Saturday, December 31, 2011

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Nancy's Recipe Box..................Bacon Round Appetizers

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/3 cup chopped salted peanuts
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 48 slices French bread baguette (1/4 inch thick)
  • Additional sliced green onions, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Stir in the cheddar cheese, bacon, peanuts and onions. Spread over bread. Sprinkle with additional onions if desired.
  • Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Yield: 4 dozen.

The Funny For The Day...........................Maxine You Go Girl

Monday, December 26, 2011

The Funny For The Day..............Libby The Dog

This morning Helmsly (the dog) and I went for our walk. The fresh air always makes one feel better. The people from Minnesota that live on the corner came in at 6am this morning. They left Christmas Day morning and drove all night. They said the roads were empty so they had clear sailing. I am not doing the drive straight through thing anymore. We did it too many years and I am not doing it anymore. They have a new puppy about 8 months old. She is a Irish Setter named Libby. When Libby saw Helmsly she ran right up to him and wanted to play. Since she is a puppy she is quite rambunkshus so Helmsley was alittle put off.  We started to walk away and she ran up to Helmsly and laid right down in the road on her back with her feet in the air. It their way of saying I am friendly. I was laughing so hard. Ok we go to leave again and start walking down the road. Once again here comes Libby and she lays down feet up in the air. This went on 4 times. Each time I was laughing harder. The women could not get her dog. Finally I said I guess I will just stand here or else Libby would have followed us all the way home. The husband comes out of the house and is like what is wrong and the women explained what Libby was doing. He said just pick her up and of course Libby was being statue dog and would not move. Finally the women said you come get Libby I can't get her to go with me. She even walks to the house, we are down the road and Libby is still laying in the road with her feet up in the air. Husband now comes and gets Libby and I am laughing all the way home. Helmsley has now found a new playmate. It really made my morning.  

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays to All

I want to wish my followers and readers a Very Merry Christmas.  If you don't celebrate Christmas than I wish you Happy Holidays.  So what am I doing tonight and tomarrow.....well, I am the lucky recipient of a cold or the creeping crud that decided to attack last night so for the next couple of days at least I will be stuck in my lazy boy recliner and when I feel well enough I will play on my computer.  No holiday parties or visiting with friends and relatives.  Oh yes,  my husband was the one that decided to give me this wonderful present.  He came down with it on Monday and it still will not left him.  I don't like this present very much.  We are such a cute couple with our red noses, sneezing, coughing and everything else goes along with the creeping crud.   So sitting in my lazy boy it is.  So to everyone out there I wish you a Very Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays.  If you are like me sitting home for the holiday drop me a note and say hi.  I would love to hear from you.   Nancy

Friday, December 23, 2011

The Funny For The Day................The blue haired gang is at it again

The blue haired gang is at it again.  Today I went to the drug store to pickup some last little trinkets for Christmas.  There was only one checkout with a very long line and the other clerk at the other register was busy with this old guy (very thick glasses, hearing aid and a cane the whole nine yards).  He was buying Miller beer and supposedly paid for it with a $100.00 bill.  The clerk gave him change for a $10.00 dollar bill.  Now old guy is really making a fuss claiming she cheated him as he gave her a $100.00.  Now the store manager has to come and count out her draw to see who is telling the truth.  Now the clerk had just checked in so she knew how many hundred dollar bills she had in the register, she had 3 and no more.   The manager counted out the drawer and found that the drawer was already short so the old guy could have not have given her a $100.00 bill.  They argued back and forth and finally the store manager said to the old guy....what if I just give you $10.00 would that make you happy and in turn he said yes.  So he now took the free $10.00 and his now free beer and went on his way.  Is that all it takes to get free money and free beer.  

Post Script......The store manager wanted the clerk than to sign off on giving the old guy the free money and beer so it would look like it was her fault.  She was like no way, am I taking responsibility for that.   Sometimes being in a long line is not bad.  It can be very entertaining. 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Funny For The Day.... The Night Before Christmas read by Liberace

                          
Today while I was out running errands I was listing to Sirius xm radio the  Holiday Music station.  The voice was unforgettable and when I heard it I started to cry.  It was Liberace from The Liberace Show reading The Night Before Christmas.  So why did it make me cry...I remembered him reading the story on his tv show.  I saw that show.  I was 4 years old.  The program came on right before I left for kindergarten.   The picture of him is from that show.  I guess I am just a sentimental old fool. 

Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Funny For The Day......................Snowman Golf Cart

I saw the cutest golf cart today.  My husband was looking out the window and he starts yelling come here quick.  There out in front of the house was a golf cart covered in cotton with huge round balls of cotton stuck all over it.  On top of the golf cart was a large light up plastic snowman.  The whole golf cart looked like one big ball of snow.  I wish he had said bring your camera so I could have taken a picture of it, to show you. 

