Thursday, May 21, 2009

Sneaky Ninja

So I am a Ninja!
Right around the first of April I was lying in bed and couldn't go back to sleep after a very eventful Friday night that involved an evil brown liquid mixed with red bull so that I had so much caffeine racing through my body that I was only able to sleep 4 hours when I got a great idea (I always get my best ideas when I am driving or hungover).

I wanted to do something special for my mom for mothers day because I hadn't seen her in almost two years and she is the best mom in the world and deserved something nice. So I give ol' Ninja Granny a call and asked her what she thought about us flying out to see my mom but doing it Ninja style so that my mom wouldn't even know it was happening.She though it was a great idea but we had to get my moms Ninja Hubby involved or there was no way we were going to pull this off. So me being a very talented Ninja, or liar, I made up some B.S. story about if anything bad happened to me I would need to give my boyfriend both her and her husbands phone number (cell included) so that he could get a hold of them....blah, blah, blah and she bought it!

Not only did she buy it but she told Ninja Hubby that she was proud of me for being so responsible. HA HA HA! I wasn't being responsible! I was being a big fat Ninja liar!

So I call Ninja Hubby on his cell and he helps us out by making up a story how he has to go to Montreal for work and he wants her to go so she needs to ask time off for work. So the stage is set and we have to wait a month and hope that someone doesn't slip and ruin the surprise.
That could be an easy task except for the fact that Ninja Grandma lets EVERYTHING slip! She even linked my mom to a family members blog that talked about my grandma traveling back east and being exposed to swine flu. Luckily it is my Grandma and she tends to be a worry wart so my mom just figured she was being paranoid about swine flu when she was coming to visit her LATER in the summer as they had planned.


We arrive as planned and walk in the door and Ozzie starts barking like a crazed maniac because two strangers dared to enter his house. I hear my mom start walking down the stairs and she takes a look at me and for half a second she acts like she has no idea who I am. Then she looks at my grandma and then she starts screaming!! Screaming and crying and hugging, it was quite a scene!

So for all of you who have wasted time reading through all this gibberish and fancy drawings just to find out if I got any pictures..........alas those few moments of your life has been in vain!

While I was on my layover in Charlotte my boyfriend called me and reminded me that I forgot my camera! Dag nabbit! I wanted pictures so I could use them to blackmail my mother!

I guess I am not a good Ninja after all. Ninja's never forget there camera!

Lindsey Crocker

Wow this is almost embarrassing for me!

My whole life I have been telling everybody that I am domestically challenged and cant cook and I cook one dinner for my mom and people want to know the recipe I used.

Just don't anybody tell my friends because I will never live it down and will have to move somewhere else, change my name...maybe shave my head.

But truth be told I am starting to like cooking.It is fun and I really enjoy cooking for the people that I love especially when they enjoy the hard work.

So without further ado here is the recipe for the appetizers that I cooked for my mom for Mothers Day...
Bacon and Tomato Cups
15 Servings

  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 3 ounces shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 (16 ounce) can refrigerated buttermilk biscuit dough

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a mini muffin pan.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until evenly brown. Drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon into a medium mixing bowl, and mix with tomato, onion, Swiss cheese, mayonnaise and basil.
  3. Separate biscuits into halves horizontally. Place each half into cups of the prepared mini muffin pan. Fill each biscuit half with the bacon mixture.
  4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven , or until golden brown.
I do a couple of things different from the original recipe. First I cut the biscuits in half horizontally because I didn't want so much bread that it overpowered the other ingredients and it will make more servings. You just may need to make a bigger mixture to have enough for all the biscuits. Also about 2 minutes before they are done I sprinkle more cheese on the top because I really love me some cheese!!

My mom said they are just as good if not even better the next day when you reheat them.
So I hope everybody likes them:)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Major M.I.A

Ok I have been M.I.A but it was for a good reason.

My Grandma and I decided that for Mothers Day we were going to surprise my mom by flying out to visit her.

