Monday, June 29, 2009

Pat You are an angel!!

Pat I can't even begin to tell you what an angel you are!! I was feeling kinda blue over my giveaway response. I even cried over it!:(?
Like what have I got to offer??? A giveaway where people sign up & you never see them again & never say thank you when they receive their prizes. How rude!!
You have sent some of your friends over & I'm thankful they want to be friends with me!! Us Jersey girls have got to stick together!!
Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart!
Love Tango

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Well It's Sunday!!

Only 2 comments for my giveaway??:(

So Norma you didn't say which one you wanted you win the apron & potholder towel!!

Pat you win the Sole Cool Iron bag!!!

Yippiee & Congratulations Girls!!

I'll send you both a email to get your addresses. I did save them but they are lost in my old hard drive :(

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Ackkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

I'm sick!!
The motherboard went on my desktop!!!!!!!!!!!!! So not right!
Anyway Ryan the tech took my hard drive & brought some of my files & pictures to here on the laptop! So yippie! I had office on the desktop & I can't open any of my files that were in there!! Bummer!

***Edit to add if I right click & choose what open I can get most of my files!! yippiee!!************

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

You must hurry & check out this giveaway!!

Sherees Alchemy
Ends tonight!! So hurry right over there & also check out all her cool stuff & the dress's are beautiful!!


Monday, June 22, 2009

Summer Kick off 200th Post Giveaway!!

Wahoo Paula's list of have you ever...??? Was my 200th post!!

So I have 2 giveaways
This is for the sewer's
A Sole Cool Hot Iron Bag!!
Great for carrying your hot iron from a class!
I think it looks like a slice of watermelon!!
Was fun to make too!!

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For the non sewer's
A barbeque apron & a potholder towel!!

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OK the rules are To sign up if your really going to use it!
And tell me a story, embarrassing moment LOL something to make me giggle out loud!!And which one you want to win!!
You have till June 27 & winners will be announced on Sunday the 28th!
Good Luck!

Have you ever...?

I got this from over at Paula's The Vilula Tea Garden
Cut and paste then highlight those you have done. I put mine in red...



1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a baby goat/kid
26. Gone skinny dipping (and chunky dunking)
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo's David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie (Radioland Murders)
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Eaten grits
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Eaten raw oysters
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Eaten 'gator
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100.
Held a snake (by accident!)


Sunday, June 21, 2009

Warning!! Yummy Pictures!!!

Crab salad for my lunch tomorrow

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Couscous Salad yummmmm so yummmmmm

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The Chicken Broccoli Casserole

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Peanut Butter Truffle Brownies, oh my is all I'm gonna say!!

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And I picked my first tomato!! yes It's small tee hee but the next one is way bigger! yippie!!

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Wow check out these giveaways!!

*****Edited to say I'm moving it to the sidebar so it will not get lost!!*****

Win: 1 Frosted Memories Fat Quarter Bundle by Holly Taylor for Moda Fabrics !
To enter simply "tell a friend" to spread the word about Quilt Qua. You can send an e-mail to people, post on your blog, comment on someone else's blog, put info in your guild newsletter, etc. Then send an e-mail to: quiltqua@gmail.com and let me know what you did. Enter as often as you wish. Random drawing for the winner will be at 10 pm July 31st.

Splitting Stitches is also having a fun giveaway!! Check it out here!!!


Happy Father's Day!!

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The wedding was fun!! Susan was my "date" LOL
Plus DH bought one of the new $10.00 scratch offs & WON $500.00 Dollars!!! Wahooo!! Sweet!!!!!!

They served at the wedding Jen-O turkey, mashed potatoes, boiled canned potatoes,green beans & a roll plus wedding cake. To drink was this green slush punch, iced tea or Pepsi.

I'm cooking now made some Manwich meat for one night this week. Have rice & chicken cooking for a chicken & broccoli casserole, it's Trish Yearwood's recipe. Than I have brownies in the oven. After than are done & cooled they get a peanut butter layer & a chocolate layer. Recipe is from Betty Crocker.

