Saturday, November 26, 2011

The clone trooper invasion

At the 2011 Chuy's Christmas Parade

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Secrets to a Perfectly Moist Meatloaf

I'm making meatloaf for the kids for the first time tonight. As usual, I'm winging it for the recipe but I thought that I'd confirm what I felt should be the appropriate cooking time and temp. I was right.

The Secrets to a Perfectly Moist Meatloaf

My recipe is based on the meatloaf that my mom used to make when I was a kid and the meatloaf that they serve at Shady Grove restaurant here in Austin. I'm using 1 lb ground beef and 1 lb ground pork, 1/2 lb cooked penne pasta, 1/2 lb cooked peas, diced carrots, and corn, 1/4 cup medium salsa, a LOT of freshly ground sea salt mix (it tastes JUST like Lawry's Salt which was my old standby for meat seasoning), some fresh ground pepper, and 2 TBS of minced garlic. No bread crumbs (that's what the pasta's for) and no egg. When it's time to serve it I'll pour some queso on top of each slice.

I think they'll like it!

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Sitting in the theater waiting for Breaking Dawn to start at midnight.

KLOVE's encouraging word of the day

Today's Encouraging Word - Don't just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Romans 12:9 NLT

Friday, November 11, 2011

Disappointing Pho!

Took Giselle to the local Vietnamese restaurant and now eating some very mediocre pho! They use fake crab instead of "real" fish balls even. But the pork spring roll was good.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Gabrielle Swank - The Journey Continues

If you have a daughter who you are considering having vaccinated with Gardasil, please watch these two videos first and then rethink your decision.

and then the one below

Thank you, and pray for strength for those suffering from the adverse reactions.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Homeschool Field Trip

Texas State Cemetery! It's really pretty cool!

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Upwards Soccer Closing Ceremony

All done for another year. Thanks Coach Marty for another awesome year!!!!

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

The finished product!

I think the neighbors will be quite pleased with this!

Work in Progress

Painting 101 - Today's lesson is Murals