2-25-10 Thursday (Rich In Iron)

I visited the RV today.  I couldn’t decide what I should bring it.  Some type of offering – ya know?  Oil?  Carpet cleaner?  Heat?  Damp-Rid?  So many options, I decided to bring it some casserole dishes that I swapped with the house stuff.  I giveth and then taketh away a fan for the bedroom at home.  Sometimes it gets too warm for me at night.  Hot flashes?  Probably not although if that’s what they’re all about then I feel mad for the elder women or those with thyroid issues.  Oh, the point of bringing the trip to the RV up – so as I drive into the storage place and stop to enter my entry code, I look over and I see this:


No strong dudes?  Funny.  Look again:


My ironing pile was… well - piled up.  I decided to tackle it.  It was time to break out my new ironing board cover.  You see, some shirts get a waffle imprint while I iron.  Below is some before and after photos of the blessed event known as “Changing of the Ironing Board Cover” (mark your calendar). 


It didn’t fit well.  I tried to iron with it.  I did.  I really did.  It just didn’t work out so back to the store it goes.


Dinner last night was delicious.  Jim has made this several times but much like his chili it seems to vary a bit each time.  Since this was the best it ever came out I wrote it as a recipe.  I made it this time but he directed me as to the ingredients so I can’t really take credit for it.

Bean Soup

1 lb pkg dry bean soup mix (discard flavoring packet)

1 lb ground turkey sausage

3 beef bouillon cubes or equivalent

1 large chopped onion

1 Tsp minced garlic

1 14.5 oz can Italian style diced tomatoes

1 C hot water

Soak beans in water overnight with plenty of extra water to allow for bean expansion.  Drain.  Rinse.  Fry/Bake turkey sausage.  Place beans, sausage, onion, garlic, and tomatoes into crock pot.  In a separate bowl, use hot water to dissolve bouillon.  Add bouillon mixture to crockpot.  Fill the crockpot with water that barely covers all the ingredients.  Stir.  Cook on low for 8 hours.

If anyone makes this, please let us know what you thought.

Insurance update!  If you remember yesterday I got a quote from Jeff,  of $831.  After discovering he was high he was going to “rework” the numbers to include that safe driver discount.  Today he came back with $595 from the same company (Erie).  I’ll need to share the quote with Jim and then decide.  This guy seems as shady as the the other place.  Decisions, decisions.

Tonight we had the left over Mexican Stew (I had previously frozen the left overs) and let me tell you, it got spicier since we first had it.  It was still uber tasty.  Have you ever noticed how leftovers sometimes taste better than when originally made?  I think this was the case with this stew.

As a Mitsubishi guy once said -




  1. Why do I see my name subliminally written all over this post?

    Let's see...

    Hot flashes

    elder women

    thyroid issues

    The Mitsubichi Peace sign...

    Oh - and what a lovely ironing board cover. To coin one of your favorite phrases... running out of blog material? The plethora of changing photos was a nice touch tho.

    Peace. Peace. Peace and OUT!

  2. I am so, so scared of what you are doing to that ironing board in that one pic. So scared.

  3. @Alix: I guess not subliminal enough... :-) Oh, I since I don't have blog topics to begin with, how can I run out of blog material? So there. I don't have to rely on wacky friends, odd pets, strange substances that cause me to pee on things or be a target for molestation. =)

    @Liz: I was in the mood... I thought I heard a sheep noise.

  4. You are HILARIOUS. Those ironing board angst photos had me howling. Oh, the passion! You're like a fiesty latin senorita, making poetry from her laundry.

  5. You iron? Yecchhh. I'm old enough now that people can just accept me in wrinkled clothes.

    Nancy in Iowa

  6. @Chef: Ay papi. {wink}

    @Mom L: I iron Jim's dress shirts for work. When we both had jobs we'd have them laundered. Now being a house-goddess of sorts, I iron them.

  7. "Aye Papi?"


    Oh God Perez, you are so funny. I mean Garrrret. Silly me.

  8. Is it strange that I saw the first picture and just knew it was "Two"? I didn't even notice it said "no"!!

  9. Nancy,the biggest sisterFebruary 28, 2010 at 10:32 AM

    Is that the dreaded ORANGE shirt??? Not only is it yuck..you have to iron it too....

  10. My ironing board cover looks like a green crayon!


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