Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Menopausal crap is not for sissy's!

My emotions are off the chart!! I go from one extreme to the other! This menopausal crap is not for sissy's! Wish it would stop!!
LOL I WANNA BE A SISSY!!!
My poor DH gets most of it!! tee hee He needs to find a job! Too much togetherness is getting old! I don't have not one minute to myself, when that happens I can't think?? I start something & he wants to know what I'm doing & I get distracted so don't get what I want to get done, done!! What are you doing?? What's for (insert course or food choice)?? Why are you doing that?? Who's that for???
He went to the temp agency yesterday & today NO WORK!! They are closed tomorrow:( I'm supposed to be the one to stay home!! So not fair!!
HI HO off to work I go!!

I stopped at Walmart after work yesterday & seen one of my Papa's friends. Haven't seen him in a long time, I cried!


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Monday, December 29, 2008

Good morning!!

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Just being silly!!

I FOUND IT!!!

Thank You Lord!!!

I was really starting to question my sanity!!
I took a step back & went & sprayed my shower with cleaner, stripped the bed. Then got a scrubber & got in the shower & scrubbed away, praying & thinking. Where did I see it last. Coffee table was the answer?? I was also sorting cards & envelopes??
IT WAS IN THE BOX WITH THE CARDS!!!!! Yippee!!!


Ughhhhhhhh!!

That's all I'm saying!! LOL
My Mom bought me a purse pattern awhile back & I CAN'T FIND IT???? I have searched everywhere, tore places apart UGHHHH what a mess!!

Pat YES I'm a Jersey girl!!
When my Dad was in the Navy he was stationed in Jacksonville NC in 1957 my older brother was born there. I was born in Conn. at the Naval base. My parents grew up in Irvington, NJ. They moved here in 1985 after all my grand parent had passed away. My older brother & his wife moved to SC 2 weeks before they moved. My little brother came down with my parents. I was married & living in Short Hills. Then moved here in 1989. Got divorced & he went back to NJ yippee!! I stayed & got remarried to a southern man!! LOL what a difference!!


Sunday, December 28, 2008

Good Sunday Morning!!

Having a beautiful sunny warm day!! It's 64 already!

Here's the Lemon Frisbee's! LOL
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I finally made Sausage gravy that was edible!! Not bad for a Jersey girl!!
Usually it comes out like glue Ewwwwwwwwww I did made it browner than normal cause I have a problem with eating white things!! I wanted to take a picture with it over biscuits, but it was so good we couldn't stop eating!! LOL

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My Christmas catus has bloomed!! I love the hint of color on it!

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Then around Thanksgiving I won a fabric wall hanging kit from Kim & she had added a cat panel & I had no idea what to do with it?? So she has one posted that she made here I totally love it!! So I shamelessly stole borrowed her basic idea! I so love it!! Need to find some fabric for borders!

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Friday, December 26, 2008

Had a fun Christmas Day!

We had a good time at the in-laws!! No stores were open on the way LOL I took a travel mug of coffee. By the time we got there I had to goooooo!!! It's 80 miles one way!! My back is bothering me from sitting that long. We were there about an hour & no one offered us anything to drink. So I got up & made myself at home, went in the kitchen & said yumm can I have some of that coffee??
Then all of DH's step mom's GD's & their kids got there & we ate yummm steak, salad, broccoli casserole, baked potatoes, french fries & garlic bread. She all kinds of pies & she told me she made a yellow cake w/chocolate icing just for me!! LOL No whipped cream, I told her she didn't have to go & make me anything special. She said I was special & if I wanted something sweet it was there!! Awwwww I had to eat a slice & all the kids went for it too!! Then we played Dirty Santa!! LOL was too funny!! I ended up with a bath set from Bath & Body Works & DH got a cute flashlight. We also both won door prizes he got a box of Russell Stover's truffles & I got a perpetual calendar!! yippiee!!

I'm going to look online for which store has the best deal on meat & cook something to pick on all weekend! Wanting to something in the crockpot? So I can work on some sewing projects!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas eve day



Hope all y'all are ready!!

Norma thank you so much for the Sugar cookie & icing recipes!! Can't wait to try them!

I did make your peanut brittle, YUMMMMM took some into work & the boys ate it all up!!
Thank you!

I made those Lemon Snowballs LOL mine came out flat tee hee so they are Lemon Frisbee's here!! Not enough lemon for me. Ill try to get a picture later. I need to get my butt in gear for work!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Tote Bag is finally finished!

Can't believe it's finished!! Has the worst directions ever!! LOL So I tossed them aside & winged it! Straps were made longer than said directions plus put on the same side instead of across the top! Needs a final pressing.
I know Mom is going to love it!!

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Fun Saturday!

