Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
When they got here, Britanny just had a little square crocheted... Now look at the blanket she has been working on.
And right now it's even bigger. They have already left for home on the beach... I'll have to e-mail her for a picture of it when she's finished.
Just wanted to share it with you!
Sunday, December 27, 2009
... First I baked YULETIDE CHRISTMAS COOKIES...
...Then I made my Grandmas Fudge... but I added Cranberries to it.
...Here is the table at Mom's house with Cookies & Appetizers on it. I made Buckeyes, The Yuletide Cookies, The Hot Ham & Cheese Spread , Italian Christmas Cookies & Fudge....sorry, half the food is gone by the time I took a picture. There are only 2 shrimp left on the plate. :-(
I think we all had a great time! After we ate, we went out side.
Here's Michael on our horse Star. I just wish we had snow. We had relatives here from California! And the kids wanted to see & play in the snow.
...And the Christmas Presents I wanted... I wanted this Colander that expands over your sink. Love It!!!
And here it is with the knife I wanted...
If you look at the dates on the pictures of my colnadar & knife, you'll see I got them early. Santa is smart and let me have them early for food preparation. :-)
I hope every one had a great Christmas!!!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
I have been doing some last minute crocheting. All of the sudden I have to make BRIGHT YELLOW slippers for my little brother, finish a scarf for ME. And sew up the gloves I have been making. Just odds and ends The next thing I want to start on is a Market Bag. I don't know when it would get done though. Too many other things to FINISH.
.....And here is my half done scarf... I need more of the yarn to finish it. It's Simply Soft by Caron also.
.....It's SNOWING here!!! ( Hamilton County, Ohio ) It's so pretty! I'll have to take some pictures.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
And also... This is so cute, I had to share it... Sissy, my Maltese was in my lap when I played this. Her little head popped up and listened..:-)
Friday, December 11, 2009
... Sissy getting her morning Tummy Rub..:-)
Monday, December 7, 2009
I think I have a picture of our cake.
Good Friends and Good Food..:-) A good time was had by all. :-)
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
She is a bit on the shaggy side right now. She needs to be groomed.
... Yesterday I made a homemade Chicken Pot Pie. I made a Cream Cheese Crust for it. I don't think I like that crust. It was a little too heavy. I think we prefer the lighter crust.
Individual Chicken Pot Pies or Pie
1-2/3 c. flour
1- 8 oz. cream cheese,cold
1/3 c. butter, cold
1/4 t. salt
Filling:1 whole chicken, pulled from bone and chunked
1/3 cup -
1/3 cup - flour
2 t. minced garlic
1/2 t. salt & dash of pepper
1-1/2 cup - warm water
2/3 cup- milk
3 chicken bouillon cubes
1 cup- frozen mixed veggies
3 - individual sized tin pie bowlsFor crust combine the flour, cream cheese, and butter in a bowl. Cut in the cold cream cheese and butter until you have a crumbly mixture. Then starting working it with your hands, kneading until you have a ball of dough: On a floured surface, roll out the dough in to a flat square. Take one of your tin bowls and trace and cut an overlapped piece of dough. Place it into the bowl and softly press it into the corners:
You will get 3 servings out of this recipe. roll out 6 squares for 3 bottom crust & 3 top crusts. Or you will get 1 large pot pie like mine.
Meanwhile, in a saucepan, melt the butter. Stir in flour, garlic, & spices till blended.
Slowly stir in warm water, bouillon cubes, & milk. Slowly bring to soft boil & stir constantly for 2 MIN. or til thickened.
Remove from heat & add the frozen vegetables (peas, carrots, celery, & the chicken.
Fill the shells: Put the tops of the crusts over this & seal the edges.
You can use a fork to make a fluted edge. Make a criss cross slit in the center: Bake at 425 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown. OR If making 1 large pot pie bake about 30-40 MIN. Watch it carefully so it doesn't get to brown on top.
I got the recipe on the blog called " Mommy's Kitchen."
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Sissy in her Bengals Sweater that I made last year!!!
A few hours later....
* we won the game !!! *
Friday, November 27, 2009
And here she is...SISSY... Looking right into the camera as it flashes in her eyes. I wonder animals eyes look like that in pictures. (?)
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Here is Paul stuffing the Turkey in the sink...
And here it is ready to go in the fridge over night.. then it goes in the oven tomorrow morning.
... And me? What do I do? I tear up the bread... chop celery, dice onions etc. In other words... I do the prep work...:-)
Have a Happy Thanksgiving...:-)
Friday, November 20, 2009
See how I have a HOOD over the fingerless part?
Thursday, November 19, 2009
...Here I have it on my chair. I love it. It's a Dark Blue from Knit Picks. It's called Planetarium. Pima Cotton Yarn. SO SOFT & WARM.
Check out the little collar on it. This is the first time I made one. Easier then I thought.
Next is the Back View draped on my chair.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
I made these with Black & Red Cotton yarn. I need to make more of the striped. I like it best.
...And here I am waiting for Sissy to attack...LOL She gets anyone who is on the floor.
...She didn't attack ME... she decided to go to Paul instead. He had pretzels for her.... Little stinker, she always goes to whomever has the food.
Who here sends Crochet, Knit Or other Types of items to our Sailors, Soldiers or Marines? And what do you send? So many times you hear on the Radio or T.V. to send blankets, gloves, scarves ETC. ETC. to them because it's so cold there. ( I thought it was hot. Shows you what "I" know..LOL )
But most of all... what address to you send things to? What address or group is reputable? I'm in a giving mood I guess... I just don't know where to send things.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Just like every year when Holidays come around, I start hunting for new recipes I can try out on our family for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I get the magazine called " Food & Family" ... Kraft puts it out for 6.99 a year. They have great recipes to try. (Tonight I'm trying Lasagna Roll Ups. )
I have to get going to the Library & Store soon. Then a few mounds of laundry to tackle. And speaking of laundry, try the new Downy. It comes in a dark ( black ) bottle. It smells WONDERFUL. And I'm one of those who didn't even use to use Laundy Softener before. I saw it in the store and smelled it and LOVED IT!!! Try it...:-)
Monday, November 9, 2009
I'll be popping in and posting more later...:-) O.K. I'm back.
...There just isn't too much to write about right now. I'm just crocheting a bunch of Christmas Present bags.. Now figure that one out...LOL When I'm done, I'll post a picture of one.
I'm using up some of my stash to make odds & ends. It's either that or give more to the library for the kids to use. I may do that again also.
... I like that picture. Sissy & Michael. I like the way Sissy is watching Michael watch T.V.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
...I rode around in my car and took these pictures a couple of days ago...
This one is from our Community Center...
And this tree just looked pretty.
My husband riding one of our many horse trails...:-)
I tried to put some words in this one... It says, " Once Raked, Leaves Are Great To Hide Under on Halloween Night "
Thursday, October 29, 2009
... I'm also crocheting a Christmas Tree Skirt... Now I'm putting Red Bows on it.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Thanks Kerstin... :-) Please Tell your Mom thanks for me...:-)
...Now back to my crochet...;-) Just had to take a little time out to bake. I'm making a little blanket for Sissy to keep on our Family Room Sofa. She needs a new one. Then I'll be making some dog sweaters.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Here are some pictures...:-)
The first one is of my Brother Billy.
Cy, Stacy, Sherry, my husband Paul in the plaid shirt & hat and myself in purple shirt next to him. And Billy in front.
2 pictures of Michael & Kerstin and Kerstin's little dog...:-)