Friday, October 25, 2013

I expected more from our shoes

Apparently, when left to their own devices, our shoes will organize and stomp all over an unsuspecting bottle of Febreeze.

Do you see it?

Poor Febreeze.

I had to do something.

I'm kinda proud of this solution...

Shoes on shelves are part of a larger operation to organize our front room. 
 That feels better.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Broccoli-cheddar casserole

Here is a classic holiday potluck recipe. 

I attempted it once before except I used shredded cheddar. 

I think the secret is to use Cheese Whiz or a knock-off of it. The second try was the charm! 

Throw in some chopped ham pieces and you've got a meal.

Broccoli-cheddar casserole


3 T butter
1 bag (16 oz) frozen broccoli
1/3 cup milk
1 can (10 ¾ oz) cream of mushroom soup
1 jar (8 oz) of Cheese Whiz or something similar
1 ½ cups Minute Rice
1 ½ cups water 


Melt the butter in a skillet and sauté the broccoli until a bit tender.
Stir in the milk, soup, cheese sauce, rice, and water.
Cook and stir until the cheese is melted.
Pour the mixture in a buttered 9 x 13 pan.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

I'm curious. Is this how you make yours?