Monday, November 26, 2007
Well, I tried to upload a picture of Eli in Fairyland, but our connection was too slow or something, so use your imagination.
One Pan Tamale Dinner
½ lb ground beef
½ C chopped onions
1 can beans, rinsed and drained
1 pkg Taco seasoning
¼ C water
1 recipe cornbread prepared but not baked
Brown meat and onions in large skillet, drain. Add beans, seasoning, and water. Pour cornbread mixture over meat and beans. Cover and cook on low heat 20 minutes or until center is firm. Top each serving with sour cream and serve with a green salad. (You can cook this in the crockpot on low for an afternoon).
2 C cornmeal
2 C flour
2 T. baking powder
2/3 C dry milk
¼ C sugar
1 tsp salt
½ C shortening
To make MIX: Combine dry ingredients; cut in shortening until it looks like fine crumbs. Can store for 3 months. Makes 2 recipes of cornbread.
To use MIX: Combine 1 cup water, 2 ½ C MIX, and 1 egg. Bake in greased 8x8 pan for 25 min or until center is firm.
Friday, November 23, 2007
Driving By Food On A Long AfternoonWhere the food is I think I know.
We must get off the freeway though;
We will not find it driving here
Yet one more exit we must go.
My little tummy must think it queer
Not to stop with a restaurant near
Zooming on past exit ninety-three
We've missed all the food I fear.
Perhaps this hunger will kill me.
Plenty of restaurants we could see
Now the only sight's the street
My tummy grumbles from my seat.
Still I have consumed no meat,
And miles to go before I eat,
And miles to go before I eat.
Here's Robert Frost's original. And I will take suggestions, there are a couple of awkward lines.
Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Ashley's Potato Soup
1/2 Cup Chopped Onion
2 T butter
4 medium potatoes, cut into chunks
2 cubes chicken bouillon
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cut water
8 oz. cream cheese, soft
1/4 cup flour
3 cups milk
Saute onion in butter in a stock pot until tender. Add potatoes, bouillon, water and salt. Cover and cook 15 min, or until tender. Blend cream cheese with flour until smooth. Stir into potato mix. Add milk and heat to boiling; stirring frequently. Reduce to simmer for at least one hour.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
So now onto the next question. Please leave your response in the comments and later this week I will give the answer. Today at church I got a calling. Yes I know, how could i ruin my streak without a calling. I was trying to top my last record but I didn't.
Now you get to guess what it is. Good Luck!
Anyways everyone liked the turkey. It was fairly easy to make so I thought I would post the recipe, here. (it is on the family google doc's)
If any regular blog readers have a chance to ask Crystal about it that would be nice. (I'm hoping to call her, but Ian is having a hard time getting to sleep tonight.)
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
There are a lot of contests here so I thought I would continue that I do my own. I saw this while I was wandering the floor. What is it? You need to be precise in your description. Yes it is geeky so that should be a hint.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
Ian loves to do whatever Ryan does and last Saturday was his dream day. He followed Ryan around mowing the grass the whole time Ryan was mowing. It was adorable to see him yank the chain on his "mower" and adjust the wheel—in fact that was so much fun that every time he passed the tree where Ryan adjusted his wheel, Ian had to stop and adjust the wheel on his mower. A few more photos to enjoy.
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Here's hoping that you had as much fun for Halloween as we did. Since Ryan taught late, we invited ourselves up to trick-or-treat with our favorite friends from the Raleigh 1st ward. We only wish they lived closer. You can see some pictures that they took here.