Hey Grandpa, What's for Supper? Part 2

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Zookeeper9000, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. cknmom

    cknmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last night we had chili cheese dogs. Iwas glad to have aquick easy meal to prepare. We had a fire on our propety yesterday!! DH was outside splitting wood and smelled something strange. He looked over the property and saw a small wisp of smoke! He filled the tractor bucket with water as we have no running water on that part of the property. By the time he got the water down there it was raging! He was cutting fire breaks with the tractor running from one end of the fire to the other as was needed. We have a big forest fire in our area right now, so it took about 20min. for forest service and county fire to show up. In the mean time, I was running buckets of water down to DH, DGD was filling buckets, DH was shoveling dirt on it. Neighbors started showing up with shovels to help, one neighbor brought his pickup that has a 500gal. water tank and pump and hose!! That is what really saved the day! By the time any fire support came it was mainy down to smoking hot spots! Thank God all we lost was brush and sage in our creek! We were very lucky that DH has been home a lot from lack of work and also was not off hiking or scouting for the up-coming deer season. I would not have known where to start or what to do. Many neighbors were gone yesterday and many others only the wives were home, it could have taken our whole valley! We are not looking forward to the bill we will surely be getting to pay for the five hours the fire support was here!

    For tonite, I will figure out something using some ground chicken that needs to be used.

    Thank God no one got hurt or worse, and we still have our house!

    Monica
     
  2. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Thank goodness you are all ok. That would be so incredibly scary. I worry about that too. We burn our garbage and our closest neighbor is 3 miles away over a hill. They wouldn't even see it until it was out of control. DH does not like me to burn while he is gone because I would be helpless. We haul our water so we have a water truck with a hose, but I can't drive a stick. It is so dry around here, it could be catastrophic. You are blessed to have such kind neighbors. [​IMG]

    I hope today is much less eventful for you. [​IMG]

    B4D tonight, probably quishe.
     
  3. Backyard Buddies

    Backyard Buddies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Orange County, CA
    How scary cknmom! I'm sure glad to hear that you got it out. What is this "fire support" that you write about? Isn't the county fire dept covered by tax dollars? If so, you shouldn't have to pay for it, right?

    Today is Wednesday and thus it should be B4D tonight. Unless I get to the grocery store, it'll be something simple like cereal or eggs.
     
  4. cknmom

    cknmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I forgot that it is wed.! I'll wait on the chicken-again! I will make a chili-reano casserole.

    Fire support is our local forest service fire trucks/fighters and county fire trucks/fighters. In the economy now, it seems that whenever you need help you used to get for free, you have to pay for it. One of the investigators suggested that we call our insurance agent. I wouldn't have even thought of that because it do no damage to any structures. DH says that if we get a bill, insurance MIGHT cover some of the cost. Two of the fire-fighters that took reports/investigated indicated that we would get no bill, but another almost stated that we would. We will keep our fingers crossed that we don't[​IMG]:fl:fl. But with how this year has been going, I don't hold my breath.

    I haven't mentioned anything in months about our other DGD's that are with their father. DD has been going through the courts like mad trying to get this situation settled. When she got back from Afghanistan she had to fight through the courts and have police intervention to get him to give her back the girls-again! He took them for his visistation again in july, before she even went to pick them up, he told her he was not going to give them back! right now there is a warrent for his arrest, he caught wind of it and took them to his new wife's parents house. DD has not been able to get him to return her calls for the normal phone visitations with the girls this week, if he doesn't call back on fri. the warrent will be changed to kidnapping and amber alerts will go out! The good thing about all this is that since he is activly evading the arrest warrant- he will not only go to prison for a few years but will lose his parental rights!! I kept telling my daughter that everything happens for a reason and God has his plan. The father kept getting his way and was so smug about it, I kept telling her to keep giving him more rope, he was bound to hang himself, and he has!

    Monica
     
  5. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Oh what a heart wrenching situation. I could not begin to tell you what kind of a person I could turn into if someone was stopping me from seeing my child. Why do some people just have to be evil? I will be praying this comes to a happy ending, and soon. I agree with what you said, God has a plan and everything happens for a reason.
     
  6. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    syracuse area, ny
    yummm plz post recipe for chili relano casserole.. we had super dogs tonight..hot dogs grilled and topped with onion.. tomato wedges and a dill pickle spear and mustard.. nice and easy .. cantalope and corn on cob...
     
  7. Backyard Buddies

    Backyard Buddies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Orange County, CA
    Quote:Yum! Sounds delish and almost like a Chicago Dog. All you need to add to that to make it a Chicago Dog is some bright green relish, a couple of sport peppers, and a sprinkling of celery salt.
     
  8. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    Cknmom, glad everyones OK. Chickenchick THIS IS A SCOLDING! Let this be your wakeup call, you need to learn to drive a stick, you never know when you might need it. What is with Wednesday being B4D? Guess I'll have to start next week. We're having 7 layer salad.
     
  9. Backyard Buddies

    Backyard Buddies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Orange County, CA
    Quote:B4D is something I started when my kids were little, to save my sanity mostly. DH works late on Wed., so making something simple was necessary. The kids have come to love it and expect it. As I've posted my meals over the past, others have joined in and it's become a bit of a BYC tradition. We've talked about adding other special days like salad night, Mexican night, soup night, Italian night, etc., but it hasn't yet taken off. Maybe one of these days we'll get that going as well. [​IMG]
     
  10. Aneesa's Muse

    Aneesa's Muse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's scorchin' (for the Bay) here today, so I'm still trying to figure out dinner. I did the next 2 weeks shopping, this morning, so I'm fully stocked ..but just have no incentive to be in the kitchen.. *whine* [​IMG]

    I bought giant zucchini for my Mock Apple Pie attempt.. and I got a small'ish watermelon.. and finally got my nanner leaves! I picked up an array of fresh asian noodles.. so maybe I'll make something like that.. Thai or Chinese.. hmmm

    Fresh flat bread with hummus and olives and fruit.. wonder if DH will let me slide with that.. LOL [​IMG]

    cknmom.. I am sooo relieved that you all are okay!

    ..and I agree about the learning to drive a manual transmission, thechickenchick! All you really need to know is, get 'er movin' ..1st gear ..2nd ..3rd ...comes easy, after that ..and it's not like you have to worry about too much traffic or raging people honking at you, if you stall 'er [​IMG]
     

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