Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Britney Spears Circus Tour

Ok- I didn't know if this was going to be good. But I dragged my husband to a Britney Spears three ring circus tour. Can I say we had a good time. Borrowed videos from YouTube.









Sunday, April 12, 2009

Steak Oscar

Ok This is very good! I use to get this at a local restaurant. and this is my version of it. A nice tenderloin cut into 1 1/2 inch thick and fried in a pan (with the grill like markings.) Sprinkle with Herb & Garlic seasoning and a dab of butter.
Make homemade hollandaise sauce, shredd some crab meat and kept warm. Cut Avocado in thin slices. And thaw out some shrimp.

When steak is at desired doneness put on a plate. Top with crab flake and lay avocado slices on top and spoon over the homemade hollandaise sauce and top with a shrimp (tail removed)

Sauted Asparagus Cut asparagus in two. Place in skillet with a dab of butter. Sprinkle some water on top season with garlic salt and black pepper. Cook til tender.

The YoYo Bunney




Ok- Here is one of my projects I just finished or have I? He is a YoYo Bunny.
I feel like he's missing something but oh well. He is finished for now.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Planting Tomatoes

Natural disasters, strange weather and the outrageous cost of diesel full have all contributed to the sky rocketing cost of tomatoes. Consumers who never considered gardening suddenly find themselves standing at a fork in the road. They can either decide to give up on eating tomatoes or they can learn how to plant tomatoes in their own yard. Read on to learn how to plant a tomato seed.

1) Before you can plant your tomato seeds you have to decide what kind of tomato you want to grow. Spend some time reading about what variety of tomato appeals to you. You can purchase tomato seeds at co-ops, garden stores, nurseries, online and through gardening magazines.

2) Don’t start digging up your backyard the minute you get home with your packet of tomato seeds. You’ll get the best results if you first plant the seeds in small plastic containers. Fill the plastic containers with sterile soil (you can pick this up at the same time you purchase your tomato seeds).

3) Once you’ve filled the containers with the sterile soil, use a little water to moisten the soil. The soil should be damp, not saturated.

4) Insert your tomato seed into the sterile soil. The seed should be planted approximately ¼-inch down.

5) Keep your freshly planted tomato seeds in a darkened area for a few days. Many seeds prefer to germinate in the dark before they are exposed to light. Try to keep the soil moist (not wet) while you wait for your seeds to germinate.

6) Your tomatoes should germinate within five days. Once they have germinated you will need to place the plants somewhere that they can receive about 6 hours of sunlight a day. A growing light is an excellent way to encourage the growth of your young tomato plants while you wait for them to grow large enough for transplant.


(Note: I like using the Jiffy Plant starter pellets found in the garden section of the store. You keep them watered and seeds fit in the center nicely.

Spudnuts!


Spudnuts

1 cup mashed potatoes
2 beaten eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
3 tbs. melted shortening
5 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
about 4 cups flour

Mix all ingredients together and Add flour gradually until dough is firm.
Roll and cut out with cutter. Allow to rest 5 minutes. Fry in deep fat at 375 degrees. Drain on paper towels. Add sugar to tops. Makes 24

Thursday, April 2, 2009

My Mock Apple Pie!


All most forgot to post my April Fools Pie! I took a picture and need to post it.
This one turned out very nice.
I also blogged last year about this pie with the recipe. So I'll copy and paste it here. LOL! This has been our family tradition!

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.

Orange Berry Sour Cream Muffins




Orange Berry Sour Cream Muffins

2 cups bread flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 stick of butter, melted
1 cup sour cream
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Zest of 1 large orange
1 1/2 cups of fresh berries, I suggest 1/2 cup of each raspberries, blueberries, & blackberries.

Place 12 muffin liners in a 12 cup muffin tin. In med. bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl, whisk the melted butter, sour cream, egg, vanilla estract, and orange zest. Add the dry ingredients to wet ingredients, stir just to combine. Do not over mix. Add berries and don't over mix berries. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full. Bake at 400 for 15-18 minutes. Cool slightly before serving. Makes 12 muffins. Top with sugar (I made mini muffins and they went fast)

Top Ten Reasons Why I Don't have Food Storage!

This was sent in a email and I wanted to post it:


Top 10 Reasons Why I Don't Have My Food Storage.

by Wendy Dewitt

10. My neighbors have a TWO year supply! No, they don't. They don't have any food. Did you know that 85% of the members of the church don't have any food storage at all? If your idea of food storage is to eat someone else's food.....this is a really bad plan.

