Saturday, June 5, 2010
GOOOOOOD Morning boys and girls! How are you this fine day of days? I am ready for some side splitting adventures as I am on a “business trip” today LMAO! Mom and my brother want to go to the CASINO in Louisiana LMAO! Yep, we are off to the Indian Casino called the Alabama Coushatta Casino in Kinder and it plans to be fun and entertaining! I particularly do not like to gamble, but the buffet is worth the trip! OMG!!!!!! I think I just gained 5 pounds thinking about it! Anyway, it will prove to be an adventure for sure! I woke up and my hand was itching, so maybe it will prove to be a profitable day as well! My hand never lies… I always get money SOMEWHERE when my hand itches LOL!
Okie dokie… so I had to get a new phone last night, right? Well, let me tell you... It’s crazy! I’m not all for these new fangled phones, and the only phones they had were the touch screens and I have moose hands so I was learning all night! You think that they would make bigger buttons for goliaths like me! Well, everyone was texting me all night and I didn’t get a chance to really learn about the phone so guess what I will probably be doing on the long car ride LOL! Yep, got the instruction manual in my bag, so that I can read! I always have told my kids to make sure to read the whole manual before using the phone and here I am operating before instruction LOL… what kind of example am I? Well, wish me luck on learning the new technology! LOL!
OMG I saw the coolest news article this morning about Downtown Houston… Check this out!
Veggie Gardens to Spread in Downtown
Updated: Friday, 04 Jun 2010, 10:21 PM CDT
Published : Friday, 04 Jun 2010, 10:21 PM CDT
HOUSTON - When Vegetable Gardens Attack! - Part 1.
The Mayor's Office of Sustainability alongside other organizations committed to the first phase of a two-part plan to make Houston just a little bit greener.
Around 11 a.m., the general public was invited to contribute to a container vegetable garden at the City of Houston Public Works building across from City Hall.
The vision is to have vegetable gardens all along the sidewalk in the 600 block of Walker Street, according to a statement.
Isn’t that the coolest thing? I think all cities should get in on the container gardening! Now my only question, is how in the heck are they going to keep people (IE the homeless, the hoodlems, etc.) from eating all the produce or destroying the plants. And what are they going to do with them all? Hopefully the food will be used appropriately... like used in the soup kitchens or donated to smaller food pantries, or something. Lets all keep our fingers crossed that they have thought this thing through! But I thought it was a good human interest story to spotlight today!
Ok, so are you feeling crafty today at all? Well I found this craft that makes you go “WTF?” LOL Since I am in an oddball mood and I think its exciting to try weird things, I am bringing it to you! It recycles, its funky and fun, and its definitely a conversation starter LOL! I want to see my kids faces when I tell them I want a pair of these LMAO!
Craft Idea of the Day: Newspaper Slippers
These fun disposable slippers are ideal for the beach, painting in or yard work.
For the soles stack 12 pages together. Draw an outline of both your feet on the top page.
To hold the pages together staple inside the outline of the heal then cut out the shape.
For the straps make a 3 inch wide strip from a half page for each slipper.
Lift up about 6 of the pages of each sole outline. Place the strip inside the front part of the sole and adjust the size. Then staple in place.
Bring down the remaining 6 layers of the sole and glue down, then bind the front edge of the slipper with tape.
Is that not super crazy or what?? Ok, now today’s food… well with going to the casino, we are always teasing mom about her WINNING Mojo LOL, so today I thought it fitting our trip that I give YOU some mojo… chicken that is! And for the pie… well you have to show no emotions, especially on the tables like Poker and such. You need to be transparent. So what better than a pie that’s transparent too? LOL! Enjoy the oddball recipes I brought you today… in the spirit of the Casino fairies LMAO!
Broiled Mojo Chicken Wings
1 lb drumsticks
1/2 cup Mojo Sauce
1 tbsp of garlic salt
1 cube Butter
salt to taste
3 garlic cloves sliced
Pour mojo sauce over wings and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
Drain excess sauce and add garlic salt, garlic cloves, salt and pepper.
Broil in the oven for 20-25 minutes.
Have extra Mojo sauce for dipping wings in.
This recipe will serve 4 people. Pairing: Great to have with ice cold beers of your choice.
1/2 cup margarine, melted
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (9 inch) pie shell
In a medium bowl, beat eggs well. Mix in sugar and margarine. Blend in vinegar and vanilla extract. Pour filling into pie shell.
Bake at 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) until pie starts to brown. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and continue to bake for about 25 minutes.
NOTE** you can put fruit or nuts down on the bottom before adding the filling for an upside down pie!
OK friends, as Lady Gaga would say, time to put on my POKER FACE and get on down the road! LOL! It plans to be a very exciting day with tons of great food (my 2nd reason for going- mom would be my first LOL!) and lots of slots ringing and people screaming LOL! Ya’ll have fun in whatever you choose to do today and I will meet you back here tomorrow to tell the tale of my travels! Until then… HUGS!