Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Yeehaw!! I got my invitation

Aqha worlds here Maggie and I come!!!!
I woke up and checked the mail and found this!! :)

Monday, December 23, 2013

Baking the day away

Saturday I took Spartan down to a jumping barn in lexington and we decided he would make an awesome kids horse...  we were talking about him and said he needs to have pink splint boots and being loved on by a little girl.. he's such a sweet horse...
I'm sad to see him go though.. I'm going to show him either the first or second weekend in January..

I also go told I needed to run the SC jumping circuit... so I agreed.. and decided that Kizzy and I need to get back in shape..  and start doing that next year.. since we are only hitting up the big big competitions next year shooting...
I also have an opportunity to ride a 150k horse show jumping.....  :))

we are also going to get into aqua jumping... so I'm going to see if my Ragnarok will jump good :)

I love horse show friends..

Sunday there was a break in the weather and I decided that.... I had enough time to go for a short ride...  I hooked Ragnar up in the trailer that I call the English show trailer.. and off we went..
I get to this 4 mile loop.. and met a friend of mine up there... well we were at about 3 miles and it started raining.. I looked at her and she took off running, we ran about a mile back to the trucks.. I was a drowned rat by the time I got back :)

So after that mess I got home, Fed charlie in the rain... then the horses... and viola... I was drenched..
but, after I cleaned up and dry.. I decided to do some baking therapy...

baked Flounder, cabbage and Asparagus for dinner

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cranberry Bread

Bailey's Irish Cream Fudge

Friday, December 20, 2013

Fudge made with cheese?!?

Fudge


3/4
lb.  (12 oz.) VELVEETA, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1
cup  butter or margarine
1-1/2
pkg.  (4 oz. each) BAKER'S Unsweetened Chocolate (6 oz.), broken into pieces
2
Tbsp.  light corn syrup
2
pkg.  (16 oz. each) powdered sugar (about 8 cups)
1-1/2
cups  chopped PLANTERS Pecans
1
tsp.  vanilla


MICROWAVE VELVEETA, butter, chocolate and corn syrup in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 3 min. or until blended, stirring after 2 min.
ADD chocolate mixture, in batches, to sugar in large bowl, beating with mixer on medium speed until blended after each addition. Stir in nuts and vanilla.
POUR into 13x9-inch pan sprayed with cooking spray. Smooth top with spatula. Refrigerate several hours or until firm before cutting into 1-inch squares.

Ragnarok eating some grass 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Trying to get in the Christmas Spirit.



I just sat down to write.. and I have my coffee next to me... I went to take my first big ole swig and I felt something hard hit the roof of my mouth.....  I held my comosure not to spit it out on the ground right here in the dining room.. but, to run to the kitchen sink..  I projectile spit it out and what was in there... a damn lady bug.... I used to like lady bugs.. think they were cute and all that crap.. until they moved in last year....   now this year they haven't been as bad.. but on any given day I sweep up about 50-100 of them... where they get in.. I have no idea.. but this house is almost 100 years old... so there is no telling....  ugh..

So, this picture above is the picture we put on our Christmas cards :)

I'm trying to feel christmassy.. but, I'm not into it this year.... I got the tree up.. but that "yay it's Christmas"  isn't in my head..  I've been a last minute shopper and last minute sending out the cards..
I have no idea what to get people for christmas...  I don't even really want anything...  My Cowboy asked me what I wanted and I had no idea... soo I thought about it real hard..and I would like a nice filigre sterrling silver Italian Horn... so I found it on ebay for 18 bucks... and last night he said "is that all you want.. it isn't much"...  that really is all I want...


I felt kinda stupid telling him I wanted an elf on a shelf....  so I told my mom I wanted one.... I was thinking.. If I had one of those when I was a kid... I would have really enjoyed the heck out of that thing.... I think next year (granted I get one)  I'm going to make him the mischevious elf.. hahah

I also told my dad I wanted an automatic skeet thrower.... but, i'm going to buy that no matter what...

I made fudge yesterday :)  I had one piece and boxed all the rest of it up so I can give it away to some of my favorite patients..

