Wednesday, May 20, 2009

i'm opinionated

i'm sure i've been described as many things, i'd like to hope they've been good things, but that may be wishful thinking...

my best friend once described me as "opinionated" to another friend of hers. and this is my best friend, mind you...

so i had to ponder on that one. i related the story to troy, to which he said something very insightful. (i love it when he does that)

he said "everyone's opinionated, some people are just more willing to share their opinion than others". (i wish he was always that smooth)

so hey, at first i was feeling sort of insulted, but actually, i think i kind of wear it as a badge now.

you know the saying "if you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything"? well, i totally agree with that. as a matter of fact, there's probably not a truer statement!

i would rather be completely committed than wavering every which way the wind blows, depending upon who's company i'm in.

so without further ado, these are my opinions today:

  1. american idol has gone done the toilet this year. that's all i'm going to say about that.
  2. spending 15 minutes outside in the sun each day is all you need to get your daily allowance of vitamin D. how simple is that? so go outside and see how much better you feel afterwards!
  3. green tea is good for you, for many reasons. just 2 of those reasons: it boosts your metabolism & decreases your chances of a heart attack by 40% - so go get some!
  4. love does NOT mean never having to say you're sorry...apologizing does wonders for you & your apologee (i don't think that's a word, but i'm using it)
  5. all crimes are "hate" crimes & every human being should be protected equally under the law
  6. "just because god's sovereign doesn't mean you lean on a shovel and pray for a hole" *i'm quoting pastor tommy nelson here
  7. you can never have too much good mexican food in one week

so there you have it. my opinionated opinions.

and just because you've taken the time to read my rantings, i'm sharing a recipe that i've received from my sister & modified until i got it the way my family really likes it.

mexican haystack dinner

1 sleeve saltine crackers or tortilla chips, crushed
3 c. cooked rice
1 lb. ground beef, browned
1 can chili beans, undrained & heated through
1 packet taco/burrito seasoning
shredded lettuce
tomatoes
onions
queso cheese sauce

place crushed crackers/chips in 9x13 pan. top with rice. after browning meat, add taco seasoning & cook according to package directions. top rice with meat, then chili beans. sprinkle with onions, lettuce & tomatoes. heat queso cheese sauce with some milk to thin it out a bit, then pour over the entire pan. serve with tortilla chips, salsa, sour cream & guacamole if you like.

2 comments:

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

That recipe looks delish! And I love your list of opinions. I agree wholeheartedly with most all of them! Trust me, I've been referred to as opinionated a time or two, as well. :)

apryl deeter said...

shannan,
i think we're kindred spirits!

 
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