Friday, May 19, 2017

Full Loaded Brownie Bake and FOTW

Look at this deliciousness!!
Fly On The Wall...what happens when you guys aren't around. On the job, around the house and in town. ENJOY
I'm driving a family to the grocery store and we stop at the gas station. The kids stay in the car with me. YAY...not. Anyway, the oldest, a girl says "I see TAKIS!I'm gonna get my momma to get me a bag of Taki Taki! I got money." Her little brother says "you ain't getting no Taki Taki"
She looks at him and says, with lots of attitude! "YOU ain't my MOMMA, you ain't even a girl!"
I was busting out laughing. They look at me like I'M the one who's crazy! OMGosh these kids!!
Their parents come back out and I start telling the dad about the earlier exchange. The little girls says "OH NO wait wait, this is my story let me tell it!"
Again, I'm busting up.
The little boy breaks in and says "She said I ain't no girl, I'm a boy"
She says "NO you ain't no girl, you ain't got no long hair!"
I'm busting up and said "WAIT your daddy has long hair" he had dreads down his back.
She says "NO HE HAIN'T, that ain't his hair!"
OMGosh!! hysterical
We have a security guard at work, he works nights and well, OMGosh to say he is gorgeous and built like a brick wall is an understatement! IF I work late I see him, he always comes over and gives me a big old hug. 
Ann one of our drivers said "WHY doesn't he do that to me?! MY GOD that man is gorgeous!" "And he smells so damn good!"
I said "yes he is one FINE looking man, smells great and is married" ALSO "because he can smell your cougarness a mile away and it scares him. Besides he knows I'm harmless! YOU might not let him go. AND by the way, he's married!"
She says with attitude "well damn of course he is! ugh"
Fully Loaded Brownie Bake
Betty Crocker salted caramel brownie mix
2 eggs
1/3 cup oil
3 TBSP water
Jett puff marshmallow cream
Hershey's caramel syrup
mega stuffed Golden Oreo cookies
1 cup M&M semi sweet baking chips
Friendly's vanilla bean ice cream
extra creamy cool whip
Hand mix the first four ingredients in a bowl. Pour 1/3 into a greased 13 x 9 pan.
Drizzle caramel syrup over batter
drop teaspoons of fluff/marshmallow cream over batter
crush Oreos and sprinkle over batter
Pour remaining batter and gently spread
sprinkle M&M chips
sprinkle with more chopped Oreo's
top with the salted caramel from the brownie mix
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes
Allow to cool and top with Vanilla Bean ice cream and or extra creamy Cool Whip and a drizzle of caramel syrup.

When you go for that last bite of cereal and ant floating in your milk?!? My first thought was damn I have to toss it. Then I thought wait a dang minute!!! How many did I eat??? Omgosh
So I had a first...a guy jumped out of my car, work car, and ran off without paying! Did he get away? Hell no, I chased that sucker down, found a sheriff and he paid his fare, then I left him standing in the parking lot. Sorry piece of crap. Ticked me off! That's the short version!
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           
Searching for Sanity       
Eileen’s Perpetually Busy   
A Little Piece of Peace       
Never Ever Give Up Hope         
Bookworm in the Kitchen         
Not That Sarah Michelle          

Friday, May 12, 2017

Loaded Green Veggie Beef Stir Fry and use your words

Hey howdy hey! I'm so excited to share this recipe with you! This is by far the BEST, no kidding, the BEST stir fry I ever prepared. OMGosh, I'm telling you my son and I gobbled it up like it was our last meal and we were walking the green mile!
2 small chuck steaks, fat trimmed and sliced
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp chili powder
1 TBSP parsley
1 tsp ginger powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp black pepper
1 TBSP flour
2 TBSP soy sauce
1 TBSP butter
2-3 TBSP oil
2 TBSP brown sugar
Put the oil and butter in a non stick skillet or wok if you have it. Slice the meat and toss into the hot pan. Sprinkle all the spices, flour and brown sugar over the meat. stir well. Once the meat begins to brown pour on the soy sauce.
Stir and cook to medium. Now add:
broccoli slaw
sweet bells sliced
pea pods, I used a generous handful, maybe 3/4 cup
10 brussel sprouts sliced
3 green onions, diced
broccoli, about a cup or florets
asparagus, baby size and a small bundle
Stir until you have the desired crispness of the veggies or wilted to your preference.
While this is going on, boil water and toss in your
chow mein noodles
These should only take 2-3 minutes. Stir these in and a couple of tablespoons of the water. Serve and eat immediately.
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. 

