Monday, April 27, 2015

Through The Lens of My Camera....

 
 In Texas we have two seasons, winter and summer.  Even in April, you have to be careful what time of the day you venture outside.  If you head out in the afternoon, be prepared for heat.
 
We usually spend Sunday afternoon resting, then head out after five(ish).
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yesterday, as my husband was finishing up some chores in the garage, and my little one was riding her bike, I decided to walk around with my camera...

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Millionaire Pie



When we first got married, my husband had a job in a town that was five hours from my mama and daddy.  I didn't think I would survive.  The town was sweet, full of wonderful people, but my mama was so far away.
 
 
We transferred closer to home when we found out we were expecting our daughter.
Now that we are closer to family, call me crazy, but there are times I miss that far away town.

I miss the sweet friends we left behind, our church family, the cute little old house that we lived in... and the millionaire pie.
 
 


Friday, April 24, 2015

Emergency Preparedness: Week 3 - Storage

Here I am... hair in a messy bun, on top of my head...
No makeup.  Tshirt and yoga pants.
Its 5:45 in the evening, and the phone rings.
 
 
 
 
It is a friend that I haven't seen in a while.
She and her family are in my area, and want to stop by for a visit.....
They'll be at my house in 30 minutes.
 
I take a quick glance around.
Everything that is out of place gets shoved in a closet put back where it goes.
 
 
 
I have 20 minutes to spare!
I throw some war paint makeup on my face.
The messy bun will have to do.
I change into some jeans and a tshirt (with fewer stains... ha!).
 
Woohoo!  15 minutes left.
Why not throw something yummy together, and have it baking while they are here?!
At this point I'm just trying to convince them that we are civilized.
 
I have a frozen lasagna (hello Stouffers) and salad in a bag...  That'll do for dinner...
 
 
 
I still have 10 minutes, y'all!
 
I remember that I have the ingredients for a millionaire pie (recipe on the blog tomorrow), and it only takes 5 minutes...
 
I grab the graham cracker crust...
the coconut...
the crushed pineapple... and my heart sinks.  The crushed pineapple that I rarely use, is expired.
I toss the can (It was in the back of the cabinet, I never see it, and the can even looks a little rough).
I decide it'll just be a millionaire pie, minus the pineapple....
 
BUT - then I grab the condensed milk, only to see that it, too, is expired and looking tired.
...you simply cannot have a millionaire pie without condensed milk...