Archive for October, 2012
I hope you’ve all survived Sandy in good shape. I know a lot of you are from NJ and NY, and some of you have lost power. I hope it comes back soon, if it hasn’t yet, and since we were super lucky here, you’re welcome to come wash with hot water and eat. Speaking of eating, I tried a new recipe today.
I originality saw this made on Paula Deen’s show. I love cabbage and potatoes (I think original recipe from Ireland is made with kale), so I went for it. Due to my total inability to follow a recipe true to form, I sauteed a thinly sliced onion, a chopped clove or garlic, and a chopped small shallot with the cabbage. I also added some butter and half & half to the potatoes, and less broth. What can I tell you??? It’s good, and I’ll use leftovers to make potato pancakes tomorrow.
- 4 russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 3 cups thinly sliced green cabbage
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
- 1 cup Chicken Broth
- Ground pepper
- (+ onion, shallot & garlic if desired)
My friend, Evil Betsy, sent me these for Halloween. Those who know me, know my other screen name is Une Vampyr, and these just warmed my heart. Enjoy!
The Wittiest Halloween Jokes, Riddles, and Puns
What is a vampire’s favorite holiday? Fangsgiving.
I’m so disappointed I want to cry. I went to an Octoberfest party Saturday night, took tons of pictures, and the SD card says the card can’t be used, and I can’t get to them. Hubby brought it to work to see if anyone can fix it.
Anyway, we had a really nice time. Unlike the New Years Eve party , our table was very friendly and Hubby and I were talking to different people all night. The food was good, though they mixed up Hubby’s order. He ate well anyway. The band played a lot of polka music, but some my hips were better suited for, There were dancers in lederhosen doing folk dances. A fun night. Nobody took the pretty mums on the table so someone said I should take them. They probably look nice on my bistro table, where I placed them, but I’m not going out in the rain to check. I hope I can post the pictures tomorrow.
The kids (Daughter and The Fella), came out for the weekend. They helped get some stuff, that we couldn’t lift, into the Subaru, and brought it to the dump. Glad to get that done, and have some time with them. First time in a while. All in all, a very good weekend.
I saw sun yesterday afternoon for about a half hour. Hate all this gloominess. Makes me want to just curl up and sleep. Does the weather effect you like that, or is it just me?
I keep having nightmares about bad things happening to Ray-Ray, though in last night’s, he was a German Shepherd. They say that if you dream someone dies it means they’re going to have a long life. I sure hope so. BTW my Rags was a German Shepherd who died mysteriously when she was 14. All very strange and depressing.
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I’m not sure how I got on Jif’s mailing list, but I got this recipe from them,. I roast my own peppers once a week (so yummy on sandwiches). I think I’ll try this.
- No-Stick Cooking Spray
- 2 (12 oz.) cans Evaporated Milk
- 1/2 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
- 2 cups shredded aged white cheddar cheese
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
- 3/4 teaspoon smoked paprika, divided
- 1/3 cup jarred roasted red peppers, drained and diced
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
- 4 cups cooked elbow macaroni (2 cups dry)
- 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
- HEAT oven to 350°F. Coat 1-1/2 quart oval casserole dish with no-stick cooking spray. Bring evaporated milk to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add peanut butter, cheddar cheese, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and 1/2 teaspoon paprika. Whisk until cheese is melted and sauce is smooth. Stir in red pepper and chives.
- COMBINE cheese sauce and cooked macaroni, stirring to coat. Place in prepared dish. Combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, oil and remaining 1/4 teaspoon paprika in small bowl with a fork until crumbly. Sprinkle evenly over top of macaroni mixture.
- BAKE 20 to 22 minutes or until bubbly and light golden brown. Let rest 10 minutes before serving.
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Life is sooo unexciting, I don’t have much to tell you. The kids are coming out late Friday to help me load heavy stuff for the landfill early “Saturday morning. Hubby and I are going to the development’s “Octoberfest” party Saturday night, and the kids will go out with friends. Gotta get the strength up to hot iron my tons of hair, which has pretty much grown back. UbaThick and waist length. Must thank Nicki for telling me about Biotin almost 3 years ago. If she hadn’t, I’d prbably be bald by now, but, it would be so much easier to hot iron. (some people can never be satisfied)
Just got this from Robin.
An old man and woman were married for many years. Whenever there was a confrontation, yelling could be heard deep into the night.
The old man would shout, “When I die, I will dig my way up and out of the grave and come back and haunt you for the rest of your life!” Neighbors feared him. The old man liked the fact that he was feared.
To everyone’s relief, he died of a heart attack when he was 98. His wife had a closed casket at the funeral. After the burial, her neighbors, concerned for her safety, asked “Aren’t you afraid that he may indeed be able to dig his way out of the grave and haunt you for the rest of your life?”
The wife said, “Let him dig. I had him buried upside down. And I know he won’t ask for directions.”
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