Sunday, January 30, 2011

Mom's Recipe for Beef Sandwiches

This recipe is for hot beef sandwiches, and it is THE BEST!!! My Mom, actually, got the recipe from a dear friend, who is no longer with us. The ladies were at Jane's house playing Bridge, and they could smell this wonderful beef cooking the whole time they were there. So, of course, they all had to have the recipe. Mom is still playing in two Bridge clubs. They say it's hard to find a "Fill-in" because no one plays Bridge around here anymore. The ladies in her clubs are all in their 80s and 90s, except Mom, who is still in her 70s. I guess I should learn to play.

1 Beef chuck roast (4 pounds)
1 cup ketchup
1 cup barbecue sauce
4 cups chopped celery
2 cups water
1 cup chopped onion
2 Tbls vinegar
2 Tbls brown sugar
2 Tbls Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp chili powder
1tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
rolls or sandwich buns

Place beef in dutch oven. Combine all remaining ingredients except rolls, of course. Pour over beef. Cover and bake at 350 for 5 hours, turning beef occasionally. Shred beef with a fork. Serve on the rolls or buns.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

My Dad is 80 today!

Our family is getting together today to celebrate our Dad's 80th birthday! It will be a lot of fun, and thanks to my Mom; there will be a ton of great food!!! Our mother is a wonderful cook. Mom, also, bought Dad a Wii, a suggestion from Dana and I. We think he will love the golf game; since he's a golf addict, and the weather doesn't always cooperate. Something tells me everyone will enjoy the game, however...

This is a picture that was taken of our family two years ago. That's me on the right in aqua.

I hope everyone else is having a great Saturday!!!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Calico Kitty

This week went so fast! I had quite a bit of Espresso business to take care of, so I didn't get to paint until today. I decided that I should finish a painting that I started, probably a year ago. Sort of a Folk Art, Calico Cat, sitting in front of white blossoms. I think I need to come up with a Valentine painting next. I do love Valentine's Day!!!

I was very surprised, when I went to my Cafepress store, to see that they have iPhone and iPad covers that you can dress-up with a picture or artwork. I had a lot of fun adding images to several cases. Now I need to decide which one I want. I need a new case for my iPhone. This will be fun! I've been away too long; there's so much to catch up on. Sure is fun, though!!!

Have a great evening!!!


Sunday, January 23, 2011

We Sold The Espresso Shop!!!

Yay! Finally, we sold the Espresso Shop! I am so excited! No more leaving for work in the dark and getting home in the dark! It was sad telling some of my favorite customers good-bye; I will miss them, but hopefully we will see each other around town.

So, I am now a full-time Artist, once again. WOW, I just can't believe it finally happened! After catching up on a bit of sleep first; I will be painting non-stop!

Have a wonderful week! I will be back soon!