Wednesday, March 20, 2013

My Birthday :O)

Another birthday...........how fast time seems to fly by! I had an awesome day, everyone made me feel extra special. I loved everything....the emails, the phone calls, the cards, the gifts, the birthday money to spend later, and all the love I felt today especially.
my new bike!!! :O)


More gifts: a jar candle and a Vera Wristlet.

Then there are the gifts that money can't buy. Nathan cooked me a birthday dinner! :O)


Meatloaf, Criss-Cross Potatoes, & Broccoli

Here are the recipes:

MEATLOAF
2 eggs
2/3 c. milk
3 slices bread-break into pieces
1/2 onion - chopped
2 carrots - peeled & grated
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1 t. parsley
1 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
1-1/2- 2 lbs. ground beef
 
TOPPING:
1/2 c. tomato sauce
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 t. mustard
 
INSTRUCTIONS:
In a large bowl, beat eggs, add milk and bread. Let stand. Add onion, carrot, cheese, and seasonings to egg mixture. Add beef and mix well. Form into loaf and put in shallow baking dish (line with foil). Bake @ 350 degrees for 45 min. Combine sauce and pour over meatloaf (spoon off any grease, before adding sauce). Bake about 30 mins. more or until no longer pink. Let stand 10 mins. before serving.


CRISS-CROSS POTATOES

Wash potatoes. Cut in half lengthwise and make a criss-cross pattern in each half (do not cut all the way through). Put in shallow pan and brush with melted butter. Sprinkle with garlic powder, salt, pepper, and paprika. Bake @ 350 degrees for 1 hr. Serve with sour cream.

Mom and Dad gave me $$, Dad made my birthday pie {another post on this to follow}, but Mom also did this little picture for me that I love!

A rose can say I Love You
Orchids can enthrall
But a weed bouquet in a chubby fist
Yes, that says it all....

LOVE IT!!! :O)

I am so blessed!

2 comments:

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Happy Birthday!

Shanna Watson said...

Happy Birthday!! Oh, I love that poem! I get "weed bouquets" all the time :)

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