Saturday, May 2, 2015

Update on Life Changes

Well John and I have moved. We are back in the RV in Lake Jackson, TX. We have always wanted to live near the coast, now we are. With conditions in the oil field here in Texas, we realized John's job couldn't last. So we decided to be proactive and he began looking for another job back in December or January. At first we were looking closer to Brownwood - Waco, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Austin and Abilene. However, the best jobs kept coming up in the Houston area. Also we were faced with moving expenses, transition back into the RV with extra expenses there but in Lake Jackson we have awesome friends who let us park our RV at there place and stay with them as long as necessary.
Kemah Jan 2015
This has turned out to be a very good thing since it is taking longer than expected to get started with my full-time, permanent job with Brazoria County. I have had a hiccup in my background check that I am praying clears up next week so that I can start as originally expected on the 11th or the 18th of this month. It's never come up before, so I was a bit surprised. Right now I am working part-time/temporary with the security company that John hired on with.

This puts us closer to two of the kiddos - one in Pearland and one in Dickonson. However it places us far from the third in Brownwood. This was rather difficult since she is getting married in October and I won't be right there to help but it was something we had to do. Neither of our jobs in Brownwood had insurance, this job with the county will give us that. I guess that is it for now. Things have been rather crazy since our arrival. Hopefully I'll get into some sort of routine soon and post more frequently.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Life Happens Fast

No, I have not fallen off the face of the planet. John and I have moved on to new jobs. It has been totally crazy getting everything ready and running around trying to get interviews done while still working our old jobs. Not much in between time. I'll post next week on where we landed and more on what's going on.


Until then, I leave you with this photo taken in Feb 2013 in Willis, TX.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Menu Plan 03.20.15

First of all Happy Birthday to my MIL! Although her birthday is today, we will celebrate with lunch in Abilene tomorrow. Then on Sunday I go with my younger daughter to help pick out a wedding dress/get ideas. This will also happen in Abilene. Her appointment is at 4 pm, so the guys will be on their own for dinner Sunday night. Last weeks plan went great. This is the plan for this week, hope it goes just as well:

Friday
Date Night

Saturday
Birthday lunch for MIL in Abilene
Bacon jalapeno popper quiche* with Fruit

Sunday
Sweet Bacon Wrapped Venison Tenderloin with Veggies (L)
YOYO

Monday
Chicken Pot Pie with Salad (L)
Saucy Venison Sausage Balls with Baked Cabbage*

Tuesday
Chicken Tenders with Fries (L)
YOYO

Wednesday
Spicy Sausage Rice Skillet with Spinach

Thursday
Simple Lasagna with Garlic Bread

*New Recipe


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Crab Quiche

I pinned this recipe - Quiche, recipe.com - quite a while back and finally made one of its variations with a little twist of my own - I added broccoli. According to my mom you can't have a good quiche without broccoli and of course mom knows best, lol. I forgot the step by step photos but did get this pic before I devoured it:


Now that you've seen the finished product, here's the recipe:

1 pie crust
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup chopped green onion
1 cup chopped broccoli florets
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
dash of nutmeg
4 oz imitation crab, chopped
4 oz shredded havarti cheese
2 oz shredded cheddar
1 Tbsp flour

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place pie crust into pan, prick with fork. Top crust with a double thickness of foil. Bake for eight minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional four to five minutes. Remove from oven. Reduce oven temperature to 325.

Meanwhile in med bowl mix together eggs, milk, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Set aside. Layer crab, green onion and broccoli in bottom of crust. Set aside. In small bowl toss together cheese and flour. Add to egg mixture. Pour over crab and veggies in pie crust. 

Bake at 325 for 40 to 45 minutes or until knife inserted in cener comes out clean. Let stand ten minutes before serving. Serve and enjoy.