Saturday, August 15, 2015

It's been a while.

Well I've decided to jump back into this blog because I miss it! 

Today is a pretty gloomy day. 
streetlights on during the day gloomy. 

Paired with a frustrating trip to ikea (for the second time) which will require yet another trip tomorrow I wanted something yummy and baked in the oven with cheese. 

Call me old fashioned but first thing that comes to mind is casserole. Some sort of ooey gooey cheese topped mish mash of food. 

I had zero motivation to make a trip to the grocery store so I knew my ingredients were limited to whatever I had in the house. 

Well, tomorrow is grocery day so I was scrounging. Plus Fernando is heading off to band shortly so I also didn't have a ton of time to get it done in time for early dinner. 

What did we end up with? 

Hash brown casserole! 


We tackled almost half of it. 

The glory of casseroles is that even some of the weirdest ingredients work so well. 

This lovely specimen of casserole aka "hot dish" was a combo of hash browns, creamed corn, butter, salt, pepper, garlic and of course cheese on top. 

I was skeptical of the creamed corn and garlic but I decided to go for it and it was awesome!! 
And gluten free!

So yay for only having to make one instead of a gf version and a normal version! 

Bonus points for now having leftovers for during the week too. 
I think I may be on a casserole kick for a while now. 

What's your favorite casserole? 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Ridiculous rhubarb

It's HUGE! 

For the middle of may I think this may be a record growth even for my rhubarb which thrives on extreme neglect. 

Looks like time for rhubarb muffins and cake!! YUM

Friday, May 1, 2015

change is in the air...

the last little while has been quite a lot to deal with.

i haven't felt much like keeping up with this blog with everything going on but i'm hoping to get back to it.

lots of stress, not enough time... you know, the fun stuff.

one of the things that has been constantly on my mind and really hard for me has been Baxter's health.
he has been diagnosed with cushings disease and thankfully he seems to responding well to treatment but he's not quite where the vet would like so there's still some adjusting to do with his medication. She is optimistic and pleased with his results so far but it is really hard knowing that he's not ok just yet.
I am hoping for the best but it is hard watching him get old and this has been a pretty dramatic and fast decline so i'm hoping he rebounds ok.

so send my poor old man pup some good healing vibes and cross your fingers for us :)

the rest of the stuff... well its still a work in progress... maybe i'll post about that another day.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Another not so winning day...

i'm really struggling with winners these days...

shiny silver jogging shorts? why? they weren't my size or i may have had to try them on just because i'm sure they'd be even worse on a person than the hanger.

and BAM.
for those of you that prefer gold to silver... you're taken care of.
these maybe could be ok if the right outfit happened... but i kind of despise gold for the most part so definitely not for me!

this. see through awful static crazy material paired with super scratchy non-matching lace that i cringe just thinking about rubbing on my legs as i walk. WHY? they are not only questionable looking but potentially dangerous! OUCH.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Yes. Yes I'm crazy.

ok. my phone is packed to the gills with photos. 
like over 12,000 photos.

but in the process of going through and deleting some so i can make room for my phone to be updated i found this gem from before christmas. 


best matching wrapping paper seam EVER.

Friday, March 20, 2015

You can't break me Mother Nature.

it is cowboy boot season.

i don't care if it snows.