Friday, June 28, 2013

End of the Week Roundup

It's Friday! I'm running out of creative ways to start these posts. Just pretend I said something witty and read on! BTW, linking up with Lauren @ Lauren Elizabeth, if you are a visitor from Lauren's page, welcome!

1. I think I potentially offended a group of local Amish women on my way to work Wednesday morning. I was driving back roads (to avoid bypass traffic) and noticed a group of girls huddled on the side of the road on their bikes. They looked lost and trust me, where I was at, they were definitely fish out of water. I drove down the road a bit of a ways debating whether I turned back or not. Part of me was saying no, leave them alone, you don't know this area very well, you won't be much use to them; and another part of me was saying, go back, you'll feel guilty the rest of the day! 

So I went back and offered help, and what they needed to know I didn't know, which I should have known better (wow, that's a doozy of a sentence). So I whip out my phone and say ok maybe I can find a route you need on my phone and one of the women very politely said "we have our map, we can figure it out on our own but thank you". Facepalm.

Face. Palm.

Amish don't like technology. I'm not even sure they like dealing with "regular" people (for lack of a better term). And I totally just got all up in their business. They were really nice though, I hope they got where they needed to go safely. 

And without any other random chicks accosting them on the road. Moving on...

2. My mom is super supportive, it's one of the many reasons why I adore her. Since I posted my summer checklist she has been trying to come up with ways to help me complete the list. She recently bought this:

Either because she wants to help me finish off the checklist, or she is fulfilling some deep-seeded desire of pelting the crap out of me with balloons. 

3. I went to dinner with a new friend Tuesday night. We met through my friend Becca's wedding festivities. We had such a great time with our girl's night "date". We went to a local tourist "trap", it's a hotel/restaurant that is shaped like a steamboat. It's actually really neat. We had dinner first then decided to sneak through the hotel to check it all out, then we spent the rest of the night sitting on some rocking chairs talking. I stayed up way past my bedtime. If it had been a real date, it would have been the perfect date. Haha, yes I totally said that. 

4. I found a local "adult night school" online that happens to be in my area. They aren't currently offering anything of interest to me yet, but I'm pretty excited about the prospect of taking random classes such as couples classes with Dave, massage, yoga, cooking, guitar...the list goes on and on. You can check out the website I found for my particular county here

I will say that one of the best things about starting this blog is that it has encouraged me to live a little, go on some adventures, and try something new. 

5. As of this posting, my Taco Dip recipe has had over 60 pins/likes on Pinterest! It may not seem like a lot, but I'm over the moon about it. I have more people than family and friends seeing my blog! Whoo hoo! 

That's it for this week! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


I borrowed this post idea from Living in Yellow, I thought it was a neat way to share some things about me currently. Here goes nothing!

Purchasing: My first legit maxi dress...I know, I know crazy right! I was hesitant to joint the maxi dress bandwagon (I mean come on, the name alone is a turn off for me), but wow. Comfy and cute? Yes please!

Looking forward to: Legitimately checking off items from my summer checklist (I've already been scouting drive in theaters!!!), going on my mini vacation with Dave.

Listening to: The thunderstorm that is occurring outside my house as I type this portion of the post.... Music-wise: Cups by Anna Kendrick, Next Girl by the Black Keys, Same Love by Mackelmore, The Lengths by The Black Keys, Hell on Heels by the Pistol Annies

Reading: The Cydonian Pyramid by Pete Hautman...its the second book in the Klaatu Diskos series. I had the teens read the first book The Obsidian Blade last October for the book club and they loved it. The second book just came out in May. So far, its just as good as the first book and I'm pretty sure the teens are going to love this one too.

Feeling: Hungry. Sorry nothing too deep here.

Craving: Cinnamon Sugar Pita Chips...I've never had them. Why am I craving them? Because they are literally everywhere I turn. I want to try them so bad. Touché marketers...touché.

Wondering: About blog post ideas...boring I know. I have some great adventures in the works, so we will see how that pans out.

So that's me "currently" about you?

Monday, June 24, 2013

Summertime and the Living is Easy....

