Sunday, February 24, 2013

Best Friends

It's pretty much impossible to keep Max off of my big chair since he fits so nice on it and it gets the morning sun. The other day, I took the opportunity to push him back a little and set Mick in front of him to see if he would move. Yeah, I torture him like that. Mick fit just right and Max didn't move.

 While Max slept, I took pictures. These 3 are my favorite. It's actually hard to catch Max with his eyes actually shut. He sleeps with one eye open like me.

And the feet. Love.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

DIY Fancy Popcorn

Over the holidays my friend Jill introduced me to the fancy popcorn that she makes. When I finally decided to make it for myself I couldn't believe how easy it was. Let's just say I now keep the ingredients on hand at all times. It only takes about 10 minutes from start to finish.

Fancy Popcorn

1. Microwaveable buttered popcorn (6pk matches up well with the Almond Bark)
2. Almond Bark* (contains 12 bricks)
**I highly recommend Western Family brand for both items. They are both made with Palm Oil.
*Almond Bark is named for the color not the flavor. It is vanilla.

Use 2 bricks per 1 bag of popcorn.
Pop in microwave per instructions and spread out on a cookie sheet or something similar.
Melt Vanilla Bark in microwave per instructions and drizzle over the popcorn.
Wait until it dries and then break it up into a bowl.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Boiled Meat?!

Yeah, that's right! Boiled meat! I was visiting my friend Jill one day and she was making tacos for dinner. It surprised me when she boiled the ground beef but I couldn't believe how delicious it was! She said it is how her husbands family has always done it.

See I don't do ground beef because it's just not good (when you make it in a fry pan). It becomes dry and unappealing. Boiled meat on the other hand...

You simply put the meat (frozen or thawed) in the water to boil/cook. You add onion flakes, all-seasoning salt and some garlic powder. Then you drain off the water to serve. I chose to put mine on chips with cheese and tomatoes. YUM!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Lucky shot

I'm not sure why I decided to look out the window just then but this "thing" on the ladder caught my eye. My dad is constantly hanging things on stuff in the yard so I couldn't quite tell from inside the house. I stared at it until it moved so it was time to try to get closer. This is when I kick myself for not having a better lens. I sneaked out and got as close as I could. Ultimately I scared the poor thing away but it was unintentional. I did NOT use a flash. Thank you little owl for sitting in just the right spot for an awesome photo op.

This is a Western Screech Owl. It appears to be an adult.