This is Trish Yearwood's recipe
Chicken-Broccoli Casserole
Makes 10 servings
Work: 20 minutes
Total: 1 hour

Ingredients
Vegetable cooking spray, for dish
2 cups cooked rice
3 cups chopped cooked broccoli
6 cups shredded, cooked, skinless, boneless chicken breasts (1 1/4 lbs.)
1 can (10 oz.) condensed cream of chicken soup
3 cups (10 oz.) shredded cheddar
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper

Directions
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a 13-by-9-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Evenly spread out rice in dish. Cover with broccoli.
2. In a large bowl, combine chicken, soup, 1 1/2 cups cheese, the sour cream, mayonnaise, juice, salt, and pepper. Pour over broccoli and top with remaining 1 1/2 cups cheese. Bake until golden and bubbly, about 40 minutes.

Nutrition facts per serving:
374 calories
25g total fat
10.5g sat fat
615mg sodium
14g carbs
253mg calcium
77mg chol
23g protein
1g fiber
And from Betty Crocker
Peanut Butter Truffle Brownies

Prep Time: 20 min
Total Time: 2 hours 30 min
Makes: 36 brownies


Brownie Base
1 box (1 lb 6.5 oz) Betty Crocker® Original Supreme brownie mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on brownie mix box
Filling
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons milk
Topping
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup butter
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray or shortening. (For easier cutting, line pan with foil, then grease foil on bottom only of pan.)
2. In medium bowl, stir brownie mix, pouch of chocolate syrup, water, oil and eggs until well blended. Spread in pan. Bake 28 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from side of pan comes out almost clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
3. In medium bowl, beat filling ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Spread mixture evenly over brownie base.
4. In small microwavable bowl, microwave topping ingredients uncovered on High 30 to 60 seconds; stir until smooth. Cool 10 minutes spread over filling. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until set. For brownies, cut into 9 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.


Friday, June 19, 2009

My Crazy Wingnut Life!! LOL

This was Tuesday
Tee hee I ran to the bank after work, stopped here & let the puppies out. Than went & paid the electric bill, stopped at the salon, than ran next door to Joker's. Got lots of hugs from everyone!! Than went to the yard sale meet, came home reheated leftovers for dinner. Than this is the tee hee part, I started the washer & gathered all the dark colors to throw in & stripped off my work clothes too!! I went here by the computer & dang if the door bell doesn't ring???? DH answers it & it's Ric my 7 o'clock haircut???? I totally forgot!! I scream quietly at DH not to let him in!!! Cause my front door is right here in the front hall. If he let's him in he'll see me!!! Probably run screaming my eyes, my eyes!!!! So I had to scoot around DH to run & get dressed!!! LOL My heart was pounding!!

This was Thursday
I have loads to do today!! I have to go let Susan's dog out last night & this morning & feed him! She had to go to Charlotte, long story. Than hit Sally's on the way back for a 10:30 color. My other one cancelled till Saturday morning. I have a wedding to go to Sat. night so have to find a gift?? She has the photography shop next to where we were. They live together so I know they have stuff?? Who knows??

This is today early

Ya know I've been up since the crack of dawn!! LOL I've been sewing & playing Pogo!! I also was thinking about the "wedding present" So I went around the house & looked at "my stuff" to see what I used on a daily basis. So I came up with these nesting bowls. I think there are 5 of them & I use them for everything!! So I'm going to go to Olde Time Pottery & see if they have them still or hit TJMaxx for something???

Later today!
I went & got bowls they are different than mine & there's 8 to this set! Than hit the dollar store they had Hanes her way t-shirts in white for a buck!!! Sweet!! I got 4 tee hee!! Stopped at the food store for a few things. Than came home & went & read a book out in the sun ugggghhhhhhh HOT!!! So then DH came home & said something about going downtown to sign up to win a boat from the radio station. I looked on line to see where it was & their sister station was at the Harley shop 6 to midnight & downtown was from 6 to 10. LOL we went to the Harley shop first they had free pizza & sodas. I was talking to this girl come to find out she was the DJ, I was sweating bullets while I'm trying to eat pizza & talk to her. I'm telling ya it was dripping off my eyebrows ewwwwwwwwww anyway she said do you like Jonny Lang? I said I don't think I've heard of him, she said he's kinda bluesy. I said yes I like bluesy, she gave me tickets to go see him in Myrtle Beach on Thursday night at the House of Blues!!! Than we head downtown & I kept getting hotter & hotter DH was like are you OK?? I'm like I'm HOT!! So we stopped by the house where's he's working. It's a really old huge house. I think the sign on the front said it was the William's house built in 1868. Nice big porches & huge windows. Than on to the main event where walked like 5 blocks & he's like in la la land?? Men??!! I'm sweating now my hair is soaked my t-shirt is soaked, sweat is running down my back I'm uncomfortable & he's wanting to walk around till he looks at me & said lets go find some AC. We go in a pizza place & get a drink which I downed in 2 seconds flat!! LOL he's like dang & gets me more!! I drank 2 sodas & 2 teas!! The heat index is 104 & feels like someone threw a wet smothering blanket on me!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

So I was browsing around some blogs!

