Let’s get started

19 Nov

Someone suggested I start a blog. I’m not sure how this will go, but here goes. This is just going to be my thoughts, feelings and things I find along the way.

Today I thought about starting a cookbook. Here’s the first recipe as I posted it on Facebook.

My favorite is “Whatchagot stew”. A package of meat from the freezer in the bottom of the pot. Yes, frozen. Who plans anymore? Add any and all veggies hanging out in the bottom of the chiller drawer, even the wilted ones. Some potatoes and onions if you got them. A can or two of whatever veggies you have in the cupboard and maybe a can of beans(with the liquid, potatoes always need salt). Add a seasoning packet or two from a ramen package, save the noodle part for later. Add some water, usually half a pot, don’t worry, it’ll make more. Let sit on low all day or high if you started at noon when you realize you forgot to plan dinner. Just before eating, check for taste. Probably needs salt, remember those potatoes? Also pepper, garlic powder, parsley if you’re lucky enough to have it. Now crush up those ramen noodles you saved from earlier and add them. Stir through. By the time you find all the kids and get them washed and to the table, dinner is ready. Just add milk and bread and butter. Said kids will love you forever. Or at least until you take away their phone for not taking out the garbage and helping with the dishes. Enjoy!

I also need a place besides Facebook to keep my Gratitude List.

  • Today I’m grateful to really start a blog. I hope it goes well. I’m grateful to be feeling better from my tooth extraction. It’s making me spunky. Grateful to have my child here today. No matter how often we fight, argue and generally disagree, I always have his back. I remember a time when he wasn’t sleeping across the room. LOVES

Sunday, June 20, 2021

21 Jun

Happy Father’s Day to all those wonderful men and women who take on the role of father to our children.

I’m grateful for an amazing father. I’m grateful for the men who are the fathers of my children. I’m grateful to those who have helped me with my sons become the men they are.


Thursday, June 17, 2021

18 Jun

I’m grateful to be almost halfway through the marvel movies. Starting to understand my child when he starts going on about it. I’m grateful to have a great visit with my therapist. I’m grateful for a long nap today.


Wednesday, June 16, 2021

17 Jun

I’m grateful for lemons to make lemonade. I hope this new recipe is as yummy as its rumored to be. I’m grateful for a great doctor visit. I’m taking about half the pills I was as at the beginning of the year. I’m grateful to Disney+. I’m watching Marvel movies this week!


Sunday, June 13, 2021

14 Jun

I’m grateful for lots of rain this weekend. Hopefully it hangs around awhile. I’m grateful to be feeling better tonight. Starting to heal from my procedure on Friday. I’m grateful to hamburger helper for dinner. Quick and easy.


Friday, June 11, 2021

12 Jun

I’m grateful to get home from my appointment today. I’m grateful it all went really well. I’m grateful for an early bedtime.


Wednesday, June 9, 2021

10 Jun

I’m grateful for Disney+. I’m grateful to catch up on some shows today. I’m grateful for grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner.


Sunday, June 6, 2021

7 Jun

I’m grateful tonight for so many things, but here’s 3. I’m grateful to make it to church today. I’m grateful for chicken strips and tater tots. I’m grateful for my wonderful children.


Quick macaroni salad

3 Jun

Today was too hot to cook again. But we didn’t really want to order in. So I put my imagination to work. I cooked the macaroni from a box of mac and cheese. Saved the cheese powder for something else later. While the noodles were cooking, I cut up some cheddar and monterrey jack cheese into small chunks. On top of the cheese, I added some garlic powder, onion powder, some ranch dressing, some of my homemade honey mustard, and some Sriracha. I didn’t really measure anything, this was a some of this and some of that recipe. When the noodles were done and drained, I rinsed them under cool water until they were cool enough to touch. Then dumped them into my bowl on top of everything else. Stir well. Added salt and pepper to taste and stashed in the fridge. Tasted pretty good and will be much better tomorrow. We’ll have to see. Wish I had some frozen peas. Maybe I’ll add some corn and black beans in the morning.


It’s SO hot!

2 Jun

I’m grateful for my fans. If only they weren’t so loud. I’m grateful for tuna salad for dinner. No heat cooking today. I’m grateful its cooled enough to maybe get some sleep tonight.


Memorial Day

1 Jun

I’m grateful to have a holiday fall on its actual date and not just because its Monday. I’m grateful to all those who gave their all so that I can sit here complaining about the heat. I’m grateful to all those who spent the weekend making cemeteries look good today.

Thank you! LOVES