V is for . . .
VampiresI don't do vampires . . .I don't like vampire movies . . .they make me have nightmares . . .EXCEPT I can watch the old movie, "Dracula: Dead and Loving It" with Leslie Nielson directed by Mel Brooks. It is quite funny and Mark and I have seen it enough times that we can quote some of the lines. At one point, Dracula says, "It is nighttime, so it wasn't real, I was having . . . a daymare!"
We have the best vacuum cleaner. It seems to really clean up the cat hair and dust bunnies. Our vacuum cleaner is even better . . .because Mark is the one who vacuums every week. One of the unique features is the attachment with a terry cloth pad . . .sort of like a Swiffer attached to the vacuum cleaner!!
Mark is around cars and trucks every day and he often calls them "vehicles" -- I just say car! I do love my little red Ford Escape. My favorite feature is the self parking feature. My car's name is Ruby (yes, I'm one of those crazy people who names her car) . . .Ruby can park in the smallest of parking spaces.
Do you feel like you eat the same veggies all the time? I need some new, "not fattening" veggie recipes - not casseroles - just good clean and tasty veggies.
Yes, the green beans below have bacon in them but they are definitely tasty. I have a couple of green bean recipes that are good.
I love a good wedge salad!
I was evidently doing meal prep with all of the veggies pictured below. I roast asparagus and Brussel sprouts often! Not pictured - I also love roasted carrots.
There is nothing like a giant pan of fresh squash! We also eat a lot of broccoli and baby green peas. What are some other veggie ideas?
V is for Volcano
Have you ever been to a volcano? Mark and I went to Hawaii about 29 years ago. It was a wonderful trip - we left our six month old twins with my mother-in-law and off we went . . .flying across the country and across the water. We stayed on the Big Island at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel (at the time it was a really cool hotel - not sure about now??). I will never forget as our flight descended . . .all we could see was black landscape. It looked like we were landing on some outer space landing strip.
V is also for Vegas
Mark had a business trip to Las Vegas the week of my 40th birthday (quite a few years ago!). We spent several evenings roaming the streets and checking out all of the casinos. I can't imagine how much it has grown up since then. We saw a great show and ate some amazing food (and some not so amazing food!). I guess this was before we had a digital camera and I remember taking some panoramic photos - I think we used a disposable panoramic camera!! Have you ever been to Las Vegas? What did you think?