7 Questions #3

Time for the FUN!! Time for the Gentri Lee 7 questions blog link up. The best thing about this link up is the questions are different and entertaining every week. You never know what others are going to say. You get to see all kinds of different pictures and people. If you would like to join visit the link below.

I do not own very many funny pictures of my self because I am usually the one behind the camera or forgetting the camera when it is needed. So my pics will mostly always be of my family or hilarious ones I find online.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This picture is of my twins and my little sister acting crazy at the farmer’s market. This is what you get when you ask 3 preteens to pose for a picture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And this one I had to include because I love it!!! I about to die laughing when I found this pic.

1. Do you ever have reoccurring dreams?

I don’t have recurring dreams but I have dreams that have recurring factors. Like the weird dreams I had this week. I the first dream the government was taking over everyone’s lives and was using this big machine to destroy everyone’s cars!!!! Then in the next dream the very next night the government was making women carry babies and then taking them away by c-section at full term. In the dream they made me carry a baby (even though my tubes are tied) and when it was full term they put me to sleep and took the baby. I was in freak out mode in my dream. This recurring government take over thing has got me baffled because I honestly do not believe in an eventual government take over and I have not had any conversations that would have led up to dreaming like that. And it has been a solid week since I watched Hunger Games. So I am not sure where all of this craziness came from.

2. It’s the first day of Fall (or Spring for you southern hemispherers) in a few days, what are you looking forward to most?
Snuggling with nice big sweatshirts, hot chocolate, hay rides, and strange enough I kind of look forward to it getting dark earlier so the kids have to come in right after dinner we have the best family times when it is dark outside and dinner is done we seem to do more as a family inside.

3. Because a lack of coordination, would you rather not be able to tie your shoes or cut your own food?
Absolutely tie my own shoes because there is ways to make sure that isn’t an inconvenience but not being able to cut your own food would always be an inconvenience in more ways than one.

4. Would you rather live in a house made entirely of glass or a house with no windows?
Oh this one is really hard because the first thing I do when I wake up in the morning is open my blinds and curtains to see the world. I love letting the light in and facing a new day. But if I lived in a house made of glass I would have to repair it all of the time I am a clumsy person 😦 I don’t know I think I will have to go with a house made entirely of glass because I would get way to stuffy and claustrophobic in a house with no windows.

5. Would you rather walk on you toes or heels forever?
Probably my toes I think walking on my heels that long would cause back pain (speaking from experience in the back pain area)

6. What’s your favorite sense? (you have 5 btw)

Hearing because I don’t think I could live without hearing my sweet children tell me they love me or their laughter or the sounds they make when they are sound asleep.
7. What’s your favorite movie quote of all time?
“Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming” I love Dori!!

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The Good Dinner

It is time for one of my favorite blog hops. I enjoy this particular blog hop because I get a lot of great recipes and meet a lot of new bloggers. If you like to try new recipes and meet new bloggers click the pic below and join in.

The Good Dinner
There is a little back story behind this recipe. I always buy a few London Broils when my local grocery store has them on sale. Which is about once a month they have them at an insanely good price, but my children were getting tired of the way I was fixing them so we decided to surf the world wide web for a new recipe. After about 30 minutes of surfing we came across this recipe and all the kids agreed that it would be the one I would try. I have to tell you that all of my children cleaned their plates and asked for seconds!! This is very rare in my house. I was so excited. From that point on this particular recipe has been appropriately named “The Good DInner.” To visit the webpage where I found this recipe click on the image at the bottom of this post.

Here is the recipe:

1 1/2 lbs flank steaks (london broil beef, top round, thick)
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
salt
pepper
2 tbsps butter (margarine)
shallot (finely chopped)
2 tbsps all-purpose flour
2 cups beef broth
1/4 cup steak sauce (favorite)
1 Turn broiler on. Brush meat with Worcestershire and season with onion and garlic powder and salt and pepper. I like to massage this all into the meat and let it rest while the broiler preheats.
2 Cook London broil on top rack for 6 minutes on each side, for rare to medium rare, longer for medium.
3 Remove meat from broiler and let it rest 5 minutes. IMPORTANT- do NOT skip this step. The juices will redistribute throughout the meat during this rest time and continue to cook. This will give you a very juicy steak.
4 Place a small skillet over medium heat. Melt 2 tablespoons butter, add finely chopped shallot, cook 2 minutes, then whisk in flour and cook 1 minute.
5 Add 2 cups beef broth to the pan and bring to a bubble. Cook for 2 minutes to allow the broth to reduce a little. Add 1/4 cup steak sauce and black pepper, to taste.
6 Very thinly slice the meat on an angle against the grain (the lines in the meat). The degree to which you can slice thinly slice the meat will determine how TENDER it is to cut and chew, so make sure the carving knife is sharp – the thinner the better!
7 Transfer the slices to a platter keeping them lined up as you sliced them, forming a whole steak, just sliced. Pour gravy down the center and serve any remaining gravy on the side.
8 We like this with egg noodles or a baked potato, a green salad and some crusty bread. Oh and of course a nice glass of wine!

