Just a few rambling thoughts and crafts from a mind that is full of both. I am talented in my mind but regularly run full throttle into the wall of procrastination. I have raised procrastination to an art form. A friend once told me I have a BS in BS and a minor in excuse making. If there is anyway to get out of doing my best, I will do my best to get out of it. Welcome to my saburban life. : ).. Lol.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Terrific Tattoos..

 I love everything Celestial..
Suns / Moons and Stars..
But I love the colors, or lack
thereof in this one.  So simple
but yet, so eye catching.  : )..
And this is a UV Light tattoo that is such an awesome
looking tattoo, even without the light.
However, turn it on and it's amazing.
I'll get around to getting another tattoo
eventually.  I've got two right now.
One coyote howling at a moon on one ankle,
and a Sun/Fire and Moon/Water Yin Yang
on my other ankle.
That one stung like the dickens though,
so it's made me a little hesitant to get
However, I decided a few years ago that my
split personality, Aunt Dorine really
needs her own tattoo.  Lol..
I want to get a mischievious
Angel / Devil Hello Kitty
tattoo for her.
I will probably end up having
to have someone create it for me
though because I'm not finding one that
I like out there yet.
One day I'll find the right one though.
: )..

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

My Day So Far.. Lol.

Hmm..  I seem to have gotten a little bit
of eggshell in my eggs this morning..
I am.. Just that talented..
I got a US Census Bureau Survey..
My husband made Buffalo Chicken Thighs
this time instead of wings..
It was my suggestion.
I love wings, but by gosh!
That's a whole lotta work for such a
little piece of chicken meat.
This made all that work worthwhile!
And they were deeeeelishus!
Dutch can definitely cook!
Now..  Wait a minute..
This is 2013.
Egg shell in eggs.
Buffalo Chicken Thighs.
A census?
In 2013?
What is up with that?
Seven years too early..
Hmm.. Let the Chattel Counting
begin.. I think my response will be,
"I'll mail it back 7 years from now."
I loooove the "Your response is required by Law".
Yeah.  That's the same "law" that is trying
to change the Constitution.
I'll respond alright.
I don't think they will like my answer.
"Stop phishing!! Scammers!!"
: p.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Fake Out Breakfast Burritos..

I love breakfast burritos.
It's my second favorite breakfast,
right behind the delicious Eggs Benedict.
However, they are always messy,
no matter how I roll them,
my salsa always runs out the folded end
and drips on me.
I am "Field of Dreams" with food.
If it drips, I will wear it.
Went to a swanky, posh, hoity toity
brunch one day and actually made it the entire meal,
until I had their drippy biscuit gravy.  Dang it!
I was being super, duper, extra careful.  : /..
Anyway, back to the burritos.
We had a bag of tortillas that must have gotten
closed before they cooled enough,
so no matter what we tried, they all stuck to
one another and ripped when we pulled them apart.
What to do?  What to do?  What to do?
Why fight it?  Aha!
I tore them to pieces, lined my
bowl and piled on my ingredients.
Sooo good.  Sooo easy.  Sooo less messy!
Woot, Woot!
 Torn tortillas..
 Browned and drained sausage and
scrambled eggs.
All together with cheese and salsa.
Paired with some yummy,
non Smirnoff Orange Juice,
makes for a pretty delish, quick and
easy breakfast for those
who don't have a lot of time in the morning.
: )..
And..  I didn't drip once.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Spring Fever..

Had a great, warm day today.
We have had a pretty easy couple of winter's
the past two years, getting less than 6" of
snow each year, which is fine by me.
However, we did just go through a bit of a
cold, artic snap that was an eye opener.
Yikes!  I am sooo not a cold weather fan.
Today was fantastic!
The puppies even agreed, wanting to go
outside and play for hours on end.
 The trees were starting to show buds
before the cold snap.  I'm sure they were also hoping
it was going to be Spring soon.
 I love Spring because everything is coming back to life,
and everything is turning green and
warm weather is on it's way.
It's supposed to be 65 degrees tomorrow.
I get to go to work late,
so you can bet, I'll be taking advantage
of those warm, lovely temps!
: )..

Friday, January 25, 2013

Split Lip Rayfield - Fallen

Our friend, Wayne from Famous Seamus and the Travelbongs got us started
on Split Lip Rayfield, as well as some other great bluegrass groups.  Just
found this song again, and I can't get it out of my head.  : )..  I love SLR.
I also love how they came to be called, "Split Lip Rayfield".  Lol.  The
guys in the group were out and about when another group wasn't able to make
a show.  SLR volunteered to play, even though they had never actually named
their group.  When asked what the venue should introduce them as, they
reverted back to one of their friend's nicknames, who always had chapped lips.
Who can't love a group like that? 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Easy, Peasy Lasagna.. : )..

