Lauries Kitchen

Saturday, March 28, 2009

It was COLD at the soccer game!

It was cold at the soccer game tonight! Grace's team played a much older (age wise) team and we got a good 'gut check' . We lost, but we played pretty well the second half. Grace got to play defense wquite a bit which she loves. We put her har up in pigtails to keep it out o fher face and we were mostly successful. The sind blew like crazy. JoGail and I were going to stay home from the game because of the wind but I couldn't resist getting a picture or two of her in the pigtails!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Mexican Goulash

Kind of combined some recipes to make this tonight for supper. It was good forthem to heat up when they came in from soccer practice. Coy and I both are struggling with sinus stuf right now. Gonna be alot of snoring in the bedroom tonight!!hahaMissy just emailed me and said that school was cancelled up there for tomorrow because of the blizzard coming. I hope she knows yo have to fix hot chocolate for the kids with whipped cream and sprinkles on top when school gets cancelled like that! I'm guessing Alex still has to go to work, so I hope he is careful.....wait does Alex and careful go toether???hahahajust joking....JoGail got her cast off this morning. Coy had to take her isnce I had an ARD meeting. He said she was crying before they even cut it off. She is still protecting it pretty good so we have to watch out for that. Monday morning she gets what's left of her wart scraped off. You'll probably hear her screaming for that up in Glorieta! Banquet season has started for Coy...two down, lots more to go. It is fun seeing the kids reap the rewards of their hard work.I really don't know if this is goulash, or what the Top Chef or Food Network vocabulary for goulash is, but we liked this. I reminded me of when Daddy would be gone when we were growing up and mama would make macaroni and cheese and mix in a can of cream of mushroom soup and drained can of tuna. Some of us liked that, some of us didn't. (Maybe that recipe could go in your book, mom???) Oh yeah-it is TAKS season, JoGail missed commended in reading by one question! We are so proud of her. She has really worked hard. Our friend in Evant, Stacia, her daughter had a perfect score!!!!! Again, it's good to see the kids reap the rewards of their hard work.

Mexican Goulash or maybe Mexican mac and cheese (Toot, you can make this!)
1 box kraft deluxe macaroni and cheese cooked (I used this kind because Coy is sensitive to milk)
1 pound ground hamburger cooked and seasoned with taco seasoning ( I used turkey because it's cheaper)
1 can rotel
3 tablespoons sour cream

Mix all together and heat.

The azaleas ar starting to bloom around here. I hope we don't get a freeze and kill off the blooms!More soccer this weekend. Grace has 2 games and JoGail has one.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Soccer and ring pops

Grace's team won her game both last night and this afternoon. JoGail's team lost, bu they showed great signs of improvement! Coy's nephew and his wife (Todd and Michele) came down from Rockwall to see the girls play. We had a good, but tiring day. The sun came out and a few of us got a little red......mainly me! You can tell where I sat with my legs crossed by the redness!!!
Over all we had a good, relaxing Spring break. Already dreading Monday morning!!!After church tomorrow we'll spend time trying to get everything together for the week. During the spring it seems our schedules just get jam packed. Banquets, practices, games, tournaments, you name it. It was NICE to just stay home! Both girls got good haircuts yesterday. JoGail's hair in barely shoulder length now. Kind of like a 'bob' on her. Grace's got thinned and shaped and styled. It was pure torture for her!!

Had to pass this little story about JoGail along! I had bought a couple of ring pops for her to share with the other little kids at Grace's game. Well, we were a couple short. So I gave JoGail a five dollar bill and specifically told her to "Bring back my change". So she took off for the concession stand. Well, she comes bebopping back with a container, yes container of ring pops. And she announced "look how many ring pops five dollars can buy!!" Needless to day we gave ring pops out to anybody who wanted one!

Friday, March 20, 2009


JoGail has been asking me to make homemade waffles. And since I have cooked something everyday of this break, why not? So I found this recipe and these waffles were out of this world! I limited myself to one since it was loaded with carbs, plus the syrup on top! It was soo good, though!

1 stick melted butter
2 cups flour
1/4 c brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 eggs well beaten
2 cups buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix well. Put in waffle iron to cook.

Gotten alot of stuff cleaned out from around the house this week. Everyone managed to fill a trash bag full of stuff to take to Goodwill. Actually that's what started the 'I want waffles thing". We found the waffle iron stashed under the kitchen cabinet. Coy has mowed (about time-we found 2 business cards tucked in the front door advertising lawn care services). He planted a palm tree--the only reason I can think of that he EVEN wanted one was because he saw one at Todd and Michelle's over Christmas. Personally if I want a tree I want shade or fruit. But it made him happy, so we have a pindo palm tree in the front flower bed. Wednesday I took the girls plus a friend and we went to the movies. Grace and Lindsey saw Coraline (Grace had read the book) and then I took JoGail and Boo to see Race to Witch Mountain. They enjoyed it. I enjoyed the popcorn. First time I had had that in a long time! Soccer is in full swing this weekend with a game tonight, two games tomorrow and a games Sunday afternoon. Plans for today include planning next week's menus and mopping and cleaning the bathrooms. I have put if off about as long as I can! With the syrup from the waffles this morning we can probably stick to the kitchen know my mopping theme, if you don't stick I don't mop! haha

Can somebody tell me how to tag my posts so that when I want to look for a recipe I can find it without going through all the rest????? I would also like to create an index by food type. I have seen it done but do not have a clue how to do that. Also, while I am begging for help, I won (YES, WON!!) an ipod nano from a company that does our ARD paperwork. Now I have it charged and songs loaded. But everytime I go to listen to it I can't get the volume where I want it. I need an ipod tutorial!!!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

I'm back!

I know it's been a while since I have posted. Life has had me busy!Between ball games and broken arms, I haven't had much time to work on the computer!Took some pictures o JG's first soccer game this season adn some baskeball picturs of Grace. You can see how we had to pad JoGail's arm with fabric then duct tape it for her to be able to play. We had a game night at church last night. Coy and I played '42' with Grandma and Grandpa Hodge. It was fun. We hope we can be that happy when we've been married 63 years!!!Sprin gbreak is upon us. We are staying home and enjoying every minute of it!!The cool wet weather is supposed to change to warm and sunny tomorrow. We plan on going through some thing sin the garage and working on the lawn mower some. I'll try to post some more later.