Sunday, October 30, 2011

Stayin' Busy

Saturday I took the final for my Law class. When I got out, I winterized our yard, putting away tools, hoses, draining the sprinkler system, etc. Then I butchered the last of my youngest sons deer, and pressure canned the last of the meat from his deer as stew meat. We have twelve bottle of stew meat, and three more of broth for meals, along with many packages of meat in the freezer. This morning, I got up and fixed pancakes, eggs, and sausage for my wife and I. Then I made a pasta salad for dinner later, and prepped some butternut squash to go with it and the chicken. Next, I carved a demon face into our last pumpkin.

I know I did a few other things, but can't remember what. I hate just sitting around. Tomorrow, I think I'll build a time machine, and rewire the house.

Stay busy. Stick.

Friday, October 14, 2011

And So, the Marathon Begins..Again

Today is the begins the third weekend of my Intensive Weekend class for my Master's. This class meets every other weekend for four weeks; 6-10pm on Friday night, 9am-4pm on Saturday. In addition, this Friday I get to teach Friday school at my School. This is every Friday from 8-11am, and is to help any student who has a "D" or "F" Grade, or who is missing an assignment after the due date. The teachers all take this assignment on a rotational basis, and this is my first turn.

It's going to be a long weekend. Hang in there. Stick

Sunday, October 9, 2011

I Believe!

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints, and I believe In Christ. I honor him as the son of God, and the savior of the World. I believe he died for our sins, and saved us from death. I am a christian, I am a Mormon, and I believe. "By their fruits you shall know them."

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Just thought I'd Share

This is one of our favorite recipes.

Seafood Enchiladas

1 Onion, chopped
1 TBL Butter
1/2 lb Crab Meat (we use Krab, its cheaper)
1/4 pound shrimp-peeled, deveined and coarsely chopped
8 ounces Colby cheese grated
6 10 inch tortillas
1 C half-and-half
1/2 C sour cream
1/4 C melted butter
1 1/2 tsp dried parsley
1/2 tsp garlic powder or salt

1. Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F
2. Saute the onions in 1 TBL butter til transparent. Remove from heat and stir in crab (Krab) and shrimp. Mix half of the cheese into the seafood. Place a large spoonful of the mixture onto a tortilla, roll and place in a lightly greased 9x13 baking pan.
3. In a saucepan, over medium heat, combine half-and-half, sour cream 1.4 butter, garlic, and parsley. Stir until blended and warm. Pour the sauce over the enchiladas, and top with the remaining cheese.
4. Bake 30 minutes

I like this with a few chopped jalapenos on top, but I think a little green chili sauce would be great.

Timing...It comes in threes.

Recently, my oldest daughter was doing some minor repairs on her car. Working with her uncle and aunt, she re-secured her radiator in her car(Cheap plastic radiator mounts). However, in the process, she left her lights on and ran her battery down, not discovering this until she was preparing to leave. I own a battery charger, and told her we could charge her battery quickly so she could leave. Her younger sister, who just purchased a nice car, offered to loan her the new vehicle, just to be safe. They switched vehicles, and my oldest drove safely home. The younger daughter, on the other hand, drove the older daughter's newly charged car that evening to go to a friend's house. She only made it about a mile uphill before the car overheated spraying steam and radiator fluid everywhere. It turns out that in the process of doing the repairs, a small plastic part of the cooling system had gotten cracked, and failed. Part ordered. Car repaired.

My youngest daughter has been driving my Ford Ranger. While the part was in transit for my oldest daughter's car, she drove the Ranger to school. When it came time to drive home, it wouldn't start. It seems that the starter motor is failing. We can roll start, but not turn a key and start. I have purchased the starter motor, and will install it soon.

In the meantime, the van that I drive has been squealing like a stuck pig for a few weeks. We looked at it over the weekend too, and discovered that I had a bad bearing in my alternator. Now this alternator was installed last January, and is under warranty, so I removed it from the vehicle, had it tested, and am ready to put the alternator back in the van.

Three breakdowns, out of four available vehicles that we drive every day.

Now for the timing. Just after I took out the alternator, it began to snow. The weather has been so awful, that I have not had a chance to get either the truck, or the van running again. Figures.

Hang in there. Stick.