Sunday, April 26, 2009

Quiche and Beads

I worked yesterday and today on making beads for an open house I am doing next weekend. I also tried the Pioneer Woman's quiche. It was good, but lacked flavor I think. The onions lended to the overall blend quite nicely, but I am either unable to taste them or I thought the artichokes didn't give off enough of a compliment to be noticeable.

I now have a cleaning lady. I had enough filling left over to make a small 7" quiche for her. I thought it would be nice for her to have for lunch while working on the house, and it was big enough that she could have 1/2 for dinner at home. It worked out perfect for her, she had enough for both!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Recipe Friday April 24, 2009 Orange Rolls

Been wanting to try this recipe, but I am afraid of yeast. It's true. I am only comfortable with it when I am using it with my sister Michelle. She and I did the cinnamon rolls together when she got in the car wreck. I didn't fear it then, but the fear is still there....alone in my own kitchen.:

Orange Rolls

Mary Anne Best

2 packages yeast

1/4 C warm water

1/2 C sugar

1/2 C shortening

2 tsp salt

1 C hot water

3 eggs, well beaten

1 C flour

3 1/2 C flour

Dissolve yeast in warm water and set aside. Dissolve and cool the sugar, shortening, salt and hot water. Mix eggs and 1 cup flour well and add to sugar mixture. Add yeast mixture and remaining flour. Cover and refrigerate overnight. About 4 hours before serving roll out like cinnamon rolls and spread with:

1/3 C sugar

1/3 C butter

rind of one orange

Mix and spread on dough. Roll up dough and slice about 1 inch thick. Put in greased muffin tins and let rise 3-4 hours. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes. Spread with glaze made of juice of the orange and powdered sugar.

Computer Competition

Isaac and his group got 3rd place in the computer competition in Watertown on M, T and Wed. WOOHOO! They have 2 stars in the program according to the staff we talked to last night........not bragging, but guess who one of them is?????

Thursday, April 23, 2009

I never tire of Mt. Rushmore. Here are a few photos I thought you might enjoy. The first one is of 2 rocks that seem to fit together as though they were cut and fitted. The next one is the mountain goat we saw, he was grazing away while people walked right past him.

They have built a long walk with hundreds of steps and little balconies with benches so you can walk up under the faces. I got photos from multiple angles. They are so amazing. Had a great time visiting with Isaac. Haven't talked to him for a few days, he is involved in a computer competition in Watertown for 3 days.

Sister Breakfast coming soon

I'll be spending the weekend with my 4 sisters and one adopted sister in law. She's the best, we allow her into the POB club, she's actually the founder....haha, JK.

We'll stay the weekend in a condo in Omaha, watching movies and hanging out. Then we'll either shop on Saturday or stay at the condo to watch more movies and hang out, or go home to do the adult things we need to do before we start the work week.

If I had a nice deep quiche dish like The Pioneer Woman, I would make her quiche posted here. It would be perfect to wake up to that on Saturday morning.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Change is good

This is my old building at work. They are removing it to make room for change, it is so sad, I started out in IT in this building. It has good memories of my friend Kim.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Recipe Friday April 17, 2009 Grilled Triple Cheese Sandwiches

12 slices whole grain bread

1⁄4 cup whole grain Dijon style mustard

6 slices (1 ounce each) baked ham

6 slices (3/4 ounce each)Provolone cheese

6 slices (3/4 ounce each) Cheddar cheese

1 cup (6 ounces)Gorgonzola cheese (Crumbled)

1.Spread each slice of bread with mustard. Top each of 6 slices of bread with 1 slice ham, 1 slice provolone and 1 slice cheddar. Sprinkle with crumbled Gorgonzola cheese. Top each sandwich with remaining bread. cook on hot griddle approx 3 min. on each side.

Picnic tip: Make sandwiches ahead and grill them at your picnic or simply serve cold. Bring along fresh fruits and vegetables.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Ron's surgery

Ron had his surgery today, it was a success. I didn't get to stay all day like I wanted. I did go over while he was awake and see him before he went in, they took him about 30 minutes after I left.

