Friday, April 18, 2014

Been way too long.....

got out to the range today.

Not my best, but certainly not my worst.  This is a combo of my 45 and my 9.  I think I could get the job done if needed.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Snow Days...

Well tomorrow will be the another snow day.  At this rate we will never finish this school year. LOL

I am changing my menu plan for tomorrow.  I had planned it to be a leftovers night to clean out the fridge, but since we have been home, there as not as many leftovers to clean out.  Also, with it being so cold out, I decided to fulfill my youngest DS' request to make chili.  So, tomorrow will be venison chili slow cooked on the stove for hours.  That way all the flavors will have time to thoroughly blend.  I might just make a pan of cornbread to go with it. :-)

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


I apologize for seeming to disappear like that.  I had not planned to be gone from blogger for over a month!

Not that it is an excuse, but I have been very busy with being a wife, a mom, a full time employee, and a full time student.  These graduate classes are kicking my butt!  I will have to mini-brag and say that I still have A's in both of the ones going on right now and only have two weeks to go on them, so hopefully it stays that way!

I have been really having to remind myself that all this work is worth it in the end.  I have just been dealing with some inner frustration on not having my own classroom yet.  I know it will happen, but I am not known for being the most patient of people.

Hopefully next school year I can add funny classroom adventure stories to this blog. :-)

Friday, January 17, 2014

Dinner Last Night

Honey Garlic Chicken in the slow cooker.

I did not have chicken thighs, so I used breasts, but other than that I followed the recipe.  I always try and follow a new recipe exactly the first time and then make adjustments after the first try.

I thought I had boneless skinless thighs, but found out I was mistaken. LOL  It was a winner!  I served it with rice and couscous so people could have a choice although most chose both. :-)

I love when I find another slow cooker recipe to add to my list of options.  With my classes starting back up this week, my slow cookers will be getting used A LOT!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Dinner Tonight

I like to make pizza.  My problem is that I can never find a crust recipe that we like, until now...

I was watching "The Pioneer Woman" on the food channel this morning and she made pizza.  The recipe for her crust was super easy compared to ones I have done in the past so I decided to try it!

It is a keeper.  I did not make ours just like hers, but I did use her crust recipe and baked at the temp she did.  I highly recommend it!

Basic Pepperoni Pizza and Four Cheese Pizza on the Food Network

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

January 7th is

National Tempura Day!  Yeah, that is interesting. LOL

Here are a few of the recipes that are featured:

I missed yesterday.

It was just one of those days that computer time was minimal.

So... on January 6th, 1540, King Henry VIII married Anne of Cleves.

Anne of Cleves was the Queen of England for a little over 6 months.  King Henry had their marriage annulled on the claim that it was never consummated.

I guess she should be happy she was allowed to live, since that was not the case with most of his wives........