Thursday, May 28, 2009

Asian Fusion Cooking at Susan Troy's-what a blast!

Thank you to Susan Troy for hosting "Girls Night In" on Wednesday Night! What a great time we had! We learned some great tips and how-to's on Asian Cooking! The food was so delicious!

The Simpson Family needs our help!

Carlos and Emily Simpson need our help! We are looking for both men and women to help them move! They will be moving on Saturday, the 30th. We are planning on starting early, right at 7 am. They would appreciate anyone who is willing to lend a hand.They will be providing lunch and drinks for anyone who is able to help! Contact Emily or Carlos if you need directions!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Exploding Boxes (from Crafters Club)

For those of you who were unable to make it to Emily McDonald's for Crafters Club but would like to make one of the Exploding Boxes, she has uploaded the directions (complete with pictures!) to her blog:

Thanks for sharing, Emily!!

Recipe of the Week!

Pineapple Angel Food Cake

1 (16 ounce) package angel food cake mix
1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple with juice
1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Spray a 9x13 inch pan with vegetable oil spray.

In a large bowl, combine cake mix (without following directions on box!) and pineapple (with juice). Mix until well blended.

Pour batter into prepared 9x13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool.

Serve with whipped topping
A favorite of the Christopherson's
Our June Enrichment is soon approaching...
*A Night of Family Traditions*
Wed. June 3rd @ 6:30pm
If you are interested in sharing your traditions with us, please let us know which holiday/theme you are interested in.You are in charge of decorating your own room or just a small table next to you, sharing some ideas with us, and having something there for us to sample if it applies. You can even team-up with someone else if you like!If you don’t feel like you have enough to share…look up some new ideas!
Tradition Room Ideas Still Left:
New Year’s
4th of July
Summer Traditions
First Day of School Traditions
Sabbath Day
Another Holiday/Theme of your choice?
These are just some suggestions that are left to choose from, let us know if you have another! Please email or call Charlene Terry #845-3987, or Kortney Calder #769-4535, if you are interested. We would love to have you share any tradition ideas with us!
*Look for sign-ups for the Potluck this Sunday at church...sign-up under a main dish, side dish or dessert to share. It can be a Traditional Recipe from your family, or just anything you feel like bringing! You can also email Charlene with the food item you are bringing as well.*
Thanks so much!

Support our Youth -Play Announcement

William Shakespeare
"Loves Labour Lost"
Presented by G.E.N.I.U.S.
When: Friday May 29th at 7PM and Saturday May 30th at 11:30am
at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
1151 Park Ave, San Jacinto
Enjoy talented free entertainment and help us help stock a local food pantry by bringing
can goods
* no donation required for admission
*****We have several of our youth in this play!*******

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Congratulations to James and Kristen Stubbs!!

Elenie Jane Meghan was bornat 5:45pm on Wed. May 21st and weighed 7lbs 10 oz!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Mormon Channel

Check out this new Mormon Channel, you can access it on your computer, HD radio and possibly satellite radio, which they are looking into.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Recipe of the Week!

Black Bottom Cupcakes
Makes 30 cupcakes
1 chocolate cake mix ( Devil's Food cake mix preferred)
1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese
1 egg, beaten slightly
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line cupcake tins with paper baking cups and spray lightly over top with cooking spray.
2. Mix chocolate cake mix according to package directions. Pour the batter into the prepared cupcake cups.
3. Combine cream cheese, egg, and sugar and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips.
4. Drop 1 rounded teaspoon full of mixture onto center of each cupcake.
5. Bake for 23-28 minutes. DON'T OVERBAKE!!
Thanks to Kerrie Fairchild for sharing this recipe!!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Congratulations to Michael and Robin Williams !!

