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!!