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Monday, February 28, 2011

Black Forest Cake

This is the cake
my hsb wants for his b-d every year

1 choc cake mix
1 can frosting
1 can cherry pie filling

Grease Bundt pan


Make cake according to
package directions


Pour 3/4 of batter into the pan
top with cherries
I place them in the middle
using abt 1/2 the can


cover the cherries w remaining batter




the cherries rise to the top 
so I try to put them
so that the batter
hits the pan while baking




heat the frosting enough
to be pourable


top w remaining cherries



Friday, February 25, 2011

Fill-in fun



 Hilary from Feeling Beachie 

will list four statements with a blank 
for blog hoppers to fill in on your 
own blogs on Fridays. 
If you want to join the 
fun and come up with four fill in’s
 of your own, please email them to 
her at feelingbeachie(AT)gmail(DOT)com 
If she uses them, 


she will add you as co-host to the hop!


This week’s fill-ins from Hilary: 

This week’s statements:

1) I can’t help it, but every time I go to the grocery store,

 I ________.

2) No one believes I like ______ as much as I do.

3) My ____ is my least favorite part 

of my physical appearance.

4) The first time I cooked for 

my significant other, I made ___________.

Mine are:




1) I can’t help it, but every time 
I go to the grocery store, I love looking
 at the soap digest magazine.




2) No one believes I like 
reading as much as I do. 




3) My arms are my least favorite 
part of my physical appearance. 




4) The first time I cooked for my significant other, 
I made grilled lamb.






Happy Birthday Chuck



They say it's your birthday








We're gonna have a good time





I'm glad it's your birthday




Happy birthday to you.









Yes we're going to a party party
Yes we're going to a party party
Yes we're going to a party party.




Sunday, February 20, 2011

Indoor Sale

A friend had
a indoor yd sale
I got the following

I loved this chicken wire
tea set for $3
I think I might
 spray paint it white


this small set for $2


 Isn't this precious?




I don't recognize the mark
Does anyone?



I also got this handheld mirror for $2






I'm trying to decide if
I want to insert something
on the back








Thursday, February 17, 2011

Who is that guy??

So today
I go into our 
local bookstore
and Rosi asks me if
 Chuck and I can 
come in at 6 tonight
 because the paper is doing 
an article on them and 
they wanted to have 
some of their customers
 in the store 
So I tell her ok
Chuck calls me 
and says he had
 had a bad day at work 
and his boss let him
 off 15 min early
so we go up to the bookstore
My dtrs car was in the back
 which was odd because on Thurs 
she serves meals at the church
but its not unusual for her to
 be at the bookstore
So we go in and I look
 for her and there is a guy
 in the chair reading a magazine
I saw him and it hit me odd 
then Devon came up to me
 and in the process of me 
asking her why she wasn't
 at the church my head tells 
me look at the guy again 
and I realize

 IT'S MY SON!!!!! 
My brain can't process
why my son who is stationed
 in Italy is sitting in the chair!!

My hsb is busy looking
 at books He had seen me 
hugging someone but didn't
 get it I said 
do you see who this is???
It has been 18 mo since
 we've seen him so needless 
to say I was besides myself!

The evil children.....


Iz is in love.....





It's gonna be a great visit!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Easy Mac and Cheese

This is my families favorite
I have tried many versions
but this is the one they like
in parenthesis I have put what I use
to make it a little more healthy


Mac n Cheese
2 C uncooked macaroni ( ww pasta)
1 lb (16oz) Velveeta (2%)
½ C milk (I use almond milk)
Breadcrumbs (panko)
Butter (olive oil)
Cook macaroni
 according to pkg directions
and drain.


Cut Velveeta into cubes
and combine w milk.
Microwave for 5 min –
stirring every min or so
until the mix is uniform.


While the cheese is melting
moisten breadcrumbs
w/ melted butter or olive oil

Put cooked macaroni
 in a pan that is baking safe
mix with melted cheese.


Top macaroni mix
with breadcrumbs

set the mac n cheese bowl
inside on another pan
that has water in it 





bake for 30-40 min
– until bubbly
and top is browned




Monday, February 14, 2011

A surprise

My hsb and I agree
every Valentine's Day
not to buy each other anything
We have a gd meal
and celebrate
Sunday we had 
steak and lobster
(don't you love when 
you score something on sale
 ie $6 for 2 lobster tails at Aldis)
a nice salad and veggies
I dipped strawberries and apricots
in chocolate
end of celebration....
soooo I thought....
.......until this afternoon
as I am mixing meatloaf
with my hands
my phone keeps ringing
I wash my hands
 and I had a txt 
which I thought said
something different
 than what it did
I call my hsb
 and he says go 
look out the front door

This what I found 
outside....


I love yellow roses





Boy was I surprised!

Thank you...you got me this year!