The post on the hows of Car-Free Vacations will be up soon, but since DH is headed off on a business trip, I’d like to save the serious writing for after he leaves. Instead, have something short and fun!
1. What’s your favorite thing on YouTube?
Glove and Boots – they’re puppets for grownups! Here’s their video on how to fix your grammar.
2. Who taught you to drive?
I went to Driver Ed like everybody else at my school, although my mom and dad took turns riding with me while I practiced. This may be the reason why my mom’s hair is completely gray and my dad has no hair.
Neither DH and or I learned to drive a stick shift when were younger, so about a year ago, we went back to Driver Ed and learned.
3. What’s your favorite thing to cook? Ooh, that’s a tough one! I really enjoy cooking in general, but I think my favorite things to make are marinara sauce and chili. Both are dishes I can basically make up as I go along, which is what makes them so much fun. For marinara sauce, I use this recipe; if I plan to freeze it or I’m making a small batch to use immediately, I’ll add garlic, onions, basil, oregano, red wine, and maybe some olives or veggies. If I’m canning it, I’ll only add the garlic and herbs to the pot, then add 2 tbsp lemon juice to each quart jar.
Here’s my chili formula:
1 pound ground beef or turkey
2-3 cans diced tomatoes
1 can black or pinto beans, drained
1-2 cans Ro-Tel
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1-2 bell peppers
1 bottle of beer or 2 cups lime juice
Chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, oregano, and/or chipotle peppers to taste.
Brown the meat, garlic, and onions in a skillet and transfer to Crock Pot. Deglaze the pan with the beer or juice and add to Crock Pot. Add all your canned stuff. Spices will depend on how spicy you like your chili; I suggest starting with 2 tbsp chili powder, 2 tsp cumin and 1 tsp oregano. Add cayenne or chipotle if that’s not spicy enough for you.
Cover Crock Pot and let it sit on low for 6-8 hours. 30-60 minutes before you’re ready to eat, add the bell peppers – they get soggy if you leave them in the Crock Pot all day.
4. Are you a hugger or a non-hugger? Why? I am a hugger, but I’m not sure why. I do try not to hug people I just met because I worry about upsetting them.
5. Where do you pray best? Like Kendra, I pray best while moving. When I go for a long walk, I take my rosary beads with me and pray while walking. I love sitting in front of the Blessed Sacrament but don’t get to do it very often.
6. When is the last time you saw/spoke to your grandparents? I’m very blessed to have two of my grandparents still living! I last saw them at Thanksgiving, and if all goes well, I’ll see them in a few weeks at my cousin’s wedding.
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