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Hodge-Podge Again!

Sitting listening to radio in the background… k6709031

just old songs… and music…

ENOUGH of TV and politics…

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WHAT more can be said???

The criticism of each other has made me lose interest…

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I ordered a movie (actually bought it)…which is not like me unless I think I really want to see it…

It is called “Seconhand Lions”… 2003…

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Stars Robert Duvall…

The brief part I saw on FACEBOOK grabbed me…

Traditional good acting with meaning…

My kind of movie…

I’ll let you know what I think when I watch it…

Coming in mail soon…

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My week has been a hodge-podge of things…

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Hemming my husband’s new pants…

I HATE HEMMING!…

and usually take it to a lady I found…

BUT… he will need these sooner than she could get them done…

so… this was this mornings project!

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Found these cutest Salt/Peppers at the thrift store…

Thinking Easter…

but, they seem to have an Alice in Wonderland look!…

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Made it outside Sunday… FRESH air at last!… and warm sunshine on my shoulders…

Limbs and twigs covered our back yard due to heavy winds a few days…

I really like how “Mother Nature” cleans out the old… but, she always seems to leave the “heavy” work for me…

We will burn our collection when the winds have died down…

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Cherry Cheescake (NO BAKING)…was made and I must have wanted it… because I ate a LOT of it…

It was really good!… and easy…

You know me… SIMPLE!

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Going through photos… keeping and deleting …

I have a tendency to KEEP everything…

My Mom and me around 2006…

Miss her today for some reason… She lived to be 98 years old…

This year she would have been 107…

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Thundering… and raining… k33334075

Love that sound!…

I might just read awhile… but, NO TV/politics!

 

 

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Mundane???

Sometimes I think my life is Mundane…           

Dull and Ordinary…

Wake up…

have coffee or hot tea…

talk/play with cats…

cook Bobby’s breakfast…

watch the TV (NEWS)…

but, the more I think about it…

I’ll take that!…

no drama… k8270921

no heartache… k17722414

no sickness… k19296333

no tragedies…

Yes!… mundane can be fine!

My thoughts about just cleaning house… k14386366

cooking/baking… k3125981

going to store… k15902130

washing/drying clothes… k8266680

with a little added spice of phone calls… k11313815

short trips… k8255274

paying bills… bills2_c

sleeping in when I want… k5452281

petting the cats… tn_sox

I don’t HAVE to have an agenda…

excitement all of the time…

rushing around…

keeping up with everyone’s “stuff” on Facebook

I can make baked cabbage…

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and it was Yummy!…

I can put out a few St. Patrick decorations…

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looking for Spring in between rain and snow showers…

Yes… Mundane is not as bad as it sounds!

 

Sunday Cooking!

A lazy day for me…

a busy day for Bobby…

He is finishing the electrical work for the washer/dryer he’s putting in for me…

I thank God for him every day!… with his many talents…

plumbing, electric, woodworking, painting, lawn care, roofing, cleaning house, auto repair, laying tile, furnace repair, concrete work…

He has touched everything in our home…

I can do many things too… since I have watched him and before that my Daddy and Mom…

You will find me today cleaning house and cooking…

Vegetable Soup was on the menu… I had found a sale on canned veggies… so SOUP they became…

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Vegetables drained half way…

Small chopped onion…(had)

Beef stew mix (I already had)…

1-Pound Ground Beef cooked…(had)

3-cups water

Combine in crock pot and cook 4 hours… add salt/pepper to taste…

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I also had been wanting to make some Bean Salad for myself…

I will be the ONLY one to eat it…

but, that’s OK… it will be my snack and lunch for a couple of days… and I will be happy!…

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I used…

1- can Black Beans (drained and rinsed well)…( I had them… so used them!)

1- can Dark Red Kidney Beans (drained and rinsed well)…

1/4 of a medium sweet onion chopped…

4- 6″ pieces of celery sliced thin…

I sliced the sweet midget pickles I had left in a jar… about 12…

Mayonnaise to combine and give the taste you want…

I boiled 2- hard-boiled eggs, sliced and added after they had cooled…

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And SIMPLE PEACH COBBLER!…

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1/2- cup melted margarine (butter) in bottom of 8″ X 6-1/2″ glass baking dish…

Combine:

1-cup sugar

1-cup baking mix or  self-rising flour)…

1-cup milk

Pour in bottom buttered dish… and then pour a 15oz. can of peaches with juice over that…

I sprinkled a bit of cinnamon on the top…

and baked for about 40 minutes…

or until brown as you like…

Sister coming over to visit… so will taste soon!

 

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Improvised Cookies!

