Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday, anyone shopping?

tee hee I got up at 4am????
Do you wanna go shopping??? I'm not really going! My tummy is hurting too much food from yesterday.
I have big plans to get some stuff done!!
Like a few more totes for gifts, the ordered baby quilt & the binding on the black, white & bright colored quilt!
Plus general stuff like laundry, straighten up you know that kinda stuff!!
Than last time we were at the in laws, DH raved about his step Mom's chicken salad. So I got her to tell me how she makes hers! Sweet so DH will be happy that I going to try & recreate hers when I make it next time!

If your out shopping please be careful!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

We left out of here about 10 am to drive 2 hours to the in laws house.
Dinner was good & so was the company!
Hope all had a great day!
Love Tango

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Harley!!

My baby is 3 today!! she's 10 weeks here.

I need to take a new picture ekkkk this one is from 2007?? Bad mommy!

Yippiee we fixed the door bell last night!! Just used a brush to get the dust out!! Works perfect now!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Phew finally sitting still!!

So today I decided to bake a double batch chocolate chip cookies
Hershey's Recipe

2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 cup chopped nuts(optional)

Directions:1. Heat oven to 375°F.

2. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until creamy. Add eggs; beat well. Gradually add flour mixture, beating well. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts, if desired. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.

3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. About 5 dozen cookies.

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Lemon Truffle Pie
Found this on Taste of Home website & boy is it good!!!
9" pie crust -- baked and cooled
1 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
2 Tbsp. flour
1 cup water
2 egg yolks
1 Tbsp. butter
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
1 pkg. cream cheese -- (8 oz.) softened

Beat egg yolks in a small bowl. Combine sugar, cornstarch and flour in a heavy saucepan. Using a wire whisk, stir in water until smooth. Cook this mixture over medium heat until boiling, stirring constantly.

Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Stir about 1/4 cup of cooked mixture into egg yolks and blend. Return egg yolk mixture to saucepan and cook 2 more minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in butter and lemon juice.

Transfer 1/2 cup of the cooked lemon filling to a small bowl with the white chocolate chips. Set rest of lemon filling aside. Microwave the chip mixture on low 1-2 minutes or until chips are melted, stirring until smooth. Beat cream cheese and add vanilla chip-lemon filling mixture and beat well. Spread over cooled crust. Spoon lemon mixture over the cream cheese layer. Refrigerate 4 hours to set. 8 servings

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Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

3/4 cup butter, softened
2-1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin puree
2-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup milk
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mix the cream cheese and butter at medium speed until smooth.Add the confectioners’ sugar, vanilla ; beat until smooth. Frost cupcakes. Refrigerate leftovers

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pan with paper liners (18 cups).
Beat the butter with the sugar with a mixer on medium-high until very light in color, 4 to 5 minutes (if using a hand mixer, it may take a little longer). Scrape down the bowl with a spatula as you go.
With the mixer on medium, add the eggs to the butter mixture 1 at a time, allowing each addition to completely blend. Add the pumpkin and blend well.
Sift together all of the dry ingredients, whisk to blend. With the mixer on the lowest speed, add the flour mixture and milk alternatively, beginning and ending with the flour.
Fill each liner 3/4 full with batter. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, until the tops are firm to the touch and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Cool the cupcakes. Frost and serve

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Than I made 4 of the One Hour Totes for Christmas yesterday need to made a few more
Pattern is HERE

Than got the baby quilt that's for a order on the frame!

Than we worked on the front door bell LOL it's been acting kooky ringing when ever it wants too!! Not so much fun when it dings at 2:30 in the morning!!So we went to Lowe's home store & got a new button but it's not the problem :( so have to check the chime box in the hallway, it's a ding dong not just a ding so guess the dongs broken!! tee hee I'm still silly!!

New Turkey recipe

HAPPY THANKSGIVING..........Here is a recipe I thought you would like for the holidays

1 whole turkey
1 large lemon, cut into halves
salt and pepper to taste
butter or olive oil, whichever you prefer

Heat oven to 350 degrees

Rub butter or oil over the skin of the turkey until it is completely coated.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper and any other seasonings you prefer.

