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Monday, October 31, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Even though I don't like to cook, I do like a quick and easy recipe every now and then. Actually Tanner and his friend Ariel made this dessert. And yes, it is as good as it looks.
Was recommended to use a deep "throw away" aluminum pan. This dessert is very tall so you will need the depth. And you might need to lightly spray the bottom with Pam.
Layer the following:
12 regular size ice cream sandwiches in bottom of pan, squeeze them in tightly
tub of cool whip
carmel syrup and choc syrup
Freeze for 15-20 minutes
Then add another layer of all the above, and top off with broken heath candy bars.
Keep in freezer.
Can feed about 35 or more with this dessert, you might want to half the recipe, but we shared with friends and ate it all!
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Today was my first oncology appointment with Dr. Charles since finishing my Herceptin treatment in March. I walked into the office to that familiar smell of chemo. It’s amazing the memory of our noses, even after several months.
There was an older lady sitting near the door with an easy smile. Beside her was her husband. A man with a cowboy hat, overalls, flannel shirt, red bandana and work boots on. He didn’t have an easy smile. He reminded me of a type of man, the depression era man typical of Monroe County; the kind of man I’ve been privileged and proud to know; a man that reminded me in many ways of my daddy.
His wife’s name was called and the lady with an easy smile handed her flowered pocket book to her husband. He clutched the purse awkwardly while she was back for her treatment. What a sight it was, this depression era man holding a flowered’ly pocket book.
When the lady came back to the waiting room she walked to her husband. He had the easy/ready smile when he saw her walk around the corner. As he handed her the pocket book he asked her “Am I shed of you now?” and giggled. (He meant getting rid of her pocket book for those not understanding of that generation. Not referring to “shed” of her physically.”)
They walked out, this cute old couple. To his 1970’s something red Ford truck with cattle panels for the bed. He walked her around to the passenger’s door and helped her inside. For some reason that was one of the sweetest moments I’ve ever seen. It made me think of my daddy on Saturday mornings when I was little. Momma would sleep in for a while. I would hear daddy walk quietly into their room and whisper in this sweet, quiet voice at her ear, “Bell….Bell….. it’s time to get up Bell.” Daddy’s birthday was the 9th. He may be sorely missed by his family but he is in heaven with his wife, my momma, who had an easy smile.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
I've had these fabric scraps for several weeks, planning to make a fall banner for Jack. So easy to make, this is how I did it.
Cut the fabric in triangles, no need for a pattern, they don't have to be perfect!
Buy quilt binding, but make sure you get the extra wide-double fold.
I was too lazy to get out the sewing machine, so I used stitch witchery. (spelling?!)
Word of advice: Go ahead and machine stitch if you can. Probably would have been faster and cheaper. I used up all my iron on stitch stuff!
This is the result, but...Jack wasn't too impressed!