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Dedicated to my mother-in-law...


I love steak. LOVE IT. So does my mother-in-law - but she eats hers so wrong. She orders every cut of beef, from filet to sirloin, WELL-DONE. Steak was meant to be eaten medium-rare, at the very most. I actually prefer it a little more on the rare side. Even waiters have shaken their heads along with me as I hear those awful words "Well-done, please." Poor cow, losing her life in vain like that.

Chris and I took the kids to Long Horn the other night where I got a perfectly-cooked, almost-rare, beautiful cut of prime rib. It was PERFECT. The way steak is meant to be. And so, just for you, Mom, here is a picture of that perfect prime rib:

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It was DELICIOUS.

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Breakfast for Dinner!


Yesterday I took Lauren, Becca and Becca's friend Damara to DC for the day. After spending a few hours at the Smithsonian's American History Museum, we were pretty hungry. I had heard about this kitchy little restaurant called The Cereal Bowl on Connecticut Avenue. After a little maneuvering and some checking the map on my Droid phone, I was able to find it.

What a cool experience! Sure, it's pretty much just cereal, but they also have toppings, yogurt, smoothies, coffee, sandwiches and some baked goods. The girl who served us said it's pretty much a rule of four - four things in one bowl, like one cereal and three toppings, two cereals and two toppings, etc.

The kids, of course, lost their minds at this and put together gross bowls. Lauren's was the worst, with Cap'n Crunch, Oreos, chocolate chips and strawberries - really, why bother with the strawberries at that point? And she didn't even add any milk! Horrifying.

I had the virtuous bowl, with shredded wheat, strawberries, blueberries, cranberries and skim milk. Yay, me!

A neat end of a fun day. We definitely want to go back!

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Click here to get the story behind "Sunday Stealing"

Today we ripped this meme off a blogger named Heart of Shou of the blog named Musings of an Absent Mind. Shou explains that she ripped it from a blogger named Erro. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. It was originally 80 questions, hence the name. We chose 44 of them and we'll do it in two parts!

Sunday Stealing: The Eighty Meme, Part Two


23. Are your days fast-paced? Like anybody else, I have fast days and slow days. But as a stay-at-home mom whose kids are older, they are mostly slowly paced.

24. What did you do last night? Grocery shopping - living the dream!

25. Do you use sarcasm? No, not all.

26. How old will you be turning on your next birthday? 45 (ACK)

27. Are you picky about spelling and grammar? YES. I can't even read a book for pleasure without picking out errors.

28. Do you get along better with the same sex or the opposite sex? Depends on the person.

29. Do you watch the news? No, I read the news online.

30. How did you get one of your scars? I have several chicken pox scars!

31. Who was the last person to make you mad? The manager of the car wash yesterday who forgot about the dog-hair vacuuming I paid for, then made me wait almost another hour before it got done.

32. What is the last big thing you purchased? Chris bought me an iPad - should be here next week!

33. Who would you want to be tied to for 24 hours? Chris!

34. What is a rumour someone has spread about you? No idea.

35. What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator? FREAK OUT.

36. T or F: All’s fair in love and war? False.

37. Do you know how to use some words correctly, but not know the meaning? Yes. And even after I've looked them up, I'll forget the exact meaning again.

38. Do you know which US states don’t use Daylight Savings Time? No. Should I?

39. Do you want a bright yellow ‘06 mustang? Is this a Transformers thing? No, I don't want one.

40. What’s something you’ve always wanted? A regular pool or treadmill pool. Swimming is the only exercise I like and could do every day.

41. Would you rather swim in the ocean or a lake? Ocean; no contest.

42. Do you wear a lot of black? No, I like bright colors.

43. Describe your hair: Naturally curly, brown with highlights, grays taken care of professionally. :-)

44. Where is/are your best friend(s)? Probably at home right now.

Thursday Thirteen #2


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I'm always posting about the dogs. They are definitely a lot of fun and are very photogenic. But this week it's all about Magic, my sweet kitty. Here are thirteen things that make her special and funny.

