Thursday, July 29, 2010

Meatballs with Mushroom Gravy is the hubs favorite home cooked meal. This dish is absolutely mouth watering! Its that kind of meal that is classified under "comfort food!" The only thing is...his mother is the queen at making this meal. And before her, his grandma was the queen master at making this meal. So needless to say, I have a lot of hype to live up to!

Last night, I took on the challenge and decided to make it for J. While I was cooking away in the kitchen, he would come over once in a while to see the process and how I was doing holding up!  Alittle nervous and anxious to see what he thought...I served him up some Hot and Ready homecookin straight from the Rastatter Ranch! 

And.... He loved it! He rant and raved about how yummy it was!

Now thats a good husband!!

Here is the recipe:

1 lb. lean hamburger meat

1 finely chopped onion
1 egg
3/4 c. bread crumbs
Garlic, salt & pepper to taste
1 can of mushroom soup

Mix all ingredents.
Make into patties, brown and drain.
Mix together 1 can cream of mushroom soup, 1/2 cup water, 1 teaspoon Kitchen Bouquet (to season).
Pour over meatballs.
Cook for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.

Serve with Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans.

Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Sadly, my grandmother passed away last week. But I can't help but Rejoice for her!  Not in the circumstance of losing her but knowing that she has stood before our Father in Heaven. She is free of pain! And she is Rejoicing!

"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!" Why? because "The joy of the Lord is your strength!"

There will be times where you will feel defeated or broken. Sad or hurt.

But don't lose hope. Delight in the Lord. And know that He is in control.

Whatever your circumstance is, know that "God works everything together for the good for those who love Him."

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Im daydreaming today...

About things white,
heavenly, and perfect.

About wide open spaces.

Vacation and spending endless summer nights with the hubs and friends.

About wonder when's....and wonder if's....

Hours could go by and I can still sit and daydream.

The best part about it is when one daydream disappears because it came true.

Will I always be daydreaming about something..

Does this sweet escape eventually end...


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

For all you runners out there....

This stuff is Dee-licious! They are performance energy chews. And they taste just like "Fruit Snacks." The pack comes with 8 and are said to fuel you for up to 2 hours. So I usually take 1/2 the pack before my run and the other 1/2 in the middle of my run. Personally, I like the strawberry best.

And then these lil guys are going to be my next venture out....

I heard the chocolate and vanilla gels taste like icing!

Here is the website if you wanna check em out!

Friday, July 16, 2010


So many years have gone by. So many things have happened.  And somehow the distance between us had grown farther then the actual distance between us. 
Is this what happens when you get older?
Friends come....and friends go?

When I look back to my childhood, she's in it. It was so rich.
Filled with fun, laughter, imagination, and freedom. 
The memories still stood so vivid in my mind.
And once I truely thought about it, 
It didnt really matter what caused this or why for that matter.....

.....she would always be my friend.  

As years have gone by and ive grown up alittle...
Ive learned that life is too short for caddy-ness.
Try not to think so much. Time does heal.
And sometimes the distance can be good.

Its good to know you again, friend.