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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Playoff Bound : Go Team

Congratulations to my small home town school North Green. So happy for you all, play hard and go far

Friday, October 25, 2013

Halloween Treat Monster Mix

Little Monsters both big and small will enjoy a treat mix just for them. Enjoy with friends watching scary movies, waiting and watching trick or treaters or have on hand for any little or big ones that come to visit that haunting night

3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup butter
1 cup peanut butter

6 cups small pretzel twists
4 cups roasted peanuts
6 cups Corn Chex cereal

3 cups powdered sugar
1 11 oz. package candy corn
1 11 oz. package Mellocream Pumpkins

1 16 oz. package Reeses's Pieces
1 12 oz. package orange and black gumdrops
1 12 oz. package jelly pumpkins

Melt the chocolate chips, butter, and peanut butter in the microwave, stirring every minute or so until smooth.
Pour over the Rice Chex and stir until all the cereal is well-coated. Measure the powdered sugar in a large paper bag. Pour the mixture into the bag and fold the top down several times. Shake the bag for several minutes so that the chocolate pieces are thoroughly coated. Transfer the mixture to two or three large baking sheets to dry for an hour or two. Mix with the packages of Halloween candy. Store in an airtight container.

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Halloween Treat : Pumpkin Poop

Have someone you want to give a treat to on Halloween. Remember while it is a fun holiday there are lots more than kids that like treats and fun. Elderly adults would love to be given a surprise and the good thing about the treat Pumpkin Poop is both sweet enough to keep or eat.

 Pumpkin Poop poem should be printed on card stock and stapled to a bag of candy corn.

 I started to carve a pumpkin

with my carving knife and scoop

But the pumpkin got so scared

He took a little poop!

It looked so cute and funny

Just like a candy treat

So I'm sharing it with you now

Because you are so sweet!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Pet Lovers Beware

This is one of my best friends from school days. He is also one of the biggest pet lovers that I know. He would do anything for his pets and loves to have fun with them. Here is seen reading a book to his class where is dog just happened to visit to celebrate the 100th day of school. I am not sure if he will celebrate Halloween with his dog or not but if he does I know that he will consider a few things before heading out. Here is a list of things for you to think about as well as you celebrate with your pet.

Many of us like the fall celebration of what is known as Halloween. Whether we are spreading tracts and the stories of Jesus or giving candy that treaters are looking for many boys and girls alike have a good time. However we need to consider our pets as well when we plan our night of fun. There are many things that may bother our pets.

Pets can be bothered by the doorbell ringing and people coming to the door. Whether the guest are in costume or not the night and the noise can be very stressful for the pets. If it bothers your pet to much you may want to consider finding them a quiet and safe place on Halloween.

Strangers in costume may place a bit of fear in some animals. Whether the stranger would be known without the costume or not may still frighten the pet. 

Beware of Jack O' Lanterns a fire hazard may become more of one within reach of wagging tails and frightened cats running through the house. Candles can be easily tipped over causing a fire. 

Animals (especially black cats) need to be kept indoors. Pranksters often risk animals in their fun and games. 

Candies such as gums, mints, baked goods and chocolate containing xylitol are especially poisonous to our pets.  Chocolate is also toxic to pets and can lead to vomiting and diarrhea. Lollipops and those with plastic components pose a choking hazard for pets.

 If you want to dress your pet up for Halloween consider costume when choosing. Never leave a pet alone when in costume. Watch for tight elastics on the costumes which can get caught on pets fur and lead to swelling and pain in the area of elastic. Make sure pet does not chew on costume which could lead to intestinal obstruction due to swallowing small shreds of material. Consider reflective collars and gear for pets a great idea for year round not only Halloween.

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Halloween Recipe : Melting Witch Pudding

This is a fun easy dessert perfect for Halloween night or any night leading up to it. Make several and bring them to all your festive friends or make a few and serve your special little trick or treats

