Easy Chicken Quiche Recipe

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This easy chicken quiche recipe  is a staple at our house. It’s not something I make every week, but we have it probably once a month. Now if we were talking about burritos, that is something we have once a week. Or 2 times. I think I fall back on that extremely simple meal too often, some of my children are starting to groan when I say we are having burritos again. :)

If you don’t want chicken in the quiche you can always substitute it for a different kind of meat. We have had leftover quiche for breakfast, and breakfast sausage might taste good in it for a change.

Chicken Quiche Recipe

3 beaten eggs

1 ½ cups milk

¼ tsp salt

(We always use Redmond Real Salt and love the taste)

⅛ tsp ground pepper

½ tsp all purpose seasoning mix

(we prefer this mix which you can also find at Costco)

¾ cup cooked chicken, shred into bite size pieces

1 ½ cup sharp cheddar cheese, or Monterey Jack cheese

(I use sharp when I have it, but we still like it with Monterey Jack)

1 Tablespoon flour (I have used pastry or white)

Pastry for single crust pie

(You can use your  own favorite pie crust recipe, or if you are looking for a natural recipe then try this flaky whole wheat pie crust that uses coconut oil)

Directions

Make Pie Crust and bake in a 450 degree oven for 5 minutes. Take the pie crust out and cover it with foil, then bake it again for another 5 minutes. Take the crust out and turn the oven down to 325 degrees.

While the pie crust is baking, stir together eggs, milk, salt, pepper and the all purpose seasoning mix. Then add the chicken. In a different bowl, mix the cheese with the flour. Then add it in with the egg mixture and mix together. Pour it in the pie crust and bake in a 325 degree oven for 35-40 minutes. It needs to stand for 10 minutes before serving it or cutting into it.

I like to use a quiche pan instead of just a pie pan, as it has more room for the filling.

I serve it with cooked broccoli, or rice, or a salad.

Seasons at Home Homemaking Magazine

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When my Mom passed away 3 years ago I inherited a lot of books and magazines, which was very special. I had to sort through all the homemaking and homeschooling magazines, as I just didn’t have room for all of them. When I found the Seasons at Home magazines in the pile I knew these were keepers. I was excited to recently find their website online and discover they are still printing magazines!

In a time where everything is going digital I find it refreshing to still have something you can put out for display on your end table and pick up to read whenever you have a moment. The internet is wonderful, but it can steal so much of our time.

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Seasons at Home is a magazine that you and your daughters will want to read! There are articles that encourage you in your role as a wife and mother, but beyond general encouragement you will find plenty of practical articles and tips. Cooking recipes, Craft instructions (things that you or your daughter will want to make!), seasonal crafts, art tutorials, gardening tutorials, sewing tutorials.

Beautiful Cooking Recipes can be found in the Seasons at Home Homemaking Magazine!  | themodestmomblog.com

The photos are beautiful and they give very clear instructions on all the tutorials found in the magazine. I’m looking forward to sharing these magazines with my girls when they get a little older. It’s so important to pass down homemaking skills to our daughters. If you were not raised to be a homemaker, don’t give up! Resources are out there to help you. Books and magazines can help, as well as attending classes at your local stores and online. It can be hard to find an older woman to help teach you, so don’t be discouraged if you can’t find someone.

Seasons at Home magazine can be purchased for $7.00 for individual issues, or you can purchase a year’s subscription for $17.95.

Introducing The Character Badges Program Plus Win $100 Cash!

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You have no idea how excited I am to finally be introducing the Character Badges program to you! This program is not brought about by anything I’ve done, rather it is the work of my very talented husband. During his summer break (he is a senior in college) he surprised me by creating the program because he saw a need in our home. You won’t see any clip art in this program! All the graphics were painstakingly created from scratch by him.

Why did we create Character Badges?

It was one of those days. You know, the one where the 8 year old is taking an hour to do his 10 minute chore. The 10 year old has a bad attitude, and the 5 year old is upset because you picked out her clothes that morning. The house is a mess and all of a sudden it happens.

You start yelling. And grounding everyone to their rooms for the day. The tears come, you march to your room and shut the door, and wonder why you can’t get everyone to obey. You rest, you recoup and purpose to do better the next day.

But it happens again. And again. You start to see discouraging signs of fatigue in your children –  they’re beginning to disregard your instructions. Your raised voice startled them at first and they straightened up their ways, but more and more they just ignore it. You start to feel guilty about being harsh and pull back from correcting your children, fearing you’ll lose their respect all together but you know this isn’t the solution either. You need to be firm yet encouraging in the way you train your little ones.

Character Badges was created out of a need in our home to bring consistency to the way we train our children.  Instead of just blindly coming up with consequences when misbehavior happens, Character Badges helps you and the child know exactly what consequence is affixed to the wrong behavior.

How Does Character Badges Work?

The unique and most rewarding part of this program are the reward charts and badges. Being consistent with correcting your children is important, but being consistent with how you reward them for their good behavior is just as important. As the child is seen exhibiting good character attributes they get to put checks on their reward charts. They work towards earning good character badges, and extra special #1, #2, and #3 badges. You can also choose to attach rewards like a special privilege or gift to the reception of badges if you like!

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There are flash cards provided to help you reenforce these good character qualities. The cards have a scripture verse on one side and a short story about that character attribute on the other side.

Character Badges Flash Cards

Character Badges is designed for ages 5-12. For your very little ones we’ve also designed Little Character Badges for ages 3-5. Buy them separately, or buy both together at a bundle price! Included in the PDF download are detailed instructions on how to use this program, how to print and laminate, and ideas on rewards and corrections.

