Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Senior Citizen Texting Codes

I thought these were so funny until I realized I'm really not that far from being a Senior Citizen.  LOL
Just wanted to share for my friends who have already made it!
SENIOR CITIZEN TEXTING CODES

ATD: At The Doctor's
BFF: Best Friend Farted
BTW: Bring The Wheelchair
BYOT: Bring Your Own Teeth
CBM: Covered By Medicare
CGU: Can't get up
CUATSC: See You At The Senior Center
DWI: Driving While Incontinent
FWB: Friend With Beta Blockers
FWIW: Forgot Where I Was
FYI: Found Your Insulin
GGPBL: Gotta Go, Pacemaker Battery Low!
GHA: Got Heartburn Again
HGBM: Had Good Bowel Movement
IMHO: Is My Hearing-Aid On?
LMDO: Laughing My Dentures Out
LOL: Living On Lipitor
LWO: Lawrence Welk's On
OMMR: On My Massage Recliner
OMSG: Oh My! Sorry, Gas.
ROFL... CGU: Rolling On The Floor Laughing... And Can't Get Up
SGGP: Sorry, Gotta Go Poop
TTYL: Talk To You Louder
WAITT: Who Am I Talking To?
WTFA: Wet The Furniture Again
WTP: Where's The Prunes?
WWNO: Walker Wheels Need Oil
GGLKI (Gotta Go, Laxative Kicking In)


 
Have a blessed evening....UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

S'mores Happiness

After a long day at work which involved County Court, I arrived home to my windows rattling.  The neighbor's kid was rocking to music so LOUD it became a nuisance.  After a phone call to security, which I didn't see them drive by and before their Mom came home, the music subsided.   Not before I vented on Facebook about my disgust and quoting from the resort manual.  I knew that manual would be good for something one day.  

So I decided to make a treat for myself for the long day at work and the troublesome neighbor.  What better treat than a S'mores.
Nabisco came out with the Limited Edition Honey Maid "Squares" and Kraft came out with the "Jet-Puffed StackerMallows" and of course HERSHEY's didn't need to change a thing.

So I followed the instructions very well from www.hersheykitchens.com to have a treat that took my mind off of everything.

The end result was wonderful and it doesn't take much time or patience, which of course I didn't have much of either by this time.  The only problem was it was 8:50 PM and I should not have indulged this late.  Oh well, maybe I'll do better tomorrow.

I do want to share this very simple recipe with you just in case you ever feel like I did this afternoon.

HERSHEY'S S'MORES - INDOORS OR OUTDOORS
4 graham crackers, broken into halves (or buy the new Limited Edition - perfect sized)
2 HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Bars (1.55 oz) don't need a half, maybe a fourth
4 marshmallows (or 2 of the new StackerMallows)

Whatever you choose to use, you will not be disappointed.

Indoors:  Place graham cracker half on paper towel; top with chocolate bar half and marshmallow.  Microwave at MEDIUM in 10 second intervals until marshmallow puffs.  Immediately top with remaining graham cracker half; gently press together. 

Outdoors:  Place chocolate bar half on graham cracker half.  Toast marshmallow over grill or campfire (as long as there is NO BURN BANPlace toasted marshmallow over chocolate.  Top with second graham cracker half; gently press together

ENJOY

Have a wonderful evening!

Thought for the Day 07.19.2011

As I am preparing for the upcoming Kountze Trade Days Church Service, I found the following that I will use in our Patriotic Service.  If you are in town, we would love to see you @ 8:00 a.m, July 24th.

WHY THE AMERICAN FLAG IS FOLDED 13 TIMES

Have you ever noticed on TV or at military funerals that the honor guard pays meticulous attention to correctly folding the American flag 13 times?

I've known how the 21 gun salute was determined (adding the individual digits of 1776), but only recently learned why the flag was folded 13 times when it is lowered or when it is folded and handed to the widow at the burial of a veteran. 





The first fold of our flag is a symbol of life.

The second fold is a symbol of our belief in eternal life.

The third fold is made in honor and remembrance of the veterans departing our ranks who gave a portion of their lives for the defense of our country to attain peace throughout the world.

The fourth fold represents our weaker nature, for as American citizens trusting in God, it is to Him we turn in times of peace as well as in time of war for His divine guidance.

The fifth fold is a tribute to our country, for in the words of Stephen Decatur, "Our Country, in dealing with other countries, may she always be right; but it is still our country, right or wrong."

The sixth fold is for where our hearts lie. It is with our heart that we pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States Of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.

The seventh fold is a tribute to our Armed Forces, for it is through the Armed Forces that we protect our country and our flag against all her enemies, whether they be found within or without the boundaries of our republic.

The eighth fold is a tribute to the one who entered into the valley of the shadow of death, that we might see the light of day, and to honor mother, for whom it flies on Mother's Day.

The ninth fold is a tribute to womanhood; for it has been through their faith, their love, loyalty and devotion that the character of the men and women who have made this country great has been molded.

The tenth fold is a tribute to the father, for he, too, has given his sons and daughters for the defense of our country since they were first born.

The eleventh fold, in the eyes of a Hebrew citizen represents the lower portion of the seal of King David and King Solomon, and glorifies in their eyes, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

The twelfth fold, in the eyes of a Christian citizen, represents an emblem of eternity and glorifies, in their eyes, God the Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit.

