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Thursday, November 12, 2009

A Mixed Bag

Well I finally decided to start posting again to this blog. I created it for the sole purpose of sharing bits and pieces of my every day life. I hope you'll stop by often to see what's happening in my world. You never know what you'll get. Today it's a "Mixed Bag" of stuff.

Since "Blogger" doesn't allow me to move photo's around the way it use to I'm not sure what order these will appear but hopefully you can follow my post so you'll know what is what.

First up I'm sharing a picture of my Granddaughter, Coleen taken at the Pumpkin Patch this year. Normally we pick out pumpkins and carve them to display on Halloween. This year we opted not to carve pumpkins but I still wanted pictures of her in the pumpkin patch. She is really growing up so fast. If you'd like to see how she's changed in just a year you can check out last years Pumpkin Patch Photo here:

Next we have the newest member of the Krause family: Captain Cuddles! - This was a kitten that was wandering the neighborhood having gotten lost from it's owners. After seeing it nearly get hit by a car I decided to bring it inside and well the rest is history. No one has advertised they are missing this little guy and he had a bad ear infection/mites that we've been doctoring now so whom ever owned him before doesn't deserve to have him back so he's ours now. Isn't he adorable. We now have 6 - yes SIX cats! Just call me the, "Crazy Cat Lady!"

Lastly a picture of a recipe I tried last week that's pretty good. It's called,
3 Beans and Sausage and is cooked in a Crock Pot:
Ingredients: 1 1/2 lbs. smoked sausage cut into bit size pieces
1 Can Kidney Beans (16 oz.) rinsed and drained
1 Can Great Northern Beans (16 oz.) rinsed and drained
1 Can Black Beans (16 oz.) rinsed and drained
1 Cup Chopped Onion
1 Cup Water
1 Can (8 oz.) Tomato Sauce
2/3 Cup Chopped Celery
1 tsp. chicken bouillon granules
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 Bay Leaf
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1/4 tsp. dried oregano (optional)
1/4 tsp. dried thyme (optional)
Hot Cooked Long Grain White Rice

Directions: In a 5 Quart slow cooker, combine the first 12 ingredients. Sprinkle with Oregano and Thyme if desired. Cook on Low for 4-41/2 hours or until heated through. Discard Bay Leaf and Serve over cooked rice.

Note: The sauce was a little watery so you might not want to add the water or reduce the amount.

Warm Thoughts and Wishes until we meet again.

1 comment:

  1. I am glad you posted on this blog, Ida!
    Congratulations on the new addition to the family! :)
    It is so sad that people can be so mean to the animals... Captain Cuddles is so precious! Looks like he has half of a mustache as our Ginger Bell!
    Coleen does grow pretty quick. and she is the most beautiful little girl! Sometimes I can't believe that Sergei is 9 years old already and goes to the 4th grade.
    Recipe looks so good! I love beans!


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