Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tasty Tuesday! What I'm Cookin'!

Today I am making something yummy and delicious. 
Something that was quick and easy, but slooooowwww cooking all day long.

They're wonderful fruit. 
And you know what happens the more you eat of them . . . 

Well, let's talk about the beans themselves, shall we?


It has become my BFF in the kitchen and I use it at least twice a week.
Today it holds a favorite of my whole family.
Pinto beans. 

Here's how I did it:

I picked through a lb. bag of pintos, picking out all the broken bits and stones.

I poured the lot into my crock pot and covered it with two cans of chicken broth plus two cans of water 
(I used the chicken broth cans).
I then added a bit of chili powder, some King's Spice 
(from Scarborough Faire in Texas), 
some Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. 
Then I popped on the lid and let 'er rip.

I started them at 7am. It is now 9 and my house smells amazing already.

Tonight we have beans.
Tomorrow night I will take 1/2 the leftovers and mash them and make homemade refried beans.

Thursday they will go back into the crock along with a can of black beans, some hamburger meat, tomatoes, beef broth, seasonings, and bell pepper and onion for a delicious chili.
I love beans.
So, what are YOU cookin' today?

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Helping Robert

See that beautiful smiling face?
That's my amazing, wonderful, fantastic nephew, Robby.
Isn't he adorable?
Recently, Robby was in a terrible accident.
While he and some friends were out riding their bicycles, Robby was hit by a 3/4 ton pickup truck.
He sustained extensive injuries including a fractured vertebrae, a broken pelvis, and a laceration on his kidney.
It is a literal miracle that Robby is still with us today.
Robby is in the hospital recovering, and doing well.
He's had surgery to install a metal plate in his hip to help the healing of his pelvis and will have to undergo another surgery in 3 months to remove said plate (to allow his bones to continue to grow)
He will be in the hospital for another two weeks while rehabilitating.
His father and step mother have both had to take off work to alternate being with Robby in the hospital, as a result, their income has taken a beating.
Robby will need extensive home care as well as renovations made to their home to accommodate the wheel chair that he will be in for the next few months.
Additionally, because of his parents current financial situation, bills (rent, utilities, etc.) are piling up.
They are in desperate need of help.
I am reaching out to you all - my wonderful followers - to help my sweet nephew.
If you look to the upper right hand side of my page you will see a "donate" button.
This button will link you to a pay pal page where you can donate whatever amount you want to help.
$1, $5, $10, $100, $1000 . . . Ever single dollar will help.
When you get to the pay pal page, please note that the page is in my mother's (Robby's Grandmother's) name.
If you can't help monetarily, then please donate your prayers.
If you go to church, please put them on your prayer list.
Robby is such a joy to us and such a blessing to so many people.
Thank you so much for being a blessing to him.

*please share this post with everyone you know - we need all the help and prayers we can get*
God bless you all.