Stephen Moyer plays Bill on the series.......he is SO cute!
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Stephen Moyer plays Bill on the series.......he is SO cute!
2 boxes Jiffy Corn muffin mix, 2 cans creamed corn ( 15 oz), 2 sticks butter (melted), 16 oz sour cream ( more or less), 2 cans whole kernel corn( drained), 2 eggs.
Just mix it all together and bake at 350 in a buttered 9X13 baking dish until set in middle and brown on top.
This is good as above, but I like it better with Mexicorn and some jalapenos chopped in.
I don't make this really often because it is quite sweet, but it is always a hit where ever it goes. The best things about it is that it is easy and inexpensive and transports and reheats well.
We went South yesterday and had Thanksgiving dinner with the family. It was all great, way more food that we could eat. There were a bunch of cute little babies to play with, but the cutest of all are the two above. I was so glad to see them I can't even describe it. It was awful quite here the last few days - nothing to do, no chaos, no cooking, no laundry, no fighting.
They were pretty whipped when we got home, so I think I am going to just let them sleep WAY late and play hooky from church (sorry preacher cousin) . Later today we have to go have dinner again with Nanny and Papa in Hernando, so they will need to rest up.
Weatherman says snow tonight......we'll see.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I'll have to let y'all know tomorrow how it tastes, because I have to give it to someone to try since I can't eat it. This one has a good bit of sugar, so I don't even think I can get away with sneaking a bite. Anyway, here is the recipe. Don't rush out and buy stuff to make it though, until I get the thumbs up from someone who has good taste. Hope I know someone who qualifies. Hmmmmm.....
Two cups of sugar
Four eggs, beaten
1/2 cup of margarine, melted
One heaping teaspoon of flour
One heaping teaspoon of cornmeal
Two cups of coconut
One cup of crushed pineapple, well drained
Two 8-inch or one 10-inch unbaked pie shell
Mix sugar and eggs; add margarine, flour, cornmeal, coconut and pineapple. Mix well. n Pour into unbaked pie shell(s)
Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes. Cover top with loose aluminum foil if begins to brown too much.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
They are the cutest little things! We just love puppies!
Poopie always sleeps on the end of Eugene's bed, and Bob keeps watch over Betty Brunette every single night. I still don't like to clean the boxes every night, but I guess they really are worth it.
1. Stop eating sugar. Period. White, brown, no matter- just stop it.
2. No white flour. Ok, that one is harder, but eliminate as much as possible.
3. No potatoes. I have had a small french fry ONE TIME in the last year. Amazing. You can have a sweet potatoe- it really isn't a potato anyway.
4. No white rice. Brown rice is ok in small quantities.
5. Lots of Fibrous veggies. Corn is NOT a fibrous veggie. Spinach, broccoli, turnip greens - YES!
6. Eat lean meats - mostly chicken and fish. Turkey is ok. Limit Bacon and sausage, but the good news is that you can have it. Steak is good, but just a little.
7. IF you need bread, get the double fiber kind. Use "Carb monitor" tortillas. Same for pasta - I can tolerate the "Dreamfield's Pasta" pretty well.
8. Eat smaller amounts. You do not HAVE to feel BUSTING FULL every time you eat. One egg and a piece of double fiber toast is enough for breakfast. You can eat again in a few hours.
9. Drink a lot of water.
10. Carry a little snack in your purse or backpack. It may keep you from going through the drive through and really doing a bad thing.
Common sense is really all it takes. It sure took me a LONG time to figure it out, so don't feel bad. Just eat the right things, in smaller quantities and increase your activity level and you will begin to lose. Also, you just have to accept the fact that life won't be the same again and that "diet" food does not taste the same ( read this as "as good as") as "bad for you" foods. Some things we just have to do. You honestly won't miss the white foods and sweet stuff so much as time goes on.
If you are having a powerful craving for something sweet, make yourself my sugar-free pumpkin pie and put a BUNCH of whipper cream on it. It helps. Good luck, Bev!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
I was so proud of "Eugene" and "Betty." They did a great job .
( I don't know why, but they want to be called Eugene and Betty now. I have been going along with it, but I sure don't know where it came from)
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
He did fabulously in his patterns and individual moves and did very well in his defensive moves.
He did have to take down this 10 year old girl, but hey, she was a higher rank belt. Please don't notice the crappy photography.
We ( three chihuahuas and computer in my lap) have been sitting here in the big chair drinking coffee and watching Little People, Big World for a while. That show makes me irritable, but I do like to see that their house is way messier than mine.
