Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I've Become My Mother!: I Have To Say This....

I've Become My Mother!: I Have To Say This....

Monday, March 28, 2011

We Will Sit At The Table And Have Conversation..

I have a roast in the crock pot.... Not sure why... I don't particularly care for pot roast... or any kind of roast for that matter... I do have a husband and kids to feed.. The kids are not fans either... not sure if the hubs is - mostly because it's not something that I typically cook... Lately we have been dining on "what you can find in the kitchen before anyone else finds it"... This meal has been a common occurrence lately due to mom being too busy to cook - the kids are too busy to eat dinner at the same time - and the husband is out of town more often than he is home... But tonight everyone will be here by 6:30 PM and we will sit down at the table together with plates, napkins, utensils, and conversation....

So tonight it's pot roast - I was walking through the grocery store this morning in search of something to make for dinner.. something that I don't have to spend too much time making...
I saw the big chunk of meat and voila... dinner was found... The meat also came with a little popper thingy that I can put into it to make sure I cook it correctly... that's a good thing...

Rump roast
2 large carrots
2 onions cut in half
3 red potatoes
1 parsnip (can't stand them - but the husband seems to like - yuck)
1 packet of savory pot roast mix....

crock pot it for 8 hours....

My eldest made homemade bread from scratch yesterday - if there is any left we can use it to sop up the gravy/juice....

Friday, March 25, 2011

5 Question Friday..

What is Your All Time Movie - one that you can watch over and over again? Pride & Prejudice

What is Your Favorite Treat? Anything salty and sweet together... Chocolate covered salty pretzels is always a winner..

What is Your Favorite Bible Verse? There are many but today it is: "For I can do everything with the help of Christ who gives me the strength I need.." Phil. 4:13

Favorite Morning Beverage? Lipton Tea.. It's funny - my father in law knows I am a tea drinker and almost every Christmas he gives me a box of flavored teas... I don't have the heart to tell him - I don't do flavor.... but his heart is in the right place...

Favorite TV show? A month ago I would have told you Gilmore Girls (even though it's long over) but today after I discovered NetFlix - My all time favorite TV show is Grey's Anatomy... Love the show!

What are your 5 answers to 5 Question Friday????

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Can't Stand Bad Drivers!!!

One of my biggest bed peeves is bad drivers... You know the ones who pull into traffic super fast to get in front of you then proceed to drive 10 miles below the speed limit?... Or the one that stops 2 car lengths from the crosswalk at a red light... or how about the one who just sits there with the green arrow and after honking continuously to move he suddenly notices the turn signal right before it changes - leaving you stuck for the next green?? Aren't these drivers fun??

Nothing turns my potty mouth on more than dealing with bad drivers... When my kids are in the car - I try to be good... I really try... I call bad drivers Bubba.. It helps me from calling them something else.... My kids will often hear phrases like... "What the heck, Bubba?"... "Oh no you don't assssshoBubba?" I'm thinking you are getting the picture?

This video was sent me the other day and I had to laugh.. Mostly because it could have been me....


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Deep Fried Ice Cream with Bunuelos

This yummy treat is Always a winner - (very easy -a little less fattening than the "traditional" recipe) Try it out - You'll Love it!!! I promise....

Deep Fried Ice Cream

1 pint vanilla bean ice cream
2 bricks Mexican Ibarra Chocolate
bunelos - recipe below
1 can whip cream
4 cherries

Melt chocolate in small saucepan with two tablespoons of water over low heat. Blend chocolate until smooth. Place bunelos around the ice cream dish. Add ice cream and pour chocolate over top... Add whip cream and a cherry...


3 flour tortillas
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cinnamon
1/4 cup vegetable shortening

In a skillet add vegetable shortening over medium high heat. Cut tortillas into triangles and fry until golden brown. Remove from skillet and place on a paper towel. Mix cinnamon, sugar and sprinkle over tortillas...

Friday, March 11, 2011

God Wasn't Done.....

Look at the picture above and you can see where this driver broke through the guardrail, on the other side of the culvert, where the people are standing on the road pointing... the pickup was traveling about 75 mph from right to left when it crashed through the guardrail. It flipped end-over-end bounced off and across the culvert outlet and landed right side up on the left side of the culvert, facing the opposite direction from which the driver was traveling. The 22 year old driver and his 18 year old passenger were unhurt except for minor cuts and bruises.. This was just outside Flagstaff, AZ on U.S. Hwy 100

Now Look below to the second picture........

