Tuesday, September 9, 2014

"Summer Lovin" Part 1



Summer for this Colorado family means a pilgrimage 
to
TEXAS!
This pilgrimage consists of family, fun and food.
Not always in that order.
FOOD
in
TEXAS
is 
CRAZY GOOD
I mean
CRAZY GOOD!
Even fast food is Good!
The first food stop is usually in Amarillo, Texas.
We have mapped out the nearest and newest
WHATABURGER!
If you have never had a Whataburger
then you are surely missing out.
SOOOOO YUMMY!



I have tried to reproduce the WHATABURGER
without success but I do have some Texas recipes that I have perfected
that hold me over until I can get me some Whataburger!


Texas Sausage and Cheese Crescents!
To DIE For!


Mama Colleen's Amazing Queso!
Go HERE


Granny's Icebox Cookies!
YUMMMMMM
Go HERE!


Horrible Photo
but it tastes soon good!
King Ranch Chicken Casserole
Go HERE!

More recipes HERE!
I'm so hungry!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Mamas Who Do The Right Thing



I have always been a firm believer in Karma. At minimal just do 
the right thing and good things will come back around to you.
I try to teach my kids to do the same.

So here is the deal……
I sold a book on Amazon.
When I went to ship the book, I flipped through it and saw that 
there were pencil marks on some of the pages.
I went back to look at my listing and saw that I listed the 
book's condition as NEW.  So obviously it wasn't new.
I erased almost all of the marks but  few remained.
I shipped the book to the new owner in TEXAS.
I also enclosed a note explaining my mistake in the description
and that I would happily refund them the money in full
if they wanted to look for another book.
I also included a $5 bill which brought the cost of the book down to
what  a book in "almost new" condition would cost.
Being that I am from Texas, I also added a note at the end that said,
Texans Take Care of Texans!
Several weeks later I received a letter in the mail from the customer who bought the book.
She and her mom wanted to thank me for my honesty.
Honesty? I had just done the right thing!
They went on to say that it was rare to find this honesty and that
in gratitude they were gifting me with a $25 WalMart gift card!
How beautiful is that?
All I had done was
THE RIGHT THING
and
I had been rewarded Ten Fold 
AMAZING
SO
What's a Mama to do?
I sent the gift card to school to donate to the orphanage my daughter 
serves at in the summer. I then sent a message to Brittany and her Mama
letting them know
I Was Paying It Forward
So I challenge you to do the same.
Every single deed, big or small contributes
to making the world a better place.
oh
and 
one
more 
thing
At the bottom of the letter she wrote,
TEXANS TAKE CARE OF TEXANS
You Gotta LOVE it!




Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Here Comes Peter Cottontail!


Pulling these Sugar Eggs out of the closet!

I made these over 15 years ago!
NO ANTS!!
Yippee!

New post coming very soon!
Go HERE 
to
HOP
to 
EASTER
PAST

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Mama is Getting Pretty Tired of the COLD!


It is always about this time of year that I start yearning for 
COLOR!
I WANT IT
I REALLY WANT IT
I want to step out on my patio and see
FLOWERS!
PRETTY FLOWERS!
Mama will just have to be patient
as it is going to be a little while before that happens.
SIGH…..
I can just sit and stare at Baby Girl #1's
latest oil painting!
It has COLOR!
I miss watching her paint in the kitchen.
Just another thing I have to be patient about.
Wishing you a beautiful and colorful day!

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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Mama's Easy Crockpot Breakfast Casserole



Not the prettiest of photos but it taste so good!

Mama's Texas cousins came in town to see snow!
They drove all day and most of the night to get here.
I wanted to have a nice warm breakfast
to fill up them up before they headed
to the mountains to play.
I decided to try my usual breakfast casserole
BUT
in the crockpot instead of the oven.
Mama
was
nervous
But guess what? 
It worked like magic!
I fooled my cousins to thinking I was
up all morning cooking up a storm.
They awoke to the smell
of eggs and sausage.
The crockpot did all the work!
Mama
slept
in
So needless to say it was a big hit and I will
most definitely be making it again!

Crockpot Breakfast Casserole with an Italian Twist
8 -10 beaten eggs
10-12 slices of bread (cubed) any kind of bread may be used. (I like to use french bread)
3 Cups of whole milk
2 1/2 C mozzarella cheese (really any kind of cheese is fine)
1 lb. Italian sausage crumbled, cooked and drained
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper (more or less to taste)
fresh spinach and or sliced mushrooms can be added if desired. (no more than 1/2 C each)


Optional add-ins 
1/2 Cup Chopped onions
1/4 Cup JalapeƱos
1/2 Cup Bacon
1/2 Cup Chopped Cilantro

Directions
Grease the sides of the crock with butter. Make layers in the crockpot of bread, followed by sausage, followed by cheese, ending with a cheese layer. Beat eggs, milk, salt and pepper together. Pour over crockpot mixture, cover and turn on low. Cook for 8-12 hours. Put it on before you go to bed and wake up to the smell of an amazing breakfast. Serve with fresh fruit and you are done!



Here is another amazing breakfast idea for you! This can also be made ahead, frozen and reheated
when you need them! Everybody will ask you of this recipe!


Go HERE for the recipe!


Cousins!