Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Boat Show

Shreveport is bubbling with activity surrounding the Bass Masters Classic. Don took me to the boat show today. I found the perfect boat but couldn't convince him of that.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Recipe of the Week per Jaime's Request

Potato Delicious (Christmas Morning Favorite)

1- 32oz. pkg frozen hashbrowns
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 stick margarine, melted
10 oz. Cheddar cheese, grated
1/3 can of milk
1- 8oz. sour cream
salt and pepper to taste

Thaw hash brown potatoes just enough to separate. Melt margarine and saute onion. Add milk, soup, sour cream, salt and pepper and about half of the cheese. Place in 9X13 pan. Cover with foil and bake 1 hour at 325 degrees. Uncover and sprinkle rest of cheese on top. Cook 15 minutes more. You can reheat and freese by adding extra milk to leftovers.

President's Day Invasion

Nothing like a quiet day off. The house was quiet and suddenly I heard a roar outside. Down the driveway came 3 huge red "tractors." It was the crew doing seismic studies on the property.

I had a great weekend. I spent Friday evening with Carter and then on Sunday I got to see Bradley, Leslie and Lily. The only one missing this weekend was Sara. She hurt her ankle and was staying with Catie's Mom. Poor baby!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Recipe of the Week

This is an old recipe from when the kids were young. It has always been a hit.

"Cream" Taco

1 lb. Velveeta cheese
1 can red beans
1 large can chili
1 pint whipping cream
1 can Rotel tomatoes
2 lbs hamburger meat

Serve with Doritos, lettuce and tomatoes.

Brown meat and drain. Add cheese, cream, beans, Rotel and chili. Heat to melt cheese. Pour over chips and top with lettuce & tomatoes.

The good thing about this recipe is that it makes a lot and it freezes well.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

I'm a Food Geek!!!!

I couldn't just make a sandwich for the testing group at school today....I made an alligator sub that was five feet long! I know I'm a food geek!

Monday, February 2, 2009

49 again!

Yesterday was Grandmother's birthday! Hilda is the best mother-in-law in the world. She is so sweet. She has always been a good friend to me. We hit it off the very first time we met. Happy Birthday!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

A Thank You Worth Sharing

Most of you know what a rough year I had last year at work. I had a lot of joy too having Bradley in my first grade class. That was by far the highlight of my teaching career. But last year's transition with new boss was difficult for most of the staff. In fact 16 people left the faculty. This school year however has been so fun for me. I was asked to fill a reading interventionist position which means that I don't have my own class but go around helping with the struggling readers and coaching teachers. It is the job made for me! Jaime said "Mom, I've never heard you say that you love your job until now!" But I do! The boss has tried very hard this year to be kinder and more freeflowing with praise. But the funny part about what I'm going to share with you is about a little joke I do with Brandi Hart in the privacy of our room, "The Reader's Cafe." Sometimes just to get a reaction from Brandi (who is young enough to be my daughter, in fact she and Jaime cheered together in middle school) I will refer to the boss by her first name. Brandi cringes. It took her 3 years to call me Carol! So when we received the note in the picture Brandi was so taken back by the signature! We got a good laugh and it made us proud of how far the boss has come! Oh what a difference a year makes!!!!!!