September 21, 2010

Fall & crock pot mishap

I didn't ruin dinner.
My crock pot did.
This is the second dinner that it has ruined. I think that either
A. It doesn't work right.
or B. I work too long during the day. Because when we got home, it had burned itself all up.

So i was actually a little excited when I realized that my {not} hard work was all for nothing, and that another dinner needed to appear.
Two topping choices later, it appeared! What a wonderful mishap. Fall nights always seem to make pizza sound so much better! (and tapatio always makes pizza taste so much better)

And per Dave's request, our evening of pizza will be accompanied by some hot out of the oven dump cake.
If you've never tasted this simple should!
Dump Cake:
1 can of cherry pie filling
1 can of pineapple chunks
1 yellow cake mix
1 stick of butter
"Dump" all the fruit into the bottom of a 9x13 pan. "Dump" dry cake mix on top of fruit. Melt the stick of butter, drizzle on top. Bake at 350 for 1 hour, or 375 for 40 mins.

I also started making our house more fallish.
I feel a little weird taking out the spooky door mat and cobwebs. So I started by putting out some candy corn and a yummy pumpkin spice scented candle. October first is my official day I can put out everything Halloween. I'm pretty excited!
Now I'll get back to searching for fabric to re-upholster my newly acquired wingback chair!! (next post will be about that).

September 19, 2010


Loves his truck and car TV shows.
Goes to the store for eggs..and comes back with 10 Amps, HoHo's...and eggs.
Takes pride in the garage and what goes in it.
Can and will vacuum, leaving perfect lines.
Has had three jobs in 3 years. And is finally where he's always wanted to be.
Finds something he loves, and wears. it. out! (Shoes, shirts...etc.)
Excels at almost everything he takes on.
Loves McDonalds.
Likes to take scenic drives and look at houses with me.
Can sleep in until noon.
But can't sleep well at night...
Loves salmon for dinner.
Wants a puppy.
Likes his back scratched.

Loves HGTV and The Rachel Zoe Project.
Can look at blogs and decorating websites all day long.
Enjoys a big diet coke with ice.
Can't imagine life without Target.
Loves it when he vacuums.
Hates to mop.
Enjoys fall and winter more than any other season.
Likes the drives she takes with him.
Loves to read.
Doesn't eat fish.
Can sleep in until noon with him.
But sleeps well at night too...
Secretly hopes to come home to a puppy from him.
Gets easily teary eyed watching Extreme Home Makeover and lots of other shows.

Met on the internet.
Had their first blind date a month later.
Married less than a year after that.
Balance each other out well.
Love their life together in RSM.
Toy with the idea of getting a puppy weekly.
Enjoy deciding what project to take on next in their home.
Celebrated 3 years together on Wednesday.
Look forward to many more!

September 8, 2010

"What's for dessert?"

When there is no dessert in the Anderson house for two whole nights....
Husbands get desperate.
And this husband baked his own butter yellow cake with (clearly not homemade) chocolate frosting.

September 5, 2010

Labor Day? Yes Please.

I was very much ready for this weekend. It's been a long 2 weeks at work. The last 3 days of this week were hectic, and I welcomed a three day weekend with open arms! After sleeping in, we spent Saturday doing some yardening, like crazy people in the 90+ degree weather. But we have weedless planter beds, freshly mowed grass, new grass seed on the side yard and a wasps nest that we thought we killed...maybe one more spray today will do the trick!

Can anyone else spend hours straight looking up recipes on I love Paula Deen,
and a simple search for her mexican rice turned into searching through 17 pages of lasagna.
I had to call it quits, I was getting overwhelmed, ya'll!
It's hard to want to make these dishes that take a bit of prep and cook time when I roll in close to 7pm from work. So I have to find a balance of good food, at reasonable prep times.

Speaking of preparing food, tomorrow we are getting together with Dave's family, who are all down from Utah. It should be a fun BBQ/pool party. I am going to make some cupcakes and take some chips/dips. I ate these delicious cupcakes at our Monday night FHE group a few weeks back. Lindsay made them,
and they're on her food blog, (which has some fun/yummy recipes you should try!) and while I was looking for them, I saw a bean dip too. Don't mind if I do!

I'm still waiting on this little lady. I'm anxious to burn it, and can't wait for the holidays so I can get the peppermint one.

Happy Labor Day everyone, enjoy your day off. I know I will!