Thursday, September 30, 2010

A little of this, a little of that.

First of all, I hate adding pictures to this blog because it takes so blasted long!! So I always put off posting when it involves pictures. However, I think blogs are a little more interesting with pictures, so I suffer through it.

These first pictures are definitely random. This first one is of the perfect Breakfast-For-Dinner meal: Lil' Smokies, Amazing Potatoes, and German Apple Pancakes! My pancake was almost gone when I took the picture...

This is the German Apple Pancake. It was so good!

Randy and I are poor, and therefore come up with fun activities to do, such as roasting dough boys on the stove! If you've never made a dough boy, just buy a Pillsbury biscuit thing in the refrigerated section, roast it on the end of a large dowel, and then add pie filling and whipped cream when it's done! They're wonderfully delicious. They are supposed to be done over a camp fire, but hey, we improvised.

This next group of pictures is from a recent fishing trip at Spencer's parent's cabin at Strawberry Reservoir. Spencer, Kristen, and Aiden...

Spencer, showing off his amazing catch. The ONLY catch of the day.

Me, chilling, without my husband :( Randy couldn't come up until later in the day. I tried singing to the fish, coaxing them onto my hook, but alas. We ended up going night fishing together, but it was so miserably cold that I made him go home with me.

My dad was obsessed with trying to catch crawdads, and look, they got at least 20 in the trap they put out! They have very little meat on them, but were still pretty good. This is when they were alive... and then they were boiled. Poor things.

And that's that!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Dinner this Week

Monday: Chicken Tetrazzini

Tuesday: Chili Chip Casserole

Wednesday: leftovers or Potato Soup if I feel all energized

Thursday: Breakfast for Dinner

Friday: Chicken and Dumplings!

I am most excited to try and make chicken and dumplings this week. They look sooo good! I think it will be a great way to start off October :) Can you believe it? It will be October THIS week! Oh my, time flies. I hope everyone has a good week!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

State Fair!

We forgot our camera, like always. We went to the State Fair and had a blast! I have never been before, so it was really fun for Randy and I to go. We saw the sheep, goats, cows, pigs, pigeons, and bunnies. I have never seen a pig that big in my life... We walked around and went on the Big Yellow Slide (so fun!) and saw the butter sculpture. Jamie was absolutely scared of the animals there. She wouldn't touch a cow, or a sheep.

Towards the end, we went into the agriculture part of the fair, and we totally should have entered something! They had giant zucchini, pumpkins, tomatoes, and best of show everything. I am totally entering something next year. Amy and Travis and their kids came along, and we all had a good time. The fair is also the BEST place to buy Watkins Vanilla. If you have never tried this vanilla, you'd better run to the fair and buy some! It makes everything better. Seriously.

Watkins Vanilla.

Next time, I will remember my camera!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


I cannot believe that we are already in September!! This past month has brought a lot of change: change in the weather, the trees, and jobs for both Randy and me! Randy is now working part-time for the LDS church designing training materials for the New Family Search, and he LOVES it. Seriously! He is so excited and I am so excited for him :) I started my new job at AMES, and it is one of the best jobs I have ever had. I love my schedule, and working with the students is really fun (for the most part). I knew I was going to have some tough kids, as I'm working with Special Ed and the lowest math class, but it's really rewarding.

I had my birthday last week, and Randy was sweet and bought a calla lily for me, and gave me an awesome lego star-wars game that didn't work (that's okay sweetheart!) and a picture for us to hang on our wall. He is the best. I got some cute presents from a girl that I work with, and my Aunt Nancy decorated my desk :)

We threw a surprise birthday party for my dad's 60th birthday, and it was so much fun! He was so surprised! I went through my parent's house searching for some of my dad's old things to put on display, and my brother-in-law created a fun DVD with pictures of my dad and his family. I hope he loved it!

Other than that, I haven't really been up to much. Oh! I created a menu for the next two weeks. If you need any ideas for cheap dinners, here's what we ate this week, and will be eating in the future:
Tuesday: Burritos

Wednesday: Spaghetti

Thursday: Breakfast for Dinner

Friday: Bacon Zucchini Lasagna

Monday: Chicken Alfredo

Tuesday: Teriyaki Burgers

Wednesday: Leftovers or fend for yourself

Thursday: Breakfast for Dinner

Friday: BBQ meatballs

We don't include Saturdays or Sundays because we never know where we'll be. I also decided that I will be trying a new recipe every Friday. Well, goodbye for now!