Tuesday, February 7, 2017

A Valentine's Day Tradition by Lisa Clark


Early on we established a Valentine's Day tradition out of necessity. I had our youngest the end of December, and she was still so little and I was still so...in pajamas...that we decided to stay at home for Valentine's Day.
I cooked a home cooked meal (see below for our family favorite recipe - POPPY SEED CHICKEN), pulled out the china, and made my famous slushy strawberry drinks. Brad brought home flowers for all of his girls and we had the best time. We enjoyed it so much that we continued for years to come. As the girls grew older, we'd play "slow dance" music, and Brad would take his turn dancing with each girl, ending with the two of us.
During dinner, we'd go around the table sharing what we "loved" most about each other..building each other up, laughing with each other, maybe even crying a little.#useyourwords
Remember, the world isn't telling your loved ones how special and loved they are. That's your blessing. #family #raisingsinners #biblicalparenting

Poppy Seed Chicken
2 cups chicken (cooked and shredded)
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup sour cream
1 1/2 tubes ritz crackers (crushed)
2 tbsp buter, melted
1 tbsp poppyseed
Spread chicken in greased baking dish. Mix soup and sour cream. Pour over chicken. Mix crackers and poppyseed. Sprinkle over soup. Drizzle butter over crackers. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Enjoy!