Saturday is a special day...it's the day we get tired for Sunday!
Too early for Halloween? I don't think so!
Making congratulation/wedding cards...for the weekend and beyond!
How do you make perfect sweet sticky rice?
I have not owned a swimming suit for years!
Making do with no power on a Sunday afternoon, or how I saved my Rhodes Frozen Dinner Rolls.
For our August Relief Society activity, we are repeating our somewhat traditional chili cook-off. Normally, at our house, having chili for dinner means opening a can of Hormel or what-ever-I-got-really-cheap-on-sale other brand. Somehow it seemed wrong to just open a can for tonight, although there was that category available. So I stepped up a little – I even cooked the black beans from scratch, something I rarely do. However, I do have a bunch of cans of dry black beans from the Family Home Storage Center and it would be wise to know how to cook them. I’m sure to have cans of beans on the shelf that are ready to eat – there are days when that is called for. But with just a little preparation – thinking ahead – it’s not a difficult task to cook those little black beauties. So here’s a picture of my recipe…almost looks professional, doesn’t it! Summer Black Bean Chili Serves about 12 – 15 3 cups uncooked black beans (or 4 – 15oz. cans of prepared black beans) 2 1/2 teaspoons salt 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 large anaheim chili, diced 1 medium onion, chopped 1 1/4 lbs. ground turkey 4 cloves of garlic 2 large ears of fresh corn, cut off the cob 4 – 15 oz. cans crushed tomatoes 3 – 8 oz. cans tomato sauce 1
We worked on another Eagle project today. This was for Sam R., and I would like to term this a "death-bed" project…Sam turns 18 tomorrow and has to have his book in by 2pm…or else! We've been after him for a while, but then he decided to get it done and HE DID IT! Maybe I should say after he gets his write-up done, it will be done. Anyway, we're happy that he did it and that we can help. It's fun to watch the boys working hard for each other…even if sometimes it's more like hardly working:) But we had a good turn out and supported each other, but especially Sam. Here are a few pictures that I took of the project! The boys had to haul a lot of heavy materials down the hill, like bags of concrete and re-bar… Sam was in charge, of course, but the boys know the drill. We've done a bunch of Eagle projects over the last 3 years. The day began with a little sugar, in the form of donuts. These workers can work up a sweat, so lots of water is on hand. Trenches were dug to hold the retaining wall boards. Paige and Brother Clawson, hard at work. Sparks were flying as Scott trimmed down the old supports. Cameron was ready with the re-bar. Mike with the tool and Cameron and little
A fairly slow day today. Scott and I went to the 99centsonly store, but we didn't find much. I haven't found much lately, which means something good is just about due. It works that way…the good deals come to those that wait and visit often. I don't go as often as I used to before Megan found her new job, but if I have another reason to go up to the Square, I'm definitely going to go early so I don't miss out. Today's double-duty trip was for crickets for the critters. I've been playing around with making ribbon roses after I saw a Ribbon Roses tutorial on YouTube. No matter how hard I try though, I can't get mine to look like hers. But I like the way mine turned out…maybe it's the kind of ribbon I'm using, not that I'm having trouble following directions! Maybe I'll make my own tutorial:) Did you notice my funny "e"? I ran out of the letter "e" a long time ago! Actually I was out of the letter "i" as well. So I cut up 2 unused "j"s – and crossed a "c" with part of one. Make it do or do without! I have decided that I will never finish my scrapbooking. There will always be more photos to make pages with, thoughts to write down…even if I were to stop the world – or even