Friday, September 30, 2016

Lasagna Stuffed Garlic Bread:September FF

My son came over and spend the weekend with me. I was so excited. We really don't get to see each other often, so this was a real treat.
We of course always talk about food and I started sharing recipe ideas with him. I threw out a few options and he told me which one he wanted us to try.
We chose...lasagna stuffed garlic bread! OMGosh was it ever good! MAN a winner!
Lasagna Stuffed Garlic Bread
1/2 lean ground beef
small jar spaghetti sauce
grated Parmesan cheese
6 lasagna noodles, boiled and set aside
butter, melted
garlic, powder or grated
1 tube of refrigerated pizza dough
Boil the noodles and set aside. Cook your ground beef and stir in the sauce. Now roll out your pizza dough onto a cookie sheet. Place 1 noodle and half of another in the middle. Top with sauce and cheese.
 Repeat. Noodle, sauce, cheese. Four layers. Next fold over the dough and pinch the ends closed. Lastly sprinkle garlic powder over the bread and rub with butter or spread a garlic butter on top. Slide into the over for 10-14 minutes at  350 degrees. Be careful not to burn your bread but you don't want a doughy center either.
Today’s post is this month’s Funny Friday, a regular feature published on the last Friday of every month. Funny Friday is a collaborative project. Each month one of the participants submits a picture, then we all write 5 captions or thoughts inspired by that month’s picture. Links to the other bloggers’ posts are below, click on them and see what they’ve come up with. I hope we bring a smile to your face as you start your weekend.
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Here’s today’s picture. It was submitted by                Not That Sarah Michelle
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1. You honestly thought you could go potty without me?

2. WTH? If I go potty in your water dish you'd freak out on me!

3. I'm barking to let the kids know where you are, you can't hide in here forever.

4. I see you. I know you can hear them calling you. You sad woman.

5. Hey, HEY, yeah you. What are you aiming at me? Wait, did you take a picture?!?

Click on the links below and let some other bloggers make you smile:                                  My Brain on Kids          Baking In A Tornado     The Bergham Chronicles     Measurements of Merriment                            Dinosaur Superhero Mommy                Not That Sarah Michelle                Southern Belle Charm

Friday, September 23, 2016

Bacon PepperJack Smothered Chicken ; FOTW Sept.

Happy Friday y'all! I have a quick and delicious recipe for you and then what we all wait for...Fly On The Wall.
Bacon PepperJack Smothered Chicken
2-4 chicken breast, boneless skinless
2-4 slices of pepperjack cheese
bacon crumbles
Seasoning for the chicken: paprika,garlic powder, onion powder, white ground pepper, and A1 rub, a dab of flour
I rubbed the seasonings on the chicken and lightly rubbed a dab of flour on. Then I sauteed it in a pan with just enough oil so it wouldn't stick. Cooked until it was golden brown, flipped and repeated. Then I topped each breast with a slice of cheese and sprinkled on the bacon crumbles. Placed a lid on the frying pan, turned off the heat and let it sit for a couple of minutes. Done! Serve with your favorite veggies, salad or whatever you choose.

Oh my gracious! September and school is back in session or for some it is just beginning. Like my LMSP! She started Kindergarten this year and she is loving it. She was so excited after the first day to come home and tell everyone that she "DID NOT" have to take a nap! We had all been telling her about K and naps. Well, jokes on us! They stopped nap time. She was like "there, see I TOLD you I won't taking no nap!" oh lawd help us! Or help that teacher! LOL
This photo was taken the second day of school, lawd have mercy look at that attitude!
LMSP says, after the second week of school, "I don't know WHY I have to go so much! Did you know I go like EVERYday to school?!?!" I'm laughing, she says "NOT funny" OMGosh, yes it is!

I have a BIG (15 lbs) black cat, Beau, who I love dearly but he should have been born an orange tabby because he is yellow. A scaredy cat! We had a mouse and he, Beau, stayed on top of the freezer. Would not even get off to go potty. He'd sit up there and cry and cry until I carried him to the litter box. I even put his food and water on top of the dryer. W thought this was horrible and tried in vain to pick on the poor thing. Well, one night it worked. Beau FINALLY got on the floor and walked across. W said "LOOK OUT BEAU, it's a MOUSE" and Beau IMMEDIATELY jumped off the floor and onto a chair arm. OMGosh we laughed so hard! W loves telling people this story. Beau, he's a lover, not a fighter and obviously not a mouser either.
I’m sitting in the waiting room at the orthopedic and these two little old ladies come in. One is clearly older but feisty. She is also a first time patient as I see the receptionist hand her the clipboard and dozens of forms like she did me. They sit down next to me and begin the process of filling them out.
Conversation starts: “Okay I know you name and address, next it asks for your birthday”
Tiny lady: 3/26/36
Helper: okay, now it asks for employer or job status
Tiny: retarded
Helper: giggles, you mean retired
Tiny: NO retarded mama always said so
Helper: fits of giggles, You’re so funny, I’d but retired but how do you spell it?
Tiny: R E T A R I E D
Helper: that doesn’t look right RETIRIED, that’s better
Next question(Now they are on the page with medical questions):
Do you or someone in your family have ANY of the following?
Helper begins to read the list and Tiny is answering along, when she gets to DVT, Tiny says “I don’t know, never heard of it, what is it?
Helper: I have no idea
Tiny: well then say no cause if I got it, I don’t know it and don’t want to
Again fits of giggles
These two are keeping me entertained.
FINALLY Tiny gets called back (I said Tiny because she’s not even 4 feet tall and probably only weights about 75 lbs, little woman but adorable with a mega watt smile) so she walks by and stops, turns and hands Helper her HUGE thick novel she’s carrying around, starts off again, stops, turns and hands her the purse that is almost too big for her, begins to walk again, stops and starts laughing. Holds her cane towards Helper and says “want to hold my cane too?” the two of them crack up. Helper says “go on now with yourself and behave. I have enough of your stuff to keep up with, now go!”
I am cracking up, now I see why folks wear Depends! You need them if you go to the dr and these two characters are around. But I love them and want to hang out with them! What a great sense of life and fun they have.