Sunday Morning…

Got up way too earlyk13230802but, after having breakfast with husband k16585841 talking to the cats  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA …

and my sister dougla0138s … I was awake!…

I decided to go ahead and make the cookies I’m taking to BUNCO

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My sister and I have the food/drinks this time…

MENU

Chicken Salad/ crackers /rolls =  Carolyn

Pimento Cheese = Carolyn

Plates/Napkins/Forks = Carolyn

Dessert (Cookies) = Me!

Fruit Salad = Me!

Cups/ Drinks/ Ice = Me!

We are deciding on one more thing… but, haven’t decided…

but, we’ll pull it off…

We always do fine!…

We each take half of the items we need after deciding on the MENU!

I saw these cookies… OK!… ate them also!… at the Casino the other day on their Buffett…

So simple… remember that’s ME!…

Sugar Cookies ( a little almond flavoring )… bent in half… with a little Raspberry Jam and Lemon Frosting Filling…

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I improvised on the Chocolate Chip… They didn’t have any… but, Why Not!…

We had to have something “chocolate!”…

So I made Chocolate Chip Cookies… bent them in half… filled with Chocolate Fudge Frosting ( a little ) and dipped in sprinkles… 

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I placed them in some small red/pink flowered cupcake papers I found after Valentine’s Day for 75% OFF… Made approximately 80… we sometimes have 30 ladies playing…

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Will freeze until I leave for BUNCO on Tuesday evening… Knowing they will be even better from experiences I have had in baking…

After getting home from work that afternoon I will make a Simple Fruit Salad of Oranges, Pineapple k2012746and Flaky Coconutk3022326 …( a few red cherries for color )k4150323

Sounds GOOD to me!

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Easy “Sweet” Breakfast

We are going to eat lunch today at my sister’s… so I figured a lite breakfast would be fine…

I had bought these turnovers to make sometime this week… so that’s what I was “tempted” to bake…

Just 6 in the package… so no indulging here…

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They come in apple and cherry… but, really like cherry

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Dough comes in a roll like canned biscuits…

a plastic packet of fruit filling and one of white frosting…

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Got coffee started where it would be ready when turnovers came out of the oven…

“timing” here is essential… ha, ha!

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Coffee mug ready!

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After placing squares of dough on a cookie sheet ( in my case… a pizza pan )…

squirt out filling into center of dough…

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Fold over dough into a trianglepressing edges to seal with fingers…

Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes…

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Come out golden brown and so flaky!

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Cut corner of frosting glaze…

and zig zag it over the warm turnovers…

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Kinda pretty aren’t they… and so yummy!

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Oh, yes… my coffee with half/half… my way!

Cookies and “KABOOM”!

Yesterday… I baked cookies

“Simply”… as always… because that’s the “word” I picked to follow throughout the year 2013… SIMPLE…

Just a word… but, has made my life a lot “simpler”…

I don’t know if I can find a better word for 2014… but, if not… I’ll stick to this one…

Because it worked!

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Found Halloween Sugar Cookie Mix for 50% OFF…

It’s still Fall… so the Fall colored sprinkles in this
“Funfetti” Mix of orange and brown (Chocolate) is just fine…

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Just an egg and 1 stick of soft margarine mixed together with mix

Roll into balls and press down slightly…

I added additional “Autumn” Sprinkles I had bought for 50% too…

Orange, yellow, brown and green…

Baked for 10 minutes… and we have some sweet cookies to eat and maybe share…

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then today… since I kind of goofed off yesterday… was cleaning day…

and “KABOOM” came to my rescue!

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It sprays out in a foam that doesn’t drip all over… and is blue…

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My bathroom sink…

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the foam is slowly turning white…

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when it has turned all of the way white..

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the dirt has melted and it’s ready to wipe away

just a little water and down the drain it goes…

leaving my sink sparkling clean…

As I said, “I love these “simple” things I have discovered and used this year!

Sunday Grateful- November 3, 2013 : My Husband’s Family

I see people on FACEBOOK k11381665 writing a “Grateful” k7231294 every day for November…

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Since I’ve been writing my “Sunday Gratefuls” for awhile… I will continue with that…

I went to the grocery today sfo0444… Besides everyday food and supplies… I bought a few extras for making my Christmas Cookies…  Christmas-Cookies-Cutters

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That’s my gift to my husband’s family in Georgia3cae153d-f926-4da4-9cfd-e99305cdf697

Whether they like them or not… ( They say they love them! ) … k14825741

I totally enjoy making them…

As I bakeI think of all of them…  k14529108

Only three sisters, their children and a few cousins of my husband are left from what once was a huge family when we married k8660880… which will be 45 years in February …

To have been introduced to this lovely family that came as a bonus with my husband… has been a blessingk0982803

I am so grateful for the lovek12161300 they have shown me…

and in my humble way k11789234… that I’m able to show them I love them back at this time of year!