PINK PAINTED LADY~"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass~it's about learning to dance in the rain"
PINK PAINTED LADY~
"I can do all things through Christ,who strengthens me"
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Blogging and other stuff
I really enjoy blogging and there are so many interesting blogs out there to read,you can get lost in them. Some are very specific such as parenting,cooking,decorating,homeschooling,gardening,etc etc etc! I guess my blog is having an identity crisis.I don't really know all the "BLOG ETIQUETTE" but I generally blog about what's going on in my life at that time.It could be about my kids,a recipe,something that inspired me,my home. I don't feel the need to be"blog specific". There are so many things going on in my life that there is no way I could only write about one topic every time. I also don't blog ever single day,I just don't have time.There are many days I have the intention to but just don't get around to it. Some people seem to dislike music on the blogs,hmmm I like it.I visit certain blogs at times just to listen to it while I'm working around the house.
I read many various blogs on any given day and some I enjoy and some I do not.There are many wonderful and creative women out there and I'm almost always inspired by a photo or a sentiment.I rarely leave comments but I should. (another blog rule I break)There are also blogs I've read that tend to be very sarcastic and negative.I try to stay away from those and really wonder why you would take the time to put so much energy into writing something that might bring others down. Anyway I want my blog to reflect me and who I am and also what makes me feel good (or bad) I hope someone who might be reading will get a chuckle or be inspired by something I've written or by sharing some small part of my sometimes crazy life. Isn't that what blogging is really about?
So anyway....I have this wonderful recipe that I found on www.allrecipes.com for "Amish Meatloaf".(I tweaked it a tiny bit) I made it last night and it was a switch from the same ol recipe that I always make.I really liked it and even hubby ate the leftovers before he went to bed.(not the smartest choice but whatever,lol)
Here it is,it's a bit sweet but really flavorful.It would be great with some sort of cheesy potatoes.
2 lbs ground chuck 2 eggs 2 Cups crushed butter flavor crackers 1/2 c ketchup 2 TBSP brown sugar 2 TBSP grated onion(I love onion but if the kids actually SEE one they won't eat it!!) dash of seasoned salt and pepper 3 tBSP dried herb stuffing mix (my little trick that I use when making meat loaf,it adds so much flavor and makes it super moist,no one even knows it's in there)
topping~1 Cup Ketchup 2 TBSP mustard dash of apple cider vinegar 1 tsp brown sugar pinch of allspice
Combine all ingredients and bake at 375 for about an hour.I put 1/2 the topping on prior to cooking and the other 1/2 about 20 minutes before it was done. YUM!!!
I have an upper respiratory infection and so here I sit in the dead of summer drinking hot tea and eating chicken soup.I hate that! I always get sick this time of year.
I have so much to do today and the kids STILL need to be registered for school.I always drag my feet on that but I need to get moving. It's only 20 days till school starts!!! Where did July even go!!!???
I'm a stay at home Christian mom of 7 kids ranging in age from 19 down to 6. I am truly a country girl at heart and hope to someday move to a small farm out in nowhere :) I love my family and my husband,I love to cook and try new recipes~mostly down home style food I ate growing up.
If you want a glimpse of Southern life,Come close and walk with me;I'll tell you all the simple things,That you are sure to see.You'll see mockingbirds and bumblebees,Magnolia blossoms and dogwood trees;
Caterpillars on the step,Wooden porches cleanly swept;Watermelons on the vine, Strong majestic Georgia pines Rocking chairs and front yard swingsJunebugs flying on a stringTurnip greens and hotcornbread,Coleslaw and barbecueFried okra, fried corn,fried green tomatoes,Fried pies and pickles too.
There's ice cold tea that 's syrupy sweet,And cool, green grass beneath your feet;Catfish nipping in the lake,And fresh young boys on the make.You'll see all these thingsAnd much, much more,In a way of life, that I adore.
Copyright 2008 Patricia Neely-Dorsey
When you've lost everything else, that's when you find yourself.
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