Wednesday, January 16, 2019

PICK YOUR FAVORITE TABLE- JANUARY RESULTS

Well, holy cow...
No- I don't really think cows are sacred--
it's just a Wisconsin saying.

Anyway-
I went to tally up the votes for tables
and thought my fingers would go numb
writing them all down.
You all REALLY LIKE this game!

So- without further chit-chat from me,
I will get right into it...
AND--remember you are 
ALL FAIR GAME
and I can beWICKED.
Hurt your feelings on purpose? Nope!
Trash you a little bit?  Yep!

Here were your choices:
#1-Woodland-Party Animals Invited
Let's just say there are a FEW party animals here.
Carol Slater had a hard time but finally picked #1.
Debra, Pam (doesn't eat squirrel--too bad for her),
Jeanie, Carol W.(#1 & # 6-CAN'T decide--so she's here--hahahahaha-hostess choice),
DJ-A NEWBIE--Wants to eat here and go to #6 for dessert....I will have to educate her before she plays again!
Carrie, Missy-complaining about wood placemats,
Bonnie-NO COMPLAINTS, Jane, 
Carla #1 & #4--She KNOWS better-I picked FOR her!
Su-Says 4 is her style but is sitting here? m'kay,
Connie, Sharon/Sugar, Cecilia (clean paint smock on)
Jenn (likes the rabbits-um...I might be missing something but do YOU see ANY rabbits?

TABLE #2 JANUARY BLUES- SPRING IS COMING

Hello Moontides, Theresa, MA, 
Suz-freely admits to being hungover,
Gert-says her hangover is flab over her belt,
Sally-will put ALL of her butt here (not sure what that means), Linda-alaCarte-bringing a flask but NOT sharingMerle,
Marilyn (loves winter-something WRONG with that woman in my humble opinion)
Barbara -Southern Baptist-doesn't drink (or smoke)-will have to separate her from Linda's flask & Jettie- DOES NOT eat wild game or pineapple upside down cake-
Thanks for the menu options, Jettie!
AND MELANIE---THAT I FORGOT
BUT AM ADDING!!!! 

#3-HELLO SNOWFLAKE

bj-- Wants a frozen margarita! LOL- She fooled everyone by not picking the black and white check table!  
Sandi- says bring on the drunks for singing after dinner, Kathy,
Sandie/Chatty, ADAM-thanks for playing, 
Karen/Happy One, Louise, Noreen,
Cheri-What the what? 1,7,3 or 4--she's HERE!
Kim-doesn't like snow-but says "when in Rome"(shhhh-she has no idea where she is)
DebbieDabble- #3 or  #4--you is a'sitting here!
Julie  says she will eat and then roam the tables,
& sweet Sheri!

#4 BLACK & WHITE ALL OVER
Linda/Ramblings, Dawn, Katie,
Gay-wants pignot (does she think she's on Housewives?),
Susie & V (here because of bj...hahaha-joke is on them),
bobbie-came back to check to see who else was sitting here....(in case she wanted to move?)
Carol-black/white/read all over joke--newspaper, BAD!
Nancy Notes & Nancy Wild Oak,
Karen/PomPom- Called me Queenie--she's got that right!
G Dazee-bringing biscuits-hope she's got a big oven cuz this is a full table.
Connie- wearing black & white to match the table.....
little cray-cray there as the kids say,
Debbie/Lakehouse-welcome back to blogland,
Terri, Denise, Cindy/Creations, 
Liz-also has a hangover-flab...shhhh...hey she said it--not me!,
Leena, Cindy/Cloches, Joyous Chaos,
Amy, Anonymous-you know who you are!
,Susan K, Penny,
Louca por porcelina, Jenny,
& Joan-going to copy the table-
she must have a really BIG copy machine!!

#5-JUST SO SIMPLE & SWEET

Lisa- whining about the chairs already, KimMalk-likes to whisper and thinks she can with that centerpiece as a cover,
Rita-the accountant that mixed up 5 & 6 so had to delete her first post, 
Cathy/1934 Ctg-Wants to move to #6 after she has "had a few"---still hung over maybe?

#6-WOOD YOU LIKE TO SIT HERE?

