Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Roast Beef & Provolone Subs

1 can French Onion Soup
2 T worcestershire sauce
1 lb thinly sliced deli roast beef
4 sub buns
4 slices provolone cheese
1/2 c drained mild banana peppers.

Heat oven to 400 degrees.

In a saucepan, heat soup, worcestershire sauce and roast beef until heated through.

Divide beef between buns, top with cheese and banana peppers.

Bake on cookie sheet in oven until cheese is melted and buns are starting to toast.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Being Lazy

Obviously, not getting a lot done.. including posting here. How was there ever time to go to work?? It seems like we are constantly busy but there is still so very much to do.

Laura sent me this picture-she and her friend Tiffany were off looking at wedding dresses. Isn't she beautiful?? I hope Geoff realizes how lucky he is-

Last weekend was the local Harvest Moon Festival. I always enjoy going-have a chance to see some old friends and eat my yearly deep fried Twinkie. This year, Bill went also and splurged with me. Don't think he loves the craft shows, but he definitely doesn't mind going with me either.

Harvest Moon Festival is sort of special. A few years ago, when I was still doing craft shows, won "Best Of Show". Craft shows are a ton of work, but also a lot of fun!

Sunday, September 19, 2010


15 to 19 oz. can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
1 or more cloves of garlic, quartered
2 Tbs. of lemon juice (juice of one large lemon)
1/4 tsp. salt (to taste)
1/4 tsp. black pepper (to taste)
1/4 cup tahini (sesame paste)
1/4 cup boiling water
Pita bread

In a blender, combine the chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth. Add the tahini and boiling water. Chill, if desired. Serve, drizzled with olive oil.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Baktus Scarf Finished

I finished my Baktus Scarf last night. Used Sz 7 needles with Noro Kureyon Sock yarn in colorway S150. I HATE this yarn!!! Had started knitting a pair of socks with it several months ago... only to rip them out. Don't know what I was thinking when I decided to use it. It wraps up on itself.. has LOTS of knots... and the uneven spin made for an uneven edge to the scarf. Geez, I have another skein of this stuff!

As for the scarf, I do like the simple, mindless pattern for knitting on the go or when watching TV. Will make another, but not with this yarn!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Forever Young

I was trying to find Dylan's version of this... but couldn't find one. Even this commercial is cool though, the way the generations come together.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Spicy Orange Beef With Broccoli

1 1/4 pounds beef chuck steak
1/2 cup sesame oil
1/4 cup cornstarch
3/4 cup orange marmalade
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 teaspoon ginger
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 cup orange juice
1 head broccoli, cut the flowerets into small pieces, discard stems.
Cooked rice

Cook the white rice according to package directions.

Thinly slice the chuck steak, about 1/8" thick, across the grain. Cut the slices into 3-inch long strips.

Heat the oil in large skillet over high heat. Toss the beef in the cornstarch and fry the beef in 2 batches in the hot oil, turning once, until crispy and golden, about 2 minutes on each side. Remove the beef from the pan and set aside on paper towel lined plate. Carefully drain the oil from the skillet.

In a medium bowl add the marmalade, garlic, vinegar, ginger, soy sauce and orange juice and whisk until well combined. Add to the skillet, over high heat, and cook for 1 minutes. Stir in the broccoli. Cook the broccoli until slightly tender and the sauce is thick, about 2 minutes. Stir in the beef, then transfer to a serving platter. Serve immediately with the white rice.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Labor Day Weekend News

What a nice weekend! We didn't go away but Jason and Lucas (and Kitty) came home for a visit. Well they sort of came home to visit. Bill, Jason and Lucas went on a road trip Saturday to look at a truck Jason wanted to buy-he did... then they got things ready for Big Dogs next weekend. It will be quiet but I will get a lot done.

Although Laura didn't come home, she certainly had some exciting news. It is definitely time for her to be happy!!

Geoff is deploying soon, so I assume the "big day" won't happen until he comes home. Maybe in WV??????

All will be rather quiet here. We have, sort of, adopted some feral kitties. They were born under our shed and are still hanging out there. Maybe they are there because we felt bad and decided to feed them. They are just so durn cute... Let me introduce you to three of the kittens... Momma and one kitty seem to be a bit more timid than these...