Archive for January, 2012

“We’re Burning Daylight”

This phrase, made famous by John Wayne in “The Cowboys”, is one of my least favorite! No, it has nothing to do with literally harnessing solar energy and turning it into electrical current. If you don’t speak cowboy, it basically means times a wastin or get a move on. When we first bought the ranch, dear hubby said it often. He’s since learned to only say it in jest as to my womanly ears it translates somewhere in midair to you’re slowing me down, you’re not doing it right, or you’re not doing enough!!  We should be organized and aware of which jobs need doing in what order, but somehow this simple phrase just gets my back up. The Scriptures do tell us in Psalm 90:12 “Teach us to number our days aright that we may gain a heart of wisdom”. Numbering our days speaks of being aware of the passage of time, using it wisely, and enjoying the gifts of seasons and sunsets NOT just gitten it done. I found a sign at the local feed store with this phrase on it and bought it for dear hubby for Christmas. Now if I can just get him to post it in the barn where I can’t see it…..

Chorizo and Eggs Breakfast Lunch or Dinner

One of our favorite meals is chorizo style sausage and eggs. The chorizo we make isn’t a sausage roll but is more like hamburger – Mexican style. (Recipe books often call for chorizo but it’s a sausage – I’ve never actually found it here in AZ, but I digress). We take green chile beef chorizo, scramble, and serve with scrambled eggs. Tortillias and salsa on the side. A variation is using corn tortillias cooked with the eggs and plenty of cheese.Yum!!in the bag, scrambledthe finished product - dig in