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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Broccoli Salad

Looking for a delicious salad that would be perfect for Easter dinner and provide great taste? Then check out this recipe

Broccoli Salad
adapted from a recipe by Paula Deen

 1 head broccoli
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/2 cup raisins
½ cup of shredded carrots
¼ cup toasted sunflower seeds
½ cup Follow Your Heart Cheddar, cut into very small chunks
1 cup vegan mayonnaise
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1/4 cup raw cane sugar
1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Trim off the large leaves from the broccoli stem. Remove the tough stalk at the end and wash broccoli head thoroughly. Cut the head into flowerets and the stem into bite-size pieces. Place in a large bowl. Add the onion, raisins, carrots, sunflower seeds and vegan cheddar. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients, stirring well. Add to broccoli mixture and toss gently. Season with freshly ground pepper and salt.''

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Friday The 13th

This is the second Friday the thirteenth this year. The first was in February and will happen again in November. If you are superstitious then you may or may not look forward to the occurrence of Friday being on the 13th of the month. Often considered an unlucky day and is often blamed when bad things happen it is a day where you may want to be on your toes.

Through history the number 13 has been an unlucky number. Triskaidekaphobia is the fear of the number 13. Some have even viewed Friday as an unlucky day of the week. Now in this generation we would not agree with that but rather with TGIF.

However, there are those welcome Friday the 13th and don't agree with the negative superstitions. In fact they think of the number 13 as lucky. However those that were victims in the Friday the 13th movie would have to disagree.

Were you aware that         
there are skyscrapers that are built and do not have a 13th floor
Ship skippers do not go to sea with a crew of 12 as the skipper would make 13.
Ancient Mayans of Central America were the most advance culture in all of Americas and that they considered the number 13 sacred  
In biblical references it is believed that Cain killed Abel on Friday the 13th.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Planting Spring Bulbs

Leap Day 2012 was a day I will remember forever. It was a day that changed not only mine and my families lives but our entire community. It was the day that a tornado hit our town and ate a path and destroyed houses, lives and our community. Our house was in the path and while it was hit and damage was done there were others that were hurt more than us. A few years later and you will find us still cleaning and fixing what damage was done. One thing that was done at our house is that the tornado picked our yard  trees, flowers, bushes up by the root and took them with us leaving things like the tree but flowers and plants never to be seen again. So we must replant and one thing I miss most are the spring flowers. These were the first sign of spring to me and I miss seeing them in the yard. So I thought I have to replant so I might just share with you my friend all about spring flowers and planting bulbs.
What to plant when.

You will want to do a bit of research like when the flowers will bloom, what colors the flower will be, how tall these plants will be. You can find most of this on the bag or box where you purchase the bulbs.
Spring flowering bulbs must be planted in the fall from September to December. Check with the material on the package that bulbs arrive in to see how deep to plant. With this knowledge it will be time to plant. Using a garden fork or shovel, break up the soil where you want to plant bulb. Bulbs should be planted individually. A hole should be created in the soil twice the size of the bulb.

Chocolate Popcorn

Yes this is a recipe for chocolate popcorn. I love popcorn and I love chocolate this easy Paula Deen Recipe combines the two and makes it great.
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 stick butter
2 tablespoons cocoa
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 cups popcorn
Over medium heat, using a 4 quart pot, combine the sugar, corn syrup, butter, cocoa, and salt and bring to a boil. Once the mixture is well mixed, add the popped corn. Cook and stir until popcorn is coated, approximately 2 minutes. Cool mixture and shape into 3-inch balls

Did You Know

One of the easiest ways to make a Million $$$  is to purchase a lottery ticket for as little as $1. With this $1 you have the opportunity to participate in a chance to be wealthier than you ever imagined. It is the chance of a lifetime to become rich over night. States can also generate lots of revenue for education and other state projects by selling lottery tickets. Did you know that state lotteries as we know them have been active in the U.S. for over 50 years.

March 12th , 1964 in New Hampshire the first state legally sold lottery ticket occurred in the U.S. Take note that Puerto Rico had a lottery system since 1934. New Hampshire was the first U.S. state to hold a state lottery. Not long after other states followed suit and created their own state lottery. Reasoning was that state revenue could be created by lotteries. Mega Millions and Powerball games are building state revenue while those that purchase the tickets hold tight to the hope that  they may hit the big one. In 2008 Arkansas became the newest state to host lottery and making the 43rd state.


