February 21, 2009
B - Bed size: Queen
C - Chore you hate: scrubbing the bathtubs
D - Dad's Name: Len
E - Essential start your day item: coffee
F - Favorite actor(s): Julia Roberts, Matthew McConaughey and lots more
G - Gold or Silver: Gold
H - Height: 5 foot
I - Instruments you play(ed): claranet
J - Job title: Family Manager, Housewife, Stay at Home Mom
K - Kid(s): 2 daughters
L - Living arrangements: Own a house in the burbs - live with hubby and 2 daughters
M - Mom's name: Joyce
N - Nicknames: Annie, Hun, Babe, Mommy
O - Overnight hospital stay other than your own birth: When my daughters were born and when I had Kidney surgery
P - Pet Peeve: Not doing things to the best of your ability, laziness.
Q - Quotes you like: Live Simply, Love Generously, Care Deeply, Speak Kindly and Leave the Rest to God
R - Right or left handed: right
S - Siblings: 1 brother (1975 - 2004) RIP Danny I love you and miss you terribly.
T - Time you wake up: When I get pulled out of bed.
U- Underwear: Comfy, Clean and colorful
V - Vegetable you dislike: Brustle Sprouts
W - Ways you run late: chaos getting the kids ready, lack of planning
X - X-rays you've had: several on my kidneys
Y - Yummy food you make: Chili Mac, Italian sausage with peppers and pasta, Magic Bars - there are too many to list.
Z - Zodiac: Virgo
February 7, 2009
February 3, 2009
Jason and his brother Scott
Jason and Mom
Jason with 2 of his childhood friend's, Dori and Justin
Paige, Annie, Abbie and Joe (Paige's fiance)
Jason and I went to high school with Paige and Abbie.
Siara (our neice) and Jason
Siara and I
This was the most delicious cake EVER (for real). Thank you so much Carri!
February 2, 2009
Kylie loved wearing Matthew's Car Slippers.
Brianna (the pro) had no problems at all, but in the bottom right hand corner you can see Amy is having a hard time keeping her's together.
Amy not giving up and still working hard to keep it standing. (Let me clarify, Jason started that Gingerbread House, he just jumped right in, not reading the directions, so he is to blame for that house always falling apart, but we forgive him.)
Kylie and Amy posing for a picture after all their hard work.
Morgan, Betsy, Miranda and Kylie hard at work.
And the Gingerbread House that they made
1.5 - 2 cups Elbow Macaroni
1 pound Ground Beef
1 can tomato soup
1/2 soup can water
4 oz tomato sauce
1 can kidney beans or chili beans
1 - 2 cloves garlic or garlic powder to your liking
1/3 cup Chili Powder (less or more depending on how you like it)
1 small onion
1 cup - 1.5 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Cook Pasta Till Done
While Pasta is cooking, brown ground beef and diced up onion together
When beef is no longer pink, drain grease
Add soup, water, tomato sauce, kidney beans (drained), garlic and chili powder.
Cover and Cook on Medium - High Heat until chili is less liquidy. Check and stir frequently so it does not burn on the bottom of pan.
Once Chili is done add pasta and cheese, stir and enjoy. We like to put oyster crackers on top.
I hope your family likes this recipe as much as mine does!
December 20, 2008
This coming week is going to be busy for me, time has caught up with me and I still have quite a few things to do before Christmas Eve. I have 5 people to shop for, Kylie and I need to get hair cuts and I need to buy Kylie new shoes to go with her Christmas dress. So that is what I will be working on from now until Christmas Eve.
I hope you all have a blessed Christmas and a very safe and Happy New Year!
November 28, 2008
November 15, 2008
2 – 3 cups Penne Pasta (you can use any pasta you have)
1 pound uncooked Italian sausage links
½ cup beef broth
½ green pepper cut into strips (I use a full green pepper)
½ red pepper cut into strips (I use a full red pepper)
½ yellow pepper cut into strips (I use a full yellow pepper)
2 Romano Tomatoes sliced and then cut into four pieces
½ onion or 1 small onion diced
2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
4 tablespoons basil
Salt – to taste
1 - Cook and drain pasta as directed on package
2 - Cut Sausage links crosswise into ¼ inch slices. Spray non stick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium high heat. Add sausage, cook sausage until brown and no longer pink in the middle. Stir in beef broth. Cover and cook over medium heat 5 minutes.
3 – Add diced onion, tomatoes, peppers and 2 tablespoons basil. (I also add 1 or 2 cloves fresh garlic) Stir and heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4 – In a mixing bowl, toss pasta with 2 tablespoons oil and 2 tablespoons basil. Divide pasta among bowls and top with sausage mixture.
November 13, 2008
At a family wedding in 2006. She still always has her sense of humor. That is her making funny faces with my cousins! Before that picture was taken we were dancing with her while she was in her wheel chair.
Grandma and I outside in front of her home - 2008