Today, I am thankful for teachers who have influenced my family in a very special way! Included in my list of 5 things that I am thankful for today: 1) “Miss Virginia” at Circlewood Baptist Church, the girls 2 year old class Sunday School Teacher – She was always full of SON-shine – so loving, patient and kind to the little ones. 2) “Miss Hope” – Annie’s first teacher at Sprayberry. When we got Hope as our teacher, we also gained a friend! Quite apprehensive about my 3 year old starting to school full time because of her special needs, it didn’t take long to know that she was in good hands! 3) Mr. Buddy, Elle’s Team Kids Leader (3 Year Old Class) – what a kind and loving man at a time when Elle needed it most – during my cancer treatment. We lost Mr. Buddy that year when he was called Home to Heaven after a sudden and brief illness, but his loving kindness will never be forgotten 4) “Miss Seimers”, Elle’s kindergarten teacher. Going to “big school” was huge! “Miss Seimers” was a master at bringing out the best in children! 5) I am thankful for every teacher – school, church, choir, tumbling, ballet,etc. – for all of them have helped to make the girls who they are today. The ones I called by name just happened to be placed in our lives at a time when we needed them the most. I am thankful for teachers whose job it is to teach and for those who volunteer! There is just no way to thank them enough! I know that you have teachers who are special to you! The official PTA Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7-11. You don’t have to wait until then to say THANKS! Here are some cute teacher appreciation ideas I found.
Here is a new recipe that I have found for some cheesy sausage filled muffins. They are similar in taste to sausage cheese balls. They are great right out of the hot oven or reheated at a later time. I’ve only made them for breakfast but I think they would be great anytime. The recipe calls for cheddar cheese but I have also made with mozzarella. Both are yummy! Very moist! This recipes makes 12 regular size muffins. Enjoy!
1 lb. ground pork sausage (mild or hot)
1 tsp. onion flakes
3 cups Bisquick baking mix
1 can cheddar cheese soup
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
3/4 cup buttermilk
Cook sausage and onion flakes in skillet over medium heat, stirring until pink is completely gone. Crumble into small pieces as you cook it. Drain and cool. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine sausage, baking mix and shredded cheese. Stir together soup and buttermilk; add to sausage mixture and stir until dry ingredients are moistened. Divide mixture equally among greased (I use baking Pam) 12 muffin cups. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned. Menu suggestion: cheesy sausage muffins, grits and fruit!
Adapted from recipe on http://www.plainchicken.blogspot.com/
1) My friends: I have said before and I will say it again, I have the best friends in the world! When I was sick, I had meals delivered to my home every other night for 3 months! I had donated paid time off for 4 months! My sorority alumnae group packed my freezer! I could go on and on with stories like these of friends who have been there for me through thick and thin! Who are friends you are thankful for?
2) A best friend: My best friend has been my best friend since we were 4! We lived 2 houses apart then – we live 2 hours apart now. ATT is thankful for our friendship! Everyone needs a best friend! Who is your best friend?
5) An awesome Adult Bible Study group: We are part of a couples class that is characterized by a very giving spirit. When there is a need, this group of friends is quick to meet it. So thankful for our leadership, our mission and our community spirit! So what are you thankful for today?