Friday, October 16, 2009

Pride and Prejudice- I Heart It So!

Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite movies of ALL TIME. I love it for so many reasons. Here are a few:
1) Even the poor people understood how important it was to love and be skilled at music. That just makes me happy.
2) I love the word "breeches". Or as we would say in the south "britches"
3) Bustles and corsets. Proper undergarments would make this world a better place!
4)Curtsey's. Why did we stop doing that? I think I may take it up again and curtsey when Joel and the kids get home from the football game.
5)Mr. and Mrs. Bennett call each other Mr. and Mrs. Bennett. 'Nough said.
6)The scene during which the sisters giggle under the covers. It reminds me of doing that with one or five of my cousins at one time or another.
7) Classic lines like "If Jane does die, it will be a comfort to know that it was in pursuit of Mr. Bingley."
8) Mr. Darcy
9) also Mr. Darcy
10)Keira Knightley's hair. It should have gotten it's own credits at the end of the movie.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Icky Sicky!!

The flu bug has found its way to my house. This is not a surprise seeing as all of Seymour is busy hacking , coughing, sneezing, and wheezing all while standing in the line at Krogers. Its gross I tell you. I knew it was bound to happen. I thought about grabbing a gun holster and filling it with cans of Lysol and various sizes of Purell bottles and then jumping from behind all the people who transgressed in their coughing by hacking into their hands and then grabbing onto the grocery carts, but I feared that unless I was wearing some sort of bio-hazard jumpsuit then it would just be in vain and I would still get sick. And Arrested. Anyway, all that to say that I am not the one who is sick. It is poor Adam. Fever, coughing, aching and lots of "phlegmy" kinds of sounds! ( I have no idea how to spell "phlemy" but it sounded better than
"juicy"). Does the period go after the parenthesis? Not sure. Nevertheless, say a prayer for the boy. He leaves for India in 5 weeks and has many things to do before then. And I have many things to do before then. Like disinfecting my entire house, all of wal-mart and unsuspecting neighbors.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Join the Crowd (NOT!)

Hey ya'll. If you happened upon this blog in search of a soup recipe you can find it my last post. Just so you know, there are 2 people who read this blog, myself and my oldest and bestest friend Lisa. I write it mostly for myself. It is sort of like talking to myself with no one watching. You are welcome to read all of it or none of it. FYI.. the really cute kids are mine and the dog is mine. The husband, he is mine too. I am keeping them all.

"Chicken Tortilla Soup"

Here is the requested recipe. It is so good and so danged easy. Throw it all in the crockpot and have a great day.

a pound or so of boneless chicken breast (still frozen)..don't argue with me, I know of what I speak!
A jar of salsa (I buy the cheap stuff for this)
Two cans of beans (black or kidney beans work fine)
Two cans of diced mexican-style tomatoes
A can of whole kernel corn
Shredded Mexican blend cheese
Tortilla chips to crumble on top of soup
Sour cream and sliced avocado (optional) I think avocado is gross and I never use it!
1. Place the frozen chicken breast in the crock pot.
2. Pour all of the other jarred or canned ingredients on top of chicken.
3. Add water until the mixture resembles soup.
4. Cook on low for eight to ten hours.
5. Use tongs and remove chicken breasts from soup.
6. Cut up or shred and put back in soup.
7. Stir well to distribute the chicken.
8. Serve up in a bowl with a sprinkling of tortilla chips and shredded cheese.
9. Add a dollop of sour cream and a slice of avocado if desired.

Your family will rise up and call you blessed! Happy Eating!