Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Huevos Rancheros 1,2,12 overnight casserole

Here goes another overnight breakfast casserole!

You need:
One baking dish...I'm lazy and use disposable
1 dozen eggs
1 dozen corn tortillas
1 cup milk 
1 can beans (refried, black, pinto, choose)
2 cups salsa
2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese

You are gonna layer like you do lasagna.
1st layer- 1 cup salsa
2nd layer- 6 corn tortillas
3rd layer - 1 can beans ( drained if needed)
4th layer- 1 cup cheese
Pour in eggs scrambled with milk
5th layer- 6 corn tortillas
6th layer- 1 cup salsa
7th layer- 1 cup cheese
Kinda mush it into the egg, so that the tortillas get covered.

Make the night before, and leave it in your fridge. When you wake up, pop it in a cold oven, then turn it on to 375 F for about 45 min.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

My new toy!

I'm so very excited. My sweet hubby bought me an adult trike! We got a super duper good deal! I thought it would take me months to be able to ride it. My core balance still needs work. However, not only was I able to sit on the thing without my feet on the ground...I rode it about 3/4 of a mile total down our dirt road and back! It felt so wonderful to be almost at standing height, with a breeze blowing against my face. I haven't felt that in 3 years!

This is not a good pic of me, I look rather like a blob...and I was so happy I didn't care...but here I am at the end of a very long day, riding a bike!

My car crew!

I love that my "big boy" is teaching my girls and boy to change oil. It sure does save us a lot of money. The three worked on my car the other day.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Corn Puppy Muffins

Lunchtime is a big stinkin' deal around here, so I try not to do the same old thing everyday.

Today's lunch got gobbled up in all of 10 min, probably less.

I saw a picture of this idea online, but the recipe is mine. I'm very into "cheating" in the kitchen since I became handicapped and things take 3 times as long to do now that my body is what it is.

I mixed up two boxes of Jiffy Cornbread mix according to package direction. To the mix, I added a can of creamed corn. 

I had one twin cut a pack of hotdogs into fourths....math lesson!

After I filled greased muffin papers with cornbread mix, she poked one hot dog piece into each muffin tin.

They baked for about 20 min at 400F.

It took longer to bake than it did before they were gone!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Synchronized bounce pass

Today was to beautiful to stay inside. We played "family synchronized bounce pass". Each of us had a ball. I counted to three and we all bounce passed the ball we were holding clockwise. It was a time of giggles and silly fun trying to synchronize it. I was taking the pic...but I was there .  ;) I even played from my wheelchair too!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Rather useless day

We have had the rare storm front park over us. I had forgotten about the headaches I'd get in Fl in the summers when storms rolled through hourly every evening. It was close to debilitating. I can't even take Motrin anymore. This stinks. I'm in bed useless for the day. I have a cooking idea...maybe tomorrow. Maybe it will get better this evening. Let us hope!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

#1 Breakfast Casserole

It is not #1 because I think it is the best (but I do). It is #1 because all the measurements are ones:

1 loaf your fav bread, crusts trimmed
1 carton eggs.... You choose 12 or 18, it doesn't matter
1 cup milk
1 package sausage, browned
1 small (the 2 cup one) bag shredded cheese
Baking spray

**you make this up either in the morning and let it set for "breakfast for dinner", or the night before a big breakfast feast :)

Spray you baking dish...I use disposable ones from SAMs because I'm lazy.
Crack your eggs. Mix them with the milk and set aside.
Assemble lasagna layer bread, one layer sausage crumbles, one layer cheese, half the egg mixture, repeat.

Let sit about 4 hours in fridge.

Bake at 375 for about 45 min, or until it gets all poofy and browned on top.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Midnight Fishing

We have passed Summer Solstice (the longest "day" of the year), and are back to loosing 7 min of light a day here in interior Alaska. It still doesn't get dark, but it is "duskier"  (if that is a word).

My husband and daughter got to take a midnight fishing trip together. I thought you'd enjoy pictures. They even took a "selfie".
 Yes, that is our "night" right now.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

The little things

I find joy in the little things now. Sometimes the smallest things bring me joy.

Fred Meyers can had a coupon for open stock glassware. I love soup. Today is a yucky, cold, rainy, smoky, eat soup kind of day. This bowl has a handle on it, so I can microwave soup and take it out myself one handed. 

So today, I find joy in a $4 soup bowl with a handle that allows me to heat and move soup on my own. I didn't have to ask my daughters for help.

Monday, June 29, 2015


The parents did not partake....
The "beach in Interior Alaska"
They came out after 30 min with chattering teeth and one red nose ;)