Last week I was talking with our cabinet designer about where I might find some ornamental scroll work for the small island in the kitchen. He sent me to Hobby Lobby and Michael's. I waltzed into Hobby Lobby and they were fresh out. Then I scurried to the other side of town to Michael's and the ones they had were too small. I was so disappointed and felt like I had wasted an hour of my precious time. But, I later found what I was looking for online at Home Depot. ~I should have internet shopped first ~
2. Peter Rabbit, Bugs Bunny, The Energizer Bunny, The Easter Bunny, Rabbit (Pooh's friend), White Rabbit (of Wonderland fame), or the Trix Rabbit...which of these 'famous' rabbits can you best relate to right now?
Definitely the Energizer Bunny! For the last several months I have been balancing a full plate of house building, overseer of my Dad's care, time with my precious Grans and just the day to day "stuff" that life requires. I am so thankful for good health and plenty of energy at this point so I can keep up with it all.
3. When did you last find yourself scrambling to get something done? Explain.
I don't exactly remember when but it was recently when the builder told us we needed to have something picked out ASAP and we were not expecting it to be quite that soon. So, off we scrambled and "got er' done!"
4. Last time you were up at the literal crack of dawn? Why? Last time you stayed up all night? Why?
Well, I'm up M-F at 5:15-5:30 and a lot of folks think that's the crack of dawn, but it has been a while since I really was up at the crack of dawn. I think it was last year when we left on an early morning flight. I cannot remember the last time I was up all night but probably when my Dad was taken seriously ill almost 4 years ago.
5. Crack a book, crack a bottle, crack a joke, crack an egg...which have you done most recently?
It would have to be a book, I do that everyday and I can't remember a joke long enough to tell it again. ~pitiful~ I don't usually crack an egg unless I'm doing some baking.
I love Saturday's. I don't usually plan anything particular and sometimes it's just a figure it out as I go day. Lately a lot of them have been spent packing. And, I do love church on Sunday and the sweet fellowship with dear folks.
7. What's something I'd find on a bookshelf in your home? Other than a book I mean!
Family pictures in frames with easels and decorative items.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I stirred up a lot of interest in last week's HP about boiling hamburger meat. Several of you asked for me to give more details on the "how tos"............so here you go!
You can use any amount that you desire. This was a one pound package but I have done up to 5# depending upon what I was going to do with it. I love the frozen Seasoning Blend and used half of the package. I use it in any and all dishes I am making but that is a personal preference. I usually add some garlic too if I'm making spaghetti sauce or lasagne. I crumbled it in a pan and then cover it with water. I use a medium to high heat and as soon as the water gets warm the meat will begin to crumble and I stir it to keep it from being in large clumps. But, if you prefer "clumps to crumbles" then that's fine too. It will begin to brown immediately and this 1# of meat was browned and ready in 15 min. 17 sec. I set my timer just so I could tell you exactly. It doesn't take long no matter how much you brown and you will know just by watching it. And, as you can see from the above picture, the meat is brown. The meat is a somewhat different texture than browned in a frying pan but I have never done my browning any other way, so it's what we are use to. And, can I tell you that it is totally mess free! I do pour it through a strainer and then add it to whatever dish I am making. And, the dishes I make (soup, chili, spaghetti, lasagne) are pretty much "grease free." Hope this step by step explaination helped you.