Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Saturday Post {76}

Top 5 Posts of the Week
1. Smoking & Burning

2. We're Crazy

3. Outback Steakhouse - Joplin, MO

4. El Dorado - Raymore, MO

5. Wordless Wednesday

This Weeks Posts
We're Crazy
El Dorado - Raymore, MO
Wordless Wednesday
KC Chiefs Recap vs Seattle Seahawks
365 - Midmonth photos 62-76

Blast from the Past
2013 - Great White Hunting Stories
2012 - Happy Thanksgiving!
2011 - My Weekend
2010 - Let's Get This Show On The Road!!
2009 - Project - Green

Recipes made from the Blog This Week

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Week's Happenings
++I lost track of what day it was this week
++Baby girl spent most of Friday crying. It wore me out.
++We got our Christmas cards in! I started addressing them.
++I don't really remember much about this week, how sad is that?
++Chiefs won Sunday against the Seahawks but lost Thursday night against Oakland Raiders :(
++They're now 7 and 4.
++I want baby girl to write a letter to Santa... is she to young?
++I'm excited about our first Thanksgiving. Sad that Tbug won't be with us but we get her for Christmas.
++I'm already trying to decide what "goody" we'll make for our list of friends. Last year was cinnamon rolls and the year before was cookies.

Friday, November 21, 2014

365 - Midmonth photos 62-76

I felt like this month breaking the 365 project up just a bit so you aren't totally bombarded with photos at the end of the month, so here's 1-15 also known as 62-76.

62/365 - Having our "chili" at the Chili Cookoff for the Newton County Firefighters Christmas for Kids tonight. Btw, my big sissy won!!

63/365 - Another victory for the Chiefs today with a score of 24/10 against the New York Jets. And Tbug got to experience her first game with a win!

64/365 - Thought it would be fun to try mashed potatoes and green beans tonight. Liked the taste but not sure what to do with them...

65/365- I voted!

66/365 - This is the way you write a paper on The Rape of the Lock.

67/365 - Oreo Balls... Yum! I made these for Dive Club Meeting tonight along with Pumpkin Cheesecake Balls.

68/365 - Pork Tenderloin with Candied JalapeƱos and onions and Greenbeans... yum!

69/365 - We've Showered, Fed and Ready for Bed. Oh dang, it's only 8:15pm... Oh well let's watch Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel!

70/365 - Some days you just need to wear a hat.

71/365 - The Cow wanted to play chicken with me today... I wasn't sure she was going to let me down the driveway... Cows on one side and a tree on the other...

72/365 - Driving to school for a night class in the dark isn't fun and makes me more tired than I think I am... Gotta love night classes, come on Research Methods get over early!

73/365 - I wanted to prove that I do study. Test tonight... and get this... no new scuba turkey drawing... I actually was studying! Scuba turkey drawing reference... look here (

74/365 - I got carried away feeding the dogs this afternoon....Woops. The bag was completely full and I about dropped the whole thing... Don't worry, that's only half....Woops

75/365 it's a Friday night at the Willoughby household

76/365 - A little light dusting of snow... sure why not. So the old wives tale is the day corresponding with the first snow (ie 15) is how many snow days there will be that winter... think it's true??

Thursday, November 20, 2014

KC Chiefs Recap vs Seattle Seahawks

I sooooo have to do this post just for my friends that are Seattle Seachicken Seahawk Fans :). You will be interested to know there are Seahawk fans in the greater KC area that came to the game so yey :).

I also think that we all have a screw loose for going to this game in 20 degree weather... what were we thinking? Oh wait, we were thinking FUN! (I'm not a cold weather person... lol). You will notice this is the temperature we experienced at 1:35pm... I'm not sure I want to know what it was at 6:30am when we got up. Don't worry, baby girl stayed home in the warm house with grandma and grandpa! She was the smart one... lol :).

We got up Sunday morning and got dressed. While I was getting dressed I stuck my hand in my pocket because there was a lump and I found one of baby girls socks. ha!

This was a noon game so tailgating started around 8am. Our food for this game was Ham and Potato Soup and Chili. At least it was warm food :)

We put a pot of water on the heater to warm water for hot chocolate. It's Deb's special mix... btw, she wasn't with us. She chose to stay home. Probably smart! Hey I couldn't feel my feet most of the day. We put those hand warmer things that are made for feet on our feet around 10:30am and mine finally started working once we were in the truck headed home around Lamar (which is like 2 hrs from KC or something like that...)

mmmmm Ham and potato soup. (Recipe coming soon!)