I'm baking Isaac a pecan pie. Can't wait to see him!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Fabric Give-a-way

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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

Getting ready to finish Easter dinner. I miss my children and my grand children during holidays like this. Famiy is what it's all about, it's sad not to have anywhere to go or people to enjoy the holiday with, but we made it through the day.

It won't be too long and I'll get to see my boy.

Friday, April 10, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KAREN::::::::Recipe Friday April 10, 2009 Linda's Cranberry Orange Cookies

These cookies are so light, and tasty!

Linda’s Cranberry Orange Cookies

1 cup oleo
1 c powdered sugar
2 t. vanilla
1/4 t baking soda
1 T finely shredded orange zest
1/2 c orange juice
1 1/2 c flour
1 c oatmeal
1 c white chips
1 c pecans
6 oz dried cranberries
ungreased cookie sheet
350 degrees.

Mix margarine (can substitute butter), vanilla and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Add orange juice and orange zest. Mix until blended. Add flour and oatmeal, mix until combined. Add rest of ingredients. Drop by Tablespoons on ungreased cookie sheet, bake 350 degrees for 10-15 min. or until lightly browned.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BABY GIRL KAREN who is now )@U*)@#@%%% years old.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Need suggestions for audio books

Going to be driving a long distance here pretty soon, any recommendations??

Winter, Winter, go away, come again another day

I am tired of winter............the cold, the snow, the rain. It is April 7th and 22 degrees, with wind and rain and blowing snow. ????? Spring started a week or two ago, but I don't see it, did somebody forget to tell her it's time to come?

I talked to my little grandson who's 5 on Sunday, he mostly talked to Grandpa, for an hour! He was telling us it would snow, snow, snow, and rain and rain. He'd had snow fights with his mom, and made snow angels, but he didn't like the snow anymore, it worses him out. ???? I repeated that back to him, "It worses you out??" Noah::: "Yeah, and my mom, too!" How cute is that? I laughed and laughed over that. In his little boy way he was trying to tell me he had way more snow than he had activities to make it fun anymore and he was so over it.

My son in law says when Noah does his prayers at night, he remembers to pray for sunshine and summer. Isn't that cute, just in case God forgot that he was supposed to switch out the seasons for us.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Ron update

Ron's vent came out today..............I didn't go see him I am a terrible sister, I took time to get my stuff together....... From a long week of being there for my employer as well as my brother. I will do better, I promise.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Recipe Friday April 6, 2009 Lemon Whip Dessert

Lemon Whip Dessert

60 Ritz Crackers, crushed
1/2 c melted butter
1/2 c powdered sugar
12 oz tub cool whip
6 oz can frozen lemonade concentrate
14 oz can sweetened condensed milk

Mix crackers, butte and sugar, mix well. Press all but 1/4 c. into a 9x13 pan. Mix remaining ingredients well with mixer. (I add food coloring to the mix depending on the color of lemonade I use, yellow for regular lemonade and red when I use pink lemonade, it is so springy looking) Pour over crumbs n pan. Sprinkle reserved crumbs over. Refrigerate. Ligh, cool and pretty. No strong lemon taste. 20-24 servings.

One of the MD's I worked with at the hospital was leaving a few years back, we had a pot luck for him on the weekend prior to his departure. I brought this dessert and the Alpo dip. He was quite the health conscious person. He ate most of the 6 quart crock pot full of alpo dip I made, plus half or better of this dessert. He kept telling me how light and fresh this was. I was surprised as ever!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Update on Ron

Ron had a filter placed today to keep him from throwing a blood clot. He'll be on the ventilator until Monday or Tuesday. His vitals are stable, he's being fed enterally, or by a tube inserted in his mouth. They are also giving him liquid vitamins.

I'm pleased with the care he's receiving, the nurses are not overworked, they are staffed in a way that allows them to do their job and interact with family. That was one of the complaints I had when I left the floor, nurses can't be nurses because you have a 'bottom line' to consider.

Computers are my friend. I'll stop by and check on him tomorrow. I've been going every day, of course, but too busy to update. Thank you all for your prayers, kind words, text messages and calls. The prayers are felt, believe me.