Tuesday, June 29, 2010

taco tuesday

Just about every Tuesday, I serve my family tacos.
They love these tacos. I adapted the recipe from my
mom's house cleaner who was a part of our lives for
as long as I can remember. Her name was Cammie
and she made the best tacos and hot sauce.
Cammie's Tacos
1 lb. ground beef
(I like my beef fatty, for the flavor, but if you don't care about
flavor, use the lean kind)
2 tablespoons of chili powder
course salt
ground pepper
garlic salt or powder
(whatever you have on hand)
In a large skillet,
throw in some course salt and brown the ground beef.
I like to use a spatula and break up the
ground beef so there are no large chunks.
When the meat is almost brown,
add the chili powder, pepper, and garlic salt.
Turn the heat to low.
Heat another pan with corn oil on high.
(don't leave the kitchen after this step,
or you will come back to a house full of smoke)
Fry the corn tortillas in the hot oil.
(I buy the cheap ones at my local grocery store.
They are thin and not to thick)
Cut up iceberg lettuce in small thin strips
and assemble your tacos. We add grated cheese to the tops
and my husband's homemade hotsauce. My sister-in-law who is the
best cook this side of the Mississippi, likes to put her taco
meat in the uncooked corn tortilla and cook the tacos on a griddle with
very littl oil and no chili powder.
I like them cooked both ways.
I LOVE mexican food. Anytime, Anywhere.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

pink mondays

pic 1 here
pic 2 here
pic 3 unknown
pic 4 and 5 here
pic 6 unknown

Happy Monday,

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

computer notes

A few days before the wedding,
I was having a really bad day...
Let's just say,
that the broom came out of the closet
and I jumped right on...

I was definitely feeling sorry for myself
and the witch (me) made sure everybody knew it...

My youngest daughter,
quickly assessing the situation,
left this note on my computer...
She knows me to well...
a grateful witch,


The picture to the right is of my middle brother and me. My outfit, with the ruffles on my bottom, looks like something that came from Eden's bouquet,
except that it was taken in
April of 1964.

summer giveaway all week

Wednesday"s giveaway

How cute are these pantaloons?

and the little one that is wearing them?

Tuesday's giveaway

Do you think this comes in adult sizes?

If it does, I want one.

Monday"s giveaway

Sorry people,

this pillow belongs on my couch.

Enough said.
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Good Luck,

Sunday, June 20, 2010

blue mondays

(pic from herman miller)

(pic from labloom)

(pic from kaboodle)

( pic from apartment therapy)

Happy Monday!


Happy Father's Day!

Our children are blessed to have you
for a "Dad"
You are patient, kind, and loving
I love you for being you...

Friday, June 18, 2010

Sprinkle or Flood?

My hubby and I
have an on going argument about watering...
I think you should flood your garden
with water
he seems to think
sprinkling the garden is the ticket...
(would somebody please tell him we live in the desert)
Every summer
my herb/flower garden dies...
So this year,
I am determined to keep
it alive...
you guessed it...
So far so good,
but we are only half way into June...
I've got my fingers crossed...
happy flooding,

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Toll House Cookies

These cookies are my hubbies favorite cookie,
or maybe its my oatmeal cookies that are his favorite...
he is going "prairie dog hunting" on my Uncles ranch
in the northern part of the state...
and he requested toll house cookies and
since I am such a good wife...
he is taking these cookies
with him...
Did I mention that when I was really young,
I owned a bakery...and when I opened it,
my oldest daughter was only
at the time...
I know, I know,
"What the hell was I thinking?"
I'm the kind of girl
that fly's by the seat of her pants...
and after much thought (on a whim)
I purchased an old bakery in my home town...
these cookies were a hit...we made them by the 100's
I miss that bakery...
but not the long hours...
Petie's Chocolate Chip Cookies
3/4 cup butter
1 3/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 egg
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups chocolate chips
2 cups chopped pecans
Heat oven to 350
Combine butter, brown sugar, milk, vanilla in a large bowl.
Beat well.
Beat egg into creamed mixture.
Combine flour, salt, and baking soda.
Mix into creamed mixture.
Stir in chips and nuts.
Drop by rounded spoonfuls of dough onto
baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 9 to 11 minutes.
I like to pat the tops of the cookies as soon as they come out
of the oven. Remove cookies from pan and let cool.
Makes @ 3 dozen yummy cookies

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Munchkin Shoes

We had these shoes custom made
for the wedding...
On the sides
we had "munchkin" stitched in white...
At first,
I was apprehensive about
the dwarf
wearing converse
at her sister's wedding...
as she was walking down the aisle
during the ceremony,
she could hear the guests whispering
"OMGosh, look at her shoes!"
"Her shoes are so cute!"
It turns out they were
a big hit...
The bride had some great ideas...
despite her mother
being apprehensive about
alot of them...

Beautiful Bride

I just had to share
this picture with all of you...
It is one of my

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Wedding Week
is over...
I am