Karen Ann- talking about her TAVERN MULE-
I assumed she was talking about one of her horse-type animals until she gave a recipe that included ginger brandy...so there you go...,
Willie-hopes there is game on the menu and wonders "what's a drunk"?  hmmmm,
Jack & Karen (my sweet travelers that RV it all over the country), Fran, Linda & 
Linda-Itsy/Bitsy,  Kitty (not a REAL kitty), Saimi, and our featured guest
UNKNOWN!

Last but not least--
#7-OH DEAR DEER, DEAR
Well, lucky you-Ron The Cocktail King
is sitting here-along with- 
Diane-it's her birthday and she wanted 
everyone to bring her presents but then decided
SHE would bring everyone else presents!
Kris, Krishna, Jan, Debby Ray, Doris,
Lorrie-who is afraid of critters but apparently likes deer, 
Judy with the red dress, red dress red dress on,
Fabby- who has more fabulous dishes than
any of us could ever imagine,
& Sylvia- feeling like Alice In Wonderland
(I think she needs to quit that "stuff" she is using),

Now- I am sure I missed someone-
I always do, you know.
If I did-let me know so that I can place 
you and make fun of you, too.

If you don't like your tablemates,
too bad--you are stuck with them!

Happy Day Friends.
Let's Feast!

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

ANNA IRELAND BUILDS A SHELF

If you have 2-1/2 minutes
this is 
THE BEST TUTORIAL
on building a shelf
I have ever seen.

If nothing else,
you will get your laugh 
for the day.
Featuring Anna & Peggy Sue the dog!


See you in a day or so with the
PICK YOUR FAVORITE  RESULTS!

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Friday, January 11, 2019

PICK YOUR FAVORITE JANUARY TABLE--NO DRUNKS ALLOWED

The reason for the 
NO DRUNKS ALLOWED?
I ran into someone the other day
that said they were still
HUNG OVER FROM NEW YEAR'S EVE!
Seriously?
Personally, I can't imagine.
I "think" they meant that they were just
exhausted after the holidays---but--
who knows!!

So- here we go.
It's January-  a "downer" for some of us.
But---CHEER UP!!!!
You've been invited to a wonderful dinner
with a good friend.
You would put on a great looking outfit
and pick which table to sit at~
Ready?

TABLE #1
WOODLAND-PARTY ANIMALS INVITED

TABLE #2
JANUARY BLUES- SPRING IS COMING

TABLE #3
HELLO SNOWFLAKE! 

TABLE #4
BLACK & WHITE ALL OVER

TABLE #5
JUST SO SIMPLE AND SWEET

TABLE #6
WOOD YOU LIKE TO SIT HERE?

TABLE #7
OH DEAR DEER, DEAR
You know the routine.
Pick ONE--YES ONE--table
to plunk your butt at.
No complaints allowed!
And DON'T ask me what's 
ON THE MENU
because it is NOT my party!
Got it?

As you know- I don't like winter
SO
You will see me immediately 
when you get there......
I'll be the one with the frozen expression!

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Saturday, January 5, 2019

HA!!!! TOLD YOU I'D BE BACK AFTER THE FIRST

You didn't really think I would 
abandon you, right?
I know sometimes bloggers
say they are 
TAKING A BREAK
and then they disappear forever.
I sometimes wonder if their mate
got tired of them blogging and
"offed them"-if you know what I mean!

Anyway

When you wake up and it is 
27 DEGREES outside it is 
WINTER!
Winter calls for food that
"warm-your-bones"!

This is what Midwesterners
like to refer to as
HEARTLAND food-
Mostly because it will put you at
coronary risk...
don't say I didn't warn you. 
Now- If you are looking 
GLUTEN FREE 
or 
LOW FAT 
or 
HEART HEALTHY
please run away from here as fast as your
bony little butt will take you.
This is none of those!

I had SOME hamburger but not enough 
to feed two kids and two adults-
and-I did need to use it up.
Isn't raw hamburger kind of gross to look at?

So...I thought- if you can make 
CHICKEN FRIED STEAK
why can't you make 
CHICKEN FRIED HAMBURGER?
Guess what?
YOU CAN!

I had about 2/3 pound of hamburger.
I added 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese,
and 1/3 cup of the Shake & Bake crumbs.
Mixed it all together with my hands 
(yes my hands)
then formed patties that were less than 1/2" thick.
Is 3/8" of an inch too calculated?