Friday was the first day of summer. Normally I'm not a summer kind of gal. I would spend my childhood summers holed up in my room reading, my pale skin is a good indicator of my lack of sunshine growing up. This year I decided I'm going to make a list of things I would like to accomplish this summer. Hopefully, posting it on here will hold me accountable, since I'm sure you all will love to hear of my adventures in completing this list.  Without further ado:

1. Go to at least two new restaurants in my area. Dave and I always go to the same chain restaurants...time to think outside the box!

2. Find out if any drive in movie theaters still exist near me and go see a movie. 

3. Read a book for my own personal pleasure. I'm always reading, but now my reading time has been devoted to school books and the teen book club. *Bonus* read at least half of it outside.

4. Go on a mini vacation (this is already booked, super excited for it!)

5.  Have a water balloon fight. Why? Cause I haven't been in one in a very long time and I was always too chicken to get hit with a balloon. 

6. Go mini golfing. Dave and I only mini golf when we are on vacation, and there are a few places near us that we ignore completely, its time to go putt putt!

7. Take new pictures for the blog, outside, possibly in a field or on a lake. 

What is on your summer checklist?

Friday, June 21, 2013

End of the Week Roundup

Another Friday has come upon us, and for that I am grateful!

1. Becca was married Saturday, it was a perfect day for a beautiful wedding! I was lucky enough to be one of her bridesmaids and it was a huge honor to stand up there with her for the occasion. Becca and Bob's family and friends are amazing people and I've enjoyed getting to know all of them and even forming a few new friendships too. 

The sunglasses were a bridesmaid gift from Becca. I'm obsessed with them!
2. While getting my makeup done for the wedding on Saturday, the woman who did it also taught me how to pose (which you can see in the picture above). Sunday, Father's Day, while goofing around, I "taught" my step-dad, Brian, how to "pose". It took a lot to keep it together for these two pics, my dad is hilarious and when we get together my mother is often left shaking her head at our antics.

3. This has to be my best photobomb ever...Do you see the resemblance? 

4. This week I stopped at the fabric store and picked up some fabric for a quilt I am going to make. I can't tell you how excited I am to start quilting again, its been a very very long time. 

5. I just realized I have a week to finish a 200 page book and write a six page literally just realized that as I was typing up this post. Let the panic ensue, I'm an idiot! 

On that note, pray for me while you are out enjoying the summer! I'll be sitting inside and frantically finishing my homework! 

I am linking up with Lauren at Lauren Elizabeth. If you are visiting me from her site, welcome! Leave a message, I'd love to hear from you and, if you have a blog of your own, check your blog out!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Dave's Thoughts on Me

I saw a post the other day by fellow blogger, Styled Like a Rockstar, where her significant other wrote down 15 things about her and her response to them. I thought it was such a great post idea, I asked Dave to do the same thing for me. 

I gotta say, blog post or not, this was a fun exercise to do. It totally boosted my mood reading what Dave wrote down things about me. 

1. Smart- She's smart in the sense that she knows a lot and know's what she's talking about.

I think Dave is saying in the most polite way possible that I'm a know it all...

2. Funny- She's funny in a way you can't act or try to do. It just happens sometimes when she doesn't even want to. 

Ummmm....I think Dave just told you guys I'm that awkward klutz who only gets laughs when she fails. At her own expense. It's true. 

3. Cute- She gives me the face to get things she wants. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

Liar. It never freaking works.

4. Teacher- She's a teacher in the way she is always trying to help people understand something. 

I think that goes back to the know it all thing...oh you don't know about this? Let me tell you about it until your ears bleed.

5. Cook- She is a great cook, especially when she tries. 

Hmmm, pretty sure I always try when I cook. If the house hasn't burned down, I've succeeded for the day.

6. Student- She is always trying to learn something new.

So I can continue to be a know it all. 

No seriously, this one was a nice one to read. I always am trying to learn knew things, broaden my horizons, be a more well rounded individual, and it's nice that he takes notice of that.

7. A good person- She is always trying to help people or animals.

Another nice one to see, although I'm sure it exasperates him when I start screaming "brake Dave!!" for the umpteenth squirrel running across the road.

8. Sexy- She does herself up to look good for me and it takes my breath away.

OK, seriously guys, we have a breakthrough here! I've never heard anything more than, "you look nice dear" or "you look pretty". Don't get me wrong those are nice to hear, but to call me breathtaking? Bazinga! Dave, I'm gonna suffocate the crap out of you the next time I dress up! 

hahahahaah, I'm sorry that last line was pure gold. I went back and read what I wrote, questioned if I actually typed something that hilarious and then proceeded to laugh so hard I almost fell out of my chair. Sometimes I am awesome.

