Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
I will post how I made it since I didn't really end up using the recipe. For some reason when cooking I always look at recipes and try to follow them but never do! I think its laziness combined with missing ingredients or thinking I can improve it. For baking though I follow recipes to a T!
Any who I used
- 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 packet taco seasoning
- 1 can corn drained
- 1 can black beans drained
- 1 can diced tomatoes not drained (they said use can of V8 but I couldn't find any)
- chopped up coriander or cilantro
- 1 jar salsa
Now this is so easy to make:
chop up the chicken into cubes or chunks and saute chicken with 1/2 cup water some oil and the packet of taco seasoning until it is cooked.
From there dump all the chicken and sauce from the pan into a slow cooker (crock pot) that is switched on low. Dump all the cans and everything else mentioned above into the slow cooker and stir it around and put the lid on it for 2 or 3 hours. I left it for 1.5 hours and it was great.
(p.s. I also added finely chopped up carrot so there would be some veggies in there as well, really you could add any vegetable and it would be really good)
We added low fat sour cream on top and some grated cheese and ate it with some tortilla chips.
As left overs tonight Grant is going to put it into tortillas and eat it as a burrito and I plan to put it over a baked potato!
We stayed the night with one of there friends in his garage/makeshift house that he lives in while his cabins are being rented out. Wednesday morning we got up and headed to the mountain. I rented some skis and we got some breakfast before we skied. The only problem was the weather had turned to shit. It was freezing and raining and foggy, you could not see 3 feet in front of you. Grant said the only way the weather could have been worse is if it was windy! Any how we still went for a few hours and got in about 5 runs. I was surprised that I still knew how to ski and that I was just as good or even better then before. I first skied when I was about 5 years old all the way till about 15 years old but had not skied since then. I would love to go back and ski on a nice sunny day or at least when it is not raining. It only took about 10 minutes before we were completely soaked it was lots of fun.
The only annoying thing is the day before we went I started to get a stuffed up nose and head ache, so I had to deal with that the whole time. I know it is probably from the kids I watch they are always sick and coughing right in my face, until I started working with them I had not been sick in years! I will be very happy to work with adults that cover their mouths when they cough!
They have the largest carrot! ha ha ha Apparently the grow tons of carrots down there.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
We started at the Malt Bar and then headed to town.
Below is Dave the birthday boy hahahhaa.
Here we are at our second bar the Northern Steam Ship Co
We all were able to get our groove on.
After we got kicked out of there (for unknown reasons) we headed to Andrew Andrew Bar.
Below you can spot where Grant stuck a cigarette butt in the Deer's Nose.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
In other news I have signed up to an art community where I can try to sell some of my art. Here is my art profile on the site:
I have also signed up to be in an art show in November! In case anyone would like to check that out and possibly come to see all the lovely art you can look here:
Yesterday at work one of the highlights of the day was the little boy and I met up with another friend and went to clip and climb. This is where you put on a harness and climb up walls. I was not planing on doing any climbing because it was mainly to go for the kids. Well we arrived on time and the place was not ready and kept us waiting in the wind and rain so they let all of us climb for free. Of course just as always the little boy I watch would not even try to climb, but I thought if he is not going to do it then I have to if not the whole trip would have been a waste of time. I am scared of heights so for me it was pretty scary letting go off the wall the first time but after that I really really liked it. It gave me the same rush a roller coaster would.
When I got home and told Grant about it thinking that he would love this place and it would be something fun to do when the weather is not good he just said ah I don't really like rock climbing! God I feel like no one ever wants to do anything fun! He said if I wanted to go he would give it a try again. Anyways I had a great time and it helped to make 30 min of the day bearable hahaha.
Todays plan is to draw and paint!
Sunday, September 19, 2010
- Finishing the NHRA drawings and shipping them off to the USA
- My birthday in October
- Getting lots of art ready because
- November 6th and 7th is Kumeu Art in the Garden and I will have my art showing
- November 20 my mom comes to visit!
- Summer (heat)
- New Years
- New Job
What are you looking forward to????
Saturday, September 18, 2010
My mom got Grant the t-shirt he is wearing under his hoodie. He loves it because it matches his favorite sleeveless hoodie hahhahaha!
What brought on us wanting to work on the garden was waking up to the surprise of these flowers that seemed to bloom over night!
So Above is the picture before we worked on the flowers.
Here we are putting in new soil and planting our seeds.
Below is after we planted everything. Does not look much different but I guess now we have to wait for it to grow? We keep looking outside and asking each other did anything change hahaha
That night we met up with Alina and Tom for her birthday. It was good to catch up and get out and about.
The place we went to is called the Shakespeare and it kinda reminds me of Cheers. I always sing "where everybody knows your name and their always glad you came" hahhaha
Sunday, September 12, 2010
The rest of Saturday just seemed to vanish, I really can't remember what I even did? I know I took a nap because I had a really big head ache but that is it? Where does time go?
Sunday I woke up with a mission to do something out of the house. Grant and I are trying not to spend any extra money mainly because we just don't have that much hahahahha and because we are saving to go to the USA. Soooo we looked up free stuff to do and found nothing, but I remembered him saying he hadn't been to the museum in a long time so even though I go all the time with the kids I watch we decided to check it out. It turned out to be fun, I even saw a few exhibits that I never get to see because the kids would get scared or bored.
We spent about 2 hours in the museum and then headed home and spent the rest of the night painting. Free entertainment is hard to find.
Here I am new hair cut
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Putting on his new booties
Grant went surfing and I attempted to take pictures of him but because of the glare from the sun I completely lost sight of him so instead I went for a walk and read in the car. There were pigs on the beach! So cute!
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Signs of the Times: Keep Calm
by Megan Hustad posted @1:30 PM
In the spring of 1939, the UK government's Ministry of Information commissioned a series of wall posters designed to assuage public anxiety. The first poster went into production in August 1939-a month before England declared war on Germany. Its message was stridently chirpy: "Your Courage, Your Cheerfulness, Your Resolution will Bring Us Victory." The second poster featured the rather deflating "Freedom is in Peril"—and like the first, it was plastered in shop windows and rail stations. The third poster had the largest print run of all-historians estimate 2.5 million copies made-but it was held in reserve, to be deployed only in the event Hitler's soldiers got their boots on English soil. Its slogan was "Keep Calm and Carry On." Seventy years later, the "Keep Calm and Carry On" poster is back. This week it attained the highest honor a bit of kitsch could aspire to: it was wanly saluted by Rob Walker in The New York Times magazine.