Sunday, March 16, 2008

Sunday Morning

Well, here I am on sunday morning as the kids watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on the Disney Channel. I dont know how often I will post, but i like this a lot better than a journal. I don't really have a set plan on what i want to write...i just ramble.

Today my fence is being built/started. 6ft cedar privacy fencing. I will be so thankful when it is completed because then I can let the dog out. The poor thing is so miserable, yesterday he ran off when one of the kids left the door open. He hates being cooped inside. Every time he saw me coming for him, he ran off again. But he his back now. We should be getting a shed too, and I can't wait for that...i have too many boxes sitting around here that don't need to be in the house! Did I mention I hate unpacking? i am still in my pajamas at almost 9:30am. Tomorrow I have to go back to Shelton to finish up the house...i need to vacuum and get the last few things out. I also have to do a run to the dump. It is amazing how much crap you accumulate over 2.5 years in one place! Stuff you didn't even know existed. I think we're closing the end of this week or early next. It is bitter sweet...yes, we're getting rid of this huge albatross, but we're renting. At least though the other place doesn't feel like home anymore.

Larina mentioned she likes making chicken stock. I like making chicken soup from scratch. Each batch turns out differently, and i like to change things up once in awhile. It's a big hit here. I always do it after I roast a chicken, and just boil the snot out of it to get the meat off the bones. lol. Another hit here is tator tot casserole..easy and it cooks right in the crock pot!

Fry up a pound of hamburger with a chopped onion,
once this is done cooking, place in the bottom
of the crock pot.

On top of the hamburger, layer a can or two of cream
of chicken soup, and spread it out as much as possible.

On top of the cream of chicken soup (or mushroom, whatever
you want), spread out the contents of a can of corn (drained).

Then on top of the corn, sprinkle tator tots till you have a nice
thick layer. I find that about a pound and a half works well.
Cook on high for about 2 hours or so, or until the tator tots get
nice and crispy around the edge of the crock pot.

And you're done! We had that for dinner last night.


Danna said...

Hi Joanna! I also didn't know that you had a blog! Can't wait to hear more from you about you and your family!

(I have a blog too but it's "private" (long story) if you'd like me to add you just send me a message thru facebook and I'll be sure to add you...again this is if you want to.)

KrustyTheCat said...

Thanks Danna! I actually started it in september 06, and then my computer kicked the bucket. We decided not to buy one, and now we just got one again. Then I saw Larina's blog, so i thought i would ressurect mine. I actually like doing it, but not sure if I'll put as much effort as Larina ;o)

Rina Larina said...

That tater tot casserole sounds kinda good - I am pretty sure Mat likes tater tots...what's not to like?? Mmm crispy potato nuggets.

Glad to hear you are almost done with the Shelton house - must be sort of a relief to be done with it, even though it is sorta sad at the same time.