Yesterday was a beautiful day in Ohio. I had a hair appointment. Afterwards we went to the Air Force Museum. Then we went shopping at Fresh Thyme and Barnes and Nobles. Later we had a family birthday party.
All in all, it was a great day.
Cafe’ Rio is a Mexican restaurant. I’ve never been there before. However, I found this recipe and decided to try it. It is delicious as the protein for the meal or in a taco with your favorite toppings.
Cafe’ Rio Chicken
Stars of the Recipe:
4 to 6 chicken breasts
½ c. Italian dressing
1 packet of dry Ranch dressing (3 Tbsp.)
½ c. water
½ Tbsp. minced garlic
½ Tbsp. chili powder
½ Tbsp. ground cumin
Place chicken in the slow cooker.
In a medium bowl, combine the dressing, ranch dressing, water, garlic, cumin, and chili powder.
It’s been a month and a half since your death and since mom has lived with me. She has found an apartment 3 minutes from my house that she’s going to move in within the next few days. Her old car broke down so we are selling her car to someone who enjoys fixing up cars for a hobby. She is going to get a new used car also. So things are moving forward.
The other day when I was on dismissal duty I saw a perfect Monarch butterfly. It flew by me and then flew up into the sky. Was that you saying hi to me?
Do you remember when this song came out in the early 90’s? I told you this song was about them finding true love in the elevator. I think you believed me. If you didn’t believe me, you at least pretended to believe me.
I always will come up with silly things to say.
Oh, a Hurricane came through Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. He’s name was Matthew. Any who, they actually closed down Walt Disney World last Friday because the prediction was that it was going to be category 4 hurricane that could have done a lot of damage. Fortunately it was downgraded to a category 3. Still bad but not as bad as they thought. My students thought the name of the Hurricane was Jesus, Tacos, Earthquake, or Michael Jackson. Obviously they don’t pay attention to the news.
So I’ve discovered a cool trick for adding photos to my blog posts. I’ve always been afraid of using up the limit of storage I’m allowed to have on the blog so I was very sparingly putting photos on the blog.
I can now put them on my Google Photos, right click on the photo and choose the copy the image on the menu, and then paste it into my blog post.
I did that for a few blog posts but then was tired of how I couldn’t resize the photo. This weekend I realized I could resize the photo manually. Sweet! Now I can share more photos without worrying about the amount of storage I’m using.
Here is a photo of Hubby and I when we went to the Goo Goo Dolls back in early August.
This is one of those easy dump and go type recipes. You can change up the flavor depending on which type of barbecue sauce you use for the pork chops.
Barbecue Pork Chops
Stars of the recipe:
1 & ½ pounds of bone-in pork chops
1 c. barbecue sauce
½ large onion or 1 small onion, diced
Place the pork chops in the slow cooker.
Top with diced onions.
Pour barbecue over pork chops.
Cook on high for 3 to 4 hours or on low for 6 to 8 hours.
As you know I’ve been talking about whatever pops into my brain these last few days. Today is a plea to God.
I know Hurricane Matthew is a given to hit the United States. I’m just anxious about my friends and family that might be affected by this historic storm. I’m anxious about the devastation to the area. Orlando is my “home” and it might be hit. Charleston, SC is another “home” of mine and it is supposed to be hit. Please protect those cities and all of the other cities. Please place your healing hand over the southeast coast. Please protect over the residents.
In Jesus name,
Ranch Chicken Tacos
The Wee One loves tacos. Beef tacos, ground beef tacos, and chicken tacos. It does not matter. He loves tacos.
Welcome to Day 6 of the 31 Days of Slow Cooking. Today I’m featuring sloppy Joes.
The Imaginative One is a Boy Scout. For the past year, he’s tried to get all of the requirements done so that he can move up to first class. On Tuesday night, he met up with an Eagle Scout who helps with the troop to assure he has all the requirements done. Then once he got home from the meeting, he called the advisor who holds the Board of Review so that he could set up an appointment. Next Tuesday, he’s going to meet with the advisors so that they could determine if he’s ready to move up to first class. I’m so proud of him.
We also had his parent teacher conference. One thing about the Imaginative One is that he is a big reader. When he crossed over to Boy Scouts in February of 2015, he would read during the majority of the meetings instead of paying attention. As time passed, he has become more and more social. Anywho, Hubby was told that the teacher didn’t know if the Imaginative One was paying attention in class because he will socialize at times. It turns out the class is the English Language Arts class. One of his Boy Scouts buddies is in that class. I never thought I would hear that about the Imaginative One.
This is an easy recipe to put together in the slow cooker. Sloppy Joes are great for lunch or even dinner.
Once you make up a batch, freeze smaller portions so you can have sloppy Joes whenever you don’t feel like cooking. I did this before the Fourth of July. Then I ended up getting sick on the Fourth. Luckily I had the sloppy Joes in the freezer so the family still had a delicious meal on the Fourth of July.
Stars of the Recipe:
1 & ½ lbs. Ground beef, browned and drained
1 envelope onion soup mix or ¼ c. homemade onion soup mix
1 c. ketchup
1 c. water
2 Tbsp. packed brown sugar
Combine all ingredients except for buns in the slow cooker.