Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Blessings

Today brought many blessings. Friends and family to spend the day with, great weather, a bountiful spread on the table and a wonderful - peaceful day. My very best friend, Denita, and her family (they are wonderful too) came to spend the day with us and we so enjoyed the fellowship (and the giggles) along with my mother and Eric's grandmother. There was so much food I did not know were I was going to store the leftovers (and I don't have to worry with any meals tomorrow) ..... but I managed to arrange the fridge so that everything fit.... just don't ask me to do it again! I do hope that everyone has had a blessed day.

My dressing (not stuffing) got the okay from everyone too..... I was so worried... it was my first year to make some!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

I have been avoiding my blog....

Ughh, I really have. I have so many things I want to put down.... but right now I just don't have the motivation..... not sure why. My days lately all seem to run together. I am hoping for a bit of a jolt on my mood lately. Yes, Denita...... a bad blue funk...... one of the worst I've had in a very long time.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Remembering our Vetrans

Let us never forget those who have served this wonderful country and those who are in service now.

Oh, I have been on the busy side again....

....... I guess you could say that is my life... to be busy, busy, busy..... and I don't suppose I would have it any other way.

Saturday was our Ladies Day at Lomax..... we had a wonderful speaker, Teah McWhorter, who spoke to us about Serving from the Heart. It was such an uplifting day! She is the owner of Chula Vista Books in Pell City Al.(her website is at the moment under construction) And if you do get a chance to listen to her speak you will be blessed!

Saturday evening I was supposed to babysit for our good friends David and Heather. However, they called me and canceled their outing because of the sickies (we hope you are all feeling much better soon!) And, not wanting the tickets they had for the evening to go to waste, they asked if we would like them..... yipee! So, we got a date night out.... our local theater (The Strand) was celebrating the one year anniversary of opening with a 21 piece big band sound ..... Music City Swing..... it was great! We both love the big band sound and we had such a wonderful time! (Thanks again David and Heather for the tickets! It really meant lots to us that we were able to go!)

Sunday found us at services and then a lunch afterward provided by the elders, deacons and ministers of the congregation. Grilled chicken breasts, green beans, baked potatoes, rolls and dessert were provided and the women got to sit back and enjoy! The food was good, the fellowship sweet and the day was wonderful!

Monday morning my very best, wonderful, like a sister, friend... Denita came with her youngin's for a visit. We spent the day catching up and went out to a couple of stores and just really enjoyed seeing each other for the day! It was great! We decided that they would come for Thanksgiving and spend the day. We hastily put together a menu for the day! I am so very excited!!!

Today is just a day to get some things done.... piles of laundry, dishes, and all other cleaning I let get behind this past week. Not so much to report other than I did slam my finger in the door last night and it hurts!!! (yes, Eric I did have to tell everyone .... heehee)

Well, I'm off to get more done....

Friday, November 07, 2008

Friday's Fixins ~ Feeding a Crowd on the cheap side....

Ever find yourself in need of something to take to a potluck or Sunday Social for a large crowd? I have a cheap and tasty solution. These muffins are quick and easy and go a long way. They make a great addition to a chili, soup or stew meal as well!

Easy Sausage Corn Muffins


2 pounds of breakfast sausage (found this on sale for 99cents per 1 lb roll)
6 boxes of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix (found these for 33 cents per box)
2 cans of cream corn (45 cents per can)
4 large eggs ( I get 5 1/2 dozen for $7.98 .... so that is 6 cents each)
1& 1/2 to 2 cups of dry milk (reconstituted) not even gonna try to do the math on that once just yet....LOL

Total cost: about $5.10

Cook the sausage in crumbles and drain. Set aside. Grease muffin tins how you prefer.... I use a non-stick spray. In a large bowl mix 3 boxes of the Jiffy Corn Muffin mix with 2 eggs, 1 can of cream corn and 3/4 to 1 cup of milk. ( I mix 3 boxes at a time to keep from having to have a monster bowl out and to keep my stirring arm happy!) Spoon in the batter to the muffin tins only about half way full. Then spoon in the crumbles of sausage into each muffin. Bake at 350F until golden brown. (About 12-15 minutes for my oven.) This makes about 3 dozen (or more) muffins. You can also just put the mix into a cake pan, add the sausage and cut into squares after they are done. I always get good reviews on this recipe. And at just over 5 dollars you cannot beat the price.

** Note** This is not a very spicy muffin ..... however it can be modified to make it spicy by adding some jalapenos or other hot peppers into the batter and by the flavor of sausage you get.

Pondering a question these days....

Is it unethical to bribe your 2 year old to go to the potty with candy??? ...... All I can say is that it seems to work!

So, please tell me what works for you and your potty traniee......

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Okay, I have done it again.....

I have neglected my blog this week. It is much easier to do these days since moving my computer into the office and out of the main part of the house..... I just am not on here as much during the day. ........ So lets do some catching up.....

We have taken down the Halloween decorations put out a few for Thanksgiving. We have pulled the winter clothes out of the building to be gone through to see what still fits and to switch with the summer clothes..... and I have been at the church building lots.... Wednesday was out Teen Meal and tonight was decorating for our Ladies Day on Saturday. Tomorrow I will baking, baking, baking..... muffins and breads for our Ladies Day. Saturday will find me most of the day at the church buildings and then babysitting that evening for our good friends David and Heather. Sunday, we have a Friends and Family Day (but no cooking for us ladies.... then elders, deacons and preachers take care of this one!) and by Sunday afternoon I will be ready for a much needed NAP!!!