Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Remember When Wednesday...take 7

In October 2004, Stephen and Virgil took me on a birthday trip to the East Texas town of Jefferson. We did lots of lovely things on that trip. All geared to my liking. A boat tour of Caddo Lake, looking at old houses, thrift and antique store shopping. They often spoil me!:)

One of our stops was an old "gift" type store with an old fashioned soda fountain.  They also had ice cream by the scoop. What almost 7 year old boy could resist rainbow ice cream?

I sneaked some photos of him enjoying his cone...

 He was pretty intent...

Oops! He caught me! 

 His mischievous smile!

{ah, some of these looks back squeeze a momma's heart}

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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Little Cousin, Big Cousin

May 2012

July 2012

Thursday, July 19, 2012

A healthy little snack

Don't you just love a good snack? I do. And if it's healthyish to boot, all the better!

This particular snack takes advantage of some local honey we are priveledged to have access to. This stuff is good. Seriously good. If I weren't lazy minded at the moment I'd think of a better adjective for it, but "Yum!" pretty much sums it up!

Here ya go:
2 sheets Low Fat Honey Grahams
1 TBS Almond Butter
1 teas honey
1/3 banana

Spread almond butter over the grahams, drizzle with the honey, add sliced banana on top and you get an energizing, 280 (1/2 the snack is really plenty if you are looking for lower calories!)  calorie snack that sticks with  you for a bit. And, satisfies your sweet tooth!

I enjoy a cup of coffee with mine!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Naked Egg

Stephen and I decided to do the naked egg experiment. We'd heard of it, but want to touch it for ourselves!

 We gathered vinegar, a cup and an egg

Stephen put the egg in the cup and then just covered it with vinegar. The egg floated a bit.

After 24 hours, we took it out and much of the shell had dissolved.  Stephen rubbed it a bit and got most of the shell off. There were still bits and pieces, so we got fresh vinegar and soaked the egg for another 24 hours.

Then we had a truly naked egg! 

Next, we bounced it! Yes, it bounces! We dropped it from app 2, 4 and 6 inches.  The 6 inch drop did the poor egg in. Ker - SPLatttt!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Remember When Wednesday...take 6

In 6 short weeks Stephen will officially be a Freshman in High School! Impossibly true. So, for this edition of Remember When Wednesday, I decided to look back at his 8th grade year:

What are you remembering today? Link up! :)

Saturday, July 7, 2012

A Steak Sandwich Tradition

At 17 I fell in love. He was tall and smart, with twinkling blue eyes and I melted when he held my hands in his.

We were together as much as possible. We loved doing things together and for each other.

One summer evening, my love decided to cook supper for me.

I was completely charmed! {grins}

I was sure he was not only a genius, but would also make an amazing chef someday.

The meal he made me 22 years ago is now a favorite around our house!

I later found out, this meal was originally created by my dear FIL. But, I still think of it as "ours."
And we are continuing the tradition...

I wonder who he will cook these for someday?

Family Date Night Steak Sandwiches

[in our house these must be served with Puff Cheetos on the side because that is how my love served them to me!]

Hoagie Rolls
Cube Steak
Red and Green Bell Peppers, cut in strips
Sweet Onions, cut into rings or strips
sliced mushrooms
Fresh tomatoes, sliced
Mozzarella Cheese
Black Olives, sliced
Mayo (Olive Oil Reduced Fat Mayo is my Favorite!)
Zesty Italian Dressing
Olive Oil and seasoning for Hoagies

Prep all your veggies.
Cook cube steak in grill pan.
Saute veggies in a little butter.

To a 1/4 cup of olive oil add some seasonings: We use salt, pepper, garlic poweder, herbes de provance.
Mix together and brush onto your sliced open hoagies.
Bake in 450 oven for about 5-7 minutes and then turn on broiler and toast. Watch so you don't burn them!

How to build:

Toasted Hoagie
Cube Steak
sliced tomatoes
Sauteed peppers, onions, and mushrooms
Mozzarella Cheese
black olives
Drizzle on the Zesty Italian dressing

Nom Down!  Messy, lovely and YUMMY!

Don't forget the Puff Cheetos! :)

I'm linking up with Becky at Feed My Family Fridays (eventhough it is now after midnight, le sigh)