Tuesday, October 26, 2010
So I was glued to the TV when I watched my DVR recording of Oprah today - "America's Worst Cooks Get Rescued by Jessica Seinfield". What really hooked me was the lasagna that she made in the crock pot. Maybe because last night for dinner the farmer and I had a frozen lasagna...the Stouffer's kind that you just put in the oven and cook, pull the plastic cover off, and serve. Easy peasy. The farmer made the comment afterwards, "nothing like a good ol' frozen lasagna" to which I replied "next time I'll make it homemade" and then he ever so kindly reminded me that the last time I made homemade lasagna it was pretty much a disaster with a capital D.
I was back and forth doing laundry and watching so I didn't pay as close of attention to the rest of the show, but I have it saved on DVR to get some more cooking tips. I saw her first episode on Oprah, but wasn't too interested in her cookbook because it was more focused on children and pureeing food and as it is that I do not have children I didn't think I'd really benefit, but I think I'll try this one. I may ask for it for my birthday - surely I can wait twelve days. Don't think I will be making a trip to a bookstore between now and then.
A funny about the show - Oprah had viewers send in videos convincing Oprah's staff that they were the worst cooks in America. I was relating to several of them and then one was just a little much. The woman uses her oven for storage! She had all kinds of crap stuffed in her oven. And even better? Her crock pot lived on top of her refrigerator and in her crock pot? Hair products! Poor woman.
Speaking of cooking, Pioneer Woman had a recipe for scalloped sweet potatoes on the Tasty Kitchen blog. I'm not a big sweet potato eater, well, unless they have lots of butter and cinnamon on them, but these seem pretty tasty.
I also have a few dip recipes I'm going to share soon. They are YUM-O.
Doesn't all this food just make you want to eat? Too bad it's going to make me gain a few pounds. Good thing I walked/ran 2 miles tonight.
Now if I can just stay motivated. You can eat all that crap if you exercise right???? :)
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Two weekends ago, on October 2, we had the last Kelly cousin wedding. The farmer's cousin got married and all the farmer could think about was how he had to give a best man speech - one of his fears - at the top of a 30 story building standing against huge windows - another fear. Fortunately, he survived.
In case you haven't realized yet - maybe you are new to my blog - I am a farm widow, which basically means the majority of my year I lose my husband to the farm. Well, so does this lovely lady and thank goodness her and Chad moved back to Carlisle...so he could farm again....it's made my life a little easier. She has officially become part of the "talk on the phone daily" list.
The farmer and I.
Sidenote: How can you look totally different in two pictures taken within 10 minutes of each other. Beyond me. I prefer the Whitney above.
This precious little thing has made the farmer and I an aunt and uncle. We love him. He has been here for two weeks since the wedding and we miss him since he left this week.
The little man's grandpa, aka, my father-in-law. Doesn't he look like a little man?? Michael, not grandpa.
My sister-in-law and her cute family.
Our other half. Chad and Brea.
We found our last night they are expecting baby number two!
(See sidenote about pregnant friends at end of post)
It's a rare occurence to see a picture of the farmer and I on the blog this time of year because well, it's farming season and there are no outings for us two normally that is picture worthy. Two pictures in one post in October. This must be a record! Definitely hating the stray hair.
Love her. Brea and I at the wedding. There is that stray hair again.
Ash and me.
The in-laws. Such a cute family.
You can spot mom behind Jerry's head. That's the closest thing to a picture of her I could get. She stays away from the camera. Dad on the other hand...well, he loves you taking pictures of him.
My second in-laws. The Bennetts.
Kellys+Bennetts = Griswalds.
Jerry & Janet are best friends with Billy & LaQuita.
Matt & Whitney are best friends with Chad & Brea.
Will our kids continue the tradition????
And, oh my. Is he just not the most precious blonde you've ever seen?
The farmer's cousin makes beautiful children.
I'm not sure I've ever typed captions for every single picture. Makes me sound so chatty.
And the sidenote I mentioned above:
I felt like you should be aware of my pregnancy calendar I have started. I will be in full baby mode from March 4 - May 10.
March 4 - Amy
Another fab five babe!
March 27 - Jill
Classroom next door neighbor is having her second.
April 20 - Kristin
Kristin and Steven are responsible for the farmer and I.
We met at their wedding.
April 26 - Katie
Another fab five babe!
May 10 - Brea
Last, but not least!
I'm just tired thinking about it.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Like I said in my last post, I loooove fall! Here's a sneak peek into the fall happiness at the Kellys house :)
I went to a pumpkin patch yesterday morning and got a few pumpkins because the outside of my house just wasn't looking fallish yet. I got them all loaded in the car and one of my friends working the patch convinced me to get a hay bale and I'm sooo happy! I love the hay bale on the front porch.
It's hard to believe that fall is here and Halloween and Thanksgiving are right around the corner.
Oh, and my birthday! But that's not important is it? :)