Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Ash Wednesday

And, I totally didn't go to either the 8 am mass or the 7 pm one at my parish. No ashes for me. Luckily, Buddy did attend mass this morning - seeing as how that's where he goes to school and all. Unfortunately, he came home with a cold this afternoon. I suppose it was his time to get it since we'd all been passing it around and I think there are loads of kids at his school with colds, too.

When I posted about my blogoversary yesterday, I meant to mention that I had been blogging on my MySpace site for probably over a year before I moved out here to Blogger. For a while, I tried to write two different blogs a day. One for here and one for there. I felt I could get into the more personal details of my life (the kids, The ET and all) and mainly that's because every single person who has access to my MySpace is someone I know or have formed an online relationship in some capacity.

Like, I didn't know the Blonde Goddess before we started corresponding on MySpace. She lives nearby and has kids, so I figured she's a pretty safe add. Now, I'd hate to get her and Buzzardbilly and myself together for lunch - but I might just have to try because that could be nothing but hijinks and hilarity.

I'd also like to draw your attention to my side project: The Glamorous Recipes/ . It's on my blogroll over there. I like to post recipes and I know sometimes, people like to try new things. I am always on the lookout for things that sound yummy and are different from the same 5 stale dinners I usually fix. So, I figured if I posted a recipe here (or not - sometimes I'll just post one I like over there), then they'll be easy to locate. I plan on editing the current ones to add tags, like: beef, chicken, crock pot, etc. So they'll be even easier to find.

Like many busy moms, I enjoy recipes that are easy to put together, but tasty and the fewer ingredients or lesser the prep time, the more I like it. I hope I can offer some new ideas and I hope you'll feel free to chime in with things you like or new ways to make things easier.

I might even incorporate tips and tricks for housekeeping, laundry, etc. Sometimes, I'll get a new cleaning product that really rocks my world (sadly enough), like the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. A great product!


  1. I missed your anniversary yesterday. Sorry. Congratulations! And I hope you saved me a slice of cake.

  2. Ummm... I'm a heathen, but most of my work did the Ash Wed thing. It's time for all the fish meals to start a comeback. Do you have any low calorie recipes for single men that don't like to cook that tastes really good like pizza, but healthier?

  3. Know what I'd like? When I come to Chas. next August, you get the others and we'll ALL have lunch together! That would be awesome! We could have Inanna be our wait person, too!

  4. I am always up for a quick and easy recipe and any tips that help to make life easier!

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  6. Thanks ETW for putting those recipes up separately - I've been cutting and pasting them into notepad!!!

  7. I could do lunch...I'd even make sure to safety pin my clothes to my underwear just for the occasion. (it's harder to get undressed)

    I need new recipes so thanks for making it easier to looky at them. I cook almost every night of the week so it's great to have something different to try.

  8. Happy A-day late!

    New recipes? That is wonderful news.

  9. Lunch sounds great. It would be an excuse to dye the inch-wide swatch of skunky grey I've got going down the middle. OK, I didn't need an excuse for that, I've just been lazy.

    Recipe for Ron and your collection:

    Texas Caviar

    2 cans shoepeg white corn
    2 cans kidney beans
    1 can garbanzo beans (chick peas)
    1 can black-eyed peas
    1 can black beans
    2 cans Ro-Tel Mexican Fiesta tomatoes
    1 bunch green onions
    1 bottle Paul Newman's Olive Oil and Vineger Dressing.
    2 bags of Fritos Scoops

    Drain and rinse all of the beans and the corn. (Don't drain all, then rinse because it will clog your sink somewhat. Drain a can; rinse a can.) Put them in a huge bowl (because it makes a lot). Chop the green onions and throw them on top. Add the tomatoes and Paul Newman's dressing. Stir and use the scoops to eat. I think it tastes better after sitting in the fridge a while, but we've been known to start feasting as soon as the stirring's done.

  10. PS: For those watching their salt, you can get most of those beans in very low salt if you buy Kroger's Private Select Organics version of the beans. They taste just the same. Go figure.

  11. I didn't make it, either. I am so going to hell.

    I think God will give me a pass, though, because I got annointed with phlegm and vomit at the Church of the Holy Virus. Much more disgusting than ashes and oil and made me reprioritize my wants and needs faster than any church service. :)