Sunday, July 15, 2012
Beef Tips in the CP
2 lbs. beef chunks
1 T. oil
1 (10 3/4 oz) can cream of mushroom soup
1 (14 oz) can beef broth
1/2 teaspoon Kitchen Bouquet
Heat oil in skillet & brown beef well.
Add beef including browned bits & drippings, to CP, along with remaining ingredients.
Cook on high for 3-4 hours, until beef is tender.
Serve over cooked egg noodles, rice or mash potatoes.
Nutrition per serving:
Total Fat 26.2
Total Carb. 2.5
I usually use about 1 3/4 lb meat. Browning the meat does make a difference. When meat is tender I mix a little flour (or cornstarch) with water & stir into CP to thicken gravy. This is just a personal preference.
Friday, July 06, 2012
Gardening is about the only exercise that I have been doing lately (unless you count the hard work of canning)
I have canned okra & tomatoes (with onion), plain tomatoes & tomato soup (tomatoes, macaroni, onion & jalapeĂ±os) over the last several weeks. I had a poor onion crop, but pulled all of them & they are sitting on a round table on the covered porch along with the potatoes that I harvested. I am still getting tomatoes & the okra is growing (had to borrow okra from my sister-in-law for the okra/tomatoes as my okra was not ready.) Only about 1/2 of the wax beans came up, so we should have a few to eat fresh, but I had hoped to have enough to can. Oh well, there is always next year.
I wanted to plant some "heat resistant" tomatoes so we would have tomatoes until frost in the fall, but have been unable to find any around here this year.
I took one of the kittens to a widower who lives in the country & goes to our church (he wanted 2, but I was only able to catch 1).....will try to get another one for him in the next few days. They are almost 11 weeks old now. There is one that is real easy for me to pick up & love on, but I have promised her to another friend.
Friday, June 29, 2012
TODAY IS THE OLDEST YOU'VE EVER BEEN,
YET THE YOUNGEST YOU'LL EVER BE,
SO ENJOY THIS DAY WHILE IT LASTS.
Observations on Growing Older
~Your kids are becoming you...and you don't like them...
but your grandchildren are perfect!
~Going out is good...Coming home is better!
~When people say you look "Great"... they add "for your age!"
~When you needed the discount, you paid full price.
Now you get discounts on everything...movies, hotels,
flights, but you're too tired to use them.
~You forget names.... but it's OK because other people
forgot they even knew you!!!
~The five pounds you wanted to lose is now 15 and you
have a better chance of losing your keys than the 15 pounds.
~You realize you're never going to be really good at anything....
~Your spouse is counting on you to remember things
you don't remember.
~The things you used to care to do, you no longer care to do,
but you really do care that you don't care to do them anymore.
~Your spouse sleeps better on a lounge chair with the TV
blaring than he or she does in bed. It's called their "pre-sleep."
~Remember when your mother said, "Wear clean underwear
in case you GET in an accident?"
Now you bring clean underwear in case you HAVE an accident!
~You used to say, "I hope my kids GET married...Now,
"I hope they STAY married!"
~You miss the days when everything worked with just
an "ON" and "OFF" switch...
~When GOOGLE, ipod, email, modem....were unheard of, and
a mouse was something that made you climb on a table.
~You tend to use more four letter words "what?" "when?"???
~Now that you can afford expensive jewelry,
it's not safe to wear it anywhere.
~Your husband/wife has a night out with the guys or gals but
is home by 9:00 P.M. Next week it will be 8:30 P.M.
~You read 100 pages into a book before you realize you've read it.
~Notice everything they sell in stores is "sleeveless!"
~What used to be freckles are now liver spots.
~Now that your spouse has retired ... you'd give anything
if he/she would find a job!
~You have three sizes of clothes in your closet ...
two of which you will never wear.
~But old is good in some things: old songs, old movies,
And best of all, OLD FRIENDS!!
Monday, May 28, 2012
A Prayer for an Exercise Dropout
Oh Lord, I reflect on the words of Isaiah,
“Those who wait for the Lord
Shall renew your strength,
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint” (Isaiah 40:31)
For too long, oh Lord, I have not
Walked, run, or exercised enough,
Always having a perfectly good reason
Why my day is too full to include one more thing.
Today, I affirm, through your love for me,
A renewed spirit that resolves to start again.
If I cannot immediately soar with eagles’ wings,
Let me at least march
With a penguin’s steadfastness.
From Grace on the Go: Quick Prayers for Determined Dieters by Barbara Bartocci. Morehouse Publishing Incorporated © 2008
This was one of 18 Prayers For Dieters & can be found at guideposts.org/dietprayers.
I love my Guideposts magazine & read it from cover to cover when it arrives in the mail, but guideposts.org is also on the internet. Check it out. Amazing uplifting stories, etc.
This one about exercise hit me "between the eyes" this morning. I seem to justify to myself that I am too busy, stressed, tired, etc. to exercise today, or will start tomorrow. Hope you enjoy it.
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