This goes to show you if God isn't done with you... God ISN'T DONE WITH YOU!!!

See the truck - that little white speck on top?????

** email received from a friend

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Guess What I'm Getting Today???

My mom had a routine mammogram last December - They found that she had breast cancer... She did not feel it on her self examine.. and even now she cannot feel it... Tomorrow - She is having a double mastectomy.. Her mammogram saved her life.... If you are over the age of 40 and/or have breast cancer and/or uterine cancer in your immediate family - Make an appointment today! It CAN save your life!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Don't Mess With Mama

Lab has baby squirrel pinned down... and ... Mama Squirrel sees it (from above)

Mama Squirrel Takes Action!

Dog gets it from Mama Squirrel and baby gets away!

Mama Squirrel consoles baby and..

Look at the dog's face.. This has to be what he is thining...

"What the hell just happened? Did I just get my ass kicked by a squirrel????

** email from a friend today...

Monday, March 7, 2011

18 Weeks To Go Till We Go East

So last night I was in the family room surfing the net on my IPAD while studying for my broker exam, watching TV with the husband, and chatting with the kids.. I was looking for things to do on my Mom and Daughters East Coast trip of a lifetime this Summer.... So far - I have DC planned... Lots and lots to do - Very excited... Still working on the NYC things to do list.... And last night I found a tour that my kids would LOVE... My oldest daughter is into paranormal stuff.. AND I found the ultimate tour - Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour in Salem, MA.. It's a night tour - which is perfect!!!! We will most likely take the Cemetery tour also - that tour is in the daylight... I am calling to today to make sure it still is open for business -Wish me Luck!

Only 18 More Weeks To Go.....

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Did You Know? Part 2

Add garlic immediately to a recipe if you want a light taste of garlic and at the end of the recipe if you want a stronger taste of garlic ( I love garlic, sorry Dusty)

Heat up left over pizza in a nonstick skillet on top of the stove, set heat to med-low and heat till warm. this keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza.

Expanding Frosting - When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it with your mixer for a few minutes. You can double it in size. You get to frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount.. You also eat less sugar and calories per serving.

Newspaper weeds away - Start putting in your plants, work the nutrients in your soil. Wet newspapers, put layers around the plants overlapping as you go cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic they will NOT get through wet newspaper.

Broken Glass - Use a wet cotton ball or Q-tip to pick up the small shards of glass you can't see easily.

No More Mosquitoes - Place a dryer sheet in your pocket. It will keep the mosquitoes away!

More Do you Know Tips To Follow

*Photos from Yahoo pictures

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Choosing A Wife

* Sent to me by a friend - thanks Jan... Loved the laugh!

A man wanted to get married.. He was having trouble choosing among the three likely candidates. He decided to give them each $5000 to see what they would do with the money....

Candidate 1 - She spent the $5000 on a complete makeover.. she had her hair done.. new makeup. Bought several new outfits and dressed up very nicely for the man.. She tells him that she has done this to more attractive to him because she loves him so much... The man is Impressed...

Candidate 2 - She went shopping and bought the man gifts.. She bought new golf clubs, some new gizmos for his computer, and nice expensive clothes for him.. As she presents the gifts, She tells him that she spent all the money on him because she loves him so much... Again the man is Impressed...

Candidate 3 - She invests the money in the stock market. She earns several times the $5000. She gives him back his $5000 and reinvests the remainder in a joint account. She tells him that she wants to save for their future because she loves him so much.. And again the man was obviously very Impressed...

So the man thought for a long time about each woman and what she had done with the money he had given her... Then he married the one with the biggest boobs...

On a side note.... There is more money being spent on breast implants and Viagra today than on Alzheimer's research. This means that by 2040, there should be a large elderly population with perky books and lasting erections and absolutely no recollection of what to do with them.... I'm just saying....

Hope you enjoyed the Funny.....

**Photo from yahoo images

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Did You Know? Part 1

Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster....

Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil. It will stay fresh longer and not mold.

Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating. Peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom are firmer and better for cooking.

Add a teaspoon of water when frying ground beef. It will help pull the grease away from the meat while cooking.

For a yummy treat - make brownies as directed. Melt Andes Mints and pour over warm brownies...

More Tips tomorrow.... What do you think so far???

** Tips received via email from a friend.


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