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Listening While You Eat August 9, 2012

Filed under: Food,Uncategorized — xmommy1x @ 10:32 pm
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So this blog is pretty new. I believe a little over a month. I just realized that I have ten followers. It’s kinda excited in a small way. Someone is finding even the slightest use/ enjoyment in my writing. That’s a part of why we all blog isn’t it; in hopes someone will ‘take interest’ in what we have to say? So anyway thank you to those who have taken interest I hope that the thoughts and ideas that tend to get shifted at The Bottom of A Mom’s Purse fill you with even just a bit of enjoyment.

So Sit back and listen while you eat. Whats on the menu? How about one of the family’s favorites

Ham and Asparagus Casserole

  • 1/2 lb fresh asparagus, cut in 1-inch pieces
  • 2 c. cubed fully cooked ham
  • 3 c. cooked rice
  • 1 c. diced celery
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon pepper
  • 1  can  condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 c. chicken broth
  • 1 c. shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 Tbl butter
  • 1/2 c. bread crumbs

Boil water for the asparagus (adding a pinch of salt helps green the color but not required) 

Cook the rice. (I recommend washing the rice first to rid some of the starch. I also add a little oil and lemon juice when its done)

Cut the ham (I use ham steaks) and celery 

A 2 qt casserole dish is a tight squeeze but it makes the casserole bakes together very nicely.

cook the broth and soup in a sauce pan and add the cheese. (the cheesey-ness is the best part) cook until melted.

Mix the ham, asparagus, celery, lemon pepper and rice in the dish.

Pour in the cheese mix.

The breadcrumbs and butter make a nice crusty topping, but when I’m short on time and energy (which I often am), I skip it.

Toss in the oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees (I also usually throw tinfoil over it to help lock in the moisture)

This meal does create a lot of dishes in the sink and prep can be a little timely.

I like it because all the ingredients are things we usually not only keep in the house, but also things we  keep thawed out. It’s a yummy delicious dish that everyone can enjoy.

 

Yo and Hello June 16, 2012

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Names Sasha, A mom of the younger generation. I have to wonderful girls.

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They both keep me quite busy, but if I could find just a moment to talk to the world, I think that I just might keep my sanity.

General news, I find boring and depressing, but I love random facts. Elyssa (aka thing one (my oldest)) always keeps me on my toes. Just the other day She asked me what grasshoppers eat. Almost everyday I thank Sergey Brin and Lawrence Page for creating Google. I was slightly concerned when the site announced that as of this past March everyone’s private search history was going to be shared across Goggle services.

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I first thought back to the time that I did a search about talking to teens about sex. I hope that Google doesn’t take the words “teen” and “sex” and start showing ads for teen porn sites.

 

Another site that I find useful is Image Wikipedia. It’s awesome because when I want to know…. well, anything, It has all the basic information in the first few lines and save all the detail for further reading. I can search shows and find out all about how, when and where they were started. I can find out how old celebrities are, or how many jobs they’ve had. anything you wanna know more about is all right there. It’s the perfect site for those (like myself) who ponder random-ness. And that’s what I hope to share with you all. So until next time my friends.