Saturday, March 24, 2012


So here are some random facts about me:

1. I love funky socks. Toes socks are my favorite. Any fluffy, bright or unusual socks will brighten my day!

2. Bubbles are the shiznit! My favorite evening activity in the summer is sitting in the backyard blowing bubbles. They are a huge stress reliever.

3. I have naturally curly, very thick hair. I love it long, but it is so much easier short. And the only person who has ever cut it right is a lady in the small town of McGill, NV. This is where my Grandparents use to live. Population like 300 or something. She was amazing!

4. I love to yell. Not sure why, but I LOVE being loud. I laugh loud, talk loud, yell very loudly. You can hear me down the block. :)

5. I am a damn good mother. I am not perfect, I totally screw up. But I love being a mother and I am good at it. I am not their friend, but I am always here for them, and they know that.

6. I Love Lucy is my Sunday morning staple. I get up with Tin (my 12 year old) and sip my coffee and enjoy an hour or so of Lucy. Makes any Sunday a good one.

7. Animals have a soft spot in my heart.

8. I have a hard time sugar coating my words. I like to tell it how it is. Sometimes it hurts people feelings, but hey, don't ask if you don't want to know. Even if you don't ask, I will probably still tell you. LOL

9. I have a contagious laugh. Many people have told me. I usually do not laugh alone, and most of the time everyone is laughing at me...LOL.

10. My Man is my Best Friend. Yes, we are besties...he even told me this morning.

11. I buy more fabric then I think I will ever use. Ok, well, I doubt that, but I do have ALOT. I have been told I could open my own fabric store. I do not see this as bad though! :)

12. I like to yell, did I say that already?  WHAT?! :)

Friday, March 23, 2012


Awwwww Meatballs! I love em. My family loves em. Honestly how could you not?! I love taking the time to make fresh home made ones. You can mix them in with Spaghetti sauce, or serve them with Mac n Cheese! The possibilities are endless.

This is the easiest recipe in the world. You can also improvise also with whatever you have in your cupboards. This is the basics.

1lb of ground pork
2 large eggs
1/2 cups of bread crumbs
1 1/2 packages of Ritz crackers
1 Tbsp of Garlic (if you want)
Salt and pepper (about a tsp each)

Put the pork and the bread crumbs in a bowl. Then crunch up the Ritz crackers over the top.
Then add the eggs and the garlic and spices.

Knead the mixture together with your hands. It should feel lightly slimy (because of the two eggs). If you would like to add a couple more crackers you can, but the sliminess is good for moisture!

Preheat Oven to 350°
Next roll out 1" balls of meat! The kids LOVE to do this. Ok, well they love to do the first 2, then they are over it and you are stuck doing the rest. (Also, maybe one day I should buy new cookie sheets. Ha, these are looking there age.)

Cook on 350° for 50-60 minutes. Then they will look like these beautiful balls!
Take them off the pan and place on a plate with a paper towel. Then you can use them for whatever! I usually freeze most of them. Then I can take them out as needed. Perfect for the meal night you do not want to get to intense.


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Special Lunch

So I try to surprise my man everyone once in awhile and meet up at his work and go to lunch. Especially when I have days were I am sick of being at home with the baby, or I just need a little more TLC then normal (see it really is for me, but I will pretend it is for him).

Today I went to his work and surprised him. Then me, him and Mr. Too Hotty (our 10 month old) went to lunch. We sat and talked and just hung out. It was fun, and a wonderful break from our hectic week.

As we were leaving I told the cashier I would like to pick up the tab for the couple in the corner booth. Now, I am not sure if you all do this from time to time, but I LOVE doing it. It is the thrill of them not finding out until you are gone!! I have done this MANY of times, so now it doesn't shock my dream babe anymore, he just smiles.

I love doing this for a couple of reasons:
1. It makes me feel like I can give something to someone. Maybe they were having a bad day, or a good day. Hopefully this will make it a little better.
2. I believe people will pay it forward. I have a lot of faith in people that when something good happens to them, they might step out of their comfort zone and do something good for someone else.
3. The thrill of them not knowing until they ask for the check and we are long gone!:)

Now I have had waitresses ruin it and tell the people while we are still paying and they get up and thank us over and over or say it is not needed. That pisses me off. LOL I like it to go incognito! I have also had waitresses ask if I pay for their dinner, which I reply with a half laugh and say sorry no.

This couple today knew nothing. It just makes me feel blessed that we can still afford to do this from time to time. I have had a very blessed life the last year or so (not without it's ups and downs believe me). I feel like it is good to do something unexpected and out of the ordinary for others. And it makes me feel good inside. :)

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Breakfast for Dinner Casserole

You know there is those nights you totally want breakfast, dinner style. Well this recipe will even work for the picky eaters (my husband). I have learned that casseroles are a must at least one night a week. This is a new one that has been a huge hit in my abode.

4 medium to Large Potatoes
1lb of ground pork
1 fresh red pepper
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
6 eggs
1tbsp Minced Garlic
Salt and Pepper

Peel and shred the potatoes into a bowl. You can use frozen if you like, but I love the taste of fresh potatoes. Crack and put all 6 eggs in separate bowl. Dice up the red pepper and place in separate bowl.

Melt  the butter in the microwave for 45sec to 1 minute. Pour over the shredded potatoes and toss to coat all the potatoes in the butter.

Preheat oven to 350°

Spray casserole dish with Pam and layer the bottom with the potatoes.

Add the garlic and the salt and pepper to the eggs. Also add the cheese.

Mix the diced red peppers and fold it all together.
Oh.....HAHAHAHA Make sure you cook the pork!
Take the cooked pork and place it on top of the shredded potatoes.

Pour the eggs and cheese mixture over the sausage and potatoes.

Place in oven at 350° for 50-60 minutes. To make sure it is done, stick a tooth pick in the middle. It should come out clean.
This is what it should look like!