This was taken 3 years ago at their sisters wedding. They were 18. It seems like it happen only yesterday. Time go's by way to fast. It needs to slow down!
Monday, December 31, 2012
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Hello friends and fellow bloggers. I am reposting this to ask for your help in a prayer chain.
One of my favorite farmgirl bloggers- Dolly of the Hibiscus House blogs posted about her dear Mother Dot's ongoing illness yesterday as follows:
I would love prayer for mama. It would mean so very much."
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Layer in the crock pot about 2 pounds roasted peanuts,1 regular bag semi sweet chocolate chips, two bars of dark choc( about 8 oz. total) , and two packages of white almond bark.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Merry Christmas everyone.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
PS Yes as you can see from the picture I forgot to add the potatoes. Oh well, There is always another meal to be made.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Peppermint Fudge Balls.
1 can condensed milk
Dash of salt
Dash of vanilla
2 cups Hershey white morsel chips ( any brand will do.)
1 cup Andies peppermint chips.( You can also use 1 cup chopped peppermint kisses if you can't find Andies.)
In a med sauce pan heat up the condensed milk ,salt and vanilla till warm enough to melt chocolate. Stir in both type of chips till melted and smooth. Pour into a baking pan. Right before it is completely set cut into piece and roll into balls. Let rest for 15 min to finish firming up. Melt chocolate bark in a microwave safe bowl for 1 min. After that stir very 30 seconds to make sure not to burn chocolate. After it has melted and is smooth, using a fork dip peppermint balls in chocolate. Tap your fork on the side of the bowl to release extra chocolate from the ball. Place on foil or wax paper to dry. This recipe makes a good amount of balls. But don't worry they will disappear in a hurry.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
I was making candy for a party when I burnt my wrist by dropping boiling sugar on it. I sent her to get gauze to wrap my wrist. She came back not only with the gauze but also burn ointment to relieve the pain.
She then went into the kitchen and finished making the candy for me. As I set on the sofa she walked in the room with a cup of coffee for me. Yes there is a Santa Clause. In that one action she gave me back my Christmas spirit.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Monday, December 10, 2012
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
I couldn't believe how easy and fast this fudge was. And the best part is it always turns out great. But I am getting a head of my self.
While Rick and I were in the Home Depot the cashier was talking about this fudge she made. I told her I was in the process of making Christmas candy. She told me she had the best fudge recipe. The cashier at the other register chimed in that it was the best she had ever eaten. I was polite but told her that I didn't have much luck with fudge and the stirring it took to make it. She assured me this had very simple ingredients with little stirring. She gave me the recipe to try. I told my husband I appreciated the recipe but probably won't make it. I am so glad I did. It was good and the texture was perfect.
1 can condensed milk
Dash of vanilla
Dash of salt
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup milk chocolate chips
Nuts ( optional )
Heat milk ,vanilla, and salt together. Add the chocolate, stir till dissolved and smooth. Pour into foil lined baking pan. Let cool at least 4 hours. If you try it while it still not set it does affect the taste. I learned this the hard way. It still tasted good. But was much better the next morning.
I am going to try different types of fudge using white chocolate chip, peppermint chips, peanut butter chip, and Andies candy. Will let you know how it turns out.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
We was never able to take her outside with us. The noise and people freaked her out to much. But that may be for the best. Over all she is going to make a great camping kitty.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The recipe is very easy .
1 cup vodka ( Has to been gain base . You can not use potato )
Slice your beans lengthwise ,then cut in half. add to your cup of Vodka.
Place in a cool dark place. I use my closet. Shake once a day.
Can be used as early as 3 months. I found leaving it 6 to 7 months make the taste more intense.
I use a pint canning jar and 10 beans. I place the beans ( after they are cut) in the jar and add Vodka to the top. Leaves a little room so you can shake it.
This is so worth the time. Start today and you can have world class vanilla by next Christmas.You can also make and give it this Christmas with the directions and recipe. Just make sure they know not to use it for 3 months. Believe me they won't care for the taste if they try to use it right away.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
What am I thankful for? Everything! During this time of year people ponder on the things they are thankful for. They range from family, to health, to jobs. For me I am thankful for the hard and sometimes bad things that have happened in my life. Those dark days that looked like they would never end. As I look back now, I thank God for these times. I couldn't see anything positive coming out of them. But now I see so much that I learned along the way. It taught me to appreciate the good things in my life so much more. To get over myself. It gave me a taste of my own medicine that I so much needed. I learned to see people as they truly are. Not what I wanted them to be. To see not only the bad but also the good in myself. That I am a lot stronger than I ever thought I could be. I learned to value little moments in my life.
I learned what a true man is. It's not the one that values money over all or turns woman's heads. Or the bad boy we seem to think we can change when were young. But the one that sees the beauty in us, even when we are at our worse. The one that holds us when we feel our world is falling apart around us. Whispering everything will be fine in our ear. When they really have no idea whats going on.
I thank the Lord for those hard times that have blessed my life so much.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Friday, November 9, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Hope you enjoyed the tour as much as we did . Have a great week.