Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Change my diaper -- NOW

Alex is in disposables while we are traveling. I just couldn't make myself do cloth while on "vacation". He doesn't like disposables. He ESPECIALLY doesn't like disposables when they are wet.

So my Stink has been taking his diapers off the moment he wets them, and bringing them to us. He then lays down and points to his privates as if to say "Ok, put a clean one on me NOW."

He's become quite the insistent little fellow, now hasn't he?

Spices that should always be available if I come to visit....

I'm currently visiting my mother-in-law's house and have done most of the cooking since I arrived. I'm not complaining about cooking, because we all know I love to. But I would like to tease her a moment for her very lacking spice cabinet! (And since she reads this blog, I don't mind teasing her about it. ;) Love you Becky!) When we first arrived we had to run to the store to buy some things that are considered staples in my home, such as cream cheese and cream of mushroom. But as my time is drawing to a close, I realize that she needs to have a general list of spices and other "things" that should be available anytime I'm here and cooking.

Now, I realize, Becky, that many of these you already have, but I wanted you to have a general list to double check. ;)

Sea Salt
Ground Pepper
Fresh Garlic
Garlic Powder
Onion Powder (for those dishes Chris insists I cook w/o onions but I know need the onion flavor ;) )
Italian Seasoning
Fennel Seeds
Chili Powder (not the Mexican blend)
Lemon Pepper
Olive Oil
Red Pepper Flakes
Vanilla Extract
Soy Sauce
Balsamic Vinegar
White Vinegar
Active Dry Yeast
Cajun Seasoning (But, Becky, you only need one thing of this. You have like 5 in your cabinet. ;) )

Ok, so that's all I'm able to think of off the top of my head. So everyone else share in the comments. What should she ALWAYS have in her spice cabinet -- especially when I come to visit?

Thursday, February 19, 2009

You Know You're In Texas When.....

Two young men in a gas station rush past you just to be sure that someone opens a door for you.