Archive for March, 2010

Service Dog

March 23, 2010

I know you were worried that was the name of my next recipe! I just had to share with my friends the service dog that is coming to me in April. It was a long process, applying, getting accepted, then waiting for a dog that was trained to match my needs.

I go up to Assistance Dogs of America April 19 to train for 2 weeks with my new right hand man. April 30, Kahlua and I will be home.

Kahlua is a large Labradoodle. Half chocolate lab and half white poodle. What a personality! He is so very smart and will be a great help to me,

A picture is  worth a thousand words, so let me share:

Kahlua and I meet for the first time.Love at first sight

Kahlua and I begin to work together. "Heel, Kahlua"

Kahlua picking up my cell phone

Putting on Kahlua's service dog vest

Helping Mommy balance

Hi Mommy!

Working with the wonderful staff at Assistance Dogs of America, Inc.

Kahlua meets his new brother and sister. The Reed Kids: Georgia, Kahlua and Murphy

So hard to say goodbye. Kahlua has one more month of training before I join him.

Bonnie and Kahlua Reed: a match made in heaven!

Taco Macaroni

March 23, 2010

Happy Spring All!! Continuing along the lines  of fast easy meals, I  got this keeper from my daughter, who is a very good cook! It was a hit at my house last week. I dedicate this to  the spring sports moms! I spent a lot of time on baseball fields with a hubby who coached and a son who played. You freeze at the beginning of the season and broil at the end. Dinner was always late. This recipe will help!

Taco Macaroni

1 box (1lb. macaroni or your choice of pasta)

1 lb. ground beef or ground turkey

1 can  of black beans rinsed (optional)

1 can diced tomatoes

1 can tomato soup

1 can tomato sauce

1 envelope of taco seasoning

—–> Cook macaroni. At same time brown meat and onion  over medium heat, drain. Stir in all tomatoes, black beans and seasoning. Bring to a boil, and reduce heat to simmer. Darin macaroni, Add to sauce. Stir. Top with shredded cheddar cheese. Cover with lid just until cheese melts. After serving on plates, topp with sour cream and lettuce. (NOTE: I had some leftover pepperoni that I chopped and added. It was great!)

HINT: No taco seasoning? Mix a blend of chili poiwder, garlic, cumin, oregano and paprika.