My palette is getting bored.

EDIT: Jenn organized the people that posted over at her blog, Crazy, Magic, Sometimes Hectic, Beautiful Life so its easier to see all the recipes. If you haven’t added a recipe but you want to you should pop over to her and post under her comments, she’s way more organized than me and I check by her blog everyday (sometimes 100 times).

Okay, I don’t know if any of you are having this same problem but I need some new recipes, I am getting tired of the same ol’ shit (okay, we don’t really eat shit at our house). So I am proposing an idea, I will put up a recipe for everyone and in return post one for me, you can post it in your blog or as a comment but I could really use some help here. I need something semi-healthy (like it should have a vegetable or something in it), fast, and easy. Here is one that we have used at our house and even J makes it now, its easy and actually pretty healthy because of all the veggies and totally customizable.

Taco Soup (This makes a lot, great to save and reheat for leftovers)
2 lbs hamburger meat
1/2 onion (med.) diced
1 packet taco seasoning
1 packet ranch dressing seasoning

Brown the above ingredients in a large stockpot, make sure there is plenty of room to add the other ingredients (this cuts down on dishes).

Once browned add: (Do not drain any of these, just open the can and dump it in)
2 cans Rotel diced tomatos and green chiles (we use mild but you can use hot if you like it spicy)
2 cans of pinto beans (if you like spicy you can find these with jalapenos)
2 cans of green beans
1 can of corn
1 can of peas
2 cans of carrots

Cover and heat on medium till it boils, or its warm (it doesn’t matter because the meat is already cooked at this point).

You can substitute any of these veggies out or put others in, whatever floats your boat. Its good to add a little shredded cheese to the top when you serve and it also tastes great with crackers, its like a mexican chili.

There you have it, if any of you have a easy recipe please, please, please post it, I’m desperate.


A whole new level of boredom.

I’m bored, I have been for a few days now. I’ve been playing way too much Halo because I have nothing better to do, okay I could be cleaning something or folding laundry but who wants to do that?

I have nothing to do, J is busy spending every last minute with her husband (as it should be) and my husband is busy clearing post so he can head up to Oklahoma. My mom keeps calling me and bugging me so I’ve pretty much stopped answering the phone.

I cleaned up for about an hour this morning but now I just want to lay around and be bored, the bills are paid, the kids are watching a movie and I’m just sitting here hitting keys trying to turn this into some semblance of a post.

I’m so bored that I’m thinking of cutting my own hair just to liven things up around here, I was bored the other night so I cut Nicholas’ hair. He said he doesn’t like it and now he won’t have any friends (I have no idea where he heard that from), it actually looks really good… or so people have told me.

Maybe I’ll use my boredom to finish my Astronomy homework…nah!

I’m one sick-ass mofo!

So, yeah I have whatever it is that my husband had (we’re thinking it was viral pnemonia like D since Luis probably gave it to D). I’ve been laying in bed all day, I woke up and took Nicholas to school then went back to bed and slept until 10am. Now, I’m sitting here reading everyone’s blogs and commenting on ALL of them. So, if you read my blog and you have never commented, comment so I can check your blog out too, I promise to comment. I need things to do here since my husband won’t let me get out of bed, he brought me chicken noodle soup in bed and checks on me every hour to see if I need more medicine. I know this sounds really sweet but it is making me crazy, he won’t let me get up, I just want to get up, I’m surprised he hasn’t found a way to pee for me. I need to go to Lowe’s to get another can of spray paint so I can finish that damn bed, its like 95% done and it is killing me knowing that I could take 10 minutes and go out there and finish it if i just had another can of paint, but the pnumonia nazi won’t let me.
I’m thinking of coming up with something really outrageous to ask him to do for me, I like fucking with him. Last night after he was in bed I asked him to get up and go downstairs and turn the AC down (which I always confuse since you turn it down to make it cooler and up to make it hotter, for some reason I just can’t keep this straight, I’m blonde) so he rolled his eyes and got up when downstairs and turned it down, by the time he made it back up and in bed again I heard the AC kick on and I then yelled “No, I’m cold, why did you make it colder?” He yelled back that I told him to turn it down and since he is always hot he had no problem doing this. So I explained to him that I am freezing my ass off and he needed to turn the AC up instead, once again I got an eye roll and he traipsed back down stairs and fixed it. I love being an inconvenience for him, it’s like payback for every other day of my life where he is an inconvenience for me.

One of those days.

So today started off okay, its Friday which means my son eats lunch at school which allows me to hit the snooze button twice instead of just once. I was still tired but I always am at 6am, I dragged the kids out of bed and surprisingly they didn’t complain. Sophia has a nasty habit of screaming in the morning and hitting her brother when he gets near her, this morning though she was all smiles. I took Nicholas to school and dropped him off at the front of the school, which he hates, but got no complaints, all signs were pointing to good day. I went home, did some dishes and laundry, and grabbed a quick nap before J came over to work on homework (I know we wanted it done before today but we are lazy). We finished our lab just in the knick of time so we could pick up the kids on time. Now is usually the part where I say that we’re doing something or another tonight but we’re not, my husband is still not feeling good and well, seems to think everyone wants to lay around on their asses when he isn’t feeling good. I’ve been really cranky lately because of aunt flo and now I’m finally feeling a little more sane and he gets all crabby. I wanted to get out of the house tonight and the kids are wanting to play but we’re stuck here doing nothing. I can’t even paint the bed because my effing finger is killing me from the spray paint yesterday when I primed it. You can pretty much expect me bitching on here later about how freaking bored I am because lord knows I am not sitting aroung doing laundry tonight, even though I know it needs to be done. I hope everyone else is having more fun this Friday than me.