Sunday, December 30, 2012

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Best Christmas Breakfast EVER

We had an awesome Christmas.  Hope you all did too.  All in all, we are still displaced, but living with family has its perks.  We are a very close knit unit and it has been wonderful being able to spend time with my sister, mom, niece and nephew, and watching the gremlins be able to spend quality time with them too.  I know it's been a while since I've posted, but I just couldn't help myself I HAD to share this with you all. I love my crock pot, and quite frankly I've neglected the slow cooking art as much as my blogging, but I DID try out a new recipe for Christmas breakfast.. YUP you heard me right BREAKFAST in the crock pot.  OK.. It may not be news to SOME of you, but it was AWESOME new for me.

I'm usually the one that exhausted from wrapping all night, hardly sleeping because of the anxiety of Christmas morning, then the clean up, starts cooking a FULL blown 20 course breakfast.  Not THIS year... I prepared the Cinnamon rolls and icing the night before and tossed the breakfast in the slow cooker..  Once all the presents were unwrapped, breakfast was warm and READY!!!!

And DELICIOSO!!






 Ingredients


  •  1 dozen eggs
  •  1 cup milk
  • 2 lbs of hash brown potatoes. (I used a package of frozen cubed I had for a potato soup) 
  • 1 lb of bacon or sausage cooked, drained and cut into pieces. (I used a keilbasa, wasn't sure how soggy the bacon would turn out) Or even add other types of meat 
  • 1/2 cup onions – diced
  • 3 cups cheddar cheese – shredded
  • 1 tsp salt & 1/2 tsp of pepper - or to taste
Directions

  • Beat eggs, milk and a pinch of salt and pepper set aside...
  • Lay 1/3 potatoes on bottom.. top with a pinch of salt and pepper
  • Next sprinkle 1/3 of the meat on top of the potatoes
  • Then top the next layer with cheese
  • Repeat until you have 3 layers
  • Take your egg mixture and pour over layers. 
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  •  refrigerated hash browns, cook for 7-8 hours on low. 
  • For frozen hash browns, cook for 8-9 hours on low or until eggs are set.
 And serve!




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Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Absent Blogger

So, I know I have been pretty disconnected from blogging for quite a few months now.  My life has been in such a whirlwind, and I guess I was fearful to become that whiny depressive blogger.  I didn't want to bog my readers, YOU down with MY issues.. I really didn't FEEL upbeat, so I knew my posts wouldn't be.  I had many ideas, even cheerful ones, but they would not have been genuine, so I just didn't FEEL like it.  I really don't know how to explain it..

Then, just the other day, I realized something.  I do this for ME too.  I've been in a hell of a funk, and quite frankly being a creative minded person my outlets have always been either arts or writing, and with no time or space now to do the artsy stuff and no writing, I've been sinking deep and deeper into my funk... So, good and bad, I'm going to attempt to just give it a go again..

Do what I can when I can.  I've met some wonderful new friends since moving back here, Ive had to deal with some more family issues, I'm trying to regain strength in my faith, and of course...  I have the support of a truly loving family and the worlds greatest daughters and what better support group can a gal ask for right??


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Friday, August 17, 2012

Total Recall

 SO, hubby convinced me to accompany him on a date night tonight.  We went to see "Total Recall".
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 I was totally skeptical.  I was a HUGE fan of the original, and rather afraid it wouldn't live up to the hype.  I actually liked it, better yet I liked it BETTER than the original..

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It was action PACKED, and the story line was a little easier to follow.  The characters were very well developed, and the action was AMAZING.  Besides ANYTHING with Collin Ferrel is a win win..  I HIGHLY recommend it if you haven't seen it. 

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Friday, March 9, 2012

A Girl's Day Out

The other day, my girlfriend Kate decided to surprise me with a girl's day out, and by surprise, I mean TOTAL surprise.  I had NO clue where we were going.  She just said pack a bathing suit, and get hubby to make sure the gremlins are on the bus on time.

I was treated to my very first day of luxury pampering in a spa.  It was AMAZING, and very much in need.  Words can NOT express how grateful I am.  The treatment was exquisite, the silence was amazing.... several hours of not having to break up endless fighting? Someone asking ME what I wanted? What I needed? It was an out of this world experience. It was surreal to just be taken care of.

We were treated to an all body massage, and INCREDIBLE does not even begin to describe it, I did not want it to end, I swear that woman kept pulling hands from under the table.... I wanted to take that octopus home with me.............

And the hot tub...... YEAH!!!!


But the TRUE highlight had to be my shower... I have to admit, It's been over 4 years since I've taken a shower alone, and this in itself was alien to me.  I have to admit I felt LOST in there.  I eventually found myself singing dora the explorer, the brush your teeth song, while I scrubbed my hair without even realizing it.... And the KICKER??? As I was drying myself, I started mentioning the parts of the body  I was drying... Like I do for the girls... "Mommy is drying her legs..... Mommy is drying her bottom... etc." I can guarantee, the lady in the shower next to me must have gotten one HELL of a kick out ME... I was surprised the nice gentlemen with "Hug Me" jackets weren't waiting for me.

All and all it was OUT OF THIS WORLD... BUT, I wouldn't be ME, if it didn't go with out a hitch, soooooo I know you are waiting for it... Bwahahahahahaha

So, I won't dissapoint... As I was getting dressed in the locker room... I popped the corner of my eye with the corner of my Locker... YUP... Leave it to THIS girl to have a FULL day of AWESOME pampering, and leave with a BLACK EYE!!!!

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!




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Friday, February 24, 2012

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Monday, February 20, 2012

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