Friday, September 12, 2008

What a day it has been....

Last night my dad called about 9:30 and told us we'd better get gas b/c prices would be shooting up by about a dollar this morning. Of course, we took off and filled all the vehicles up as well as the gas cans. Gas was up from $3.67 to about $3.99 in most places this morning. At lunch they were up a little above $4.00 and in a near by town, which has only one gas station, it was $5.99. I haven't heard of price changes in the last few hours but have heard a lot of the stations are out of gas and will not have any until the end of the weekend.

I think we'll be staying at home for the most part this weekend...can't take any chances.

I had to leave the house about 5 to pick Macie up from school and this is how all of the gas stations look. This station is normally empty!!

Well, on a lighter note...I cooked yummy sloppy joes for supper tonight and just wanted to share the recipe. I do cut this recipe in half otherwise you could feed a ton of folks.

Courtesy of Rachael Ray @

Sloppy Joe Di Maggios
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 pounds lean ground sirloin or ground turkey
1 packages beef or pork hot dogs, sliced 1/2-inch thick
1 onion, chopped
1 tablespoon steak seasoning (recommended: Montreal Steak Seasoning by McCormick)
1 tablespoon chili powder
3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 (14.5-ounce) can tomato sauce
9 soft burger rolls - like at the ballpark

Heat the extra-virgin olive oil, a turn of the pan, in a deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add meat and crumble as it browns. Add chopped hot dogs after 3 to 4 minutes then cook 3 to 4 minutes more. Add the onions to the pan and cook to soften, 5 to 6 minutes more. In a bowl mix the spices, sugar, Worcestershire and tomato sauce. Pour sauce over the meat and simmer a few minutes to combine flavors. Slop onto buns and serve.

I'll leave you this evening with a few more pictures I've taken with my camera.


Mari said...

Wow - gas has really jumped there. Gas here was $3.87 this yesterday, I got it this afternoon for the same price. Tonight it was $4.09. Our state prosecutes stations for gas gouging and our governor held a news conference tonight, reminding people that they would be watching and if people saw evidence of it, a number was given to call. Hope this dies down quickly. It's sad that there is a disaster happening and gas companies use this to make more money.

Lisa said...

Thanks girl for keeping us in your prayers! I cannot believe how big Macie is getting... what a cutie!

justabeachkat said...

What darling silly not the gas station lines, that sweet beautiful girl!

It's so sad how the gas companies are gouging us all.

The recipe sounds yummy.


Deserae said...

Gas has gone up here too! *sigh* Your sloppy joes look sooooo yummy..... I will have to give those a try! Macie is real cutie pie :o)

Tonja said...

really cute pics! high can it go?