Wednesday, March 16, 2022

What about some chamomile?

Just a note... What have you been doing in March for fun?  Do you remember fun?  

Today was spent with laundry and cleaning... actually kinda fun. I watched an old movie tonight called Margin Call... loaded with stars: Jeremy Irons, Kevin Spacey, Demi Moore, Simon Baker... the topic was the 2008 stock market crisis... so yeah... not exactly riveting except it kinda was... those guys can act! 
It's 2 a.m. and nobody in this house is sleepy... I hear Callie crunching some kibble... My feet feel dry! Lol... I'm still wearing that heart monitor until the 27th.... 30 days of sticky wires and yuckiness... my back itches... I keep thinking of things to look up on my phone... oh me.... wouldn't it be fun to have chocolate? I wonder if that old ground hog will wander into the trap the Conservation guy set? Is that noise from the highway really loud tonight or what? What could I do to get sleepy? I think I'm getting a leg cramp. Does anyone else have ants this early? Wonder why cat food went up 5 dollars? ... and so it goes... goodnight!

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Hot and Cold Compresses

Nobody here is hurt! The compresses are for the land. We switch between snow and 6 degree temps to balmy 72 degree days in a matter of hours. March is like that. I kind of love it! We have made the transition to Daylight Savings time... rather an easy one this year. I won't grump like I usually do... yay! You've been spared. 

I made beefy enchiladas today. I was beginning to think my MOJO to cook was gone for good. I used low carb tortillas, but I did use refried beans so... there were carbs involved!

De la casa de Señor Alvarez: Beef and Bean Enchiladas

1 1/2 # hamburger (browned and drained)
1 can fire roasted tomatoes
1/3 to 1/2 small can Chipotle peppers in Adobe sauce, (minced very thin) opt.
...or use 1 - 2 t. Cumin. I like spices better than than peppers!
1 regular can refried beans
1 16-oz. bag cheddar shredded cheese
1 can enchilada sauce

Mix  tomatoes, peppers, and beans. 
Use a small amount of  that spread on each tortilla. I used about a quarter cup. Add a couple Tbsp. Hamburger and a small amount of cheese and fold into a  roll. I don't tuck the ends; and place seam down in a sprayed 7" x 11" pan... I think it will do a 9" x 13" best because I had 6 rolls  today and 4 to bake for later. I like to use my small convection oven...[because I store pans in my real oven... full disclosure!] Pour sauce over top and Sprinkle with cheese. I'm pretty generous with cheese... bake at 350° for 45 to 50 minutes. I covered with foil for 35 min. and took it off for last 25 min. ... if you don't like it hot at all, sub in 2 t.. cumin and leave out Chipotle.

I made all this in my Irish Belleek casserole dish... multicultural, I guess. 

This takes me back to fixing for a party at my university Spanish professor's house in 1974... we took grapefruits and stuck colored toothpicks in like little space monsters. Each toothpick had green or black olives or tiny squares of cheese... Señora Alvarez was so gracious and happy... She seemed quite old but... probably she was my age now! Lol... 

These large book marks with mint tea were my St. Patrick's Day greetings... Had fun with them... 

Have an awesome week... 

Tuesday, March 8, 2022


March winds are really gorgeous today. I guess we have a Winter storm watch for tomorrow night though.  As you l know, I'm not much of a complainer about weather.  I mean... it just is what it is, huh?  I have a friend in Australia who is all stoked about Autumn! Now that would be a real kicker to have associated March and April with Fall... 

A cartoon rendition of Meadow Lane. Pretty cool... 

I've been working on some greetings for St. Patrick's Day... Then I have a couple journals to do... and Easter... 

My dad's mother,  Ma... crocheting by Lake of the Ozarks.... 

Pizza and salad tonight!  Looking forward to that!  We're trying to find something good to watch.  Right now it's just hit and miss... 

Have a fun week. 

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Lamb and Lion.. really?

Wow! Where did January go? And February? 
I have been busy and really can't identify my absence.... just awol, I guess!
The days melt into each other a little.  We're having what looks to be an early Spring... Everyone is really happy about that. 
 I have been cutting and gluing on this and that... junk Journaling and making cards...
One of my Valentine cards mailed 2/3/1922 arrived in Florida yesterday. Lol... update: I believe I mean 2022! Wow! Thank you to Jenny for waking me up!
I'll be back soon! Enjoy your week!