Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Today I visited a TS, the GW, and a Dr, what a day!

Today I visited my first, I pulled in the parking lot and the place was packed, and my first thought was, wow, do all these people blog?? But then I realized that I was the only one taking pics, so no, they must not be bloggers. I did wonder what they thought of me taking pics, but it didnt stop me, I needed pics to post!






And after a quick search I found this, I can picture it with some pretty flowers on our kitchen table!





And this, I am going to paint this, but not sure of the color yet!





Not bad, but definitely not what Janene would have found at her TS Gold Mine




I then went to the Dr, Dr Arebi's an orthopedic surgeon, and the news wasn't great. He took fresh xrays, and it seems I need to have a few screws and rods put in, no NOT my head, my foot. I have been hobbling around for the past 4 weeks, since my car accident and I kept thinking things seemed better, slightly, but apparently not, so I have 2 weeks to schedule a CT scan and get myself together for surgery. I have never had surgery before, unless you count my 2 c-sections, but I got a baby each time out of those, so well worth the fear, and I am a bit nervous. But I also don't want to limp around the rest of my life, I'm not young, but I hope to have 50 more years or so, and do not want to be hobbling for all those years, so surgery it is!
Please if you don't mind say a little prayer for me, I will let you all know when it will be! On the bright side, I have to be off my foot from now until at least 6 weeks after surgery, so that means more guilt free computer time!!
After the doctors appointment I hit one of these....









Again, I did not find the coolest stuff, but did get a few things, all and all I spent a little over $5 and have the start of a wooden candlestick collection!


Not bad for a first time, I guess!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Nikki's super simple stir fry, another yum!


WElcome to my foodie friday post! Glad you could stop by! Well I seem to be on a cooking post trend, 2 soup recipes, and now this yummy stirfry. I made it last night after calling my daughter, Miss Independent, to walk me thru the recipe. I have been craving it for 2 months, hmm, the same amount of time she has been away. So here goes, and remember, I am not a measurer, so allow your inner chef to come out and have some fun!!!
Nikki's Super Simple StirFry

Start with about
1T of EVOO, extra virgin olive oil
Saute about 1/8 cup of minced garlic, out of the jar, not sure how this translates in fresh garlic cloves??
In seperate pan, start rice, I used 2 cups rice to 2 cups water, I love left overs!
I used 2 large chicken breats cut into small chunks, but have also made it with part chicken and part shrimp, your choice
throw chicken in with garlic and add 1/4 t seasoned salt and 1t chili powder, you can also use cayenne pepper, but my husband is not a fan of spicey, so chili powder is enough for him..
cook chicken until done
Add approx. 2t soy sauce
Then a bag of garden blend stirfry frozen veggies and a can of water chestnuts for a yummy crunch!
Add your rice and voila, a yummy meal in no time at all, thanks Nikki!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Sue's super yummy, hope you like it too, Potato Soup

This is for Stella and anyone else who would like to give it a try, let me know if you do and what you think! Stay warm everyone, it is chilly in Indiana, brrr

Sue's Super yummy, hope you like it too, Potato Soup

6 good sized potatos, diced into 1/2 inch or so cubes
Boil until soft with seasoned salt

In seperate bowl combine

3 cups of milk
2 cans chicken broth
1T chicken flavoring
1/4 c sour cream
1/4 c shredded cheddar
1 can cream of chicken soup
Season to taste with
Salt
Pepper
1T parsley
McCormick Grill Mates, roasted garlic and herb
Drain potatoes and add this to potatoes.
I add some boxed mashed potato flakes to thicken the soup, start with a little and slowly add.
Can be garnished with cheese, bacon bits, sour cream, etc...

All amounts are approximate, have fun and play with it, I am not a real measurer kind of cook, sorry.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

You've Gotta Have Friends

About a month ago I started thinking that I would like to have a luncheon to honor the women whom I consider my dearest friends. ( Of course I forgot to take pics, I still have trouble remembering to take blog worthy pics, sorry!) And last Thursday on my birthday I did just that!! 9 fantastic women were able to attend, illness, and work kept several others away, hopefully next year ladies! Although I had told no one it was my birthday, some friends still remembered and presented me with lovely gifts, so sweet! Because she knows how much I want an island vacation at some point in my life, my great friend Connie got me an amazing smelling candle by Yankee called Dune Grass

And an island sounding CD by Kenny Chesney, if you havent heard it I strongly recommend it!
By lighting the candle and listening to this CD I can pretend that I am here... Thanks Connie!

