Wednesday, January 26, 2022

JANUARY PICK YOUR TABLE RESULTS...DON'T GET YOUR UNDIES IN A BUNDLE BECAUSE I MIGHT HAVE PICKED ON YOU

 Well,

Here we are.

Ready to see the results and who your

table mates will be?

#1-WOODLAND PARTY

Pam S-is coming but has to sit in the corner if she is still sick.  Leena -coming because she thinks there are BURRITOS on the table.I didn't have the heart to tell her I think those are rolled napkins.bobbie-the critters won her over Missy-who has a real bear visiting her yard and eating her bird food, Jeanie, Jenn & Sandra/Dinner@8


#2 JANUARY BLUES- SPRING IS COMING

DONNA-On Team Spring, Mad Snapper-needs clothing to attend, Hootin'Annie, Ginny, Nonie-um-she is onto something about eating animals-?, mxtodes, Roxy-wants to know what time to be there-I KNOW it is not because she wants to have a couple snorts before the party starts, Melanie, Theresa, Marilyn/Mountaintop


#3-HELLO SNOWFLAKE

Dear Gert, Amy/ToodyGooShoes, Kitty, Sandie/Chatty, Debra-Wants champagne-and keep it coming, Jack & Sherry-my sweet RV travelers, MA, Mevely, Lea, Nellie, HappyOne, Billie Jo, Julie, bj and Debbie-Dabble


#4-BLACK AND WHITE ALL OVER

What the What Couldn't believe bj didn't sit here- Penny, Pat, Jan/Jan'sJourney, Nil, GrammyGrits, Laura, Ann-will remain sober as long as I don't serve alcohol-after that all bets are off. Terri D, Vee, Sheila, Lorrie, Linda/LifeJournal, Sweet Lynne, Carla, JennyThePirate-will NOT be drunk because she is a teetotaler. We need to hook her up with Ron...just saying....he has been complaining about hangovers.


#5-JUST SO SIMPLE AND SWEET

Betsy/Estelle's, Diane, Rita, Doris, Tom-says he is a sweet and simple guy...hmmm..we shall see!, Kim/Exquisitely-Already complaining about the chairs, Judy-coming in her pj's-at least I hope she has them on..not sure, Susan/Flutterbys, 


#6-WOOD YOU LIKE TO SIT HERE?

Brenda, Ron The Cocktail King-go see JennyThePirate-she has ZERO hangovers,Cecilia-promising she WON'T get drunk-but that could go South sitting next to Ron, Linda/Life&Linda-will keep the table classy-and water down the drinks, Betsy, Michele, Sandi-wants to know if I cut down a tree for the chargers--ummm..Sandi, my sweet friend...have you ever gone to Hobby Lobby-they're there...promise...


#7-OH DEAR DEER DEAR

Seated here: Liz, Kris-who could use a drink after the week she has had, Polly-says she WILL be sober-not sure if that has been a problem in her past..um....., Bless & Jan/LowCarb


So-there you have it.

We have wrapped up January's table choices.

If I missed anyone- I apologize.  I do this

late at night-sitting up and trying to make sure I get

 everyone in.  

Let me know if I missed your name 

so I can make fun of you, too.

Will see you soon!

Will also start working on a 

VALENTINE'S DAY TABLE.



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Sunday, January 23, 2022

PRAYERS FOR A SPECIAL FAMILY MEMBER

 I am posting this to ask

for prayers for a special family member.

I grabbed this pic from FB so it is not the best.



Steve & Carol

are missionaries that have been

traveling south for many, many years

to minister to people.

They are some of the happiest people

I know and I am blessed to have

them in my family.

For the past several years

they have gone to Mexico

to help build churches and other buildings

and start ministries there.

Steve became an ordained pastor late in life.

They have the biggest hearts of anyone 

I know.

Steve has been diagnosed with cancer

that has metastasized.

He is very ill at this point

and needs a miracle.

Barring a miracle,

please pray for peace and healing

in his wife's heart and soul

and pray for a smooth transition 

from this earthly life to his heavenly home.

They have a faith-filled marriage

but that doesn't make this process any easier.

Please feel free to put this on

any and all prayer chains. 

Thank you-

If you are not a pray-er,

please send well-wishes and 

healing thoughts their way.

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Friday, January 21, 2022

COLD WINTER?-BAKE SOME GINGERBREAD-FRIDAY FUNNY INCLUDED

 GINGERBREAD 

always makes me think of my Dad.

His all time favorite food was 
GINGERBREAD.

When he married my Mom he
had been a bachelor for a long time.
He told her that she wouldn't have 
to cook big meals for him because he
was used to fending for himself for meals.

She said later that what he
DIDN'T TELL HER
was that she was going to have
to BAKE every day of life.
And what did she bake?
THIS:
GINGERBREAD!
He liked it plain or with butter
on it. 
We like whipped cream!

One day I baked gingerbread
when SweetCheeks was about three


She looked at the pan and asked...
Where did HIMS go?

