Monday, January 30, 2012
Anyway - I finally found it online - on a Russian site I think! The caption reads: 1861-1961 How Ridiculous You Look My Dear
I always wonder which woman has said this!
Saturday, January 28, 2012
This was the Siberian Tiger Slot Machine
When we were up north this week we stopped at several Casino's because we were winning! This really doesn't happen often and when it does we just go with the flow! We ended up with about $300 in winnings.
We saw at the Turtle Creek Casino that they have an H&R Block on the premises - YIKES - I bet it is really cheap to get the taxes done, if not free, and that they even hand you your refund in cash so you can gamble it away!!!!
We never lose more than $40 when we go gambling and usually only go about once every couple of months. So this was fun - but you can bet your shorts we aren't getting our taxes done at a Casino!!!
Apple Pie Recipe
• 1/3 cup sugar
• 2 TBS all-purpose flour
• 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
• 2 tsp ground cinnamon
• Pinch of salt
• 8 medium sized tart apples sliced very thin – I use Cortland
• 2 TBS Butter
CRUST (recipe makes one double crust):
• 2 1/2 cups white flour
• 1/4 tsp salt
• 2 sticks butter
• 8 tbsp. ice water
Heat oven to 400 degrees.
Peel, core and slice the apples. Try to keep the size of the slices thin.
Mix sugar, flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt in large bowl.
Stir in apples.
Measure the flour and salt together into food processor.
Add the chilled butter pieces to the bowl. Pulse several times
Add the ice water. Pulse just until the dough holds together (add a bit more water, if necessary).
Turn the dough onto Saran wrap and shape into 2 balls, flatten and refrigerate for ½ hour at least – 4 hours even better
Put dough on a lightly floured surface and roll out
Pour filling into pastry-lined pie plate.
Dot with butter
Roll out the second ball of dough and cover the top of the pie. Use your fingers to pinch the edges together and cut a few slits in the top
Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until crust is brown and juice begins to bubble through slits in crust.
Friday, January 27, 2012
The sun and snow makes Little Traverse Bay a color that I think I would say is Prussian Blue. It is the prettiest deep blue with frothy white waves. The snow and rocks surrounding the water and the sun on Harbor Springs on the other side of the bay made for a picture perfect morning.
We have had the nicest two days in Charlevoix, Traverse City and Petoskey. On our way home this afternoon.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
So I told everyone I want one weekend camping this summer. Even Jesse who thinks camping should include a motel instead of a tent!
Javie and Ayva think it is a great idea. They both want to go, Javie remembers our one overnight trip and he says he wants to sleep in the trailer with Nana and Papa. Ayva was too little to remember, but said, "I want to sleep with you too, Nana and your dog." I answered her, "I don't have a dog, Ayva Schmayva." She said in her sing song way, "Yeah you do, on your bed!"
We do have a dog stuffed animal on our bed. I guess he's going camping with us.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
We were at Meijer and there were tons of grape tomatoes on the sell fast display. They still looked great and I actually only threw out about 7 tomatoes after washing and drying them. We were going to a potluck at church and I bought tons! I looked up an Barefoot Contessa recipe and used that as a base recipe. Covered two cookie sheets with foil and doused them with a mixture of:
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
4 cloves of garlic minced (I used my planer - I love to mince garlic that way)
1 TBS Mrs. Dash
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp garlic powder
Roast at 450 for 20 minutes. They were sweet and juicy and YUMMMMMMMY! You can toss with pasta and serve warm, or put them on garlic toast just the way they are or east them room temperature.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
Thursday, January 12, 2012
I cannot wait to buy this game, I am such a dweeb. I told Pat when we went to Target there was something there I wanted to buy - couldn't remember it - walked through the store trying to remember what it was. It was the game we played at Bill and Amy's on New Year's Day. Now I have to make a trip to Target today.
Monday, January 9, 2012
Sunday, January 8, 2012
go to kitchen pans
go to bathroom shelf
go to piano
go to Nana and Papa's room
and the treasures were under the bed.
We had soooo much fun
My own version of Tandoori Chicken - hands down best chicken ever
Worcestershire Sauce - several drops
Franks Red Hot - few drops
Cinnamon - teaspoon
Smoked Paprika - teaspoon
Cayenne Red Pepper- 1/2 teaspoon
Ground Cumin - teaspoon
Oregano Leaves - teaspoon
Fat Free Plain Yogurt - 1 pint
Fat Free Sour Cream - 1/2 pint
Mix all together and add 12 - 15 boned, skinless, chicken thighs. Let marinate at least half hour. LET EXCESS DRIP OFF AND THEN GRILL.
Pork Roast on the rottisserie
Marinate in Tablespoon Dijon mustard, 1/4 cup wine, juice of one orange, rosemary and thyme. Put on rottisserie and discard marinade. Make new one orange juice, olive oil, garlic, Mrs. Dash, salt, pepper. Brush on every 15 minutes. Delicious
Broccoli - good
Smashed Potatoes - everyone loved them
Zuccini - oven fried - pirate power coins -
making one box of Kraft macaroni and cheese for the littlest picky eater!
Saturday, January 7, 2012
So I texted our niece, Ellie and their family met us there.
Aunt ME and Uncle Pat had fun with them. Pauly and Rett send me a picture on your Mom's phone of something you made from your bag of goodies.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
But I'm feeling better so back to my writing.
Monday, January 2, 2012
I prepared everything before they got here. Cut all the vegetables for the salad and cooked the sausage for the pizza. Rinsed the fruit and baked the cookie for the tart.
Then they assembled everything.Lots of tasting, licking and fun.