Thursday, June 24, 2010


Good afternoon everyone! How are you this humid nasty day of days? Sorry I am so tardy today! I am going crazy. It’s been a rough 24 hours between the storm knocking out my computer and it not working and me getting no sleep and being in pain and such! But as my Dad tells me… this too shall pass. Oh, I want to let everyone know that mom had her procedure finally done yesterday as you probably got from her comment late last night! YAY! She is pretty sore and achy, but that’s to be expected. Give it a few days and she should know if it helped or not. Crossing our fingers it did and thanking God it didn’t turn out like last time!

Time for another kitten update! Miracle is putting on weight… kinda fast, but still… they are eating canned food and dry food and pottying without accident! They are playing so much now its great! And they are flea free! I have been checking them and haven’t found anything yet WOOHOO! I brought them out in to the living room (in the carrier of course) for about an hour this morning to try to begin introducing them to the older cats. Still a bunch of hissing and snorting… oh well I will keep trying. This is only the first time. LOL Rebel did plop his big old butt on top of the carrier as if to tell them… My house you little heathens LOL! After an hour I took them back in the back and they ate some more, pottied, and took a nap LOL… just like little kids!

Oh and just wanted to let you all know that this weekend we might be going on another “exciting adventure” that will bring you lots of funny stories and pictures. We “might” be going to the Flea Market in Pearland for a day out. One of the things on their lists was Trader’s Village, but Pearland is much closer LOL! Gotta balance the bills and books and see if we should/could/would… so stay tuned for that LMAO!

I am going to try to get some super unique crafting done during what’s left of today, but right now I want to bring you this craft as its just too super cute! It’s a recycling project of course, but something 8 out of 10 of us probably have in our car or recently used… LMAO I thought of my brother who is like a McDonald’s Frequent Flyer LMAO! Check this out!

Craft Idea of the Day: Recycled Note holder

This is a recycled craft that the kids can make for dad on his special day (with a little help from mom). It is made from a french fry container from McDonald's.

McDonald's french fry container
light card stock
glue (white glue, hot glue, or rubber cement)
paper punch
paper cut to size for notes
pen or pencil
Sharpie (any color)


Cut a piece of light card stock to cover the printing on the french fry container. Use photo as a guide. I cut mine a wee bit smaller than the container, so it is bordered in red. Decorate the card stock by printing "Notes" across the top. You can decorate it with stickers, or draw pictures such as flowers or rainbows, if you like.

Punch a hole at the center top as you see in the photo to hang the note holder. Glue the card to the front with any glue you like. Just a few dots of hot glue at the corners would work well, and adhere quickly. Add a pen or pencil and cut some paper to fit in the pocket for writing notes.
By Harlean from Hot Springs, AR

And now its time to eat! For Russian cuisine there are three principal types of meat dishes: boiled meat piece, poultry dishes and dishes made from animal organs with groats. At the moment the last group is not very popular on the table. Dishes with liver, kidneys and heart are loved by many people though. Meat dishes are usually served with groats, mushrooms, vegetables and pickles. (This one kind of reminds me of an Empanada wouldn’t you agree?)



2 c flour
1 c milk (water)
1/2 ts salt
2 tb vegetable oil
2 ea eggs
1 c beef
1 c pork
1 ea little onion
3 tb mayonnaise
salt and pepper to taste
vegetable oil to fry


Grind beef and pork twice in a mincer. Then add finely chopped onion, salt, pepper. To make mincemeat more tender and juicy, add mayonnaise. Stir very well and knead with hands. Reserve. Mix flour with eggs and milk, salt and oil until a soft dough forms. Knead on floured surface until dough is elastic. Take some dough and make a "sausage" (1 inch in diameter). Divide into pieces (1 inch thick). Roll each piece so that they are 1/16 inch thick. Take a little plate ( 4 inches in diameter) and make rounds with it's help on the dough. Fill each round with the mincemeat evenly, fold into half-moons. Pinch edges together and connect the opposite sides. Pour oil into the pan and heat up. Put two Cheboureki on the pan at a time and fry until golden brown on the average heat on two sides. Cheboureki are good with beer.

Alrighty my little legion of lurkers LOL… that’s all the time we have for today. I’m sorry for the super late post… blame mother nature and my dino-PC! LOL Think I am gonna go find something to eat and then craft while I download/backup the files on my PC! Ya’ll have fun and be safe in everything you do today! Until tomorrow… HUGS!

1 comment:

  1. Debbie "MOM"June 24, 2010 at 11:34 PM

    Here it is 11:15 pm and its a weird end to the day. I am beginning to have less pain on the right side that was injured but my left side of my back is as painful as it always was before all this started, so I'm not sure but I think the procedure worked but now I might have to tell the doctor to fix the other side, but its only the second day so I'll wait and see. But so good!
    Seeing these recipes, like for instance the Cherboureki today, has anybody else realized that every culture basically has several of the same foods but just different names? It goes to show you that we (as in ALL OVER THE WORLD) really are not that different in what we consider good food. I find it amusing that some people say "Yuck, I would never eat a Cherboureki", but would turn around and stuff themselves with empanadas simply because its familiar to them. My hubby always says try something twice; once to get past the newness of it and the second time to see if you actually like it. I have promised him I would try sushi some day, but I think it will not turn out well because we not only eat with our mouths but smell and sight also determine how we like the way something tastes, and I really dont like the look or smell of sushi!!! LOL But I promised, and I never say the word unless I mean it.
    Oh well, hope to see some familiar commenters soon. Its getting kind of lonely here. Where are you all? Come on by and chat a while! Til next time....