Sunday, September 11, 2011

One of many hero's on 9/11

A true hero story was told on ESPN this morning and it touched my heart so much that I had to share it with all of you. I have tried to not watch anything that  had to do with 9-11 because it was to painful to remember that day 10 years ago. I was getting ready for work and had the TV on. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. It didn’t look real, it looked like a movie instead. All I could do was stare trying to make my brain translate what I was seeing. When I managed to go to work, there was everyone in front of the TV in disbelief.
Today watching all the families telling their stories of their loved ones that they lost, just brings tears to my eyes and heart. Now they have a beautiful memorial that honors them.
Sunrise 9 11 11
This morning my hubby treated us to breakfast since I saved him some money. He was saving up for a Gamo air rifle that he saw on the Internet. He found one at the Rocklin sporting store that he really liked, I think he didn’t want to wait for the UPS delivery. We went to my favorite place in downtown Roseville and enjoyed our time together.

Later today I made 1 of my daughters favorite foods, stuffed green peppers. They turned out really good.
These were Kim's and Haley's.
And these were ours.
The boys were upset because ours didn't look as good as the girls.
1 whole pepper each, 6 servings

Wash and clean the inside of 6 large green peppers
boil 5 min then cool under cold water. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Prepare rice:

3 cups beef broth
1 cup rice
salt, pepper

bring broth to boil and add rice, bring to a boil again then cover tightly and put on low for 20 minutes.
turn off and let set.

In a large saute pan add:
1/2 yellow onion, (diced)
1/2 green pepper (diced)
garlic powder
2# of hamburger  and cook till browned
mix all ingredients together
hamburger mixture,rice, mix together.

stuff the green peppers with hamburger mixture.

In a bowl mix 2 cans of Campbell's tomato soup and 1- 28 oz. can of diced tomatoes that I put in the blender for a few seconds. Pour over the top of the green peppers.
Cover with parchment paper then foil.

Bake for 1 hour. Check the center for doneness.
Sprinkle with 2 cups cheddar cheese and place back into oven uncovered for 5 min. Take out and enjoy.

Monday, September 5, 2011


Safeway had Rib Eyes on sale this week and thought today would be a great day to put them on the grill. There was a great marinade on Time for supper for steak and it sounded so good. I put it all together this morning and stuck it in the fridge. I forgot that my brother Rick and I had agreed to meat at China Buffet at 4:00pm. on Sunrise Blvd.
Hubby and TJ decided to go also.
The China Buffet had a huge selection to choose from.
Hubby had to make sure his octopus was on top to show case his plate.
My brother always picks chinese food when we get together.
Rick is 5 years younger than I am, but since he's 6'4 he'll always be my big brother.
It's always nice to visit since we are always busy with 2 jobs.
#1 son found a tiny crab in his clam
Looks like someone disturbed its lunch.
When we got home I started the grill to get the steaks on before the marinade started to cook them.
They smelled so good, I grilled each side for 4 minutes and turned out perfect.
This will be our supper for tomorrow with baked potatoes and grilled nectarines. Maybe I will buy some vanilla icecream to put on top of the warm nectarines.
It looked so good after they rested, I had to take a chunk out of mine to see how good it was.
A friend at work had to give his moms furniture away so they had more room and Hubby said we were interested. One piece was a china cabinet and I already had my dads blonde colored scandinavian piece. But we found room for it in the kitchen anyway, it's big enough to hold all of my moms china from Japan when dad was overseas.
Also there were two green swivel chairs that would fit in the corners of our bedroom.
We have had a very busy weekend, and now its time to get some rest for a 4 day work week. I love holidays but it seems like we do more instead of rest and enjoy it.
Thank you Rick for closing your store just to spend it with me. Love ya. Your sis