Monday, November 19, 2012

Freezer Meals Recipes

Thank you Sisters to coming to the freezer meal class. It was so good to meet so many people. Here are the recipes for the meals that we made. -Christi
Onion Chicken
2 Lbs Chicken - Cut to serving sizes
8-10 oz. French Onions -- smashed by your favorite Child
2 eggs -- beaten
Beat the eggs. Dip the Chicken in the eggs. Roll the chicken in the onions.
Bake 350 for 35-40 min flipping over once.
serve with Veggie and roll
** remember this is a flash freeze recipe**
Teri Chicken
2 Lbs Chicken -- cut into strips
1 bottle of Lawreys Hawaiian Teri Sauce
1 can 7-up (or like)
Place chicken in freezer and pour both bottles into the bag. Freeze
To cook. Thaw and place entire bag into crock pot. Cook on low 6-8 hours
Serve over rice
Beef Enchilada Casserole
1 Lb beef (cooked w/ onion and S&P)
1 Med onion
1 can of corn (drained)
1 can pinto beans (drained)
1 can Nacho Fiesta Cheese Sauce
1 Can Cream of Mushroom
1 Can Enchilada Sauce
8-10 Enchiladas
2 C. Shredded Cheese
Mix all ingredients up and place in baggie. (EXCEPT the corn tortillas and the grated cheese -- bag then in their own little quart baggies)
To cook: Thaw then layer in crock pot the meat, tortillas and cheese, repeat 2-3 times. Ending with meat and cheese on top. (otherwise the tortilla will dry out and be crunchy.)
You can also cook this in the over 30 min at 350 degrees.
Thank you again for coming it was SO much fun to spend time with all you wonderful ladies!
Christi Nebeker

Friday, November 16, 2012

Emergency Preparedness Fair

Elk Ridge 2nd Relief Society

Emergency Preparedness Fair

 Maybe you are a pro at food storage but there is always so much more to learn.

Freezer Meals

Emergency Kits for your Car

Baby steps of Food Storage

Emergency Binders

And More

And we can’t forget the light breakfast!

Come and enjoy a morning of Preparedness discussions. It will be fun, uplifting and very educational. This is nothing like you’ve heard before. Well, hopefully not!!!


You did not have to order anything for this activity.

Come and see what we are doing, take notes, get handouts and

 ideas to help get your home and families prepared.


Saturday, November 17th @ 9:30-12:30


Members of the Church have been counseled for many years to be prepared for adversity. Preparation, both spiritual and temporal,

can dispel fear. With the guidance of Church leaders, individual

members and families should prepare to be self-reliant in

times of personal or widespread emergency.


Let us be physically prepared to hold off the storms,

both physically as well as spiritually.


“It will take unshakable faith in the Lord Jesus Christ

to choose the way to eternal life. It is by using that faith

we can know the will of God.” -Eyring


“The great test of life is to see whether we will hearken to and

obey God’s commands in the midst of the storms of life.” –Eyring

Come at 9:30am and enjoy an light breakfast and socialize before we begin our exciting and educational

Emergency Preparedness Fair.





Light breakfast (cultural hall)



Spiritual Preparedness

by Bishop Merrill (Relief Society Room)


Choose one of the following classes to begin



Freezer Meals

by Christi Nebeker (Kitchen/cultural hall)

Emergency Car Kits

by Melanie Bott (Priesthood Room)

Food Storage Made Easy

by Shelly Strand (Relief Society Room)


Choose one of the following classes


Freezer Meals

by Christi Nebeker (Kitchen/cultural hall)

Emergency Car Kits

by Melanie Bott (Priesthood Room)

If you do not finish or missed something we will be staying after to help anyone that needs help putting together binders, car kits, freezer meals or Emergency Binders.

The Emergency Binders are a Christmas Gift from the Relief Soceity. We know how important it is to get our homes in order. If you do not want to participate in any of the activities just come and put your family's Emergency Binder together.

Monday, November 5, 2012

November Visiting Teaching Message

Because the November Liahona and Ensign contain a report of the October general conference, there is not a specifically designated First Presidency Message or Visiting Teaching Message for November.

Home and visiting teachers are encouraged to prayerfully select their message from the addresses given during general conference.

Visit the general conference website to read, watch, or listen to conference addresses.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

COMING SOON: Preparedness Fair

Watch for flyers, handouts and listen for announcements. 

We are excited to finally have our Preparedness Fair in motion to share with all of you. 

We feel that being physically and spiritually prepared is so important that instead of Super Saturday we are planning for a super saturday of Preparedness, both physically and spiritually. 

This will be a fun saturday afternoon of helpful tips, take homes and hands-on activities!

