Sunday, July 19, 2009

Our Day At The Zoo......with Nana!

The kids discovered lion cubs............
The newest lion cub.....
Grace in front of the lion's den......
The penguins loved Grace!!

Cal and his favorite animal...the sea lion
Dylan loves the new train!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Uncle Jerry's Birthday!

A pool party and cook out....what a great time with family! Happy Birthday Uncle Jerry!

Beat the Heat

When it is 104 degrees, with a heat index of 110 degrees....the last thing I want to do is cook! During this wretched summer heat, I turn to my "friend" the Crock-Pot! Here I have simply placed some chicken breast, chicken broth, and seasonings in the slow cooker.....I even placed some fresh basil on the top. (yes I am growing basil now!) The aroma from the fresh basil is amazing! I wasn't expecting that!
Simple but delicious...and the kitchen isn't too hot!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Dylan is a ham! He loves to have his picture taken, as long as he is "doing something" he is being a spider. hahahaha These Zippy Beef Tips are heavenly and very easy to make :)
Place 1 /12 lb stew meat into greased 2 qt dish w/lid. Spread a can of cream of mushroom over the beef, top with an envelope of dry onion soup mix and then pour a cup of 7-UP over all.
Do Not Stir!
Cover with lid and bake 3 1/2 to 4 hours at 275 degrees.....yum!