9. I've paid tithing for 20 years...the church can give me a little food. Many members believe that when the times get hard, the church is going to come through like Joseph in Egypt. Absolutely not true. All the church storehouses and welfare farms across the country would only feed 4% of the members of the church. The church has been asking YOU to store food for 75 years. They're NOT storing food for you. Thus, another bad plan.

8. I'm moving in with my children / parents! Really....that's just a bad plan all by itself. But it points out that most members don't have a year's supply because they're PLANNING on eating someone else's food! Of course, since no one HAS any food, we have yet another bad plan.

7. I have a year's supply...and the bullets to go with it! I've heard time and again, "How dumb is that to go to all the time and expense of getting food...just to have some guy with a gun come and shoot my family to take it away?" Here's a better question. Are you afraid of the guy with the gun? Or are you more afraid of BECOMING the guy with the gun? What would you do if your children were starving to death? Would you lie? Cheat? Steal? Would you shoot your neighbor for his food? I guarantee....if you were watching your child starving to death, you would do anything you had to to keep them alive. If you don't have your year's supply, you are putting yourself in danger of losing not only your temporal salvation, but your spiritual salvation as well.

So far, all the reasons we don't have our food storage involve eating someone else's food. Please, don't put your family's temporal salvation in other people's hands. No one is storing food for you. Not your neighbors, not the government...not even the church.

#6. The boat and the 4 wheelers are taking up all my storage space! (priorities!)

#5. 3 letters....Y2K. Ok, that's 2 letters and a number....but they're always making way too much out of everything! This is never going to happen!" (Every prophecy that has ever been given WILL happen.)

#4. If anything DOES happen, the government will be here within hours! (insert laughter) Did you know the government has been telling us that we need to have food storage? They're actually CALLING it food storage! We now have the government telling us to store food, water, medicines...whatever we will need to be able to stay in our homes for several months.

#3. I can't afford scrap booking AND food storage. The average food storage can cost as little as a dollar a day. We live in the richest society in the history of the world, and while there are cases where money may be a problem, most of the time it is a matter of priorities. We have chosen bigger homes, nicer cars, more tv's, computers, vacations ...everything is more important than our food storage. If I asked, "Who has a cell phone?" most of you would say yes. You pay at least $30 a month to have a cell phone....that's about a dollar a day...the cost of one year's supply of food for your child. Is your cell phone really more important than your child's temporal salvation? You have to make food storage a priority.

2. I'm waiting for the cannery to sell Papa John's dehydrated pizza! Food storage has always had a stigma attached to it. If it's not wheat, beans and powdered milk, it's not food storage. With the system I use, food storage can be sweet and sour chicken, tamale pie, chile and cornbread, beef stew, shepherd's pie, minestrone...even chocolate chip cookies! Your imagination (and your pocketbook) are the only limitations you have.

And the #1 reason why I don't have my year's supply of food? A year?? I thought it was 72 hours!!

You KNOW you should have your food storage. You WANT to have it, but it can be so overwhelming! How much do I buy? Where do I store it? How do I cook it? It seems like an impossible task.... but it's not. It doesn't matter if you use my system or just start buying extra food, the important thing is to do something. Good luck in your efforts! Wendy DeWitt







FOOD STORAGE DISTRIBUTORS



BLUE CHIP GROUP, INC
432 W. 3440 S.
SLC, UT 84115
1(801)263-6667
Orders 1(800)878-0099
Contact: Jim Woods, cell # (801)403-9420
Major supplier of Bulk food at Wholesale prices
EMAIL bcg@bluechipgroup.net



WALTON FEED
PO Box 307
135 N. 10th
Montpelier, ID 83254
1(208)847-0465or
1(800)847-0465
Major supplier: Bulk Food, Preparedness items, ships nation-wide
EMAIL info@waltonfeed.com www.waltonfeed.com



LEHI ROLLER MILLS
833 E. Main Street
Lehi, UT 84043
1(801)768-4401
Wheat supplier
www.lehirollermills.com



PROVIDENT LIVING
Recently moved to Idaho
Jeanie Sorenson
Supplies Bulk food and emergency preparedness items
www.providentliving.com



MACEY'S FOOD
931 W. State Street
PG, UT 84062
1(801)796-6601
www.maceys.com
offers Blue chip inc. bulk foods, morning moo milk, 72 hour kit supplies, water barrels
Watch for great case lot sales!



