Sunday, April 7, 2013

Chronicles of a Caterpillar: Day 3

 I think today is a special day! This is the first time he climbed the stick. I don't know what that means exactly, but it just may be the beginning of the big change!
 Before he climbed the stick, he went strolling around quite a bit. This also was unusual because all he did for 3 days was EAT!
I need to go do some research again to see how many days this will take! Change takes time!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Chronicles of a Caterpillar: Day 2

Man, this thing can EAT! Initially I brought some of the sames greens in for him. By morning it was completely gone, so I doubled up on the next helping. Again...gone. It was hard to keep up with him!

And with all that eating, comes "You know what"! This is "Frass" aka caterpillar poop! I can't believe it, but people actually use frass to make tea! I don't even want to go there. But you can, if you like.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Chronicles of a Caterpillar: Day 1

Heading out for a walk with Lucy this morning...


I nearly stepped on this lovely creature...

Perhaps you don't think it's lovely. I can understand that.

I posted my near mishap on Facebook (why not) and a friend of mine suggested I take her in. I can't believe it, but I've never done that before.

I accepted the challenge!

I scooped her up ever so gently along with the very leaves that she was gnawing on (they must be her favorite).

We set her up in a nice roomy tupperware container with her favorite greens, dirt and sticks and a wet cotton ball (this was the setup that my quick Google search suggested...and Google can't be wrong...right?)

More research will be done by the Gandee scientists to make sure she makes it to adulthood!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Cheesy Enchilada Stack

Everyone in the house agrees! YUMMY!!

1 lb. Lean ground beef
2 (10 oz) can Red Enchilada Sauce
6 (8 inch) flour tortillas
1 (8 oz) bag Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 (16 oz) can refried beans 
2 (4 oz) cans diced green chilies
1 bunch green onions

Cook the beef in a skillet over MED-HIGH heat until well browned. Drain off fat.
Stir 1/2 cup enchilada sauce in the skillet with the beef.
Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
Place 1 tortilla onto the baking sheet.
Top with 1/3 of the beef mixture and 1/4 cup cheese.
Top with 1 tortilla, half the refried beans, 1/2 cup enchilada sauce, 1 can drained green chilies, and 1/4 cup cheese.
Repeat the layers one more time.
Top with 1 tortilla, remaining beef mixture and 1/4 cup cheese.
Top with remaining tortilla.
Cover the stack with aluminum foil.
Bake at 400 F for 40 minutes or until the filling is hot.
Uncover the stack and top with remaining enchilada sauce, cheese and green onion.
Bake 5 more minutes or until the cheese is melted.
Cut the stack into 6 wedges.Enjoy!


Friday, January 4, 2013

Steve Saint interview with Joni

A new Update on Steve Saint:
This is an interview with Joni Eareckson Tada that aired yesterday on her radio program.
You can find my previous updates on Steve's condition HERE:

Steve Saint Interview


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