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Good Eats-Thrift Store Finds and “Jill”

Sweet Peppers chopped fine and then mixed with garlic butter…

Spread on Corn on the Cob… Salt/Peppered…

wrapped in foil and baked for about 25 minutes in oven 425 degrees…

Great Taste!

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A new find … Cilantro Lime Seasoned Chicken Breasts…

Tender and quick cooking either in skillet (I chose due to not needing any more heat in house)… or baked…

Will definitely do again… and will also try other flavors…

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I find unique items at my thrift stores/ peddler’s malls…

This plate was the same color as I’m using in my bathroom…

and I just love it…

The birds are raised and the plate was in perfect condition…

Notice the birds in background also…

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I’ve mentioned Jill loves to drink from my floating candles…

I say she is having her martini…

but, did you know… she also loves Lays Potato Chips… on the side…

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Jill sleeps anywhere she wants…

the last couple of days on the back of the sofa… on the pillows…

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and I like having my frosted flakes for a treat sometimes… Not even for breakfast…

She always waits patiently for her sip of the sweet milk…

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I keep her blue ribbon in the file cabinet by my computer…

She comes and says in “cat talk”… that she wants to play…

We play with her ribbon for about 30 minutes every day…

Might be what’s keeping my old girl healthy!

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or is it that she might be a little spoiled…

Sitting and looking outside on her bench…

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Candy Corn Cravings!

I’ve decided on what my next blog will be… but, it’s a “Secret!” ... I will begin it on January 1, 2012… Maybe even a new title since “My First Blog 2011” will be obsolete …no more 2011… I’m really excited , now that I have thought of it… I needed that… something to be excited about… Great!

Now, I will tell you what else I’ve been thinking about

Candy Corn… One of my favorites during the Fall months…especially Halloween time! … I love the original… It seems to taste different, although the ingredients are the same… “Original” meaning the Yellow, Orange and White tipped kernels … Love those little imitation look-alike ears of corn… Because that’s what they represent… Introduced back in 1880’s by George Renningen by the Wunderle Candy Co. in Philadelphia… Now called Brach’s ... Farming of course was the main way of making a living …so this candy was geared toward this customer, the farmer and his family … Made of sugar, corn syrup, coloring and binders…I found that “binders” are like marshmallow cream or calcium acetate (food additive) for stabilizationMakes them creamy! … The colors of yellow, orange and white were chosen because of the closeness in color to an actual corn kernel … brighter of course to appeal to the public’s eye… Originally made by hand  … and now automation has mechanized the process … Another company, Goelitz Confections in Cincinnati started making Candy Corn in 1898…now called the Jelly Belly Co.” … I always seem to taste honey when I’m eating this neat candy… must be the flavoring and along with a bowl of salty popcorn …yum!… Other colors have emerged…brown and orange for Thanksgiving green and red for Christmas pink and red for Valentine’s Day and Easter comes in different pastels … A low-fat candy…3.5 calories per kernel, 9000 tons ( 20 million pounds) made annually…I believe I will buy me a bag today… I need to help them out… maybe add a pound or two to their statistics… and being low-fat , won’t add to my pounds… That would be scary! … even if it wasn’t Halloween!

“My Kids!”…
Oh No!… Halloween was here and our Patriot Bake Shop was in full force… Jack-o-lantern Cakes, Cupcakes , Brownies... Everyone giving us orders for all of their parties… and treats for the students… Our cakes were so cute with triangular eyes and noses jagged cute smiles a green stem  with curly leaf hair… of course all edible made from cake and frosting… Our cupcakes were decorated with sprinkles of orange, purple, brown and yellow with Candy Corn accenting each one… The brownies were either plain or chocolate frosted and also an addition of a Candy Corn atop each square… Candy Corn also became teeth for our Jack-o-lantern cakes at times… The trick was to keep little fingers out of the bowl and several adult ones also… Oh what fun!… If I had known the recipe for Candy Corn  as I do now…we would have had to try it… along with the cute Candy Corn Cookies  I’ve read about… I seem to be on the look out for new crafts and recipes still… can’t take the teacher out of me yet!