Take a knife and gently separate the skin from the breast meat;
Slide lemon halves under the skin with the peel side up, one on
each side. This way the juice from the lemon will release into the breasts.

Cover and bake for 30-45 minutes. Remove cover and continue
to roast until juices run clear, basting every 15-20 minutes.

If you've followed these steps correctly, your turkey should
look like the one in the picture.

Bon Appetit!

Tee hee sorry I'm full of it today!! Got the silly's!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Got Cookies

Yummy I finally baked the lemon shortbread cookies
Took this on the food setting with no cropping or editing.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Happy Monday!

Brrrrr it's a brisk 48, after having 72 yesterday?? Don't know what it's supposed to get to today.
So last night I found a free photo editing download, SWEET!

So I played around on it & did this to one of Tango kitty!

For those that asked I have a Casio QV-R62, click here to see it.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Great Sunday!!

I got this quilt on the frame last night!

Took it off tonight!!

Over on Bakespace we are learning how to use our camera's LOL I had no idea my camera had 23 settings for some really cool stuff!

I took this with the Food setting
Ginger cookie bites it's Land o lakes recipe NOM!

Than this is Tango kitty using the Pet setting! I really love these 2!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

So rainy yuck!

Our weather is a rainy yucky mess! It's gotten colder too.
After my emotional day yesterday I decided I was only going to do what made me happy today! LOL I didn't have any hair appointments, they all are coming next week.
I went to our home owners insurance company after they called yesterday & said we were cancelled?? They had no idea what was going on?? So we are all good there!
Then I went to the new salon to give one of the girls a baby quilt for her new GDG! I got an order to make one in baby colors! SWEET!!
Than I went to Dollar store to get a few things. Went to the PO after that to get one of my orders out!! Yippiee!!
Than I was wet & cold so I changed my clothes, got on the couch with a puppy at my feet & a kitty under the quilt with me LOL & took a 20 minute power nap!
Than made a fresh 1/2 pot of coffee, yummm & decided to tackle the quilting machine!
Looking for the perfect speed, tension & stitch length. I finally got it!!! So I put the finally baby quilt of the four on the frame, got it quilted plus a Halloween wall hanging!!

Made a simple dinner of grilled steaks, steamed broccoli & carrots plus a baked potato.

I have to get my things I'm donating ready & marked for our church bazaar on Saturday. Have to be there tomorrow night at 6 to set-up!
I need a plan for dinner so it's ready before I go!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veteran's Day

A big Thank You to all our past, present & future Military men & women!

It's a rainy yucky day already :( I wanna go to the beach after work to pay my respects to my Papa for serving in the Navy!
I miss you Papa with all my heart!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Good Monday morning!

So the craft show was a big disappointment :(
I took some pictures of the parade. I love that little pony!

And this is my tables, notice how close the tent is from my neighbors? They were a non profit group & they kept coming out the side of the tent to poach people looking at my stuff. I finally had to say something, I took all I could LOL

DH worked yesterday, spraying a couple of ceilings LOL

So I made after church
Black bean soup w/ wasabi avocado salsa & ciabatta rolls with rosemary

this is the bread recipe I used plus added the rosemary to it

Friday, November 6, 2009

Well the craft show is tomorrow. I'm a nervous wreck!LOL My poor tummy & nerves are off! I got another baby quilt finished & it's in the washer. Than I made 4 of these bags, I just love them!! I had to go to the store to, got some stuff to make a sandwich & 2 sodas. Need to fill up my water bottle & I think I'm set??

Thursday, November 5, 2009

So yummmmm

I made Lemon butter baked salmon & the best broccoli I've ever had in my life for dinner last night yuummmmmmmm

Get recipe here for broccoli

Tonight I made chicken pot pie soup served over mashed potatoes!! The ultimate comfort food!

Get recipe here

Sunday, November 1, 2009