Susan & I had a great time baking we laughed, cried & talked!
This is going to be a rough ride for her & I will be there for her every step of the way.
We made:
Lemon bars
Walnut crescents
Peanut butter chocolate chips
Chocolate chips
Thumb prints
Mincemeat (ewwww)
SALTINE CRACKER TOFFEE!! OMGosh is that good!!
Cranberry somethings?? don't remember?
And some cream cheese dough that we shot out of a cookie press LOL that was too funny!!

Got home & fixed leftover pork roast, broccoli & made crashed potatoes. Took out some chicken & had it simmering to take off the bone to make chicken with Parmesan noodles tomorrow after church.
Then went food shopping?? Everything is soooo expensive?? But I did manage to get a few deals!! I got 2 thick sliced country ham steaks marked down for $1.73. 2 rotisserie chicken thighs & legs for $1.99 they were $ 3.99 had a 2 dollar off coupon on it!! Those were the 2 best!! Don't want to bore y'all!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Heavenly Chicken Starter

Heavenly Chicken Starter

5 cups cubed cooked chicken
4 ounces butter (2 Tbsp.)
8 tablespoons flour (1/2 cup)

4 cups chicken stock
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon black pepper (1/2 tsp.)
1 teaspoon salt (omitted)
1/2 teaspoon rosemary -- crushed
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon sage
1 medium pinch saffron (opt)

In a large saucepan melt butter over medium heat until bubbling but
not browning. Whisk in flour ( and a small amount of stock. Add remaining stock, stirring contstantly) and cook for 5 minutes, stirring
continuously. Slowly stir in chicken stock until well blended. Add spices and cook until mixture thickens, stirring constantly. Stir in chicken. Ladle mixture into freezer bags and seal. Freeze.

TO USE STARTER:
CHICKEN POT PIE: Add diced carrots and peas, bake under pastry crust.
(Or cut canned biscuits in quarters and place on top.)

CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS: Add carrots and peas, simmer, drop on dumpling
dough, cover and cook.

CHICKEN A LA KING: Add sliced mushrooms, simmer. Serve over toast or
in puff pastry shells.
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CHIZO CHICKEN CASSEROLE: Add a vegetable, a starch, a crunchy topping
and bake.

TETRAZZINI: Mix with cooked spaghetti or linguine, top with shredded
cheese and bake.


Wirlwind 2 day's!

Wow it's been 2 busy day's! I worked yesterday here at the house started at 10:30 & didn't finish till 8:00. Then today I went to the old salon & helped 2 girls doing shampoo's! LOL I'm outta pratice my arms & back are really sore. I went in at 8 & finished around 2.It was really nice to see the 'friday ladies" I got so many hugs, miss you & I love you's I almost cried! Brought them cookies plus some for Joker! Joker went on the laptop & looked at his ebay stuff. I also put a washer up on Craig's list for him & it sold already!

DH woke up throwing up ewwwwwwww he's feeling better tonight. I took out some Heavenly chicken starter & made chicken rice soup. So far he's kept that down along with some ginger ale.

I hope to work on Mom's tote bag tomorrow. The pattern's directions are really kooky?? I have ditched them & doing it my way!! LOL


These sound yummy!

LEMON SNOWBALLS

½ cup butter (no sub.)

2/3 cups sugar

1 egg

¼ cup lemon juice

1 tbs. Grated lemon rind

1 ¾ cups A.P flour

¼ tsp. B.S.

¼ tsp. Cream of tarter

¼ salt

½ cup finely chopped almonds

In a mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar and egg until well blended. Add lemon juice and peel. Combine flour, B.S. c of t. and salt; stir into creamed mixture. Add almonds. Cover and refrigerate the dough for one hour or overnight. Roll into 1in. balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 F for 10-12 mins. or until bottoms are lightly browned (cookies will not brown on the top). Remove immediately to wire racks; cool for 5 mins, then roll in icing sugar. About 3 doz. Truffles


Sunday, December 14, 2008

Fun!!

Had a great day!! Just putzed around doing piddle stuff!!
Church was great today too!!

Just had a scattered brain idea & this is what the out come was! LOL

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I'm a blog junkie!! LOL

I have been reading blogs & having way too much fun!! I found I can go to google hit more near the top, than blogs. Than you can type in what you want to look at at!!
I love this one!!

http://www.filminthefridge.com/

I won a pattern at this one! Thank you Linda

http://sewing.craftgossip.com/win-1-of-3-pay-it-forward-little-frosty-doll-patterns/2008/12/08/
Than this one has 2 cute patterns to download!

http://bettestomorrowstreasures.com/store/WsAncillary.asp?ID=11


It's about quarter after 5am here LOL


Hummm how come they are not clickable??? Tried something to see if that worked???
COOL it worked!!

Cookies & Fudge OH MY!!

