Monthly Archives: March, 2012

Proof that household chores are evil

This is a real picture. I took it with my iPhone at a local grocery store a number of months ago. I’m prepping for surgery tomorrow morning. My CT scan showed a severely deviated septum and a bone spur in my nose. They believe this is causing the headaches I have been suffering from as …

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Slow Cooking Monday, Back to Basics

Back to Basics This week, I want to focus on basic slow cooker uses like cooking frozen meat. Many times I use my slow cooker to make full meals, other times I use my slow cooker to cook frozen chicken. The slow cooker makes cooking frozen meat so easy. I sometimes shop in bulk, I …

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Grandmother update

I wanted to Thank You all for your well wishes and prayers for my Grandmother. I am happy to report that she is home and beginning to feel more like herself. It amazes me that an infection in one area of an elderly person’s body can affect another part (mind) so much. My Grandmother is …

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Date Night, German Style

Date night. Excellent company, Friday night, German food (including awesome sauerkraut), accordion music and stout German beer. No more words necessary. No Grandmother update yet this morning. Thank you all for your kind words and prayers.

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Rainy Day Garden Gab

Welcome to rain-apocalypse 2012 at least that is how the weather team on T.V. is treating it.   It’s  been raining here for a little over 12 hours.  Storming, wind howling, thunder booming, lightning flashing, big, cold drops of rain falling. Since we just planted the garden, this is a blessing and a curse.   Water …

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Monday, Monday

We had a crazy, busy weekend which included a German restaurant date night, kiddo-grandparent time, major gardening, home repair and a visit to the hospital. My Grandmother has something wrong, they’re still trying to figure out exactly what. She is confused about the day, month, year….her age…she knows who we are though, and her CT …

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Irish Stew

Stew is one of those meals that feels like a hug in a bowl. My family is Irish, Scottish, German. Our varied heritage means we embrace a little bit from each piece of our backgrounds. Well, mostly we embrace the Irish and the German. I should work on the Scottish. Irish stew is one of …

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Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread

Soda bread is (according to Wikipedia) “a variety of quick bread traditionally made in a variety of cuisines in which sodium bicarbonate (otherwise known as baking soda) is used as a raising agent rather than the more common yeast. The ingredients of traditional soda bread are flour, bread soda, salt, and buttermilk. The buttermilk in …

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The way to a Teenage boy’s heart

Or….How to connect with your teenage son via fast food and T.V. I am always looking for ways to bond with my teenager. Teenage boys are sometimes moody, somewhat secretive and hermit like…..Or maybe it’s just my son. 14 must be a rough age to have an actively engaged parent. I did not have very …

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Slow Cooker Monday, this week in FAIL

Cream of Leek and Potato soup I wanted to make something that could be made for meatless Monday or could be made Vegan. I decided to make Julia Child’s recipe. I made a few small changes. Instead of water I used homemade veggie stock, I used little potatoes instead of large russets and I did …

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