Thursday, September 30, 2010

So it's still raining??

Get the ark ready cause we are gonna need it!!

I worked again tonight! At the deli next door their AC decided to quilt & send out smoke signals out of their light fixtures. Everyone was evacuated out safely & no worse for the wear. There was 6 fire trucks & fire fighters everywhere!! Exciting!!

Than I got a $25.00 dollar gift certificate to Amazon for doing a hair survey!!
So I ordered 10 needles for the mega quilter & a car charger for my phone!! Yippiee!!
Than I won a $10.00 gift certificate from the June shop hop, yippie for
So I ordered over the phone cause online it said the GC was invaild?? It wasn't I got a charm party purse pattern!

Than I won a gift certificate from to CSN stores for $50.00!! From Nanbon's Corner
So I ordered this! A Paula Dean 5 quart dutch oven & a pizza stone!

Than a friend gave me a GC to Flat Eddies for a free flat pizza just have to buy a soda!!

Tee hee than my little brother turned 50 today!! Wahoo Happy Birthday Richard!! I talked to him just as he was parking the truck for the night! he was going to wait till he saw the menu to see what sparked his taste buds for his birthday dinner, I think he said he was in Ohio??

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Rain Rain go away!!

Gosh knows we are getting more than our fair share of rain!!

I've been working crazy hours, can't remember what day it is!! LOL
I worked last night till 9. So when people come in we are supposed to greet them by saying Hi welcome to (insert salon name) LOL so I greeted someone by saying Hi welcome to big lots??? I have no idea where that came from, totally gave me the giggles!! Than Loui & I were sitting there talking & a lady came in & I got up to help her, Loui saw her go toward the products & got up & ran to beat me there!! I was so mad I was like WTHeck?? We got the giggles again. Than I went to go out the front door to see how busy the shopping center was & there's a guy standing there taking a pee?? I was oh, turned around & went back in??? Was a crazy night!! And where was the security guy?? anywho I did talk to the security guy this afternoon & he said he chased the guy away!

On sewing I got the binding on the 30's print quilt that I picked all the quilting out & re-quilted. Plus made my MIL the smaller bow tucks bag. I was kinda disappointed in the smaller version? It seems just shorter to me than all around smaller, might just be me?? I don't know?! Hope to get a picture soon!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

So just so y'all know I'm still sewing, quilting too!! LOL
I got this off the frame for my Mom! It took me awhile cause I had to pick out 500 miles of quilting, was having tension issues!

Than got this one on the frame for Mom!

Than I won a bottle of stain & oder remover from Tonya's Sewing Room. Terracycle was the sponsor & they sent me 3 bottles of stuff!! SWEET!

Than I was at Goodwill & found this for a friend in Tenn. she's going to open a bakery & call it FrogKing Confections! How perfect is this??

Than of course there's FOOD!!
Pork Loin with Carrots & onions done in the crock pot!

Friday, September 3, 2010

All aboard!!! hahahahaha

Crazy that's how it seems!! LOL I love that song!!!

Gosh knows I feel like a train wreck! Monday I was off, DH & I cut 4 azaleas back, all of them need it but 4 by the front of the house was the goal!! DONE!! but not without mishap!! LOL DH cut the extension cord, sparks were flying everywhere!! Than I went to Susan's we ate ice cream & talked for 3 hours, (she's my friend & old boss) was great to just talk & chill, catch up all that good stuff!!
Than I survived the 3 day training class for work!! But not without some mayhem!! LOL I got into trouble one day cause I got distracted!! Anywho I had issues with my mannequin head the base would not stay upright, her head kept flopping around, you know how hard it is to cut hair on a flopping head?? So the teacher told me to use his tripod. So I had to be in the center of the room!!?? Than the next day the base was so tight I couldn't move it?? Crazy so every time I had to move it I just popped her off, tee hee only had to catch her once! Last day it worked right!!

So was off today but had a color here, that cancelled & a haircut. So after she left I went to Food Lion for some stuff!! I watched Tyler Florence make honey orange butter, hummmm can you make it plain?? I googled it!! You can!! So I did!!
Homemade butter
16 ounces of heavy cream, chilled
1/2 teaspoon salt
Basically, you're just beating the cream until it start's to look like scrambled eggs and separates into butter and buttermilk. After that happens, you'll remove the butter from the remainders and squeeze it into a "ball-o-butter". Quick, simple!! I used the food processor, made biscuits with the buttermilk!


This cheesy broccoli and rice recipe was a BIG HIT with the family. It made a perfect side to a batch of crispy, chicken. It, also, made a filling vegetarian lunch the next day. I thought it was even better the next day.
makes 4 to 6 servings

First, fill a large saucepan with water, set to boil over medium-high heat for blanching the broccoli.
Then, get the rice started.
1 cup long grain rice
1 1/2 tablespoons oil
2 garlic cloves, sliced thin
2 cups hot water
In a medium saucepan, lightly brown rice and sliced garlic in oil for 3 to 5 minutes on medium heat; constantly stirring. Add hot water, stir; cover with lid. Reduce heat to low and cook 12 minutes, or until water is absorbed.
PREHEAT OVEN 400ºF. Grease 8 x 8 x 2-inch pan.
While you're waiting for the rice to absorb the water,
blanch the broccoli.
3 small to medium crowns of broccoli, cut into 2 to 3-inch pieces
Blanch 4 minutes in boiling water. Use a slotted spoon to lift out broccoli to a strainer set over a bowl to drain. Allow broccoli to cool enough to handle. Roughly chop into small pieces about 3/4 to 1-inch in size. Transfer to large mixing bowl.
Bring it all together.
2 1/2 cups cooked rice from above
1 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1 cup Monterrey jack cheese, grated
1 (12 ounce) can CARNATION Evaporated Milk
2 tablespoons yellow onion, finely diced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
Measure out the rice. (You'll have leftover rice.)
In the mixing bowl with the broccoli, add measured rice, 1 cup cheddar, all the jack cheese, evaporated milk, onion, salt and pepper. Transfer to 8-inch pan. Top with remaining cheddar.
Bake 20 minutes.

Eggplant Parmesan
* edited*
I just peeled it than sliced it. Dipped it in a beaten egg, dipped in Italian bread crumbs. Than fried in olive oil till brown on both sides. Placed on paper towels. Than put one layer in baking dish drizzled some sauce over it than put another layer of eggplant, than the rest of the sauce topped with mozzarella & parmesan cheese. Baked at 350 till cheese browned which mine got a little too brown cause I got distracted!! But dang it's good!!

Chicken Pot Pie with homemade crust

Brownies with butterscotch chips