Flank Steak on Fajitas, Flank Steak on Rice, Flank Steak in 15 minutes, broils up quite nice.

In my head today. . . . .When I was 8, I had an Aunt who chewed the mess out of gum.I was envious of her jaws. They way they barely moved, as they maneuvered there way, up, down, and around. And every 2-3 seconds the gum would pop! Kind of like Pop rocks, but in a much more sophisticated way. I thought, one day my gum is going to pop like that.When I was 10, I noticed my mom had a lovely long straight nose. It reminded me of a witches nose, less the warts and bumpiness. Pronounced. Out There. Beautifully Read more […]

Spicy Sesame Vinaigrette over Flank Steak Spinach Salad

Me:  Soledad, can you please get your sister and go on a walk to the Enchanted Forest? When you get there, take a left at the wicked witches cabin, and then without her noticing cut some basil from her garden. I need four cups of it. Oh. And watch out for Scallywags and snails. They’ll be the death of you.Soledad (6) : OK! For sure!Soledad dressed in a Genie costume speedily grabs her sister (who is dressed in a fairy outfit) and they run into the backyard with scissors (probably not the best idea) Read more […]

Memorial Day Meal: Santa Fe Oven Fajitas with a Pineapple and Red Bell Pepper Salsa and A GIVEAWAY!!!

Update:  The deadline for the giveaway has been extended until June 2, 2012!- – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – -I ummmm. . . . .screwed up.I met my husband at softball practice at 6:00 pm.I chatted with my friends, made jokes, and piddled around for 45 minutes while my other kids climbed the bleachers.I packed up my 5 year old, and drove her to her basketball game 10 minutes early.I opened the door to the gym and noticed her team on the court all sweaty, with 9 seconds remaining Read more […]

How I Do Hamburger Helper

Today is last day that I will be 36.And I’ve got to tell you, I’m feeling pretty fancy in my pants.I’ve made a few revelations within the past few days, and I’m thinking this whole growing up thing is really rather a good idea.1.) I am beneath no one.I am just as wonderful and horrible as the next guy, and this has been a bit of an epiphany for me. To me it means, no more excuses, no need to explain myself.  This girl, this woman who stands here, typing on her laptop is OKAY. Better than okay, Read more […]

Sweet and Sloppy Joe’s

I apologize. My mind has been a little pre-occuppied lately.And not about what you think.About other things. About scary things. Spooky things. Things with magical and creepiful powers.And quite frankly, I don’t want to think about anything else. Which is why my kitchen and living rooms are a mess. Which is why I’m wearing a tank top that doesn’t match my skirt. Which is WHY I started crying in Home Depot, in front of the Handy Helper Guy.I was trying to explain to Mr. Woo about my big plans for Read more […]

Rice Noodles with Mixed Vegetables and Beef Strips

We went to the beach this week for a mini-vacation and one last hoo-rah before school starts. We thought we’d surprised the kids like they do in the Walt Disney commercial. The kids wake up on Christmas morning, open their presents. . .and then the parents announce “We’re going to DISNEYLAND!!!!” And everybody starts screaming and crying and the whole world couldn’t be any better.  That’s how I thought our rendition would turn out.  And it remotely did, for like 30 seconds. . . .http://youtu.be/qEgc_sQFZD4But Read more […]

Lawry’s Spicy Summertime Recipes and A GIVEAWAY!!!

UPDATE: 8/30/11And the winner is. . . . . .Ashlee:I like to cook…just not during the week, since I don’t like to be rushed while cooking.  So, my favorite thing to eat during the summer, is my husband’s yummy grilled steak…that HE cooks! Ashlee, please contact me at nickiwoo.thehomeguru@gmail.com in the next 48 hours to claim your prize!- – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – -I don’t consider myself a lucky person.And, I don’t consider myself a griller.But Read more […]

My Mama’s Okra Gumbo

My Mama’s Gumbo.This is my mom.My mama.My mommy.My mother depicted in a painting circa 1968.She’s here for the holiday, and I love her. Love her, Love her, Love her.But. . . . .Somebody (who rhymes with mister, is related to me, and called me horrible things when I was younger) and looks like this. . . . took a really ugly picture of her and posted it as my mother’s Facebook profile picture. First of all, where is she? And then if you can find her, it looks like she’s shooting daggers at Read more […]

Fake Pho – Fo’ Show or Something quite similiar to Pho’ (Vietnamese beef and rice noodle soup) though technically you can’t call it that, for sure & Please Don’t Go ~ by Mike Posner

I have a new favorite song.I’ve been wanting to tell you for sometime now, but I couldn’t find any food to adequately display the feelings that I have for this song.When I hear it, I turn up the radio really loud. I ignore my children.  If my children continue to talk to me whilst I play my hymn, I turn it up even louder, and sway my hips harder.If they still continue to talk, I take drastic measures. I quickly jerk my head in their direction, shoot fire lasers from my eyes, and blow icy breath Read more […]

Whole Wheat Crock Pot Lasagna

New Year’s Resolution #2 :  To Lose Weight. Maybe. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – So here’s the deal.  My butt giggles. I mean jiggles.  Who am I kidding,click here it probably giggles too. In a related matter: I had pee in the sheets 4 times this week. Not my pee. Other peoples pee. See yesterdays post. The toilet exploded. Guess who had to clean that up. Also, that precious pudding pie that I like to call angel sent from heaven, left this for Read more […]