Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Your Wish Is My Command...

So, because my mom has not been to my house since Tyler and I opened our wedding gifts, approximately one week after we got married, and she does not wish to come see our freakin' cute humble abode, she requested that I post a picture of my ridiculously cute kitchen chairs that I just received back from getting cute-i-fied. So, your wish is my command, madre. Here it is:

I know what you are thinking to yourself right now... "Where the heck did Amelia get those stinkin' cute chairs? I want some just like it." Well, you cannot have any just like them because they are custom made and designed by my one and only mother-in-law. Tyler and I got the table and chairs from their family friends, Elaine and Bobby Williams, as a wedding gift. They painted the table and chairs black to match our home decor, my mother-in-law had these seat cushions made at Mesa Sales, and she gave them to me as a bridal shower gift. She brought home a bunch of samples of material for me to choose from and I picked this cute design. Good choice, huh? I thought so! So, after having them for a while in our house, the backs of the chairs were not holding up so well. They were a wicker-ish back and broke easily just sitting in the chair. So, Mona (the mom-in-law) had a brilliant idea to have the backs upholstered as well, just like the seat cushions. So, she spoke with her friend at Mesa Sales and he made our chairs cuter than they were before. I didn't think it was possible. But, here is the finished product! You wish you had them! Aren't they just so dang cute?!

Yummy in my Tummy! Mmmmm!

So, being the awesome wife and chef that I am, I made this delectable, delicious soup for my extremely attractive husband last night for dinner. My mom supplied me with the recipe, which I believe originated from Karen Hatch. It is so yummy and ultra simple to concoct. I call it Taco Soup. The ingredients and directions are as follows:

* 3 cans of beans (pinto, kidney, white, etc.)
* 1 can corn
* 1 can green chilies
* 1 can Rotel (I prefer Extra Hot to add a little spice.)
* 1 package Ranch dressing mix
* 1 package taco seasoning
* 1 can water
* 1 pound ground beef (or more)
* 1 medium onion (I omit this ingredient.)

Purchase all ingredients listed above. Get out the can opener. Open all cans involved in difficult process. Pour content of cans into an extremely large pot.

*** WARNING: This recipe makes enough to feed an army and more. ***

Brown the ground beef, then add the onion to the ground beef. Once cooked thoroughly, add meat and onion to the large pot of soup. Let warm on stove. Add cheese, sour cream, tortilla strips, etc. to top the soup. Enjoy!

P.S. Happy Halloween! a.k.a. the most pointless holiday known to anyone over the age of 12.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

I've FINALLY jumped on the bandwagon... Dang!

I know... I know... I know... I always said I was not going to start a blog. But, I cannot help it! I look at everyone else's, so I figure I have to create one for everyone else to stalk. Stay tuned for super, ultra exciting events in the Johnson family.