Isabella Noelle Williams was born May 12, 2009 at 10:28am at Redlands Community Hospital. She weighed 9lbs 2oz and was 21" long.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Yucaipa Stake Blood Drive



Volunteer blood donors are needed for surgery and trauma patients, transplant recipients, premature infants, cancer patients, etc. To meet emergency and ongoing patient need, the LifeStream Blood Bank must receive at least 500 donations daily in order to support 175, 000 transfusions annually. LifeStream supplies the necessary blood for most all the hospitals in Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

One of these emergency and ongoing patients may be one of our ward members or one of your family members. For example, George Cummings needed an emergency surgery in February, Albert Field had heart surgery in March, the part of March, Becky Foster had hip surgery in April. Three additional members of our ward are having surgery in May, and another waiting for a date. We do not know who and when our family members may need your precious donation of a gift of life. May I thank those who have donated previously. Please sign up and commit to donating Saturday, May 23rd. Bring your neighbors. Thank you.

Kent Mabey

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Share with us any traditions or traditional recipes from your own families!
If you don't have any, look up some new ideas and share those with us.
It is never too late to begin new traditions...

If it is easier, you can email Charlene Terry to get your ideas to us in time.

We are making idea booklets that will be at your fingertips but we need your help...
You have all week, but hurry, we would love to include everyone's ideas!
Thank you!

Recipe of the Week-Crockpot Kalua Pig

1 (6 pound) pork butt roast
1 1/2 tablespoons Hawaiian sea salt (reg sea salt is fine too)
1 tablespoon liquid smoke flavoring
Pierce pork all over with a carving fork. Rub salt then liquid smoke over meat. Place roast in a slow cooker.
Cover, and cook on Low for 16 to 20 hours, turning once during cooking time.
Remove meat from slow cooker, and shred, adding drippings as needed to moisten.

Serve over Rice or shredded cooked cabbage.

A Christopherson Family Favorite :)

Redlands Shakespeare Festival

Happening now!! And best of all, its FREE!!!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Join us for an Emergency Preparedness Group!
It is every 2nd Saturday of the
month@ the Yucaipa Stake Center

Marie Lothyan from the 3rd Ward has opened this upfor anyone who would like to come!

Tomorrow we are making...SOLAR BOXES!
Bring the following:
*2 Boxes (one smaller than the other)
*Utility Knife
White Glue

For further questions you can call Marie @ 909-794-8344

This is the last get-together before summer.
The class will resume in September...
We will be making ROCKET STOVES!
We will keep you posted!

Women's Self Defense Night A Success!

A big THANK YOU to Lee Merrill for a fantastic class last night!It was such a "kick" to see all the feisty ladies in our ward get their attack on!

Lee taught us wonderful techniques to get out of different kinds of attacks...
*If you are grabbed by the arm
*If you are grabbed by the throat
*If you are being pushed
*If you are attacked from behind and someone is trying to pick you up and throw you in a car
*He even gave us tips for our kids if they are being grabbed
**One rule of thumb we learned*
*NEVER, NEVER get inside someone else's car and let them take you anywhere!If they threaten to shoot you...let them shoot you!You have a better chance of survival to get shot in a parking lot where others can come to your aid and receive medical attention, then to be taken to a different location,then being shot and dumped out in nowhere!Scary but true!
Also...try to avoid going shopping or running errands alone at night,we are easy targets!

There will be another Self Defense Night soon so get ready to join us next time!
(shared by Kortney Calder)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Crafters Club-Exploding Box

Here are some pictures of what we are making at Crafters Club next week!

Wednesday 5/13 at 6pm at Emily M's house!
Aren't they cute?? Come make one with us!

Here's the supply list:
4- 12x12 double sided patterned paper
2-solid color matching cardstock
.25 for Emily for Misc. Supplies

Monday, May 4, 2009

Spiritual Thought

From this past Sunday's lesson given by Sister Calder!

We as women and as mothers have a sacred duty to be teachers within our homes.

Robert D. Hales said; "Motherhood is above all a teaching task."How do we prepare for such an important responsibility?

*We need to recommit ourselves to the study of the scriptures
*We need to "liken" the scriptures in our lives and then in the lives of our children
*We need to improve the quality, not the quantity of our study

This will help strengthen us to be ready for those "teaching" moments.

