Sunday, March 30, 2008
Friday night Stacey and Patty came over for dinner, a game and a movie. It was nice that their kids were taken care of and their husbands had to work, so they could come out for the night. We had a great time!!!! I had gotten my camera out intending to take pictures, but forgot to. I guess we were having too much fun.
Then on Saturday, Lynnae and I drove down to Ames to spend the afternoon and evening with a couple of camp friends. Both Annie and Sabrina had worked for me in the office at camp and now one is married and the other is getting married very soon. It was great to catch up!
Annie had the practice up do done for her wedding and we were helping her take out all the bobby pins right in the middle of Panara's.
Getting gangster lessons from Annie. :)
Who do you think makes the best gangster?
We ate supper at Hickory Park, which is one of the best places to eat. Annie and Sabrina's guys joined us for the meal and it was nice to get to know them as well.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
We were missing one of the girls in this picture since she had to come late.
Wow! Can you believe Brooke and Stacey would pose like this? Maybe it's because I asked them too.
After bowling, we went back to the church for pizza and games. I forgot to take pictures there...oops. Just trust me...we had a great time.
Friday, March 21, 2008
Let's scoop those babies onto the cookie sheet. I know this cookie sheet looks awful, but it's my favorite. I absolutely hate air bake cookies sheets.
Oh boy...where's the milk?
Here's the milk. Let's try these cookies out.
And the judges say...
These cookies are a winner!!!!! Now, why don't you give them a try.
Banana Nugget Cookies
1 3/4 cup flour
1 3/4 cup oatmeal
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 pkg. chocolate chips (I put in the whole bag)
1 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup shortening
1 cup banana
Mix wet ingredients and sugar. Add dry ingredients. Bake at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes. I eat these for breakfast with a glass of milk.
Start by browning one pound of ground beef. Drain off the grease and add one packet of taco mix (don't add the water). Then add one can of chili beans with the sauce and one can of stewed tomatoes. (I'm not a big fan of chunks of tomato, so I pureed mine.) If you want to add a little zing, put in a can of chopped green chilies.
Ready for the next step?Crunch up some tortilla chips and put them on the bottom of your plate. Ready? Here it comes...
Go ahead...load on some of the good stuff.
Now here is where you get creative. I'm one of those picky eaters, so I just put on some lettuce, black olives and cheese. But that doesn't mean you can't add whatever you want.
Here's the final product. Dig in and enjoy! It's a great twist if you are tired of regular tacos.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
We are of course most known for Summer. Then comes my favorite, Fall. Next is Winter and let's not forget Spring. But somewhere in between Winter and Spring we have another season called, Mud. That's right...mud, mud and more mud.
I took some pictures today of the snow melting creating rivers running over our dirt roads and the melting snow. The result is mud and lots of big puddles...including the lake in front of my door.
So I'm writing to say...Happy Mud!
Sunday, March 9, 2008
It was so much fun and just the refreshment I needed. We played games, sang and several of our ladies were chosen to give testimonies. We also had a wonderful prayer time in small groups.
The most important part for me was the testimonies. Four ladies were asked to share what God has been teaching them. Each of them touched on the fact that we must relinquish control over to God. What a great reminder!
Saturday, March 1, 2008
So, here is where you come in. I have no idea what to do next. It doesn't even have to be as big as last year, but I really need to do something. The guys wouldn't know what to do if they came in the office and there was no April Fool's celebration.
So please leave your ideas.