Sugar cookies recipe from Allrecipes
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Chocolate chips recipe from back of bag. My oven is 25 degrees off these baked for 8 minutes?? Plus my dough was warm so quit last night hope to finish baking them this morning!
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Never fail fudge recipe on the Fluff jar
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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Yippiee didn't cook breakfast!

Here's what I did today
I was up early lol so what else is new??!! We had bought tickets for a pancake breakfast from my niece on Thanksgiving. Yes yippee they were for today!! So off we went at 8:15 to eat. Hit a few yard sales bought polar bear salt & pepper shakers they are Pfaltzgraff for a buck!! Than hit the dollar store & food store. Got stuff to make chocolate chip cookies, fudge & sugar cookies!

Made 4 wonder wallets, have a few more to make!! Got our 5 dollar gift exchange with DH's family done! Found lining fabric for a tote/purse I'm making for my Mom!
I took out some turkey & stock was thinking soup but DH requested turkey & pastry. So off to make granny's pastry! Oh & fudge is made!!
Looking for a simple easy sugar cookie recipe! What ya got???


Monday, December 8, 2008

Trying to stay positive!

Today was court day, very stressful! Left here at 7am & just got in a few minutes ago. We were the last 2 in the court room before their lunch break. The judge said he owed 37 thousand dollars in back child support for the last five years. My heart & tummy hit the floor thought I was going to be sick. I started praying really hard!!! Than she's reading still & it all got crazy from there?? Turns out they never closed the paperwork from 5 years ago when his youngest turned 18! WAHOOO she terminated it all from Oct. 11, 2003 released him from all obligations!! Thank you God!!

I'm starving & champagne sounds like a good idea!!
But I have wine LOL
OK I'm gonna be sick now
My bestest friend just called her Mom just found out she has cancer. They are going to do surgery a week from Wed.

Stop the world I wanna get off!!




Sunday, December 7, 2008

Crumb Coffee Cake (like Entenmann’s)

Crumb Coffee Cake (like Entenmann’s)

3 3/4 cups flour
1 3/4 cups sugar
1/4 pound butter (l stick), softened
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
2/3 cup milk

Topping:
1/4 pound (1 stick) butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 pinch salt
confectioner’s sugar (for dusting)

(1) Mix together in a large bowl flour, sugar, baking powder, salt; and set aside 2 cups of this mixture for the topping.
(2) Add butter, eggs and milk to flour mixture in large bowl and mix well.
(3) Grease and flour a 13-inch rectangle baking pan. (I used PAM spray w/flour)
(4) Spread batter in prepared pan.
(5) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
(6) For Topping: Take the 2 cups of reserved flour mixture and add to the butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. Mix together with your fingers until blended and lumps begin to form when you squeeze the mixture making small pea-sized crumbs.
(7) Cover the entire cake with the crumbly mixture.
(8) Bake for 30 minutes.
(9) When cooled, dust with confectioner’s sugar


Saturday, December 6, 2008

Yesterday & Today!!

Mom & I looked at some books she got at the thrift store yesterday. She looked at some plates there & we looked them up online by the name of the company. Found out how much they were & we went thrift shopping! I bought 3 1/2 pairs of salt & pepper shakers.
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We bought this: www.honeyhousenaturals.com/products
the first one in the vanilla smells really great & feels fabulous!
Then we went back to her house for lunch she made a Tabula salad that was from a box. Middle East was the brand & it was really good. We both enjoyed our day!!
I made hot open faced turkey sandwiches with leftover corn & stuffing for dinner yummy!
It was 65 here Thursday I put my bathing suit on & let the sun heat up my back than sat in the hot tub!
It's 53 here now. Think I'm going to go chill with 2 books Mom gave me ones scrap quilts & the other is making homemade soap.
tee hee Mom's town is small I went to the post office & was in & out in 3 minutes???

Wow so I was chilling out & my cell phone rang don't reconize the number, answer it anyway! I'm glad I did!! It was my old room mate when I first moved back into my house! He got married in March & has an 11 week old baby boy. I'm so in shock!!
Was really great talking to him!!


Yesterday

My Mom is coming over this morning. I have nite nite cinammon buns in the oven now, smells so good!!
I have a turkey to roast today too. Need to run out at some point & get stuffing!



Mom & I had a fabulous day. I trimmed her hair up & then we laid out a quilt on the kitchen table. She has to make 2 more blocks. We looked at a new magazine & oohed & ahhhed over the quilts. Helped me with getting the turkey in the oven.
Ate cinammon buns with tea. Then called my older brother & my SIL's Mom & we all met at Brooklyn pizza. Skylar came too!
So we made plans for me to go to her house tomorrow. Sort thru some patterns & fabrics, eat lunch & go to the thrift store. I also have to go to the PO sometime & mail out a package.