Monday, March 5, 2012

Thank You, Prayers, Critters and Food

I would first like to start my Monday post by saying thank you to everyone who sent me get well wishes and prayers.  As you know, I had oral surgery on Thursday morning.  Initially, I wasn’t feeling any pain of course because I was heavily sedated.  I was okay, and figured I could go on and complete some of my everyday tasks.  Yes, I’m a knuckle head!!!!  Instructions, from my doctor, no lifting or heavy work for approximately 4 – 5 days.  Did I listen; no………did I listen after, when the pain and bleeding started, yes.   I had no choice but to listen, I ended up over doing it.  Under doctor’s advice and Bulldog man’s persistence, I took several days and absolutely did nothing strenuous.
I’m not totally healed but I sure feel so much better.  So, I’m back and eager to post to my blog.
On a serious note, my family, immediate and blogger would like to extend our deepest sympathies and prayers to all families affected by the extreme weather in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Indiana, Missouri and Tennessee.
Our daughter came into town from Dallas yesterday to complete some business up in Oklahoma City on Monday (today).  My adventures today started with babysitting our daughter’s dog, Oscar.  I recorded a little video footage of the cute little rascal.

Here’s footage of Beans and Oscar playing tug of war with one of Bean’s toys.  Gotta love their determination!

I whipped up crock pot chicken and dumplings (the lazy way) with vegetables for dinner tonight.  4 chicken breasts, 1 can cream mushroom soup, 1 can cream of chicken soup, 2 cans of chicken broth, 2 carrots (chopped), 1 celery stock (diced), ½ onion, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon pepper, ¼ teaspoon cumin and Best Choice Texas style biscuits. Slow cook all ingredients except biscuits for approximately 4 – 5 hours on high.  Pull meat out of crock pot and cut, place back in crock pot.  Once the meat has totally cooked, take your biscuits and cut them in strips, drop them in crock pot and cook another 60-90 minutes on low (if the broth needs thickening use cornstarch and little water, mix and pour into crock pot).  Once the broth is thick, serve and enjoy (my picture was leftovers, almost all dumplings are gone - can you say we all were hungry).   


  1. I love chicken and dumplings! My MIL has an awesome recipe that she actually shared with me, she normally won't ;-) I think I'll make some tomorrow. BTW I didn't get my medic bag from where you stated, but at the flea market near me. The vendor had recently purchased a storage unit. I am going back to get more of his items, if they are still there on Saturday.

    1. Amy E, Some nights, there is nothing better than good comfort food. I didn't have to chew the chicken or dumplings which was a good thing because my mouth was so sore from surgery (I just gummed it, lol). I bet you got a great deal on your medic bag, flea markets are the best. Don't have many here where we are at.