Thursday, January 26, 2012

Random Stuff

Here are some more random picture I have taken.

I was on a trip to Kentucky and caught this wonderful picture.

I saw this sign every time I traveled to Kentucky and I finally got a good picture of it.

Every time I would see it I would giggle.

One night my son and husband came home and they ran in and said grab your camera.
I came out and found a tree frog on my house .

I went to the Clabber Girl Museum with my mother.

This is a mural on the wall there.

On the same trip my Mother and I were walking and saw this plaque.

I liked what it said so I took the picture so I could remember it.

My friend Michelle went to see the ocean and send me this box in the mail.

When I opened the box I found a frog in sand.

I love it and it stays on my desk so i cant see it all the timeMy friend Beth came in one day and again I am told to grab my camera.

Outside was the biggest moth any of us had seen.

If you can see her, my cat is on the fence trying to get it

It was a pretty good size moth. I have never seen one that big before.


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Meat Loaf :-)

Large Meatloaf


4 pounds ground beef

1 box crackers, containing 4 small packages in it

3 eggs


6 cans sliced or whole potatoes

2 cans carrots

salt and pepper


Place ground beef in and bowl.

Crush crackers and place in bowl.

Add eggs
Mix all together

It will not look pretty at

Form into a ball and place into pan

Form into a loaf shape

Pour potatoes and carrots (not drained) all around.
If you don't like the canned ,you can slice potatoes and carrots yourself, but add water to the pan.
I would estimate about 4 cups of water

Salt and pepper as you desire.
Cook in oven for about an hour at 350 degrees.
Remove from oven and slice in half.
This will help the center cook faster
Add ketchup to the top
Place back in over for another hour.


This make a very large meat loaf.

It feed the 3 of us and then I have some that my Husband takes for lunch. I then have a large bowl left to eat from for a couple of days. The leftovers can be divided into small lunch size portions and froze for use at a later time.

Cooking Dinner

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Salmon Patties

They are called salmon patties but I like to use mackerel because it has a better flavor and is a little cheaper then salmon.


2 cans mackerel

1 box crackers

veggie oil

2 eggs (if desired)

Pour mackerel into a bowl and if you prefer to do so pick out the bones.

The bones will be crashed to a powder so it in not necessary to pick them out.

Crush crackers and mix into the mackerel.

Some prefer to add 2 eggs to help hold this together,

but I use just a little water and that seems to work. Shape into patties.
Fry in veggie oil until golden brown on both sides.

Serve with mac & cheese and peas or any desired sides

Fish Fish And Chips Fish

Friday, January 20, 2012

My Thoughts about going to Group

When I first heard there was going to be a group starting I was so excited. I was going to meet new people, that thought excited me and scared the crap out of me too. I liked the thought of getting input from others but then didn't like the thought that I may look like a fool. I have those thoughts a lot whenever I try going someplace. Those kinds of thoughts are what keep me from doing a lot of things I know I would love to do.

I had not heard much more about it so I had put the idea out of my mind. I got a phone call saying they were going to start the group and the first group meeting was to be on a Thursday at 6:30 pm. I kind of stuttered on the phone when she told me about it and wanted to flat out say sorry there was no way I could make it. I just said I would try and I left it at that. For the two weeks prior to the meeting I hardly slept because I could not get my brain to shut off. I kept thinking of how it was going to be and freaking myself out over it. Those wonderful thoughts that like to pop in and then I talk myself out of doing whatever it is I want to do.

The day finally came and Beth came with me. Her going with me calmed my nerves a lot but I still didn't want to go. I did enjoy going and I have met a couple ladies that could turn into new friends. I don't feel comfortable enough to talk about any of my problems. I have been to two meeting so far and I sit back and I just listen. Sometimes you can learn a lot just by listening to others. Maybe one day I will open up but I don't see that happening any time soon. I cant even open up to my counselor and I been going to see him for a couple years.

I do believe that this group will help me become a stronger person, but then my good friend doubt stops in for a visit and he is a hard one to send on his way. Most time when doubt comes to visit me he brings his annoying friend fear and I really don't like that guy at all. I plan to keep going and I am trying to keep a positive out look on it all. Everything happens for a reason so I am just going to go with it and see what happens.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Steak or Pork Chop Stew

Steak or Pork Chop Stew

1 large steak or 2 pork chops

7-10 potatoes

3 packages of powdered chicken gravy or country gravy


Cut up meat into cubes

The peel and chop potatoes

Place meat and potatoes into a 6 quart slow cooker with water

After this has cooked and the potatoes are about half done,add the chicken or country gravy

Let this cook for an hour or so add salt and pepper and serve


Monday, January 16, 2012

Random Things To Talk About

I went through the pictures on my computer and thought all of these would be nice to share. These pictures are just random pictures so i will have to explain them.


I was asked to paint a boat for vacation bible school. I was given this plain boat. I then drew on all my lives and things in pencil because I knew I was going to make mistakes. My boat looked really good when I finally got it finished. Kevin also colored a boat. For my Sunday School class Robin and I took photos of the kids and added them to a bulletin board so they could see all the things they did in class.There was a yard sale held this year to raise money for the church's carpet fund. I made pumpkin bread. I made a lot of pumpkin I then stood out by the road yelling "pumpkin bread for sale" dressed as a pumpkin. My grandmother gave me a set of really old cast iron toys. She told me they were for my son. I love to get them out and look at them. Last year my friend Beth over did it with growing tomatoes. She gave a lot to my mom. I could not believe how many there were. Mom had some inside the house too. She even had one shaped like a butt. My mom and brother had some old bread they were throwing out. They went out back and decided they would try and aim for the fire pit. As you can see but all the bread AROUND the pit, they didn't do so

Last but not least. One day in craft club Robin and I were eating cheese its that had scrabble letters on them. We played the game then ate the