When the flag is completely folded, the stars are uppermost reminding us of our nation's motto, "In God We Trust". After the flag is completely folded and tucked in, it takes on the appearance of a cocked hat, ever reminding us of the soldiers who served under General George Washington, and the sailors and marines who served under Captain John Paul Jones, who were followed by their comrades and shipmates in the Armed Forces of the United States, preserving for us the rights, privileges, and freedoms we enjoy today. There are some traditions and ways of doing things which have deep meaning. You will see many flags folded in the coming weeks, and now you will know why.


So the next time you see the American Flag being folded, I hope you can remember the significance of each fold.

Have a blessed day and please remember our Country and Miltary men and women.  We are a blessed nation and should never lose sight of those who have given all for us.

And BTW, don't forget that we serve FOOD starting @ 7:30, so I know you don't want to miss what treats are being prepared.    Maybe some banana nut bread and triple berry muffins, so far.  Great recipes are being searched for today from FOODBUZZ.   Check them out and you can find some great recipes today.  Check out a previous post for the recipes.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

In the Mood for BAKING!

I've purchased alot of blueberries, strawberries and raspberries lately and decided it was time to make something with these before they ruined.   I first had to make my wonderful Sour Cream Banana Nut Bread to save the bananas.  Thank goodness these will freeze until I need them next Sunday. 

 I'm using my RADA Cutlery Handi Stir.   I hope the more I use this the better shape my arms will get. 
It never hurts to dream


I'm finally getting to use my new loaf pan which is 12" by 4-1/2".
It is a KAIZER / Made in Germany
This was a great find in Hot Springs at TJMaxx

So I started searching and came up with this wonderful Berry Muffin.  It was so easy and the results were great.  They aren't too sweet.   Can't wait to start my day off with a cup of coffee and a berry muffin.  With all the berries in the muffins, they must be good for me. 




So here I go again with my RADA Handi Stir.  Three times in one weekend.  This is incredible.
Fresh Berries chopped with my RADA Serrated Steak Knife
W105 $4.50
I love how the batter came out looking like it had Eyes.
This is only part of the finished product.   It was really good.

So now I'll share the recipe with you, since I know you will want to make these.  I wish I knew who to give credit to, but I didn't get the website that I found this recipe on. 

Berry Muffins

Ingredients
  • 1 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 eggs
  • 3/4 cup berries, cleaned and cut if needed
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400° F.
  2. Line jumbo muffin pan with paper liners.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt with wire whisk.
  4. Make a well in the center of dry ingredients and add buttermilk, oil, extract and eggs. Stir just until combined.
  5. Fold in berries.
  6. Fill muffin liners 2/3 full with batter.
  7. Bake for 22- 25 minutes for jumbo muffins or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Remove from muffin tray and cool on a rack.
Quick notes
Handle the batter as little as possible – too much handling will cause the muffins to be tough.
Variations
use any berries or combination of berries you like.
Preparation time: 5 minute(s)
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Number of servings (yield): 6
    My recipe made 11 but I may not have put enough batter in each muffin.   I was trying to save calories.

Family Reunion 07.16.2011

I've known for several days that I would need to bake something special for my husband's family reunion.   I searched many blogs and had several options.   When I got home Friday, Joel, after hearing my options for a dessert, said that he wanted me to make my usual Peach Pie.

 So early Saturday morning before my first cup of Coffee, I started making the Peach Pie.
My Keurig making my coffee in my Corner Bakery Cafe coffee cup, which Joel begged to get at our last trip to Houston.  He has a fascination with restaurant coffee cups.  We have a collection and I'll blog about our travels and coffee cups.

Anyway, back to the dessert.  I got myself together and baked what turned out to the best Peach Pie that I've ever made and it was not my first.   Even though I've got three mixers (2 Kitchen Aid's and 1 Hamilton Beach), I love to use my RADA Cutlery Handi-Stir.   I love my RADA items and BTW I am a distributor for this company.  
R117 Handi-Stir $4.50
Well as usual I never let a dessert go out of my house until I have tasted to make sure it will be good enough.  By now I've not had a bad one, but it is a tradition that I've started and will probably continue unless I start to sell my desserts.


So now you see the before and after, prior to being delivered.   The pie plate was delivered back totally wiped out and a request for two next year.   Why won't they allow me to make something new.  Oh well, since I aim to please, I'll make whatever they ask.

I do want to share the recipe for all of you.   It was originally given to me by my oldest sister, Debbie Hollis.  I'm grately she gave that recipe to me.   I've had so many compliments and I owe them all to her.  Thanks Sis!

PEACH PIE
Preheat oven to 350 degree 
Mix the following together:
¾ cup flour
½ cup milk
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 – 3 ounce package vanilla pudding and pie filling (Cook and Serve)
¼ cup sugar
1 egg

Pour this batter into greased 10” pie pan.

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1 – 16 ounce can peaches (I use O'Sage Peaches)

Cut these up and place over the batter.  Reserve the juice

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Mix the following together:

½ cup sugar
1 – 8 ounce package cream cheese (soften in microwave)
3 tablespoons peach juice

Spread this mixture over peaches.

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Mix the following together:

1-1/2 tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
 ****I will use the pre-mixed McCormick's Cinnamon Sugar as a short cut*****
Sprinkle on top.

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Bake for 30 – 35 minutes.  Serve warm.  

Great with ice cream or cool whip.