Wednesday, April 20, 2011


When Rory and I originally moved out here to Indiana, we had no idea we were pretty much living in Tornado Alley. Lucky us! So for the past month or so, usually about once a week, there are tornado watches and warnings in our area. Luckily, we usually just have a tornado watch. So last night there were tornado watches for some areas north of us. We didn't see anything about us so we went to bed not worrying about it. Rory's mom told him she saw that the sirens were going off here. We never heard anything. Although I did wake up at one point to some pretty crazy thunder that kept going. I woke up this morning to a text from Rory telling me to go check out the cars under the tree and to check on our car. So I went outside to find this

The tree was huge! Luckily only the ends fell on the two cars.

The cars didn't seem to be too damaged. They might have a few dents in their front hood. A branch did almost completely rip off one of the side mirrors on the dark car. That seems to be the worst of the damage. This will be a nice surprise for their owners to come out too. I hope they're not in a hurry to get somewhere! Don't worry! Our car is fine. This seems to be the only tree around our apartment that decided to go down. I just thought I'd share these pictures. We have a little break in the weather right now. But the temperature dropped and it's still overcast. For now, though, no more severe weather!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Since I have a lot of time on my hands I've been trying to better about cooking dinner at night. It's still not my favorite thing to do, but it's fun when the meal turns out well. I've found some good recipes online and on my app on my ipod. I tried a Spinach Lasagna on Monday. It turned out alright. It was a little too much spinach though. Next time I think I'll try another recipe. If anyone has a good veggie lasagna recipe without broccoli let me know! I made chicken cordon bleu in the crock pot last week. It was really good! :)

I was just browsing recipes last week and found one called Uglies. Not a great name, but they were actually really good. It was basically just a biscuit and bbq ground turkey on top. It's super easy. You just brown 1 lb ground beef chuck (we used turkey) with 1/2 cup chopped onions. When that's cooked, drain it, and add 1/2 tsp garlic powder and 1 1/2 cups bbq sauce. Use a 10 ounce package of biscuits. Put a biscuit in each muffin cup. You put a spoonful of the meat mixture on top of each biscuit and then sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese on top of each. Put it in the oven for 15 min at 400 degrees. And that's all there is to it! It was surprisingly good. The reviews on the recipe said it's a great meal for kids. It's really cute and I think kids would think it was fun. And it's even easy for them to help you make it!

So I've been trying to find recipes that are good to freeze so that if I make a full recipe then I can freeze the other half for later. So if anyone has a great recipe that's great to freeze, then let me know! Also if you just have a great recipe to share I'd really appreciate it! Sometimes I have a hard time coming up with new things to try. The easier the meal the better!