Friday, February 13, 2009

Feburary Drawing giveaway for a Happy Valentines Day

Good morning everyone, here is a Drawing to win that little hand bag that I just finished crocheting. Cast your name and email address into the Valentine and win the little crochet hand bag .

The drawing will be held February the 25 and the winner will be notified February the 27 at that time I will need the winners mailing address so be sure to add your email so I can contact you the winner.

Send you name and email address to

Have some fun and toss in your name to win this crochet hand bag. Crochet from 2 types of bulky yarn with a 10 crochet hook. After the winner is chosen I will send the hand bag out priority mail and I will contact the winner to make sure the package arrived.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Meat Loaf Pie

Good morning to everyone;
Yes it is still cold on the Oregon coast but we will warm up a little bit later on today. Anyway last night I came up with this idea on what to do with hamburger and now I thought I would share it with you.
I call this meat loaf pie:
I used 2 pounds of ground round, as I have a teen boy. But you can use more or less
Mix the meat in a large bowl adding chopped onion, 1 small can of tomato soup, small can of mushrooms, seasoning salt, 2 eggs, 2-3 cups of Italian crushed bread crumbs or your choice of either oat meal, crushed crackers, other kinds of seasoned bread crumbs.
Add a little water and mix all together.
Add to to a large frying pan, pie pan if doing a smaller amount, kind of pat and make the meat form all together.
Now for the second part:
boil up some small red potatoes or potatoes that you like, another way can be to use instant potatoes especially the kind of instant potatoes that now come in the individual packets make by Idaho potatoes, those packets come in many varieties.
Make up the potatoes as you would normally and then top on top of the meat in your frying pan or pie pan. Smooth the potatoes all over the top covering the meat completely.
Bake in an oven 350 until done and until the potatoes turn a golden brown and look crispy at the edges. I would like to mention be sure to use a very lean ground beef when doing this as not to have all that grease.
One other thing you could do also is add a bit of your favorite shredded cheese at the last seconds before done and have melted cheese on those potatoes make this even more yummy.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Crazy Old Man Winter is Coming through Again

Well this morning had to be another wild winter day, freezing rain, black ice, snow and now some sunshine. The day started off pretty interesting as it was a very cool 25 at the house and it had rained last night so the deck was extremely dangerous for walking on. The next fun thing was trying to deice the doors on my pickup to take my son to his early morning class. The doors were quite frozen shut do to the cold and rain. Yup the roads had plenty of black ice and my driving was inching like a turtle or so my son called it. Actually the truck did quite well but the fat tires and the 4 wheel drive helped a little.
After I arrived we discovered school had a 2 hour delay so back we headed, when we got home my daughter came rushing to the door and let us know school was out for the entire day! HOORAY....
As we arrived home it began snowing hard and staying cold brr......
So through out the day it snowed, it rained and rained more and my hubby had to come home because roads were to icy for the Mule train log truck and the logging roads were becoming dangerous with 4 inches of snow developing.
So tonight high winds are expected with snow and cold, but at this very second the sun is shining as I write this at 4:30 Pacific time.
So my entire day was a day of getting nothing done the laundry pile stayed the same the dishes are still in the sink and it actually looks like a hurricane went through my home at the end of this day. Now it is time for me to head off to my online class maybe tomorrow I get lots done, but more snow is expected and the cold is still here but I can imagine getting lots done now can't I dream about a nice clean house, so I will dream