The morning started with my having an enormous headache. I was trusting my doctor that the new medication would be helpful but this particular morning I was thinking "he must be joking, this stuff is not working". I felt like I had been run over by a mob of angry vikings! 
I walked into the kitchen and there sat my beautiful boy, Sam, my tuxedo kitty. He jumped on top of the freezer and eagerly awaited his morning bowl of kitty nibbles.
Walking over I gave him a generous rub down and reached for the food container.
I know, don't you see I'm getting it.
Give me a minute impatient butt.
What? so I walk over and see his water dish is almost empty.
Okay okay let me fill it up. There, happy now?
Sam rubbed against me purring away.
I stroked his face and he closed his eyes, lifted his face towards me as his kitty motor went into high gear. I smiled, his unconditional love and massive purring always made me feel better. I thought to myself, how could anyone NOT love a kitty?
Pouring his food I saw my medication on the counter. I walked over and picked it up. Looking for the phone I dialed the number for the pharmacy to ask a few questions. They might seem silly but there could be something I missed, like take with food, take only at bed time or something of this nature.

Either way, I was soon as I managed to get through the automated system to a real person. Ugh I could feel the enormous headache morphing into gargantuan.

Your words are:
Enormous ~ trusting ~ mob ~ joking ~ tuxedo
They were submitted by:

Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:
Baking In A Tornado                
The Blogging 911             
On the Border                 
Bookworm in the Kitchen
The Bergham Chronicles          
Simply Shannon                    
Southern Belle Charm              
Confessions of a part-time working mom  

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Chocolate Fudge Pudding Cake and Motherhood Yo Yo Poetry Post

Who put this year on fast forward?? It is almost the middle of May! AND Mother's Day is this weekend! EEK

My youngest son sent me a text on Sunday asking me what I wanted. He was not happy with my answers and told me I needed to improve my gifting list. What?? I hate people asking me what I want. I have never been good at this. I always buy for everyone else, the pets and the house, but when it comes to me I've always been last or not at all. So if you ask me what I want, I will stare at your blankly and go...Ummm I don't know. My mother on the other hand is a pro at it. She can rattle of a list a mile long. Not me. My boys have always been able to give a list ,my daughters-in-law can do it without thought, so can the grandkids, well those old enough to talk. Me, not so much. I'm the perfect catch for a man right!? I don't have a list of wants and can never think of things for me. I'm single why? LOL

SO anywho...
This month the poetry group decided on motherhood. I had all sorts of suggestions that had nothing to do with motherhood. Why you ask, because some have horrible mothers, let's be honest. They are estranged, their mother is deceased, they are adopted and no idea who their biological mom is, women who are barren or have lost several babies and still trying to conceive. There are lots of reason why motherhood is a poor subject.

I fall into several of the categories but that's another post.

One thing I do know and that is most, not all, but most moms love dessert and if the dessert is chocolate they love it even more.

So how about this...chocolate fudge pudding cake?!?!?! YES, mmm mmm good-gracious-get-out-of-my-way I want more and will not share deliciousness! 
Chocolate Fudge Pudding Cake
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1 pkg chocolate fudge pudding
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup French Vanilla creamer, liquid
1/3 cup oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
Blend all the ingredients together in a bowl, pour into a greased pan. I used my Le Crueset pie dish, bake at 350 degree for 30 minutes.
Slice, sprinkle on powered sugar and sprinkles for a festive look mom is sure to love!
Motherhood Yo Yo
Motherhood is a roller coaster
a yo yo of sorts.
There are highs
there are lows
there are times of great woes.
Muddy prints on the walls
dirty shoes all down the hall.
Dishes piling up
dust bunnies rolling
clothes filling baskets
and toys making rackets.
Tears and jears
shouts of joy
dating and curfew fights
all end when we say good night.
All too soon they are grown and gone
our homes fill empty and our hearts mourn.
Vacations are short
holidays are not enough
and then we are old, alone and forgotten
by the ones that we raised and are rotten.
So motherhood is a yo yo
but one worth every up and every down
even if we are just a memory
from their hometown.
If you are lucky
and have a great mom
be sure to let her know
she is not forgotten.
And if you are a woman
you will too find
that motherhood is a yo yo
and life is a woe
but also a show!

Visit the other bloggers to read their post and poems:
Diana at On the Border
Kristina at The Angrivated Mom