Monday, April 24, 2006

I have my first tenant

Over the weekend I joined Blog Explosion. Mostly because I wanted to get into the whole rent-a-blog get up. I set my blog up for rent Saturday evening. Within 2 hours or so I had recieved 3 offers. Pretty cool, huh? I wasn't sure if I was going to take the first bidder ot wait out for one I really liked. Normally I am not into political or spiritual blogs, but my first tenant's title caught my eye, ...In The Outer - Not your mama's religion and spirituality blog. How could that not catch your eye? Besides, this is all about meeting new and interesting blogs. So, GO! Check him out.

In other breaking news, I had another prenatal this morning. We decided to try switching our appointments from the afternoons to mornings, after we waited almost 2 hours for our last appointment. Today was my diabetis screening, which means I got to have that milkshake thick orange soda for breakfast.

Speaking of milkshakes, my blender has been on the fritz. I am not sure what is wrong with it. The motor works fine but when you blend things it gets all bogged down and overworked. (BTW, I am not over filling or overworking it. It can't handle puny jobs.) So I looked up the manuel for troubleshooting. Did you know that you are supposed to buy separately and use a special blade for milkshakes and another for crushing ice????? Tell me this. What do you use a blender for besides smoothies, milkshakes, and margaritas? Why must you buy a special blade to do these things?!?!?

Mark is acting weird the past 24 hours or so. He has been crabby and crying for no real reason. It isn't like how he acts for teething, so I don't think that is the problem. (Although, it could be.) He acts overtired all the time. Mornings are his best and happiest times, but not this morning. I even put him down for a nap before 10 am!!

I am getting itchy to try another layout. I don't really want to change mine yet. I just want to get coding again. I have all these big dreams but they are so slow moving.

I used a really great recipe for roast beef on Sunday. I used an oven bag. I LOVE using oven bags. Everything just turns out better. Anywho, here is the recipe.

1 large oven bag
1/4 cup flour
1 14oz can beef broth
1 envelope onion soup mix
3-4 lb beef roast
8-10 baby red potatoes, halved OR 3-5 medium red potatoes, quartered
1 onion, sliced
16 oz bag of baby carrots

Preheat oven to 350. Shake flour in bag and place bag in baking pan with the open side of bag out the wide side of pan. Add broth and soup mix. Sqeeze bag to blend flour well. Add the beef, turning to coat with sauce. Place potatoes, onion, and carrots in bag arround beef. Close bag with nylon tie and cut 6 slits on top of bag. Bake for 2 1/2 - 3 hours. Makes 7-9 servings.

It turned out wonderful. Very tender and flavorful with it's own gravy ready to go.

I am out now to check up on all of you!


Wenchy said...

I just came by to tell you that I think you are WONDERFUL!

Marz said...

Hmmm... rent a blog. Maybe I should look into that.

Isn't that ridiculous? about having to buy a special blade to crush ice, etc. I haven't met a blender yet that can crush ice for me without burning my motor anyways, lol (but then again, I haven't spent $170 on a blender either)

Hope Mark feels better soon.


Leigh said...

That pot roast sounds delicious. I've never tried beef broth and onion soup mix together. I may have to try this one.

Melany aka Supermom said...

Pot roast sounds yum. I hope Mark is not getting sick. My kids normally act weird when they are getting sick

Laura said...

Yummmy I love pot roast! Good luck with the blender... that's ridiculous that you have to buy a special blade to do normal stuff. I don't really understand the whole rent a blog concept, but good luck with it anyway! I'm glad you liked the Einstein story. :)

the bloke said...

Thanks for the rental space. I promise not to make a mess!