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Meat Muffins

Sounds almost sexy…lol “hey there meat muffin” Wink Wink. LOL  ok anyways, Last night I was planning to make stuffed pork tenderloin but decided on something different. I was looking for ground beef recipes. I didn’t really find anything that said “pick me!” I found one that I changed a bit and Gregg and I gobbled them up.

Meat Muffins

1 pound ground meat(beef,chicken,pork)
Spices(I used Mexican,but you can spice the meat how you like)
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup chopped mushrooms(optional)

Fry all that together till brown and yummy. I let it simmer for about 30 minutes. Then drain the fat out. Put in paper towels to squish the rest of the grease out. Let it cool down.

Make some pancake batter. I used Krusteaz’s buttermilk pancake mix(found it at Costco). You want whatever mix you make to be a bit runny so it pours. Take a muffin pan and fill the bottoms of each just so they are covered. Then spoon in the meat  and cover with the rest of the batter. Makes 12 muffins.

Put in preheated oven(375c) for about 20 minutes or until the tops are brown. Remove let cool and then….

NOM NOM NOM!!!!

Meat Muffins

It’s that easy!

Happy Birthday My Boy!

Well its here again! You have turned 24 years old. Wow! You are growing old..lol No, you still have many years ahead of you. These last few years that you have lived closer to me, I’ve watched to change. From a grumpy guss to a happy cleaned up man.

I think having Bree in your life has made a big difference. Seems she is what is making you happy(and making you shower daily). I had to jab jab. I hope that what ever happens in your life, that you are always happy with your choices and that you keep on smiling.

I know you are off camping today so I can’t see you, but I will see you when you get home. I love you so much Matthew… there are never enough words or hugs or tears that I can give you to let you know how much you mean to me. You will always be my baby goober.

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Hair- To Cut or Not To Cut?

Well the day is approaching. Tomorrow I am going to see my niece to get my hair cut. Question is, how much to cut? I’ve been letting my hair grow wild for about 3 years now. My bangs have grown out all the way to my shoulders and the rest is half way down my back. I like long hair. Its easy to deal with. Lately though, all I seem to do is ponytail it. Its getting too hot on the back of my neck. My hair is very fine, but there is lots of it.

So, the plan is to lighten the load. I have been searching and looking at pictures of haircuts and I think I have decided on what I will be doing. I’m going to get a “shag”. I layered cut but still keep the length. I am not sure what to do with my bangs. I like that they are out of my eyes now, but it would look funny to have them long and the rest layered.

Here are some pics I found of what I am thinking of doing….

Sample 1sample 2sample 3sample 4I like all of these. I’m still looking. I think out of them all the first one is what I want. My hair is so straight I will end up looking like the last pic which is ok too.

I guess I’ll see what happens tomorrow! Maybe I’ll go really short again!

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What am I Doing? Arrachera

Well I am cleaning. Doing the laundry and then do my workout and after that I will have a shower. Gregg went out yesterday to the local butcher up the road and ordered some skirt steaks that I have to pick up tomorrow. I am planning on making a Mexican meal for Valentine’s Day. Your probably wondering what I plan to make. Well let me tell you.

When we were in Mexico, we noticed a steak that was served almost at every restaurant. Its called “Arrachera” which means flank or skirt steak. Its actually a simple meal. I think its all about the spices and how long it marinates. Anyways, we really enjoyed it. So now I am going to make it for us. We drove into Vancouver on Saturday and stopped by a Mexican grocery store and found the spice we need.

The recipe is very easy, all you do is marinate the meat in the spices for 1 day. Then grill and serve.

Season both sides of meat with GOYA seasoning and lime juice. Cover entire meat with lime and season lightly.
Once the meat is limed up and seasoned you roll it up, like a sushi roll, nice and tight and place all of the meat all rolled up in rolls in a deep dish and pour beer on top making sure it gets all over. If you marinate your meat with beer and you don’t roll it up, you wash off all of your seasonings.
Cover the meat with plastic wrap and leave it in the fridge over night, but 2-3 hours works just as well.
Then just grill each side for like 5-6 min less if you like it medium. The meat will be tender, juicy and full of flavor. Enjoy

I’m really curious if this will taste the same. I hope so! I have been wanting it for a while now. Here is a picture of what we had in Mexico at H&C restaurant/butcher. You get the steak, a baked potato, half an avocado and lime and a hot green pepper. Gregg and Glen both gave me their avocados.

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And with steak you must have a tasty beer to wash it all down.

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The only problem with this, is that I can’t get Leon Beer here. It doesn’t get exported out of the Yucatan. So Gregg will have to have something else. A cold glass of diet coke with a twist of lime on ice sounds good.

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My Makeup Bag-Clinique

As you know I tried some different types of makeup over the last year to see what I was going to go with. I did a lot of searching and reading. I ordered samples and got samples from stores. I finally decided what to go with. Clinique.

I really wanted to be able to go with a mineral makeup, but every one I tried felt heavy on my skin and made it itchy and break out in acne, plus my eyes got sore and puffy. Not sure why this happened. I must be allergic to it. So after all the samples and even buying a few small items I gave up on the mineral makeup. I’m not saying its bad, its just not for me.

I’m no longer going to buy any drugstore junk. My skin has changed over the last few years. Wearing  CoverGirl, Maybeline, Revlon or any of the cheap brands just isn’t going to do it anymore. All those brands turn orange on my skin. I might use eye liner from them but not much more.

This Christmas Mom gave us all some money as a gift and I took some of it and decided I would buy new makeup. First, the reason I am going with Clinique. Its allergy tested, fragrance free and they don’t test on animals. These are important to me. I don’t think animal testing is necessary. This company has been around long enough that I trust they know what they are doing. Second thing, I hate it when I can smell my makeup. YUK!  And the third thing, I don’t turn orange! That’s right, the foundation doesn’t turn orange on my face. I knew then that this would be the makeup for me.

I know that the Clinique makeup costs a bit more and I figured I would be spending about 200 dollars. So Gregg said “why not look on Ebay?” Hmmm, so I did. Instead of buying at full price at the store I bought it for a quarter of the cost on Ebay. I is happy!

What did I get? Well, I got all of this…

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8 lipsticks and 2 mascaras. 3 of the lipsticks were doubles. The colors are “Beauty, Pink Beach, Rose Spectrum, A Different Grape and Raspberry Glace.

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This little 6 pack is perfect! I love all the colors!

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And I had to go buy my foundation. I didn’t want to buy it on Ebay. I needed to try colors and find the right one for me. I didn’t want to buy the wrong one.

What did this all cost me? Well, the foundation was 32.00 including the taxes. The rest came to a total of  62.58 that included all the shipping too. If I would of bought this at the store I would of paid about 180.00. I think I got a pretty good deal. The only things I still need are blush and moisturizer. Which I will buy on Ebay if I can find a good deal.

Now what do I do with all my old makeup?LOL

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Bath Bombs

As I mentioned in my last post I am making bath bombs. My first ones turned out perfect for the simple recipe I am using. I didnt add any color only a tiny bit of fragrance. This was a test to see if I could actually make them.

Bath bombs

I used the teddy bear yesterday. It worked! So today I made a new batch with yellow coloring and Ylang Ylang oil.

Bath bombs 2 I havent tried it in the bath, but I will this evening. They smell wonderful! Plus I made them half the size of the star. I’ll try for other colors soon. I have jamine oil I will put in the next batch.