Apple Fritters and Ants!!!!11:55 AM
My life seems to revolve around alphabet letters lately, it's actually quite amusing to realize that most of the things I do in one day start with the same letter......weird or freaky???
It's a slow saturday for me, one of those just spent laying around and doing pretty much nothing, not that I need to do anything because for once I can say "my house is spotless and I have no Mt. laundry threatening to take over the house". Right now the kids are eating their lunch, good ol' Ramen Noodles.....I don't know why some people turn their noses down at these, I for one think they're
cheap inexpensive and the kids love them......well I do too, but that's besides the point.
Anyway, they're eating their lunch and I'm standing to the side like a Terminator on the lookout for ants (see that happy one above, that's what I think they do to me every morning LOL). I have NEVER in my life seen such an invasion of ants like we have seen since moving to Arizona. I wake up every morning to hundreds of them on my kitchen floor, God Forbid you leave one measly crumb and they're like vultures all over it. I need your help fellow blog friends and ant hunters...........how do I get rid of these??? I don't want to use anything on the floor that the pugs can ingest or even the kids can get to but I also can't keep going this way. So Please, I implore you, leave me your ideas and advice or whatever you think will help me get rid of them.
The other A going on today is Apple Fritters, I first saw this recipe at Kelli's blog and decided to give it a go. So I got out the recipe and started it only to realize that I had forgotten to read the recipe ahead of time, sooooooooooo I didn't realize that the batter needs to be refrigerated for about two hours.
There I was, knife in hand and my pretty apples chopped all up, now you know if you just leave them out they turn brown and yucky....what to do what to do....well I did the only thing I could, the kids and I ate them
Through the magic of blogging, you won't have to sit through 2 hours of waiting, you get to enjoy them straight away. Help yourself to some and if you want to try them, I posted the recipe on my food blog here, or you could go to the original recipe from Tina here.
Yesterday I went to get my mail and had a box waiting for me from the wonderful lady Elizabeth, she knows how much I love books AND cooking AND slow cooking, so I opened it up to this beauty......I'm sure you heard me all across the country for I was jumping up and down and screeching my heart out. LOL
She's a wonderful lady and right now she needs your prayers for her and her family after her son received news that his best friend had been killed over in Iraq. Please go on over and show some support for her family and also the soldier's family left behind.
Dinner tonight is Sirloin Cheese Burgers on the grill and I have these wonderful potatoes cooking away in my crockpot, all I did was wash some potatoes, prick them with a fork and then rub them with butter or margarine, sprinkle some garlic powder and thyme over them and set it on high for 4 hours. They smell DIVINE!
Of course for dessert we have the scrumptious apple fritters, Yummy!
Tomorrow will be Slow Cooked Smothered Steaks with Garlic Mashed potatoes and some veggies. I have a couple of errands to run so this will be perfect, it can cook while I am out.....actually I'm heading to Michaels but shhhhh don't tell anyone. LOL
Hubby is going with me so that I behave myself, because if I'm there alone I will most certainly walk out with way more than I can handle and way more than my bank account is willing to spend.
I'm getting a really bad headache so I think it's time to step away from the computer and maybe catch up on a little bit of reading or even a little nap if the kids are willing to lay with me....doubtful but I'll try my luck.
Hope you all have a wonderful saturday.