Cookies Make Everything Better

Hi, y’all.  🙂

First, thank y’all so much for indulging me with the last post and even more for reading it. I know it’s my blog and I can write about whatever I want…and I will always do that…but without you reading it would just be a journal or something. So thank you. 🙂   I have a few more things to add about that topic and will mix them into the randoms then I’ll move on til the next incident of athlete behaving badly.  🙂

Thank you to the new subscribers. 🙂  When I switched to this blog I was worried about expressing myself but holding back just isn’t me.

Words I will always live by so thanks for embracing that whether you agree with my point of view or not.  🙂

Since we last met…

Panera in the car.  Yum.  But is it really a grilled cheese if it’s not cut diagonally? One of life’s most philosophical mysteries.  😉

So this happened.

Remember that $10k package of maroon M&Ms I bought a while back?  Well I also had a full jar of Cookie Butter that I need to use.  So I made some Monster Cookies.

3 Eggs, 1/2 cup each brown and white sugars, 2 tsp vanilla, 2 tsp baking soda and 1 cup nectar butter of the Gods (Cookie Butter). 🙂

4 cups Oats and 8 oz M&Ms.

Baked 350* for 12 minutes.

I will most definitely use Cookie Butter in this recipe again.  But next time I think I’ll use butterscotch chips.  Don’t get me wrong these are really good.  I just think with it being cinnamon everything time of the year butterscotch chips and some more cinnamon in these would be divine.

Randoms…

  • In the year 2015 people are still this misguided / awful / hateful?  I don’t know what antiquated research this judge cited but it’s funny…the most horrible parents I know are all (as far as they let on) heterosexual.

 

  • Someone actually contacted me once here on this blog and wanted to know if I’m gay.  Not that it’s any of your business but no I am not.  Someone important to me is.  But ya know what?  Even if I didn’t know one single gay person I’d still call hateful people out on their bullsh..  Because this is 2015 and it’s way past time for this to stop being a conversation.

I don’t know where you’re located, Grace Lutheran Church but Amen x infinity. 🙂

 

  • Humanity, we have a problem.

 

  • Those are screenshots of commenters blaming the victim or minimizing her bruises. There are more comments like this than I cared to sit around and count.  I have zero problem posting these here.  They posted their comments on public comment sections.

  • Y’all just keep right on shining a light on yourselves.   And don’t think we don’t see how defensive y’all are getting at being called out for supporting him.  Really boys (well mostly boys) y’all know you’re wrong…stop acting out when being called on it.

  • Have y’all seen these scales that just tell you how much you’ve lost or gained?

 

  • I was on high dose steroids for a good part of this year.  From March to June I gained 12 pounds and then from Aug to Oct 13 pounds.  I’d reset the scale though between the two (thinking I was thru taking them and could start trying to get the weight off).  The scale just goes up (or down) so like I gained 13 pounds and didn’t reset it…have now lost enough to take it down to 4.6.  Am I making sense? If you don’t reset it won’t show your minuses on the way down til you get back to where you were when you set it the last time.  Anyway.  I like it a lot.  The model I have lets you see your progress without the emphasis on the actual numbers.  I just checked the website though for the link and it looks like newer models can do both…actual weight or just the plus / minuses.

 🙂

And lastly…

 

  • A reader reached out to me re: the domestic violence post and named some abusive musicians (because I put so much music on here).  I addressed this with him but want to say it here too.  I can’t be responsible for knowing the background of every single person in the public eye.  What I can be responsible for is not supporting that person in any way once I DO know about their history.  I don’t honestly think I’ve ever used the music of a domestic abuser on either blog but if I have and you want to call me on it…please do.  Because what you’ll get in return won’t be a bunch of excuses or defensive nonsense.  What you’ll get is that video’s immediate removal.  🙂

Y’all have a good weekend. 🙂

…and Keith, you always make things better too.  😉

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crockpot Migas + Hodgepodge Brain Dump

Hey, y’all. 🙂

Here in the texas girl household we’ve all got what the Dr called ‘that crud that’s going around’.  Earache, cough, sore throat, congestion, body aches.  It’s like something between a fall cold and the flu. I caught mine early and started meds so hopefully it won’t be too bad.

Made some crock pot migas for Sunday.

8 eggs

Sausage crumbles

Cheese

Tortilla chips

You add whatever ingredients and as much of them as you like.

The eggs look gross next to that red of the crockpot but that’s…

8 eggs beaten with 1 cup of water

You use 1/4 cup of water per 2 eggs.

Add the rest of your ingredients and stir.