October 2012 Visiting Teaching Message

October 2012
Visiting Teaching Message

Honoring Our Covenants

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Bottling Chicken

Don't forget, Thursday the 25th we will be meeting at Pam Lundberg's home. She will be teaching us how to bottle chicken. This will be a hands-on presentation. Come, learn, and enjoy!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

2 September 2012 RS Lesson

These tools are taken from Building a Mind of Steel by Kirk Duncan founder of 3 Key Elements.

Thoughts + Emotions + Actions = Results

We think about 60,000 to 85,000 thoughts per day and for a normal person at least 72% of those are negative. Is that what you want to determine your results in life?

“The adversary cannot make us do anything. He does lie at our door, as the scriptures say, and he follows us each day. Every time we go out, every decision we make, we are either choosing to move in his direction or in the direction of our Savior. But the adversary must depart if we tell him to depart. He cannot influence us unless we allow him to do so, and he knows that! The only time he can affect our minds and bodies-our very spirits-is when we allow him to do so.”

Robert D. Hales Ensign May 2006

The negative self-talk and chatter that goes on in our minds is Satan’s way of bringing us to his side. Start becoming aware of the conversations (self-talk) that is going on inside so you can change it!


1. Write down the top 10 (or start with 5) negative comments you hear most often in your head (this is Satan’s ammunition). Then on the opposite side of the page write an opposite statement and add 1 more positive (this is your ammunition).


I can’t measure up,                             I’m doing the best I know how and that is good enough
I’m not good enough.                          and I have Heavenly Father’s help and support

2. Write a page description of who you are and why you are here. Read it every night before you go to bed so it will get reviewed while you are sleeping.

This will bring to remembrance the truth of you when times get challenging.

3. Track the negative comments that go on in your head, Write it down!! If you can see it you can stop it! This builds evidence for the brain to shift. Then it will become an automatic shift.

Now build the positive. Tools to help you listen to the spirit and the ministering angels that are there to help you:

1. Have a goal or vision in mind. Build a vision board so you can see what you are aiming for.

2. Journal all the positive things that are happening. The inspiration you are receiving. Builds evidence again that there is heavenly help for you.

3. Get clear on your direction so those around you (angels and humans) know how to help you. Keep your focus.

4. To help you become clear get up during the “last watch” the stillness of the night somewhere between 4:00 & 5:30 in the morning to journal. Ask questions and ponder. If you don’t want to do the early morning thing, another tool would be to write a letter to your Heavenly Father. Let him know all your thoughts, feelings, fears, doubts, questions etc. Get it all down, then skip some space and write his response back to you. Write down any thoughts or impressions that come to your mind. You will be amazed. I did this and loved it!!!

5. Choose to help people. Lose yourself. Also you will find that the other persons guarding angels will be teaching you how to help that person.

6. Before you go to sleep write questions down and allow your unconscious mind to solve them during your sleep. The next morning be sure to have paper and pen handy to write down the inspiration that comes.

7. Be in nature. The peace and calm of nature will nurture you.

8. Meditate daily. Always find a space of quiet time to calm the mind. Sit and just listen to your breathing or your heart beating.

You won't be using every tool at once. Use different tools at different times. These are just ideas to help you tune into the good (Godly) voices. Change your thoughts. Change your results. Change your life.
~Mishelle Knuteson

Saturday, July 7, 2012

1 July 2012 RS Sunday Lesson Info

Favorite herbal remedies

July Ward Newsletter Update:  Just a note from the herbs in the newsletter that Brigham Young mentioned. The yarrow is NOT the yellow flower decorative yarrow, it is the white flower yarrow often found in the wild.

Red Raspberry leaves

This is mostly used as a tea from the dried up leaves. It is best to harvest the leaves before or after the fruit comes on. The leaves can be dried on newspaper in a warm place. Try to avoid direct sunlight. Then store in a cool place in a tightly sealed container.  The recommended dosage is 1 cup of tea 3 times a day when working on an ailment. Can be hot or cold.
·         Colds & Flu
·         Stomach upset.
·         Hormonal problems – good for just about every female issue.

Baby Tea
2 parts red raspberry
1 part spearmint
1 part catnip

Mix together and use 1 tsp. per cup of hot water. Let steep 15 mins. Sweeten with raw honey or stevia. Let stand until comfortable temperature is reached. Use in place of bottles at snack times or bed time while weaning.

Pregnancy Tea (also a good all around female tea)
3 parts red raspberry
1 part comfrey
1 part alfalfa

Mix together and use 1 tsp. per cup of hot water. Let steep 15 mins. Sweeten with raw honey, agave, or stevia if desired. Let stand until comfortable temperature is reached.


Nature's antibiotic. 4 cloves is equal to an adult dose of penicillin. Good for most anything that ails you!!

