Sunday, May 30, 2010

Big League Chew

Canceled plans.
Big League Chew bought during a fit of nostalgia.

It's helping to beat the doldrums. Too bad it can't cure a sore throat.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Laid Back Days

At least that's what I would call them. Not sure what Todd & Ina would say about these days. All I know is that they are passing much too quickly.

Three dorky guys wearing shorts & white socks. The quality of this photo wasn't affected by shooting into the sun. It was affected by a tiny person's grubby paw prints on my lens. Somehow I like it.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Food And Stuff

Is it me or does it seem like the cost of food skyrocketed overnight? Granted, I had a little less to spend this past week, but still. $100 later & our fridge looks pretty empty. Anyway, it's actually kind of fun to figure out how to feed everyone with a bit less. At least food doesn't go to waste this way. Tonight I started with about 3 cups of leftover roast & I must say supper was delicious. Here's the recipe I used;

Beef Pot Pie
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 3 cups cubed leftover beef
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen veggies (I used carrots & beans as it's what I had on hand)
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • your favorite biscuit recipe
In a medium saucepan, cook onion in butter until onion is tender. Stir in flour and salt until smooth and bubbly. Stir in beef broth. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, until thick and bubbly. Add leftover beef, veggies, and parsley; heat through. Taste and adjust seasonings, adding whatever your little heart desires. Pour beef mixture into a 2-quart casserole. Prepare biscuit dough & dollop on top of hot beef mixture. Don't you just love to use the word dollop whenever you get a chance? No? Okay, moving on. Bake beef pot pie at 450° for 20 to 25 minutes.

Serve with salad & you have a lovely meal using *gasp* leftovers. I'm too frugal to waste food, but I do try to make each incarnation enjoyable & different. It looked yummy too, but I didn't think of taking a photo until it was half devoured. What do you like to do with your leftovers? Any to die for recipes to share?


The stuff in our life right now is our seemingly never ending bathroom project. The floor is done! I think it's beautiful. Tonight we primed some walls. Now, we just need to decide on the exact shade of paint to use. Maybe, just maybe we can install the toilet & sink this weekend?

We have a wall color in mind, but just for curiosities sake, what color would you choose?

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Our Baby

Is naughty, funny, sassy. In other words absolutely delightful. Most of the time.

Her favorite words are; No, Mine, Stop, SHHHHHH & Bye-bye. Almost always shouted in a sassy manner. Often accompanied by a raised hand. You know, like she is threatening to hit us. She has only uttered one sentence & she says it just about every day. "Pee-yuw, I tinkaaay!" She always says it in context. Potty training should begin perhaps?

It seems we've reached the terrible twos at 19 months. Maybe it's the influence of her older siblings.