Monday, August 28, 2006

Bits and Pieces

Good Monday Evening, Everyone! Did it ever rain here today! It was a real toad-strangler! (in the words of my dear husband *smile*) But we definitely need the rain, so I'll not complain.

I called Direct TV because we were wanting to add Fox to our package. We have done this in the past when we wanted to watch the World Series. There is a particular show on Fox that we were wanting to watch. Before they just added Fox and $1.50 to our monthly bill. We just have the basic package. BUTTTTTT......the girl that was helping me this time told me that they would have to get a 45 day-waiver so we could get the national feed for Fox. Welllll....I told this to Ed and he said, "Did you tell her your arm sure would get tired." And I said, "What?????? And he said, "Well, you just tell her there is no way they are going to get a 45-day waver to stand out there." I looked at him quizzically and then it finally clicked! Oh my word.....I started laughing so hard, I had to hang up the phone. He was talking about a 45-day WAVER. (i hate stupid's yer sign) I'm still chuckling over it.

This morning, when he got home from taking his students to school, Ed came into the kitchen, looked out the window and said, "It's blacker than a banker's heart out there!" LOL I don't know where he comes up with this stuff!

I got two really good recipes from Weight Watchers last week. One is for Taco Soup and the other is for Fruit Fluff.
Taco Soup:
1lb. of lean ground beef or turkey
1 medium onion/chopped
2 envelopes of taco seasoning mix
1 envelope of ranch dressing mix
1 can of navy beans
1 can of black beans
1 can of kidney beans
2 cans of diced or stewed tomatoes
1 can of mexicorn
Brown the meat and onions;add seasoning;then add the beans, tomatoes and mexicorn. Add water if needed. Some people drain the beans and add 3 cans of water. I think this is to keep the sodium content down. I didn't drain any of the beans or vegetables and still added some water.

I thought it would be like killer soup because of all the seasoning but it was delicious. But Ed is not allowed to eat it any more because when I got home later that day.....well, I am pretty sure you know why he is not allowed to have it again. ;-) Oh, but it is so hearty and delicious!

Fruit Fluff:
1 container of fatfree Cool Whip
1 small pkg. of sugar free vanilla instant pudding
1 container of sugar free peach yogurt
1 can of mandarin oranges, drained
1 can of crushed pineapple, drained
Mix the first three ingredients together thoroughly; then add the drained fruit and mix. Chill and serve. I also sprinkled an envelope of sugar free peach jello into this. It is delish and refreshing!! (Ed IS allowed to have this!! :-)


Theresa said...

Jewel, I've done this soup before, too and it really is good! Ross's body had the same reaction that Ed's did, that's why I don't fix it often! Sometimes foods can just be lethal!!! ;)

Donnie said...

You need to write a book of "Edisms". I would definately buy it!

Jewel said...

Lethal, oh my! That IS the word for it...well, where Ed is concerned anyway! LOL I'm so glad it doesn't effect me like that because I love it!

Well, Donnie, I'm going to have to start recording all of the "Edisms" then. *grin* He also quotes from "I Cavinee" alot, too. Does that count??? LOL

Theresa said...

Oh, I forgot to tell you, Jewel, you can substitute grilled chicken in this soup and it gives it a whole different flavor!! I just use a leftover piece of grilled chicken breast and chop it into small pieces and use it instead of the beef.