I took my office staff and their husbands out for dinner last night... it was very lovely.. we laughed and had a great time, with some awesome food.  Tuesday Night, we all went to branson on the road christmas show at the opera house.. I would love to say that was awesome.. but, I think I could have watched that infomercial on RFDTV later on... lol...  So I will know better next time hahah.
and yesterday i finally mailed off some Christmas presents that will just squeek by in the nick of time to Georgia and Arizona :)

Well, That is about all on the ranch front over here... 

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

colder than a well diggers behind all week..

It's freezing here.. and has been raining... so I have not been doing much of anything...
Wednesday Morning was the first dry morning and everything was frosted over...  I pulled out of our driveway with the corvette and I slid out of there sideways...  I was like whoa baby..
I love that car...

At the beginning of this month I would have told you that it slows down at the office, the closer it gets to Christmas...
well this year has been the total opposite.. so I've been busy as crap..
plus I'm trying to get all my EHR crap ready to report to the almighty CMS people...

Plus read a 67 page Medicare manual on changes for the 2014 insurance period... yay...

can you tell I'm stoked?  totally not...

and in other headlines in my life.. Tomorrow I am giving a little speech for a health fair at a local church... I was all sure! then I started having nightmares about being in front of all these people.. in fact.. I was on the stage, in the dream, and I couldn't see the audience but it was HUGE and the lights were shining on me and......  all that came out was.... "uhhhhhhhh..... immmmmmmm"  it was bad....
but, I got nice little talking points all set up... I got this crap.. haha




Monday night we went out to the local beer parlor that has been around since the 1900s... haha...  we were sharing a lady and the tramp moment :)

Bubba has the best hot dogs in town... hands down.. and I'm not even a hot dog kinda girl...
I'm more of a bratwurst girl..

Anyways.. they are having huge Christmas eve party there... we are going to be there...

Tuesday Night.. I made lobster tail for the first time... and I think it came out Awesome..  let me explain how I cam across the lobster.. I was shopping.. and I complained about the fact that there was not enough fish raised in the USA... enough that we now have all kinds of fish that says product of U.S.A now :)   and Lobster tail.. which they put on sale.. buy one get one free... so I figured I wouldn't be too sad if I messed up $8.99





So, I cut open the shell with some scissors, poured on some e.v.olio, used some old bay and lemon pepper.... and then  I put them in the broiler for 10-15 minutes while I was sautéing the Broccoli...
and this is what I got.. It was awesome.. I was very excited... and I'm going to make this again..
Maybe on the grill the next time..








Wednesday Night.. I was supposed to go to a ranch about an hour away with my friend who rides cutting horses.. and we were going to sort cows...
but, her horse got bit by a tick and his eye swelled up and closed.. and it was a bad situation because that particular horse had, had a cornea transplant so.. it was a big deal... found out the poor fella had a tick in his eye... so before I found all that out.. I got Maggie out of the pasture.. cleaned her up.. bribed her with some treats and then put her on the trailer and was getting fuel in the truck when she called to tell me her horses eye was swollen....  the vet came out and found the tick...
So, we gave hay to the cows, horses and the mares out back... and while I was driving across the pasture I looked up to see the most beautiful sky... so I stopped and took a picture of it..


Thursday night, had a long day at work.. and we went to have supper at a restaurant where my friend sings most thursday nights....
and Today we got a new baby :)


I'm calling him Charlie.... he's a goofy little fella.. like charlie brown...(hence the name) and I have to bottle feed him... I love baby cows...

I'm a great mama cow.. ..

Well that is about all around here...

12 more days until Christmas...


Friday, December 6, 2013

Apple Raisin Pecan Oatmeal spice Cookies!!!!!! and a taco casserole.

So, yesterday I got to thinking I needed to make some cookies.. it was raining and I've been feeling sickly since thanksgiving...  this week I have been taking it extremely easy... I have been sleeping and sleeping and sleeping some more..  I actually for a second thought I had Pneumonia so I wound up taking a chest x-ray of myself yesterday... I didn't exactly take it of my self.. I posed in front of the bucky while my assistant took the x-ray... haha
but, alas, no Pnemonia.. :)

Lets get down to business... food business...
Weight watchers is taking videos for a cooking show... I submitted my christmas special from last year.  I figure maybe.. just maybe someone will see it and decide I need a show... and pick me up :)

Apple Raisin Pecan Oatmeal spice cookies

Heat your oven to 375°F

  •  3/4 cup Crisco Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 peeled, diced granny smith apple
  • 3/4 cup raisins 
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Cream shortening, brown sugar, egg, milk and vanilla in bowl of electric mixer.
whisk together flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and nutmeg in medium bow
l.

