Friday, October 26, 2007

A little therapy joke for ya...

My dad has always sent me cards. He always tries to find ones that he thinks fits us all individually. He recently sent me a Halloween card to Edmond Family Counseling where I am doing my internship. It is pretty cute.

The inside says: Candy always makes me feel better... :)

Thanks for brightening my day Dad!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Fall is in the Air!!

We were practically blown into our house tonight and Rick Mitchell keeps jumping in on the TV about about the changes in the weather coming this week! I am excited about the upcoming months with holidays, family time, cooking and baking, coats and sweaters, and everything else. I found a new chai tea that I love! It is better than any store bought one I have tried, and I think it is just as good as a coffee shop (and a lot more economical). Another thing I like about this time of year is crock pot cooking. I love to come home to yummy smells and having dinner practically finished. So thought I would share one of our favorites:

Beef in Red Wine Gravy
1 1/2 lb beef stew meat 3Tbsp. cornstarch
2 Medium onions cut up 1 pkg onion soup mix
1 1/2 cups of red cooking wine salt and pepper to taste
(I add chopped mushrooms also)
Place beef and onions in a crock pot. Add soup mix, sprinkle with cornstarch, salt and pepper, and then pour red wine all over.
Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 10-12 hours. (or cover and cook on high heat setting for 5 to 6 hours) Serve over hot cooked noodles. Serves 6.

The onions can be chopped big if you don't like them and want to pick them out, but they add good taste. I serve this over egg noodles. Michael loves this dish, and there is always left overs for more than one meal!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

A Reflection

I am home after my late clinic night in Stillwater, and thinking about a book we read in the beginning of the program, Letters to a Young Therapist. I think it is one of the best non scholarly type books we read- an easy read, with sound, realistic and hopeful advice. I am thinking about the close of one chapter that reads: In all of us, the potential to be good is there, if only someone will take the time to help us discover it and make it bloom.
I love what I am doing and learning...

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

September Pics

Miguelito at the fair... check out that finger stash.

Taking a load off our tired feet after hours walking around at the fair.

Swifty... the swimming pig!!!

After our race down the slide... our annual tradition.

Girls night extravaganza with the MFT girls!!!

Joey's Cafe

Michael and I enjoy going out for breakfast together. We don't get to do this very often, so perhaps that is part of what we enjoy about it. A couple of weekends ago, before Michael had to catch a flight out of town on a Saturday, we went to Joey's cafe. The breakfast menu was somewhat limited (mostly omelets and pancakes) but I personally think limited can be good when trying to make a decision at a new place. They are open 7-3, so some day we will have to go back for lunch.
Food: The omelets come with fruit or potatoes, pancakes or biscuits. If you like breakfast foods you would enjoy the food.
Atmosphere: The restaurant is small with a warm atmosphere, and quiet (or maybe it is just quiet at 7 AM because everyone else is SLEEPING!!!) It was a great place to catch up in the midst of our busy lives.
Price: The omelets were 6.99 each (same as you would pay at IHOP) and with all the sides we wished we had shared. Great price for portion size!

You should try it out!