Family Bonding – For Life and Success

It’s an indescribable feeling you get, and I will try to describe it the best way I can. Once you experience it
first hand, you will agree, there is nothing like it. It is priceless, that no one could ever afford to take away from you.

Bonding is not just an immediate family word, it is something that makes us all family in one world united. It is a feeling, so deep inside you, that you just can’t wait to bond more. The importance of family bonding is the trust and the sense of belonging. It is unforgettable. It is heaven on earth. It is peace. It is family connections. It is Laughter. It is FAMILY LOVE!

This is why family bonding is so important, to save the ones we love from taking the wrong path. Saving the ones we love from others taking the wrong path.

The Family Table – Some More Tasty, Easy Recipes for Busy Moms!

By Sonya Percell

Here are a few more delicious, easy main dishes for all you busy moms out there! Let’s bring back our family table dinners, and bring our families closer at the same time. What could be better?

POLISH SAUSAGE & POTATOES

Potatoes – 5 or 6 medium to large

Onion – 1 medium, chopped

Carrots – 4 or 5 peeled, sliced

16 oz pkg. smoked or polish sausage, sliced in ½ “slices

1 C. cheese, grated, your choice of kind (I’ve used American & Cheddar & Colby/Cheddar mix

Seasoning salt – (I use “Soul Seasoning”, but use the kind you like best!)

Pepper to taste

Vegetable oil to cover bottom of pan (need less in a non-stick pan)

Wash potatoes thoroughly. Cut up your potatoes into 1″ squares, leave skin on. Chop up your onion. Peel and slice the carrots (1/4 ” slices or so) thinly. Put vegetable oil in large, deep skillet and heat slightly; now add veggies. Add seasoning salt and pepper. Now fry all that up in a pan together till potatoes and carrots are done. Keep a lid on it and it will cook much faster. Now add your polish sausage, and put the lid on and let it all get hot for 5 more minutes. Now mix it up, and add grated cheese. Put the lid on a couple more minutes till the cheese melts down through it all. Now eat it. Yum yum!

This Casserole is Not a Side Dish! It Makes a Great Main Dish!

GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE

1 ½ lbs ground beef, browned with 1 medium chopped onion, and drained

2 t. garlic powder

Salt & pepper to taste

4 cans (any style) green beans, drained

2 cans cream mushroom soup

½ can milk

1 cup grated cheese (your choice, we like cheddar)

1 can French fried onions (or you could substitute buttered cracker crumbs)

Mix mushroom soup and milk in mixing bowl. Add salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Now add in the green beans and ground beef, mixing all together gently. Pour into 9 X 13 pan. Cook at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Now add the grated cheese to cover top and put the French fried onions on top of that, crumbled all over. Cook another 10 minutes.

Serve with hot garlic bread.

Yum!

***If you want you can add a little can of drained mushrooms to the mixture. I don’t because my hubby doesn’t like mushrooms.****

Quick Deep Dish Pizza! OR…Who Wants to Wait on Yeast to Rise?

QUICK DEEP DISH PIZZA

Pepperoni, 1 pkg

Grated cheese, cheddar & mozzarella, lots

1 ½ – 2 lbs ground beef

1 med chopped onion

Black olives, sliced

16 oz. can tomato sauce (maybe 2, depends on how big a pizza you are making)

2 tsp. garlic powder

1 T. Oregano or pizza spices

Salt & pepper to taste

Canned cheapo biscuits (2 cans do a 9 x 13 pan pretty well)

Mushrooms, fresh or canned, & sliced

Green bell pepper, chopped

Roll each biscuit out with a roller pin or smooth glass to about ¼ ” (more or less!). Or your hands! Better yet, your little ones would enjoy flattening them out with their (clean, washed of course) hands! It’s a good idea to let them sit out for a few minutes to get warmed up; they will stay in place better (the biscuits, not the kids). As you get each one rolled out, place them to form a crust in the bottom of a 13 X 9 pan; spray bottom of pan with cooking spray first so it won’t stick. It doesn’t have to be perfect; just cover the bottom, more or less. (If you don’t have canned biscuits, I have mixed up Bisquick biscuits and flattened it out in the bottom. Little flakier, though, but still good!) Brown your hamburger & onion & bell pepper in a skillet, and drain.

Now mix up your pizza sauce. Use the tomato sauce, garlic powder, oregano, salt & pepper. You’ll want a good flavorful sauce (it needs to be a bit stronger-tasting than spaghetti sauce so you can still taste it with all the toppings on it). We like a lot of sauce; after all, this is an eat-with-a-fork pizza.! If you want less, use less and save the rest in the fridge. Spoon it over the biscuits. Make sure there is plenty. Nothing is worse than dry pizza. Now start with the toppings.

Do the hamburger/onion/bell pepper mixture, then the pepperoni, then the mushrooms, then the olives & then the cheese/cheeses. If there are other ingredients your family enjoys, add ‘em! This part is also fun for the kids to help with! The more they are partakers with what goes on in the kitchen, the more they feel invested in family dinner time. Cook at 400 degrees until crust is good and brown on bottom, and not gooey. If you use a clear Pyrex pan, you can look at the bottom and see if they’re brown. If not, take a fork and dig down & see if the crust is fluffy. You definitely don’t want the biscuits ooey-gooey! Takes around 20-30 minutes.

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At the Family Table

(Image Source: ezinearticles.com)The dinner table can be a great place for family bonding. Many people don’t make use of the kitchen table and family meals together as they did in the past. We live in such a hustle and bustle society that all too often, families are running in different directions instead of spending time together as they should be.

The family dinner table can be one of the most important places in your home. You can share this special family time together each day, for at least one meal if not for all three meals of the day.

Research has shown that kids from families who eat together do better in school as well as other areas of their lives. They are more confident in who they are and they tend to have more confidence. Such a small thing can make such a big difference in the lives of your kids.

If you’re unsure of how you can talk to your kids about their day at the dinner table, there are some great tips to help you. For example, ask your children how they feel about certain current events or things in the news.

If you can’t squeeze it all in during dinner, hang around for a while after dinner or clean up together and chat. Ask for your child’s opinions. This is a great way to show that you trust your child and their opinions. Share some parts of your day (but don’t vent). Your child shouldn’t be a sound-board for your feelings and emotions of the day.

Ask about where they would like to go on family trips. Give your child the opportunity to share their own feelings and ideas about family trips and activities you can do together. This can be a great conversation starter and can also make your child feel like they are really a part of things that happen in the family.

With these ideas, you can get more from around the dinner table. Make it a priority to have family meals together as often as possible. It will be great for you as well as for your kids, no matter what their age.

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