Borracho Beans (Drunken Tex-Mex Beans). ……….when all you have is beans and beer.

My mom: I just walked in on Warwick in the bathroom. Me: It’s okay. My mom: Well…I didn’t mean too, but he didn’t have the door locked. Me: It’s okay. My mom: I mean I didn’t see anything….he was finished. Me: Good. It’s fine. It’s okay. My mom: But then I talked to him a little while. Me: Huh? My mom: I asked him a few questions, he didn’t seem to mind. Me: Of course not. He’s too nice. Are you serious? You probably should have turned around, closed the door and left like a normal Read more […]

Potato Fagioli (My made up name for Pasta Fagioli with no Pasta) And Broken, Broken, Teeth.

That girl was on fire.And then. . . . .it happened.Sitting on the hard aluminum bleacher seat, I could see the ball as it propelled through the air, just missing her head, landing onto her chest, and then BAM! ricocheting onto her jaw. Her jaw jiving upwards, knocking the lower tooth into the upper. . .and then. . . .She clasped her hand over her mouth.Uuuuuhhhh.She turned toward me, eyes wide, as she she sprinted off of the soccer field.She hopped into the players box, and then exiting out in a Read more […]

Happy New Year!!! Black-eyed Peas with Mollasses

I’m going to do it.It’s going to be wrong.But, ah hell. I’m going to do it anyway.My New Year’s Resolution for 2013 is. . . . . .To do all the stuff I know I should be doing anyway, to the best of my ability, even if it isn’t perfect. Or great. or even palatable.Like blogging.Uuuffff.Did you know that I don’t blog half the time because I’m worried it won’t be perfect? Which it never is. Like the pics are crap, or my mind is blank. Or the food is bluk. Or the topic is yuk. Maybe I’m talking too much Read more […]

Southwest Chicken Salad and Pooping Pups, Powdery Mildew, and a Perfect Pick for Red Wine! (Graffigna Malbec Reserve 2010)

Hi. It’s me again.I’m having a bit of a day.My dog decided to climb up on the coffee table and make a boo boo.Not as in hurt himself.A crap crap.As in crapped on the table on top of the clothes that I was going to finish folding.On another note, Lucky (my dog) has been hopping onto the kitchen table chairs THAT MY CHILDREN REFUSE TO PUSH IN AFTER THEY HAVE EATEN, and he has been eating their dinners straight off their plates.Not good.ESPECIALLY since he is on a new vegetarian dog food diet that Read more […]

VEGAN Real Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

Enter the Baking Basics and Beyond Giveaway. And bake beyond. . . .Why I think I had a pretty good week last week.My sweet Bella had a report to present week. While most of the class did theirs on Puppies, pop stars, and modern day pop culture icons, my kid did hers on Jackie Robinson.  I didn’t even know,  she knew who he was.Again, Bella hit the ball out of the ballpark (like how I did that?) and made her First Reconciliation ( you know – where you go sit in a booth next to a priest and confess Read more […]

Ashley’s Sloppy Tacos (Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Tacos with black beans, corn and tomatoes)

February 15th Me:  I really thought you were going to buy me the Breaking Dawn Part I DVD for Valentine’s Day.Warwick: Oh.Me: I mean I didn’t really expect a present, but I kinda did. You always buy me something.Warwick:  Yeah. Well, time was running out, and I was going to but. . . . . . then I didn’t. Me: Buy me a present?Warwick: Yeah. Buy you the DVD.Me:  Oh.Warwick: I was looking at all the DVD’s and I couldn’t figure out which one to get. The one with the life size poster? The one with Read more […]

Best Slow Cooker White Chili

What I learned this past week:1. My husband knows how to River Dance. Well. And he’s not afraid to do it at his Company Christmas Party.2. I have no balls. When I tell a hairdresser to cut my hair just above my shoulders, and she cuts it just below my ears, I will emphatically proclaim I love it, because I don’t want to hurt her feelings, and then I will go home and slap myself around a bit.3. My husband thinks my new short hair is cute. . . . . .because he thinks I am cute.4. I love that guy in Read more […]

Cuban Black Beans and Rice (Moros y Cristianos)

Hi.I’m back.I know it’s been awhile. But, ummm, I’m sure you forgive me. I’m back in Houston with my children and my husband, and my dad is still sick, but getting better everyday. No more dialysis. No more fever. The heart is ticking away all on its own. The respirator, gone, gone, gone. He’s still in ICU and heavily sedated, but yesterday he squeezed his hand, opened his eyes, and moved his neck. . . .all great news.But. . ..and there is a but. . . .throughout all the craziness. . . .not sleeping. Read more […]