Sunday, October 30, 2011


We went to church this morning and now with the sleepiness of the afternoon, I'm trying to stay awake, not working so well! But in the meantime, I'm cooking a buttercup squash, frying some venison for taco salad for later and listening to "Swamp People" with Gordon(he's watching whilst I'm typing)! The weeks fly by and so does the weekend! I did manage to go sit in a hot tub yesterday after work for my back, it seems to feel pretty okay today! Is it the soaking or just the day? It's also raining here which is better than snow! Well, this is just some rambling, nothing for a recipe, but I'm thinking! It's almost time to make fudge, rifle season and Thanksgiving! Hugs and blessings!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

new products

I love to read other blogs and they seem to be so eloquent with words whereas mine is straight to the point, can't help it, it's genetic! My dad was like that and I seem to be like that more each day! But I do detour with that statement! There are new products out all the time, but these 2 are being demoed today and tomrrow at work! New to Country Crock is Honey Butter, we will have it on english muffins to try. Then, tomorrow Rondele cheese has a new pub cheese out which has 4 flavors! So stop in Schmitz's and try out some of the new products. I will be serving Tombstone, it's Friday people, I(99% of the time) serve pizza on Friday! Blessings!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

peanut butter pie

I was cleaning the freezer above the refrig yesteday(what a junk yard) and took out pie shells to bake. Gordon said what kind of pie will you make, I said I don't know and then today came with a peanut butter cream cheese pie idea! I have made this from time to time while I have dieted as a treat and love it without the crust, so why not with a crust! So recipe is 1 cup of peanut butter(chunky or creamy), 1/2 cup of powdered sugar or artifical(this will be less of a 1/2 cup), 1-8oz. package of cream cheese(light) and cool whip(lite). Make sure the cream cheese is very soft(microwave for 30 seconds if needed), add the peanut butter and sugar in the mixer, then add the cool whip. Refrigerate for about 1 hour, you can add 1/2 cup of crushed peanuts or choc. chips when you are about to serve. It is very good! Blessings!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

cranberry sauce

Is it too early to start planning Thanksgiving and make some sauce??? I think not!! It's my favorite holiday as it is looked over with everyone freaking out about Christmas and the shopping holiday! I remember some of my family gathering when I was a kid and I love this holiday! I love it when my kids can come and enjoy a meal with us! So, with that in mind, I think everytime the extended families gather, we should somehow celebrate the idea of giving thanks! We have so much to be thankful for in our lives! So start planning the next gathering! Hugs and blessings!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

new toy

The grocery store has a new toy to be used by the public! It is back by the pizza demo station. Please come back there and try it out! It helps you figure out dinner or any meal by providing recipes for that meal! It's user friendly, just touch the screen and it's up with beautiful pictures, ideas and then printed recipes! It can also help you plan your shopping list using the weekly ad from the store and build your menu around the flyer! WOW!!! Blessings!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Memory verse

In January, I signed up to memorize scripture with Beth Moore. Well, it's been a challenge for me, but a good one. Sometimes I did well and other times not so great! My very favorite verse is Proverbs 13:12 "Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream come true brings joy and life." Isn't that a great verse!! I can recall that so easy, but not some of the ones I have been learning, go figure! This weeks Bible verse I chose is from the little book of Habakkuk 3:18 "Yet, I will rejoice in the Lord! I will be joyful in the Lord of my salvation." NLT Translation. This verse just reminds me whatever falls my way to rejoice in the Lord, I try to do that, but don't always succeed. Hugs and blessings!I

Saturday, October 15, 2011

pumpkin cake

Erika and Trevor came over for a few hours of visiting. The boys wanted to shoot their rifles in preparation for deer season which is coming up in 4 weeks! Erika and I just gabbed for 1 hour!!! She has certainly grown into a godly woman! I truly miss our gab sessions and enjoyed every minute with her!! There were 7 turkeys in the garden walking in the corn that never matured for us to eat,(sorry it's hard to see them, but they are there in the corner of the corn) so cool!! So, I made this pumpkin cake for dessert! Recipe: 1 can of pumpkin, 1 teaspoon of pumpkin spice, 1 yellow box cake mix, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 2 teaspoons of butter, melted. Mix eggs, butter,and pumpkin, then add the rest, mix for 2 minutes(I used the Kitchen Aid). Grease a 9 x 13 pan and bake for 30 minutes at 350. YUM!!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

5 things you don't know

I was reading joy the baker's blog, she is so funny to think 30 is old, LOL!! Anyway, she was making a list of things you might not know about her and so, I thought I could do the same!! 1. I don't like heights, ladders are awkward to say the best for me to handle!! 2. I don't like my picture taken, never have, never will! 3. I really love coffee! 4. Don't like scary movies, don't see the point, life is scary enough at times! 5. I LOVE to pray, if you ask me to pray for you, I will always! Now, it's your turn!! Name 5 things I don't know about you! Blessings!

Sunday, October 9, 2011


The trees are starting to lose their leaves. That means fall is reached it's peak! I still have a lot of apples to deal with, but not sure if I want to make more pies or applesauce! Both of our kids are moving either this month and next month! Kate, Kurt and family are moving 3 blocks away from where they are now. Erika and Trevor are moving to another small town(10 minutes from where they live now). I'm sure Gordon and I will be helping somewhere, but I will do very little with my back the way it is! You know it's hard to stand around and watch, but I can cook a few meals somewhere! How many times have you moved??? We have moved 4 times in our 40 yrs of marriage! Blessings!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

new book

I bought myself a new book and it arrived yesterday! I had been a fan of Laurie Colwin, but sadly she died suddenly in the early 90's and I was left with only a few articles from her in Gourmet magazine that I had saved. Laurie not really knowing that she would be gone so quickly from heart disease, had managed to write 6 aritcles for Gourmet ahead of time, but that wasn't enough for me! Well, time has passed and I was on the other day when someone blogged there about some of her books! WOW, I thought I could afford one, maybe more to read and cherish! I'm pretty pumped to get reading, but just wanted to share this with you! I realize that this may not be your cup of tea, but it sure is mine! Blessings!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


I got a lug of pears from the store and managed to can 5 quarts tonight! They are the cutest pears, so little and sweet! I was thinking of a pear cake, but decided we didn't need anymore sweets around here, but the pears themselves! Blessings!

Sunday, October 2, 2011


October is Pastor appreciation month. So since I picked apples with Gordon last weekend, I made pies today for our 2 pastors and their families. They look very nice and I hope they taste good! Pastor Ron and Pastor Chopper are so great, their families are so sweet. Gordon and I really do appreciate them! Blessings!

one more thing

This week I got an email from a friend that I have known for 3 years. She and her husband are really great people, but she was telling me an...