Sunday, April 28, 2013

Vacation time

I'm pretty excited to be going somewhere with the "hub" for the next week, We really enjoy traveling together! Stopping when we want, visiting where we want, looking at what we want, listening to books on CD, and eating!!! We are visiting friends this time! Illinois and Michigan here we come!! Hoping to see Amish quilts, get some tulips from Holland, Michigan and looking at Lake Michigan from the other side!!! Our friends, Dan and Jill, live in flooding Illinois, but want us to come  anyway! We have been friends for 40 yrs.and our daughter was born on their anniversary!! Then off to Michigan! I need to get out of work for a few days, away from the madhouse. This week there are changes going on there with new self- check machines, new computers and new cashier screens. Lots of things to go wrong!!! Technology! Well, talk to maybe during the trip or not! Blessings!!!!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Spanish Rice with a twist

My parents weren't really exotic food people. We ate pretty standard food, like chicken, pot roast, hamburgers, corn bread, etc, you get the picture. Every now and then, we ordered Chinese food! But my mom would make maybe once or twice a year, Spanish rice. You know the fried hamburger, rice, chopped tomatoes, and onion. Not spicy at all!!! No spice!!! Oh, I take that back, there was 2 dashes of Tabasco sauce. Well, in tribute to Mom's dish, I made my Spanish rice with Italian venison burger, onion, Mexican spices, corn, brown rice, 1 can of diced tomatoes and green peppers from last summers garden that I had froze. I also made corn muffins with corn. They were good and Gordon had 2. Blessings!!!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sunday dinner

I was reading Jayme's blog over at the Coop Keeper and she talked about bringing back Sunday dinner with family!! I think that's a splendid idea and gonna do my own take off on it!! But since I worked 6 days last week, I didn't invite anyone over for dinner today, boo hoo for me!!! We will be having pot roast, carrots, onions and potatoes! I'm thinking about doing an apple salad to go along with all this food, so stop in and grab a plate, there's plenty!! We will be eating around 5p.m. Blessings!!! P.S. the snow is slowing melting, rain is coming tomorrow, more snow towards the end of the week.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Spring is NOT here!!!

Okay, we are getting pretty sick and tired of the snow already!!!! 8 inches fell late yesterday and over night, where our daughter lives, they got 17 inches of snow!! I thought spring was here, but the ground hog was wrong!!!! Hoping for spring to show up soon, blessings!!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Well, I'm okay today after the cake issue!! Debbie left a comment and I just had to laugh!
 We are under another storm warning, this one says freezing rain possibly, sleet mix turning to snow. Enough already!!! Winter needs to go away and come next fall!! Spring where are you????? Gordon took a walk in the woods today and saw bear tracks already, so they are awake and hungry!!!
 Next week we are taking a little road trip to visit some friends, pretty excited as we haven't gone on a trip in 4 yrs!! Well, that's all the ramblings for today!!
 Our prayers go out to the families hurt in the Boston bombing!! We pray that Jesus will bring comfort to them and healing to all! Blessings!!

This is what spring should look like!!!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

cake failure

So i saw this cake on 2 ingredients, 20 oz can of crushed pineapple and a Angel Food cake mix. Mix the 2 together and pour into a well greased bundt pan, bake according to the cake directions, cool and invert. Well, the cake pan was too small and over ran in the oven, smelled up the kitchen as it was burning on the bottom of the oven. I inverted the pan and the cake stuck though I sprayed my little pan with cooking spray. Well, the last photo says it all. It tasted great, but what a sad looking cake!!!! I will make it again sometime when I haven't just cleaned the oven, yes I'm smiling, but not happy!!! Blessings amidst the tears I want to cry!!!!!

Friday, April 12, 2013

April 12th

So, we received the storm warning for late Wednesday night and the weather people named it! Driving yesterday to work wasn't too bad! Snow was greasy and heavy, came and went by 10 a.m. Last night around 8p.m. it started to rain and it was freezing on the back porch!! So, early this morning it started to snow again, but not like yesterdays. Go figure!!! There is a old wives tale that says it has to snow on a robin's tail 3 times before spring arrives! We saw a robin on Monday, so I would think this is number 2!!!!Life is funny isn't it!!! Welcome spring! Blessings!!!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

strawberry shortcake

It's Thursday and my day off, so I did plenty today!!! I'm still cleaning and purging the house, so I hauled a bunch of boxes and bags to Ventures today, went to the library to return a book and CD, and got a haircut. Saying all of this to lead up to the strawberry shortcake for dessert tonight! YUM!!! At the store there was a great buy on strawberries for the first part of the week, 97 cents, so I bought some and cleaned them, so tonight there will be singing and dancing(not really)!! Blessings!!

one more thing

This week I got an email from a friend that I have known for 3 years. She and her husband are really great people, but she was telling me an...