Sunday, July 27, 2008

Jed and Ashlee and Honey

Jed and Ashlee and Honey were in town last week and spent the first part of the week with us before going to Ashlee's parents. Unfortuately, I had to work every day they were here. I did get someone to come in early for me on Tuesday and we went and had Sushi and the came home and let Honey play outside in the backyard. She managed to dig in the dirt so she ended up getting a bath. We then played catch phrase and Jed and Ashlee managed to beat us. I know THAT is hard to believe! We had a great time with them. Hopefully next time I will have a little more time off.


Chicken Enchiladas

4-5 chicken breasts, cooked, and shredded ( I just buy a rotisserie chicken from Costco )
1 cup sour cream
1 can cream of chicken soup
2 (10 1/2 oz.) cans of green chile enchilada sauce
1 can green chiles diced
1 tsp cumin
tobasco sauce- this is optional- I like to add a couple of shakes of this to add a little pizazz

You will also need a package of shredded jack/cheddar cheese
2 more cans of the green chile enchilada sauce

Mix all this together.  Pour another can of the green chile enchilada sauce in a pie tin and dip each tortilla in it-both sides- before filling each one with some of the filling and then sprinkle each one with jack/cheddar cheese and roll up.  Place in a 9 x 13 pan that you have sprayed with Pam.  Drizzle the left over enchilada sauce from the pie tin  over the enchiladas.  Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.  Serve with sour cream, chopped olives, and salsa.


Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did.  So throw off the bowlines.  Sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore.  Dream.  Discover.
    -Mark Twain

Sunday, July 20, 2008


When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me". Erma Bombeck


This is one of our favorite salads next to the strawberry one. I make this every time we go to Flaming Gorge.

Chinese Chicken Salad

6 tablespoons canola oil
2/3 cup sugar ( I use splenda )
1/2 cup seasoned rice vinegar-original ( the brand is Nakano )
4 tablespoons soy sauce

1 bag of coleslaw
1 small bag of carrot slivers
1/2 -3/4 cup of almond slivers
2 bags of the top ramen noodles crunched ( throw out the seasoning )
1 bunch of green onions, chopped
2 cups of dice chicken ( I just buy a rotissere chicken from costco )

Combine oil, sugar, vinegar, and soy sauce in shaker. Shake to mix well.
Mix remaining ingredients together and toss with dressing. Serve immediatly. You may not need all the dressing.


We pulled our boat up to Flaming Gorge this weekend and had a wonderful time. The weather was absolutlely beautiful. We didn't get our usual afternoon thunderstorms. We caught our limit of kokanee salmon. We only fished a few hours for lake trout but didn't have much luck. It's a little early in the season for them to be biting. ( I am sounding like a real fisherwoman!) We left the boat up there so Mark will be frequently the place until October.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Why you should not get on a moving treadmill!!

When I was at the gym I decided to go into the theater room and watch a movie. The room is pitch black with a bunch of elipticals, bikes and treadmills. I got on a treadmill and was immediately thrown down onto it because some idiot had left it running. As you can see I suffered a few bruises and rug type burns. It hurt like heck!! I was also humilated in front of the other people. Thank goodness it was dark in there!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Park City Wine Fest

On Friday afternoon Donna, Kathy and myself decided to have a girl's day and we went to Park City where they were having a wine fest. There were nine different stops and at each stop you could taste as many as 15-20 different wines. We decided at the first stop that we wouldn't make it to the next stop if we tried them all so we chose a select few and had a few sips of those. Each stop also had different appetizers to try. It only went from 3:00 to 6:00 so it needed to be a little bit longer because we didn't make it to all the stops. Next year we will just have to pick up the pace!

Joining the world of online communicating

We decided we would give this a try( or I should say Trish decided to give this a try ) . I love reading everybody elses blogs so here is the grand entrance.

recipe of the week


2 heads of romaine lettuce, torn into pieces and chilled in water
1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
1 med, red onion, halved and thinly sliced
1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
1 large avocado, chopped
2 cups mayonnaise ( the real stuff )
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup half and half cream
1/3 cup strawberry or raspberry vinegar
2 tablespoons poppy seeds
2 tablespoons strawberry jam

Prepare the lettuce and remove from the water and spin in a lettuce spinner to dry. Keep refrigerated until preparing the salad. Mix the mayo, sugar, half and half, raspberry vinegar, poppy seeds and jam all together for the dressing. I beat it with a mix on medium speed for a couple of minutes. Just before serving toss the lettuce with the strawberries, avocado, pine nuts and onion. You can either let everyone put their own dressing on or mix the dressing in just before you serve it. I also serve it as a main dish with grilled chicken.

quote of the week

Lee Iacocca

No matter what you've done for yourself or for humanity, if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished?