Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
She will be gifted with a hand delivered tray of goodies from The Big Top Bakery ( aka my kitchen) at some point in the very near future. ThatKat will need to email me privately and let me know what days she works, etc. I will deliver the goods and I promise it won't be diet or low carb or contain any meat. I sure hope she will do butter, because I can't do much without butter!
The names were written in crayon on some old business cards and put into an old Easter basket and then the winner was selected by my able and eager assistant, Coco. I have pictures of the drawing taking place, but there is trouble afoot with my camera card and I will have to work on that and post them later!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for all of you who braved the cyber world in order to enter. The rest of you will just have to see pics of ThatKat and her co-workers chowing down. Betya enter the next one after you see that!!!!!
Saturday, September 27, 2008
And finally the two cutest kids in the world showed up and were so surprised to see their own personal mama clown at the festival. I had told them I was at work, so they were thrilled to see me, but that wore off pretty quick when they saw that Flutterby was making balloon swords.
All in all, it was a great day. I was starting to melt by noon, so I knocked off and came home about 12:30. Then it took about 30 minutes to get all the grease-paint out of my hair and off my face. It was so much fun!
Friday, September 26, 2008
Look at the happy face of the gullable kindergarden student as she takes on the challenge of
"matching" and "counting" and "sorting" all of MY shoes!
Please do not notice the spots on the carpet or the cat litter on that bathmat. "Bob" is not so neat when he exits the loo.
That ought to be easy. I will use that random generator thing to determine the winner. Either that or we will draw a number out of a hat. I think the generator will only work when you have a LOT of entries. I am thinking I might end up with three.
So......do we have it? Comment ON THE BLOG. DO NOT respond to email ( if you get this thru a direct e-mail from me). Yes, you can do comments on the blog even if you are not a gmail or blogger user. Oh......and please only comment once, but if you see that there are NO comments coming in, go ahead and do it again so that I at least feel like someone is out there!
Remember now......sunday at noon. Big Giveaway. Winner and prize announced sometime later Sunday.
BTW...this is my 200'th post.....thanks for reading!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
1 stick butter ( or margarine - just don't use that promise stuff)
1 cup plain flour
1 tsp baking powder ( omit if you want to use self rising flour)
1 cup splenda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 16 oz bag of frozen peaches, thawed
1 cup of no sugar added apple juice
preheat oven to 350.
Melt butter in 2 quart casserole dish
In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, splenda.
Stir in milk to make a thin, somewhat lumpy batter.
Pour into the casserole on top of the melted butter. Don't stir.
Drop the thawed peaches into the casserole on top of the batter. Spread 'em out - not all in one spot.
Drizzle with the apple juice. Use it all - don't worry.
Pop in the oven and bake for about 40 minutes or until the crusty top feels firm.
It tasted pretty good. I still think the color was a bit off.....again it was an orange food that had splenda and then turned a little grey-ish after it was baked.
This one is worth keeping. Actually, with fresh peaches it might be really excellent.
See....ask and ye shall reieive. ( notice how I just put two "i"s in that so that I would be right about where the I should be in that incredibly silly word)
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Ain't she sweet? I had embroidered her nickname on the back of that jacket with my own two hands. And appliqued a big poodle on it. She wore it for two years and now it hangs in the closet, outgrown. They do that don't they?
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
This was the first time I had been to TKD since the first lesson......WOW! They have really learned a LOT in a short time. I was so proud. My boy was following directions and doing all sorts of things. It moves really fast and they never stop going, so he keeps his focus.
I would really recommend that anyone with an ADD kid do this for them. It has made a lot of difference for Porkchop already.
It took about 30 minutes to get it all off, and there is still some in my hairline. If you see me today, I am NOT turning grey overnight. It is just the white stuff. I have a hot oil treatment penciled in for tonight, so that will probably get the rest of it out. There was a little left around my eyes too, but it sort of disguises the dark circles, so I am not at all concerned about that.
I may have to wear clown socks today with my jumper to divert attention from my hair. Dogs don't care what kind of socks you wear.
Monday, September 22, 2008
I am so excited.....now I have a clown friend! She said she would do the festival with me Saturday. I do hope we really get some interest so that we can do some skits and other fun things.
Oh shoot....I gotta go watch Horatio........he is NOT dead and we all know it.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
That straight from the man of the house. Of course, I have to say, his palate is not THAT discerning. He will eat most anything that doesn't contain squash. ( He doesn't know that a pumpkin is actually a squash/gourd kind of thing. )
Today you should hang close because I have the Sugar-Free Pumpkin Pie in the oven. I'm going nutty trying to calculate the carbs in it. To do that, you have to add up all the carbs for the whole amount of every ingredient, then divide by 6 or 8, depending how big the slice is. Back in the old days, I might have just cut it in 4. Or in 8 and then eat two! I even have whipped cream with splenda. It looks pretty much like the regular pumpkin pie right now...guess we'll see how it turns out later!!!!
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
First, I poked a little hole in the bag of pork rinds. Then I used a mallet to beat the tar out of them until they were pulverized. Then, in a big bowl I mixed the rinds with some spice stuff out of the cabinet ( no salt stuff) and set it aside.
Next, I broke two eggs ( they were only large ones - might have only needed one had they been jumbo) in a bowl and added 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise. Mayonnaise makes everything better. Beat the eggs and mayo up really well until it looks like vanilla pudding.
For the sake of testing, I used boneless, skinless thighs because I didn't want to have to feed 7.00 worth of chicken breast meat to the dogs if it flopped.
Anyway, you dip the chicken in the egg mixture, then plop it in the pork rinds and roll it around, then drop into 350-360 degree oil in a deep skillet. I used a dutch oven. It gets brown pretty quickly, and in my case, I used HOT pork rinds which already had a little color.
When you think they are done, remove from oil and drain on paper towels.
Here they are after being "breaded."
Thursday, September 18, 2008
It costs nothing, but creates much.
It enriches those who receive it, without improverishing those who give it.
It happens in a flash and the memory sometimes lasts forever.
It creates happiness in the home, fosters Good Will in business, and is the countersign of friends.
It is rest to the weary, daylight to the discouraged,
It cannot be bought, begged, borrowed or stolen, for it is something that is no
And if, you meet someone who is too weary to give you a smile—leave one of yours.
For no one needs a smile quite so much as he who has none left to give.
....... Felix Adler
1 - 6 ounce bag of Pork rinds
Process pork rinds in food processor (or crush with a rolling pin in a zippered bag). If processed, pour into plastic zipper bag.