


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