Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wordless {Wordful} Wednesday

He is fearless, funny, sassy, independent, adventurous, and my little dare devil.  In a blink of an eye Gabriel climbed up these rocks while Mr. May and I were discussing where to go for lunch. 

This is what happens when you take my fearless, funny, sassy, independent, adventurous, little dare devil away from his rock.  Even if in 15 minutes he is about to have a fabulous lunch at Mellow Mushroom.  He wants to be back on top of that rock being King over Mr. May and I.

That is why for the month of April, I have joined with this fabulous blog.........

We have decided to take the challenge of getting outside, everyday, for at least 30 minutes.  I know my little dare devil needs it.  More importantly, my inner dare devil needs to get out and climb those rocks again! 
**Thank You to This American Momma for posting about this challenge and giving the link for our family and hopefully many other families to join Can You Come Outisde To Play Blog**

Monday, March 28, 2011

HH6 - March Challenge

I finally get to post my first HH6 Cooking challenge!  This month we were to create a dish (main, side, dessert, whatever of our chosing) for an MRE.  Thank goodness we did not have to worry about how to dry, freeze, vacuum seal, etc for this challenge.  We just had to create an MRE that we would want to eat.  However, before I share my MRE recipe, allow me to give you a quick back ground on what exactly is an MRE for non military people.

Meal, ready to eat......aka.....tastes like brunt cardboard to the average person.  When you are out in the field and need an MRE to survive, it is a Medium Rare, Grilled to Perfection, 12oz Poterhouse Steak.  Okay more like burnt leather but hey the power of imagination is truly powerful! be fair, Mr. May did tell me some of the MREs are tasteful and some are worth their weight in gold when it comes to "trading" whats in the MRE packages.  Anywho for the true meaning of MRE click HERE.

I have never tried an MRE.  I have seen them growing up as a Air Force Brat.  Now as an Air Force Wife I even have one or two in the closet from some training Mr. May had.  When the challenge came in I immediately sent an email to my cousin (proudly serving in the USAF), my dad (proudly retired from the USAF after 28 years of service), and my fabulous husband (proudly serving in the USAF). Responses were great, comical, and many recipe ideas were flying!

Things such as, homemade french fries, milk shake, pizza, steak, with most popular, anything of "Mom's Cooking".  I finally decided on a dish for Mr. May and went to make it one Saturday afternoon, till I made his favorite breakfast dish.  When I turned to see his eyes closed, slight moan of goodness, and him telling me "man this is just heaven", a bell went off in my head.  This would be the MRE.  Especially if it could bring a slice of Heaven while our men and women are fighting for our Country's Freedom miles upon miles away from home!

March's Challenge - MRE
Cream Cheese Croissant Breakfast Casserole (recipe from my fabulous MIL)

#1 Ingredients -
-1 cup of sugar
-1 egg
-16 oz of cream cheese (softened)
-1 t. vanilla

#2 Ingredients -
-1/2 c. sugar (equal or less which is a little bit less for me)
-1 t. cinnamon (more or less depending on your love for cinnamon)
-1 stick of butter; melted (equal or less which is always less for me)

#3 Ingredients -
-2 pkg of crescent rolls

How to assembly and cook -
1 - #1 mix all of these ingredients with a mixer until smooth
2 - #1 melt butter and mix in the cinnamon and sugar
3 - Grease a 9x13 baking dish
   - #3 Press one pkg of rolls into bottom of lightly greased pan
   - Pour #1 (cream cheese mixture) over the bottom layer of rolls in the pan, spread evenly
   - With second pkg of rolls, roll those out onto a clean service.  When rolled out, lay on top of cream
      cream cheese mixture in the pan.
   - Pour #2 mixture (cinnamon and sugar) over final layer of rolls and spread evenly
4 - Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes

Cream Cheese Crescent Roll Breakfast

1st layer of Crescent Rolls

1/2 stick of butter is what I used with a TON of cinnamon
what can I say I love cinnamon

Forgot the cream cheese mixture part but
its on the inside with the top layer of
crescent rolls

The yummy butter, sugar, and cinnamon topping

Hope you try this recipe!!  Stay tuned for April's Challenge.......

Giveaway - Ending April 2nd

Fellow fabulous Blogger, Decorchick, is having a a great giveaway.  Click HERE to check out Decorchick's Blog and enter the giveaway.  Good Luck!!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Up and running with technology

It has been almost a month since I have laid my fingers on an actual key board.  Part of me has missed it majorly and the other part of me feels like I went through a detox and came out on top.  I have been using the iPad for FB, some email checking, but I am still trying to decide if I like the iPad or not.  I LOVE it for recipes while I am in the kitchen or listening to music through out the day. 

