Garbage Find


I love old windows!!  I know weird right????  But I can’t help it.  Look at that window…there’s a history behind it and I only wish it could talk and tell me it’s tale and all it’s seen.  (I know it’s hung upside down but I like it that way)!!

This window was in the garbage down the street.  My heart almost skipped a beat when I saw it and I jammed on my breaks so hard I almost flew threw the windshield.  WHAT???? WHO WOULD THROW THIS OUT!!!!  It was calling me to take it and now I get to look at it everyday proudly displayed on our garage!!  The pots and pans were free at a garage sale last summer.  I had plants in them (see here) but decided to spray paint them to add another dimension to the wall.

Waste not want not and I love my new display!!

Cheerios history


Here’s an interesting tidbit of history from June 19, 1941.  The round shape was created on this day in 1941.

A little history

  • Original Cheerios® was invented in 1941 by food science innovator Lester Borchardt.
  • Originally named “Cheerioats,” healthy, wholesome oats have always played an important role as the cereal’s main ingredient.
  • Borchardt spent months experimenting with new ways to “puff” oats into the now familiar shape people and families have loved for generations. Not only did he invent the original Cheerios®, Borchardt went on to be a leader in finding practical and affordable ways to feed the world.

I love cheerios and make all sorts of different recipe treats with them. But that’s for another post!!

Pepper Pot (crockpot cooking)

We call this dish pepper pot.  Super easy and a nice meal for when you have no time to cook at night.served

You can serve it over rice or add a little more broth and some barley and make a soup which is great in the winter (if making soup omit the cornstarch).

Here is how I made it yesterday before I left for work:

1 1/2 lb sirloin steak cut into 1″ cubes

2 cups beef broth

3 cloves garlic minced

1 cup julienne styled peppers (any color or variety or multiple colors to make it pretty!!)

1 cup thin sliced onion

3 Tablespoons cornstarch

salt/pepper to taste

Pasta or rice to serve over

Put all in crockpot and set it on low for 6-8 hours.   (I have also thrown in peas or beans to add another vegetable to it)


That’s it!   Easy!