"Believe in your heart, follow your dreams or just go to Disneyland." Emma -age 4

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A bad week, a good outfit and Applebee's.

Sorry for the lack of posting. Last week was bad. Like work all week, someone stealing my credit card information, $40 going missing from my purse while at school, wind storm so strong it knocks our entire fence over, bad. And today my daughter is throwing up. So yeah. Looks like this week is going to be a winner too.

But this outfit is pretty good. It was actually going to be the last outfit that I posted for my abbreviated 30 for 30. It is just so simple and classic. I felt pretty great in it too. Ironically it's the last thing I wore before my life fell apart last time and I was absent from blogging for so long. But that's a story for another day.

My sweet husband and I are having this "discussion" last night. We got to talking about the royal wedding this week and that got us to talking about Princess Diana and subsequently her death. We were talking about where we were when we found out. And we both say "We were at the bar and it came on TV." And I say "Yeah we were at Applebee's." And my husband says "No. We were at the "such and such" pub in our old neighborhood." He can't remember the name of the place, which to me is suspect. But long, boring story short, we cannot agree. We are both convinced of where we were. And it just got me to thinking. Memory is a weird thing.

And that's it really. Until next time.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Take me out to the ballgame.

So I am subbing at the school yesterday and I have lunch duty. I look up and see a table of 3rd grade boys fooling around. I walk up to them and say:

"Y'all need to stop doing the wave and sit down and eat your lunch."

They look up at me wide eyed and shocked and say:

"You know what it's called?!"


"Have you been to a baseball game?"


"Have you done the wave?"

"Yes I have."

With mouths hanging open they say "Cool."

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The most delicious pork you will ever eat.

And that's not an understatement. Admittedly this isn't the best picture. But I wasn't going to waste time retaking them because I was in too big of a hurry to eat. That's how good this pork is. It is the most delicious pork I have ever eaten. For real. And I have eaten a lot of pork. It is moist and tender and so full of flavor. I served it on both corn and flour tortillas and the corn was way better. Just ignore the half eaten beans in the background. Next time I will serve this with whole black beans and maybe some spanish rice.

Where did this most fabulous recipe come from you ask? Well I'll tell you. Because I learned how to share in kindergarten. This fabulous girl is my sweet cousin. Her blog covers her journey following her weight loss surgery. She's awesome. Really. I admire her so much for her determination to go through with the surgery and then maintain everything afterward. And she's an awesome cook. She created this recipe all on her own. Amazing.

The only change I made was to cook it in the oven. I baked it at 325 for 3-4 hours. Just until it was fork tender. This made it slightly crunchy and browned on the edges. And I think that you are supposed to use red salsa that has green chile in it. And even though I have learned to read, again thank you kindergarten, I used green tomatillo salsa instead. But I think it was a happy accident and would make the same mistake again.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Four bean turkey chili.

See, I told you I was back. I'm gonna change it up. And surprise you with a recipe today. It's been all about the cute outfits around here, but y'all I am a girl of many talents. I cook too. Among other things.

With the cold snap here this week I was all about the soups. And this chili is a winner. Serve it with your favorite cornbread recipe and I guarantee you won't be sorry.

Here is the link for the recipe. I pretty much follow the recipe except I use about 2 cups of broth and I only drain my garbanzo beans. The others I just dump right in. It makes it a litte thicker.

This is a really lean and healthy chili. Except when you eat it smothered in cheese as Frito pie the next day. Which in my opinion is how it should be eaten. Enjoy.