Saturday, September 14, 2013

Creamy Spaghetti Sauce

15 oz Tomato Sauce
10 oz Cream of Mushroom Soup
1/4 cup of milk

Mix ingredients into a sauce pan and cook over a medium heat.  While over heat stir the mixture until sauce has a consistent texture and sauce has reached desired temperature.  This mixture provides enough sauce for 1 pound of cooked noodles.

Cooked meat can be added to the sauce for variety to the sauce.  I personally like my sauce to have a little meet in it.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Closed Door

Sad is the day
What can I say
My dreams have been crushed
I have been brushed
Outside where I want to be
How can I see
Inside the joy
That I could employ
Now that I am outside the door
That I adore

(Inspired by a 2 year old)
©2013 Brady Burgener

Potato Casserole

5 cup -- Sliced potatoes
2 cup -- Mushroom gravy
1/4 cup -- Water
1/4 cup -- Cooked beef (shredded or diced)
1/8 cup -- Chopped onions
1/4 cup -- Shredded cheese

Preheat oven to 400F

In a 9X9 glass pan evenly distribute the sliced potatoes and chopped onions.  Heat up mushroom gravy and mix in water and cooked beef.  Evenly spread gravy over the potatoes. 

Cook in oven for 45 minutes.

Remove from oven and evenly spread cheese over casserole.

Cook in oven an addition 25 minutes or until potatoes are to desired texture.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


3 large eggs
1 tablespoon of shredded cheese
1 tablespoon of chopped green onions
1 tablespoon of chopped green peppers
1 tablespoon of cooked meat
Onion powder
Garlic powder
Ground black pepper
1 teaspoon of vegetable oil

Put the vegetable oil in a small pan over a medium heat.  Allow to the pan to warm up.  Place the green onions, green peppers, and cooked meat in the pan until they are cooked to the desired texture or color.

While the above is warming and cooking, beat the eggs in a bowl.  Mix in a dash of onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and ground black pepper.

Remove the green onion mixture from the pan and place in a dish (this mixture will be added back in later).  Pour the egg mixture into the hot pan over a medium heat.  Allow the eggs to sit and cook a few seconds to create a small barrier on the bottom of the eggs.  Sprinkle the cheese and green onion mixture over the eggs. 

Allow the eggs to continue to sit and cook until you notice the edges are solid.  When you notice the edges to be solid, use a pancake turner or spatula to fold the eggs approximately in half.  Allow the eggs to cook a few more minutes, then turn over the eggs in the pan.  Continue to cook the eggs until they are solid all the way through.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Minotaurus by LEGO

Box information
  • Number of players : 2-4
  • Ages : 7+
  • Time : 20 -30
If you like to play with LEGOs this might be the game for you.  When you open the box you are greeted with three bags of LEGO parts, one green board, one set of instruction on how to set up the board, and one set of instruction on how to play.  In the instruction of how to play it indicates that once you know how to play the base game, then you can start adding personal rules and change up the board as you would find to be more enjoyable.

A player can be under 7 to play the game, but the game may go more slowly than if played otherwise.  If playing with a child under 7, then they may need additional instruction from an older player throughout the game.  It is not recommended to play around children under 3 years old due to the size of pieces that can cause a choking hazard.

Before you can start your first game you will have to assemble the game board.  This will take you some time based on how well you can assemble the LEGO pieces.  The good news is that you can either completely disassemble the game board or you can leave it in the assembled condition when you are done.  The reason you can leave it assembled when you are done, is that the box it comes in is designed to be able to accommodate an assembled game.

This game is versatile, it can be set up to be played by the youngest player or you can change it up to become a challenging game for the older players.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Sunless Morning Sky

As I look up into the dark sky, I begin to anticipate what will come with the day.  I look deep into the vast sunless darkness, with the millions of tiny light looking back.  My gaze drifts to the belt of Orion and see many more light dancing about.  The breeze is chilling as time passes.  Then a beam of heavenly light shows up in a blink of an eye and dances across the sky.  As it goes it make many daughter beams that don't last as long.  As fast as it showed up it disappears from before my eye.  Did it make it or did it disintegrate.  I will never know, but at least I was there to see it go by.

©2013 Brady Burgener