9. She's got drive.

I love that he likes this about me, but I wouldn't have half the drive I do if it weren't for his support. 

10. She makes me want to better myself.

Wow, this one made me feel good. Right back at you, Dave!

11. She likes to watch me play video games.

Indeed I do. I hate playing video games, love watching them. Seriously, I made him, I mean literally forced him, to play Skyrim for 6 months straight. He finally put his foot down and stopped. It broke my Dovahkiin obsessed heart. 

12. She likes the movies I do.

I am pretty sure Dave was grasping for straws at this point. He's a man of few words, we'll let him slide on this one. 

13. She's got a good body.

Only cause I suck it in around him. 

No seriously, I have to say I love this about Dave. He has always been consistently in love with how I look, even when I was at my heaviest. It's nice to know that he'll always find me beautiful no matter what. 

14. She has nice soft lips for kissing.

Say it with me now...ewww mental image! 

15. She's crazy.

You know it. 

Now run home and bug your significant other to make a list of their own! Then come back and give me the highlights, I'd love to hear them!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Taco Dip

First, let me apologize for the lack of pictures, Dave and I made this dip on the fly and realized as an afterthought we should have prepped more for the blog. However, lack of pictures aside, make this dip! It's a crowd pleaser and delicious! Dave gets asked to make this dip for most family functions and it's simple to do. 

Here is what you need:

-1 pound of ground beef
-1 packet of taco seasoning
-2 cups of shredded cheese (picture shows a lot more than what you need)
- 8 oz salsa (we use mild but you use what you prefer)
- 1 16 oz container sour cream

-Fritos scoops (to eat the dip with!)
Optional (but recommended): disposable tin foil pan

Here is what you do:

1. Cook the beef in a pan, once cooked through completely add taco seasoning and follow directions on packet.
2. Mix the sour cream and salsa together. 
3. Place the cooked beef in a pan, and place the salsa mixture on top, cover with shredded cheese.
4. Eat some before everyone else does.

Let me know if you try this recipe out, I would love your thoughts about it!

Friday, June 14, 2013

End of the Week Roundup

Why hello Friday, I never thought you'd get here....

1. I've mentioned before that I'm terrible at practical jokes. I saw a picture on google images and decided to play a practical joke on Dave...and then ruined it. I changed Dave's lock screen to this:

When he saw it he was like what the heck is this? My brain is screaming at me "don't screw this up!!! Keep a straight face!! you can do this!!" so very seriously I say "oh my gosh, I totally read an article about this the other day. If this image pops up on your screen it means that your battery is damaged and you have to replace it". Dave looks really confused like he wants to believe me because I managed to get the whole thing out with a straight face but at the same time its a bit too absurd to believe. And then I laughed. Joke ruined. 

One of these days...

2. So I was going through all my CD's for Wednesday's post about music from my youth and I found a mix CD with "Hotel" by R. Kelly on it. It was on repeat the whole way home. And yes, if you saw some crazy chick shoulder hopping on her way home, it was me. When Dave got home I played it for him and I'm dancing around and he's just laughing at me wondering what I smoked before he got home (by the way, nothing, I'm just naturally silly). Then I got him into it and we pulled out what I like to call the "Chris Tucker". It's at the 30 second mark: 

So yeah it was that move facing each other. Just breaking it down in the kitchen. I love our goofy moments.

3. When I was "hacking" Dave's phone I found this old photo:

I remember hating it when he first took it, which was like 6 months ago. I'm glad he kept it because when I found it I thought "hmm not bad". I also found out that he only really keeps photos of me and the cats and deletes everything else. 

He really, really likes us! 

4. I love using summertime when there's not much new content on TV to catch up on series that I don't watch but people seem to can't get enough of. Right now it's Walking Dead, and up next it'll be Game of Thrones. The only downfall to watching series this way? If it's a really good show, you go through withdraw when you've caught up on past seasons. I know, I know, first world problems.