I love Nancy's boots. Aren't they cute?

The night before Dan and hubby went to Academy and got me this hat. I'm soooooooooooo glad they did because even though my head was cool, it could have been soooooooo much worse!

Tbug got to go to this game with us. We asked her after the game if she was glad she went or if she'd have rather stayed home... she assured us she was glad she got to go.

KC really missed the snow that was predicted but we still had a small amount on our seats anyway. I sat in it, but not with my jeans... nope... we sat in sleeping bags to help with heat. Hubby used blankets and decided that sleeping bags were the way to go. (Tbug and I had the sleeping bags). Yeah you're standing on the concrete in sleeping bags so don't use good ones, we got these for $9. But you aren't constantly having to readjust your blankets around you from all the up and down.

This was the Chiefs Veterans Day game. This flag was friggin awesome! The Marine Corp choir sang the National Anthem. The arrowhead flag was replaced with this one, but that's okay!

She swears she's glad she went but she looked like she was ready for -40˚ weather. She said the only thing cold on her was her nose/face and her toes. Not to bad huh? 


It apparently snowed back home on Sunday. We drove home with clear roads and hit the snow around Nevada. We got somewhere around 3".

And the game.... OH goodness the game was an edge of your seat game which really are the best. KC won 24-20 over the Seahawks.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

Okay maybe a few words... This last weekend was the start of Deer season in Missouri. There was youth season 2 weeks before but this was the official Deer Season. Tbug was with us and has wanted to go hunting with her daddy. Now she needs to go through Hunter Safety before she's allowed to hold a gun but she got up early Saturday morning and went out to the deer stand with her daddy to see if she'd even be interested in going through the Hunter Safety classes. They saw 2 deer but it might have been the same deer. Daddy says she wouldn't quit talking through and it wasn't a very big buck. Then grandpa's cows came and scared away any other chances they might have had. She still seems interested though... next up... Hunter Safety.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

El Dorado - Raymore, MO

Saturday was cold... Sunday was cold too, but Saturday was cold. I mentioned yesterday that it was supposed to snow on Saturday in Kansas City. It did but not like the predictions said but Maryville got it. My friends were at the Northwest Missouri game which was supposed to be played at Chiefs stadium but the game was moved north as the stadium was going to tarp the field for Sunday's game. After the game, Dan, Carlene and Danielle met us for dinner in Raymore.

While we were waiting on them to get here, this is the snow we experienced. This is the bed of hubby's truck. The roads were still clear though.

Carlene wanted Mexican food and they knew of this restaurant. She didn't know the name (kind of like hubby finding me that restaurant out in the middle of Kansas) I googled Mexican Restaurant Raymore, MO and this is the restaurant that came up. I was right. When I was googling I asked hubby what town and he said Raymore. I said El Dorado and he was like no, Raymore. I laughed and said, duh, that's the name of the restaurant I found. We had a good laugh about that.

I was so entranced by the beautiful, bright colors all throughout the restaurant :).

This salsa was extremely good. It was quite a bit different than most salsas but it was soooo yummy.

Tbug went with the Enchiladas Shrimp (2 shrimp enchiladas topped with spinach dip served with rice and black beans). Tbug wasn't crazy about the spinach dip on top but I sure liked it. I ate it with chips. She dug the grilled shrimp out of it and liked the shrimp.

I went with the Quesadilla Sincronizada (grilled flour tortilla layered with chicken, peppers, onions and tomatoes topped with another flour tortilla, cheese and enchilada sauce). OMG this was huge. I only made it through half. It was okay, it wasn't quite what I thought it was going to be but it was still very yummy.

Dan went with the Pick 3. He chose a taco, an enchilada, and a quesadilla.

Carlene got the Camarones Asados (grilled shrimp cooked with onions and tomatoes topped with cheese sauce and served with tortillas). Carlene said this was the reason she liked to come here. Must be good, right?

Danielle got a Chicken Chimichanga.

Hubby went with the Fajitas Texanas (grilled chicken, shrimp and steak)

Definitely good food. The service was interesting... but the food was good, so all is good, right?

Okay so this last picture... Carlene, Tbug and I ran to Walmart while the other three went to Academy after dinner. Carlene was digging her purse out of the truck and I was standing at the back of the truck and saw this cap. Carlene said that it was there when they left Joplin and made the ride all the way to Maryville and back to Raymore. They were seeing how long it would make it. By Sunday it was frozen to the bumper... lol :).

And that was our dinner at El Dorado.


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