Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Homemade Onion Rings

Last week Jess came home with about 4 or 5 huge bags full of onions! He got them from a friend that works out in an onion field and we have so many I don't know how we will ever use them all up!! We have been trying to give some of them away to family and friends because we have so STINKIN many! So last weekend Jess suggests we try making homemade onion rings... and they turned out to be so good! We made them before eating dinner - so we ended up eating a bunch of onion rings on an empty stomach and got sick, but they were so tasty that we kept making more and more! So I thought I would share the recipe I found for them with all of you ... in case any of you have a love of this yummy appetizer! And.. if any of you need onions ... just give us a call! I would be glad to get rid of a few!
Homemade Onion Ring Batter:
1 egg
1 c milk
1 c flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
Beat egg & stir in milk. Add sifted dry ingredients and beat until smooth. Dip onion rings in batter. Fry in oil on med. high. Drain on paper towels. ENJOY! ;)

Friday, October 17, 2008

Reba & Kelly Clarkson Concert!!!

Back in July I surprised my mom with Reba & Kelly concert tickets and last weekend was finally the day of! It was at the Energy Solutions Arena on a Friday night and we had a blast together! I really wish I would have gotten tickets for my sisters to come with us, they would have loved it! If any of you have watched the sitcom 'Reba,' and know who the character Barbra Jean is, she did a comedy act for the opening celebrity guest. She is so dang funny!! I have been to tons of concerts - but this was by far my favorite! We had such good seats - except some of these pics might be off focus because my camera is a peice of crap! ****HINT-HINT 4 Christmas ... Jess ;) It was so much fun because I am such a country fan but Kelly Clarkson is also one of my favorite artists as well - and Reba, talk about gorgeous! My mom and I made some fun memories together and it was a great mother/daughter bonding time!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Little Behind the Game....

I'm sure most of you have had a blog up and running for months... or maybe years now, but I'm brand new to this. I thought it would be a good idea to make one for all of our friends and family that we are not able to see as much as we wish we could... So my hopes of this is that it will be something all of you can view and feel like you aren't missing out on what's happening with the Dickson clan... and perhaps we will be able to get a small glimpse of your lives as well...