Thursday, March 31, 2011

I'm back!

Ok so the whole working thing wasn't working out. I was super stressed all the time and it just wasn't good for my health. Their were a lot of things that just didn't make my working at that facility good. Now that I've tried the working world and discovered that it's just not for me I'm going to stay home and have babies. (No babies on the way that I know about yet). My husband has lots of vacation time stored up so I think we are going to take that long awaited late honeymoon to somewhere in Europe. I vote for ROME but we might be going with Fr. Mitch Pacwa to France or Patrick Madrid to Spain. No plans have really been decided upon. So now that I'm back I'm going to start posting more often again.

Thank you, all you readers for sticking around. Now back to the wonderful life of a house wife. I don't think I've ever been so happy to do laundry and clean the kitchen.

I'll give you a sneak peak at a possible new recipe. Depending on how it turns out, it might make the next post.

Strawberries 'n' Cream Trifle

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Curry Shrimp Recipe

Hello all,
I made this last night but didn't have time to post it. It was very good. I made it as posted. Next time I will put some celery in while I'm sauteing the onions. My husband really enjoyed it. In fact I had to make an extra cup of rice because he wanted more than I originally served him.

Curry Shrimp

1 small onion, chopped
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of shrimp soup, undiluted
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 pound frozen uncooked small shrimp - thawed, peeled and deveined
1 cup sour cream
Hot cooked rice

1.In a large saucepan, saute onion in oil until tender. Stir in soup and curry powder; bring to a boil. Add the shrimp; cook and stir until shrimp turn pink. Reduce heat. Stir in sour cream; heat through. Serve over rice.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Greek Pizza (1st lenten meal I cook)

Surprise! Two posts in one day. Wow!

For lunch we had Greek Pizza. I actually made is as prescribed except I put some black olives in it too. It was really good. The Baron was upset when I only let him have three pieces. It was a nice start to no meat. I get the feeling it will make a few rotation in the 40 days. O I just realized I forgot to put the onion it it. Ops. It was great even without it.

Greek Pizza with Spinach, Feta and Olives


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese, divided
  • 1 (12 inch) pre-baked Italian pizza crust
  • 1/2 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon oil from the sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives, coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 1/2 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced


  1. Adjust oven rack to lowest position, and heat oven to 450 degrees. Mix mayonnaise, garlic and 1/2 cup feta in a small bowl. Place pizza crust on a cookie sheet; spread mayonnaise mixture over pizza, then top with tomatoes, olives and oregano. Bake until heated through and crisp, about 10 minutes.
  2. Toss spinach and onion with the 1 Tb. sun-dried tomato oil. Top hot pizza with spinach mixture and remaining 1/2 cup feta cheese. Return to oven and bake until cheese melts, about 2 minutes longer. Cut into 6 slices and serve.

Sorry for the delays

Sorry readers,

I've been super busy and that probably isn't going to change soon. I'm going to try to update as often as I can. With my new job I'm super busy. I only work three days a week but I don't know how people do this full time. I come home and pass out from exhaustion and hunger. I tend to sleep from just after I have dinner (my only meal of the day) till about 10:00 the next morning. Then I try to catch up on the stuff I used to do like keep the house half decently clean. This too shall end.

The job isn't terrible but I'm just a perfectionist and I feel so lost. I know I trained for this for years but the paperwork is killing me. And it doesn't help that I tend to see the clients only once and then have to write their weekly progress notes. Can we say EAK!

So now that I've complained I'll move on to my challenge for lent. I am going to go meatless all lent. This doesn't sound so hard and It probably wouldn't be if three days a week I wasn't working. I hope this works out. O and since the husband is on a diet it looks like we will be having a lot of salad and fish dinners. Today since I'm off I'm making Greek pizza for lunch and tonight I'm making Veggie soup. We can also have it tomorrow night for dinner. This should be an interesting adventure. I'm also going to try to make it to mass every day but Mondays and Fridays. There is no way for me to go to mass those days because Tomball doesn't have a mass that allows me to make it to work for 7:00 AM.

On the mass note, I missed Ash Wednesday because I got lost and by the time I would have found it Mass would have been over. Kind of a downer but on the upside it wasn't a holy day. I did go to confession on Tuesday though so that was a silver lining. I'll try to find a mass for me to go to today since I missed morning mass by sleeping in. I honestly didn't remember to set an alarm for me to get there.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Work Day 1

My first day of work was very uneventful. All I did was sit in front of a computer while power point presentations orientated me to the practices, rules and regulations of the company. It took me 2 hours to get to work in the morning. I was there for six hours because my supervisor saw all of the clients before I was finished with orientation. Maybe tomorrow when I go to the other facility I might see some clients. I'm just not looking forward to the paperwork I'll have to do. We'll see how that goes. More updates later.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Off to work

Off to my first day of work bright and early tomorrow morning. We'll see if I have time to blog about it tomorrow night.