*My turn finally comes and I’m called back. Over an hour of waiting, so I’m in the exam room and I hear this OFF beat horrible singing coming closer to the door “come on let me love you now, baby let me love you now” and the door opens! IT’S THE DOCTOR! OMGosh, I’ve never seen him and this is awkward. Tall, thin, older gentleman and seems very proper. Ask a few questions, does a quick exam of my shoulder, tells me his opinion and out the door he goes. Takes less than 5 minutes. As soon as he opens the door he starts singing again, “oh baby, let me love you now” AWKWARD

Saw this car at Wal-Mart when I was going in to the pharmacy. I've seen it several times but decided to take a photo this time. It is "hand" painted. Front is black the back half is covered in different fish, all with funny facial expressions.
*After the doctor visit, I had two in the same day, I stop at W’s store. He busted his phone the day before so I can’t text him or call to tell him what happened and he likes for me to. So I pop over to the store, it is literally around the corner. I’m walking around looking for him, and head toward the stock room. I’m peeking in the door but can’t see past all the boxes. The sign says “NO ONE Permitted past this door” and I honor that. So I’m waiting to see if I can catch a glimpse of him and I hear his voice. So I know he’s in there. All of a sudden a BOOMING voice behind me says “HE’S NOT BACK THERE” scares me to death, I almost jumped through the door. I turn and there’s this BIG man and he laughs then apologizes for scaring me. I said “with a jittery laugh, well he might now be” He laughs again and walks off. About that time a worker sees me and comes to ask what I need. I tell him I’m there to see W and he goes and gets him. We talk a minute and then he walks me out of the store. As we are headed to the front we pass the BOOMING voice man. When he sees me, he turns his head and starts to chuckle. I start laughing as well. W looks at me like I’m crazy but keeps telling me what was going on in the store. As we pass, the guy leans over and says “I see you found him” and I laugh. “Yep and he was back there.” W says “You asked a customer if I was in the back?? Why would you do that?” I said, NO and told him what happened. I’m laughing, he just looks at me like I’ve lost my mind, shakes his head and we keep walking. I guess you had to be there, because it was funny. I thought the guy was quick on his feet and it just struck me as funny. I’m still chuckling about it.

Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 9 bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Come on in and buzz around my house.
Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:

Baking In A Tornado         
Menopausal Mother             
Go Mama O                                                                 
Searching for Sanity                                 
Never Ever Give Up Hope                           
Dinosaur Superhero Mommy      
The Bergham Chronicles          

When I Grow Up              

Friday, September 16, 2016

Creamy Avocado Sauce and UYW Sept

I hear "taco Tuesday" a lot. I love tacos and make them all different ways, rarely do I think about TT but I saw an ad on TV for tacos and laughed because for once it was Tuesday and I WAS making tacos.
This time I wanted something a little different so I made this delicious creamy avocado sauce. The next two days I ate it on salad. Perfect! It was also delicious on a wrap.
Soft tortilla, meat, lettuce, tomatoes, and the creamy sauce, mmm mmm good. Check it out.
 Creamy Avocado Sauce
1 small ripe avocado
2 small juicy limes
1/2 cup fat free sour cream
 1/2 tsp each of:
onion powder
garlic powder
cilantro, dried flakes
black pepper, fresh ground
cumin powder
2-3 TBSP water

I put all the ingredients into my Ninja type personal blender and let it go until it was smooth and creamy. I used this on tacos, sandwich wraps and a salad later in the week. Delicious!

Currently I've been working as a donut maker, going to work at 0300 and baking for three hours. They smell so delicious I'd love to munch away but no time. Too much to accomplish. Some times the smell hits my brain like a thunderstruck explosion of endorphin's just begging for a bit of the delicious sweet dough but I refrain and keep working.
In our tiny little town there are only 4 places to eat. A BoJangles, Subway, Chinese restaurant and a local cafe Vera's. Vera's has been there over 50 years. There is no where but BoJo to pick up breakfast. So the local guys headed out to work hit us up and wipe out my donut bakery case.
I make 21 different types along with preparing breakfast sandwiches, coffee, tea, hot dogs, Polish dogs, and 2 different types of Tornadoes. I have to accomplish all this in 3 hours. I do it. It is busy and all just changed. 
We were under renovation and now have a FULL cafe. Complete with grill to prepare 21 different breakfast sandwiches, lunch sandwiches and pizzas. We are SOOOO busy it is insane.
I'm excited about it but feel overwhelmed at the same time. Saturday will be the first day I have to do it ALL by myself. So far there has been 2 of us in the cafe. SO...If you think of me, send positive thoughts and prayers.
Thanks so much!
Funny, Tamara had no idea what I've been doing when she submitted these words and Karen assigns them randomly. Guess it was divine intervention that I received these words at this time. 
Your words are:
Donut ~ subway ~ munch ~ brain ~ baking ~ thunderstruck
They were submitted by:   
Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.

At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them. 

Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:
Baking In A Tornado              
Southern Belle Charm                                     
Not That Sarah Michelle                           
Spatulas on Parade                     
The Bergham Chronicles               
The Diary of an Alzheimer’s Caregiver
 Dinosaur Superhero Mommy       
On the Border                        
Confessions of a part time working mom   
Never Ever Give Up Hope