Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Monday Monday

Last night I made a dish called Impossibly Easy Cheeseburger Pie. It was so yummy and quick. Just throw it in the oven and your done. Here is the recipe...

1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef ** I used turkey
1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
1/2 cup Original Bisquick® mix
1cup milk
2 eggs

1. Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 9-inch glass pie plate with cooking spray.
2. In 10-inch skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown; drain. Stir in salt. Spread in pie plate. Sprinkle with cheese.
3. In small bowl, stir remaining ingredients with fork or wire whisk until blended. Pour into pie plate.
4. Bake about 25 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes.

I also got my Tory Burch flats in the mail too! What a great Monday.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Dancing with the Stars- Don't call me!

For some unknown reason DWTS seems cursed this season. With numerous injuries (2 drop-outs), ambulance rides every other day and now a STALKER- what else could go wrong?
A man alleged to be a crazed fan of Olympian Shawn Johnson was arrested Tuesday near the set of Dancing with the Stars. Police later found two loaded guns in the man's car.
I was so upset when I heard this. I love SJ- poor thing. I hope she can feel a little better now that he is behind bars. Keep dancing Girl!
To read the full story click here - People.com

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Isn't it Ironic?

I have always loved learning about Presidential History. I was probably the only kid in the world that got all giddy about President's Day or Election Night. Whenever I was asked who my heroes were, Mom and Dad topped the list but Abe Lincoln came in at a close 3rd. My trip in to Washington DC to witness W's inauguration changed my life and to this day I still carry my ticket around . My mom sent me an email today reminding me of some of my favorite Presidential trivia. Pretty interesting, thanks Mom!

Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.
John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.

Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.
John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.

Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
Both wives lost their children while living in the White House.

Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
Both Presidents were shot in the head

Now it gets really weird.

Lincoln 's secretary was named Kennedy.
Kennedy's Secretary was named Lincoln .

Both were assassinated by Southerners.
Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson.

Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808.
Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.

John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born in 1839.
Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939.

Both assassins were known by their three names.
Both names are composed of fifteen letters.

Now hang on to your seat.

Lincoln was shot at the theater named 'Ford'.
Kennedy was shot in a car called ' Lincoln ' made by 'Ford'.

Lincoln was shot in a theater and his assassin ran and hid in a warehouse.
Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and his assassin ran and hid in a theater..

Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.

And here's the kicker...

A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe , Maryland A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Baby Will

Today I attended the very first shower for Baby William Johnson Stephens. The proud parents, Nancy and Winn Stephens, have been long time friends/advice givers. I am so happy for them and I know Baby Will has a great life ahead of him. Nancy is due on Derby Day so there will be pleanty of excitement to go around! Congrats!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Over Programmed

It's Tuesday afternoon and all I can think about is what I am going to watch tonight. There are so many choices- but which one to choose? Here is the line-up...

8-10 American Idol
8-10 Biggest Loser
9-10 Dancing with the Stars (Results)
9:30 Kentucky vs UNLV

The Problem...
M and I are faithful Biggest Loser watchers and the contestants are going home to visit their families this week (tearjerker). It is "Country Night" on American Idol (one of my favorites), I want to see who gets kicked off on DWTS and I HAVE to watch the Cats play! I guess both DVR's will be put to good use tonight!

What's a girl to do?


Monograms, Martinis, and Manhattan is hosting another great giveaway!

Check out her blog for all the details!

Monograms, Martinis, and Manhattan

Monday, March 16, 2009

I'm Blue

For the past 5 years I have been bleeding blue... but now I am feeling blue. The Kentucky Wildcats are NIT bound. What a sad day it will be in the bluegrass when our cats will play UNLV on Tuesday. To beat it all- we have to play at Memorial Coliseum. Rupp Arena is booked for the HIGH SCHOOL Boy's Basketball State Championship games. Never in the history of basketball did I think UK would get bumped for High School sports. Needless to say I will try to stay up and watch the 9:30 game and cheer on my cats. (After MJ and I watch the Biggest Loser of course!)

In honor of the Cats I thought I would share some of my favorite pictures with Wildcat...

Fellows Ball
Me and Herde

Big Blue U
Julie, Grant, Drew, Me and Chrissy

Me and Ashley

Friday, March 13, 2009

Bye Bye Barbie?

I am quite appalled by the bill introduced by WV delegate Jeff Eldridge.  HB 2918 states: It shall be unlawful in the state to sell "Barbie" dolls and other similar dolls that promote or influence girls to place an undue importance on physical beauty to the detriment of their intellectual and emotional development. 


What's next? No more fashion magazines? No more Disney Princesses?

Barbie just turned 50.  I don't think a tradition that has lasted for 50 years can be accused as the sole contributor to low self-esteem.  I say get over it and leave the toys alone.