And came across this fabulous giveaway!! It's for her 100th post you can sign up to June 21st!!! So go here & check it out!!

I must tell you this DH has a friend who lost his job in Raleigh. Has a 1 month old baby. So DH got him a job where he's working. The kid came down Saturday night was going to be here by 6, showed up at 9. So on Sunday we cleaned out the storage/pantry room. So they could set up the air mattress for him to sleep. So Monday rolls around they have to be on the job by 8am. DH calls me at 9 asks if the kid came back to the house?? I said no I haven't seen him?? He left all the stuff DH set him up with by the back gate?? Guess he high tailed it back to Raliegh?? He's not answering his phone?? How crazy?? So I was mad about it, considering how much stuff we had to move. But I'm over it now cause I had wanted to paint in there!! So alls good!!


Sunday, June 14, 2009

Here's the bibs!!

I think they turn out tooo cute!!!

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I need to get ready for Church!! Have a great day!!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

SWEET!!!

I just checked my mail & I GOT THE PATTERN!!!!!! SWEET!!!!!!!!!

Lol Off to see if I have just the right fabric for it!!!

I went & got gas in my truck & some for the lawn mower.Than went & met my Mom at Vintage Values. I found a pair of nice black slack for work or Church a older Avon jar for treasures & a white beanie baby bear for the new baby!!! Spent a big whopping $4.00!!!


Good morning!!

Good morning from outta control Tango!!!
LOL I've been up since 5am. I've made 3 baby bibs for a girl at Church, they called me yesterday & said a few of us ladies are bringing baby gifts for her. It's a girl so I did lavender with dots, yellow with a splash of orange swirls & pink with stars. I got the bottom of my linen closet cleaned out & threw my sheets in the washer!!
I have all day to myself!!! SWEET!!!

That rice recipe was OK DH liked it, I thought it needed some jazzing up??!!

I want to get some stuff up on the yard sale site. Need to tune up a Brother sewing machine. I need to chill!! LOL

Thanks for all the comments on my win!!! Speaking of wins I'm trying to come up with my 200th post giveaway prize!! Hummmm what to do????

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wahooo I won a Gift Certificate!!

Yeah for me!!! I got this email yesterday!! You're a Winner of a Gift Certificate from the April FabShop Hop!‏ And I ran right to the place
cottage-quilts & placed my order for this!!!Sole Cool Hot Iron Bag
LOL It didn't have time to burn a whole in my pocket!!
So Yippee!!

I'm making that rice & peas recipe along with grilled chicken & zucchini for dinner!



Monday, June 8, 2009

NINE WORDS WOMEN USE

(1) Fine: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.

(2) Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.


(3) Nothing: This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.
(4) Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!

(5) Loud Sigh: This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of nothing.)

(6) That's Okay: This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.

(7) Thanks: A woman is thanking you, do not question, or faint. Just say you're welcome. (I want to add in a clause here - This is true, unless she says 'Thanks a lot' - that is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all. DO NOT say 'you're welcome' . that will bring on a 'whatever').

(8) Whatever: Is a woman's way of saying F-- YOU!

(9) Don't worry about it, I got it: Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking 'What's wrong?' For the woman's response refer to # 3.

* Send this to the men you know, to warn them about arguments they can avoid if they remember the terminology.

* Send this to all the women you know to give them a good laugh, cause they know it's true!!!

Got this in an email & it tickled me! LOL

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Yes!! I found the paper!!

LOL I've been driving myself crazy looking for the paper I wrote those recipes on yesterday!! But I found them!! Right here on my desk, now that's scary!!
This is the
Basmati Rice & Peas Recipe

2 cups low salt chicken broth
1 Tbs. butter
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup uncooked basmati rice
1 can black eyed peas drained & rinsed
1 1/2 tsp. lemon zest
Green onions (optional)

Bring broth, butter & salt to a boil over medium heat. Stir in rice, cover & reduce heat to low. Simmer 20 minutes until rice is tender. Remove from heat & add peas & zest using a fork. Cover & let sit stand 5 minutes. Sprinkle with green onions.

