Saturday, June 23, 2007

Here's some Total Momsense

This is just perfect! She managed to put what us moms say to our kids in one nice little musical package. Enjoy!

Monday, June 11, 2007

My Unwelcome Visitor

So I'm going through the kitchen today, and on my way out I see something out of the corner of my eye. It's dark and I'm thinking something must have fallen off the counter onto the floor, right?


It was a HUGE 4 foot long snake.

Yep, that's right.

Needless to say, I did not stick around to introduce myself. I ran down to the living room, grabbed the phone and yelled at my son Ben to get the heck out of Dodge. I stood there in the front yard shaking like a leaf. I called my Dad, who came over in a flash. He found it curled up under the stove and killed it for me. My son declared it to be a copperhead, but my husband, upon further inspection, felt it was a king snake, which is not poisonous. Look, I'm a fan of nature and all that, but I draw the line at inviting snakes into my home. As far as I'm concerned, the only safe snakes are DEAD ones.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Recipe - Taco Appetizer Platter

I made this delicious (though unfortunately not low-cal) dip for our Memorial Day swimming party and it was quite a hit! Here's the recipe:

1-1/2 pounds ground beef

1/2 cup water

1 envelope taco seasoning

2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup milk

1 (4 oz) can chopped green chilies, drained

2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped

1 cup green onions, chopped

1-1/2 cups lettuce, chopped

1/2 cup honey BBQ sauce

1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

In a skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add water and taco seasoning; simmer for 5 minutes. In a bowl, combine the cream cheese and milk; spread on a 14 inch serving platter or pizza pan. Top with meat mixture. Sprinkle with chilies, tomatoes, onions, and lettuce. Drizzle with the BBQ sauce. Sprinkle with the cheddar cheese. Serve with corn chips.

Now, if the BBQ sauce if a bit off-putting to you, salsa will work nicely. But seriously, the BBQ sauce adds a tiny bit of sweetness to the dish that is surprisingly good! Enjoy!

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Beautiful Medical Alert Jewelry?

I always equated medical ID bracelets with the boring steel chain link bracelets my granny used to wear. Not anymore! When I was diagnosed with diabetes last year, I knew with the medication I was on that I needed an ID bracelet simply because there were times when my blood sugars would get too low and I would feel light-headed and not so great. I thought, why should I have to wear some hideous artifact just to tell people I have this disease? It's not that I am ashamed of it, but I do have a right to look stylish, right? So I started my search on the internet and found a few great sites that sell pretty ID bracelets. My favorite by far was . They have a great selection of beaded bracelets, as well as more sporty options such as dog tags, velcro bands, braided leather, and even styles for men. I purchased the small fun glass bracelet since it has so many different colors. What is neat is how you can interchange the ID tag with different styles of bracelets. The prices were great, there are things on sale all the time, and they do offer regular, non-medical bracelets as well. Just thought I'd share!