Thirteen Things About Magic

She's absolutely beautiful.

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And that is our Sweet Kitty Magic.

Wordless Wednesday


Wordless Wednesday is a popular meme where you pretty much just post a picture. I can do that! There is new content tonight at my new blog, though.

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Man, I love my Sandy Dog.

Took the plunge...


I set up a blog on Blogger. Cookingmom will remain, but mostly will be a site where I post about cooking and other fun stuff, like memes and pictures. Chaos and Contentment will be mostly about family, writing and reading. We'll see how it goes!

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More LiveJournal vs Blogger...


Why can't I do both? The title of this journal is Cookingmom - maybe I'll just use this as a cooking forum and have a regular blog on Blogger or something similar. Hmmmm....

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Considering Blogger...


I like LiveJournal very much, but I'm wondering if I'd do better to switch to Blogger. It seems like that is where everybody writes, and there is more exposure on Blogger. Any thoughts if anybody actually reads this? ;-)

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Sunday Stealing #1


Another weekly meme - good writing practice. Once I'm back home, I'll be doing some regular posting as well, but these are fun to do and spark a bit of creativity.



Click here to get the story behind "Sunday Stealing"

Today we ripped this meme off a blogger named Heart of Shou of the blog named Musings of an Absent Mind. Shou explains that she ripped it from a blogger named Erro. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. It was originally 80 questions, hence the name. We chose 44 of them and we'll do it in two parts!

Sunday Stealing: The Eighty Meme, Part One

Cheers to all of us thieves!

1. What curse word do you use the most? Damn it!

2. Do you own an iPod? Yes, and I love it. Love having my favorite music with me all the time.

3. What person do you talk to on the phone the most? My best friend, Michelle.

4. Do you still remember the first person you kissed? Doesn't every woman?

5. Do you remember where you were on 11/9/01? At home with Becca watching the nightmare on TV.

6. What was the last movie you watched? Black Water, a Jaws clone with a giant crocodile.

7. Has anyone ever called you lazy? I considered myself lazy until I learned I had mono along with depression!

8. Do you ever take medication to help you fall asleep? Lunesta, every damn night. It's a LIFESAVER.

9. Has anyone told you a secret this week? Not unless you count the kids whispering "I farted" into my ear at various times.

10. What is the first thing you notice about the opposite sex? Cleanliness.

11. What are you looking forward to? Getting home tomorrow after a great vacation.

12. Do you own any band t-shirts? I used to have tons of them back in the 80s when I saw concerts all the time. I had Styx, Van Halen, Journey, AC/DC, The Who, Springsteen and a bunch more. Now I have several Paul McCartney shirts, a Van Halen shirt from their reunion tour a couple years ago and I think a Brian Setzer Orchestra shirt.

13. What will you be doing in one hour? Sleeeeeeping. Getting up at 5:45 to go home.

14. Is anyone in love with you? Of course!

15. Last time you cried? Back a few weeks ago during a very stressful time with one of my kids.

16. Are you on a desktop computer or a laptop? Laptop!

17. Are you currently wanting any piercings or tattoos? One on my foot, but it'll wait until fall since I like to swim.

18. Would you ever date anyone covered in tattoos? It would depend on the tattoos - but I'm married so it's irrelevant.

19. What were you doing before this? Surfing Facebook, as usual. Yes, I'm addicted.

20. When is the last time you slept on the floor? It's been years. I'm too old for crap like that now. Nice hotels for me, no crashing wherever!

21. How many hours of sleep do you need to function? About 6-7.

22. Do you eat breakfast daily? I try to at least have a banana and coffee.


Had a great time on vacation here in the Outer Banks. Sorry to leave, but will be happy to go back. I did several things for the first time - parasailing, getting my hair wrapped, ate broiled oysters. We still have several weeks of summer break ahead of us, and I have a lot planned, and hopefully will have a lot to journal about!