Then I turned them once in the flour,
then put them in the beaten egg,
then put them into the 
Shake & Bake mixture.
Lined up and waiting-
Then I cooked them in medium hot oil 
for about 2 minutes per side.
They were delicious.
And while EVERYONE ELSE likes theirs
with a bit of gravy,
I like mine with KETCHUP.
It tastes like a cutlet that way (to me).

Listen- Here is my advice for 2019!
ALWAYS eat before you go
grocery shopping.
Otherwise you will be posting 
a sign like this one.
Have a Happy Saturday night
and a wonderful Sunday!!!!

I will be around soon with another
PICK YOUR FAVORITE!
I am back in the loop
or loopy-you decide!
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Monday, December 24, 2018

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL MY WONDERFUL BLOGGING FRIENDS

Wishing all of you a very 
MERRY CHRISTMAS
and a wonderful
NEW YEAR.
We have 
GRANDS AND GIFTS
and a
MOMS' MEAL
and a 
WINTER WEDDING
in the next few days.

However, even with all this busy-ness,
I want 
YOU to KNOW
that
YOU are an important part of
MY LIFE!

I have come to know and love 
SO MANY OF YOU
and
just want to share a bit of
CHRISTMAS LOVE AND CHEER
with all of you.

See you in the 
NEW YEAR!
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Monday, December 17, 2018

YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO DO THIS

I have posted this before 
but I have some new readers this year
so thought I would share it again.

I am still on break but will pop in with
two or three 
Christmas Ideas
you still have time to do.
I have done this post

a couple of times.

Several people said 

they had never seen anything like it.

I thought I would post before it

gets any later in the season--

in case you want make these for 

your own home.

I have been doing this since my

own kids were small.



You know how a front door says 

WELCOME

when you come in?

By the way-

Those sleigh bells are off the horses my 

father drove as a young man.

So -there's my 

Happy Hello!

BUT I like my door to say

GOOD-BYE

when someone leaves, too.

And I like to say it NICELY

Unlike some people that will say-

Don't let the door hit you in the butt on the 

way out.

How do I do that?

I let my visitors take a little memento

of their visit with them.

It is called 

Cut and Run Take

Here they are-

 my sweet little

GINGERBREAD BOYS

hanging in a row.

Here's how to make this

sweet little door hanging.

Roll out Saran Wrap about 2 feet longer 

than the side of your door.

Lay your Gingerbread Boys in a line 

on the center of the plastic wrap.

leaving about 4-6" between them.

You could also do this with any sturdy

cookie- like a sugar cookie cut 

like a snowflake or star.

Flip them upside down making sure that they

are still in the center

Pull the plastic wrap to the back

overlapping it so they are enclosed 

all the way around.

Gently flip them over and using ribbon

tie a knot above and below EACH one.

Hang some children's scissors on

some curly ribbon from the top

to cut the saran wrap.

When you cut them apart 

you will cut between the ribbons 

leaving each one fully encased

In plastic wrap.


Here I am making a cut between the ties.

You start with the bottom one and 

each person can cut off a gingerbread boy 

to take along when they leave.

I hang them on a nail

hidden on top of the door jamb.

shhhhh-MyHero hates nails anywhere

I dressed the top

with some greenery and red balls.

I love  Gingerbread Boys, don't you?

Sometimes I feel sorry for them though.

Poor things.
pinterest image

The one on the right hears about like 

MyHero does-especially when it comes

to trying to get a chore done!


Now- get in that kitchen and start baking!

As for me..

Well, I am trying not to BAKE

so that I don't EAT

Gingerbread Boys!


OH!  And these are really cute with
SNOWFLAKE CUTOUTS

instead of 

Gingerbread boys.


Have a Wonderful Week!!!!
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Sunday, December 9, 2018

I WILL BE BACK

Good Morning-

Thank you all for the 
prayers for the family
of a man we all loved.

In light of everything
going on this time of year,
I am taking a break
from blogging for a bit.

This is NOT a 
PERMANENT GOOD-BYE!
I will still pop in and out of
FaceBook
& I will still 
do posts for the business-

I am well but in a bit of limboland
with our move and 
life-changes.

I will be back soon
and promise to give you at least
one laugh per post.

Have a wonderful 
MERRY CHRISTMAS.

Love to all of you~

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