Posts Tagged Kait

Interview with a teenager. Kait.

Thursday, November 29th, 2012 | Permalink

What is something I always say to you? “I try not to listen to you.”

What makes you happy? The Gators win a game.

What makes you sad? Failing at anything.

How do I make you laugh? You say idiotic stuff.

What do you think I was like as a child? You stole candy and hid in the bathroom eating it.  So a rebel. (FYI I’ve never stolen candy.  Or anything. But for some reason all of my children think this about me.)

How old are you? Me? 14….  17 Gosh.

How old am I? 37

How tall are you? 5’5”.       And a half.

What is your favorite thing to do? Eat steak.

What do I do when you’re not around? You cry.

What are you really good at? Nothing.  The jack of all trades is the ace of none.  I can do a lot of stuff but I’m not really good at anything.  Except being awesome.

What are you not really good at? Violin.

What does the president do? He symbolizes…  That’s pretty much all he does.  At least our current one.  He’s like the American eagle.  Except he doesn’t really symbolize freedom, he symbolizes debt and poverty and welfare.

What is your favorite food? Steak, mashed potatoes, and macaroni and cheese.

What do you and I do together? Everything. Especially since dad’s been deployed.

How are we the same? We both find stupid stuff hilarious.

How are you and I different? You’re a realist and I like people.

How do you know that I love you? You buy me stuff and clean the house and give me advice in a nice way.

What is one thing you wish you could change? Sometimes I wish that the sky was, like, purple or something.

What do you wish you could go and do with me? Eat steak. Or go to England.  Either works for me.

What is your job in our family? I am the master chef and I have to yell at kids all the time and make sure nobody is doing evil when you’re not looking and put stuff away and play music really loud that you hate.

What is your favorite room in the house? What kind of question is that?  The bathroom.  What the heck?  Like if there was only one room left what room would I want it to be?  Is that what kind of question this is?  Probably the kitchen.  I could just pee in the sink.  Don’t put that last part.  MAWM!!!!

What is your favorite animal? Fennec Fox

What has been your worst experience? Moving to Jacksonville.  It’s not bad now though.

What is your favorite color? Metallic-y gray blue-y

What is one piece of advice you have for me? Start spelling gray with an e.

What is the worst sound you’ve ever heard? That one sound that Taylor played that one night when we were at their house for dinner.  Like 2009.

What is your favorite song? Everybody wants to rule the world.

Do you have a favorite singer or band? I like Foster the People a lot.  But I also like Peter Cetera.  And… I like Jason Maraz.  OH TRAIN!  Train is one of my favorites too.

Where was the best place you’ve lived? Milton.  Well, I really liked Washington too.

What is your favorite show? This is a hard one.  Probably Psych.  But I really… It just depend on my mood.  Sometimes I really want to watch Merlin.  Sometimes I really want to watch Arrested Development and sometimes I REALLY REALLY REALLY WANT TO WATCH MODERN FAMILY BUT MOM HASN’T PREVIEWED ANY MORE OF THEM SO I CAN’T.

Do you have a superhero preference? Heck yes.  Batman for the win.  And Hawkeye.  I like Thor a lot too.  Oooh, and the Green Arrow.  I really like him too.

Can you think of any other questions I should ask you? Yeah.  You should ask me, “Kait, would you like to sleep in tomorrow and have me make you steak for breakfast and serve it to you in bed?”

Tater Quiche Bacon Amazingness

Saturday, November 17th, 2012 | Permalink

This one was born out of necessity.  We didn’t have enough potatoes to shred for the hash brown crust called for in the original recipe, so I thought I would use tater tots or french fries.  Turns out the tots were gone too, so fries it was.  The kid really liked it, even Kait who doesn’t much like eggs.  Except Ben.  He dislikes green peppers unless they’re fried.

I named it tater quiche but I’m thinking that a more bacon-y name would fit more appropriately since that was my kids’ favorite part of the dish.


I double this and use two pie plates

French or tater tots – enough to line the bottom of a pie plate
8 slices crispy fried bacon, broken into pieces
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
1 cup shredded cheese
1/2 cup milk
3 eggs
1/2 tsp salt

Line the bottom of your pie plate with fries.  Cook them according to the bags instructions until they are very well done, but not burned.  Usually this is a little longer than calls for on the bag.

While these are cooking, get your cooked and broken bacon, veggies, and cheese and mix them all together in a bowl.  Mix your milk, eggs, and salt in another bowl. I use my big measuring cup for this and I pour a couple tablespoons of bacon grease into it too because it always seems like the right thing to do at the time.  When your fries are good and done, pour the veggie mix over them, then pour your milk mix over the veggie mix.  Bake for 25 minutes at 425.

I sliced this up with a pizza cutter because it cuts stuff like this very smoothly.  You can serve this with ketchup or salsa.  Most of my kids ate it without sauce at all.


cheese crust mac-mac

Thursday, November 15th, 2012 | Permalink

Deliciousness like you’ve never known.  We started making this macaroni and cheese for Thanksgiving 20 or so years ago and it has been a Thanksgiving staple since.

This cheese crust macaroni and cheese is a family favorite and it goes a long way.  It can be a side dish or a main dish or a breakfast or a midnight snack…

So I will eat it in a box
and I will eat it with a fox
and I will eat it in a house
and I will eat it with a mouse
and I will eat it here and there
Say! I will eat it ANYWHERE!

I have many young children.

What you need:

Rectangle baking dish
2 lbs macaroni noodles
1/4 cup butter
3 eggs
1 tsp salt
1 small can evaporated milk (not sweetened condensed milk. We made a mistake once.)
2 lbs chedder cheese.  Plus more maybe.  Go ahead and plan on 3 lbs.  Seriously.

Cook your noodles as instructed on the box.  Drain them and add your butter and about atleast a pound of cheese, shredded or diced.  Stir it like you mean it, allowing the cheese to get good and melty and the noodles to cool for a bit. Next you’ll want to add your eggs and evaporated milk.  Throw some salt in there too.

Here is where I should really post a picture because it’s hard to explain this next part without showing you.  I’ll try to remember to snap a photo the next time I make this.
What you’ll want to do is grease your baking pan with butter.  Grease it good, then you’ll take sliced cheese and stick it all over the inside of a greased dish, up on the sides too.  Make sure the entire dish is layered with cheese.  Then pour your macaroni mix into the dish and layer the top with more slices of chedder cheese.

Bake this concoction at 375 for 1 hour and serve it up with some salt and a glass of coke.  Or whatever drink you like.  If you don’t want your cheese to be too crusty on top you can cover it loosely with foil until the last 10 minutes of baking time.

Best Pancakes

Thursday, November 15th, 2012 | Permalink

Just do yourself a favor and pick up a box of Krusteaz pancake mix.  Read the directions on the box and do what it says.  Also makes good waffles.


Syrup should be the butter kind.  I’m serious.

Misunderstood T. rex

is a blog we are putting together as our family of ten grows. The blog is called Misunderstood T. rex because, like the infamous dinosaur, our large family is often misunderstood, profiled, and categorized simply because of our collective number of teeth.
This is a blog to help me remember our favorite recipes, and to help our future sons and daughters-in-law find out more about their spouses, what meals they like, and other things we'll throw into the mix.
There will also likely be drawings of T. rex's here and there because I draw T. rex's, being that we're practially related and all. Also, I'm not exactly sure what the plural for Tyrannosaurus Rex should be.
This introduction is much longer than I had planned.