December 30, 2008
December 29, 2008
First you steam some rice, it's better if you use regular rice, not Minute Rice. While the rice is cooking, scramble some eggs in a small frying pan. Cut up your leftover meat and, in large frying pan, fry it in some butter. When the meat is a little bit browned add some more butter and then the rice. Stir in the eggs. Add a little bit of soy sauce at a time, stirring in between until it looks like enough. Careful not to add too much soy sauce or it will be really salty. That's it!
The best way to make fried rice is with bacon (everything is better with bacon). Fry up some bacon and remove from pan. Drain all but a few tablespoons of the bacon grease from the pan and then add the rice, eggs and soy sauce. Crumble the bacon and add to rice mixture.
Fried rice is really good with pork egg rolls from the Schwan man!
December 26, 2008
December 24, 2008
December 21, 2008
And, I finally figured out how to post my photos so you can click on them and get a closer look if you'd like!
I have a couple of short weeks coming up. I'll only be at work 4 more days this year. Monday and Tuesday this week and next. I can't believe how fast time goes. I remember when I was a kid and time went so slow, especially if I was looking forward to something like a birthday party or Christmas. My parents and grandparents would talk about how fast time went and I'd think they were crazy. Now I understand.
More pictures of Scooby and Lucy...
It looks like Scooby is telling Lucy a secret...
Hopefully it will warm up soon and I can get outside and take some photos!
December 18, 2008
I'm excited to get out and really try it out! I was kind of sad about replacing my other camera, it's been like my right arm for 4 years. After using the new one for a little while...I'm over it! SO...if you're in the market, the whole shebang is for sale.
December 14, 2008
We have a busy week ahead...haircuts tomorrow night, ESP family night on Tuesday, Sunday School program Wednesday night and I'd like to get to Grand Forks to finish up some Christmas shopping.
More scrapbooking today...
December 13, 2008
And...I signed up for this class!
December 10, 2008
There isn't much going on this week, which it a a good thing! Tomorrow night we'll be attending our first school concert. I'm sure that will go fine. Next week is the Sunday School Christmas program. Since I'm a teacher I need to be at practices Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon...not really looking forward to that.
I am looking forward to tomorrow's assignment and information for the scrapbooking class I've been taking. There are only 2 left. I kind of wish it would go on for a few more weeks...I'm getting a lot done. Now I'm thinking about signing up for the Library of Memories class that starts in February. I have the books and am implementing the concept already, but if it's anything like the class I'm taking now I'm sure it would be fabulous. A friend that has taken it gave me some information to go through...that should help me decide.
December 7, 2008
December 3, 2008
We spent the night in Grand Forks so the kids could go swimming. Friday morning my mom took the kids home and we headed to the airport!
December 1, 2008
We stayed at the Mirage - I snapped a couple pictures of our room before we settled in...
It was very nice and spacious.
My sister and I shopped during the day and then we partied all night! Well, until 2am anyway! We ate at some great restaurants and saw some fabulous shows. Saturday night we saw Wayne Brady of Who's Line is It? and Don't Forget the Lyrics. The whole show was impromptu. The things he came up with off the top of his head were hilarious. You could see the show several nights in a row and it would never be the same. Sunday night we went to David Copperfield. Tim was approached before the show and asked if he would participate. He agreed as long as he wouldn't be made to disappear or be cut in half. His part involved checking a box to show the audience it was solid and not an illusion. The show was amazing! The whole time I wondered, "How did he do that!?"
I've been doing laundry since we got home and with the 2 hour time difference and the late nights out, I am tired! Tomorrow may be a long day.
November 24, 2008
I'm even getting some of my older photos into scrapbooks. These are from '91 & '92...
We're on the Christmas decorating committee at church so that's what we did tonight. There are two other couples also on the committee. After decorating we go out for bar baskets. I had the usual burger, fries and a couple beers. Good stuff!
My mom and my sister and I went to the Neil Diamond concert Saturday night. It was pretty awesome! And we went out for supper at my favorite restaurant before the show. A very fun night!
November 16, 2008
Then he took it to his "fort" to eat it in front of the TV.
November 15, 2008
November 7, 2008
November 3, 2008
November 2, 2008
November 1, 2008
I'm thinking about going to GF tomorrow to buy a new printer. The scrapbook class I'm taking requires one and the printer we have just isn't cutting it anymore. I also really need an external hard drive. I actually need that more than a printer. Hopefully I can fit both into my budget!
Three of them went into the freezer and 1 went in the oven.