Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tuesday's Tales

Ah, this one works for me.  I have such great memories in my life, but when I want to pull them up my organic hard drive fails me.  I do have one that is a gem though.

Hubby, Pop and I were at the Movie Gallery one Friday night picking out movies to watch for the weekend.  This was a regular thing for us to do together as a family in the early years of my marriage when we still lived in the same state, town, as my parents.  Of course Kerry inevitably fell asleep during the movies and could not remember one week to the next what we rented the week before.  Kerry, "How about this one Pop?" and Pop replies, "We rented that one last week Kerry."  You gotta love it.

But I digress.  This particular night we are looking at movies and I am up close to read one, because I am blind as a bat, and when I stand back, I grab for Kerry's hand, very normal to hold hands, we do it all the time.  Accept, it was not Kerry's hand.  It was some female.  She went off, you would have thought I had some disease and had just given it to her.  I apologized and said I thought my husband was standing beside me, but she would not let it rest.  She thought I was some lesbian and was coming on to her.  Really?  I do not think that is how I would pick up a fem if I was a lesbian...please.  You had to see this lady though...it was "oh, my God, oh, my God" and she just would not stop.  She was hysterical.  Teach me to look before grabbing a hand again...

It was pretty funny really.  My dad could not stop laughing...actually neither he nor Kerry came to my rescue...they stood back watching...and laughing...

So, that is my true tale for this Tuesday....hope you got a laugh out of it too...too bad it was before we had picture phones...lol

Monday, August 30, 2010

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

August host is Chick Loves Lit

I was at Half Price books recently and wanted some light reading...finally got a chance to delve in this weekend since I had nothing outside the home to tend to for once.

Check out a synopsis of both stories on Shelfari.com

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Unconscious Mutterings

Unconscious Mutterings

  1. Bangs ::Blonde
  2. Diaper ::Stinky
  3. Coffee table ::Don't have one
  4. Cops ::Good Guys
  5. Matches ::Pretty Flame
  6. 250 ::Dollars?
  7. Hurricane ::Disaster
  8. Bad ::Michael Jackson...what else?
  9. Confirmation ::I am always right!
  10. Fiber ::Soft cloth across my face

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Broccoli Casserole

When I go to the Black-eyed Pea restaurant or Cheddars I almost always get the broccoli casserole.  I have never attempted to make this myself, but I had a craving for it this weekend and we are trying not to eat out as much so I decided to make it myself with my own twist to it.  I read a few recipes, got an idea of what others had done and then made it how I thought it should be done.

Stephie's Broccoli Casserole Recipe
(I think this will be 6 large servings or 8 smaller servings.)
Heat over to 350.

1 can Low Fat/Low Sodium Cream of Mushroom Soup
14 oz bag Broccoli Florets
1 cup Uncooked Brown Rice
1 tbsp Butter
1 small onion, chopped small
1/2 tsp Ms. Dash Table Blend
1 pint cut up baby bella mushrooms
2 cups shredded Cheddar

Cook the rice as directed on package.  Steam the broccoli in the bag if it is the steamer type or in a steamer.  Sauté the chopped onions in the butter and sprinkle with the Ms. Dash.  Combine the mushroom soup, broccoli, cooked rice, onions, mushrooms and 1 1/2 cups of cheese in a large bowl.  Mix together well.  Oil a 2 liter casserole dish and put the mixture in the dish.  Top with the remainder of cheese.  Put in oven and back for 30 minutes.

Kerry grilled pork chops.  This was a wonderful dinner!!

Saturday Six – FaceBook, Twitter etc!

Saturday Six

Name 6 of your favourite social network sites and why?

Well, I use Facebook and Twitter the most.  I like Facebook because it has allowed me to be closer to my family all over the country and to renew some friendships from many years ago.  I use Tweetcaster on my Android phone to post updates and have them update my Facebook.   I follow breaking news on Twitter, Dealsplus, and many other interesting groups and people.

I am also on geni.com, is a networking site, but has allowed us to network with my family and for extended family to help us build our family tree.  I am on LinkedIn.  I joined it to connect with other people from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

I also use Shelfari.com.  I am an avid reader and it has been great to see what other people read and has brought me new authors to read.  I guess my sixth one would be Meetup.com.  I have met some good people on there and even joined a kickball league that got me active again.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Green Dallas - A City of Dallas Initiative

Green Dallas - A City of Dallas Initiative

This sounds like a great thing to do on my Birthday on September 18, 2010. If you are in the area check it out!