Monday, April 23, 2007

View of a Volcano

This is a view from my back deck. This is Mt. St. Helens. She is beautiful!
And here in the Northwest, when she errupts like this, it is simply called a "burp"
She has been "burping" now for a few years. Also, there is alot of earthquake activity.
My favorite thing, is to wake up first thing, and when the fog blows off, to look out the back door to this beautiful mountain standing tall and majestic.

Anyways, I took the week off in honor of Virginia Tech. We have a daughter to one of the Professors that lives here, as well as a student from here. So, just as I am sure alot of you were it was somber here. Also, I decided to take time to catch up with house work, laundry, and some major spring cleaning. One of the biggest accomplishments was getting my room cleaned up as well as our office space and my Scrapbooking area. Feels good.

Got the motorhome cleaned out, airing out, and taking inventory for our trip to Disneyland and Arizona. OH BY THE WAY-----if any of you wonderful women out there have fast and easy recipes for breakfasts and dinners for our trip, I would so appreciate it. I have a full-service Kitchen in our motorhome, and I need some great ideas for meals, that can be made in a S M A L L kitchen. Thank you
Thank you to all you beautiful women for your posts, I appreciate all of you, and your speaking into my heart. How precious you all are!!


Julieann said...

That is such an an amazing picture, thank you for sharing it!!!

I am not sure about the recipes though, I have never cooked in a motorhome--I am sure someone will have great tips:)


Pam said...

Mt. St. Helens really?! WOW! I remember feeling lots of earthquake activity when I live in Fortuna, CA as a child. Once a rake shimmied off the garage wall and hit me in the head! I can't imagine waking up each morning and seeing that magestic mountain. What a blessing! Do you ever fear of another big eruption? Would it effect you all?

Breakfst ideas, hmm? Would make ahead breakfast casseroles be acceptable. I think I have a few recipes for those if you're interested. Have fun planning the Great Getaway!

MrsA said...

I wandered over from Juileann's blog.

What an awesome picture. It is beautiful. Your vacation trip to Disney world sounds wonderful. Have Fun!!

Pam said...

Hey again! I just found this today over on Happymama's blog of recipes. I can't wait to try it. Maybe it will work for your trip.

Sausage Roll

1 roll of sausage (regular)
2 pkgs. of crescent rolls
1/4 c. of chopped celery
1/4 c. of chopped onion
1/4 c. of chopped green pepper
5 pieces of sliced American cheese

* Preheat your oven to the setting to cook the crescent rolls. Chop up all of the vegetables and saute in a pan. Add your roll of sausage to the pan with the vegetables and cook until the sausage is done. Add the cheese to the sausage ( I usually tear it into little pieces) and mix until the cheese is melted. Spray a cookie sheet with Pam and lay out the crescent rolls; one package for each side of the cookie sheet and make sure that you smooth out the preforated edges. Pour the sausage and smooth it out; then fold the edges over the top. Cook for the same amount of time on the package of crescent rolls (16 - 18 min.).

Kelli said...

Wow! What a beautiful view to wake up to!

Rebecca said...

That is GORGEOUS! But, I would be scared of it too. (I am kinda a wuss when it comes to natural disasters...)

I am just now getting caught up on my blogging friends and so wanted to congratulate you on a well deserved trip to Disney and your home state! How delightful!

It is a very responsible thing your husband decided-to pay cash for the trip or not go. You should be proud of his wisdom and the protection he gives your family. Not everyone is so lucky and it IS a gift!

Have a happy day!

Rebecca said...

PS...I will be thinking of some recipes for you...

Jolene George said...

What a view you have!
For breakfast we like breakfast quesedillas. Brown jimmy dean sausage, add eggs, salt and pepper, scramble till cooked. Heat up a griddle and butter it. Lay out a flour tortilla and fill with mixture, top with cheese. Fold tortilla in half, brown on both sides. I like to salt the griddle. It makes the tortilla taste yummy. Serve with salsa. My kids also like fried egg and bacon burritos.
For about you come over here and I'll make your family something good. :o)
Where is your sisters house here in Maricopa?

Jolene George said...

P.S. I tagged you! :o)

Heather said...

I remember when Mt. St. Helens blew her top in the 80s(?) We got a good dusting of ash all the way up here in British Columbia... we also heard the 'boom' if you can imagine that! I don't think I'd wanna live that close!! Did you live in the area when it erupted?
Have a great time in California... I'm not much for breakfast foods.. so I won't be much help with recipes!! But I have an amazing recipe for a supper dish called Tamale rice dish.... it has cheese and corn chips on top...YUM! Let me know if you're interested and I'll email it to you... It is a favourite of ours and haven't had ANYONE not like it that we've fed it to.

Heather said...

I know you asked for breakfast recipes but this is such a YUMMY dish that I decided I had to send it! -Heather

Tamale Rice Dish

1 lb. ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 (14 oz.) canned stewed tomatoes
1 (12 oz.) canned kernel corn
1 packet taco seasoning mix
1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
½ teaspoon chili powder (or to taste)
½ cup water
2/3 cup uncooked long grain rice

Corn chips
Grated cheddar cheese
Sour cream

Brown ground beef and onions in frying pan. Remove from heat and add balance of ingredients. At this point cover and bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Stir a couple times partway through cooking.Remove from oven and top with corn chips and grated cheddar cheese. Return to oven until cheese is melted. Serve with sour cream and salsa on the side

This is meant to be a one dish meal... so if you have something you can use on the stove top that is big enough to hold it all and can still go in the oven... then go for it. I do it in a 9 x 13 cake pan because everyone likes the top part with the cheese and corn chips!! mmm mmmm mmmm!!!

Mrs. Hurzeler said...

Where in Arizona does your sister live? I am originally from Canada, but I now reside in Arizona.
PS Thanks for coming to I am definitley going to post those fabrics that I plan to use for the strawberry pincushions.