Tuesday, February 10, 2009

hey ya all

things are hard for me but am making it through, thursday we take dad to the kidney doctor and hopefully he can give us some answers. i did talk to nance about dialysis and she said that he can have it without having to continue it permentaly so we have hope in that.(nance is my sister and worked with kidney patients at the northwest dialysis center in kitsap county for 10 years so figured she knew what i was asking) i called and asked the doctor to call me today to find out aboutt it as he is swollen in so many places that make it very hard for him to walk even his ankles are the size of tree trunks way to big

is snowing today just what we need am making beef stew for dinner` and i think am going to make brownies and maybe cupcakes for the kids or maybe a banana cake. probably the cupcakes as they are alot easier

working on a shawl for jobug its not a secret she knows about it so am almost half way done and am working on it every night also am making helmet liners for marys godsons unit(hockeymom) and want to work on something very special for a special angel friend of mine , you know who you are and i can not thank you enough for all of your love and caring and what you have done for me, you are the best my sister and friend i love you so very much.

talked to another friend today was great chatting with you sweetie(you know who you are)

i have been invited to join a new forum for multimedium products i think it will be a blast, if you think you would like that contact me and we can talk about this special place we have to go to. made by a special friend and i so enjoy being there even if it is small right now. it will grow

the house smells sooo good with the stew cooking and am making buttermilk biscuits too hubby will enjoy that with his stew is a cold day and it will be a good dinner for us, course the kids will probably stick their noses up and if so can make their own lol here is the recipe as i made it, i don't really have one but this is what i did

2 pounds of stew meat browned in olive oil(or any that you want to use)
fill the kettle with water and add a seasoning packet of beef stew (i used 2) also if you want it really dark brown gravy add some aujuice

i cut up a stalk of celery into small slices , added 2 canned of italian tomatoes

peel and cut up a pound of carrots into bite sizes pieces

and let simmer for a hour and a half in this pot on medium high, about 40 min before the meat is done add 6 cut up large peeled potatoes and add to stew cook until done,
for gravy(if you choose) add some corn starch or flour in a cup add water and add to mixture in kettle stirring and thickening as you go, makes a large amount of beef stew will last here maybe if lucky 2 days lol

i also am baking buttermilk biscuits (i cheated and am doing it out of the can tonight hehe) brownies with ice cream for dessert(or alone) enjoy

have a great day my friends hope to hear from you soon take care hugs and love vicki


JoAnn said...

Oh sweet sis, I love you, That beef stew looks delisious! I been sick at the thought of food, but looking at that, yum yum. I have to get up this time to take my medicine, and I TRY to sneek on line from hubby..lol.. I LOVE your stew!! I want some, send it here..lol
Hunny I pray for your dad everyday, and you two. Please know I do. Hugs sweet sister. JoAnn

Anonymous said...

hmmm, yummy looking food.....
pass the brownies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tracy said...

Looks yummy. Where is the drooling smiley? lol
Hugs and thoughts to FIL.

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