Saturday, October 28, 2006

Something Crafty This Way Comes

I finally got Geof's Halloween costume made. I wish I could say that the reason for my procrastination was the enormous undertaking the making of the costume would be. But that would be a lie. This year Geof decided to be a ghost and I refuse to buy a ghost costume. It's the easiest homemade costume there is! Geof even helped me sew it with the sewing machine. He is really excited about the up-coming festivities. We decided to do a "Dress rehearsal" with make-up and costume all coming together. Here is my little ghoul in full regalia...

He didn't like having the fabric over his face so we cut out a hole instead and painted his face. He told me that his costume "rocked" so my Mommy ego is elevated a bit. For the big night we also got some glow sticks to put in his bucket. Partially for safety purposes and because it just looks cool. I thought about stitching some inside his costume so he would glow too, but I haven't made up my mind yet. October through December is my favorite time of year. I hope everyone out there is enjoying it as much as we are!!

Friday, October 27, 2006

Go Crazy Folks, Go Crazy!!!!!

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2006 World Series Champions!!!

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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Need A Good Laugh?

Behold, the power of Scientology!!!
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Friday, October 20, 2006

Foodie Friday

I've been on a checking-out-cookbooks-from-the-library kick lately. The latest is from Reader's Digest called One Dish Meals The Easy Way (© 1991). Can you tell I'm somewhat of a lazy cook? I just hate the clean-up afterwards...especially after Nathaniel's been in the kitchen. Bless his heart, he's an excellent cook, but the mess he leaves in the kitchen, that I inevitably have to clean since he's only home a short time, just makes me detest making my own culinary messes. So, at any rate I've found myself interested in one-dish recipes and recipes for the crock pot. Which, by the way, I'm happy to say, my issue with Rival has finally been resolved. We have our replacement crock pot base, and have already enjoyed using it several times this year. Next on my to-make-in-the-crock-pot list is Deneen's recipe for Crock Pot Ribs. Ok, moving offering for today's Foodie Friday comes from the Reader's Digest cookbook and it is very tasty...even Geof liked it!

Baked Eggs, Mexican Style

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes

1 cup canned refried beans
2 tablespoons water
1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, and squeezed dry
5 scallions, including tops, chopped
1/3 cup sour cream
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (4 ounces)
4 large eggs
1/2 cup bottled or homemade salsa
4 flour tortillas, 7 1/2 to 8 inches in diameter
1 cup prepared or homemade guacamole
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Salsa and sour cream (optional toppings)

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. mix the beans and water in a greased 8" x 8" x 2" or 11" x 7" x 2" baking pan then spread over the bottom. Mix the spinach and all but 2 tablespoons of the scallions and spread on top of the beans. Top with the sour cream, then the cheese.
  2. Make 4 indentations in the surface and break an egg into each one. Spoon the salsa on top and bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until the eggs are set. Heat the tortillas for five minutes before serving.
  3. When the eggs are done, spoon 1/4 cup of guacamole on top then sprinkle the pepper and remaining scallions over all. Serve with the hot tortillas, the remaining guacamole and, if desired, additional salsa and sour cream. Serves 4.


Saturday, October 14, 2006

I just don't know what to say...

Ack!! anyone else developing a bleeding ulcer due to that damn Christmas countdown thingy up there?

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Slow & Steady Wins the Race...Right?

Baby blanket update...Not. Much. Progress. Ugh, I'm tired of looking at it, but I refuse to let it win, damn it! It's a lot of 2 steps forward 1 step back...or, I should say, 2 rows forward 1 row back...or more! I'm obsessed with perfection when something I'm making is a gift. Even one missed stitch, and I have to frog. But, I'm always happy in the end...regardless of the circles under my eyes and elevated blood pressure! So, that's the update. I've had to take a break from crocheting for a bit, I haven't had the energy required. Plus, getting started and going with Avon has taken up some of my crocheting time. No worries though, I'm still here!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

A Little Funny For Your Bones

I discovered this at Girl Interrupted Gets, go check out the blog too!

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