Friday, November 26, 2010

Mix it with Curly, Larry and Moe

Nellie (my blogger friend) inspired 
me to post this video...

If you love Vanilla Ice
Jim Carey &
In Living Color

then you definitely need to watch 
this 2 minute clip!

Just a little history for some of you folks 
who don't know who Vanilla Ice is...

He's a rapper from the 80s
when it was first hitting the scene.

The guy made MILLIONS! 
from this song and album!

And NO he didn't blow it 
or snort it.
Instead he put it safely in the bank
and YES now he's a 


Word to your mother...

and a little trivia for you
Carrie Anne Inaba (Dancing with the Stars Judge)
Jennifer Lopez (J'Lo)
were both Fly Girls on In Living Color

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Turkey Day!

Happy Thanksgiving

to all my

Blogging Friends!!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Part 2 ~ New Rice Cooker

Green Sauce & Red Sauce

The base is refried beans & cheese

Steamed Rice from the "New Toy"

Layer of Green Sauce!

Wrap it good!

Top with Red Sauce!

And for the final taste test....

Let me first say I'm not a big mexican food gal

but I got to say...


New Toy Update...The Rice Cooker

Zojirushi Rice Cooker

Micom NS-VGC05 (3 cups)

So what does Micom mean?

It has its own brain!  So how cool is that?

Zojirushi NS-VGC05 Micom 3 Cup Rice Cooker

Who would have thought there's so much to learn about Rice!
Rice in the husk, bran layer, chaff, albumen, germ...

brown rice, semi-brown rice, white rice, rinse-free Rice

Types of Rice

Three Ladies Jasmine Rice

We stopped at Lee Lee's Asian Grocery Store
to pick up our #25 lbs bag of rice and I must
say, when we walked in the front door
I about died!  The smell of


about knocked me out!
Steve and Emily said my lips turned white 
and they were worried about me!

But the trooper I am roughed it out
and purchased my rice for $20 then
high tailed it outathere!

Measuring Cup & Paddle
Which by the way is not a "true" cup
it's actually 5.8 oz (green) and 6.1 oz. (clear)

After you rinse the rice (in the same bowl) then
fill water to the appropriate water line.
Select the correct setting and
push the cook button.

Then it's music to my ears!


It plays "twinkle twinkle little star"


You have YUMMY Rice!

The handy dandy steamer!

Sunbeam Steamer

The finished product!

Wanted to show size compared to other
appliances to give you a feel of how 
little counter space it takes.

If you remember a previous post
I talked about the ice crusher, magic bullet and

MOCHA FRAPS  (<-- click me)

I make for my treat!

Ice Crusher & Magic Bullet (left) Rice Cooker (right)

So if you're wondering about purchasing a rice cooker...


I highly recommend it to everyone!!!

Part 2 ~ The Burrito

Carl & EB

Check out the tongue on EB... LOL!

Friday, November 19, 2010

New Toy...

Write up coming 


Stay tuned!!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

My Airman and Veterans Day!

Hard to believe my son went 
from silly high school
teenager to a young man 
serving our Country.

Thank You to ALL our Military 
who are serving
or have served.
You are truly appreciated!

Airman Duncan U.S.A.F.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Zenyatta ~ What a ride!

As I sat watching from front row seats 
the anticipation was killing me!  

Finally they're off!

Typical, Zenyatta fell to the back of the pack 
which seems to be a comfortable spot for her. 
That is until she makes her move and that she did.  
From last place she inched her way to the front 
of the pack but unfortunately she needed an extra stride.  

Blame won by a nose that took a photo finish to declare.  
With a crowd of over 72,000 cheering on these mega beasts 
at Churchill Downs another race goes down in history.
Zenyatta's 19 win streak has come to an end 
along with her racing career.  
She is now retired!

Enjoy the video of Blame and Zenyatta

Zenyatta  (<-- click me)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Breakfast in bed....

Well not quite but I did have a good morning treat...

Raspberries, Blackberries and Grapes!

Look at the size of these grapes and blackberries.  

By the way, I've got a great blog post for tomorrow.
I hope you stop by and check it out. 

Video included...

Monday, November 1, 2010

Rant Rant Rant!!!

I'll start todays blog by saying....


Now that that's out of the way I can say 
yes this is my RANT day!

Where do I start?  Well lets see...

I live in an apartment.  Why?
Because we thought this would be easier while
transitioning into an RV full-time even though
we still plan to work full-time.  
However, I've come to the conclusion
there is NO way I can live in that small of a 
space and have the A/C run non-stop
while dealing with the Arizona Summers.
I think I'd go insane!

Now I'm finding out maybe it can't be 
any worse than what I'm dealing with here
at the apts. with the neighbors.

Downstairs is a single mom with a teenager boy 
in high school and a college age adult boy.
I've listend to domestic fights, slamming of the 
sliding glass door, slamming cabinets, 
slamming the front door, tv blaring, and them
all using their OUTSIDE voices.

Next door I have a young family with one child
who has had multiple screaming fits, door slamming,
cabinets banging, garbage left at the front door,
and music thumping through the common wall.

Upstairs I have two apartments which are both 
one bedrooms.  The limit based on what 
management tells me is 2 people in a 1 bedroom.
Well the first one has 4 people living there and 5 when
moms boyfriend comes over.  The second apt.
has a Divorced Guy but when his 14 yrs old
daughter and 16 yrs old son comes over theres
3 in a 1 bedroom.  

What's the issue?

Stomping up and down the stairs 
Last night it was midnight when they came home.

The problem is that it's keeping MY daughter up
at night which is effecting her sleep.  Last Thurs.
she stayed home from school because she was
too tired to get out of bed in the am.

Now I've got the jerk from building 4 parking
on the line crowding us for NO reason!


My car is over to the right which is 
on a curb.  So yes I've twisted
my ankle getting out of the passenger side.

UGH!!!  I'm So Done!