 Add gradually to shortening mixture at low speed. Mix just until blended. 

Stir in, one at a time, oats, apples, raisins and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets.

Bake 12 minutes or until set. 
Cool on baking sheets. Place on cooling racks to cool completely.

These cookies are super soft.... 



Sausage Taco Bake

1 pkg. Jimmy Dean® Premium Pork Hot Roll Sausage
1 cup chopped onion
1 can diced tomatoes, un-drained
1 can Rotel
1 can kidney beans, drained, rinsed
½ cup water
2 heaping tbsp  taco seasoning mix
restaurant-style tortilla chips, coarsely broken (enough to cover the bottom of the casserole dish)
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Sour cream and chopped fresh cilantro for serving

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook sausage and onion in large skillet until sausage is thoroughly cooked.
  2. Add tomatoes, beans, water and seasoning mix; stir. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer  until slightly thickened.
  3. Place broken tortilla chips in lightly greased 13x9-inch baking dish; cover with layers of 1 cup cheese, sausage mixture and remaining cheese.
  4. Bake 30 minutes. Cut into 8 squares. Serve topped with sour cream and cilantro, if desired.
Bells says "'ello, please drop some sausage on the floor"

Monday, December 2, 2013

Thanksgiving Weekend.

video
Cocaine's First time crossing a river


Ragnar checking out the river we were about to cross
Thanksgiving was awesome..
I think my mom made the most bestest juiciest turkey ever.  we had Green Bean Casserole, Mac n Cheese, Oyster stuffing, Mom's stuffing, sweet potato casserole, home made cranberry sauce, Collards, broccoli and cheese casserole and giblet gravy... it was all very awesome..  For desert we had Cannoli's, Cheesecake,  pumpkin pie, some wine cake and Brownies....
mmm mmm everything was great :)

Except I started to feel sick.. like my whole body was aching... but, the next day we got up and drove to the mountains to ride the horses...
I grabbed Ragnarok and My cowboy got the stallion..  we decided to break these guys into the mountain life..

standing in the river

we had a good time riding.. but the best part of this story is at night, sitting around the campfire with this girl that claimed to be an expert on the cuban mafia, dobermans and chickens...
she started off by talking about how if her dad knew what happened in her last marriage, that the cuban mafia would have been involved...  not real sure how that would have happened, because she is about a whitebred as they come and she is definitely not Cuban... so I told her the Sicilian's were way more cooler than the cubans... she didn't agree.. but, whatever...
then, we got around to the subject of chickens... she really told us that she has a hen that lays 2 eggs a day... Which I told her that was impossible, and so did our friend Robert.... she insisted that her chicken lays two eggs a day... I told her she was smoking crack.. and she still insisted... so I told her to shut the hell up....  I was really getting pissed off about all that..  then she goes on to tell me that doberman's mature at 6 months old.... and blah blah blah.. I explained to her that I didn't feel they matured at 6 months... then she began to explain showing dogs... I told her I didn't give a rats ass about dog shows....  I mean it was ridiculous.. some people just should shut up and not have something to say about something they don't know.... seriously...
she also told me that my mini doberman was the furthest thing from a doberman that I could have bought...  there may be some truth to that.. but, I'm pretty sure she is an idiot.. and I think her moocher boyfriend was figuring out that I was about to get hostile towards her.. and he made her leave... hahah that was the end of Friday night.

Saturday we had a short ride in the woods and came home, I wasn't feeling too good..  I spent the rest of the night on the couch trying to stay warm... Sunday, we went to church, went to my parents for some leftovers.. and then came right back home.. I put on my pajamas and I went into full on couch potato mode...  I was sick..
I'm at work today I feel pretty good.. just stuff and crap.. but, We have the end of year cattleman's meeting tonight and tomorrow we have tickets to Charlie Daniels :)
Cannoli's from Thanksgiving!