Friday, April 13, 2012

More Update

OK, since I'm so behind, it's time for more life updates.

First up, sister, brother, and I had a life changing breakfast casserole over Easter vacay from the fabulous Heather at The Spohrs are Multiplying. It was SO good and sister fried up some sausage to go with it. Major props to brother for MAKING IT! xoxo

Here is the recipe from Heather's blog:

Green Chile Breakfast Casserole


Recipe type: Breakfast
Author: Heather from The Spohrs Are Multiplying
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 45 mins
Total time: 55 mins
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 14 oz of diced green chiles
  • 8 oz Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • 8 oz Jack Cheese grated
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Place 1/2 of the chiles in a layer in a greased casserole dish.
  3. Sprinkle 1/2 of both cheeses.
  4. Add remaining chiles, top with remaining cheese.
  5. Beat eggs/flour/milk/salt until smooth.
  6. Pour over casserole and bake at 350 degrees for approx 45 mins.
Notes
add more chiles if you like it spicier



Next up, I am officially addicted to Draw Something. I need an intervention. Please play me if you are not already. My username is edwardsedition. Seriously. I crack up so much at my drawings, other people's drawings, and I have been known to text and tweet drawings asking for help. Ha! Very fun.


I need a DVR like whoa! I've been super spoiled with FeFe and sister by PAUSING a show because I'm being interrupted by kidlets. Also, I love the "let me record things and watch them later" aspect. I know, I'm about 5 years behind, but this ties in nicely with my next "obsession."


I was recently reading an article in People about Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss of Hunger Games) and she mentioned a show she loved on National Geographic channel called Doomsday Preppers. Intrigued, I checked into it and found out it was about people who thought the end of the world was coming (they had various end of the world ideas). The show centers around what they do to prepare and how they can improve. Y'all-if we have a major national disaster, I'm screwed. I have about 9 cans of Campbells in my pantry, 12 bottles of water, 3 band aids, 2 handguns, 30 bullets, and 1 flash light. These jokers have "bug out" areas where they go if something major happens (like a nuclear bomb or a massive power grid failure). They also have THOUSANDS of food items, medical supplies, water and air filtration systems, guns galore, military background, etc. I feel like a loser just watching it but it is so fascinating. Apparently I'm asking for bullets and canned goods for Mother's Day. FeFe has been DVR'ing episodes for me since I go visit about once a week! Ha!

I also CAN'T STOP reading, buying, and checking out dystopian themed books (Hunger Games, Delirium, Unwinds, etc-google or good reads dystopian and you will get TONS of good recommendations if you are into that!). My Good Reads page is ridic! recently I have purchased Pandemonium (the second book to Delirium) and Crossed (the second book to Matched). I've also gotten on a major library kick with the dystopian teen fiction, so I'm using all of nap time to READ instead of clean or prep for dinner. Yikes.If you want some book titles or recommendations, let me know. Girlfriend is a reading hooker.


Last but not least, an update on the gluten free living. I've been gluten free since the end of January. At first, I was feeling great and sure this was the best decision for me and my health. Then slowly, I started having the joint pains again-this time with more frequency and pain. Then I would randomly eat gluten in small amounts, mainly when out of town. Now, even when I have absolutely no gluten, I'm still having the pains intermittently. However, I am still gluten free. I still make exceptions when traveling by eating a meal or snack with gluten in it. At home, I am almost always GF. I have found out some things I was eating were not actually GF, even though one would assume so. I guess I need to keep checking even if I assume it "should be" GF. I have been reading about osteoarthritis and feel like I'm on that track since I have rheumatoid arthritis. Maybe I'm just reaching for answers.I need to lose weight-about 30 pounds. I think I'm going to have to get back on Weight Watchers and also watch my gluten intake. I'm a little discouraged-I was so sure that the gluten was making me have the pains, and now that I'm 99% sure it wasn't, it's like, what now? 

Anyway, next up is Easter recap and an awesome review!!!

Hope you're all doing well and you're still reading!


3 comments:

  1. Oh girl - when I graduate I will become a reading hooker and will be asking you to mail a sister some books!!

    I'm sorry to hear about the gluten non-solution. If it makes you feel good when you're eating GF, then by all means, go for it. I hope you find a reason for your aches and pains - that blows big balls.

    Love and miss you!

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  2. I'm glad you are back, but I'm sorry to hear about the joint pains. That's supremely sucky.

    I've been resisting the urge to read The Hunger Games (I even have the series loaded on my Kindle), but I guess it is time to succumb to peer pressure. If y'all all think it is great stuff, who I am to resist!

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  3. I just discovered draw something myslef and I'm an addict as well. So fun and mindless!

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