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
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.
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
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 beef1/2 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!