Monday, February 28, 2011
Well, although I know there are many things you can make with the crock pot -I'm a bit old fashioned especially this time of year I love to make stews and soups -So, that's pretty much what I make.
Here's a good and easy stew recipe from my Gma:
Ingredients: Ground Beef (about 1 lb)
Potatoes - cubed
Carrots - sliced (potatoes and carrots about 1 per person)
2 cans French Onion Soup (Campbell's optional)
Brown meat; Then add all ingredients into crock pot -cook until veg. are done -you may actually want to have the veg. cooking for awhile before you add the meat -it can take several hours to get the veg. to cook well. Especially yummy if served with cornbread :)
Another 1 of my favorites is this:
Zesty Minestrone soup from Kraft -Which I've mentioned on here before along with other recipes -if you wanted to check out some more - Happy Monday :)
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
I figure it's a milestone birthday and instead of a small family party we usually have -we can invite some of his classmates seeing as how he's in school now and have a birthday bash at Chuck E. Cheese! And it's kind of cool that both of my kids had their 5th birthday parties there :) It's funny how some things are still the same and some are different. The party room used to be sectioned off more and it used to be a paper birthday crown- now they have a fancy blowup crown (you can see where Chuck E -crowned my son) and the crown even holds extra tokens for the birthday kid! They also take the birthday kid into the "ticket blaster" now -my son was not sure about that. I love how they have a designated host to help with the party and of course as always it was a great time- the kids had fun- it was a great birthday party!
Have a great Wednesday!
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
So, the kids finally went back to school last week -(And it was the kind of week where it seemed I spent more time at my son's school than at home) - They had the class Valentine's Party, I brought cupcakes and juice drinks to my son's class for his B-day, attended the student of the month assembly -Yay to him for being 1 of the kids to get this honor! , Oh and we also had a parent teacher conference-which went fine. And speaking of his birthday -of course we had a birthday party for him -at Chuck E. Cheese (more about that tomorrow :) And of course some of the in-laws came in to town for the party -Which means we had house guests over the weekend -My BIL and his fiance left after the party; my SIL and her boyfriend just left yesterday. We went to the zoo Sunday and have been out and about a lot with them -Glad to hopefully be getting back to normal! Oh and the bad news -my hubby's car went kaput! We got it towed and looked at but, it will be really expensive to fix -so, we're just going to look at a "new"/used car -soon -For now my husband will have to bum rides to work. So, yeah that's what all has been going on here -Like I said -Whew!!
Monday, February 21, 2011
And last but not least going even further west about 3-4 hours away is Lawton, Ok - 1 of the main attractions there is the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge where you can see buffalo, hike the mountains,-etc. There's also the historic Mattie Beal Home you can visit.
So, there you have it some fun trips on a tankful in Oklahoma :)
Be sure to join in the MckLinky Monday with the RHOK and share some trips on tankful!
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
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Monday, February 7, 2011
1st -Right now I have to say -SNOW! -Whew-just had to get that off my chest! -The kids are once again out of school -have been for about a week -and with more snow expected soon -not sure when they'll go back!
2. You know a lot of "little" things don't bother me so much -It's mostly character issues that bother me -Like : Rude people! I think if someone is making an effort to be courteous you should do the same.
3. I also think that a lot of issues stems from another problem -Lack of communication! I'm sure most of us have experienced frustration out of lack of communication -whether it's from a personal relationship or more of a business relationship. Oh and another thing to add to this is -communication is a 2 way street -talking AND listening.
4. Say what you mean and mean what you say - Along the same lines as communication -I know it can be kind of tricky sometimes though -Sure, there are times to sugar coat somewhat and not be straight out rude - but, say what you need to say as diplomatically as possible is all.
5. Ok so, about the only other thing -Non snow and communication related that peeves me is... Not having light! - Let me explain - I feel our house is kinda dark -During the day I open the shades and turn on a few lights -Other people that live in this house would probably sit "in the dark" all day -not open shades/ turn on lights - I only have it "dark" when we're watching a movie (sometimes) or going to sleep - and that's it.
Now it's your turn - Join in and share - What 5 things irk you?!
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Yep the Groundhog that either sees his shadow or not and Groundhog Day -The movie. Well, let me tell you that I am so thankful that the groundhog Punxsutawny Phil did not see his shadow! Because it's been Snowklahoma around here and actually the big snow storm has hit about 30 states -So, our Groundhog Day went something like this: