Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wahoo what a deal!!

Good morning!!

I stopped on the way home yesterday to get my cruise control handle fixed!! So I'm back up & running. My thread keeps breaking so they said my tension is too tight. So I adjusted it & it still needs a bit more tweaking!

So I went to the yard sale meet last night, one canceled till next week. Met the other one. Than I was standing around these 4 ladies I hang out with. One had a no show on a Rival Roaster Oven. She said if you want it I'll sell it to you for 5 bucks!! LOL SWEET!! It has a couple of chips on the front but it's never been used!! It doesn't have a manual so have to figure out how to work it!! Guess google will be my friend!!

Anyone have recipes for it??? Please!!

Monday, April 27, 2009

I'm on a roll!!

Yippie I got the binding on the red white & blue quilt!!

Than made another tote, more like a purse!! Hope to get another one done so I can take them downtown! I hope they sell!!

This one is finished now even put velcro on it!!

Our church senior day was fun!! Lunch was excellent!! My cake went over big!! Tasted more like a carrot cake without the carrots & raisins! I wish I could find the one I used to make!

My cruise control on my sewing stopped working right in the middle of sewing :( so not happy!! I call the shop today they told me the lady could come out to look at it. I came home from work to try & straighten up LOL need more than a day!! Anyway I moved the hand control & the wire fell out!!?? So I called them back & she said to bring it in & she could fix it!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Good Sunday Morning!

Our fish fry dinner last night was good along with a chat from the pastor! Told us what to expect next week with the membership!!

I started a tote bag last night & already finished it & got half way done on another!! I made it smaller than the other 2 came out cute will try to post pictures after church. Today is senior citizen day at church along with a lunch!! Yummy some of those ladies really can cook!! I made an oatmeal cake with a brown sugar, coconut icing that you cook than add conf. sugar & make fluffy! Hope it's good, cause it looks good!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Thrift Store Finds Today!!

DH & I went to this new place down town they had an add on Craig's List for handmade consignments. I talked to the guy & said YES he was interested in seeing my stuff!! Said wish I had brought some down they are having a sort of festival tomorrow. I said I just wanted to check out the shop first!! So I need to get a few totes ready!!
They we went across the street to Vintage Values. Housewares were if they were 5 dollars or under they were half off!! Sweet I got a brand new rice cooker & Christmas mug set . They have a price tag from JC Penny's on the bottom $29.99!!! LOL I done good today!!

And here's the Sunbonnet Sue Quilt

Wahoo another quilt off the frame!!

My Mom pieced the top for Susan's Mom. All it needs is the binding!! I'm off today so hopefully I can get it done! I have a Sun Bonnet Sue quilt to load up for a hair client. Her MIL made it & she just passed. She wants it for her hubbies birthday in June. It's getting just a meander cause the piecing is not great. She didn't use a satin stitch for the applique. So she fine with that will help hold it all together! I'll get a picture when I get it loaded. LOL first I have to finishing pressing the back & sew it together!!

Has anyone seen this site Quilting on a Budget?? I wanna try the press & seal!!

I was messing around with irons LOL trying to get 1 outta 2 LOL The one in the front didn't have a gasket just all the black looking tar on the counter. Shame on you Rowenta!!

My last day at the salon is tomorrow!!!! Yippiee NO MORE 6 days for me!! I just can't do it!!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Crock Pot Stuffed Steak

1 1/2-2 lbs round steaks
1 teaspoon salt (to taste)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups prepared stuffing
1 (10 1/2 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
1 (1 1/4 ounce) envelope dry onion soup mix
1 (10 1/2 ounce) can water (use soup can)
Pound the salt, garlic powder and black pepper into the steak.
Lay the stuffing on top of the steak and roll up jelly-roll style.
Place toothpicks in steak to hold in place.
Place the steak in the crock pot.
Mix the cream of mushroom soup, dry onion soup mix and water in bowl until smooth.
Pour over the steak in the crock pot.
Cook on low for about 6 hours.
Thicken the broth for gravy if you like.
Serve with mashed potatoes, if desired.
Slice the steak into serving pieces

Stuffed Green Pepper Soup

Stuffed Green Pepper Soup

2 lbs hamburger
2 cups uncooked rice
4 green peppers (chopped)
1 large onion (chopped)
4 stalks celery (chopped)
8 ounces fresh mushrooms (chopped)
3 garlic cloves (minced)
4 (29 ounce) cans tomato sauce
1 (29 ounce) can diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons fresh basil (minced) or 2 teaspoon dried basil
salt and pepper (to taste)

In a 12" skillet cook hamburger and onion for 10 minutes or until meat is browned and no longer pink.
Add garlic and cook just until fragrant. Set aside.
In a medium saucepan bring 2 cups water to a boil. Add uncooked rice, cover and remove from heat for 5 minutes, fluff with fork and set aside.
In 6-quart crock pot or dutch oven add hamburger mixture, green peppers, celery, mushrooms, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper.
Cook at low temperature just until peppers are softened but still have a little crunch to them.
Add rice and serve.

