We celebrated my girls birthdays at my house as usual this year. We were going to go bowling but daughter #2 has a broken wrist from her accident. Hopefully it will be taken care of next week.. It’s been hurting her tremendously. Their birthdays fell in with football weekend so we decided to do finger foods this year. The hubby made a cheese plate along with some salami, and chips and salsa.. I made meatballs and little winnies… My parents brought Hawaiian chicken and fried rice. As usual we had way too much food. It was all delicious… And that’s not even including the cake and ice cream… :-)
As we ate we all watched football and screaming at the tv. It was pretty stressful watching the game.. Of course we lost but we all still had a lot of fun. Daughter #1 turned 29 yrs old and daughter #2, 27 yrs old… They grow up so fast, but I have enjoyed watching them grow up. Hard to believe I made it thru the teen years. I didn’t think I would for a minute there. The youngest gave me a run for my money that’s for sure… But she made it thru and turned out to be such a wonderful young lady.. They are amazing kids…
What You’ll Need
1 boneless beef bottom round roast or chuck pot roast (2 to 2 1/2 pounds)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 pound potatoes, cut into wedges
3 cups fresh or frozen whole baby carrots
1 medium onion, thickly sliced (about 3/4 cup)
2 teaspoons dried basil leaves, crushed
2 cans (10 1/4 ounces each) Campbell’s® Beef Gravy
- Season the beef with the garlic powder. Heat the oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the beef and cook until well browned on all sides.
- Place the potatoes, carrots and onion into a 3 1/2-quart slow cooker. Sprinkle with the basil. Add the beef to the cooker. Pour the gravy over the beef and vegetables.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 10 to 11 hours* or until the beef is fork-tender.
No one has the right to judge you. They might have heard your stories, but they didn’t feel what you were going through. No matter what you do, there will always be someone who thinks differently. So concentrate on doing what you know in your heart is right. What most people think and say about you isn’t all that important. What is important is how you feel about yourself.
You have control over your life. Don’t blame others. You have the power to change your life at any time and turn your worries into wisdom.
Live each moment in the service of a meaningful purpose.
Free yourself from the constant demands of your ego, practice to quiet your mind to be your very best.
Challenges are the stepping stones on your journey to help you grow. Look for the positive side of things.
You tell yourself a story inside your head every day. Make sure to tell the right one, the one that will help you get what you do want in life.
Give yourself permission to follow the path that makes you happy.
Remember to celebrate the blessings surrounding you and how far you’ve come, rather than focusing of what’s still left to be done.
The best you can do in life is follow your heart. Take risks. The people who can see how beautiful your heart is will never leave you.
- 6 Pork chops
- 1 Can Cream of chicken soup
- 1 Package Ranch dressing (dry)
Put pork chops in slow cooker.
Sprinkle about 1/3 ranch pkg over pork chops and mix the rest in with soup.
Pour soup over chops and let cook for 6 hrs on low or 4 hrs on high.
Serve over rice or mash potatoes
It’s the best tasting pork chops I’ve ever had. Great meal for two or more people. Enjoy!!!
These days I just have no energy for anything.. I’m always tired. Peri-menopause can kick my ass. I’m so over it! They say to exercise when you feel fatigued but it doesn’t work. I just feel more tired. Maybe I need to change my eating habits. That might help some. I’ve been thinking about becoming a vegetarian. I just think it would be better for me, The only thing is it’s so expensive to eat healthy. Why is that? It should not be that way at all.
Arianna’s visit went real well! My husband took her to a baseball and football game. We also did a lot of sight seeing in San Diego and on her last week, we went to Disneyland. I rode all the rides with her because my husband was a chicken butt… But most of all she finally got to meet her sisters which she was very much looking forward to… Her sister Ashley, who works at a salon, did a temp die on her hair before she left. The color, PURPLE!!! Arianna absolutely loved it.. It was a successful visit. Hopefully we’ll get to see her again next year…