TROPICAL TRADITIONS
Major supplier of healthy coconut oil and other items (check out how it's made)
www.tropicaltraditions.com



K-TEC
370 E. 1300 S.
Orem, UT 84058
1(800)748-5400
Major distributor: grain mills, bread makers, bulk grains and food storage



EMERGENCY ESSENTIALS
352 N. State St.
Orem, Utah 84057
1(800)999-1863
Free catalog
Long term storage, 72-hr. survival kits, Outdoor camping supplies, First aid supplies



MAPLE LEAF INDUSTRIES
410 S. 50 E.
Ephraim, UT 84627
1(801)283-4701
Major supplier of: Bulk grains, beans, spices, pasta, long term and emergency supplies



BOSCH KITCHEN CENTER
176 W. Center Street
Orem, Utah
(801) 224-1616 / (800) 584-9943
Offers wheat grinders, bread mixers, specialty grains / food (spelt, quinoa, rumford baking pwdr, saf instant yeast, lecithin, molasses, honey, gamma seal lids (srew-on lids)
Can also repair some of your old wheat grinders!



ALPINE FOOD STORAGE
Chirine Wadsworth
11800 N. 6000 W.
Highland, Ut 84003
(801) 216-4588 / (801) 361-4933
Buy's some food items in such big bulk that they can offer good prices to us (coconut oil from Tropical Traditions, rice, canned real butter & cheese, canned meat).



Garden Seeds in a #10 can- 3/16/09
alpinefoodstorage.com
Enough of you have asked about canned non-hybrid garden seeds that I am opening up an order!

CANNED GARDEN SEEDS
FEATURES:
16 LARGE SEED PACKETS
16 POPULAR EASY TO GROW GARDEN VEGETABLES
SPECIAL OPEN POLLINATED 100% NON-HYBRID SEED SELECTION
EXCLUSIVE E-Z LOCK RE-SEALABLE RE-USEABLE BAGS
TRIPLE - LAYERED FOIL PACKETS SEALED IN A CAN FOR EXTRA PROTECTION
COMPLETE WITH GARDENING-MADE-EASY INSTRUCTIONAL GUIDE

Up to DOUBLE THE QUANTITY OF SEED of most other competitors:



Each Can Contains:

SWEET CORN. Golden Bantam. 5 oz.
ONION. Utah Sweet Spanish. 10 g.
SPINACH. Bloomsdale Long Standing. 10 g.
WINTER SQUASH. Waltham Butternut. 10 g.
SQUASH ZUCCHINI. Black Beauty. 10 g.
RADISH. Champion. 10 g.
TOMATO. Rutgers. 5 g.
SWISS CHARD. Lucullus. 10 g.
PEA. Lincoln. 10 oz.
BEET. Detroit Dark Red. 10 g.
CABBAGE. Golden Acre. 10 g.
LETTUCE. Barcarolle Romaine. 5 g.
CUCUMBER. Marketmore 76. 10 g.
CARROT. Scarlet Nantes. 10 g.
PEPPER. Yolo Wonder. 5 g.
POLE BEAN. Blue Lake. 5 oz.

Totals: 659 grams of Open Pollinated Non-hybrid Vegetable Seed

Price is $35 per can. This includes tax and shipping.
FAQs:
What is the shelf-life on these canned seeds? The declared shelf-life is 5 years. If, however, the seeds are stored in the freezer, that should double the shelf-life!
How many people will one can feed? Each can should feed a family of 5 for one season.
Will non-hybrid seeds germinate as efficiently as hybrid seeds? This company's germination standards are even higher than the Utah State requirements. Most will be in the 90% germination range. The germination percentage of each individual seed will be posted on the package.

Tuscan Tuna and Bean Salad

I love cooking. So I sign up for a cooking class done by Marquerite Henderson. She cooks wonderful!

You can go to her Website for more information and recipes at www.margueritehenderson.com

This salad is amazing! It is a Tuscan Tuna and Bean Salad.



Tuscan Tuna & Bean Salad

2 cans (15 oz.) White Northern beans, drained and rinsed
2 tablespoons chopped red onion
1 rib celery, finely diced
6 or 7 0z. can tuna in water, drained
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
1/4 cup finely chopped Italian parsley
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Combine all ingredients in medium bowl; toss gently and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Great on a sandwich or serve as a side to a burger or in a lettuce cup. Serves 6. This one is very good for you and tasted great!