Monday, July 26, 2010

Oops forgot about dinner!!

LOL I signed up for the news on this website & she sent me a PDF cookbook for crockpot cooking!! SWEET!
So anyway I made her Bama Steak Sandwiches Print Recipe
only I cooked the onions & peppers separate, DH is not fond of them. Plus I forgot to add the sauce :( tee hee but they were really good!! Served on whole wheat buns with
BLT Macaroni salad

2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
5 green onions, finely chopped
1 large tomato, diced
1-1/4 cups diced celery
1-1/4 cups mayonnaise
5 teaspoon white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. In a large bowl, combine the macaroni, green onions, tomato and celery. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, vinegar, salt and pepper. Pour over macaroni mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Just before serving, add bacon. Yield: 12 servings.

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Wild weekend!!

So first I got a credit from AT&T!!! On both phones!! YIPPIe!!

Than kicking off Friday night DBIL's girlfriend came down, cause she didn't want to be alone?????????? I think she's nuts!! LOL
Didn't do anything exciting just hung out & talked.
Saturday the boys worked & her & I hung outside & talked. She was tired so she went to take a nap around 3. I get on the computer, who comes knocking on my door??? The kids!! Only it's just the wife & 2 other boys, guess the helper didn't have enough you know what show up!!! LOL She said she wants to come in & get their stuff, I said your stuff is in the garage! She had to knock again to ask for there speakers, they were too heavy for me to move! Again wants to come in. I'll get them for you!
Oh & the blown engine on their truck must have been another lie cause she was driving it!
After all this crap & the slobs they were, there will be NO more people moving into MY house!! I've had enough!!!
So on to Sunday the girlfriend & I worked clean up for DH. Gosh they made a mess!! They took us to breakfast first guess that was the butter up! LOL We cleaned the 2 bedrooms upstairs, the bathroom & the stairway started on the living room & the dining room till we caught up to them & couldn't do anymore. So we get to leave around 1:30. Stopped at ACE to get a light switch thingy for the ceiling fan in the living room. So on the way home I see these things on the curb?? LOL mind you I have a 5 door Tracker & we fit it all in but couldn't shut the rear door!! Plus she had to hold on to the cooler I keep in there!! Such excitement!! So now she thinks I'm nuts!! Oh I fixed the fan light too!!
2 drawer cabinet, Pat do you think this would be good to store a GO!???


Laundry cart


Solid wood TV cabinet!!! AWESOME!! After clean up this is going in the guest room oh have to wait till DBIL leaves!


Thursday, July 22, 2010

Totally Nuts!!

Wow the days are just flying by!! Busy busy busy!! More yard work ughhhh LOL
DH had his helper & wife stay with us while they were working on the new house. Contractor put a halt on the job Argggggghhhhhhhhh
So the kids run up to Jacksonville & he's going to work cutting trees down. DH goes to look at 3 jobs & gets all 3 plus the home owner from the new house calls him back!!! Thank You Lord!! So he calls the kid to tell him to be here at 7am Monday to get back to work. Ummm yes I promise I'll be there?? No show & this is not the first time. Guess he wants to party all weekend & regroup on Monday?? So he promised he'd be here 7am Tuesday morning, DH called him at 10 after 7 like where are you?? So he replaced him!! So I got to take their crap out of the bedroom Tuesday yippie for me! Needed it for DBIL on Wednesday morning!
Tee hee to reward myself I spent $3.50 & bought a raft!! I floated around in my hot tub!! LOL there's no heat on in there, was very refreshing!! Bonus got sun burnt!!

Last night I took the last of the strawberry sherbet & made the boys smoothies!


I'm tickled I figured out how to work the new blogger templates, what fun! Had a hard time picking one out!!

*****Edited to add: Did anyone else have their AT&T cell phone service go out yesterday?? We had no service from about 8am to 5:30 last night. I went to their store about 2 to find out what was going on & one of the networks was down. I asked if we were going to be credited for it?? LOL she looked at me like I just landed from Mars!! It's up to corporate!?*****

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Yummy new recipe!

I love watching Cooking for Real on Food Network. So she made this on Thursday! Yummy!

Fast Succotash
Recipe courtesy Sunny Anderson, 2008
4 strips thick-cut bacon, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (16-ounce) bag frozen corn
1 (16-ounce) bag frozen lima beans
1 (10-ounce bag) frozen pearl onions
1 teaspoon hot sauce (recommended: Frank's Red Hot)
1/3 cup heavy cream
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
In a large skillet fry bacon until crispy and remove to a paper towel-lined plate, reserving fat in pan. To the skillet add the bell pepper and garlic and cook until softened slightly, about 5 minutes. Add corn, lima beans, pearl onions, hot sauce and cream. Bring to a simmer and cook until vegetables are thawed and tender. Stir in reserved bacon and season with salt and pepper.

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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Yippiee it's July!!

Wow being off work has kept me hopping!! Never ending battle with yard work. I worked outside yesterday just about all day took a break when my Mom & little brother came over. I cut his hair & we chatted for a bit.
We got the lattice up but it's not the small weave :( they want almost 30 bucks a sheet?? It's not as private as I wanted. Need to get some bushier plants!

I got this in a email from very best baking, going to try it with peaches next! yummy


Strawberries & Cream Sherbet
1 (1 lb.) bag frozen strawberries, unsweetened
1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk (used regular)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

PLACE frozen strawberries, evaporated milk, sugar and lemon juice in food processor; process until smooth.

POUR into 8-inch-square baking pan. Place in freezer for about 20 minutes, until ice crystals begin to form around edge of dish. Using fork, stir icy portions into middle of pan. Repeat, stirring edges into center every 20 minutes or until frozen (about 1 hour). Cover tightly. Freeze for up to 2 months. To serve, scoop into small paper cups, paper cones or martini glasses.

TIPS: • 3 cups fresh, whole strawberries can be substituted for frozen. Freeze berries before using.

Some around the yard pictures
Cactus flower

Hydrangea flower

Grass at the beach today


Tango kitty


Hope all have a great 4th of July!!