Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Goulash ........

What is goulash??? Well I will tell you. It is some thing my grandma made for her family and my mother made it for our family growing up. I have my self never made it for my family.... yet!
It is basically a pot of what ever you have in your cupboard or more so the weeks uneaten left overs. Sound good? Well it can be : ) Typically for us growing up it was ground turkey or beef cooked, tomato based (what ever you have, you make it work) beans, ketchup, brown sugar, a veggie (mom always used corn), noodles and what ever else you think will taste good and have.

I thought of this dish today because I was reading a friends blog and she did this Wednesday hodgepodge thing were she answered random question just to get some thoughts out of her head and "declutter". I loved this idea but decided to make it a bit my own. I am calling it "goulash" because of what goulash is and how it is made it fits. I am going to try to every week (hopefully on Wednesdays) I will answer some random questions in my blog. I think of a billion, or at least 4 different things to blog about through the week and when I sit down to type it out I go blank!!! So annoying.......
Also, like a good goulash that is filled with tasty bits and pieces of the weeks dishes that are to small to feed some one a whole meal but when added together makes some thing good and filling! My hope is that my goulash blog will become filled with all the bits and pieces of thoughts running through my head and when added all together here become good!

So here we go......

1) Favorite Song Lyric:
When I look into my file of memory of all the MANY songs I love the one that pops out the most is from Tim McGraw's song "Felt Good on My Lips". The chorus starts like this.....
Oh oh oh I wanna go crazy You can go crazy too Oh oh oh I wanna go crazy....

LOL the song is a favorite of mine and absolutely
not about what I think of when I hear it.
I have it as my ring tone currently and it feels like every time my phone rings I am hearing the theme song to my life : )

2) Last time someone yelled at you: 
I probably get yelled yet by Alivia once a day but she is a toddler learning acceptable behavior. But other then that I'd have to say it has been a while since I have been "yelled" at. The closest I'd say was on Mon. I received a text from a dear friend basically going off on me about my lack of time I have spent with her and my time she feels I spend with another friend. This is GREATLY upsetting to me because I love this frind and have felt that she hasn't really made time for me.... The thing that hurt me the most was that the last time we were supposed to get together I had to cancel because Alivia was PUKING...... seems reasonable to me but!? I am hoping to smooth thins out with her and talk about "life" soon. I honestly was really put off by the FIVE page text I got over it. : (

3) Money, fame, happiness.
Money- It is in many ways an evil, it is the cause of so much grief, pain & heart ache. BUT with out it we can't really survive. Would I like more of it? Yes, but really only enough to live off of and a tiny bit extra to go do as a family with.
Fame- Aren't I already famous??? LOL I always WANTED to be when growing up, like ridiculously famous! By definition I am..... sorta ; )

a widespread reputation, usually of a favorable nature; renowned; celebrated:

Happiness- I have plenty of it!!! I am by nature a happy person. As my dear Tutu (grandma) would say "life it short and it's what you make of it!" I live by this.

4) What is your favorite dish to prepare for family and friends that doesn't require turning on the stove, oven or an outdoor grill?
COCO'S....... it is a dish Josh & I perfected before we left Okinawa, we discovered it there, you get it at a diner type of restaurant. It is a curry but not Indian curry. We fell in love with this dish!
To make it you take chicken (tenders are best) then bread them in a panko breading and fry in the fryer. Your pour the curry (can be made in mricro, not recommended) over rice (made in rice cooker) then topped with chicken and shredded cheese!!! YUMMMMM......

5) The 1st week of August is National Simplify Your Life Week. What is one thing you could do this week to simplify your life? Will you do it?
Oh.... man! I have so many little things I could do. But I would say I really have the worst time getting out the door on time, I know if I planned ahead, got ready first thing, and got the kids to set out clothes the night before, OH and NOT check FB or email the day of. It would be WAY.... better! Will I, I will try (know promises)!

6) On a scale of 1 - 10 (with 10 being 100% and 1 being not at all) how tuned in are you to your country's national political scene?
LOL..... this is a funny one because when I was a kid I HATED any thing to do with politics! As I got older my dad would say to me "Amber, it is you right & duty to know what is going on and to make it better" .
So then a 1
It wasn't till the last few years that I started to tune in more. NOW, well I am really fallowing, Josh & I would say the ideas are more REVOLUTIONARY, but they are not NEW ideas. Small government and individual liberties are, after all, what this country was FOUNDED on. and he has started a blog to share the truth we have been held from.... (Here's your plug babe!) if you are interested in reading it go to his blog at
Now a 9

7) What are your final parting words to the month of July?
Thanks for nothing........ regarding the lack of summer weather!

8) My own random thought
Well Aug. is always a crazy month in the Sawicki house, we started football on Mon. cheer starts in a week or so, the moms group I am co-coordinating just had our "all day planning extravaganza". We are finishing up details for home schooling in Sept. our family has a HUGE picnic coming up on the h, my sister & family are moving next door (as in Idaho), camping, and Maxx's 12th birthday (my baby is going to be 12!!!) to end the month on the 30th.......
Few, I'm already worn out ; ) but looks like I should have plenty to talk about!!! Here is to August WA folk, may we finally get the summer we have been waiting for!