After all the ladies arrived we sat down to lunch, I had made my potato soup and a version of Max and Erma's Tortilla soup, everyone loved it and wants the recipe, and a nice big salad and yummy bread!
Max and Erma's Tortilla Soup Recipe

2 cups of chicken breast shredded
1 can cr of mushroom soup
1 can cr of chicken soup
2 cans cheddar cheese soup
1 can chix brooth
1 15 oz can Rotelle tomatoes and chilis
1/2 cup salsa
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 t chili powder, i used a little more!
1 T butter
salt and pepper to taste

Saute onion and garlic in the butter
Add the soups
Add the remainder of ingredients
Simmer on low to med for 1 hour, watch for sticking... Enjoy!

For dessert I made banana nut muffins, thank you Jenn, and homemade blueberry muffins, they were to die for, along with Thumbprint cookies, and chocolate dipped strawberries.
My plan was to hand out a specially burned CD to each of them, to serve as a reminder of the day, but I still havent received that in the mail from Nikki, my independent daughter living in SLC. But she has promised it is in the mail now and so when I get it my son will help me burn a dozen and I will hand them out as a late thank you gift to everyone! Better late than never! All the songs are about friendship!
The afternoon ended with everyone having a wonderful time and thanking me so much for including them, I of course thanked each of them for being such a terrific friend, because You've gotta have friends, where would a body be without them??

Here are some of the fantastic woman whom I am blessed to call friend!





Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day!



I want to wish all of my dear new friends a
Very Very Happy Valentines Day!
Hope you are all able to spend it with
someone you love! Love, Sue

Thursday, February 12, 2009

HAPPY 200th BIRTHDAY MR PRESIDENT!


I just wanted to give a shout out to my favorite American president, Abraham Lincoln. Today is the 200th Anniversary of his birth, and the 47th anniversary of mine! Many people say he was the greatest president ever, and I have to say I agree! So, Happy Birthday Abe, I love ya! Sue

Sunday, February 8, 2009

A Home Show and not a Carter Oesterhouse to be found!

I am home and I couldnt be happier!! For the past 10 days I have been working the Indianapolis Home Show. I work for a really nice family from our Church, they own The Hoosier Wallbed Co. They build beautiful wallbeds, like the old Murphy beds, only way better! I got to meet many very interesting people on my 10 day trip...a single woman along with her mother for support from Alberta NY who came to Indiana to adopt a new baby boy, Charlie, a little cutie, a woman who has 3 sons, but had to send one of them to jail for stabbing her several times, scary! and a guy who thinks it is a terrible tradition that the brides father has to pay for the wedding, his daughter just got married, lol, among many others! My experience was made alot tougher as I was in an automobile accident the night before I left. I was heading to the grocery to get some food in the house for my husband, when I hit a patch of ice and ran right into a telephone pole, why does it seem that people are always hitting telephone poles when they are so few and far between?? Long story short, I totalled our car, had to ride in an ambulance, got x-rays, and was told my foot was not broken, a fact I still find hard to believe as 11 days later, I am still in alot of pain, even wearing the ugly little bottie shoe they gave me to wear, ARGHHHHHH!
I worked the Home and Garden Show in Cincinnati last year and enjoyed my 15 minutes of fame
when I posted this pic of me and Carter Oesterhouse on HGTV's Rate My Space!
Maybe some of you remember that?!?!
I searched and searched this Home Show for Carter, or Ty, or one of the HGTV Hotties, but alas all I found was Kate Gosselin from John and KAte Plus 8. Kate is great, but she is definitely no Carter Oesterhouse, lol.
I better get off here, I think the hubs is feeling slighted, lol. I hope all of you have a great week, I will be busy getting ready for the Luncheon I am hosting on my birthday for all the great women who have touched my life, (I will tell you more about that later)and for the Dinner that I am giving as a thank you to all the volunteers that work at our local food pantry, how do I get myself into this stuff? lol.