Monday, October 27, 2008

Great 8's!

8 Favorite TV Shows-
1. Desperate Housewives
2. Apprentice
3. Hell's Kitchen
4. Kitchen Nightmares
5. American Idol
6. News
7. Seinfeld (reruns)
8. Hopefully the new Knight rider (don't watch much TV)

8 Favorite Resturants -
1. Chili's
2. Hamiltons
3. Blackstone
4. Copper Mill
5. Iron gate grill
6. Blue Bird
7. Love Arby's
8. Burger King

8 Things that happened yesterday-
1. Woke up early
2. Got kids up for school
3. played with Nattie
4. Went to Post office
5. Cooked dinner
6. Helped kids with homework
7. Cleaned
8. Relaxed and watched a movie


8 Things I am looking forward to -
1. Moving
2. Painting
3. curious about the new twilight movie
4. the weekend
5. disney on ice
6. florida
7. remodeling
8. getting a garfield cat

8 Things I love about Fall -
1. Oreos and Hot chocolate
2. Smell of baked bread
3. using the crock pot
4. pumpkin
5. bundling up
6. Autumn air
7. Thanksgiving
8. Christmas is coming soon

8 Things on my wishlist -
1. Peace
2. Hope
3. Love
4. friendship
5. Health
6. Happiness
7. Wealth
8. A great new year


Sounds good to me.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Hiking trails

The other day was such a beautiful day. I thought we would do something different.
With children in a wide spread of ages. It was nice to see that our youngest, is old enough to fully experience our family outting.
So we got our Jackets and head up the canyon. What a wonderful way to enjoy the fall season. It was very enjoyable.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Operation Christmas Child

Have you heard of Samaritian's Purse?
They are having a pack a shoe box for a child, known as Operation Christmas Child and add $7.00 for shipping to Asia.
It sounds like a good cause so I found 2 shoe boxes and have covered them in wrapping paper.

1- Shoe Box (cover or not your choice)

2- Boy or Girl (label from website)

3- Fill with Gifts (they have a list of ideas to follow)

4- Include your $7 donation to help cover shipping

5- Drop Off (look for a local area or mail it to them)

If your interested you can go to www.samaritianpurse.org and click on the Operation Christmas Child. This is for a good cause.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

House for sale in Washington!


I was searching on 360 house and found this house for sale. Priced over a million. I wonder if it comes with a insurance policy?


Tide In


Tide Out

Monday, September 8, 2008

Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry


The secret of this recipe is... I use left over grilled steak sliced very thin and yes! Beer. (sorry chicken broth works as a sub if you don't have beer)

First of all, I get a wok out and set it on Med heat and add Vegetable oil.

I cut up broccoli about 4 cups and place in wok stir them with a wood spoon and add 2 packets of splenda sugar (best sugar in the world) and place 1 1/2 tablespoons of garlic paste. Gently tossing add about 2 tablespoons of soy sauce and pour in 1 cup of beer (choice Bud light lime) Stir fry coating each in sauce in the bottom by gently stirring. Ok, Add beef and keep tossing gently. Now push everything up the sides of the wok so the middle is just sauce and about 2 tablespoons of corn starch.
mix only in the center of wok and if it appears too lumpy add more beer and 2 more spenda sugar packets. Stir in center of pan til cornstarch is dissolved. Mix all the ingredients in the pan gently til broccoli is well coated. Can I say this has the best flavor. Serve, may add more soy sauce if too sweet but I think it is perfect.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Lots of Seven's

Lots of Sevens

A new blogging friend, had this on her blog so I copied & pasted it. And put my own answers on it. First of all there are 7 of us...

7 THINGS I PLAN TO DO BEFORE I DIE

Raise my children

Go to Hawaii

See the world

Go on a cruise

Go to Australia

Go to Cabo

Go to Gordon Ramsey's restaurant (I've been in the same valley for life)


7 THINGS I CAN DO

organize stuff

cut hair

cook

write with left hand

Draw

Shop for bargains

Crochet

7 THINGS I CANNOT DO

Chase after children

drive a clutch

swallow pills

put a screen back in a window

walk a dog

sky dive

knit socks

7 THINGS THAT ATTRACT ME TO THE OPPOSITE SEX

Eyes

dark hair

teeth

hands

smell

personality

has a job

7 THINGS I SAY MOST OFTEN

Get up!

Time for dinner

Let's go!

Maybe!

Give me a hug

I love you!

Good night!

7 CELEBRITY ADMIRATIONS

Johnny Depp

Angelia Jolie

Kate Beckinsale

Christian Slater

Kiefer Sutherland

Jennifer Aniston

Gwen Stefani

7 FAVORITE FOODS

Pizza Hut

Sweet & Sour Chicken

baby back ribs at Chilis

Arbys roast beef

Baked Salmon

Shrimp

Caesar Salad w chicken



7 PEOPLE WHO NEED TO DO THIS

Diana

April

anyone who visits my blog

Sonya

My cousin, Janice

my neighbor

If Jill has time too

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Castle Cake for Birthday girl!


