Sunday, April 15, 2012

BIL Mike and SIL Pam Come To Our Rescue


Sandy and I where setting around getting ready to watch the NASCAR race at the Texas Motor Speedway on TV Saturday evening when the phone ranged. It was her sister Pam who informed her they were headed to Home Depot to pickup 20-25 more of those patio blocks and were headed our way. Mike has a Ford Ranger pickup and could handle that many. What a great SIL and BIL!

They arrived about 7:45pm and we unloaded the blocks near where we are building our small 10x10 patio. After unloading the blocks they wanted to start laying them in place but due to darkness settling in we all moved inside and watched the race. Gregg Biffle was the winner. Hendrick Motors had all four of his cars finish in the top 10.

Thanks to Mike and Pam we will need only about 16 more blocks and at eight per trip we're looking at two more trips in the Jeep.
If it hadn't been for the rain today we would have placed the blocks they brought Saturday. We will do it some other time as Sandy returns to the oil patch for some more brush hogging Monday. However, as I write this Sandy was looking at one of her weather apps on her IPad saying " its raining down in the Longview area and hopes she doesn't get rained out."

Sandy made a Mexican Lasagna for dinner tonight it sure was delicious. She got the recipe from a friend of mine. Thanks Kay for sharing. For those interested here is the recipe posted from Sandy's Paprika app from her IPad.

Mexican Lasagna


Prep Time: 0 hr 0 min | Cook Time: 0 hr 0 min | Servings: 1 serving | Difficulty: ---

  • 2 lbs ground chicken or beef
  • 2 tbsp chile powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 cup med Taco sauce
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 6 (8" spinach tortillas) quartered
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded cheese
  • Black olives & green onions or sliced jalapeños on top

Brown chicken or beef. Sauté onion till cooked thru. Then add taco sauce, black beans, and corn. Season with salt & pepper

Layer meat, tortillas, cheese then repeat.

Bake at 425° oven for 12-15 minutes

Source: Kay Cale

Sent from Paprika Recipe Manager

Until next time. . . .MtnAireTravlers.

1 comment:

  1. Hey that is going to be real nice when you finish it. Sherri and I would love to see your place but with her gone all the time it is hard to make any kind of plans! Take care and post pictures of the patio when your done.

    Joe and Sherri