I cooked some patty & link sausages & some bacon for DH's breakfast's. Makes my life easier!! Than made some egg salad for his lunch. Cleaned up the kitchen & decided to move the microwave from the counter to the baker's rack. Had it in the corner & just felt like I was wasting space. Plus I wanted the food processor out. I use it a lot & it gets heavy moving it back under the cabinet! So far I like it!

I was just looking I've been blogging for a year as of May 2008 & I'm coming up on my 200th post??!! Will have to look into a giveaway!! yippee!!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Boy I'm tired!

I worked yesterday for one of the girls at the old salon shampooing. She called at 7 am she did something to her back. So I said yes I would come help her out! While I was there another friend called she was booked for Saturday & the other girl she works with had taken the day off. So could I come work with her Saturday?? So of couse I said yes!! I made some extra money yippiee!! While I was waiting I looked at a Southern Living & wrote 3 recipes down I found 2 on there site, but I can't find the 3rd??? And of course I can't find what I did with the paper I wrote it on??? Agggghhhhhh!! LOl I want to try these!


Beekeeper's Jezebel Sauce

Prep: 10 min., Cook: 4 min. This sweet-and-spicy sauce is delicious served with pork tenderloin and grilled chicken or as a dipping sauce for fried shrimp. It also makes a great savory spread for biscuits or roast beef and turkey sandwiches.

Yield
Makes about 1 1/2 cups (serving size: 1/4 cup)

Ingredients
1 (15.25-oz.) jar apricot preserves
1/4 cup fat-free chicken broth*
1/4 cup honey
3 tablespoons horseradish
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
Preparation
1. Whisk together all ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, whisking frequently, 3 to 4 minutes or until thoroughly heated and sauce is a pourable consistency. Use immediately, or store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 1 week.

*Vegetable broth may be substituted.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Polaner All Fruit Apricot Spread.

Note: To make a spread, prepare recipe as directed, omitting chicken broth. Use immediately, or store in an airtight container up to 1 week.


Zesty Honey-Lemon Dressing
Prep: 10 min. Serve this dressing over fresh garden greens or drizzle over steamed green beans, asparagus, or broccoli.

Yield
Makes about 3/4 cup (serving size: 1 tbsp.)

Ingredients
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
3 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon lemon zest
4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, pressed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/3 cup olive oil
Preparation
1. Whisk together chopped fresh parsley and next 7 ingredients in a small bowl. Add oil in a slow, steady stream, whisking constantly until smooth. Use immediately, or store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 5 days. If chilled, let stand at room temperature 15 minutes. Whisk before serving.

The other one was for a balsamic rice with black eyed peas side dish. Sounded really good & something different!
Than I found a different biscuit recipe on TOH that sounded really easy! I might try it tomorrow!

Butter_Dipped Biscuit Squares

These are the easiest and best biscuits I've ever made. They are light and
buttery and go well with virtually any meal.

2 cups self-rising flour*
2 T. sugar
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter (no substitutes) , melted
All-purpose flour

In a bowl, combine the self-rising flour, sugar and milk; mix well. Turn onto a
floured surface; sprinkle with all-purpose flour. Pat dough to 1/2 inch
thickness. With a sharp knife dipped in flour, cut into 3 inch by 2 inch pieces.
Pour butter into an ungreased 13x9x2 baking pan. Dip one side of each piece into
melted butter. Carefully turn to coat. Bake, uncovered, at 450� for 10 minutes
or until golden brown. Yield: 15 biscuits.

*Editor's Note: As a substitute for each cup of self-rising flour, place 1-1/2
t. baking powder and 1/2 t. salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to
measure 1 cup.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY...

Women are like phones:
They like to be held, talked to, and touched often.
But push the wrong button and your ass is disconnected.


Thursday, June 4, 2009

Yumm Here's the bread!!

Sorry I forgot to upload them:( Been busy enterning a bunch of giveaway's from Sewn & Sew Mama Sew, then trouble shoot for the Shop Hop!!!

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We made grilled chesse sandwiches oh my were they good!!

I have peaches!!!
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