Archive for October, 2012

I vant to vish you a Happy Halloveen!
Avon is having free s & h on any order, today only, with code GHOULSAVON – Home  If youwear any of their scents (I don’t, but might try), gift sets on sale for great prices.
My daughter loves a French Press.  This one looks like a bargain to me.  Unbreakable and dishwasher safe, for $12.99 (+ s & h)

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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
  • Salt
  • 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)
Begin by boiling the potatoes in salted water (1/4 tablespoon) until fork tender. Drain in a colander.Saute the sliced cabbage in the olive oil on medium heat with the thyme. Cover and cook until soft, stirring occasionally.In a small saucepan, warm the broth. Return the cooked potatoes to the pot they were boiled in and mash. When the cabbage is cooked, fold into the potatoes. Add the Chicken Broth, 1/2 cup at a time, using only what’s needed to make them creamy. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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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

We fear vampires, and vampires fear . . . tooth decay (!).
What happened to the guy who couldn’t keep up payments to his exorcist? He got repossessed.

What is a vampire’s favorite holiday? Fangsgiving.

What is a vampire’s favorite sport? Casketball.
What kind of streets do zombies like the best? Dead ends.
Who did Frankenstein take to the prom? His ghoul friend.
Why did the skeleton cross the road? To go to the body shop.
When does a skeleton laugh? When something tickles his funny bone.
What did the skeleton say to the bartender? I’ll have two beers and a mop. [This is one of my very favorites—such a considerate skeleton!]
Where does Count Dracula usually eat his lunch? At the casketeria.
Who does Dracula get letters from? His fang club.
What has webbed feet, feathers, fangs and goes quack-quack? Count Duckula.What do you call two spiders that just got married? Newlywebbed.
What do Italians eat on Halloween? Fettucinni Afraid-o.
What’s it like to be kissed by a vampire? It’s a pain in the neck.
How does a ghost say goodbye to a vampire? So long, sucker!
What do you call a witch’s garage? A broom closet.
What do you give to a pumpkin trying to quit smoking? A pumpkin patch. [A toast to Linus here, please.]
How do monsters tell their future? They read their horrorscope.
How are vampires like false teeth? They both come out at night.
What’s a vampire’s favorite fruit? A necktarine
What is a vampire’s favorite ice cream flavor? Veinilla.
What did the three vampires order at the bar? Two bloods and a blood light. [!!]
Why did the vampire go to the orthodontist? To improve his bite.
Who are some of the werewolves cousins? The whatwolves, the whowolves, and the whenwolves. [This is a no-brainer, right?!]
Why are most monsters covered in wrinkles? Have you ever tried to iron a monster?
Why do mummies have so much trouble keeping friends? They’re too wrapped up in themselves.
Why don’t mummies take vacations? They’re afraid they’ll relax and unwind.
[On the other hand] Where do mummies go for a swim? The dead sea.
Why do mummies make excellent spies? They’re good at keeping things under wraps.
Why did the ghost go into the bar? For the Boos.
Why do ghosts like to ride elevators? It raises their spirits.
What’s the favorite game at ghosts’ birthday parties? Hide and Shriek.
Why did the game warden arrest the ghost? He didn’t have a haunting license. [I assume the game warden must have been a ghost himself!]
What kind of monster is safe to put in a washing machine? A wash and wear wolf.
What do you get when you cross a black cat with a lemon. A sour-puss.
What do you get when you divide the circumference of a jack-o-lantern by its diameter? Pumpkin Pi.
What do skeletons say before they begin dining? Bone appetit!
What happens when a ghost gets lost in the fog? He is mist.
Why don’t angry witches ride their brooms? They’re afraid of flying off the handle.
Who won the skeleton beauty contest? No body.

Where do baby ghosts go during the day? Dayscare centers.

And lastly,
What do you do when 50 zombies surround your house? [really, think about this one verycarefully] . . . Hope that it’s Halloween (!!!).
I kinow most people say “Feh” to screen savers, but I usually download seasonal ones and delete when I add a new seasonal one.  This Halloween one is 3-D and pretty neat.

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Just Buzz

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.

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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.


A real good one from Giveawayoftheday.com today.  Zoner Photo Studio 14 Pro.  If you’re not sure, read the reviews from people who actually know, (unlike myself), a lot about software.



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.

Creamy Peanut Butter and Roasted Red Pepper Macaroni
  • 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
    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. BAKE 20 to 22 minutes or until bubbly and light golden brown. Let rest 10 minutes before serving.


Personally, I love my My Cafe from Bunn, and use Melitta pods with it, as they are strong enough for a full mug, but, if you’re a K-Cup person, this is a great deal from MyPoints.com on a limited edition Keurig.


 Keurig B60 From $55 After Rebate & GC

Posted on Thu Sep 27 11:38:00 PDT 2012

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Buzz, Humor & Bargains

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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