Sunday, October 28, 2012

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Yesterday was the perfect day to go to the pumpkin patch and pick out some pumpkins for Jack O' Lanterns. There is a pumpkin patch right next door at a local church so we took my step-son, Hayden, to go pick one out. While I am glad that the money we spent on our $8 pumpkin went to a good cause, I was less than pleased to learn that it was pretty much rotten. (after we had purchased it.) We ended up buying two more pumpkins of the same size for a little less than $8. Lesson learned. (Neither were rotten.)

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Mighty Mud Dash made a Mighty Mess of my washing machine!

This past Saturday we participated in the Mighty Mud Dash here in Houston. It was a 5k with many obstacles, most of which involved a lot of mud! I have to be perfectly honest with you guys... I used to love playing in the dirt and mud as a kid and after the race I realized we don't do that often enough as adults. This race basically made me feel like a little kid again. Quite a few times I mentioned that it would be really cool if they opened the area we were racing in for ATV's. Mudding on a four wheeler is really fun. If there were a "gym" that offered an obstacle course for workouts I would sign up in a minute. A lot of people made a big deal out of the obstacles, but I was shocked that I was able to get through most of them without a huge struggle. The Mud Mougles were the hardest, in my opinion. They were hills about four feet up, that dropped into water about 3 feet deep only to lead to another fout foot hill. There were 3 hills and three water pits and because of the water and mud there was no traction. I had to crawl out at  the side of the second water pit, which was still hard. I attempted the mougles but they got the best of me. I loved this race. The night before I kept waking up because I was so anxious and worried about whether or not it would kill us. Once we got started though, all those fears just slipped my mind because I was too busy laughing my butt off and having fun. I am so thankful that my husband and my friend Bebe participated with me. I think we made a great team.

As you can see in the pictures above, we were covered in filth! Brandon suggested that I get in the shower with my clothes on to try to get the mud off before we washed our clothes. If I could have taken a picture of the filth in the shower I would have. It was bad. Still, I thought I had gotten a lot of the mud out of the three articles of clothing I wore. Today I put all our race clothes in the washer. After the whole wash and extra rinse cycle was done  I was shocked to see this: (The stuff on the drum is muddy soap suds. I think.)

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Slow Cooker French Onion Pot Roast

I know I may seem like a one trick pony with all these crock pot recipes but I really can't help myself. I love food that tastes good and the easier the better. Nothing says easy like a crock pot recipe. When I was a kid, if my mom made a roast I would be so grossed out. Don't ask me why because I can't tell you. As an adult I really enjoy a great roast. Pork or Beef is fine by me.  We don't eat a lot of red meat in our home, but every once in a while I get a craving.

I saw this Pin a few days ago and I got the urge to make a roast and in the process, try out a new recipe.

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Crock Pot Taco Soup

I love Taco Soup because all you have to do is brown your meat, open up a few cans of beans and vegetables, throw in your seasoning and you have a delicious, hearty soup.  I had never made my Taco Soup in the crock pot, but there is nothing I love more than walking through the door after a full day of work, and smelling a delicious meal that is already ready for me to eat. (Already! I couldn't resist.)