It's a beautiful sunshiney morning. That means it is COLD! Just checked. IT's ZERO. I'm off for my second knee injection this morning. As much as I dread it, I'm actually looking forward to it because I believe it's making a difference! HAPPINESS!
Very quick weekend update:
- Watched Dark Shadows with the B's. Strange movie. But, Johnny Depp always makes things fun to watch. Have ever mentioned that he went to the same High School that I did. No, we didn't date. ;) I think I'm a few years older!
- Liza was blessed with lots of friends who helped them move this past weekend. She was humbled by the help. I was proud of her...she ordered pizza for the helpers and seemed to be more than gracious about it all. We had a SKYPE tour through their new place...boxes and all. She's excited to have more room!
- The Pope is resigning. WOW. That's amazing news. A huge event for my Catholic friends.
- The big storm that hit the east and midwest left us with about four more inches of snow. I promise all of my Utah friends and my children that I will stop doing the snow dance on March 21. I apologize if my snowdancing has affected my eastern friends!
- The new flooring and painting project continues to consume my time and energy. And we haven't even started yet! I completely changed the plan this weekend. We have one week until it's time to start emptying the main floor. Like I told Doug, there's no difference in this and moving!
- I made meatloaf yesterday. About my fifth or sixth in 36 years. It was VERY tasty. Quayd ate half of it himself! It's a Paula Deen recipe. LOVED it!
1 pound ground beef
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
1 egg, lightly beaten
8 ounces canned diced tomatoes with juice
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
1/3 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Mix all meatloaf ingredients well and place in a baking dish. Shape into a loaf. Mix the topping ingredients and spread on loaf. Bake for 1 hour.
(I baked mine for an hour and 15 minutes. I doubled the recipe and made two. I baked them in my bread pans, lined with foil before baking. Next time, I would use probably 1/2 cup more oatmeal for the double batch. I froze one meatloaf for us to enjoy during the reno in a few weeks!)
Gotta run! Life is good!