What do you mean?
Where's the GINGERBREAD BOY you ahlways mahke?
She thought the
gingerbread boy had been
baked INSIDE the cake!;>)

A few days ago I had an old friend,
Sylvia Cannon,
ask me for the recipe that I posted years ago.
SO---I thought maybe you
would like it, too. 
Here is the picture she sent me

The recipe below is almost
identical to my mother's recipe.
(only better!;>)
Let me tell you- this stuff
is good for what ails you.
Uh-huh!!!!

Prep: 15 min. 

Bake: 30 min.Yield: 9 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light molasses
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup cold water
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon-2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • (1 tsp is pretty bland-adjust to taste)
  • 1\/2 teaspoon salt
  • Whipped cream

Directions 


  • Combine egg, sugar, molasses, butter and water; mix well. In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, ginger and salt; add molasses mixture. Beat until well mixed. Pour into a greased 8-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until cake tests done. Serve warm with whipped cream. Yield: 9 servings



I hope you all have a wonderful warm

JANUARY DAY!

We have been having 

ZERO DEGREES F days.


My Hero is always cold since

his cancer battle a few years ago.

This should warm him up!


January Jones!!!




Ummm.....Uh-Oh---

I guess it worked!

Look what happened to 

THE COOKIE

he was holding!



I hope you have a 

wonderful WARM weekend!

Keep smiling-

Spring is coming soon

unless you live in Wisconsin


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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

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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Sunday, January 16, 2022

A SUNDAY PRAYER REQUEST FOR A SPECIAL BLOGGER

 Many of you know our

Ricki Jill Treleaven.



Her blog is 

The Bookish Dilettante

She has always given of herself

to all of us in many ways.

She has shared her book reviews,

her artwork,

her travels,

her family

and her sweet self.

Sadly, she has been hit with that

horrible word

CANCER.

She has breast cancer.

Even though she has breast cancer

it does not define her.

She posted about it on her blog 

but said she will do 

NO MORE POSTS ABOUT IT

until she rings the bell when she

finishes treatment.

Here is what she posted:

Right before Thanksgiving, I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  It required quite a lot of diagnostic testing, and I had my first chemo treatment on December 27th.  My prognosis is very good because it was caught early.  I will not be blogging about it at all because cancer does not define who I am.  It will, however, limit my activities because my immune system is being destroyed.  BUT I have fun things planned to do at home, and since all other activities (in person art classes, all travel, DAR, sorority functions, and church) are completely off limits, I will be spending more time blogging.  The only other time I will blog about cancer is when I get to ring the bell after my last treatment.  

She knows that I am doing this post

so feel free to leave her a message here.

She just does not want her blog

flooded with anything to do with

CANCER.

So, all you praying people know what to do.

Thank you all!

~Sending you MY love~

If you are not a pray-er, then

please send well-wishes and 

healing thoughts and vibes her way.

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Friday, January 14, 2022

FRIDAY FUNNIES-STEPPING OUT OF THE SHOWER

 At one point,

when I first started blogging,

I did a quite a few 

'FUNNY POSTS'-

at least I thought they were funny.

Because I am trying to 

keep to somewhat of a schedule

I thought 

FRIDAY FUNNIES

might keep me on track.

These posts are mostly nonsense.

Seeing the humor in the 

little daily things in life

that happen to everyone me.

A few years ago my little 

SWEETCHEEKS, age 3-1/2,

was peeking through the 

bathroom door just as I was

stepping out of the shower.


I ask-
Who's there?
The door cracks open
a bit wider.
Guess who?!?!

Me:  What are you doing?

 SC: I'm juss' whatching yohu, Nana..
I seen yohu like thaht
 beforah, yohu know!

Yes! I know!
SC:Nana?
Yes, honey?
You knhow whut?
What?

Yohu luuk a lot bettah
wiffth yohurh clothes on.

Thank you!(sarcastically)
Yohr'er wehlcome (sincerely)

Lord, I think I am finally getting it.
Remember the generation that
said kids were to be seen
and not heard?
Yeah...
NOW I get it!

And there you have it.

Moral: Never undress in front of someone

that does not know how to lie to your face.

And this is what she looks like today-

AND she still won't lie to my face-

   So- What do you think?

More of these little tidbits from daily life?

This is an old "funny"

but many of them will be much newer.

Thanks for following along.

Love my fellow bloggers and friends.


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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

HEART HEALTHY? NOPE! HEART WARMING? YEP!

Here I am!

I said I was going to try to get back
in the groove of blogging again.

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 
7 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.
I served them with carrots and 
sauteed zucchini along with
a microwaved apple topped with
cinnamon and Splenda brown sugar.
 
And while EVERYONE ELSE likes their
chicken fried hamburgers
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 2022!
ALWAYS eat before you go
grocery shopping.
Otherwise you will be posting 
a sign like this one.
Have a Happy Wednesday!!

I am going to start to do a little
FRIDAY THING.
I will post the first one this Friday
and y'all can tell me if I should
continue along my schtick.

AND
I will be around soon with another
PICK YOUR FAVORITE TABLE
now that!
I am back in the loop
or loopy-you decide!
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