I love lasagna, but hate to boil the noodles..
I hate waiting that long to put it all together and toss
it in the oven.  Imagine my delight when I
got a recipe several, several, several
years ago that eliminated that step.
: )..  Yay!
 It's all how you layer the ingredients.
And - no - you don't have to buy the special no-bake
noodles for this to work.
Put down a layer of spaghetti sauce on the bottom of the pan. 
Add a layer of regular lasagna noodles.
Put a layer of browned and drained hamburger,
then top that with either ricotta or cottage cheese,
I use cottage cheese myself.
Add a layer of shredded cheese, doesn't matter
what type, I used Colby-Jack that time because that's
what we had, but I've used lots of different kinds.
Add another layer of spaghetti sauce.
Top with another layer of regular lasagna noodles.
Add one more layer of spaghetti sauce
and finally, another layer of the cheese.
This time, I also add some mozzerella to the mix.
Sprinkle some Italian Seasoning, Thyme,
Garlic Powder, Onion Powder and voila!
It's ready for the pre-heated oven.
I usually set it on 375 degrees,
and bake my lasagna for 45 minutes.
Toss together a delicious salad
and warm up some oven toasted garlic
bread towards the end of the lasagna cooking
and it's ready to go.
Let it set up for a few minutes after the oven
and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!
I even had to pop open another one of my
Smirnoff Ice's for this meal.
Someone told me it looked like molten lava.
Yeah.  Delicious molten lava.
I don't recommend trying actual molten lava.
I doubt that it would be quite so tasty.
: )..
Nummy, nummy, nummy!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Winery Passport Program.. Game On!

Once again, had a fantastic wine mob meeting
a couple weeks ago.  Chocolate, Vignoles,
tasty veggie treats and our great friends
made for a great weekend..
Can't wait for our next meeting.
We are heading to one of the vineyards
that we haven't had a mob meeting at yet..
It's out in the country, super quiet
and super fantastic with delicious
vignoles, including one mixed with Strawberry.
Yummy!  Can't wait!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Quick and Easy Breakfast Skillet

Another one of my projects waiting to be loaded
on my blog..  A yummy, ham and veggie,
cheesy egg breakfast delight that I whipped up.

I chopped half an onion..
  Added some chopped red pepper..
 And some diced ham..
 I sauteed the veggies, and then added the ham..
 Whipped up four eggs and a little splash of milk..
 And cooked the eggs until they were nice and scrambled,
then added some shredded cheese on top.
 Served with some buttered bread,
it was pretty yummy.  : )..
 And it was quick and easy, peasy..
No link to recipes for this one..
Strictly me adding whatever sounded good.

I teamed it up with my yummy fake mimosa..
 Orange Juice and an original flavor
Smirnoff Ice..  Deeeelicious!
And such a great way to enjoy breakfast on a day off!
Ummmm Hmmm!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Ham And Apple Panini's.. : )..

Aha!  I'm back in business!
Finally fixed the issues Firefox had
when I tried to access my blog through their
browser.  Blogger and Internet Explorer are still
having photo issues, so I'll be off IE for a while.
I've been busy over here, despite having a couple
weeks of loading videos on my page.  I've had a couple
wine mob meetings.  I've started another winner, winner,
chicken dinner winery passport tour program.

I made some deeeelishus Ham and Apple Panini's.
Apples?  On a sandwich?
You betcha!

I sliced my apples and cooked them just a little
so they weren't so crunchy.  
 Added some yummy Almond butter,
or as my boss calls it, "ALmond Butter".
 Added a couple slices of ham..
 Added my apple slices..
Put the other piece of bread on..
(I buttered both sides of my bread..)
Since we don't have a handy, dandy
panini press, I decided to try my co-workers
suggestion, and used our handy, dandy
Quesadilla maker instead..
Worked like a charm!
 And ended up with this..
A yummy, super delicious ham and apple
panini sammich for lunch.
: )..
Easy, peasy and sooo yummy!
Just the way I like it.

for quite a while, I'm linking up again.
: )..

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Ooooh My Gosh.. Love it!!

It's almost time for those great Super Bowl commercials!
Doritos has a contest going where people can pick
the best one out of five finalists..
My absolute favorite?
Is Goat 4 Sale..
Oooooh my gosh!!
I haven't laughed that hard and that
long in a long, long, long time!
I love it!
I'm betting it'll be the winner, winner,
chick.. err.. goat eating dinner winner!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

My Favorite Idol So Far..

