Monday, September 5, 2016

Best Dish: Mindy's Muffins

They say "good things come in small packages" 
and these muffins are GOOD!


Congratulations to Mindy Sebastian for receiving this year's FIRST Best Dish!

If you're anything like me, you search high and low for recipes that are both easy to make and delicious to eat.  Well look no further friends.  These muffins are small enough for your kids to eat and big enough for your appetite.    


SAUSAGE EGG MUFFINS
(from allrecipes.com)

Ingredients:
1 lb of sausage
10 eggs
1 cup of chopped onions
1 teaspoon of garlic salt
1 can of rotel (tomatoes and peppers)
1 cup of shredded (fiesta blend) cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Cook sausage first.
  • Mix all ingredients together.
  • Spray pan well to prevent sticking.
  • Fill each muffin cup halfway (I used mini muffin pan).
  • Cook for 20 minutes
  • Remove from oven and immediately remove muffins from pan
  • Enjoy :)

*I felt like hot sauce or salsa would also be great to serve with these.

You can also find a printable recipe here.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Genuine Friendship





Last week the theme was friendship.  After brunch we listened to author and fellow mom, Jen Hatmaker, discuss how "genuine friendship" is essential, especially in this stage of our lives.  

      "THE singular way, that I, not only just survived, but ended up loving my early childhood years with my kids, were my friends."

Let's be honest.  It can be so difficult for us moms to make friends. This is the primary reason why MOPS exists- to bring moms together and provide an atmosphere for friendships to flourish. Hatmaker spoke of her friendship experiences and challenged us with her own "Do's and Don'ts" of friendship.  

*DO make genuine friendships a priority.
*DO the work it takes to have sustaining friendships.


*DON'T be afraid to be your REAL self.
*DON'T waste your time with fake friends.


Missed the meeting?  No worries friend.  
You can catch the video "Becoming...Friends" here.

We also had our very first table discussion where we shared our own thoughts on friendship.  I'd say it was a huge success and what we hope to be the beginning of many new genuine friendships.


And last but certainly, not least...we made our first craft! 

And let me just say, we have many artistic friends in this group! Check out these beautiful creations!




                     





We hope you found the perfect spot for them in your home.  Feel free to share a picture in the comments below.   

See you soon & Starry-Eyed!



Friday, August 26, 2016


Welcome to 
2016-2017

We are so happy to welcome YOU to MOPS this year! 

       Our first meeting was a great success!  We enjoyed yummy food, adult conversation and some good old-fashioned fun playing games to help us get to know each other.  Meanwhile, our kids got loved on and played with new friends of their own.  I'd say MOPS is the ultimate "win-win!"  Our MOPS coordinator, Lindsey, shared what MOPS is all about as well as this year's theme, "Starry-Eyed."  We also began collecting school supplies for our first service project of the year and you all SHOWED OUT!  We received a basket-full of donations, literally.  Way to go Moms!  These supplies will go to needy classrooms all around our community.  Forgot to bring something?  No worries!  We will continue to collect items at the next meeting.

      We hope you'll join us August 31st for even more fun and fellowship as we explore the topic of Friendship.  Feel free to invite a friend along, or come and make some new ones. 

         See you soon & Starry-Eyed!

 

Our beautiful MOPS leaders; Natalie, Elise & Melissa (left) greeted our Moms and the lovely and oh-so-helpful, Kelli (right) passed out welcome gifts.


We hope you enjoy your homemade "Starry-Eyed" gifts.


Thank you for your donations!!


 


    

Action Shot! 
Can you tell who are competitive
and non-competitive moms are?
For all things MOPS be sure to check out our blog and follow us on Facebook- Warner Robins Mops.

Missed the meeting?  Or want to know what MOPS is all about?
Be sure to check out the FAQ page and watch this video about this year's theme, Starry-Eyed.


                





Friday, August 5, 2016

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Most likely, many of you have begun the school year routine.  Summer is over, book bags are packed and you have a few more moments to yourself, maybe.  We invite you to share some of those moments with us this year.  Not for us, but for YOU. 
  
Come join other Moms who, like you, are occasionally stressed, sometimes worried, and always tired.  Am I right?   But life doesn't have to be JUST those things.  We can choose more for ourselves.  We can choose to wonder.  To hope.  And to show kindness.
 
We hope you will choose MOPS and join us August 17th for our first meeting!
Whether you're coming to MOPS for the first time or returning, we are excited to welcome you with open arms and starry eyes!
 
Click here to register.
 
 
 
Here is a look at this year's theme, We are the Starry Eyed
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, May 2, 2016

Best Dish: Sopaipilla Cheesecake Bars

Y'all, Megan Fleetwood was on point when she made these Easy Sopaipilla Cheesecake Bars for our MOPS meeting.


First of all, they're seriously easy to make. Second, they taste like you spent hours making them (hint: you didn't). And third, you can easily cut down on the sugar to save a few calories. Also, these would be FANTASTIC for a Cinco de Mayo bash!

Easy Sopaipilla Cheesecake Bars


Ingredients:
2 (8 ounce) cans Pillsbury™ refrigerated butter flake crescent dinner rolls
2 (8 ounce) packages of cream cheese, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups white sugar, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup butter, melted 
 
Directions: 
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray. Unroll one can of crescent rolls and press it into the bottom of your baking dish sealing perforations.
  • In a small bowl blend the cream cheese, 1 cup of sugar, and the vanilla. Spread evenly over the top of the crescent dough.
  • Unroll your second can of crescent rolls onto a sheet of saran wrap or some other surface and press the perforations together. Transfer to your baking dish, placing it on top of the cream cheese mixture.
  • Pour the melted butter on top of the crescent dough.
  • In a small bowl, combine the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly over the melted butter.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes until bubbly and bottom crust is slightly browned.
  • Let it cool and store in the refrigerator. When ready to serve, slice and add whipped cream and strawberries if desired.