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How Has It Helped Our Children?

We have been blessed by using this program for 6 months now. Our children have become accustomed to the charts, and love earning their badges and good checks. The behavior in our children has really improved and they know exactly what to expect when they do something wrong. We even find them encouraging their siblings to do better, as sometimes we give them group prizes to work towards together.

Every month we put up new charts and if we forget a day or two and try to run on autopilot, we can definitely see a difference in how we parent and how our children behave. This system has become a great help for us and I’m so grateful to have it in our home!

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Another great feature of the program is its flexibility. If you decide you only want to use the reward system, that is fine. If you only want to use the disobedience charts to keep track of your children’s behavior, that is fine too. We encourage use of the full program, but we know every family has different dynamics.

The feedback from those that have seen the program has been very encouraging. Here is what one mom said:

“From the first moment I began looking over the Character Badges Manual I just knew this was something I wanted to use with my children right away. We’ve let way too many acts of disobedience slide through the cracks and it’s time to get a hold on it. I’m excited about starting the Character Badges program with them and can’t wait to see positive results. And, I just know they’ll be more eager to obey when wearing a badge is involved! ” -  Heather at RaisingMightyArrows.net

How Do We Buy This Program?

There is now a shopping cart set up on The Modest Mom Blog where you can purchase the Character Badges program! You will also find printable quotes and more items there in the future. If you need both sets of Character Badges, the Bundle set is priced at a discount.

We wanted to celebrate the release of this parenting tool! We tried to decide what you all would like best, and decided that everyone would love getting a little bit of extra cash.

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How does $100.00 sound?! You can enter below to win $100 cash through Paypal (you must have a paypal account to receive it), plus one of our favorite resources for little ones!

Moore Family Films

 

The Moore Family Films is giving away a copy of ABC Say It With Me Bible Memory Verses, and More Than Making Maple Syrup DVD’s. My children love the ABC bible DVD and it is a help in learning Bible verses!

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How I Organized Our Toys

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You may have come through the holidays and realized, like me, that something had to change. I took some time during our holiday break to organize a little, and the main thing I wanted to tidy up was toys. Today I’m going to share with you how I organized our toys. It has made such a difference in our house!

If you ask my husband, he will say our children have lots and lots of toys. If you ask me, I think it is about average. :) It really depends on the family, and how many children they have. We don’t have big toddler toys, I have never really had any of those sort of toys for my children. When they are little they have blocks and books, cars and trucks for boys and dolls for girls. One of my boys loved a doll when they were little, and that was just fine as well. :)

Normally the more children you have, the bigger the house you get. We are opposite, we have shrunk in our house size as our children are getting older. The main level of our house is 1000 square feet. We have a finished room downstairs, but that holds 3 bookshelf’s and then all our inventory for Deborah & Co. It was getting a little crazy in our small house with a good spot to put all our educational toys, games, puzzles, blocks, etc. While my husband was on break from college, I looked on Craigslist and was so excited to find this cabinet from IKEA for $100.00!

Cabinet to organize all our toys from IKEA | themodestmomblog.com

It is HUGE! We had a different white cabinet here before that I used as a pantry. This is much bigger then the other cabinet! It works out great for putting tubs of toys in. The charts on the front are from the soon to be released Character Badges program we use with our children.

Before I started filling this cabinet I went to my children’s rooms and pulled out the toys that never seemed to stay organized and put away. For the girls it was their Loving Family dollhouse items, and their magnetic dolls. The boys didn’t have a good spot for their wooden blocks in their room, so I took those. Items with little pieces that are constantly scattered on the floor are what makes me go slightly batty as a mom.

I’ll take you shelf by shelf and show you what I have in our toy cabinet. (Affiliate Links Included)

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 Top Shelf 

This is the shelf I put our games on. We don’t have a giant collection as you can see. The games we have are:

Battleship, Candyland, Walk the Dogs, USA Bingo, Wooden Chess and Checkers, Made for Trade, Blokus, Sumology, and Uno Attack.

In the containers I have our Snap n Style Dolls. The girl just got these for Christmas and they love them! I also have our Math U See blocks in a container. We don’t use this curriculum anymore, but I still use the blocks regular to help the children understand concepts. The smaller container holds the Engino set that our oldest received for Christmas. These are seriously awesome, and really make you think through how to build.Then we have a Melissa and Doug ice cream set, Magnetic Dolls, Homemade Play dough, Magformers (another Christmas gift that my girls just loved!), Brainbox games, Block Builders, and a Leapfrog picnic basket (Birthday gift for our 2 year old).

Second shelf where I organize my toys | themodestmomblog.com

Second Shelf

In the two big white containers we have our Wedgits and the Loving Family set. In the middle containers there is a snap circuit set, city blocks, and wooden blocks. Then we have Melissa and Doug puzzles, and a Turtle Maze for our 2 year old.

Third Shelf with toys on it. | themodestmomblog.com

Third Shelf

On the last shelf I have our Geosafari, megablocks, A science set, small wooden blocks, and a tub full of busy bags. 

I’m so glad we spent the money to purchase this cabinet as it has been such a help to me! I try to let the children stop and have what I call Brain Game time during school. So they might pull out a puzzle and build it, use the Block Builders, or the Perplexis game that my oldest just got.

The boys still have their legos in their room, and some dress up army outfits, etc. The girls have their dolls and strollers in their rooms. This is what works well for us in our house!