5.  If you haven't noticed, I love Pinterest. You can check out my page here. One of my favorite things to do is pin recipes and try them out. I've tried a few amazing ones, like chicken pillows, and a few not so good ones (I hate dijon mustard, why would I pin a recipe that uses a TON of dijon mustard?!?). Anyway, this week I made salisbury steaks. I've made it before but I forgot how delicious it was. It was definitely a perfect comfort food meal for a rainy week. 

What are some of your favorite pins? I'd love to check them out! 

Have a good weekend and a better week! 

P.S. Linking up with Lauren at Lauren Elizabeth!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Albums of my Youth

I recently read this great post by Ashley on her blog Uniqueness of Being about her youth in records. It was such a fun post to check out and inspired me to think about the records of my youth that influenced me. 

Music defines moments in our life, it helps us celebrate milestones, get through the hard times, figure out what is staring us in the face all along, work through our emotions, seriously I could go on and on here.

Music was always a part of my life. Growing up I'd dream of my "movie moments", that one perfect moment in your life that has this amazing soundtrack to go with it.  Like walking down the aisle to Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours", yeah that was a movie moment come true for me. 

Anyway, here is my own list of albums or songs that got me through my youth.  This list by no means is complete, but these were definitely the heavy hitters.

Alanis Morrisette :: Jagged Little Pill
My first cassette tape. I felt so grown up when I got this, jumping around my room to "You Outta Know". My first major crush happened in 6th grade and "Head Over Feet" played in my mind while I daydreamed about riding off into the sunset with him and when the subsequent breakup occurred, because I ran from him the whole week we dated, "You Learn" soothed my pain. Yes, I ran from my first real boyfriend. Literally ran at the sight of him. 

Jewel :: Pieces of You
My first CD. My parents surprised me for my birthday when I was in 7th grade with this CD, even though I didn't have my own CD player. I didn't think anything of it because I figured I'd just use the surround sound in the living room (yeah right, like my step dad would let me blare Jewel throughout the house), but then I walked into my bedroom at the end of the night and there was one last unopened present sitting on my bed. It was my very own CD player! I loved this CD, I still pop it in every now and then, especially when I start working on a new sewing project. "You Were Meant for Me" was my favorite song and I changed the lyrics to the song to fit my crush at the time, Drew. My little sister, Renee, to this day laughs at the rewrite and begs me to do it again. 

Chevelle :: Wonder What's Next/Incubus :: Morning View/ Default :: The Fallout
Wow, I can't believe how much emotion floods back into me when I think of these CDs and what they helped me get through. I was 16, my ex-stepdad and mom were divorcing and it had to be one of the worst times of my life. I loved my stepdad, I still do. He was my best friend, my dad, my mentor. These CD's helped me work through those really dark times. Wonder What's Next is my angry CD, Morning View is my angry/chill CD, The Fallout is my nostalgia CD. My God I forgot how much these CDs meant to me. "Wasting My Time" will never get old. Ever. "Deny" still helps me struggle with the loss of my ex-stepdad. Still.  Both of these songs just flow through me, I know that probably sounds silly but its the best way to explain it. The words just course through my veins and fill my soul. "Family System", "Comfortable Liar" and "Closure" have stopped many black eyes from occurring.  As for Morning View, the whole CD is amazing. I can't pick just one...but if I had to "Wish you Were Here", because honestly? Sometimes I do. 

Shaggy :: Hot Shot/ Mark Cohn :: Mark Cohn
I know, I know, these two don't belong together. But they do in my story. From 13 to 18 I worked every Saturday at my family's gas station. Every other Saturday I worked with my Aunt Penny and the whole day we would blast these two CD's. I smile now thinking about us dancing in the garage while we cleaned the floor to "Luv Me, Luv Me" and my aunt laughing at me doing the booty crank.   Don't ask. Haha. Mark Cohn was for the rainy days, we'd listen to "True Companion" and dream about Aunt Penny dancing her first dance someday to that song. I miss those Saturdays. I would gladly give up every. single. Saturday of my life if I got to work at the gas station with her again. 

Dixie Chicks :: Fly // Shania Twain :: Come on Over
Growing up I totally pretended to hate country. It was so uncool. I've since learned to embrace country and I enjoy it often. These two CD's were my guilty pleasures growing up. Fly is still in my car and I play it on a regular basis. "Cowboy Take Me Away"...are you kidding me? I still daydream about Dave whisking me away to a country home, playing this song in the background in a rancher that would make The Pioneer Woman jealous. Come on Over...I have this CD memorized. I remember babysitting one time and this baby would not stop crying. There just wasn't a thing you could do to get this kid to stop. So I sang him the whole CD. The Whole CD. By the end of it he was asleep, or maybe he was pretending to get me to stop singing... 

