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Wordless Wednesday – Deployment

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on September 23, 2009 by juliannah


That’s all I have to say about that.

Enough Already!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on September 23, 2009 by juliannah

As I said in my post about LCpl Honda’s deployment postponement I just know there would not be smooth sailing (pardon the pun). He called last night and seem to think he would be leaving this Friday. OK fine, Corvette and I made plans to leave tomorrow to pick up his car and see him off. Well the Navy just couldn’t leave well enough alone because I just got a call from him saying it could be tomorrow! This just complicates everything and it means we might not be able to see him at all.

I have already had enough of this deployment and the ship is still in the dock! I understand the military can and does change things frequently, but please Captain of the big ass ship my son will be sailing on, please wait until Friday. Can someone tell this guy that this Marine mom is losing her Semper Gumby.

gumby1Oh right. He’s Navy. I forgot. They are not the ones with the Semper.



Sunday Brunch

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 20, 2009 by juliannah

This week has been a bit stressful. My marine son was supposed to deploy last week but the ship had problems so that did not happen. Now we are doing Semper Gumby and waiting for the word to go. Since we have to pick up his car, we can not really make plans for any thing. 

We went and visited our twins yesterday. They have really grown and are more alert than ever. Wuzzy even smiled at us! I did not take any pictures because the other grandpa was taking many pictures and I hope to get a hold of some of them. But it was a nice day with the boys.

Cinderella and Tango went on a hike and encountered a rattlesnake but managed to avoid a snake bite. Tango walked away with a bee sting. Butterfly won a Huffy bike from her daycare. Now she owns two bikes. Very exciting for her!

Today I am doing laundry and I cooked a tortilla casserole, that I just winged. I tastes good and I will be eating it for lunch tomorrow. I have to work overtime next week in anticipation of not being at work on Thursday and Friday. Sometimes I hate Semper Gumby.

Today’s Sunday Brunch recipe is Juliannah’s Tortilla Casserole

Start with a basic white sauce:

In a small, heavy saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons of butter over low heat. Blend 2 tablespoons of flour into the melted butter. Add 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Cook over low heat, stirring, for 4 to 5 minutes. Cooking for this length of time will minimize ‘flour’ taste. Slowly add 1 cup of milk, stirring constantly. Continue cooking slowly until smooth and thickened.

I added some Jarlslberg Chesse that I needed to do something with. Next I added some chopped onion and tomato, about 1/4 cup of each. I boiled  about a pound of chicken and cut five corn tortillas in strips and then cut them again.I layered the chicken and tortillas and then mixed in the sauce mixture. I seasoned with onion powder, salt, and pepper. I then put about 1/4 cup of grated cheddar cheese on top and baked this at 350 degrees for about twenty minutes.

Picture 032Yum, it turned out well and tastes great. I am just not good at following recipes and much better at improvising.

Happy Sunday!