Monday, January 14, 2008

Long lost blogger...

That would be me I think. I thought I'd drop a line or 2 so you'd stop looking in the obituaries. Believe me this last week has proven once again to me that school is for kids!!!
I didn't have a problem learning when I was younger(and thinner). I think my brain has gotten fat along with a few shall we say ' other areas".
Not that I failed or anything... I was second in the class when we took the test.(92%). I just think I could have did better. I find now that that its harder to stay awake in class.....I'm used to moving and doing not sitting. My tolerance for monotone voices seems to be lower than ever.
Sitting still is something I seldom do. When I sit now I get sleepy.....LOL
Anyway, I'm back at work and loving it :) I have a request for you too. Does anyone have some good (and cheap) recipes to feed 30 to 35 people? They can't be too hot(pepper) or bazaar (no squid) for our older people to eat. I use a lot of old-fashioned recipes now, that was passed down in our family. But like anything else even food gets boring after a while. Sooo, I need some new ideas please!!! And thank you too!!! If you have some posted please leave a link. If I get to try them I'll let you know what the people thought of them. Thanks for any help you give,I'm sure the people will thank you too!!!
Now on to other things. I'm going to put some spring pictures on here from last year. I'm dreaming of SPRING!!! I don't like cold. Diane does but not me. I'm a spring and summer kind of girl. I love flowers blooming and gardens growing and vegetables right out of the garden kind of girl. What kind of season are you? And why? I'll be waiting for your answers, I hope I don't have to wait long!!
God bless you all, and keep warm/ cool. Donna


Cecil said...

Hey, I'm glad you're back! I think second in class is great.. you should be proud of yourself.. Have you made beef and noodles? like Mama used to make.. you could use packaged noodles... what about broccoli cornbread? rice-a-roni is good..esp the beef... hmm.. I'm getting hungry... must be almost time to eat..he he he... I'll try and think of some recipes for you and get back with them. Hope you're all doing ok.. we are... just the usual.. working .... Have a good week.. Love ya.. Cecil

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Well, glad to see you. I figured you were busy with classes! I think you did pretty well. Better than i would have!

Anita said...

Glad to see you!
With just the three of us, I don't think any of my recipes would help!
I'm a Fall girl first, Summer second... After last spring's tornado, I'm scared just thinking about spring now... <:{

Donna said...

I'm afraid small recipes won't work on the scale I need. I haven't tried the cornbread Cecil. Some of these folks think anything green is poison!!! The only vegies they eat are in soup.... I try to make a lot of deserts with fruit so they will get some fruit. We have a cake or pie 2 times a day.
Thats 3 meals a day x 5 days a week.
Thats a lot of meals. We get tired of the same thing all the time.
Thanks for the visits Cecil and Anita. Michelle good of you to visit too!! Welcome anytime! Donna

Diane J. said...

If you haven't already you can check out my recipe blog and see if anything there tickles your fancy.

What about baked chicken or rotisserie chicken? I don't know what kind of cooking equipment you have access to there....

Meatballs and gravy? Mild red beans and rice, broccoli, chicken and rice casserole, hashbrown casserole, chicken and noodles alfredo, and I just posted my recipe for Portuguese bean soup on my recipe blog (button with link in my sidebar near the top). I think they'd probably like that and you can use a different meat instead of the smoked sausage, like bacon or salt meat, or even chicken breast.

There's also a bunch of recipe site links listed in the sidebar on my recipe blog.

Good job on your test. Maybe you won't have to do it again for a long time.

Good to see you posting again. I've missed your posts. ;o)

Love you, Sis.


Granny said...

Did you say 30 to 35 people? What about a huge stew of some kind? With rolls and maybe a big bowl of salad, you'd have meal.

kansasrose said...

My mom used to make this casserole out of hamburger, browned with onions then stir in cream of mushroom soup, softened Philly cream cheese and a little milk then catsup and sliced green Spanish olives. Cook for 30 minutes and then top with canned biscuits and cook until biscuits are golden brown and done. It sounds wierd but really tasty! We love it and it could easily be adjusted for large crowd. I love spring/summer too. Outdoorsy type. Can't stand to be shut in too long. Take care hon, Loveya, jen

kansasrose said...

I meant bake the casserole in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes...take out and add layer of biscuits and return and finish baking at 350-375 degrees till bisquits golden brown.

Karen H. said...

Good Afternoon Donna,
I'm glad to see you are doing okay. I read your previous post about you taking those classes. I hope they turned out good for you. Sounds like you had your hands full as well. Last night, I made Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup. It's quick and easy. Just boil some Chicken Breast and add some Egg Noodles, and walla, you have a meal. You could also do like Granny said and add a Salad to the side. Just my input here. If you have the Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast's, that's better to use. I didn't have that kind last night, so I had to take the skin off and debone it. You could also add some Carrots and Celery to it as well. I've done that before. Soups on a Cold day or night is always good. I do hope you figure out what to fix tho. I hate not knowing what to fix. Take care my friend and have a great day. I am a Fall gal myself. Not too hot and not too cold. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.