I would love to hear about the music of your youth! What music has defined you?

Monday, June 10, 2013

My Secret Super Power

Ok so not really. I have no super powers, unless you consider switching to baby talk at the sight of ANY animal. If that's the case, then give me a moment while I adjust my cape in the wind.

Seriously, I am talent-less. I am not the least bit athletic, and my hand/eye coordination is terrible. Which means you can cross off being good at video games too. I can't sing, or act (I can't keep a straight face through anything), and unless you consider the "lawnmower" as a viable dance move, I can't dance either. I always mess up the punchline of a joke and I can't remember a decent movie line to save my life. If I did I guarantee you I would mess that up too. 

There is one thing able to do and growing up, I thought it was the most amazing talent in the world.

I can lift one eyebrow. 

Seriously, once on family vacation when I was like 10, the resort we were staying at was having a talent show and I signed up and literally stood on stage, my face painted white and my eyebrow painted incredibly large and black, wiggling my eyebrow. That is all I did. Which by the way, I could NOT get that paint off for a good two days! 

Since I was the only one in my family that could do it, they made such a big deal out of it and I thought I was so special just because I could lift one eyebrow. It all started one day when I wanted to give my mom "that" look. You know, the "whatchu talking about Willis" or "are you really asking me to do that?". I was maybe seven and I just lifted my eyebrow without even thinking about it and my mom fawned all over me, "how did you do that?!? do it again!" and the rest is history.

I seriously thought I was part of a select few in this world that could do this amazing thing. I was like an X-man, where is Professor Xavier to take me away with my amazing power? Then I met Dave and gave him "my look" and he gave it right back to me. 

And then I realized a lot more people could do it than I thought. So now I'm back to being talent-less. Which is fine with me, I always felt like those dancing monkeys whose owner was cranking music out of a box anyway. 

By the way, I have multiple shots of Dave lifting each off.

So I have to know, what is your super power?

Friday, June 7, 2013

End of the Week Roundup

Hello! Another Friday, another End of the Week Roundup!

1. One of the girls I work with has been a God-send. She is really good with makeup and hair techniques, I'm constantly asking her advice on different things and she has always been kind and patient with me. I don't think she'll ever realize how much her kindness and help has meant to me. Anyway, one of the things she taught me was the importance of shading in your eyebrows. I am constantly seeing other blogs and people on pinterest harping about filling in brows and how you absolutely had to do it. I was really apprehensive about this because I had my eyebrows shaded in once for a special event and I ended up looking like a clown in pictures. She went out and bought this for me and told me to just try it and I'd see the difference, and wow what a difference it has made. I definitely have decided to add brow filling into my makeup application routine. I'm thinking I might do a blog post about before and after to show you how much it changes everything.

2. All I can say about this next thing is kiss, kiss!

Speaking of kiss, kiss, I learned this week that I don't have to force a kiss on Squish's head. All I have to say is "may I have a kiss?" and he leans right in and we touch lips to nose. He literally does it every time. I love it, but I try to only do it once or twice a day so he doesn't get sick of doing it. 

3. Wednesday was teen book club. I always look forward to the monthly meeting with the teens, especially when we have engaging conversations. Hearing their opinions and thoughts about what they read is so much fun, they are all extremely intelligent and have taught me so much. Running this book club has been one of the most rewarding experiences I've ever had. Sometimes it's frustrating trying to find time to read the books for the club in between work, school and life, but whenever I come to these meetings its confirmation that it's totally worth it.

4. Nibbler loves water. Loves it. Every day at least three times a day I will find him in the bathtub meowing at me to turn on the water. I caught this shot Sunday night of Nibbler playing with the water:

He will sit under the spigot when it is turned off and let the water drip on his head while he licks up the water around the drain. Then he goes and rubs his head on Dave, every single time. It's hilarious and will never get old.