The agenda for today is a busy one. Gotta go get some new tap shoes, go to work for an hour or so, go to the grocery, buy dog and cat food, go to dance class, then go to TaeKwanDo to test up for a new belt. I have a bunch of laundry to do and the house looks like a shaken snow globe, but that stuff may have to wait until the weekend. Y'all have a great day! We'll have TKD test pics later tonight or tomorrow.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
After a quick spin in the blender, it was the consistency of applesauce. I had to add quite a bit of water to get some action in the blender, so it spent a few minutes in a mesh strainer after the whirling. My food processor sort of self destructed back in the days when I used to grind up a lot of chicken gizzards and livers for the dogs, so I don't have one anymore.
So, end result is 8 cups of lovely pumpkin puree that will make some fab pies or pumpkin bread. I am thinking about sneaking a little in some pancakes for the little people in the morning. I am a little concerned that the water content is going to be somewhat higher than the canned stuff, so I guess I'll have to put it in the strainer again before I use it. The color is a little lighter than the canned product, but that doesn't matter to me.
Another odd fact - my dogs were going nuts when I was scraping the pumpkin meat off the skin, so I gave them some. They LOVED it. They will probably poop orange tomorrow. Oh well......
Here he is with his innards all exposed. This pumpkin was a bit larger than a "pie" pumpkin, but according to Ree, it ought to work fine. I used my ice cream scoop to get the guts out since the melon-baller bit the dust when I made those funky pear preserves.
So, here he is , all drawn and quartered ( actually eighthed) and laid out on a baking sheet. It took two of these dinky pans to hold it all, but it is all in the oven as I sit here. It smells like something is happening. I'll be sure and post more pictures as things progress. I know you won't be able to sleep until you see how it turns out. True Blood starts in a few minutes, so you can be assured that you won't see more pumpkin tonight. Buuaahhahahaahahaha!
4 cups frozen O’Brien hash browns
1 (7.6-ounce) package butter and herb mashed potato mix
1 stick butter, softened
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
¼ cup finely chopped onion
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 cups boiling water
2 cups canned French-fried onion rings
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Bring a pot of water to the boil and add the hash browns. Cook for 5 minutes and drain. In a large bowl, mix together the cooked hash browns, mashed potato mix, butter, cream cheese, jack cheese, sour cream, garlic salt, salt and pepper. Stir in the boiling water. Place in a greased 2-quart casserole dish. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes. Sprinkle the onion rings over the casserole and bake for about 5 to 8 minutes longer until onions are golden brown.
Ok, that is the “official “ recipe. Here is what I do to make it better. I can give you the secret in one word…….wait for it……..b….a…..c….o….n. Yes……bacon. I cook a few slices of bacon and crumble on top with the onion rings. Serve this with some fried chicken and black eyed peas and you can die happy!
1 C sugar
1/2 C White Corn Syrup ( Karo for those of you who live "down here")
3/4 stick margarine, melted
1 C chopped pecans
1 unbaked pie shell
In a medium bowl, beat eggs. Blend in the sugar. Stir in remaining ingredients, mixing well. Pour in pie shell and place in cold oven. Turn oven to 300 degrees. Bake 1 hour.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
So, you soften the cream cheese, add the egg, beat it together with a fork, then add 1/2 tsp vanilla and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Add two packets of splenda or 1 tablespoon of the granular splenda. Mix well.
The verdict? It was ok, but of course, it is NOT a danish and in no way resembles one. If I had to say, it is a bit more like French toast. In fact, if I had some sugar-free maple syrup, that would probably be pretty good on it. I might try it again when the family has pancakes and I am feeling left out, but I doubt this will be one that I go to as a staple meal. Maybe with some blueberries??
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
At Easter, things were slowing down a bit, but still headed in the right direction.
Remind me why I PAID for a picture with a bird. Still fat, but doing well.
Ok, so now here is what things are like now. The straight hair is a big improvement, don't you think? I can't even tell you how much more time it takes to make it be that way, but I think it is worth it.I really do like the way it feels to be healthier, but DANG, I do miss eating all that bad stuff!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Anyway, this one is a Ford Freestyle and it is sort of a cross between a mini van and an SUV. To be honest, we really did miss having our van when we got rid of it because so often we go places with the kids and other people and we just couldn't all go in the same car. I guess Daddy will drive the blue car since he puts in more miles most days and I will get the new one. Lots of pressure on me when I am driving "the good car" because I have such a hard time keeping one clean. Oh well...............