Friday, October 30, 2009
What have I been doing???? really???? you are going to ask me that???????
Well, let's see....
1. been practicing to be a nurse....
taking care of u-i-l (uncle in love) 84, broken arm, broken ribs, dr. appts, needs
regular house help, food, care. Also a-i-l (aunt in love) has alzheimers, need I say more.
2. been practicing to be a domestic engineer......
Canned 15 pints of pears.
3. been practicing to be a crafter.....
Trying to get some stained glass projects started and done...Tis the season....
ya know, Christmas presents.
4. been practicing to be a chauffeur.....
5. been practicing to be a counselor.......
see above #1 and #4.
I can do just about anything, kinda. What do "they" say...
"Jack of all trades, Master of none!"
I am glad that I have been able to "help" where ever necessary and that I have been blessed to be retired from my old 8-4 weekday job....
OHH, and I forgot somewhere sometime last week I was Boo'd by Cher, THE TEXAS WOMAN.
My instructions were to list 4 people that I follow and why I like to follow them.... so here it goes..
1. Pink Little Cake..... cuz I love cake and she is awesome at what she does...
2. Little Pen Pen.... cuz her blog is always light and cheery and she seems alot like me....
3. Sweet Repose.... cuz she is my sista-at-heart, she and I work for the same team...
4. Simply Iowa..... cuz she is genuine in all that she writes, she writes from her heart and love
her ambition. She does more in one day than I do in a week.
This BOO party was started by Toni at The Tattered Cottage.
Please keep the fun going by following these instructions.
1. You have 24 hours to work your spell.
2. Copy and post the Halloween Boo Poem with the instructions for playing.
3. Pick 4 blogs you enjoying visiting and tell why you enjoy visiting them, with a link to their blog and remember to link back to me
4. Go to the original BOO Party post at the Tattered Cottage and add your MckLinky.
5. Let's see how fast and far this spreads between now and Halloween.
(I WASN'T ABLE TO COMPLETE SOME OF THE ASSIGNMENT AND WILL UNDERSTAND IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ALSO. JUST BE SURE TO LET OTHERS KNOW HOW MUCH YOU LOVE THEIR BLOGS.... ENCOURAGEMENT,,,,, WE ALL COULD USE SOME.....)
Monday, October 26, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
I hate to say it, but this is a long process (actually I should say, it is a long process for me!)
First, I clean my apples and get everything out and set up.
A large bowl for sliced apples with lemon juice in the water and a discard bowl.
(Everything is messy because by the time I took the pics, I had already made one batch of filling.)
An apple peeler/corer sure makes the job go faster and I like the size of slices.
After I have all the apples sliced, I pour them in a huge heavy pot (a heavy pot will keep them from burning)
Then I mix together the sugar, flour and spices and pour on top of apples.
Add on top, the lemon juice and stir everything together, coating all the apples.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
It is important, it is what I believe, it answers questions.....
it is powerful, it is humbling, it is important for you to know....
Please allow yourself to watch the WHOLE THING.....
I have never been one to shove the subject down throats, but it is important for you to know the message here....
I ask kindly.... listen to the words.... Please let me know what you think,,, please....
I agree, it would be helpful in case anyone wants to try these.
3 Cups flour, we just use a good all purpose flour
1 Tbl. oil
2-3 tesp. water (I put a drop of yellow food coloring in the water, optional)
1 Cup large eggs (this most always ends up being 4 eggs,
but if it is more than a cup, you will probably need to kneed some extra flour into the mix)
1/4 scant tesp. salt
Just one point, if the dough is too wet, it won't go through the pasta maker very easily.
Check out MAKING NOODLES for instructions.....
or email me any questions: email@example.com
HAPPY NOODLE MAKING...........
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
A few posts back, entitled "Noodles", I said I would show the process of making noodles....
We usually make noodles in a one week stretch. For 4 mornings and 4 evenings, groups of people show up in our church kitchen and work through the process.We will go through 100-110 DOZEN EGGS...
Each batch takes 1 cup= approximately 4 eggs...
We ask each family to donate 2 dozen eggs and 10 lbs. of flour...
It all begins in the mixing.... one person usually mixes.
Then the women on the right of the picture will kneed the dough and form it into flat balls.
The women, on the left of this picture, take those flat pieces and run them through a noodle maker, thinning them out into strips of very thin dough.
This takes a few times, at a few different settings to get them the right thickness.
Then the tray of strips are passed on to the next station.
After these two cut the final noodles,,,,,,
This person takes a tray full of just-cut noodles and spreads them out on tables covered with paper.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Here is the new display we did at Friends Candle Shed for my stained glass pictures that I made.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Last Sunday, a girlfriend and I boarded a Tri State bus along with 50 other people to go to the Broadway hit called Wicked. Actually, this was the nicest bus I HAVE EVER BEEN ON; clean, roomy, and an excellent driver. This was more like the luxury bus of all buses... The musical was in Des Moines, IA, a three hour drive. This is the story of the 3 witches in the Wizard of Oz BEFORE the whole Dorothy thing, based on the best-selling 1995 novel Wicked: The Live and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire. Winner of 20 major awards.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Activities: Sidewalk sales, kids activities, lunch venues, Left Bank Art League Art Fait, Mississippi Cottage Antiques Art Fair, QC Greyhound Adoption Meet and Greet at River Pup, and live music festival
I have been having a blast, but have had way too many late nights. I just get so busy and then I look at the clock and am amazed how fast time flys!!!
Monday, I'll have pics of the show to share,,,,
Oh wait til next year!!! It is going to be colorful around here!!!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
I ended up with 18 cups of puree, that's 18 pies! or 12 pies and 6 loaves of bread, or ....... you get the picture!!!