Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Well a big Hi there and Hello to everyone out there in bloggieland! How are you doing today? I'm really exhausted actually LOL. I fell asleep kinda early last night and then woke up at about 2am with a horrible dream. Once I finally got back to sleep, the cats decided to first aggravate the tar outta me and then hog the bed. Thanks boys! LOL... I had a great time with my mom yesterday, as always, and tend to have some more fun again tomorrow and maybe even Friday LOL!

OMG I have to tell you about something I found yesterday! Ok, so while mom was in her therapy appointment, which I cannot go back for, I wandered across the street into the biggest Dollar Tree in our area. I mean I LOVE this store! So I am walking and wandering, just looking at all the neat stuff like school supplies... ah SCHOOL! YAY!!! I love school! LMAO... ok focus here Renee. Anyway, I was doing a serious food scoping and you will NEVER guess what I found in the freezer section... SEAFOOD! I mean scallops, salmon, etc! Can you believe that???!!! I was like OMG are you serious! We absolutely LOVE scallops! OK so I get a couple of things and head to the checkout... and I see these things called "Mudoku" pads. Have you ever seen those info-mercials about those foot pads that claim to dexot you while you sleep? I think they are called "Kinoki" pads? Many people say that they are a scam and don't really work. WELL... I figured, for a buck... let's find out! So I scrubbed my feet last night with some medical "green soap" and then applied these patches to the bottom of my feet. Applying the adhesive puts a unbreathable barrier around this patch. Now I didn't even notice that there was a faint smell to the patches. I kept thinking it was the grill still hot outside from cooking dinner. And I went to bed. When I woke up this morning, I removed those patches and OMG! WOW they were dark brown and the smell was horendous! I thought OMG they really DO work! That was until I did a little more experimenting! I took one of the NEW patches out of the package. First I smelled it... there was that small hint of odor. THEN I decided to see how "toxic" my tap water was... OMG... a few seconds later guess what was dark brown and stinking like crazy! Yep... total scam! There is a powdered iron sulfate or something in the patch that when your feet sweat at night, under that unbreathable adhesive, turns the patch brown and releases the sulfer stench! Its rather gross... but the experiment is complete and it only cost me $1. I feel sorry for all the people who wasted $20 or more for those things.

Of course, then I just told you how I was grilling last night. Oh boy did I have that sucker flamin and smokin! It was great LMAO! I had taken mom to Kroger and we found some clearanced sea scallops (YUM) so I seasoned those up and stuck them on the grill along with some hot dogs, burgers, and chicken leg quarters. The meal was the burgers, dogs, and scallops... the chicken was some extra batch grilling for dinners later this week. And guess what mom and I found when we went to Kroger. Near the checkout, I found a Coca-Cola cookbook. All the recipes contain cooking with the coke to make something rather interesting. This might make for some interesting meals and an interesting theme in the future but I have to try them first LOL!

Ok, so let's talk crafts! I got some serious fever going on, but I am not quite sure what I want to make. I thought about a travel first aid kit that's foldable about the size of a baby changing pad. I thought about a travel neat & discreet pouch for feminine products. I also thought about a few other things I would have to make up a pattern for. But I am pretty befuzzled on what I want to do, so I'm not gonna feature any specific craft today. Pretty soon, there will be crafts coming out of everywhere LOL!

Alright folks, its that time again! Time to chow down on some TERRIFIC TOMATO dishes! Today we are going simple and easy! Tomatoes are used in many food product, including, of course, tomato sauce (ketchup), pasta and pizza. According to a Steel Packing Council survey of 1997, 68% of chefs use canned tomatoes for convenience, quality and flavoring. It hasn’t changed much since. A fruit is the edible part of the plant that contains the seeds, while a vegetable is the edible stems, leaves, and roots of the plant. Cooked tomatoes have higher concentrations of lycopene than non-cooked tomatoes. Don’t store ripe tomatoes in the fridge. Cold temperatures lessen the flavor in tomatoes. If you have psoriasis, you should avoid tomatoes because of the high acid content.

American Classic BLT


4 slices of bacon
2 lettuce leaves
2 slices of tomato
2 slices of toasted bread
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
salt & pepper (optional)


Cook the bacon in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate.
Arrange the cooked bacon, lettuce, and tomato slices on one slice of bread. Spread one side of remaining bread slice with the mayonnaise. Season if desired. Bring the two pieces together to make a sandwich.

BLT Salad


1 pound bacon
3/4 cup of mayonnaise
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon garlic powder
salt to taste
1 head Romaine lettuce, chopped (or prepackaged Spring Mix salad)
2 large slicing tomatoes, chopped
2 cups seasoned croutons


1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat, turning frequently, until evenly browned. Drain, crumble and set aside.

2. In a blender or food processor, combine mayonnaise, milk, garlic powder and black pepper. Blend until smooth. Season the dressing with salt.

3. Combine lettuce, tomatoes, bacon and croutons in a large salad bowl. Toss with dressing, and serve immediately.

Ok folks, its time for me to get off of here and get busy being productive somehow LOL. I got "the 3 C fevers"... (crafting, cooking, and cleaning LOL) so I have to take a mental aspirin and decide what I want to do LOL! You have a great day and I will chat with you tomorrow! HUGS!


  1. Debbie "MOM"July 14, 2010 at 1:37 PM

    Yum! Cant beat a good ole BLT sandwich, heavy on the thick sliced "B"! LOL Haven't had one in forever. With a perfect large side of buttermilk fried okra nuggets. Double yum!! And of course a large glass of cold iced tea! Perfect southern lunch, if you ask me. But then everything is good with BACON! LOL
    I need to go buy me a new grill. Mine finally grilled its last burger last fall and I been hankering for some delicious grilled chicken leg quarters. I always get the ten pound bag when I want to grill chicken because its always good to much hot or cold. And I use a propane grill so it cooks super easy and cleanup is a breeze. Now beef is a different story. I like my beef fully cooked with no pink in it at all and crispy on the edges. DH on the other hand, likes his beef medium rare. Now we have been married for over 30 years and theres only been twice in all those years that I have cooked his steak the way he likes it....and its not from me not keeping on trying. It either is too done like I like my steak or it ends up way too rare and still mooing! Just kidding. I am about done trying to get it right. Its too stressful and I always disappoint myself when it doesn't turn out right.
    OK. Its got to be nap time because I cant keep my eyes open this afternoon. I'm not sleeping too good at night because of my back problems and lately find myself nodding off rather easily. So have a good afternoon and til next time.....

  2. LOVE BLT's well, minus the tomatoes! if its in the raw form i get hives BUT i can eat tomato sauce, ketchup, salsa, etc etc etc....WEIRD!

    wanted to ask you, someone gave me some ball shaped zucchini, never seen them shaped like this. can i use them like i do the long zucchini?

  3. thanks for checking out those foot pads, I always wondered about them.....

    sorry I haven't been on here... i hate to buy a new puter.... my last one died out....