1/3  cup semisweet chocolate chips                        
1 teaspoon shortening                 
8  Bugles® original snacks                               
1 box (4-serving size) white chocolate instant pudding and pie filling mix                 
4 cups cold milk                        
1 box (4-serving size) chocolate fudge instant pudding and pie filling mix                                                                    
6drops green food color                                                              
8 creme-filled chocolate sandwich cookies or chocolate covered mint patties                                                                                 
8 pretzel sticks                                                      
1 tablespoon Fiber One® cereal or chow mein noodles, pieces broken in half                                                                               
16 gummi worm candies                        
Line cookie sheet with waxed paper. In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and shortening on High 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until melted; stir until smooth. To make tops of witch hats, dip snacks, one at a time, into melted coating, letting excess drip off. Place point up on cookie sheet. Let stand until coating is set. Prepare white chocolate pudding with 2 cups of the milk as directed on box. Prepare chocolate fudge pudding with remaining 2 cups milk as directed on box. Stir green food color into white chocolate pudding until well blended. For each pudding cup, spoon 2 tablespoons of the green pudding into bottom of 4-ounce clear plastic cup or serving dish; top with 2 tablespoons of the chocolate fudge pudding. Repeat with each flavor to form four layers. With handle of spoon, gently swirl the two top layers. Insert cookie in pudding; top with chocolate-coated Bugle® to resemble witch hat. Insert tip of pretzel stick into pudding with a few pieces of cereal sprinkled at the base to resemble a broom. Insert ends of 2 gummi worm candies into pudding and hang over edge to resemble the witch’s legs.
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Monday, October 21, 2013

Seasonal Treat : Pumpkin Patch Pull Apart

Put together a bunch of carrot cake cupcakes and decorate them as one to get this super cute Jack-O Lantern Pumpkin Pull Apart. In fact if you don't put the face on makes for a super cute Thanksgiving Treat as well. Hope you all enjoy
Mini–cupcake liners
1 box (18 oz) carrot cake mix
1 can  (8 oz) crushed pineapple       
1 cup  sweetened flaked coconut 
4 1/2 cup(s) vanilla or cream cheese frosting
Orange and green gel food color
1 cup chocolate frosting    

 Heat oven to 350ºF. Line miniature muffin pans with paper liners. (Don't worry if you have only one pan. After baking a batch, remove baked cupcakes to rack. Then just place the pan in your freezer to cool down quickly before lining and baking the next batch.) Prepare cake mix as package directs; stir in crushed pineapple and coconut until blended. Spoon a Tbsp into each muffin cup. Bake 15 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cupcakes cool in pan on wire rack 5 minutes before removing to rack. Cool completely. Tint 4 cups vanilla frosting orange. Tint remaining 1⁄2 cup vanilla frosting green. Spoon green and chocolate frosting into separate quart-size ziptop bags and snip off a tiny corner for piping. On a 20 x 16-in. flat platter, arrange cupcakes into a pumpkin shape. Frost body of pumpkin orange. With skewer, sketch face onto pumpkin as a guide; pipe face and stem with chocolate frosting. Pipe green frosting for leaves and vines.

recipe source : Womans Day

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Soup and Sandwich Night : 7 Can Soup

1LB OF hamburger meat                                                 
2 CANS ranch style beans                                                                                               
2 CANS CAMBELL'S MINESTRONE SOUP                                                                                                 
2 CANS MIXED vegetABLE                                                                                             
1 CAN Rotel tomatoes                                                                                               


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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Seasonal Meal Idea : Halloween Chili

One thing to do before you go out with your little ones to trick or treat is to give them something good to eat so they are warm in side as well. One great dish to serve is chili.

1 1/2 pounds ground sirloin or extra lean ground beef
1 large sweet onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
2 large garlic cloves, minced (or pressed)
1 (4 oz) can chopped mild green chile peppers
2 (14.5 oz each) cans diced tomatoes
1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ancho chile powder or more chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon leaf oregano
dash chipotle chile powder, optional
1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
salt and pepper to taste
In a large deep skillet or Dutch oven, brown beef, add onion and bell pepper and saute until onion is tender.  Add remaining ingredients.  Simmer over low heat for 1 – 2 hours or transfer to crock pot and cook on low 4 – 6 hours.

How about cutting cheese out of Halloween cookie cutters to go with that delicious chili. Yummy, cute and the hit of the party.

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Halloween Treat: Witches Broom Sticks

How super cute are these. Another reason I love to do searches and blog hops. Finding easy treats like these are always worth the effort. These cute treats I found while searching for fun Halloween treats and landing here Simply insert a pretzel stick into a miniature peanut butter cup makes cute treats so you wont be tricked. They would also look cute on any Halloween party table.

Homekeeping Tip : Laundry Stains

With the holiday season coming I thought it would be a great time to remind you of some little homemaking tips. Starting with what to do with those annoying little stains. You have on your best shirt and someone spills on it or perhaps your child has on their holiday dress and well now they have chocolate smeared on it what to do, what to do. This little cheat sheet should help you