Friday, September 28, 2012

Fabulous Pizza Soup

A little unconventional, I know. But it was wicked awesome and Grau deemed it another keeper!

Just think of all the variations you could do with this? I mean, add sliced pepperoni, or ham, or bacon, or whatever!
I didn't have enough room in the beginning. I doubled the recipe and forgot that I was using my small crock pot. Rut ro!  But, it worked out fine, in the end.  I just left the top off so the heat wouldn't make steam and add to the volume of the soup.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Black Bean & Chicken Quiche

There are days I amaze even myself. No, truly. Sometimes, I amaze myself with how stupid I am. Other days, with how smart I am. And then there's days like ability to create a masterpiece from leftovers!

Oh, this quiche just sung to me! No really, it did. I should probably have those voices checked out.....

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Pura Vida!

It means 'Everything's OK' and it's the mantra of Costa Rica.
Which I've been chanting this week as I've seen some minor miracles and cannot be more thankful!

School started up again, as you know. It keeps me busy. I've finally got my groove on when it comes to my two busiest days. Yay for that.

Spanish was (and most likely still is) kicking my ass. And I found out's an accelerated class. We're doing a year's worth of Spanish in one semester. Holy cow! No wonder my brain has felt like it's going to explode.
I spent the past several days studying for a test last Monday. Four days straight of studying, and feeling like I wasn't getting it. I became very frustrated. (Which is unusual because not many things frustrate me personally.) I received the test back last night and was amazed I made a B+ on it.

The rest of my classes are going well. I've a few minor irritants with one of my math professors. I'm pretty sure it has to do with her being picked on when she was in school and looks at me as being the cool kid and the enemy. LOL What's funny is there's a girl that sits next to me that had the same idea as me.

Outside of school- well, things are going well. I'm doing more work and I really don't dread my taxes this year. That's a first. Yeah, I know, it's awfully early to be thinking about that, but I plan ahead. For everything!

I've started on Christmas decorations....youngerspawn and I have discussed what type and color of decorations to go with this year.

Fall is COMING! I cannot wait! I absolutely LOVE the Autumn! It is my favorite season. Cool air, a campfire, apples, cinnamon, hay, jeans, boots, jackets and HALLOWEEN! Yes. What is not to love?

Okay- It's time for me to grab a nap before class. I've been up a couple hours already and this sinus issue is bothering me. Meds taken, and a nap to help pass the time for them to kick in is in order.

Have a good week!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Slug, Bowling or Copper Ball

I'm a Pinterest junkie. yes. And this project I found there seemed like it was right up my alley. (hahah get it...alley? Bowling ball?)

Of course you don't. I haven't told you yet!

Okay- apparently, pennies repel slugs. Or rather copper does. I'm not sure. I'm not a bug slug person or even a great gardener. I'm a crafter. I make things. That's what I do. 
So, I'm not sure if making a bowling ball covered in pennies will repel slugs or not, being as today's pennies have little, if any, copper in them. Still, it's a cute project and I had to make one.

Besides, the pennies weather great. Verdigris I believe it is called. That's just a fancy word to say they turn kinda green. And pretty. 

Saturday, September 1, 2012

DIY Homemade Italian Seasoning

I make a lot of things from scratch. Italian Seasoning is no exception.  This easy recipe can be made in a few minutes and stored in an airtight jar for up to 6 months. Of course, mine doesn't last that long! I use it a lot. 
Over potatoes. In a casserole. On chicken. You name it. It's fabulous. And the best part? YOU control the ingredients and salt content! What's not to love about that?