None the less, our lap top is fried.  It would cost more than what it is worth at this time to fix it so we decided not to fix it.  I am saving money to buy a Mac and want to pay cash for it.  Till then we decided to get the old-timer desk top of boxes from the garage. 

I am hoping to get back on track with Bloggin tomorrow, check and respond to many important emails, delete many emails and just reply with a phone call, and lastly, continue with my technology detox and stick with what is, cooking, crafts, exploring NC, and reading!

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend and really great month!  I am off to download pictures from my two cameras....last count was over 500 pictures........

A lot of reading has been going on in this house

Monday, March 21, 2011

Giveaway -ends March 27th

This my friends is an amazing giveaway!!! Oh how I dream of owning this machine!!!! Good luck and if you win I agave a list of things I hope you will create for me ;) Click HERE

Since I'm on the iPad, if this link does not work the Blog is

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Still no luck

Laptop is back from Geek Squad. They managed to get ALL my pictures, recipes, documents, etc off the computer and stored onto an external hard drive. But that was it. Nothing else is working. So last result is for Nathan to take it to work and hope some fabulous Geek squad people there can restore it.

Now I know with everything that is going on in the world right now, not having a laptop or computer is silly to complain about. But I have over 400 pictures that I would love to unload from my two cameras. Recipes and projects I would love to share. Not to mention Gabriel has not webcammed with his DeeDee and Papa in a few weeks. The poor kid finally had a break down about this....a very sad break down.

Till I have a computer again I'm taking notes and trying to become friends with the iPad. I've come to realize that I am old school when it comes to certain things and using a computer :)

We are still praying for the people of Japan and all the countries who are flying or sailing in to help Japan. It is heart breaking to watch but I know they will come back from this!

Monday, March 7, 2011


My laptop is with the Geek squad trying to be repaired. Basically it is fried with many many viruses :( Fingers crossed they can repair it and get everything off my computer. Yes horrible I know since I hadn't backed everything yet. I use Shutterfly to upload all my pictures and the documents were being saved to thumb drives or slowly printed out. However many have not be backed up and hope not all is loss. We have plans to buy a new computer but wanted to wait to pay cash.

This also means until computer is fixed my Blogging abilities are limited at this time. I am using my iPad but Blogger and iPad are not user friendly. Hope to be back within a week. Have some great Dr Seuss, Mardi Gras, and St. Patrick's Day projects/recipes to share. Know the holidays are or will be over but can always store for next year!

Hope everyone has a Great Monday and Fabulous week!!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Playing Catch Up....

This week we have been busy - running errands, exploring, making new friends, and totally 100% off our normal day to day schedule.  Well except for naps....momma relies on nap time :)  I will be back on track come Monday and will play catch up for many posts. 

Till Monday, I wanted to say a HUGE welcome to the new followers via Google Blog Followers and Facebook Networked Followers.  I love the comments that are left on this little Blog of mine.  It makes me smile to read what you write.  Then the added bonus of following you back for those of you who have a Blog. 

Happy Friday and hope you ALL have a FANTASTIC Weekend!!

Spring is right around the corner!!


The more I spend time in the kitchen, the more I realize the importance of having a good set of pots and pans.  Over at Thanks, Mail Carrier you can enter a chance to win a very cool 14" Open Paella Pan!! Click HERE to check out the giveaway.  Good Luck

Thursday, March 3, 2011


One of the great Blogs I follow is Frugal Family Fun Blog.  Their ideas are fun, creative, and fabulous on the wallet!!  She is having a really cool giveaway this week.  Click HERE to check it out.....Good Luck!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Wordless {Wordful} - Foto Wednesday

When you can do this.........

Your poor child needs a haircut.  Ever since the whole Joe Dirt/Billy Ray Cyrus incident, I can not get Gabriel's hair to lay/style correctly.  I think it is time for me to move on and find a short style that I like.  Happy Wednesday everyone!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


March is here!!!  The weather is being its usual Bi-Polar self with all last week in the 80s to 50/60s this week.  However, the windows have been open and the smell of Spring is in the air.  I am ready to dig in the dirt with Gabriel and plant our mini garden of flowers, fruits, and veggies.  So ready to garden that I bought this beauty today..........

I am thinking some bright red flowers in the center surrounded by white blooms.  Our front yard needs some work but I really want to work on the eye sore known as our backyard.  I had Nathan bring the blue pot to the back and already I can see such a improvement!  

Are you ready for Spring?  If so, share your ideas of how you plan to decorate your garden.  I am thinking about trying this cute and fun  POTS to the front yard.
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