Rawlins Family

Rawlins Family

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Well, I'm learning that we have to be patient in our afflictions. Seriously, this rain is just NOT GOING AWAY! The contractor is coming on Saturday to give us an estimate on the damage, but in the meantime the leak is not sealed and keeps getting worse. It's basically raining in the house! There's no real way to put a bucket under the leak so we just have to put towels everywhere and hope that catches it. This is what my hallway looks like right now. Hmmm...seems like a good time to invite guests!! Every time I try walking through the hallway it's like walking through a mist. Everyone please pray that the seller fesses up to her misdeeds and just pays for the repairs. I am not in the mood for anything to be long and drawn out. And let's all pray that this rain STOPS! Even with our window leaking we're not in as bad of shape as a lot of people in our area who are totally flooded. It's SO sad. And who woulda thunk it? I mean, it's Texas!

So on a completely different topic, I have to share my newest "thing." Okay, normally when I'm pregnant I don't have any crazy cravings. Chase has been sent out on maybe one food run and I'm sure it was for something completely normal like ice cream. SO, I'm not blaming my newest food kick on pregnancy, so much as it's probably just a side effect of my general craziness.

Crescent Rolls.

Yep. You know, the ones that come in the cardboard can and you peel it until they pop. Well, I found a recipe awhile ago where you can make them into little squares and stuff them with goodness and then bake 'em. And now I'm hooked. I want to put EVERYTHING in crescent rolls. Chicken, tuna melts (my fave so far), blueberries and cream cheese, ham and cheese...everything seems to taste better in a crescent roll! Thankfully they do make a reduced fat version or I'd be in trouble. My next incarnation: cheesy scrambled eggs and sausage in a crescent roll pouch! YUM! Try it. I bet you'll like it, too.

Lastly, for your viewing pleasure I thought I'd show you a pic of Cameron wearing the hiking backpack. Chase had put Miles in it whilst vacuuming the floor on saturday and Cam thought his puppies should have a ride, too! Cute!


Steelergal said...

Mmmm, I do love crescent rolls, but I'm scared of those cardboard things that pop when you open them (I know, it's a strange fear) so I don't buy them often. If I do, someone else has to open them for me. Yep, I'm lame.

Dan Stine WAS in Thailand, but they just moved to the Czech Republic to work there for a few years. Crazy. I sorry I didn't take advantage of knowing someone who lived in Thailand to go visit!

Rain sucks.

P.S. When's the Dr. appointment to find out if it's pink or blue? I can't wait to hear the news!

Sara Kilgore said...

So, does Chase vacuum in his super hero undies, too?

I'm sure that the reduced fat crescent rolls are nutrient rich, which is why your body craves them so. They may just be the next diet craze.

Chi-townRawlins said...

Well of course Chase does. Silly. And I like the way you think, Sara. Now that you've mentioned it, I'm sure you're right about those rolls having plenty of vitamins and minerals...

J B & N Rawlins said...

Camo - you are sooo funny!
I wanna come over and see this leak... yuck I am so sorry!

Jake & Kelly said...

stinky about your house! something new pops up in our house everyday...oh, like the central ac unit that worked just fine for the inspector, but hasn't puffed an ounce of cool air out yet this summer...grrr! and maybe the grout around all of our tiles that is cracking and falling out...oh, I'm sure the seller had NO CLUE! grrrr! good luck!

Pooh said...

I just love how your children never seem to wear clothes. Oh to live in a place where it's actually hot in the summer and the kids can be nekkid, rather than having fresh snow on the mountains on the 4th of July. Georgia, here we come!

Here's something to put in your crescent rolls: (I used to make these all the time - now you've got me thinking I need to make them tomorrow) Heat some EVOO in a big skillet and toss in some chopped garlic - Emeril-style (BAM! I use the jarred stuff b/c it's easy), add some chopped veggies - broccoli, peppers of various colors, onions, mushrooms, add a little kosher salt and saute till they're soft-ish. Open the rolls and use two triangles for each pocket, pressing the seam together to make a rectangle. Put oh, 2 tbsp. shredded mozz. in the center, top with 2 tbsp. or so veggies, pull up corners and mush together to seal. Place cheese side up on a baking sheet and bake till golden brown. Serve topped with black beans, sour cream and salsa. Yum!
(And pretty healthy, even...)