Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I Hate to Cook ~ Here's an Easy Recipe!!

I am by no means Betty Crocker. I don't like to cook. I get angry, sometimes, when I do have to cook. Can we call that cangry?

My husband thinks that if I cook more and practice, I will enjoy it. He. Is. So. Wrong.

But!! Last year I found this recipe on Pinterest.com and I'm not as angry when I cook it. And I enjoy eating it!

Peach Dumplings:

  • 1 or 2 cans sliced peaches (original recipe calls for peaches to be peeled and pitted - um, no)
  • 2 - 8 oz. cans crescent dinner rolls
  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • 1 can Mountain Dew
Cooking Directions:

  • Roll 1 - 2 peach slices in 1 crescent roll.
  • Place them all in a buttered 9x13 pan (I use a glass dish)
  • Melt butter and slowly add sugar and stir lightly
  • Add vanilla and stir
  • Pour entire mixture over peaches/ crescent rolls
  • Pour Mountain Dew around edges of the pan
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes
  • Optional: Serve with ice cream
It's simple and tasty - two of my favorite things!

What are you cooking up this holiday season?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Blogging & Vlogging Inspiration

I really like posting to this blog and posting videos here.

The only thing is - it's not always easy to keep the creative juices flowing. I've found that since becoming pregnant, it's even harder. There are so many things I can do, so many ideas! But getting it all in order to execute is a whole other story.

So, lately I've been following Mama Kat. I don't even remember how I found her blog or YouTube channel, but I'm so glad I did!

You can click this link to get to her blog: http://www.mamakatslosinit.com/

Or click this link to get to her YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/MamaKatTV

The reason I'm so glad I found her? She gives weekly blogging prompts and weekly writing workshops. So if ever I'm in a slump, I can check out what she has going on for that week (or the next) and decide if I want to join the fun!

What I really like about this idea is that I also find other channels and blogs to follow. See, once you link up, it's polite to visit other pages and comment on their blog post or video. So far, I've found several really funny, great ladies to follow! And I believe I've gotten YouTube followers based on videos I've linked and lots of sweet comments on my blog posts. We're sharing the love!!

This is just a short post - just to let you know about these workshops. If you need the inspiration, it's there for you :)

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

What Football Sundays Really Mean

When I met my husband I knew he was a sports fan. It's one of the things we have in common - we both love MLB and the NFL...he is also a fan of the NBA and some other sports I'm not really into. But it all worked out.

One thing that really makes life interesting is that we don't root for the same teams. I'm a hardcore St. Louis Cardinals fan, he is a life-long Chicago Cubs fan. I am a die-hard New Orleans Saints fan, he prefers the Chicago Bears (I know, a southern boy who likes the Bears?!) It's all very fun when our teams play one another!

I guess we had been dating a few months before football season started. I knew he was in several fantasy football leagues and figured we'd watch a few games, no big deal.

Little did I know about Football Sunday.

The first Sunday of football season, we wake up, make breakfast, watch a church service on tv and then it happens. He asks me, "Are you ready for Football Sunday?", with a big grin on his face. I say yes, and that I'm super excited!

We get ready and head to Buffalo Wild Wings...you know because of the 30 TV's all tuned into different football games. Still, no big deal.

We watch our teams' games, eat some lunch; it's a good time.

About 4 in the afternoon, I'm thinking it's about time to head home (we dated long distance and it was my turn to make the drive back home). But we weren't on the same page, as we kept sitting there he ordered more food and drinks.

Finally, I asked when he thought he'd be ready to go home. He said right before the night game. By now, I'm thinking he's crazy! We've been here basically all day!

That is the day I learned exactly what Football Sunday really meant. It meant Football. All Day. The entire Sunday. Every Sunday of football season.

I married him, so I guess I'm ok with it. But we have a little one on the way and I doubt we'll be able to leave the house every Sunday next year and hang out at BWW. And he's crazy if he thinks I'm missing a Saints game....