31 October 2010

Lasagna and Apple Pie

Today with a scary movie marathon going on in the back ground, I made lasagna in the crock pot for the first time. I was a little skeptical at first but it really turned out good. The cheese was melted perfectly and it came out of the crock without sticking.
Just follow your favorite recipe for lasagna. Pour a thin layer of sauce and a touch of olive oil to the bottom of the crock and start your layers with UNCOOKED lasagna noodles. Layer up and cook on high for 3 to 3 and a half hours.

I made an apple pie also but instead of a 'traditional' top crust, I used an apple shaped cookie cutter and layered them on top. Haven't tasted it yet, but it smells wonderful.

The weather here is really cooling off and fall is in full swing. I LOVE it.

Happy Halloween!!!

Hope everyone is having a spook-tacular day!!

24 October 2010

End of Liberty Trailer

I'm not from Iowa and I don't know anything about this race but I did like this video.
All of us need to stand up to the corporations that have taken over the US so that we can begin to fix things. One of the best ways to do that... STOP buying their products! Spend a little time to investigate where you are letting your money go.

Francis Thicke vs. The Corporate Ag Monopolies

21 October 2010

Wide Open Spaces...

The older I get the more I need wide open spaces. I consider myself very lucky to live in a smaller town away from the hustle, the traffic, the crowds. It's been five years here now and I don't miss the 'big city' one bit.

16 October 2010

Can't believe I haven't posted anything since July. No real reason. But here's a glimpse at what I've been doing.

Harvest Festival in Mt. Vernon

Eating lots of good food.

Cruise Night Taekwon Do Demo in Mt. Vernon

Japanese Festival at Missouri Botanical Gardens September 2010

About the Missouri Botanical Garden"To discover and share knowledge about plants and their environment in order to preserve and enrich life." – Missouri Botanical Garden mission
Founded in 1859, the Missouri Botanical Garden is the nation's oldest botanical garden in continuous operation and a National Historic Landmark.
The Garden is a center for botanical research and science education, as well as an oasis in the city of St. Louis. The Garden offers 79 acres of beautiful horticultural display, including a 14-acre Japanese strolling garden, Henry Shaw's original 1850 estate home, and one of the world's largest collections of rare and endangered orchids.
For over 151 years, the Garden has been an oasis in the city, a place of beauty and family fun—and also a center for education, science, and conservation.
Visit the Garden's illustrated history for glimpses of the rare, archival images.