Sore Throat Remedy
1 Tbls. Honey
3 cloves garlic minced
1/8 - ¼ tsp. Cayenne pepper

Mix and take as needed

Earaches – onion juice to kill pain and garlic oil to kill infection.

Garlic oil
Chop, mince or press garlic and place in jar. Fill to about 1 inch over the garlic with olive oil. Let sit for 2 days strain and use as needed.

Garlic Paste
Equal parts of minced garlic and Vaseline. Coat bottom of feet with oil then spread paste on bottom of the feet. Cover with an old sock and leave on overnight. Body will uptake the garlic and help to kill viruses and infections.

Cayenne (Red Pepper)

This is one of those wonder herbs for just about anything that ails you. It can be taken in a glass of water, start with 1/8 tsp. and work your way up, or in capsules (take with food).

This is a small list of its benefits:
·         Brings circulation to areas in body such as arthritic conditions, cold hands and feet, cramps etc.
·         Stop bleeding by packing on cuts and/or taking internally
·         Brings heat to the body in case of frostbite
·         High Vitamin C content helps in colds and flu, fever
·         Can bring someone out of shock or a heart attack by drinking down a glass of water with 1-3 tsp of cayenne in the water
·         Helps to stabilize blood pressure
·         Natural blood thinner
·         Stops bloody noses
·         Counter irritant for chronic pain
·         Aids in digestion, can cure an ulcer
·         Prevents spread of infections
·         Helps strep and sore throats as well as tonsillitis
·         Speeds healing
·         Lowers cholesterol
·         Cleanses the circulatory system

~Mishelle Knuteson
Elk Ridge 2nd Ward RS President

Monday, June 11, 2012

CARD MAKING GROUP for this Thursday, June 14th

The card group will be this Thursday 7:00 pm @ Kristi Mackenzie's house.

Contact Kristi (801-423-1268) to let her know if you plan on coming.

The cards are $1 each and you can make just one, one of each, or multiples of one; whatever you choose.

Thanks so much
Kristi Mackenzie
Sorry that this is sideways -- I've tried everything I can to get it to go vertical like Kristi sent it to me.
~Shelly Strand



Sunday, April 22, 2012

Genealogy Fan Chart

During today's Relief Society Lesson a website was mentioned that you can see your family history fan.  The idea was then to use the fan to find the places to start working on researching your family history.  If you do the fan you will most likely find sections of the fan without names (blank sections), this is where you work on family research.  

If you click this link it will take you to the website:  Genealogy Fan Chart

If the link does not work the website is:

You do have to log-in to the site by using your family search account login.  This is so that they can access your family history information to create the fan.

When I did this it stated that it was a one-time access.  I have not researched and read up on this website so I personally do not have any information to pass on to you about their privacy policy & such.  You will need to do that research and decide for yourself if this is a website that you want to give permission to access your family search account or not.

I am just passing on the website since so many sisters seemed interested in it.

May we all feel the desire to continue the searching out of ancestors & enjoy the blessings that come from our labors.  I know I enjoy learning about my ancestors and sharing the spirit of family history in my own family relations as I share my research.

~Shelly Strand, Second Counselor

Sunday, April 15, 2012

They're Here!

Remember the Journey CDs are here! 

If you did not receive yours from me today you may drop by my house anytime to pick them up.  I will try to get them out this week & bring any undelivered CDs to Church next week.

Shelly Strand

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Remember the Journey CD's

The CD's are ordered and should arrive on Wednesday, April 18th.  If they are here on that day, I will bring them to church on Sunday, April 22nd.

~Shelly Strand

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Remember the Journey

March 22, 2012

Relief Society Birthday Dinner

"One of the ways that the Relief Society inspires us is by the faithful examples of the early sisters of the church in this dispensation."

Jenny Phillips: Remember the Journey

Time: 6:30pm
Dress: Nice Casual

Come and join in the celebration
of the Relief Society program.

There are sisters in our lives, who have inspired us to become who we are, who have helped mold us and who we have looked up to.   For the Relief Society Birthday Dinner we would like to fill the  room with remembrances of the influential women in your lives.

If you would like to decorate a table for the centerpieces that evening
please let Melanie or Shelly know ( doors will be open at 5:30 so you can come decorate.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Happy New Year!

Sisters, it is a new year with new and exciting things to come. Don't forget to check for updates in groups and activities.

This year we are focusing on all of our wonderful groups. Remember group leaders to get your information and dates in to Melanie Bott, or Shelly Strand, so they can get them updated on the blog.

This year we will be focusing on the quarterly Relief Society meetings. They will be bigger and better!

If you have any questions please feel free to ask! We love you all and hope that this year brings much happiness and joy as last year and even more.