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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

              I haven't blogged for 2 1/2 weeks or so. Just didn't have much to write. 2 Sunday's ago I fixed PDs Smothered steak and onions, it was yummy of course. Last Sunday I made PDs chicken bog, another yummy dish. I think I'm gonna slow down on the PD recipes cuz Ive gained 7 lbs. Gonna go back to the way I normally eat. Maybe do a recipe a month at a time. She just uses too much butter in her food. But boy is it goooood.
              our pup Spanky is funny. If his dish is empty he brings it to you to fill it. I bought this little koala for him and it laughs just like our grandson Kyle so I named it Kyle. So I tell the dog go get Kyle and he picks up that koala and brings it to me. He must think it sounds like Kyle too. It cracked me up! He also knows which toy is the pig and the fox. He has finally lost his alligator baby teeth. Seriously, they were pointed like alligator or shark teeth. Now his teeth look normal and flat on top and straight too. He still uses me as a chew toy tho. Ive tried everything i can think of to get him to stop. Ive even bit him back and he yelps and comes back for more.
               The other day we went for a walk . He of course was on a leash. We got over between 2 of the cabins and he started running around me in a big circle, just barely at the end of his leash and ran and ran and ran around and around. If he did get to end of leash he would stop and plop down and stare at me. I would approach him. I would get about 3 ft from him and he would jump up and start running again. and around he would go.

                Paul took me to the mall Sunday. Went into Dillards for the first time. Pretty nice! I bought me the most awesome boots there. Real leather, love smelling them.They were on clearance and the only pair like them. Should of cost me 200.00 but I only paid 48.00 and they smell so good. I love the smell of leather. I keep asking my mom if she can get me one of our old saddles to have before my brother gets rid of them. she asks where will I put it. It doesnt matter where I put it. I will find a place so I can smell it once in awhile. Besides I should be able to have one of the saddles that I rode with when I was growing up. Its not fair that just my brothers get that stuff. What am I chopped liver? Probably! Anyhow I also bought some tops at Pennys and finally used my gift card that I got for Christmas.

                 Today is Valentines Day. I made some brownies and cut them in the shape of hearts and dipped them in chocolate. but the chocolate was melting funny so I added some butter to see if that would help . Then I added some sweetened condenced milk and that didnt help either. I still put the chocolate on thembut I might just put them in the trash. While I was melting the chocolate the spatula that I was using came oout of the pan with half of it missing. That could be why it melted funny. I pulled out a few tiny pieces of it but Im afraid the rest melted in the stuff That might not be a good thing to eat. Maybe I could just scrape off the chocolate and just save the brownies.thats probably what I will do.
                 We are going to have steaks tonight with grilled veggies and baked potatoes. It will  be yummy and we can eat outside cuz its gonna get in the 70s today. Ya Hoooooo!
                   Well thats all for now, everybody have a happy Valentines Day!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

        Hey everybody. havent posted anything for a week or so. This is a picture of Brunswick Stew, A PD recipe. Ive come to the conclusion that her stews are so thick that you dont need to add crackers or sop up with bread. We did have this with garlic bread. It has chicken in it and other good stuff. It was goooood. We had this last weekend and the next day we had it poured over mashed potatoes and that was real good too.
        Last week I also made Chicken fried Steak. I bought cheap top round steak and took a meat mallet to it. Ive never used a mallet before. had to go buy one. This was a PD recipe too, but forgot the picture. It was the best recipe and the meat was tender. The gravy was outstanding.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

    Hey y'all, We have a campworker who is leaving to go home to Dallas cuz he's in LOVE. His name is Joe, he's a retired elementary art teacher. So some of us went to the pizza place here in West for one last dinner before he and his dog, Friend leave. I have pictures of all of us.Dick and Judy from Tx/Louisianna. Dave and Sue from Minnesotta. And our campground owner stopped by, Charles.
     Dick and Judy left awhile back to work with core of engineers at Lake Waco and will be heading to Co. In a few months to work at a lake above Estes Park. They are gonna love it there.
      Dave and Sue just announced they are leaving too. They need to be closer to Waco so they are probably gonna get a spot close to Dick and Judy and work there too. I'll be able to visit them while they are all here. Plus we still have to go shooting and gun shopping with Sue and Dave.
       I was gorgeous out yesterday, got to 77 degrees. Today only to be 60 +. But nicer again tomorrow.

Judy,Sue and Me

                                                     Joe being silly,Dave and Dick
                                                    Paul, Joe, Dave,Dick, Charles the campowner
                                                    Judyand Sue
Paul,Joe, Dave,Dick,And Charles

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

  Hey grandkids, We miss you!!!
    here's a pic of the cheeseburger meatloaf pic. the pic of it before I cut it disappeared into nowhere land. It looked awesome then poof, gone.
     Good morning, Last nite I decided to do another PD recipe. I made Molasses game hens. Also we had green beans and salad. Now I don't usually change the recipe the first time I make it, but I was missing cayenne pepper. No time to go to town so I used chili powder. Also I did not put it in a roaster pan and bake it. I tried cooking it in an electric skillet, thinking I could create an oven atmosphere. Didnt want to waste our propane. So I made 2 mistakes and It made a difference. It was lacking something in the flavor dept. and almost burned the molasses concoction because of the direct heat.You were to keep basting with the stuff. I usually use my bbq grill to create an oven atmosphere which works great and I should of because it was real nice outside. I will try this recipe again but I will make sure I use cayenne pepper and bake it properly. I still took pics of  the meal. Tonite  we are gonna just have hamburgers.
      I bought Spanky a new toy today that squeaks  and it scares him It is so funny watching him try to growl at it and paw at it. Then when it squeaks it jumps into the air trying to get away from it. Its so funny.
      I also finished painting a sign with our names on it to put up outside like everybody else has. You will see a pic of it too, but my phone didnt take a very good pic of it . Looks faded in color. Oh well!
      Talked to Shasta today and she is so bummed. She and Jim were training to run a marathon in March and Jim pulled or tore something in his leg so they wont be going now. He might have to have surgery, hope he tries physical therapy first. I would like to watch her sometime run one
       Amy is trying to get her big sis Abbie to visit her in okl. city soon. I hope she comes so I can see her too.

        Well check out my crazy food pics and talk at y"all later.

Monday, January 16, 2012

     The previous food pics were the Red Wine Beef Stew in the pot and poured over mashed potatoes. Pictures just dont do it justice. Too bad you cant lick the screen and taste it along with smelling it.
      Thought I had more to talk about but forgot what it was, so til next time