Posted by: ladybughugs | May 26, 2013

Grilled Corn on the Cob recipe

Disclaimer: Untested. I am in the process of planning a camping trip and am looking for recipes that are do-able for 7- and 8-year-olds.

Also, personal pet peeve: the subtitles “Ingredients” and “Directions” in a recipe. Wasted space. …and if you need someone to point out that a list of ingredients is a list of ingredients then maybe you’re in over your head. #SteppingOffSoapbox

Adapted from here.

4 ears fresh corn, in their husks
Butter (or an herb butter) for serving

Soak ears in water for 15-20 minutes (or more). Remove outer layers of husks. Peel down remaining layers and remove most of silk. Replace layers of husk, tie at top with removed outer layer of husk.

Place the corn in their husks on the hot grill. Cover. Turn the corn occasionally, until the husks are charred on all sides, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Remove corn from grill. Let sit for 5 minutes.

Serve hot, with butter.

Packing list:
big pot for soaking corn
pot holders/mitts for handling hot corn
silicone basting brush for buttering

Posted by: ladybughugs | May 25, 2013

Recipe: Chicken Foil Dinner

Based on recipe found here.
Required: aluminum foil, paper towels, long fire tongs

1 chicken breast
2 small red potatoes (or one medium)
baby carrots
1/4 onion
Seasoning: salt, pepper, …

Create a foil wrapper for each person by sandwiching a wet paper towel between two squares of foil. This will help even the heat and prevent burning.

Wash, peel, and dice the vegetables.
Cut the chicken into strips and place on foil wrapper.
Season chicken and add vegetables as desired.
Fold foil into a flat package sealed well.
Place the dinner on coals.
Cook for 15 minutes, then flip and cook 10 more.
Unwrap and check one dinner to see if they are done.
Make sure the chicken is white and firm, completely done, before eating.

Posted by: ladybughugs | April 27, 2010


So, it’s been a while, hasn’t it?

Just after my last post I was knocked off balance by my former employer. We (my co-workers in my department) arrived on Monday morning and were told that we had a meeting scheduled. When we arrived, we all sat down around the table. Our Director was there and the look on her face told me that this would not be good. We were waiting for the HR rep. After about 3.2 seconds Ms. Director decided to proceed without her.

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Posted by: ladybughugs | January 20, 2010

A Giving Challenge

I was searching my email and the Internet last week for a bookstore coupon when I found a link for this book and this blog inspired by the book. Google returned almost 88 million results for my search for the link. YIKES! I guess this is big! I think that is awesome.

I picked up the book at my local store over the weekend and gave some thought to trying the challenge myself. This is definitely something I can do. Something worth doing. So here goes…

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Posted by: ladybughugs | January 15, 2010

My Reader

First, I need to preface this by saying, Scout was not reading when he finished Kindergarten. By second grade he had started reading the Harry Potter series, more than making up for lost time. Lil’bug might be reading by the time she finishes this school year…at 4-1/2. Read More…

Posted by: ladybughugs | January 5, 2010

Lil’bug’s Christmas

Lil’bug got what she wanted for Christmas. Can you guess what it was? (Besides the coat…she didn’t ask for a coat.)

Need help?…
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Posted by: ladybughugs | January 4, 2010

Big Apple Adventure

What happened to December? Seems like just yesterday we were hanging out with family celebrating Thanksgiving.

December was a blur. There was so much happening, I will try to recapture some of it in the next few posts.

One thing that stood out this month was something I’d never done before. I’d been hearing about this little cookbook that one of my favorite bloggers had written based on her experience cooking for her cattle rancher husband and four punks. Perhaps you’ve heard of her? Seems like everyone in the blogisphere has. Her book tour was going to bring her within 50 miles of my little corner of the world and it seemed like it would be fun to travel into the city with a couple of friends to go meet her and get my copy of her book signed.

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Posted by: ladybughugs | December 20, 2009

Christmas Cards

Merry Christmas!

Yesterday the kids had a half day of school (bah humbug to the half days), so after school I took them home to change their clothes and then to the photo studio for the annual Christmas picture and cards. The package of cards includes 25 cards. I need about 35, so I took them home and took a few *cough* dozen pictures of them hoping to get something that would be adequate. This was the first shot. It was all downhill from here. Read More…

Posted by: ladybughugs | November 4, 2009

Tweets of the Week, 11/4

Because this format seems to work. Following is a selection of tweets as seen on Twitter in the past week, or so. All times are Pacific even though I’m not in the Pacific time zone.

Saturday, October 24th.
8:01 PM: scored a home run with the boy tonight. I’m the best. The greatest. I’m thinking this may be the last time I hear that before HS graduation.

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Posted by: ladybughugs | September 15, 2009

Back to School

The kids are finally back in school. I read (with envy) posts from around the blogisphere about kids going back to school almost a full month before my little darlings stepped into their school clothes for the first time. Lil’bug started with a half day last Wednesday. Then Scout started, also with a half day, on Thursday while she went off to the emergency back-up center provided by the company for which I work. Then on Friday they both had a half day. Oh, these half days KILL me! Read More…

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