I used brown rice I cooked last night. I also added a 1/2 of an onion when I browned the beef.

*****Edit to add this was fabulous & easy!!******

Still goinggggggggg!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

Ugggghhhhh what a nite!! Roomie woke us up at 3:15, with a loud crash. Not knowing what it was I was standing up before I knew it!! LOL I go she's in the bathroom so I say her name & are you alright & what was that noise?? She opens the door & points at herself & said it was me. With that she falls forward & hits her head on the door frame & I'm like WTH, put my arms out to catch her & she's dead weight. So I knew I couldn't do anything without hurting myself. I just held on to her as she went to the floor. I yell for DH he comes running said is she diabetic? LOL I say yes, no she hypoglycemic!! I run & get a glass of OJ & she's not responding fast enough I said should we call 911?? He's like no not yet it will cost a fortune!! So she did this in the salon one time & I'm thinking, the window washer lady helped me that time as I was running to call 911. What did she do??? She gave her OJ too?? Oh, she put some sugar in it!! LOL I whip the glass from her & go put a spoonful of sugar in it. DH's is like don't try & kill her with sugar!! I'm like I'm not!!! But all in all that worked!!! Then I was so fired up I couldn't go back to sleep!! So I played on the Internet looking for that recipe with no luck:( I woke her up at 5:30 to check on her. She got up at 10 to 8 & if she didn't I was going to wake her up again!
I see a nap in my future!!

Tee hee forgot to post that this morning!! Kinda cool it saved it as a draft all this time!!

OK the verdict Lemonade Chicken Yuuuuuummmmyyyyyyyyy!!!
Here's what I tried to remember LOL

1 whole chicken
1 can of lemonade thawed & mixed with spices
1/2 tbs. ginger, garlic power & paprika
1/4 of a stick of butter softened & rubbed over breast
salt & pepper

put chicken in crock pot, butter breast & pour lemonade mixed with spices over top. Put lid on cook for a least 8 hrs on low

Tasted kinda like a lemon sweet & sour.

I nixed making the stuffed peppers & made crock pot stuffed pepper soup. I found the recipe in my online travels this morning. Got that put in the crock about 8ish this morning than we headed to church.
We are to be official members on May 3 than I'm going to be baptized on May 24th after the evening service!!

I got onions & celery cooking to make stuffing for stuffed steaks!! LOL Still goinggggggggggggggggg!!

I'm cleaning the coffee pot with white vinegar too!

Saturday, April 18, 2009


I've been a cooking fool!! LOL
I ended up at Walmart & got loads of stuff on sale!! So I came home & started a big pot of seasoned green beans took the cubed steak out of the small crock pot. Than let it cool & got it washed then put in ginger cinnamon carrots. Took out the big crock pot & put lemonade chicken in. My little crock pot cooks fast!! So when the carrots were done I got it all cleaned up & put 2 garlic herb pork loins in! Than started a pot of brown rice. I just took out the pork loins & put one in the freezer, froze a big container of green beans too! Now to find room in the fridge for the chicken. Oh & the cubed steaks were delicious!! Had green beans & rice with them! I got a lot of meat on sale such good deals today!! Yippee!! I got a huge green pepper that was .50 cents & I'm going to make it stuffed. DH doesn't like peppers I will enjoy it!! He can have leftovers tee hee!!
Oh I found the recipe online for the Lemonade chicken & dang it I didn't save the site!! I found lots with catsup, vinegar but that's not it I didn't even print it out What a dummy!! I've been searching but still can't find it!

Good Morning World LOL

Tango is up & ready to take on the world!!

I got the rest of the binding on the Boston Puzzle!!

Check out Lani's Giveaway to the right!! Such great treasures she's giving away!
Thanks Pat for posting it!! And Thanks for being such a faithful visitor to my little blog!!

Hee hee I went to Home Depot yesterday so why you ask?? LOL My bathroom sink has been dripping & driving me nuts. So I figured out which one was dripping & turned off the cold water one. So using hot water to brush your teeth is a bit weird for me. I googled on how to fix it cause I didn't want to replace the whole thing cause I really love my old fashioned looking white ceramic handles! So I found a video on E-how to replace the washers. Dang he made it look so easy!!! And GUESS WHAT??? IT WAS!!!!! Sweet deal fixed it for $1.77!!!! Yeah me!!

I didn't do a menu plan this week & boy did I miss it!!! So I would like to get some planned for this week!!I found this blog last night!! Was fun!

So I Cooked up some sasuage & bacon, browned some cubed steaks & put them in the crockpot with a can of cream of mushroom soup. Made a pot of rice to go with them. Need to go to the food store, I so liked having a menu plan!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

I was off today!

