Monday, September 24, 2007

Good Morning!  Ready for beer?  LOL  No seriously, go grab a can and pop the top...now your ready to make some bread. 
 
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Beer Bread--quick and easy
Ingredients:
3 Cups self-rising flour
3 Tablespoons (heaping) sugar
1 12 oz can of beer (room temperature)
Melted butter

Combine flour and sugar; add beer gradually, stirring well for 1 minute. Pour into greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Brush with melted butter.
Bake for 20-25 minutes longer or until bread tests done.


This recipe works with ANY carbonated beverage. Try it with Orange Soda and top it with a glaze made with powder sugar and OJ. Makes a light, not too sweet dessert!
 
I hope ya'll had a good weekend!  Mine was pretty good.  I've been thinking about a lot of things lately and I've come to a few conclusions.  (OR I thought I had, it's more like me thinking out loud)
 
1. I love my ol' man--even though he can be the typical thoughtless and unromantic male...when he does make the effort it's like "WOW I'm crazy about this guy".  Our tenth anniversary is coming up next month and I am so thankful that I endured some of the bullsh*t to get to this point in our lives.  He may be inconsiderate on occassion, but he doesn't kick me around like dog and then just expect me to roll over and let him rub mybelly...like I've seen some other men do.
 
2. I love my kids!  It seems like as soon as they hit 15 or 16...they've got so little time for Mom.  I understand that...what teenager wants to hang with their Mom or Dad?  However, they always come back and it is just the best thing in the world.  I'm proud of my kids too.  When I see so many kids hanging on the streets or refusing to get jobs or whatever, it just makes me really proud of the way my kids have grown up to be responsible adults.
 
3. I'm not going to let other peoples words or actions change who I am.  I like to help people.  So even if they get nasty with me or about me...so what?  Why let that nastiness infect me and make me nasty (and I mean nas-taaay!) too?  I don't want to be that way...it's not who I am.  Don't get me wrong, I sit and gossip with the best of them, but I'm talking about the down and dirty nastiness. 
 
I don't want to be nas-taaay...I think I've let other folks words and actions get to me one too many times.  I have to admit, I've crossed that line, and I don't like it...I don't like that I let myself lose control (in essence let them control me) and I don't like myself when that happens.
 
I don't know...it's a fine line...finding that place between being nice, no matter how nasty people get...and letting people walk all over me.  Being nice, being helpful, being considerate, going out of my way for someone...then boom! someone does something to hurt me or my family...hmm, am I going to be able to just let it go? 
 
I honestly don't know...here's the thing, if it's someone I truly care about (one of our kids or someone else I really love) I'll do my dang-dest to try.  I guess it also depends on how far they go in what they say or do.  Hmmm.  LOL, I thought I had this one figured out...oh well {{{plastering on fake smile}}} "I'll try ever so hard to be nice while ya jab that knife in my back". 
 
4. Final thought...I may be past the point of being able to say that I'm 29 years old.  I've only been saying it for ((mumble-mumble)) years now.  (((Sigh)))  Yeah, I think it's high time I hit my thirties.  LOL
 
Have a great day & hugs to all my friends!
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1 comment:

ljat1 said...

Well, I like your thoughts.  We have a lot of the same ones!  Hope you're having a great day.  Blessings to you and yours, Linda