Happy 200!

Wow I cant believe it, 200 blog posts and two years of awesome fun.  When I set up my blog I never put anything into my profile, or bio.  I just thought the title said it, I’m short; enough said. I decided a great way to celebrate 200 would be to write a little bio about myself.

What I like to do:  Sew, eat, pet the dogs, cook, hang out with my husband, play in the garden, read, blog, get all artsy farts on something and of course spend time with the family.

So where do I got from there that about sums it up, right?   So now I’m thinking how about a “try it”  bucket list.  What kinds of stuff do I want to try and blog about over the next 100 posts. I truly hope to mark them off as I go!

-Redecorate the bedroom to something that doesn’t have that, contractor poorly picked out the colors charm.
-try dying fabric, perhaps silk or linen
-have someone over for tapas
-take an online cooking class
-return to Disney
-return to the Phipps
-get a degree in astrophysics
-become a Dr Who fan, it looks like fun
-finish a quilt for me
-get better at baking cakes
-reach 300 blogs
-learn to use the grill smoker
-trellis a rose, and hopefully not kill it
-make something out of old keys, or new keys that look like old keys
-run a 5K
-start writing a cookbook with my mom.
-crochet something cool

 Doesn’t seem like much to do in 100 blogs, but I’m sure I will get side tracked somewhere along the line, kinda like how this started out as a bio.

Quick Roast Beef Sandwiches

These are great in the summer during the work week because they are quick and I dont have to use the oven.  Better yet, we can enjoy them on the back deck and not feel like we had a heavy dinner.

1 lb sliced deli roast beef, cut into 1″ strips
4 small sub rolls – toasted if you like
1 Tbs of butter
4 garlic cloves minced
6 oz of dark beer (half a bottle, geee I wonder what to do with the other half)
6 oz water
2 Tbs of ketchup
3 Tbs of Worcestershire Sauce
3 Tbs of what I call squirty basil.  Its typically in the refrigerated produce section with the herbs.  If you cant find this 1/4 a cup of finely chopped fresh basil will do, but the squirty kind is quicker.

In a ten inch non stick skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and sautte the garlic.
While the garlic is cooking mix together the beer, water, ketchup, W sauce and basil.
Reduce the heat to low and add the beef to the skillet immediately followed by the beer mixture.  Simmer on low until the meat is heated through.  Using tongs pull the meat out piling it directly onto the sub rolls.  Reserve the juice in the pan to dip the sandwiches in.  Yes please!

Happy Fourth!

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Celebrate Love, Celebrate Life, Celebrate Freendom!!!!  Happy fourth, no matter what it means to you celebrate!