Archive for November, 2009

$1 grocery store finds

So, I have this rule, if there’s meat on sale for $1 a pound, I buy 10 lbs. Usually it’s chicken. Sometimes it’s pork. This week, if was pork ribs, usually running $1.78 a lb. So needless to say I was excited, I’ve never cooked them before, and wondered….hmmm…what can’t the crockpot do? So I got home and got busy. I ended up deciding to make BBQ ribs.

Do you know how easy it is to make your own BBQ sauce? So, in a pan I dumped 1/2 c of apple cider vinegar, 1c or ketchup, and 1c of water. Then I added Worcestershire sauce, some garlic, some salt and pepper, a dash of celery salt, a dash of cumin, and a dash of cayenne. I just put enough of stuff in to make it taste yummy….oh yeah, and 1/4 of an onion diced. I’m not one for going by recipes, so, I honestly have no idea how much of what I put in, except the first three for a basis of flavor. Then all I had to do, was put 2.5 lbs of the ribs in the crock pot, dump the BBQ sauce over it, and set it to cook on low for 8 hours. OMG SOOO GOOD!! I ended up making green beans with sausage (woulda been bacon, but Jason took the last bit and I didn’t know), and cheesey garlic rolls. I’m gonna have to say, I absolutely LOVE experimenting, and I’m sure one day it’ll bite me in the butt, but until then, boy am I having fun, and my family sure is happy. 🙂


H1N1 oh my!

So yeah….we were just told my MiL was diagnosed with swine flu. Decker got sick right after we saw them last. I checked the symptoms and such….most likely WE ALL HAVE THE PIG FLU!! So yeah….most mild retarded flu I’ve ever had. Seriously. The worst part is the sore throat…and that’s not even too bad….no throwing up or anything. So, yeah, this is underwhelming. But here’s a fun pic anyways!!


Ok, I finally got to the Halloween pics, then realized, I forgot to take pics of the kids coming back home! oh well, at least I’m getting better overall at taking pictures!

Finally! something new!

So Last Friday we went out and saw Alysa march, it was a ton of fun and the kids really liked it. I didn’t manage to get a pic of Alysa 😦 we even waited and she never came back to the stands 😦 Didn’t get a picture of me either lol but so it goes 🙂
Alysa March


So we did so many things this weekend it’s gonna take me a few days to make all the pages! So, at least this week I’ve got something to put up 🙂 Between watching Alysa at a football game, to Halloween, to bunk beds….I’ll be busy.