Thursday, August 26, 2010

Girls camp 2010

I had the joy of attending girls camp this year as an assistant camp director. I was extremely intimidated by this calling because I feel so out of touch with teenagers. I'm in the primary and so I didn't really know any of the girls other than my two cute nieces. I was stressed and felt so inadequate but it actually turned out to be amazing. The girls are so adorable and fun and they treated each other with love and kindness. I truly bonded with them and I loved my experience at girls camp.

Skit Preperation


Ok this picture has some awesome history. If
you zoom in on this picture you will see a very
interesting and confusing situation. Oh Mary
how we all love you for this picture.

Trust and Confidence Games

Sergeants in Charge

Best part of the day.......

Oh how we loved the river!

Setting up camp

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

cupcakes and cakestands

A couple of my friends in my neighborhood are having birthdays this week and so I decided to make some cupcakes for them. As I was making the cupcakes I realized I didn't have any cute plates to put them on. I decided to run to target to see what they had and I found some darling plates. I decided to make them into cake stands and give them as gifts! There isn't a whole lot to them but I think they turned out pretty cute!

The cupcakes are banana bread cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. I just used my banana bread recipe and cooked them for 18 mins. ( my banana bread recipe can be found on one of my older posts from 2008) They are really moist and taste so delicious with the cream cheese frosting! One of my new favorite cupcakes!

Monday, August 16, 2010

letter to a complicated old friend

Dear blonde hair,

Hi old friend! I miss you and think you are golden and beautiful. You make me feel young and fun! You also tend to make me a little more carefree. I think it's time you came back to me.

What do you think? Do you think you can behave yourself this time and not make my hair dry and gross? Do you think you could stay nice and shiny golden just a little longer and hide my nasty dark and recently graying strands? Do you also think you could cost a little bit less? You are kind of expensive and I am kinda not rollin in the dough.

Listen I know I am asking a lot but brunette and I are kinda having issues lately and I'm seriously considering leaving brunette behind. Think about it. Please get back to me in a timely manner as this is very time sensitive. Also no pressure but even though brunette and I are having our issues I think brunette is building an incredibly strong case against you. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours truly,

Stacey Bacon

Easy Tasty Corn Chowder

I made this corn chowder tonight and served it with BLT's. It was delicious! Casey doesn't like summer squash so he picked out all of his squash pieces, (he's a good sport) but I loved it just the way it was. Super fast and easy and a great way to use up squash from the garden.

Summer Squash and Corn Chowder

Summer Squash and Corn Chowder


  • 2 slices applewood-smoked bacon
  • 3/4 cup sliced green onions, divided
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1 pound yellow summer squash, chopped
  • 1 pound frozen white and yellow baby corn kernels, thawed and divided
  • 2 1/4 cups 1% low-fat milk, divided
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese


1. Cook bacon in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving 2 teaspoons drippings in pan. Crumble bacon, and set aside. Add 1/2 cup onions, celery, and squash to drippings in pan; sauté 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

2. Reserve 1 cup corn; set aside. Place the remaining corn and 1 cup milk in a blender; process until smooth. Add remaining 1 1/4 cups milk, thyme, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper to blender; process just until combined. Add pureed mixture and reserved 1 cup corn to pan. Reduce heat to medium; cook 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring constantly. Stir in 1/8 teaspoon salt. Ladle about 1 1/2 cups soup into each of 4 bowls; top each serving with about 1 tablespoon bacon, 1 tablespoon remaining onions, and 1 tablespoon cheese.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

So Refreshing!!!!!

Yesterday as I was thanking passengers and bidding them farewell after
our flight, a lady smiled at me and said, "You look so healthy! It is so
refreshing to see a healthy young lady. There are too many skinny
girls in the world! " To which I replied......"uh thank you?"

What is wrong with people? I know she was trying to pay me a compliment
but seriously who wants to be told she doesn't fit into the skinny girl category?
I know I'm not a toothpick. I don't want other people telling me this. Sheesh!