Friday, October 5, 2012

Wow I do NOT post a lot!

I have plenty of excuses, but I think when you start a blog, you should stick with it. So uh... here's me at home. Get it? Ahahaha! Okay whatever it was funny.
What can I say, I had a dull moment :-D

Sunday, September 9, 2012

New plant!

I planted this as a tiny little thing the morning before I left for Vegas. I returned 7 days later and it had doubled! It may only be decorative but I love it!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Eastern to Western medicine

My Mom always seemed to live by a rule: Except in extreme cases, always try all of the eastern and homeopathic and natural remedies you could, and if that all failed, then switch to western medicine. It's worked so far and today, after 4 days of shooting warm salt water up my nose with no improvement for my congestion, I switched to shooting the western medicine up my nose. I feel SO much better. It's not even that bad, it's sodium chloride and sodium bicarbonate and one other thing with water, so it's not like I'm pumping steroids up there. Sometimes you just need that extra kick that lab researchers spend their lifetimes creating for us. I think I have some kind of summer flu. Rick has been trying everything under the sun to make me feel better, but I think it's time for some bigger ammunition... not prescription just yet, but at least OTC. Hopefully then, even if I don't feel better, I wont care as much! :-) If you have any favorite at home remedies, let me know!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Happy 2012 y'all!

Wow I can't believe I haven't posted since September. I haven't been very crafty or doing much cooking as I developed vertigo during my trip to Las Vegas in September and October so I tend to stay away from stoves and sharp objects.

I thought I'd share a photo of our tree and a recipe for a great appetizer.

Bacon wrapped dates:

Get some dates. They come in a box in the dried fruit section. Make sure they are whole and pitted (cause seriously, you do NOT want to try to pit them. It's worth the extra $$$).

Buy some ricotta cheese. I prefer low fat, but to each his own.

Use a pastry bag or a plastic bag and cut off the tip. Put about 1/2-1 cup of cheese into the bag and squeeze it into the hole on top of the date til it's all filled up. Repeat til all of the dates are filled. Then whatever ricotta is leftover, use for some mini lasagnas later.

Get some bacon. Cut the strips in half or thirds, depending on the length. Wrap the bacon strips around the dates, and hold in place with a toothpick.

Put all these bad boys onto a pan and throw into the oven (I use the convection oven as the big oven usually is loaded down with the main course) at 425 degrees F for about 15-18 minutes.

Serve and enjoy! Trust me, they are good, plus they are all the rage right now at swanky lounges (not that I hang out in any kind of lounge...)

And here is our first real Christmas tree! Ain't it purdy? You can't see up close, but we bought those stockings plain then used sparly green twine to tie on bells and decorated with a gingerbread man and woman and ginger cookies.