Monday, September 29

Not Me! Monday

Check out MckMama and see what other did NOT do at My Charming Kids.

as for me:

I did NOT just sit and watch an episode of Hi-5 with the girls...and enjoy it. Nope, I don't enjoy that show. Besides, so what if I do!

I did NOT check my blog several times a day last week to see where the visitors to said blog had arrived from and where they lived.

and if I did do that, then

I certainly did NOT get a thrill when one of those visitors to my blog was from another country. (I think I am weird in this way)

What did you NOT do this week?

Friday, September 26

Friday Jeopardy


What is the term for the "fear of long words?"

(no, I'm not kidding!)



What is the average number of crayons a child will use by their 10th birthday?



What was invented in 1953 and first used by Convair to protect the outer skin of the Atlas missile from rust and corrosion? The same product also dissolves cocaine. The product name means water displacement, 40th attempt.

*all trivia today was found on

Wednesday, September 24

What's for dinner Wednesday

It was a bit rainy and cool here this morning, which made me a little hungry for some nice, warm soup. One of my favorite things to make on days like today is crock pot soup. My stepmom used to make this all the time, and I love it. It is also great for days when you are busy as it is mostly a "dump" soup. You dump in a bunch of stuff and you are done.

What you need:
1 1/2 lbs. ground beef, browned and drained
1 med. onion, diced
3 cans minestrone soup
2 cans Ranch Style beans
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can Ro-tel tomatoes
1/2 c. egg noodles

What you do:
After browning the meat, put everything (except the noodles) in a crock pot. Cook on low 4-8 hours. Add 1/2 cup egg noodles in the last 20 minutes before serving. The cooking time is not extremely important, as you are really just heating the ingredients, not cooking them. The soup is ready when you are.

You can also make this on the stove top if you want to. It tastes the same. Just simmer everything together, add the noodles and cook until they are done.

You may need to add a little broth or water if the soup is too thick. I, personally, like it thick.

You can leave out the noodles. They just make the soup thicker (a bit goulash-y).

I serve this with sour cream and grated cheese on top because that combo makes everything so yummy.

This soup makes awesome leftovers. If fact, I hear of stories that some people make it the day before *gasp* on purpose.

What's for dinner at your house?

Monday, September 22

not me Monday

Today is the first "Not Me Monday". It is a blog carnival hosted by MckMama at Pop over there to see what others did NOT do recently.

  • I did NOT let my kids eat Skater's birthday cookie cake for breakfast on Thursday.
  • I did NOT sit and watch a whole movie while Shorty was playing and the other kids were gone with FarOutDad.
  • I did NOT forget to take Skater to a Cub Scouts bike ride.
  • I am NOT sort of happy that we forgot. (my butt hurt for days last year)

Friday, September 19

Friday Jeopardy

Friday jeopardy is a new installment here on the FarOut blog. Enjoy the first round.

  1. answer:
    2 Million

    What is the number of flowers a bee has to tap to make one pound of honey?

  2. answer:
    Dodge City, Kansas

    What is the windiest city in the US? (Chicago actually falls pretty low on the list.)

Wednesday, September 17

Thursday, September 11

We Remember

Friday, September 5


I haven't done a quiz in a bit, or a post for that matter. I liked seeing the jets when the page opened. Oh well, I like quizzes and lists so I put them here. Enjoy and feel free to steal the list!

I snatched this from a crochet blog that I read, Tiff Crochets.
I didn't do the (c) part. This is my blog and I will do what I want. :)

a. Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
b. Bold all the items you’ve eaten. (I made them orange so you could see them)
c. Cross out or italicize any items that you would never consider eating.

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile/alligator
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. baba ghanous
11. Calamari
12. pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses (I don’t know - sounds like stinky cheese)
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/€80/$120 or more
46. Fugu Fugu to eating blowfish!
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbread
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears, and funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

So if you wanna play along, just follow the rules as stated above. Leave me a comment so I can read your list. I'm nosy that way.