I've had too much fun today!!
LOL I cleaned up my sewing room , moved furniture, mopped, vacumed, washed fabric & put one side of the binding on my Boston Puzzle! Then had to go to the bank, Home Depot & Vintage Values. Here's my treasures: I got the oriental doll cause she reminds me of my Dad. And that Metal tray with the chefs I thought the expressions on their faces is priceless! I got the Sak purse & quilt piece in the frame for my Mom. Think I'm going to tone down the frame a bit!

Sunday, April 12, 2009


Yippie I got that purple quilt all quilted!!!! Need to find binding fabric.
Than I put the star baby quilt on & all of a sudden it was done!!!??? Wahoo! Got the binding all cut for that!
I love how the back came out!! I used a yellow variegated thread!

Happy Easter!


Don't put all of your eggs in one basket
Walk softly and carry a big carrot
Everyone needs a friend who is all ears
There's no such thing as too much candy
All work and no play can make you a basket case
A cute little tail attracts a lot of attention
Everyone is entitled to a bad hare day
Some body parts should be floppy
Keep your paws off other people's jellybeans
Good things come in small sugarcoated packages
The grass is always greener in someone else's basket
An Easter bonnet can tame even the wildest hare
To show your true colors you have to come out of your shell
The best things in life are still sweet and gooey.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Got Cake??

Spaghetti dinner was yummm good!! Dishwasher is going again. I tried my hand at making fondant?? Used a rolled butter cream too soft is what I think going to try the marshmallow one next time. But it's fun like play with clay!! LOL

Saturday, April 4, 2009

LOL back again!

LOL back again!
Yummm my house smells like a restaurant!! LOL
I got it all done & put away! Just started the dishwasher.
OK who's coming for dinner next week LOL
Sunday- Spaghetti w/ground beef & sausage, salad, garlic bread plus put 3 containers of sauce in the freezer!
Monday- Pork Chops Supreme, egg noodles & steamed cabbage
Tuesday- Chicken Bruschetta, left over spaghetti & broccoli
Wed.- Fresh Salmon cakes, mashed potatoes & glazed carrots
Thur. Chicken Scampi over linguine & green beans
Friday- Chuck wagon beef patties, Fluffy's mac & cheese, veggie??
Sat- Philly steak sandwiches
Sunday to be??? Easter

Going to get up in the morning & cook the chicken for thursday's dinner. Make biscuit dough & maybe some whole wheat bread.
Also hope to do some prep work for the veggies?? Not sure, plus do inventory of the freezer. I feel good getting this done, instead of scrambling as what to make during the week!

OK I've official lost my mind!!

that recipe is fabulous!!

OMGosh that recipe is fabulous!! Yummmmmmmmm there's not one bite left!! I added some of the leftover bacon as a friend suggested!

I got my spaghetti sauce going with ground beef & Italian sausage. Then have oven bruschetta chicken in the oven. And this in the crock pot w/out the potatoes!

Crockery Pot Pork Chops Supreme

From the Kitchen of: Pepper
Source: MasterCook

1 onion, sliced
3 potatoes, peeled and sliced
1 can cream of mushroom or celery soup
4 - 6 pork chops
salt and pepper to taste

Put onions and potatoes in bottom of Crockery Pot. Top with chops, salt and pepper, pour soup over chops. Cook on low for 8 hours (high 4-5 hours).

Serve with mashed potatoes, rice, or noodles

I wish I didn't have to work today?

We had a beautiful sunny but windy day! All those wicked storms by passed us! Yippee!!

It's our weekend too for the Azalea Festival, don't know if we are going to go or not??

I wish I didn't have to work today? I'm in cooking mode! Cooked up a pack of breakfast sausage & have bacon cooking now. Took out some ground beef to make a batch of spaghetti sauce. And enough to try a crock pot cheese burger dish. That I might just do for dinner in a pot. Meats frozen so don't think it will work??
I got the recipe from a website a friend sent to me!

Cheeseburger Sandwiches

From the Kitchen of: Boomer
Source: Pillsbury Soup & Crock-Pot Recipes

1½ lbs. lean ground beef
½ tsp. garlic-pepper blend
1 pkg. pasteurized process cheese spread, (8 oz.) diced
2 Tbsp. milk
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
8 sandwich buns

In a large skillet, brown ground beef and garlic-pepper blend until thoroughly cooked. Drain.

In a 3½ to 4 quart Crockery Pot, combine cooked ground beef and all remaining ingredients except buns; mix well.

Cover; cook on low setting for 6 to 7 hours.

To serve: spoon mixture onto sandwich buns.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Here's the wicker couch & chair DH got. Sorry it's in the garage & I can't back up far enough to get a good picture!

And around the yard