Remember the following...
*Have faith
*Get on bended knee
*Open your scriptures
*Study them
*The answers will come
*The Spirit will guide
*A Night of Family Traditions*
Wed. June 3rd @ 6:30pm
If you are interested in sharing any holiday/family traditions with us and decorating a room for the night, please sign-up at church.
*You can team up with someone else OR*You can have one person be in charge of decorations, the other share ideas.
Responsibilities: You are in charge of decorating your own room, sharing several ideas with us, and having something there for us to sample. You don't have to decorate the whole can just decorate around a can do as little or as much as you want!*
*If you don't have any ideas or traditions to share from your own family...research some, and share what you like!
For example…Valentine’s Day Room: one idea you share is that you make heart-shaped sugar cookies and deliver them to a different family each year that you love. You would then have a small sample for all us to try.
*Everyone will be rotating rooms, so your presentation would last 3 minutes at the most.*

Don't forget to get an index card to write down a favorite holiday/family tradition, recipe, tip, or trick of the trade. Look for the cards on the RS Table.
*If you already took an index card home...remember to bring them back by May 17th!*
We are putting together some fun booklets that will be at your fingertips

Mommy and Me Playgroup This Wednesday!

Playgroup has park day 10-11am at the park in Seneca Springs (by Kohls), Wednesday, May 6.Every other Wed. this month will be at the Wildflower Park in Sundance, same time.

Recipe of the Week-Bundt Cake

Bundt Cake

Beat together:
1 pkg. yellow cake mix (no pudding in the mix)
1 large pkg. vanilla instant pudding
¾ cup oil
¾ cup water

4 eggs
1 tsp. butter flavoring1 tsp. vanilla
Beat 6-8 minutes. (Very important).

Grease bundt pan well (Pam). Pour batter in alternate layers with nut/sugar mixture (see below) starting with batter first and ending with batter.

¼ cup sugar
1 Tbl. plus 1 tsp. cinnamon
finely chopped pecans or walnuts

Bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Let set in pan 15 minutes. Invert onto serving platter. Put strips of waxed paper under edges of cake to catch extra glaze.

When cool, glaze with mixture of:
¾ cup powdered sugar
½ tsp. butter flavoring
½ tsp. vanilla
2-3 Tbl. milk
Remove wax paper strips.

Very moist. Unlike most bundt cakes. We love the nuts and cinnamon.

-Robin Williams

Missionary Dinners !

Just to let you all know-the missionaries did not have anyone sign up for dinners on Monday May 4th (today!) and Saturday May 9th.
If you are able to help, please call them at 581-4554


Friday, May 1, 2009

Self Defense Night!

Women's Self Defense Night !
Come and learn quick and effective ways to protect ourselves from the most common attacks against women!
Date: Thursday May 7th
Time: 7pm Where: Lee Merrill's Kung Foo San Soo Studio located in
the Stater Bros. Parking lot off of 6th Street and Highland Springs
Wear comfortable clothes and join us as we treat ourselves to Frugos Yogurt afterwards!

Coming Soon!! " Back To Basics"

A new Enrichment Activity group for sisters looking to learn some of the forgotten basics of a household. This includes: canning, sewing, mending, knitting, baking homemade bread, and more! If you would like to share your talent in any of these areas, or have any suggestions, please talk to Ginny Babbitt.
More information to come,
but get ready to can some delicious seasonal fruit this month!

May Calendar

5/7 Self Defense Night, 7Pm at Lee Merrill's Kung Fu Studio-Stater Bros. Shopping center on 6th and Highland Springs
5/8 Stake Temple Day
5/13 Crafter's Club 6pm at Emily McDonald's house
5/14 -10:30AM Temple Sealing Session
5/14 Activity Days (TBA)
5/20 Reader's Group at 7PM at Pettit's house
5/23 YW Yard Sale at Stake Center 7am -5pm
5/27 Girls Night In at Susan Troy's 7pm
5/28 Activity Days (TBA)

May Visiting Teaching Message

This month you get to pick the message you share from the wonderful April 2009 General Conference.

You can prayerfully search the April 2009 conference talks...

-in the May 2009 Ensign-online by clicking HERE

-attached to this post you can print a small message from President Monson and a recipe
-or you can find the same message and recipe printed for you on the Relief Society table at church!