Monday, April 30, 2012

Mayflower Ancestors

I always want to know this when Thanksgiving  now it's here....we have several other Mayflower Lines..

John Howland was born about 1599, probably in Fenstanton, Huntington.  He came on the Mayflower in 1620 as a manservant for Governor John Carver.  During the Mayflower's voyage, Howland fell overboard during a storm, and was almost lost at sea--but luckily for his millions of descendants living today (including Presidents George Bush and George W. Bush, and Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt) he managed to grab ahold of the topsail halyards, giving the crew enough time to rescue him with a boathook.
Elizabeth Tilley was born in 1607 in Henlow, Bedfordshire, the daughter of John and Joan (Hurst)(Rogers) Tilley.  She came with her parents on the Mayflower in 1620.  Both her parents died the first winter at Plymouth, leaving her orphaned at the age of 13 in the New World.  She married to Mayflower passenger John Howland around 1625 at Plymouth.

John Howland (1599) married Elizabeth Tilley (1607) and
had Hannah Howland (1637) who married John Bosworth(1636) whose sister was
Bethia Bosworth (1634)...she married Israel Peck (1644) and had
Mary Bethia Peck (1683) who married Josiah Dean (1685) and had
Josiah Dean (1716) who married Thankful Thomas and had
Daniel Dean (1738) who married Elizabeth Pease (1750) and had
Daniel Dean (1774) who married Elizabeth Crandall (1773) and had
Harvey Dean (1798) who married Mariah Bostick and had
Daniel Allen Dean (1822) who married Mary Jane Holmes and had
Jesse Lyons Dean (1878) who married Clara Adella Browning and had
Earle Holmes Dean (1900) who married Dorothy Vivian Cecil and had
Roger William Dean (1923) who married Janiece Opal Walters and had
Patricia Darlene Dean who married John Walter Nieman and had...
All of you kids!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Pineapple/Apricot "Dump" chicken

Pineapple/Apricot "Dump Chicken"

So this is the first variation I tried from this blog...and I did change it up a bit by using dried apricots instead of golden raisins:

"Dump" all of this in a regular zip lock bag...make 2 or 4 bags or whatever...cook one now and put the rest away....the idea is to have easy meals waiting for you in your freezer...or have an easy meal to give someone else!

1 1/2 lbs chicken (3 or 4 chicken frozen chicken breasts)
1/2 of a 20 oz. can of pineapple chunks
1/4 C brown sugar
1/2 t nutmeg
1/3 C orange juice
1/2 C "snipped" dried apricots (or use raisins if you want)

Lay flat in your freezer... to cook, thaw in refrigerator overnight, or just cook longer if you've forgotten to do can cook in a crock pot, cooking bag(NOT the zip lock it's stored in!), or just in an open roasting pan...depending on the "frozennes" it will take varying times to cook, so plan accordingly. Make some rice (or use precooked brown rice from Costco)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Dump Chicken

I have neglected my blog for a bit...but wanted to post this so I could easily find it again...
Kaity "pinned" it on Pinterest...I think from Becca...

Several of these ready to go meals would be helpful for busy moms or anyone else who doesn't want to spend hours in the kitchen...

Monday, April 2, 2012

The New Crew!

Crew David Nieman arrived on March 19, 2012,...8 lb 7 oz !

Cute announcement, Jess!