Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sunday afternoon drive

Off  for a Sunday afternoon drive..... not sure where we might end up, but I am sure it will be some sort of

Thursday, July 14, 2011

stuck in my chair for now

After all week at doctor appointments I am in a brace and on crutches for an unknown amount of time.
Waiting for a call back for an MRI..... waiting is the hard part... not knowing how long this will go on.
Are you wondering what happened??? I fell a couple weeks ago and my knees have just gotten worse instead of better, so here I sit, stuck in my chair for now.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sky watching the Haboob!

Sky watchers.... the Haboob of Arizona.. and it was an incredible

And a little scary , but it was a huge dust storm and the sky was taken over.

Friday Food: Jamming Jams.... yum!

I am off to my Aunt's house this weekend to visit and make some Peach Jam and Rose Jelly!!

Peach Jam
3 lbs. ripe peaches (10-12)
3 1/2 c. granulated sugar
1 (1 3/4 oz.) pkg. lite powdered fruit pectin
2 tbsp. lemon juice

Measure 5 cups finely chopped peaches. In an 8 to 10 quart kettle combine peaches and lemon juice. Combine pectin and 1/4 cup sugar; stir into peach mixture. Add butter (this reduces foaming during cooking). Bring peach mixture to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly.
Stir in 3 1/4 cups sugar. Return to a full rolling boil. Boil hard, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. With a large metal spoon, quickly skim off and foam.
Ladle jam at once into clean sterilized jars, leaving 1/4" headspace between jar and jam. Clean rims of jars and place lids on jars and processing in a hot water bath 5 minutes. Makes 6 to 7 half pints. 34 calories per tablespoon.

Top Ten List

I have decided to join the Top Ten List over at Beths sorry i couldnt get the picture button to link.

Okay, so this week is top ten favorites that start with the letter "G"

1. God
3. Giggles
4. Grands(be it grandkids or grandparents)
5. Gifts
6. Green Nature
7. Gadgets ( especially kitchen gadgets)
8. Girls night in...(at our house this means, popcorn, craft fest,movies, random dancing and painted toenails)
9. Gazing ( especially stargazing or cloud gazing)
10. Gathering( favorite things, favorite people)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Fun Kiddo Cooking

My little one has been begging me to let her try cooking in our crockpot
She got this book as a gift and it is terrific!!
She is in the kitchen making Creamy Corn Pudding.

Looks like this cookbook is a keeper! "Now kids can prepare food in a slow cooker! No open flame! No hot stove top! Fix-It and Forget-It Kids' Cookbook: 50 Favorite Recipes to Make in a Slow Cooker offers kids the direction they need to prepare main courses, snacks, and desserts. "Take your children a step beyond nachos and cupcakes," says author Phyllis Pellman Good. "Let them prepare a tasty main dish in that easy-to-get-along-with appliance the slow cooker." Each recipe includes a full-color photo of the finished dish. Each recipe gives clear step-by-step instructions. Each supplies a list of ingredients and a list of equipment needed to complete the prep."

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Celebration in the Sky

God bless America,
Land that I love,
Stand beside her,
And guide her,
Through the night,
Like a light,
From above......

227 years ago...on July 4th, 1776
This great nation, the United States of America,
In a struggle for what was right and free,
Was proudly born...
May we celebrate that precious freedom
For which our forbears fought so bravely...
The freedom that is inherent
In the Stars and Stripes, our revered flag...
Celebrate Freedom
This Fourth of July!


Visit sky watch..... it is so cool!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Pink Granny

Okay, I have decided I want to be a pink grandma.... an pink old lady... a pink mummum(my grandma . Today is the last Saturday that I will less than fifty years old, so I am declaring here and now that I will do my very best to always  be a PINK GRANNY...