Friday, April 29, 2011

Just Blabbing

Well it is finally Friday. Yeah!! Last night we picked up Mitch, my step son, from her house. On the way home he proceeded to tell me what he would like for dinners this weekend. So this morning I got up and pulled out my big stock pot and proceeded to cut up celery, carrots, parsnips, fresh parsley, bay leaf, garlic, and onion. Then I pulled out my stew chicken and one smoked turkey leg. Threw it all in the pot and turned it on low. Told the husband to watch it and stir it every once in a great while, letting him know that after a few hours he may sample a small amount. Then proceeded to go to work. Can you guess yet what his number one most favorite dish is? I will give you a hint, when I get home I have to de-bone the chicken and make balls of bisquick to drop in it. Anyone have it now? This year his favorite dish is chicken and dumplings. He also wants Swiss Steak, and I believe after I got done laughing hysterically, T-bone steak. Last weekend I made home made "poofy rolls" for dinner and we still have a few of those the kids can have too.

Now that I am at work and enjoying a very quiet Friday, I realize I can not wait to get home and have a nice dinner with the family.  Even though it is a lot more hectic there than work these days. The house is going to smell like home made chicken soup, and while I am finishing up dinner I will probably start on some sort of dessert as well for a nice treat. Then it is to bed early so we can get the kids motivated early tomorrow for a trip to the zoo. After hiking the zoo for the day we are going to go to New York Style Pizza for dinner. Yeah I do not have to cook tomorrow. Then Sunday we are going to my parents' house to till the side yard so we can all start our family vegetable garden for the year. I have so many goodies I want to put in it, I hope there will be room. So by the time Monday rolls around I will be glad to get back to work and relax. hehe.

I almost forgot, I also have to squeeze some time in there to help my daughter, Jessica, practice her trumpet for the concert on the 19th. She is at the 14 yr old I am scared to be in front of people age. She gets stage fright a lot the past couple years. So I have to sit in the first couple rows and right in front of her so when she looks up all she sees is me. She does great then..

I will let you all know how dinner was and will post the recipe next week.

Monday, April 25, 2011


Hello again. Well this weekend went ok. Easter was not as big this year. My child is 14 now so she does not believe in the Easter Bunny and my Step son is 10 and we did not get him until 10am so the Easter Bunny just brought a family basket full of treats. We had a great Roast dinner and cupcakes for dessert. Otherwise the weekend was quiet. I did not have to clean house or do laundry this week. My husband took care of it for me, he is so wonderful.

Friday, April 22, 2011

First and Foremost

Good morning to one and all. This is my first Blog I have ever tried, so please bear with me. I am new to this kind of thing. My family thinks I should share my knowledge and projects with people, so here I am. It has been a hard year and a half and I am still trying to recover from events so until I get into a rhythm this may be hit and miss. First off, I lost my mother-in-law to lung cancer in September. What is worse it was a day before my birthday, which is my step son's birthday. He is only 10 so it was rough on him too. I have had a few run ins with cancer before. My best friend's brother (who is like a brother to me) died of cancer a few years ago. My Aunt had cancer, but beat it. Anyway, it has not completely hit yet. Like so many other middle age people out there, I have had to bury grandparents and take care of parents in the last few years. But through all my ups and downs I have acquired a lot of things that some others may find interesting and I thought I would share those with others so they may benefit also.