Cook on low for about 2 hours.  Longer depending on what you add to it.  Stir it around a couple times during cooking.

Sorry about the pic.  The familia got to the finished pot before I could get pics.

Serve it with tortillas, salsa, sour cream, more cheese, etc.  Some of my fam eat it with syrup. Yuck.

Took the whole fam to the doctor…it’s seriously starting to feel like I’m spending my life in a medical facility…afterwards we ate at this little small town restaurant…

They have a chicken buffet.  I was the only one in the group who hadn’t been there before and Papa B raves about this place all the time. It was actually really good. That’s fried chicken, smashed potatoes, corn, green beans and seafood etouffee. The etouffee was so completely out of place with all the other ‘country’ type foods but it was so good we got some to bring home.

Some kinda red velvet cake.  As good as the main meal was this was equally awful.

So the overall meal was really good but then something happened that I haven’t seen happen in ages…another diner lit a cigarette.  Can you believe that?  In the year 2015 someone actually lit a cig in a public…non-bar type place?  I’m pretty much a live and let live kinda girl…I mean I don’t hold back my opinions on stuff at all…but as long as you’re not hurting anyone else I pretty much think you should just ignore everybody else and do you.  EXCEPT when it comes to smokers.  The fact that I’m full on asthma attack / highly allergic to smoke aside…in general I think smokers are disgusting and openly judge them.  Even more so if they’re smoking around a child.  Don’t know if I’ll ever go back to this place.

Randoms

  • I really don’t enjoy what The View has become…and one of my best friends and favorite people in the world is a nurse so before I say anything else let me say that I totally respect the good ones. I’ll save my uproar for the ones who are starting their 10th night shift in as many days though over the one who is using the job to pander for votes… or whatever it is they whore themselves off for in those ‘contests’.
  • And really Johnson and Johnson / advertisers, you pulled your ads from The View over this? Where were you in December when Whoopie was telling RAPE victims to shut up and calling them liars for DAYS?  THIS moves you to action more than verbally attacking a RAPE victim?
  • Normally if I see a car with a political sticker on it I silently make fun of the driver but those of you supporting Donald Trump …I’m gonna need y’all to identifiy yourselves. Need to know the exact level cray I’m dealing with on this one.
  • On the plus side…if by some miracle he does win the nomination it will be absolutely hillarious to watch the ‘base’…all the hypocritical Sunday morning ‘Christians’…having to throw their support behind that particular piece of human garbage.

  😉

Let’s see…I probably won’t do much cooking the next few days til the germs leave the body / house.  I’m seeing my last specialist on Thursday.  I say last because I’m done after this. I’ll either get better or I won’t but I’m tired of doctors for a while.  This one specializes is coagulation issues so I’m gonna be hopeful that she’ll have some answers or at least will be able to help me get the yo-yoing PT INR (blood thinner measure) under control.

Hope y’all are well and that the germs are staying clear of your homes.  🙂

 

 

 

Birthday Wish and Recent Eats

First…Happy Birthday, Mama B.  🙂  I say this all the time but it never hurts to say it again…in the grand parental lottery we got the Mega times a kazillion.  🙂  Love you muchos, Mama B.

Some recent eats…

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Mini pizza.  Icebox dough used for pizza and free shaped loaf / garlic bread.  Served with…

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Pasta bake.  I made a basic white sauce.  Added tomato sauce and parm.  Boiled / drained some pasta.  Stirred in sauce and mozz.  Baked til bubbly.  It was super delish and so easy to make.  If you don’t mind store bought stuff you could just use a jar of white sauce  instead of making it from scratch.

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Jalapeno cornbread.

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Cold rainy day Frito Pie.  🙂

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Mama B wanted a batch of Neiman’s Chocolate Chip Cookies for her birthday.  She still eats very little sugar but does have the occasional treat.  🙂

As you can see I’m cooking more now.  I’ll write more about this soon but for now let’s just say…I’m so much happier.  🙂

Radom what else?

Sewing is still on the backburner.  I do plan to get back to it but not sure when.

I’m in the middle of planning a big fun trip.  Is it crazy I keep picking places that are also song titles?  🙂

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Three weeks til the #droughtlander is over, y’all.  🙂  I’m such an Outlander fangirl.  So ashamed.  No not really.  😉

Racist white scum in Oklahoma?  Oh surely you jest, CNN. >;)

This is the very best thing about social media and everyone in the world armed with a cell phone.  Horrible people like this getting exposed.

That’s all for today.  Hope y’all are having a great week.  See you soon.    🙂