I love Kez Ban..
On other notes from today..
Tried to give blood..
My stick poker poked a little
off the beaten path and
kept getting a Low Flow
The spot?
About an inch off to the left from
where they usually get blood..
Wah, wah, wah..
We'll try again next time.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

There's a Bathroom on the Right.. Lol..

After many years of misheard lyrics and speculation..
John Fogerty and his group have a little fun..
: )..

Thursday, January 10, 2013

.. VI ..

I'm beginning to think Blogger and IE are never
going to get this figured out.
I would go on Firefox and add pics,
but apparently, I have security settings too
high and it won't sign in to Blogger.
Haven't figured out where the security settings
for Firefox are.. Soo..
In the meantime, I will wait.
And wait.
And wait.
I like this song though.
: )..

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Photo Issues Part IV..

I have always loved Wade's So You Think You Can Dance
routines, but he left the show after the second or third
season..  I have missed him ever since then..
He created this video for Criss Angel's Las Vegas
"Believe" show..  Love it!
Then, somewhere along the way, I missed this
great routine that he created and participated in for
Dancing With the Stars back in 2009..
How I missed it is beyond me!
Youtube finally gave up a Wade Robson fix for me last night!
Here it is!  Loooove it!
Ya, Ya!  I love his dances.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Photo Issues Part III..

Alrighty..  Finally accessed the troubleshooting FAQ's section,
and Blogger is working on the photo loading issue..
Soo..  In the meantime..
We can enjoy a clip from Guy Fierri's
Diners, Drive Ins and Dives..
This one is a Coal Fired Pizza place
called Joe Squared..
Check this pizza oven out!
Yikes! Talk about a pizza burn!
Ya might wanna let that one cool for a bit!
That pizza oven cooks pizzas in a whopping two minutes.
Yeah.  Two whole minutes!
It gets up to 1500 degrees in there.
I don't know if I could wait long enough
for it to cool down!  : )..
Looks great though!
And now, Dutch has finally gotten an idea of what
he'd like to do now..  He's always wanted a brick
oven in the backyard..
Now?  Hmm..  A restaurant with a coal fired
pizza oven?  Winner, winner pizza dinner!
He already makes some killer homemade pizzas,
with homemade pizza crust whipped up in our bread maker..
I have no doubt that he'd be churnin and burnin
on the pizza place..  And I dooooo love
me some pizza!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Photo Issues Part II..

Still having issues loading photos with Blogger,
so in the meantime,
we can enjoy some blasts from
the past.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Photo Issues Part I..

Soo, from time to time, Blogger seems to have trouble
loading pictures.  The picture icon is there, but it doesn't
pop up with the upload button so that I can
select and add pictures.  : (..
Well, in the meantime, hopefully
we can enjoy Keller and Williams version
of the Racounteurs "Switch and the Spur" instead.
Hopefully they will have the picture
bug worked out soon.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Tyler Gregory at his best..

Got to meet Tyler one night when he played a set
before our friends, Famous Seamus and the Travelbongs
went on at a local bar.
This video went viral for a while
after Ellen DeGeneres tweeted about it.
How cool is that?
He's a Kansas musician and was out on the
street performing in Lawrence, KS when Jacob and his
parents came by.
Jacob is blind and has autism,
but that didn't stop him from thoroughly
enjoying Tyler's performance.
Love this video..

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Squee? I certainly think so.. : )..

Oooh.  I do love shrimp.
I could eat shrimp 24/7/365 and never
get tired of it.  Seriously.
Sooo, imagine
just how yummy this sounds
to me?
Looks good!
Doesn't it?
And this recipe is sooo
super, duper easy peasy?
Aye!  Count me in!
I am soooo making this.
Very, very, very soon.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Hi.. My name is Jan..

And I am..  A homemade Chex Mix addict.
I like Chex Mix on the devan!
I do!! I like them, Jan-I-am!
And I would eat them in a boat!
And I would eat them with a goat...
And I will eat them in the rain.
And in the dark. And on a train.
And in a car. And in a tree.
They are so good so good you see!

So I will eat them in a box.
And I will eat them with a fox.
And I will eat them in a house.
And I will eat them with a mouse.
And I will eat them here and there.
Say! I will eat them ANYWHERE!
I can't..  Leave them alone..
Ohh, and by the way!

(Had to throw the second one in for good measure.)
: )..