Thursday, March 25, 2010


doesn't have a lot to say today,

but the brief bit of sunshine was pretty nice!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Ow, ow! Chili

I found a recipe for crock-pot chili, but didn't like half of what went into it so I made up my own version. Simple, easy, and smells amazing while it cooks.

  • 2.5 lbs. stew meat
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 15 oz. cans pinto beans
  • 28 oz. diced tomatoes
  • 1.5 T. chili powder (I used 3T)
  • sour cream
Combine all in crockpot.
LOW for 7 hours.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Breakfast Bake

It doesn't look like anything special.

8oz. refrigerated crescent roll tube

16oz. smoked sausage

1 green pepper

Monterey Jack cheese

Cream of Onion soup

4 eggs

Press down crescent rolls. Seal any seams and press it up the sides of the pan.

Cut smoked sausage and green pepper. Layer on top of crescent dough.

Sprinkle 1/4 cheese on top of meat/vegs.

Mix cream of onion (I didn't have this so I've used cream of mushroom and cream of celery - both yummy!) and 4 eggs. Pour over everything else. Top with cheese (recipe calls for 1.5C. but we love cheese so I used it all!)

35 minutes @350 degrees...

Oh, yum! I'm sure this would be great with onions and other veggies, too.

Friday, March 19, 2010

French Onion Soup

I don't know why, but I've always wanted to make my own french onion soup. I think maybe because it sounds so easy. Onions, beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, water, bread, and Swiss cheese. Sounds easy, right?

Not exactly.

I had a really hard time getting the onions thin enough, as it's difficult to slice when there are tears streaming down your face and your concentration is focused on not slicing off a finger.

It didn't come out the way I hoped. It tasted nothing like what you can get in a restaurant. The cheese was good, but mostly it just tasted like onions and beef broth.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

a family favorite

Hmm... I wonder what this could mean?

Butter Brickle! A family favorite.

Monday, March 15, 2010

.. to help me get a handle on things

The most annoying thing about my kitchen is that the cupboards don't have any knobs. Prying them open with my fingernails is quite a chore.


I'm happy to say that DH finally put knobs on for me!

They're not fancy or pretty, but they make life in the kitchen so much easier!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sweet Confections

Sweet Confections?
I wonder what could be in there?

Two-bite blueberry muffins!


Monday, March 1, 2010


Even our "little" Moose enjoyed the sunshine this weekend.

We think he's pretty handsome!