Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
Good morning e-world. I hope everyone had a great weekend and everyone on the east coast made it through Irene ok. We did fine here with just a lot of rain and some wind. It wasn't as bad as the weather man thought it might be fortunately.
Anyway it's Monday again and that means a new Hell's Kitchen and some new deals of the week. I'm also working on a post about the hurricane damage and how/if we can help. I'll be back with that later. Have a great Monday everyone!
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
- Water (The Red Cross recommends 1 gallon per person per day with a minimum 3 day supply)
- Food (Non perishable)
- Battery powered radio
- First aid kit
- Multi purpose tool
- Personal hygiene items
- Copies of important documents
- Cell phone
- Emergency contact info
- Emergency blanket
- Listen to the news for info.
- Secure your home. Close shutters or board up windows, secure any outside furniture or items.
- Turn off propane. Turn off other utilities if instructed to do so.
- Have a supply of water
- You are directed to evacuate by local authorities.
- You live in a mobile home or temporary shelter.
- You live in a high rise building.
- If you live on the coast, in a flood plain or near a body of water.
- You feel like you're in danger.
- Stay indoors!!!!!
- Close all interior doors and close and brace external doors.
- Keep curtains and blinds closed.
- Stay in a small interior room, closet, or hallway on the lowest level.
- Lie on the floor under a table or other sturdy object.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Have you seen the ads? Supposedly it's supposed to be oven baked and crispy. It's supposed to make us drop our beloved fast food chicken sandwiches and run to the closest Subway.
Well, it isn't and it doesn't. It was neither crispy or tasty and it only made me love my Chik Fil A sandwiches even more.
First, it was not crispy at all, the breading was just mush. Second, it was pretty flavorless mush. Third, it was dryer than sand on a hot beach in July. It's also very very thin. Which, now that I think about it might be a good thing given the dry, bland mushyness.
In other words, don't waste your money. Go some place that has chicken that's thicker and tastier than a match book.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
- Scrub the potatoes, but do not peel and slice fairly thin.
- Place sliced potatoes in a single layer on a sprayed (greased) cookie sheet.
- Season potatoes with salt and dill.
- Broil in the oven for about 10 minutes
- Remove potatoes, sprinkle with bacon and return to broiler for 5 minutes.
- Remove potatoes and top with cheese.
- Turn off broiler but return potatoes to the oven for about 2 minutes until the cheese is melted.
- Serve with ranch dressing and ENJOY!
Thursday, August 18, 2011
In honor of Bad Poetry Day, I give you the following:
Roses are red
Violets are blue
There's thunder and lightening
And it's raining too
The little snail broke a nail tripping over the doggy's tail
The snail had a fit then the dog's tail she bit and the doggy ran off in a snit.
Chocolate is good
Chocolate is great
Don't even think about touching my plate
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
1 1/2 cups of really warm water
2 tablespoons of yeast
1 tablespoon of sugar
- Pre-heat oven to 350
- Dissolve the sugar in the warm water. (I use a bowl)
- Add the yeast to the sugar water mixture and let sit until the mixture is very foamy, about 8 minutes.
- While you're waiting on the yeast, combine the flour and salt in a large mixing bowl.
- Add the water/yeast mixture and mix very well until thoroughly mixed and a dough has formed.
- Turn the dough onto a floured surface. Make sure your hands and the top of the dough are floured as well to avoid sticking.
- Knead the dough for about 5 minutes until smooth.
- Shape the dough into a long loaf, like french bread.
- Place dough on the cookie sheet.
- Let the loaf sit for 5 - 10 minutes
- In a small bowl, beat the egg thoroughly.
- Using a pastry brush, brush the beaten egg onto the loaf.
- Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
Good morning! I'll be back later with a full post but until then, here's a little smile for you.
As I was sweeping, my 3 year old kept jumping over my pile of debris.
3 year old: Look Mommy! I'm jumping over it!
Me: Uh huh. Who are you, Jack be nimble?
3 year old: No! I Luigi! It's Mario time! Let's a go! Jump jump jump! Mommy, I on the boat! I on the boat and I jump over it for I can get Koopa!
Gotta love the imagination of a child. :-)