I made this cake for my daughter for her Birthday.
First I went to the bakery and they let me buy the
decorations for $6.00 then I bought 2 square cakes
and a jar of frosting. And this is what I made her.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Betty Crocker


Can I say these are the quickest and best way to make instant hot out of the oven cookies. My teenage son whips up a batch in no time for his brother & sisters. They turn out perfect everytime. What a great way to teach him to cook.

Lasagna Rolls & Garlic Bread


Here's a great recipe to make coming into fall. Serve with garlic bread & a salad. It's quick & easy too!



Lasagna Rolls



9 lasagna noodles
1 lb. ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic
1 jar (26 oz) pasta sauce
1 container (16 oz) ricotta cheese
1 1/4 shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

Preheat over to 350 degrees F. Coat a 13×9 baking dish with cooking spray.

Prepare the noodles according to the packaging directions. Drain noodles. Rinse with cool water; drain again. Lay noodles flat on wax paper.

Cook the ground beef, onion, garlic in a skillet until browned. Drain fat. Add pasta sauce and heat to a boil. Spread 2 cups of meat sauce into prepared baking dish.

Mix ricotta and 1 cup mozzarella in a large bowl. Spread cheese mixture over each noodle.

Roll up noodles tightly. Place seam side down on top of the meat sauce in dish. Spoon the remaining sauce over rolls and sprinkle with parmesan. Bake rolls until heated through (about 30 minutes). Sprinkle remaining mozzarella and let stand for 5 minutes.






Garlic Bread

One loaf of French Bread, cut in half lengthwise.

Spread with this mixture: One cube of butter softened mixed with a little italian dressing (use the pkg. for making dressing) Don't use the whole thing. Can top with mozzarella shredded cheese & some parsley to make really good cheese bread. Enjoy!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Sesame Chicken Wings


I tried this and it was really good. My children loved it.

3 lbs. chicken wings (I used chicken legs)
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup splenda sweetener
2 sliced green onion
2 Tbs. sesame seeds
1 tsp. bottled fresh garlic
Vegetable oil for deep frying

Directions:

Cut off and discard tips of chicken wings. Cut wings at joints to form two pieces.
Place in resealable plastic bag set in shallow dish.

In medium bowl stir together eggs, cornstarch, soy sauce, flour, sweetener, green onions, sesame seed, and garlic. Pour over wings in plastic bag. Seal bag. Marinate in refrigerator for 2 to 24 hours, turning occasionally.

Preheat oven to 300 f. Drain wings. Discard marinade. Fry chicken pieces, a few at a time, in vegetable oil heated to 365 f. until chicken is no longer pink. Drain on paper towels. Keep warm in oven while frying remaining chicken pieces.

Makes 24

Friday, August 22, 2008

My humanitarian act for the day

Have you tried this one?





Apparently, I am saving starving children by stuffing my face with Ben & Jerry's.
So go buy some today.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Cache County Fair

Since I've been crocheting and making lots of stuff this year. I entered some of the stuff I made in the fair.
Thanks to Pat, I wouldn't have created any of this. So, off to the fair I go with my creations.
I received 6 blue ribbons and 1 red. I received $21.25 prize money and Riley is really glad I finished his John Deere colored afghan. I'm looking forward to making more stuff to enter next year. My Hello Kitty was a big hit. I am in need of making more of them. My daughters ran off with the blue ribbons. I was one sort for my picture. The girls loved going to the fair and looking at the stuff and eating cotton candy, and riding on the rides. The Fair, You got to love it!

Max Our Cat!

Max is a pretty good cat. He has been with us for over two years and has a routine all of his own. He sleeps during the day and when your in the kitchen he hears you and comes for food. You know those cute cupcake holders, I don't make cupcakes that often so it displays my cats food. Pictures please!



When it's night time he likes to go out and sit on the front steps and growl at anything going by. Good Kitty!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Crab Salad Artichoke

Here is a special recipe...
I was told by a friend this was good to eat during general conference.

You make Crab Salad & stuff a steammed artichoke! How good is that...

My crab salad consists of...
1 lb. crab flake crumbled up; add 2 stalks of chopped celery, add 1 carrot shredded, 2 small green onions chopped & 3 small scoops of mayo & 1 tsp. season salt & 1 tsp. sugar. Mix together. Refrigerate for an hour or so and steam 1 artichoke- stuff with a 1 tablespoon scoop on each leaf starting from the bottom so it opens up. Wonderful product. Serve, eat and enjoy!



When you eat it, pull from the bottom & bite slightly the end off where the artichoke meat is. Have a place to disgard the artichoke peels. This is really good!


Crab Salad

Ok this is a good one! I usually put ollives in it and just eat it but, heres a new way to eat it and have another vegetable that is good for you with it.

Here is the special recipe... I was told by a friend this was a good to eat during general conference.

You make Crab salad & stuff a stemmed artichoke, YES, A Steamed Artichoke!
How good is that!...

