Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Now I understand

I go to the dentist and my teeth hurt more every time. This is what's happening......
funny celebrity pictures - dentistry
see more Lol Celebs

Friday, November 11, 2011

Balloon Fiesta 2011

Just thought I'd share a few photos from the International Balloon Fiesta.
IMGP0006 - Copy

IMGP0004 - Copy

IMGP0008 - Copy






Monday, November 07, 2011

Nostalgia kitchen

Welcome to this episode of Nostalgia Kitchen.
The year was 1961. Women were just creeping out from the "stay-at-home" mindset. A whole new world of cooking was arriving. The family demanded good meals but the woman demanded more free time. It was time......
BHG Casserole cook book
You remember this, don't you. I don't, because I wasn't born yet. Ah well, we will soldier on. I was perusing this lovely tome, looking for something to make. Little did I know that the perfect recipe was lurking inside. The perfect blend of flavor, ease of preparation and just plain fun. It also sounded funny too.
Wiener Bean Pot recipe
Do you see that? People are going to REJOICE over this recipe. How can I miss?
I decided to do this one in the style of the great cooking blogs *coughPioneerWomancough* and so I know it will be well received by all.
First the ingredients,
pork and beans, onion soup mix, catsup (ketchup?), water, brown sugar, mustard and frankfurters. Does anyone say frankfurters any more?
ingredient wiener bean pot
First you turn on the oven so it can be heating while you are stirring up this delectable concoction. Make sure you have adult help. That is, if you aren't an adult already. Or if you're drinking and cooking. You know how it is. 350 degrees, a moderate oven. No radical ovens here.
turning on the oven weiner bean pot
Dump your 2 cans of pork and beans or baked beans or whatever you bought. (disclaimer: I don't know the beautiful bean recipe for Bush's Baked Beans. The dog won't talk)
beans, weiner bean pot
Now open the packet of onion soup mix carefully and just throw it in. Doesn't that look delish already?
onion soup mix weiner bean pot
1/3 cup catsup. I can't find my 1/3 cup measure so here's a little tip for you. Use the 1/2 cup measure and don't fill it up all the way. Live dangerously. That's my motto. My motto is also " It doesn't pay to be efficient" but that's another story.
ketchup weiner bean pot
Pour in the half cup of water. Note the beautiful glass two-cup measure. My pride and joy.
water weiner bean pot
Two tablespoons of brown sugar. They look like sugar eyes. I'm sure there's a song to go with that.
brown sugar weiner bean pot
One tablespoon of prepared mustard. Can't think of anything funny to say about that.
mustard weiner bean pot
And last but not least, the sliced frankfurters, hot dogs, weiners.
hot dogs weiner bean pot
Stir it up and pop it uncovered into the oven. But first, discover that the oven racks are too high and waste time getting the hot pads out to move the oven rack. But no worries.
stir it up weiner bean pot
Next notify your son that dinner will be ready in one short hour.
expression weiner bean pot
And don't forget to turn on the timer because I'm terrible at remembering to take things out of the oven. Note the retro stove as well.
set timer weiner bean pot
Then kick your feet back and find something else to do while you are waiting.
Eat a snack. 'Dessert First' is my motto. Or one of them.
break time weiner bean pot
No kitty, dinner is not done yet.
cat weiner bean pot
Do a little weaving with two kitty help. Hi Dusty and Fwuffie!
cats weiner bean pot

Yay it's done!
finished weiner bean pot

And look! There is indeed rejoicing. Ah cooking is so satisfying!
rejoice weiner bean pot

And actually, it wasn't bad at all once I stopped giggling over the title.
bowl weiner bean pot

Here's the recipe so you can try it yourself in your very own home.

Weiner Bean Pot
2 - 1 pound cans of pork and beans (4 cups)
1 envelope onion soup mix
1/3 cup catsup
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
1 pound frankfurters, sliced
Combine all ingredients in 2 quart casserole or bean pot. Bake uncovered in moderate oven (350 degrees) for one hour. Serves 6-8.

Easy to make, good tasting and very funny to say.
Well, that's all we have today from Nostalgia Kitchen.
Weiner Bean Pot to you too!

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Snowy day

Snow tires might have been good.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Where are they now?

What happened to the kittens? Did space aliens come and take them away? Are they purring on Alpha Centauri? Living on the holodeck?
That would be great!
Three are happily living at my parents where they are charged with keeping the mice away and two are still with me.
Getting their exercise, as you can see.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

No 70s feminists allowed

I saw this label on a bra at the thrift store the other day.

Friday, July 15, 2011

This is fwuffwie.

The kittens are starting to eat real food so it won't be long before we are giving them away.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

oh so cute

Here's two of the cuties. Or 'a pie full of cutie', as my son says.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Eyes open

Here is the biggest kitten. He's kind of a bully when fighting for something to eat.

Friday, June 24, 2011

The weekend is finally here

The cuteness factor just goes up and up when their eyes open.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Ah, cute kitten eyes. They are looking great.

Almost forgot

Must have kittens. You want one, right?

Monday, June 20, 2011

Up up up

Last Saturday we drove up and up and up the Rock Creek road until we got to the end. At the end there is a little trail that first goes down to the creek and then it goes up and up and up. We followed it for a bit but the altitude is a bit much for me. I'm trying to work my way up to the top of the mountain.

Kel found a snowbank and was able to throw a few snowballs.


Meow meow meow

Friday, June 17, 2011


The weekend is nearly here and I need about 10 weekends in a row. Ah well.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Day 8

Are you tired of pictures of blobs yet? Their eyes are starting to open so I'm hoping to get some better shots of them coming up soon. I've named them Dust, Goldie, Cotton, Marshmallow and Snow but I'm sure I will get overruled.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Day 7

The kittens are moving around a lot now. We watched two of them have a mini-fight over a place to drink. They were trying to push each other away. Very cute.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The girl cat

Alvin is a good mommy. The kittens are growing by leaps and bounds and seem clean and happy. A couple are starting to open their eyes and when I picked one up last night, he hissed at me.
But now that the kittens are growing up, Alvin feels like she can have her life back a bit and is starting to renew some of her own pursuits. The kittens sleep a little longer now and so I see her checking out birds through the window, or playing with water in the sink.
Life is good.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Almost a week old

I can't believe how much they've grown. Any day now they will open their eyes and devastate us with the cuteness.

Growing fast

I really need to take pictures during the day.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Day 3

I really need to figure out how to take better pictures, but I don't want to handle the kittens much at this point.