Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Tuesday, poor sleep, ugh..

     I could not get to sleep last night.  I was up most of the night and now I am dragging around.  I really dislike it when I get insomnia.  Now I have to go teach tonight and I can hardly stand the thought of it.  I am sure I will perk up before the day ends, right now?????

     Mom is developing a bad chest cold.  She coughed most of the night.  She did however do my laundry yesterday and also made 16 dozen Swedish meat balls.  That is enough for 8 meals.  I think she over did it, now you know where I get my drive.

     Hub's and I snuck out last night to get a few things. I needed a zipper to fix a costume for this weekend and also some purple satin to make two more Celtic belts for boys.  Bought a few groceries hopefully will not have to pick anything else up but milk.

     Yesterday I sewed on costumes most of the day, today I have to complete the belts if I don't collapse first.

     It is cold and rainy today and we are sick of this weather.  Blah!

     Last night I made Golden curry for dinner.  I don't cook many pre made foods but I do use sauce mixes for some things.  If the spices and making of a sauce are too complicated and would cost too much time and money for things I would seldom use I will rely on a sauce packet.

Golden curry can be purchased in the Chinese section of your store. It is pricey.  But every once in a while I find the mix on sale for 1/2 price then I take stock in a few.  It is a nice change.

Put 2 cups of rice in a rice cooker and start.  I use a mixture of brown, white and wild.  I keep this mix in the fridge in a large 2 gallons bag.  I get the wild rice free from an Aunt that lives on a reservation in Minnesota. She sends me 5 lbs a year, and I eek it out.

1lb of stew meat (purchased 1/2 off)
 Brown this in 2 tablespoons of olive oil
4 carrots peeled and cut into 1/2 inch rounds
4 potatoes peeled and cubed
2 large stacks of celery 1/2 inch slices
1 large onion cut into 1/2 inch chunks

Brown all of this veggies for a few minutes with meat and seal flavors
then add 3 cups of water and simmer for 10 minutes

Add curry mix and simmer 10 more minutes, sauce should thicken  test veggies if they are still too hard add 1/2 cup more water and let cook a little more.  This makes 4 large servings and is delicious.

Have a a great and productive day!



  1. We like tasty food, so however/whatever it takes to have something delicious is all good. I use few mixes, but always have them on hand because of seriously good buys, and occasionally time is critical and they help. In a perfect world I would grow everything we need and cook every single meal from scratch (and have a cook and a gardner and upstairs and downstairs help) but my world isn't perfect. Now go get a nap before class!

  2. Kim, sorry your mom is getting the cold now.. The meatballs sound fantastic.. You will have a freezer meal too.yea.
    The curry also sound sooooo good. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I too use mixes, some times, it is just needed,and sometimes it is just cheaper.. and sometimes [in my case] it taste better.lol
    I stayed up most of the night last night too.. I am dragging... eeech , sure would hate to go and teach.. Hope you sleep better tonight. Judy

  3. The golden curry sounds delicious! Lol, like mother, like daughter! You both are such hard workers. I wish I had your energy.