Trying a New BBQ Place, Cooking Enchiladas, Finding My Ambiance, Watching Mr. Bean, and Making a Healthy Coke

New Moon BBQ, Lebanon, TN

Mom and I went to church Sunday and then afterwards went to try New Moon BBQ. It was pretty good. You get a plate full of food.

Afterwards we went back to her house and I threaded two needles for her for something she needed to repair, and then ordered her a magnifying glass you hang around your neck that has a light with it.

Once home, I was a bit tired. I’m not sure why. But when I came home George had cleaned off the “pub table” in the kitchen. And had moved his musical equipment to another area. He said it was impractical to have it there with the dog. lol

I looked at the schedule for the week to see what all we needed to work around. One of us needs to be here ASAP in the afternoons for Dexter because he is almost beside himself by the time we get home. I think he sleeps most of the day but he is both hungry and ready to play when we get home. If he doesn’t get a lot of exercise he really gets mischievous. What is hard for me is having to time to blog and work on videos uninterrupted. Right now he’s doing “zoomies” all around me.

Anyway, what I am trying to get to is that our schedule is free this week. No doc appointments, no nail appointments, no hair appointments, just come home. That is awesome! George and I both are having to coordinate which nights to work over. It’s quarter end for me and he has to work more during the week to get his half day off. He gets a half day Friday. So my days to work later were Monday, Tuesday and I work also Friday. Like I’m going to want to work late on Friday but I will work a bit later to make some room for quarter end activities. It’s a 4 day week next week so that doesn’t help me as far as quarter end goes. Since I have dog duty some of the week, it’ll be harder to get quarter end done. So I may have to go in on a Saturday and if I do it will make me madder and iller than a hornet on a hot day. But if I do, I’ll take that time off later. We already have short enough weekends as it is. Last night after leaving the house at 5:45 a.m. and getting back at about the same in the p.m. I was tired, worn out, didn’t want to think, didn’t want to talk, didn’t want to do anything but go to bed. I had zero patience for the dog also. I worked on video, called and checked on Mom, ate and went to my room. The day was exhausting.

There’s a few things cropping up on my “to do list” personally though. I just keep moving them forward as I end up blogging or editing videos instead. But this weekend perhaps I’ll have a 3 day weekend in which to work on a few things. I’m trying but I’m not sure I’ll make the video by this Saturday. There’s still a chance. I’ve gotten 50 minutes of footage down to 40 but I need to shave off and at least try to get it into the 20’s if I can. Thirty is just too long. The time period covers Mom’s move to her house through Thanksgiving weekend. I didn’t want to break it up into two. It just wouldn’t be interesting enough so I’m working through the weeds. I can probably get it edited but getting the upload done and thumbnail set and scheduled may be pushing it.

This pic is hilarious. If Dexter has run out all of his energy, he can tolerate some Mom lap time. I love to hug on him and when he gets older he’ll be a great snuggle buddy. But right now he is a live wire still for about two hours of day. Once in the morning and once in the evening and then he can settle “for a bit”.

So I fixed enchiladas on my own this time, using the similar recipe and instructions from Hello Fresh. I’m just so excited about being able to make enchiladas and the “crema” sauce. Now I can always just make enchiladas with whatever we have. I think I’ll make having tortilla’s a staple. I mean you can even open a can a beans and make bean quesadillas, or open a can of white chunk chicken and even throw in rice. So I’ll keep those little cans of salsa verde as stock also. And I’m thinking we’ll keep sour cream as a staple too b/c the crema is awesome. And you don’t have to have a lot.

Beef and Bean Enchiladas

I also make the bean paste to put on the tortilla (think pizza sauce for pizza – same concept). It’s really just mashed up black beans but you could use pintos also. Then put the filling on one side only and then roll them up and bake seam side down. I have mentioned this before, but I’m so taken with the process! I had to share my personal try at doing it. It was a success! Hello Fresh teaching me how to cook. It’s not only good food and recipes but it’s cooking lessons! ha!

So we began watching “Man vs Bee” with Mr. Bean. Oh my gosh we laughed so hard. Typical bean only he talks more. It’s an easy watch. If you haven’t seen it, watch it for some good deep down laughter. I think it was on Netflix.

So I have found some pretty awesome ambiance channels fro YouTube. At one point I got cold in my office yesterday so I looked for a fire place to play and found this. It’s set in Greece and even has “Little Bit” (black cat) on there. I can’t wait to put this on the big TV and read one night, lol.

I wanted to share this with you. The channel is called My Ambiance. However there are also some other channels that have beach cafes etc. and play jazz. I like to clean house and do my Saturday work and routines with those playing.

Kicken Chicken

Here was last night’s meal. As you can see there was no need for seconds, lol. I’m still full this morning. The chicken was panco crumbs and Frank’s red sauce. There was a sauce that went over it and then you drizzled honey over that. George made it so I’m not sure what all it had on the chicken but I want to make that on my own sometime. I’m going to order a recipe book holder for all these big recipe cards from Hello Fresh. I need to measure to make sure they will fit in the plastic holders.

Gotta try this:

I did a screen shot of Tic Tok of this lady making a healthy coke. It’s ice with a little bit of balsamic vinegar and then add a LaCroix or some kind of bubble water over it and it tastes like coke but it’s healthy for you. lol I have not tried it but probably will.

And there is this little piece of fun I’ll leave you with. Katy sent Dexter a toy from Texas. It was his first piece of mail! lol

So I’ll try to be back on Friday! Ya’ll have a good rest of the week.

4 responses to “Trying a New BBQ Place, Cooking Enchiladas, Finding My Ambiance, Watching Mr. Bean, and Making a Healthy Coke”

    • I try to remember to shut the bathroom door but forget sometimes and he either gets in the trash or steals a roll. That’s the first time he trailed it thru the house. lol 😂

  1. I love enchiladas. Love ’em!
    Is kicken chicken from Hello Fresh also?
    How old is Dexter? ❤️
    It’s a beautiful 70°s day in the mountains. And Wednesday already.
    Good post here.

    • Yes the hot chicken was from Hello Fresh. It was sooo good.

      Dexter is about 16 weeks old now. He was 11 when we got him. He was into some mischief this morning! It’s 88 here this afternoon with haze- air quality alert in place. I’m so glad the week moving on. I’m really tired already. Being in the mountains sounds wonderful!

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