Nancy's Cookie Jar...................Easy Chocolate Truffles Recipe


Ingredients

  • 4 cups (24 ounce) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Colored nonpareils and sprinkles


Directions

  • In a microwave or heavy saucepan, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Stir in milk, almond extract and salt. Cool to room temperature. Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in nonpareils and sprinkles. Store in an airtight container.

          About 6 dozen (about 2-1/4 pounds).

Friday, December 16, 2011

The Funny For The Day............Update of the UPS guy in the golf cart

It did not take long to figure out why the UPS guy is driving a golf cart.  Apparently it is not just in my little community.  Attached is a link to the news station report. 

http://www.cfnews13.com/article/news/2011/december/358644/UPS-cutting-corners-to-deliver-holiday-packages

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Funny For The Day....................The UPS guy is driving a golf cart

On Tuesday I received a package delivered by UPS.  The funny thing about it was, I did not hear the truck.  Because I live on a dead end the truck has to turn around so I always hear him.  But this time nothing.  On Wednesday I was looking out the window when I saw this golf cart pulling a wagon stopped in front of the house.  The UPS man got out of the golf cart and picked out a package from his wagon and came up to the house.   I said what happened to the truck?  He said something about not being able to have the truck and since they are on a tight schedule he just jumped back on the golf cart and away he went, burning rubber at about 15 miles an hour.  Tonight when Helmsley and I were taking our nightly walk there in the next block was the UPS guy delivering packages on his golf cart pulling a wagon.  There is several options here....

1.   The trucks are too noisy so they were banned in the park.
2.   The UPS man does not have a truck license only a license to drive a golf cart.
3.   Way too many packages and not enough trucks so golf carts it is.

I will keep you posted on this very secretive mission of the UPS man and the golf cart.

Nancy's Recipe Box.....................Butter Almond Crunch Candy


Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons plus 1/2 cup butter, divided
  • 3/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • Line a 13-in. x 9-in. pan with foil. Grease the foil with 1-1/2 teaspoons butter. Spread coconut evenly into prepared pan; set aside.
  • In a heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, water and corn syrup. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Add remaining butter; cook and stir until butter is melted. Continue cooking, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reads 300° (hard-crack stage). Remove from the heat. Stir in almonds. Pour over coconut. Cool.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Drizzle over candy; cool until firm. Remove from foil and break into pieces. Store in airtight containers. Yield: About 1-1/4 pounds.

Editor's Note:  I recommend that you test your candy thermometer before each use by bringing water to a boil; the thermometer should read 212°. Adjust your recipe temperature up or down based on your test.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Funy For The Day....................Helmsley The Dog and Santa

Across the street and a couple of houses down is a house all doodled up for Christmas. It looks real pretty. One of the decorations they have is a blowup Santa sitting in a chair and it waves. At night when we walk and the house is all lite up santa just sits and waves and waves. So when we walk past, Helmsley the dog stops and stares at Santa and then he begins to bark and bark and bark. He stands his ground like statue dog and it is hard to pull him away. The next house has a wood painted Santa and Helmsley just looks at it and then turns around and looks at the blowup one. He is very confused at the two. He has done this for the last 3 Christmas's, this time I took a picture for you to see of Santa.  

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Nancy's Recipe Box........................ Italin Meatballs

  • 2 lbs ground chuck 
  • 2 slices bread
  • 1/4 cup milk  
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 -4 garlic cloves, pressed or minced
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions:

  1.  
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2.  
    Soak 3 slices of bread in 1/4 cup milk for 10 minutes.
  3.  
    Don't squeeze out the milk, as adding the milk and bread to the meat mixture will make the meatballs very tender.
  4.  
    Add all other ingredients to the wet bread and milk and mix well with hands.
  5.  
    Roll meat into balls (about the size of a golf ball) and place on a cookie sheet.
  6.  
    Bake in preheated oven for about 35-40 minutes or until meat is done.
  7.  
    Add to spaghetti sauce and let simmer in sauce for at leat 30 minutes before serv

The Funny For The Day....................My Husband Is Missing

A lady calls the police to report her husband is missing. The police arrive and ask for a description. She tells them he's 6 foot 2 inches tall, blonde wavy hair and has a smile that makes everybody love him. The police then go to the next door neighbor to verify this report and the lady next door tells the police, "You can't believe her. He's 5 foot 4 inches tall, has no hair and he wears a perpetual frown on his face." The neighbor then goes and asks the lady why she gave the police such a false report. She replies, "Just because I reported him missing, doesn't mean I wanted him back!"