I normally serve with egg noodles and for the kids I cut the london broil up into little pieces and put over noodles, then I put gravy over the meat and noodles. This is a must try recipe trust me you will not be disappointed.

7 Questions #2

It is that time of week again. TIme for the 7 questions blog hop. This is my second time participating and I have to say I have been looking forward to it!!
My Funny Picture I love this picture it makes me laugh every single time I see it no matter how many times I have seen it before.

1. Do you have any weird food combinations that you love?
Actually I have a few. As No Drama Mamma stated I also eat pepper on my Cottage Cheese but that’s not all I like to eat my cottage cheese with apple sauce. My Grandma taught me to do this and I love it. Also I think that cheese and pickles taste spectacular together. Even though my tweens tell me it is ohh so gross. LOL

2. Have you ever written a blog post, published it, then immediately deleted it?
I am pretty new to the blogging game so this hasn’t happened to me yet. I am sure it will though.

3. What is a hair style you wish you could pull off but never would be brave enough to try?
Hmmm I am not very hair trendy but I would have to agree with our host that I would like to be able to pull off the pixie hair cut. Something like this…

4. Would you rather always have to use the sun to tell time or directions by the stars?
My Dad was a truck driver and has been every where he is like a walking atlas I swear it is crazy. However, I absolutely did not get this gene. If it was not for the Garmin that my dad bought me for Christmas (probably cause he was tired of me calling him for directions) I would not be able to make it from point a to point b unless I knew where I was going. So I would have to go with the sun.

5. What is a fall trend that you are excited to try?
I have to be absolutely honest here I have no idea what the fall trends are I am completely fashion stupid 😦 I am a jeans and a tshirt kind of gal, I dress up for church and when I have a home show for my direct sales business. That usually is a black skirt and whatever top I think is cute that is on sale.

6. Who is your style icon?
Oh no I am really going to have to think now. I could tell you in 2 seconds who it is not but that is not the question. I am a fan of simple beauty for the most part. I think I will say Drew Barrymore she is pretty down to earth with her dressing style.

7. What is your favorite outdoor activity?
It would be a huge toss up between softball and fishing my two favorite things to do in the summer. But in the winter I like to go sledding with the kids. In the fall/spring I like to go pick apples or strawberries.

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7 Questions #1

My daughter pretending to be a superhero with her blanky when she was two 🙂

 

1. I say “Jump” You say ______.
How high?

2. What is your favorite flower?
I am a big fan of Roses in every color I know that is sort of cliché but it’s true 🙂

3. If you had to choose between having plumbing or electricity, which would you choose?
Plumbing for sure my kids would never survive without it.
4. What is your go-to funny youtube video? (keep ’em clean)

No Doubt the Talking Twins is Hilarious!! They are having a serious Convo.

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5. Do you think dreams mean something?
Lord, I hope not because sometimes I have some mega crazy dreams. But I have had a couple of dreams that came true.

6. Do you collect anything?
Yes actually two things I have my Grandma’s Bell Collection that is very important to me and I also collect angels I have 4 shelves of them

7. You’re in a situation that is everything it should be. You’re with the right people, in the right place, doing the right things, but it doesn’t “feel” right… What do you do?
I trust my gut. If it doesn’t feel right then something is wrong. My gut has never stirred me wrong. I like to think my gut feelings come from the Holy Spirit within me.

 

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Wonderful Food Wednesday Blog Hop

Who could resist a blog hop like this?? I will tell you NOT I. Family, Food, And Travel invited me to take part in this blog hop. And of course on the hills of making one of my favorite meals I had to oblige. I had done some research on clean eating a few months ago after seeing in on MoscatoMom. I came across this recipe and I was so excited to try it but had some reservations on how my kids would react with all of the veggies and green “things” (as they call them).  However, I let them all pitch in on prepping, chopping, and cooking and to my surprise my kids ate like champions!! They ate veggies that day I thought I would have to hide in food to ever get them to taste. The whole time they were eating they were commenting on how YUMMY dinner was. I was AMAZED, to say the least. So therefore, I think Clean Eating Stir Fry is a wonderful food. To get the recipe click here. Trust me you will not regret making this.

Here is a photo from the website

 

Doesn’t it just make your Mouth Water!!

Happy Blog Hopping and Wonderful Eating!!

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