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Harriet Tubman Day

Harriet Tubman Day celebrated March 10th since approved by congress in 1990. Harriet was born in Bucktown, Maryland around 1820. The year is not for sure as she was born into slavery. In 1849 she escaped from slavery and became a "conductor" on the underground railroad making at least 19 trips. There were great hardships and dangers that she would face but she believed in freedom so strongly that she would lead hundreds of slaves to freedom.

Harriet would become an eloquent speaker leading for support to abolish slavery. She was not only a conductor and speaker but also served in the civil war as a soldier, spy, nurse, scout and cook. Se also was the leader for newly freed slaves.

Mrs. Tubman led her life and fought the battle for human dignity, human rights, opportunity and justice here entire life. She was courageous ad dedicated to the causes. She believed in America and what it offered she wanted a common goal for all. March 10, 1913 Harriet Tubman passed from this world.


Monday, March 9, 2015

What Needs Done

Say it,

Wow where do I start well actually today has been rather busy all ready

1. Menu planning and shopping done for the week
I have created a menu that includes
ham and potatoes
tater tot casserole
beef stew and biscuts
meatloaf and potatoes
shepherds pie
pork cutlets , veggie, and gravy
fish and mac n cheese
tenderloin in crockpot

Oh yes and shopping is done as well this has started out well

2. I had to clean out fridge and rearrange freezer so that I could put up groceries I will be needing this week

3. bathroom is clean but neglected I have to arrange and clean where I have not yet

4. since groceries are purchased I have to clean pantry, shelves and so forth so that they all look great

5. Grandkids have been here more with papa than I have so it is time to straighten up there area as well

That will be good for my day off and hope to do more next time I find myself not having to go to work

Are Your Ready For This .....

Do have a tired feeling today? If so then you may be living in an area like I do where daylight saving time started yesterday. That's right we lost an hour of sleeping time and more daylight time or so the reasoning goes. This is also the day that you should have changed the batteries in your fire detectors. So today if this was you yesterday you will be glad to know that you can celebrate with many of us who look forward the little known but should be widely recognized holiday of

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Crockpot Recipe : Meatballs

On nights when I work late and / or the kids have to be somewhere and I have little time to cook I love to use recipes that are easy to make and of course that means using the crockpot. A little planning ahead always helps out. Recipes like crockpot meatballs is always worth the time

It's ok to use frozen meatballs when you are in a rush. They are often found at great deals as well. They also make this dish much easier. It's time to relax and enjoy!!! Serve over hot cooked noodles along side a vegetable or salad and there you have it a delicious easy meal.
Crock Pot Meatballs Stroganoff
1-lb bag frozen meatballs
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can beef broth
1/2 chopped onion
1/2-1 C mushrooms, big chop - or 1 can
1 T Worcestershire sauce
1 t tarragon (if you have it)
1/4 t pepper
1 C sour cream
Combine the soup, onion, mushrooms, tarragon
and pepper in the crock pot. Mix well. Add
the meatballs and stir to coat.Cover and cook
on low for 6 hrs. Stir in the sour cream and
heat for 10-20 minutes while you cook the
noodles.   Serves 4

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National Crab Meat Day: Crab Dip

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
dash cayenne pepper or Tabasco sauce, or to taste
1 can (7 1/2 oz) crab meat, drained, cartilage removed, finely chopped
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Cups
In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, milk, salt, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper or Tabasco sauce to taste. Blend well. Gently fold in the chopped crab meat. Chill and serve crab dip with chips, crackers, or raw vegetable dippers

Happy Birthday Barbie and a yummy frosting recipe

Happy Birthday to Barbie lets celebrate with these super cute cupcakes all sparkled up. If you want check out this quick and easy recipe for making an easy to make icing

7 minute frosting

3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup boiling water
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
3 unbeaten egg whites
food coloring (optional)
coconut (optional)

Mix sugar, cream of tartar, vanilla and egg whites. Add boiling water. Beat on high til mixture forms peaks (like meringue) approximately 5-7 minutes.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Clusters

These yummy little snack bites are filled with yummy ingredients like Peanut Butter and cereal. We love them use them quite often for lunch box fillers. Enjoy!!!

2 lbs white chocolate for melting
1 cup creamy peanut butter
4 cups of Rice Krispies
3 cups of mini marshmallows
2 cups of roasted peanuts

In a sauce pan over medium heat or in the microwave, melt white chocolate and peanut butter together.  Add remaining ingredients and stir gently until cereal, nuts and marshmallows are coated in the chocolate/peanut butter mixture.
Spread wax paper out on counters and drop spoonfuls of the treat onto the wax paper.  Allow 30 minutes for clusters to set before serving or storing in an air-tight container