So with all the planning and the trip that I couldn't post about it in advance because I didn't want to ruin it I have severely neglected my blog. But I promise I wont do it again.

I have some things planned and will tell you all about the trip (and I am sure my mom will as well) as soon as I get situated and all my clothes put back in my closet...oh and also the entire suitcase of shoes!

Thanks for being patient!!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Mom Don't Forget I Love You!!!

I got my first award! I got my first award! This blog thing is turning into a really positive experience:) Justine over at Tiney Froggy Bloggy gave this to me! Thank you so much!
So...Holy freaking cat crap!! Can I just say WOW!
I am really overwhelmed and kind of scared! I am getting nervous and I think I am starting to sweat!

I am blown away but the amazing welcome I received!
I never expected such a positive and immense outpouring of affection over my blog.
It is obvious that there are soooo many really sweet and amazing people in blogland that really care about my mother enough to comment on her daughters blog.

I appreciate every last one of you it really means a lot to both my mother and I. But dang! Talk about performance anxiety!!

So please bear with me and be patient because I am new at this! I may not have proper bloggy manners and might make a few mistakes but I promise with help from all of you wonderful people, and of course my loud and sometime naggy mother (remember I still love you), I will get this figured out in no time.

So my phone was blowing up this weekend and guess who the culprit was...that is right, Nikki Mom.I have her a little worried, OK a lot worried!! She is scared of all the power I have right now. This feels so delicious, warm and fuzzy like being wrapped in a blanket of chocolate. Oh the things I could do with this power!

I can put fear in my mothers eyes like the fear she put in mine the time she caught me intoxicated and I tried to cover it up by brushing my teeth but her mommy sense is always right and she smelled my breath and OH BOY was I scared!

When my mommy is mad it is a sight to behold!
There are very few people in this world that I am afraid of but my mom is numero uno!

So because of this fear and my innate sense of self preservation there are some things that I can't do.
I had to promise to never put a picture up of her or she would poke my eyes out with those scary little cat torture tools that she talks about.
But other than that she didn't have any other restrictions so let the blogging wars begin!

Don't forget woman that I am much younger than you and have more stamina!

Twice as Nice had a great idea since my mom has "I Wish Wednesday" that I should have "Wacky Mom Wednesday" and I am really liking the idea! So let me know what you think and if there is anything you want to know besides what she looks like.
Because I am not kidding...she scares the sh@! out of me!

Friday, April 24, 2009

The Water is Not That Bad!

So here I go!!

I have been slowly circling the black hole of blogland for a few months now. Just observing it from a safe distance but not quite ready to get sucked in.

It all started when my mom, yes my technologically inept mom, calls me and says she has a blog!

My mother doesn't even know how to text message yet somehow she not only knows what a blog is but actually has one?!

Even my seventy something Grandma knows how to text and send picture messages!

So immediately after this phone conversation I had to check it out and was flabbergasted.

I always knew my mom was funny, she has always been funny, but I didn't realize that other people thought she was funny. I mean come on...she is just my mom! I though it was only I that understood her quirky sense of humor.

Not only that people think she is COOL!? I spent most of my young teenage years being completely embarrassed in public because I swear she can't control the volume of her voice! Well, that's not really fair because my whole family has that problem. We always joke that when we are having a family argument the one talking the loudest is winning.

Anyways I became hooked! Always checking to see if she had posted a new one...then slowly started reading and following the blogs that she would recommend...

It is now safe to say that I am hooked!
I need my daily injection of blog or I start to go through with bloggy withdrawals.

I never thought that what my mom had to say would ever be such a fun part of my day.
Hell I have only spent a better part of the last 27 years trying to ignore her (again that whole volume thing didn't help)!

So thanks a lot mom! I now have another addiction that is going to make my boyfriend crazy! As if my addiction to mindless and trashy reality shows weren't enough...

I am now going to ignore him to tell complete strangers about my not so interesting life!

So 10 years down the road when I am totally alone and become a crazy cat lady that smells like I sleep in a litter box it is all your fault!