Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Boys and Bugs

The other day, the boys were out on our patio blowing bubbles. It just so happened that there was a praying mantis on the patio also. Brandon was very interested in it, and had to go check it out. Then he decided to pick it up. After he picked it up, he quickly decided that he didn't like it and dropped it. Then he made it get off of the patio because "it bugga me." :)


I have been going through my cooking magazines recently. I am trying to clip out just the ones that I use. Then I am putting them in a notebook. This will be much easier for storing and using in the future. Anyhow, as I was going through them, I came across a recipe that looked like my family might like it. I tried it, and we really liked it. So, I decided to share it. If you are looking for a new recipe to try, try this one!
Bean 'n' Beef Crescent Pie
1-1/4 pounds ground beef
1 envelope taco seasoning
1/3 cup salsa
1 tube (8 oz.) refrigerated crescent rolls
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup refried beans
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded Mexican cheese blend or cheddar cheese
In a large skillet, cook the beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add taco seasoning and salsa; simmer, uncovered, until thickened. Meanwhile, unroll crescent roll dough. press onto the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish; seal preforations. Spread cream cheese over the dough.
Stir the refried beans into beef mixture. Spoon over cream cheese layer. Bake, uncovered, at 375 for 20-25 min. or until crust is golden brown. Sprinkle with cheese; bake 5 min. longer or until the cheese is melted.
The recipe did not call for it, but I served it with additional salsa. We put some on top, and liked it that way.

Brandon's Birthday Gift

Brandon finally got his birthday gift from Grandma and Papa Major. This was no fault of their's. They had the money to him, we just decided to wait until after we moved to go and get it -one less thing to move. :) Anyhow, D.J. had a bike helmet, and Brandon liked to wear it. However, this caused fighting because then D.J. would want it. So, we went to the store and let Brandon pick one out with his birthday money. It also came with elbow and knee pads. So, here is Brandon modeling his new present!


Thanks Dad and Mom for the beautiful flowers. Here are pictures of them.

When the boys saw me taking pictures of the flowers, they decided that they wanted their pictures taken with them. I know you can't see their faces too well, but they didn't want to cooperate.

House pictures

I'm back!! We are moved, settled in, and have internet once again, so hopefully you will hear from me more often. :) Here are some of the house pictures.

Here is the outside of the house.

These are the kitchen taken from the dining room.

This is the dining room taken from the kitchen.

These are the dining room taken from the living room.

These are the living room taken from different angles.

The downstairs rooms are built where they circle around, with a half bath in the center. The wall that has the Morford home sign on it is where the 1/2 bath is located. The other side that you can't see is a short hallway that circles back to the kitchen. It also has the door for the bathroom and basement, and a closet.

Hopefully this gives you some idea without confusing you too much. :) We also have an upstairs with 3 bedrooms, and the full bath.