5. Wednesday night Dave cooked since I would be home late from the book club. He made pork chops and tried out two new recipes using spices in our cabinet and then splitting the chops in two so we could each try half. Oh my gosh were they good! We actually sat at the kitchen table, which we never do (I hate to say it but yes we are TV watchers at dinner time), and enjoyed a delicious meal and talked. It was so relaxing to spend some down time with Dave where our heads weren't buried in technology. I think I might try to make it a point to have dinner at the table at least once a week and see how that works out for us. 

That's what I got for this week, enjoy your weekend!!

Linking up with Lauren @ Lauren Elizabeth!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Day the Animals Turned on Me

Yesterday was a gorgeous day at work so I decided to take a walk on a nearby path on my lunch break. This path also happened to be the same one that I rode bikes with my little sister on all summer long. As I was walking alone, thinking about what the heck I was going to post about today, a little memory came creeping back in. It was the day I rode my bike along this path by myself one summer about ten years ago. That day was the day Bambi turned Thumper and all the other little woodland creatures against me....

Let me preface this story by explaining that I'm terrible at riding bicycles. *Terrible*. I can barely stay balanced and I'm so afraid of crashing and burning that I don't go above an easy, rhythmic pedal pace. And, just like I can't cut straight lines, I also can't ride a straight line. I pray I never have to walk a straight line as a sobriety test because I will fail that with amazing flair. But I digress. 

As I was riding along this path I came across a beautiful doe standing in the middle of the path. I stopped back a ways to watch her when she popped her head up and looked at me and trotted off. I rode on and came across a little chipmunk who happened to run in front of me, causing me to swerve into the gravel along the side of the path (see the picture above). Yeah I'm one of those people who brake for squirrels (and chipmunks, deer, pretty much everything), AND? 

At this point I'm amazed I've seen two animals in one ride, so close to each other, and I continued on, thinking what great luck it was that I got a chance to see them both. Once I reached the end of the path there was this huge groundhog that I startled. This is where I think the animals decided to rally against me. I guess I disturbed one too may of them in one ride. 

I turned around and started for the  beginning of the path and I was about half way back. My exact location happened to be near a spot that to the right of me dropped down a steep, rocky embankment into the river below. They planned for this attack at this precise moment, I know it. All of a sudden a bird swooped down over my head, too close for comfort and distracted me long enough for a bunny to hop directly in front of me, which caused me to swerve into the embankment below. The only thing that stopped me from falling completely was my front wheel jamming itself into a formation of rocks at the top of the cliff. Yeah I said it. Cliff. 

I look up to assess how the heck I was going to get out of this jam, my legs all cut and scraped up and my heart beating wildly in my throat, and I see Thumper laughing at me. Ok so maybe he wasn't laughing, maybe his nose was moving, but still its too much of a coincidence that the chipmunk saw my lack of bicycle skills and then the bird and bunny run me off the road. I got off the embankment and rode home, cleaned up my battle wounds, and vowed to exact my revenge....

Just kidding, I'm a klutz, everything really happened, but I was too busy ooohing at them to ride properly. But I still like to blame it on them, which in fairness, the bird really did swoop down near my head. 

Monday, June 3, 2013

Cube Steak

Growing up, my mom used to let my sister and I pick what she would make for our birthday dinner. Every year, without fail, I would always choose the same thing--cube steak.

I'll be up front now, it isn't a "pretty" meal, but oh my gosh is it good. It's comfort food at it's finest and there is nothing more that I love (other than Dave, Nibs and Squish of course!) than comfort food. I paired it with mashed potatoes (a MUST for this dish!) and corn pudding to round out the deliciousness.

Here is what you need:

-1 pack of Cube Steaks (I purchased a small pack, however I recommend getting a larger pack, this particular one pictured was just enough to feed Dave and I, also if the steaks are on the larger side you may want to consider cutting them down a bit, but that is a personal preference)
-1 to 2 Tbs margarine
-1 can of cream of chicken soup
-1 can of cream of mushroom soup
-1/2 can milk for each can (1 can of milk total)
-salt and pepper to taste

Here is what you need to do:

1. Melt margarine in pan and brown the cube steaks on both sides.
2. Add both soups and milk to the pan, making sure the meat is completely covered (see picture)

3. Simmer steaks on medium heat stirring occasionally and flipping meat as necessary (but not too much, you don't want to break the meat up) for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
4. Serve and enjoy!

What are your favorite comfort foods?