(I borrowed this concept from the Domestic Bliss blog, who borrowed it from Roots and Rings...I just modified it a bit, but want to give credit where credit is due.)
Thirteen for Thursday
1. What are you going to be for Halloween?
I'm going to be answering the door, if anyone comes at all. Usually we have only one family come and they are relatives.
2. Have you ever been on television?
Ummm...yes, inadvertently. Once in my former life in Portland, when I worked with the sheriff's department I had to go to a courtroom to get paperwork. It just so happened that they were having this big arraignment on some major newsworthy criminal, the courtroom was jammed with the news media. A co-worker and I both went together (we were too chicken to go by ourselves and get the pprwrk-haha) and ended up on the evening news on one channel.
3. Do you have a toilet paper preference?
The flap should hang down over the top. I prefer 2-ply, white.
4. When you’re pregnant, will you find out the sex of the baby? (Or if you’ve already had babies, did you find out the sex?) Why or why not?
We didn't find out the sex of the baby. Hubby likened that to opening a Christmas present before Christmas.
5. What are three items that every kitchen must have?
A very sharp never-needs-sharpening knife, a cast iron skillet, and someone other than myself to do the cleaning up.
6. Do you enjoy Christmas shopping?
Yes. Most of the time....as long as I have the money.
7. What is your go-to recipe? (The thing you cook more than anything else because it’s easy and mindless.) Please share the recipe.
Weeeeellll...I make my own meatballs (except mine are meat squares because I am too lazy to make up all those annoying little balls. I make up my meatball recipe, smoosh it into a 9X13 inch pan, bake until done and then cut up squares.) So when I am lacking imagination to think of something for supper. I heat up the meatballs in gravy, mash 'taters and have some sort of veggie.
Orrr...this is currently my favorite recipe: Brown boneless chicken breasts or tenders in skillet. Top with a large sliced onion. Mix 1 large (26-28 oz) can spaghetti sauce w/ 1/4 cup brown sugar, pour over chicken and onion, simmer for about 30 minutes or until juices run clear. Cook pasta, whatever kind you prefer. Serve chicken over warm pasta, along with veggies and whatever else you'd like. The great thing about this is that if you make too much, or have lots left over; it freezes well. Just thaw and enjoy again next week.
8. What position do you sleep in; back or side?
9. How do you feel about Tom Cruise?
I dunno if I have ever even seen a Tom Cruise movie. I really don't have much of an opinion on him.
10. What books are in your “books to read” stack?
La, child, there are so many I'd have to list the type I don't like to read first. Ha. I am trying to slowly read all the "classics" so I can have an idea of what to guide Ellen into as she gets older.
11. How many times have you been out of the country?
Twice. Once to Mexico and once to Malaysia
12. If you could take a month's vacation in Hawaii or Alaska, where would you go?
Definitely Alaska. I have never had the desire to go to Hawaii. I'd prefer a cruise in Alaska or parts north like that. I want to see a glacier calve, watch the grizzlies fishing for salmon...that kind of thing.
13. What Internet site do you like to lurk in?
Homesteading Today. Though there are times I have lots of questions, too. And at this time of year they have the Christmas ornament exchange, where you sign up and exchange ornaments with someone. It's fun. They also have a Christmas card exchange, but I already send out so many cards that adding another 50 to the list would be insane.