November 24th, 2010

Steak Break

Apparently I was not the only one who had the bright idea to treat myself to steaks this past weekend.

I received a text from my mother with this photo attached and the word “Yum!” —

Great minds think alike. Especially if they have the same DNA.

So now we’re on to the great preparation for Turkey Day. It’s so close I can smell the prime rib and turkey now.

Do you have this whole week off or just Thursday? Or do you even have Thursday off?

My kids have this whole week off of school and that makes for an interesting dynamic. We will alternate between the extreme highs of laughter and togetherness and, well, some trying moments. They’re boys, they’re younger than 10 and that’s often a recipe for disaster.

Whatever YOUR plans for Thanksgiving are, I know we’ll all remember the things – and people – to be thankful for. That’s what it’s all about!

June 22nd, 2010

Beef, Family Makes Father’s Day Perfect

For Father’s Day, we enjoyed this . . .

. . . and this . . .

We saw Toy Story 3, ate beef kebobs and swam with our boys. In my husband’s words, it was “perfect.”

Funny how our perfect days always include our family and meat. Should we look into that?

Nah. It works.

Hope you all had a wonderful Father’s Day, too!

June 16th, 2010

Cartoon Steak

So, it’s summer break here at our house. The kids are home. I work from home. And there are lots of cartoons on TV.

Mind you, not all day, but isn’t that what you’re supposed to do in the summer?

And I’ve discovered that even those clever cartoon-makers are steak lovers. This “Phineas and Ferb” episode features the bad guy in town stealing all the steaks and locking them up far, far away. The storage container of steaks blows up and steaks rain down. Yay!

WARNING:  If you are afraid of raining steaks, DO NOT watch this episode — especially at the end!