How Thoughtless Of Me

I’ve been so busy boring y’all with pictures of my summer clothes that I’ve completely forgotten to bore you with pictures of the goslings!

They’re getting so big…

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Really, I should be ashamed that I don’t offer you a wider variety of boring material from which to choose.

Please know that I will try to do better.

Also, a couple of people have emailed me to ask what my favorite kind of white t-shirt is.

And while I would love to tell you that I rely on some super-secret fashion find to carry me through the summer months, I cannot.

Because I am all about what Sister and I like to refer to as THE WHITE STAG COLLECTION.

You can find it exclusively at your local Walmarts.

Look for the t-shirts on the shelves – not hanging up – and for about $7 a piece, you can find some cute (and durable) white t-shirts with just a hint of stretch to them. They’re available from XS to 5X – something for every size of the fashion rainbow.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I COOKED AGAIN, so I’m going to serve supper to my family. Tonight I’m making Maria’s crockpot chicken, and I threw a couple of cans of black beans in a few minutes ago because I am a little obsessed with black beans right now and believe them to be nature’s most perfect food with the exception of the sweet potato.

That is all.

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  1. I second the motion on black beans…I crave Q’Doba burritos all the time because of them!!

  2. We eat mountains of black beans here. I think it was my daughter’s first food.

    Oh, and our little goslings are growing up, too. I thought we had 3 of them but in fact 5 more just came out of the woodwork. As long as they don’t grow up to be the late night honkers their parents are!

  3. You’re gonna blink and they won’t be goslings any! Sorry, totally cheesy and I couldn’t resist.

  4. Best Black Beans ever….and easy too!

    2 cans black beans (drained)
    1 large onion
    2 large green bell peppers (seeds removed)
    2 tbls chopped garlic
    2 heaping Tbls cumin
    1/2 c oil
    2 tsps salt (or more to taste)

    In food processor puree beans, onion, garlic and peppers. Add cumin and salt.
    In large skillet – heat oil – pour in black bean mixture. Stir over med- high heat until misture begins to bubble. Keep stirring till it thickens to refried bean consistency.
    You can serve this as a cold bean dip or serve warm on tostada shells with shredded cheese, lettuce and tomatoes.
    I have gotten requests for this recipe every time I make it. ENJOY

  5. That’s cumin powder…

  6. Now?

    Mother’s Day is perfect.

  7. I am a White Stag girl myself.

  8. What sweet goslings. Now is that Go Diego Go in the second shot?

  9. You know my passion for WM fashion. I just bought some great Tee’s from WM that are by George. They are under 10.00 and go great under my suits which are the new dress code for the downtown location…ugh. I love having the simple tee under my suits and some cute jewelry!!

  10. BooMama..
    I think you have influence in the world just slightly less than the Pope. And since the Reformation, who really listens to the Pope, anyway.

    So, let’s talk about local food. And, honey, that’s not Wal-Mart. Let’s talk about those things that grow in our backyard…that grow in MS, GA, AK…that don’t take a whole lotta carbon credits to get to the market.

    You are quite the voice…and I would so TOTALLY love it if we could spend a few moments about eating local!

  11. Not bored…those fuzzy goslings are just so cute!
    ‘Hope you enjoyed your chicken and black beans. I’m looking forward to reading the recipes this week and seeing if I can actually cook something new. I have two of the biggest food critics in the world to feed (can you say like Father/ like son?), so I hope to find something that makes them want to sing, I like it, I love it and want some more of it, ya know?

  12. They are growing up so fast. They are beautiful. :)


  13. Your goslings are cute. And the dinner you made sounds yummy. Hope you had a great mothers day.

  14. how flattered am I? hope you all enjoyed it, it’s not fancy, but with 3 boys and a newly moved in niece, I take easy over fancy ANY day. Hope you had a great Mother’s Day.

  15. How precious are those little creatures! They have grown. Kinda like watching our kids grow.

    Dinner sounds wonderful. I can’t wait to sit down and read some of them. WOW! You sure did get a great response from all the internets on that one!

  16. Do you think the mother goose is carrying extra weight from all those babies? And if so, does she have a longer expiration date on her baby fat?

    These are the things I think about.

  17. Oh, I have a great, easy black bean recipe. Also, somewhere in a magazine I once saw a black bean and sweet potato burrito. Right up your alley!

    Chicken tostados:

    Dice raw chicken breast and cook in skillet. Add a couple of sliced green onions until they are a little cooked. Add one pkg of taco seasoning and some water and 1 can of black beans and simmer.

    Heat tostado shells in the oven for a few minutes, then top with mixture and cheese and heat until cheese melts. Garnish with avocado and sour cream and salsa if desired.

    This mixture is also good over rice, or on a soft flour tortilla. My kids like to just eat it plain, while my dh and I like the tostados.

  18. Those guys are gettin’ big!

    Sounds like some yummy dinner :-)

    I like those t-shirts at Walmart, too!

  19. chrissie says:

    I love the goslings! I’m reminded when I was a kid, when my family would sing, ‘The goslings are crying, because their mammy’s dead’, my sister would start bawling and make us stop. We tease her about that to this day….:)

  20. I love Walmart, too! They do have the best clothes and the cheapest clearance! The only thing is, up here at least, they don’t have hardly ANY maternity clothes! Their whole maternity section is like one rack. Oh, well. :)

  21. Hi, :-)

    I left you a recipe the other day, but you talking about black beans reminded me of my “summer staple”. Here in Texas it just gets down right too hot to cook in the summer, so we have this at least twice a week. Enjoy. :-)

    Black Bean “Salad”

    1 can of black beans (Drained)
    1 can of Fiesta Corn; drained (Green Giant or Del Monte)
    1 can of black olives, sliced and drained
    1 green bell pepper, chopped
    1 onion, chopped (I like Noonday)
    1 jar of roasted red bell pepper, chopped and drained.
    2 cloves of garlic, minced
    Season with:
    Red Pepper
    Chili powder
    and squeeze on a little lime juice. One lime should do it.

    Mix it all in a big ol’ bowl. :-) Put on tortillas with sour cream, cheese, whatever toppings you like. No cooking required, it tastes great and with all of those vegetables it has to be good for you. :-)


  22. How about sweet potatoes MIXED with black beans? Oh, and I’m so thrilled to let you know that we have 3 Gee-goo families in our area too! (Gee-goo is the official term for geese around my household) One family has 3 little ones and the other two each have 5! I literally teared up when I took my kids to see them! They are just so stinkin’ cute! And I thought of you and Alex and “Fresh Market” the whole time! Don’t ya love spring?