Saturday, August 30, 2008

Grandpa's Macho Nachos

Once a week I will be posting various recipes. The theme will be whatever Today's Housewife decides is the theme. Last week was chicken and you can find my Heavenly Chicken recipe here.

This week is Grandpa's Macho Nachos. These are super easy and yummy too. My dad came up with these and whenever my daughter is there she has to have them. Not to mention I have to have them! Here it goes!

1-2 lbs ground beef
Taco seasoning packet
1/2 lb Velveeta cheese
1 can refried beans
taco sauce
Tortilla chips

Cook the ground beef, drain. Add taco seasoning and whatever water it says to add. In a bowl chop the Velveeta and 1/4 cup of milk. Microwave and stir every 30 seconds or so until it comes out nice and creamy and able to be drizzled out. Add more milk if necessary but don't make it too soupy.

Chop all your veggies, cook the refried beans. Now comes the fun part. On a plate put some chips down. Crush them if you want or leave them big. Put on some meat and some of everything else. Everyone in my family has their own "style" of layers. Here's what I like: chips, meat, cheese, lettuce, tomato, avocado, taco sauce, salsa, more cheese. Yummy! My mom puts beans on her meat and saves the cheese for top only. The fun part is figuring out what order you like your meal in. It's quick, easy and fun for everyone.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Chicken Pox

It's not the first time I've had them, it's not even the second. It's the fifth (yes 5th) time I've had them. I am a medical mystery. The doctor told me that since I never get a severe case, my body won't build up an immunity like most people. Unfortunately that means I can keep getting chicken pox again and again. So I missed the Family Fun Fest at church, I've been banned from going to church tomorrow morning and to top it off I'm absolutely alone all weekend. My hubby is in Kentucky, the kids are at Grandma's house (#2 has chicken pox too but Grandma still took him and #3), and our roommate is working all weekend and staying as far away from me as possible.

I'm bored!

I've mowed my lawn, weed whacked, weeded my garden, played computer games, watched a movie, watched the Olympics, did some shopping online, ordered Chinese for dinner, and watched more Olympics. I guess my problem is I have no one here to talk to. But now I'm starting to really itch and am missing my hubby because there is just something about having him here that makes me feel better. Friday I'll pack the kids up and head down to Kentucky to spend Labor Day weekend with him. His birthday is next weekend so it will be nice to spend it with him. Maybe in my "house arrest" I can find a present for him online. :-)

Monday, August 18, 2008

Can't Stop Time

My hubby made the comment the other day that this will be my last year where I am part of "Rock the Vote". Then he said, "Oh wait, you'll be too old by the time the election comes!" After I jumped on him I proceeded to remind him that he hasn't been part of Rock the Vote for several years. I'm not worried about turning 30 this year. Actually I'm looking forward to it. I have about a month and a half before the big day and I'm ready for it. At that time I'll have my hubby home for a while (with the military who knows how long it will actually be) and I'm looking forward to some time to spend with him.

I'm not one to try to stop time and stay 29 forever. I'm looking forward to being 30. The only thing I'm not looking forward to is looking 30. My kids commented on my wrinkles around my eyes the other day and I told them they were smile lines. They are lines that represent happiness and they are nothing to be ashamed about. My kids didn't buy it, but I don't care. If I can be happy and enjoy my life then they will see happiness in our family. I want to have fun with them and love them and let them see and remember that love.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Sad Summer

Summer should be a happy, fun time. Well, it has been both of those for me. We've spent a week with my parents, had my step-daughter here for 6 weeks, gone to the Baltimore Aquarium, Orioles games, minature golfing, VBS, gone swimming and more. It has been a fun summer.

With all that fun it has also been a sad summer for me. I've said goodbye to my best friend who moved, goodbye to my parents when they went back home, goodbye to directing VBS, goodbye repeatedly to my hubby every time he goes away this year, and this morning I said goodbye to kid #1. She left this morning to go back home and we probably won't see her again until next summer.

It's hard being across the country from her. I know it was the right decision to move to PA. She is in good hands with her Mom and she has friends where she is at. I would love to have her here more but it's just not probable. But I hope she has had a great time with us this summer and I hope we get to see her soon.

So today I'll focus on #2 and #3 and help them deal with waking up with #1 already gone. We will walk to the ice cream shop down the street, play some games, read books together and spend some time with Daddy before he gets ready to go back to Kentucky in just over a week. We are looking forward to the street fair in town this weekend and having our friends over for dinner on Saturday.