Sunday, September 30, 2012

fall colors

Gordon and I went for a ride this afternoon for about an hour or more! It was a beautiful day in Wisconsin!! Trees have peaked here and colors are fading, but it sure was fun to try out our phones. They take incredible pictures! WE are slowly learning how to operate them! I have installed Instagram, but have no clue on what it can do!!! Help please! WE ended up at Dairy Queen as it closes in a week!! I re-canned the hot sauce I made. I made it more tomatoey(is that a word???). I bought 2 cans of diced tomatoes and cooked it with the hot sauce. Took my trusty stick blender out and mashed up the tomatoes. It tasted hot!! Gordon will like and will replace Tobasco sauce in my cabinet! Blessings!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

table settings

About 2 weeks ago we went for a ride on a Sunday afternoon to get some local pumpkins to decorate with The family who is selling the pumpkins, squash and little gourds are a great family! The kids are sponsoring a child in Nicargua with this money and saving for a fun trip, so we were excited to help and get some beautiful pumpkins!!! Thanks and blesings!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

cookbook magazine

I went to the twin cities a few weeks back and had the privilege of going to Barnes and Noble for about 1 hour!!! It was so great to spent that time wondering and reading a few books that I had wanted to read, but didn't like the review on Amazon. So, I am a junkie for magazines and found this one called "Where Woman Cook". It is a good magazine and some really creative women partake of the writing! I would encourage you all to get a copy or borrow mine!! Blessings!

Monday, September 24, 2012

bits and pieces

Hey, isn't that an oldies song??? From Paul Revere and the Raiders???? NO, that's not who sang that, but goll darnit I can't remember who did!!! I do digress, sorry!!! We went to the twins birthday party back in July and I didn't post all the pics from the party and thought it would fun to see 2 pics of my men! 1. is of Gordon
Now, really look at the photo, the girls had so much fun putting all of this on Grandpa. His hair is in a ponytail holder on the top of his head(I don't think you can see that), plus the feather mask, necklace beads and bracelet. He put his foot down when Kora wanted to do makeup!!!LOL!!! We were laughing so hard, I was crying!!! Poor Grandpa, he was a good sport. Then there's photo 2 of Daddy!!
Daddy gets an A for going along with this!!!! WE laughed and had so much fun that day! Just what families should do!!! Blessings!! I did google who sang the song "Bits and pieces", it was the Dave Clark Five. Just a little trivia!!

Monday, September 17, 2012

pepper jelly

Last years hit from the garden was hot pepper jelly! So, I decided I would make some more, but do red! Last years was green! The hot hungarian peppers turned a beautiful red and I added a few cayenne into the mix. Please note when working with hot peppers, either put on gloves or remember not to touch any place on your body that is sensitive, such as eyes, nose, or your bottoms! So, with all that said, I cut up peppers bare handed and removed the stems, seeds and threw them into the food processor to take a twirl around the container. Please watch this so it doesn't become slurry!! Also, please be careful as the fumes from the peppers can sting your eyes, when you take the lid off the food processor!! Also, this is from experience! The hot peppers in the jars were so beautiful. I think I will serve some tomorrow night for Bible study with cream cheese and crackers! Blessings!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Is it soup or chowder??

I bought some leeks at the farmers market and needed to make something with them, so Gordon dug up some potatoes for me. I started out with the taters and diced them up. Then I got going on the leeks, as you need to soak them in water to get the dirt out from the rings of the leeks. So, I sliced them up and threw them in some warm water, separated them, took them out of the water and threw them in the soup pot!! I used evaporated milk and flour as a thickner for the soup. Seems there is alot of throwing of things around!!:) The I got some spicy meatballs I made a few months ago and threw them in the pot. It got nice and thick, so it became more chowder than soup for our supper! We got new smartphones, I hope eventually we will figure them out!! Technology is passing us by I'm afraid! Anyway, please don't get mad at us if we don't answer the phone right away, we are trying to figure out how too!!!! Blessings!


So with our 4 legged baby gone to boot camp, I decided to take a week off of work! So, today being the first day that I could sleep later th...