My Crab sald consists of...
1 lb. crab flake crumble it up in a bowl, Add 2 stalkes of celery and 1 carrot shredded; 3 small scoops of Mayo, & 1 tsp seasoned salt & 1 tsp. salt. Stir together. Refridgerate for a hour at least.

Stuff with a tablespoon scoop onto each leaf starting from the bottom and working your way up so it opens up. Wonderful Product. Serve, eat & enjoy!



When you eat it pull from the bottom & eat and bite the end slightly off.
Have a place to disgard artichoke peel.

I finally joined the Green earth...


I finally got some recyclable grocery bags....
These will be great to use. Since the plastic bags
are going out of my ears.

Friday, May 23, 2008

all stars!!!!

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I have been making allstar booties for the babies. Too bad I'm no longer having babies to wear these cute little booties. But here we go!!!!! I got the idea and started making these without a pattern. I am making other colors too!





I made these for my purple lover three year old. And they are just her size.


crochet baby dresses


My grandmother use to crochet baby dresses with puff sleeves and snaps; tied in ribbon. I always wanted one of these dresses but I was one of her youngest grand daughters and never got one. So, I asked my Aunt about the dress and she borrowed one for me to look at and this is what I came up with.

I was pleased it turned out so well that I have made three and one pink one with booties.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

TV JAKE


Have you ever lost your remote? Always looking for it? Here's a salution! TV JAKE. He lays next to the TV stand and children always return the remote to him. I have five children and they either have the remote or Jake does. Found this pattern on freepatterns.com under decorations & KnickKnacks. So, I thought I'd give it a try. Turned out pretty good except the pattern had a short leg on the back which I made longer to match the other leg.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April Fool's Day!


April fools Mock Apple Pie

The classic pie, featuring Ritz crackers baked in a golden crust, is perfect for the holidays. Prep: 45 mins - Cook: 30 mins - Cool: 3 hrsPastry for two-crust 9-inch pie 36 RITZ Crackers, coarsely broken (about 1 3/4 cups crumbs)1 3/4 cups water 2 cups sugar 2 teaspoons cream of tartar 2 tablespoons lemon juice Grated peel of one lemon 2 tablespoons margarine or butter 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1. Roll out half the pastry and line a 9-inch pie plate. Place cracker crumbs in prepared crust; set aside. 2. Heat water, sugar and cream of tartar to a boil in saucepan over high heat; simmer for 15 minutes. Add lemon juice and peel; cool. 3. Pour syrup over cracker crumbs. Dot with margarine or butter; sprinkle with cinnamon. Roll out remaining pastry; place over pie. Trim, seal and flute edges. Slit top crust to allow steam to escape. 4. Bake at 425 F for 30 to 35 minutes or until crust is crisp and golden. Cool completely.

This has been a April Fools Tradition for us...

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Butterfly Magnets


I made these last night. I had some magnets on my fridge that the children have peeled the advertisement off of and this is what I came up with.

Crochet Butterfly

Choose your red heart yarn. Regular crochet hook. Pipe cleaner & flat strong magnet.

Row 1 chain 8 and connect and chain three double crochet two so that will be three stiches chain 3 and double crochet three into the ring and keep track and make 8 total.

Row 2 next color slip stitch and tie chain 3,double crochet 2,chain 3 double crochet 3 next loop connect with double crochet 3 in next loop, chain 3 double crochet 3, repeat so 8 are looped and the other are in between connected. (sorry can't explain that better)

Row 3 change yarn slip stitch and single crochet and connect with ten double crochet into the next loop repeat. There must be 8 with this done and the ones inbetween have single crochet just to move to the next wing. fold over when done tie the pipecleaner through middle and glue magnet to back. Have fun.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Hello Kitty seems to be a big hit!


I bought a pattern from ebay and have been busy crocheting Hello Kitty dolls and small purses for little girls. My youngest daughter loves purple so I made her a set. Here's the picture. She loves them.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Diaper castle cake

Hi this is my first post!
I made a diaper castle cake today. It took 2 bags of luvs size 2.(100 diapers)
You will need 2 Blue foam sheets. Fold into 4 and cut each cone out. Staple and trim to get the desired shape.
Three spools of ribbon and some easter grass since it's close to easter.
To make the bottom layer.
I took 20 diapers and folded them in half where the crease already is. ( weave them left and right of one another) fasten & tie them with the ribbon
do three rows of 20 diapers and fastened them with the sheer white ribbon. And then tied them all together.
The second layer. I took 20 and did the same thing.
I took 6 and rolled them gently into a circle and tied with the ribbon tied with a bow. The top layer I tied the remaining together in the same manner as the first set and tied together. Then I tied each layer together so they are all fastened together I used hot glue to fasten four towers to the corners of the middle row (becareful not to get glue on the diapers. I insert some foam inbetween ribbon to ribbon so the diapers stay nice. I then glued the last two on top of each end of the top row. Twist cones on top of each tower.
I then fasten bows and add easter grass. This is for a cousin! Hope she enjoys it as much as I did making it.