Monday, June 18, 2012

This and That

Brady played on a middle school team tennis league this spring that ended in early June.    Eric put together this group of middle school kids from our school district.  Each team is made up of 3 boys and 3 girls.  They play singles, mixed doubles and boys/girls doubles against other leagues in the area.  Brady played so well...he was undefeated in singles and only lost two doubles matches all season.  They came in 2nd place.  They had a chance to come in 1st place, but on the night of the final, it rained and they didn't get to play.  And because of vacations and such, the season ended without rescheduling the final. 

I have always preferred dark black mulch.  I have never even considered anything else.  Except for when my husband called home from work to see if I wanted almost free mulch that one of the truckers offered him.  I decided it was worth a try....and guess what?!   I like it a lot!  I think it matches really well with our brick.  This makes me think I should be more open minded about other things too!


I made french dip sandwiches yesterday for Eric for Father's Day.  He loved them!  If you were the one who posted the recipe, or you know where it came from, please let me know so I can give credit where credit is due.  This was so quick and easy!

2 cans Campbell's french onion soup
2 tbs. worchestershire sauce
yellow pepper rings
1lb. thin sliced roast beef

Heat soup and sauce on stovetop until boiling.  Add roast beef.  Add mixture to buns.  We topped ours with cheese and yellow pepper rings.  Bake sandwiches in 400 degree oven for 3 minutes.  Serve with remaining dipping sauce.  That's it!

Have yourself a great week!


Val said...

I adore french dipped sandwiches. Your mulch looks great. I hope you all had a wonderful Fathers Day weekend.

Cindy said...

Good for Brady! The mulch looks great and so do those sandwiches!! Happy Monday!

Cindy said...

yeah for brady and his team!!:) bummer about the rained out game...kinda not fair!:(
your mulch looks great. and you are so cute about being open minded...!:)
dave loves french dip. he smoked a prime rib last night for his big day. everyone loved it except me...soooo not a red meat eater. that's why he made chicken for mothers day!!:)
have a happy day kerri

Holly said...

I use to make similar sandwiches with provolone cheese-- but we haven't had them in a long time, so thanks for the idea!

Way to go Brady!! I hate that they didn't finish... I know he would have won first place!

Your mulch looks great! I HATE to work in the yard... But we always get black mulch too, I guess bc we always have. Yours looks nice though too!

Susan R said...

The mulch looks great. We have the exact same color and it looks great too...when the storms aren't blowing it all over the yard.
Kudos to Brady, maybe the kids can drum up their own finals.

Karina said...

Congrats to Brady. What a great experience for such a young man. those sammys look divine - and so des your mulch. I've never even considered Black mulch - humm. Funny how we can get into a rut. I suppose that's our way of not becoming overwhelmed with all of life's possibilities - but change can be good.

Kris said...

I love french dips! I bet those were good!! I loved your previous post of you and your Dad!

sloan said...

the french dips look so yummy!! sorry about brady's last game not being played - this happens in sailing all the time (being totally dependent on weather of course) and it can be so frustrating - that's a bad break :(

ps - it's been really fun to "see" you on instagram :)

yaya said...

Hey, that mulch looks always makes anything look ultra great..but even if it wasn't free, it still looks perfect with your home. Congrats to Brady and the team for a good season! That sandwich does look yummy. It's not my recipe but that won't stop me from stealing it!

Kerri @OhMann! said...

Go Brady!
Love the mulch and the sandwiches look like they were so hard! Need to try them! :)

Nicolle said...

Great tennis picture. Way to go, Brady!

I'm just like you, I would normally go with the black mulch, but your new stuff looks wonderful. It does match your house just right. I love it.

The sandwiches look good and I will for sure be making those.

ps. I think I had your hairstyle in the post below too! In fact, I know those bangs well. :))

Stef said...

So glad that the recipe made it to your blog!!

corners of my life said...

Looking forward to trying this "easy" recipe.

Dana @ Bungalow'56 said...

Kerri, I saw this on instagram and it looked good. The recipe is so simple I will definitely be trying it!

Barb said...

I think the mulch looks great! And I just wrote down your french dip recipe. Sounds delish!

Cindy said...

Believe it or not, I just made this. I was looking for a good quick recipe amd knew I could count on your blog! It was easy and so good...everybody loved it. Thanks!

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