Saturday, May 25, 2013

Thirty Days Of Rice

Part of getting ready to move is cleaning out the pantry.  As I was sorting through it I found we have a ton of rice.  Well I don't feel like moving it so its time to scour my tons of cookbooks and the internet to come up with a large variety of ways to consume this copious amount of rice.

Last night I paired Rice pancakes with Corn Beef and Sweet potatoes.  All stuff from the freezer and cupboard that has to be emptied.  I got my first recipe from  I really like this recipe because it was simple and versatile.  Change the spices or add some leftover meat and you have a completely different flavor.

Here is the recipe for the Rice Pancakes.

2/3 cup uncooked white rice
1 1/3 cups water
2 eggs
2 teaspoons milk
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
1 teaspoon dried onion flakes
2 teaspoons butter
Bring the rice and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender, and the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes. Allow rice to cool.
Whisk together the eggs and milk in a large bowl. Stir in the cooked rice, salt, pepper, and chives or onions, if desired.

Melt the butter in a skillet over medium high heat. Using a 1/2 cup measure, spoon pancake shaped scoops of rice mixture into hot skillet. Cook until golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes per side.

Even my super pick son liked them.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Silly Sunday

Well it's a misty rainy day here in Long Island so here is a little rain humor to lighten the day.

One summer evening during a violent thunderstorm a mother was tucking her small boy into bed. She was about to turn off the light when he asked with a tremor in his voice, "Mommy, will you sleep with me tonight?" The mother smiled and gave him a reassuring hug. "I can't dear," she said. "I have to sleep in Daddy's room." A long silence was broken at last by a shaken little voice saying, "The big sissy.

For more laughs go check out Silly Sunday over at Comedy Plus:

  Happy Sunday!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

We Are Under Contract

We we've done it!!!  We have a house under contract!  It's got 4 bedrooms and a hugh back yard.  You can't see it but the dogs are celebrating ! My tummy is all in knots and I still have so much to do.

More stuff to sort through and get rid of, call the home inspectors, call the termite inspectors and the electrical inspectors since they are finishing up changing out the wiring.

My head is swirling with so much to do I don't even know where to start lol.

When I get there I will have so much more to do before the kids start up school.  Its exciting and scary all at the same time!  Kind of like a really good roller coaster!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mothers Day

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Wordless Wednesdays ... RoadRunner

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Feeling a little Melancholy Today

I'm having a blue day today.  It happens to me once in a while.... when my head fills with too much to think about and I have more to get done then I have time for.  What I would really like to do is crawl back under the covers and hide ...but... I can't!

Sometimes it helps to think about good things, or step outside and enjoy a few minutes of sunshine but today is a little cloudy and my brain is too busy thinking of all the stuff I need to do.  So today I'm going to share some of the stuff running around in my head and maybe it will help clear things up for me.  I hope you don't mind a little sharing therapy.  If you do well come back tomorrow and I'll post something more cheerful ... I promise!

Now here is just a few things cluttering my usual cheerful mood:

Have to call the bank today and ask questions about the mortgage we are getting I hate talking on the phone I so prefer face to face.
I can't garden this year these seed catalogs are making me depressed.
I have way too much SHIT to go through.. how the hell did we accumulate so much stuff!
I really need to get rid of some of my kitchen gadgets ..I never use them and they are taking up too much space...but which to pick...humm
How can I convince the kids to give up the stuff they don't play with anymore.   Moving is dramatic enough I don't want them to feel like they are losing their stuff just cause we are moving but they really do need to get rid of stuff.
I have so many great ideas of stuff I would love to do but the ideas far exceed my income.  Do I share my ideas and hope that someone will be able to use them or would that just make me feel bad because that's what I wanted to do?

Wow I feel better already!  I think I"m ready to call the bank!  Thanks for listening oh and if you have any suggestions for the things on that list feel free to leave a comment.  Have a great Monday!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Silly Sunday

Here's a Silly Song About Silly Snakes For Silly Sunday. I first found it on Discovery Kids but couldn't find a way to share it from there then I found it on Youtube but there is a little tiny bit cut off at the end. I should end ...He's such a Silly Snake. Anyway here ya go for Silly Sunday:

For More Silliness check out More Silly Sunday http://comedyplus.blogspot.com79.htm

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Wordless Wednesday... Today's Task

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