Good Friday morning! I hope this day finds you safe and sound, especially if you are dealing with the winter storm. Snow is one thing; ice is another. This past week some of us bundled up and went sledding! (Noticeably absent from any photos would be me. I was home watching Match Game '78 and heating up chicken tenders for dinner!) Steve is and always has been the "Outdoor Activities" parent. Thank Heavens. He, Madison, Nicolas, Rhett, Kyrstin, and Flynn had a blast sledding down the huge hill in our neighborhood. Again, I am so thankful my older children love spending time doing family things. It is especially nice for Flynn, and I do not take these moments for granted.
Steve cooks on Sundays, and this past week he made one of his mother's recipes. Mum was a great cook. These are her famous Pizza Burgers, and Steve replicated them perfectly. When I took my first bite, I literally felt I was back in Steve's house when we were dating, having dinner at his house, with Mum making these with a side salad and some cut-up cantaloupe.
If you want an easy, delicious meal, just brown some ground beef and drain. Add some spaghetti sauce. Mum used Ragu. Always. We had another brand, but it works. Let that simmer while you toast some English muffins. Then, assemble. On each English muffin, place a slice of Velvetta cheese. This is imperative! It must be Velvetta. Then spoon some of the meat mixture on top. Add some shredded Mozzarella cheese, and bake until hot and melty.
Leaving you this wintry Friday with a picture of Mocha, all snuggled up on my lap for the ride to the beach. Some of us made the six-hour journey to spend a few days at the ocean. It is rainy and cold, but being here is relaxing enough for me. We will swim indoors, eat good takeout food, watch movies, and play some cards. Steve loves the beach. He always has. He works unbelievably hard at a job he loves. His mind is always going. Here, for some reason or another, he can relax. That is why after years and years of renting, we finally decided to purchase our own condo. Now, we can come and go without any planning or worrying. My children also love it here. We hope that they will one day bring their own families here, and Steve and I will sit in our beach chairs, watching the waves as we grow old together.
Have a wonderful weekend wherever you are, my friends.
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