Friday, January 30, 2009
A couple of years ago, I went to a little town near here where there are about five antique and collectible shops. I went through four of the shops, which took quite a few hours. I was going to the last one, and I came up to the front of the store. The owner of the shop was clearing out some stuff and had a "free" sign posted on the table. I Came, I Saw, and I Grabbed! I took it inside and asked if it was really free and she said it was. I couldn't believe it, it was exactly what I was looking for! I love it and I didn't even have to rewire it! I love it. I guess it was meant to be! By the way, I did give her $5.00 for it! 'Til next time, Love ya, Jean
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
1. Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
4. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
So here goes:
1. I have 2 daughters, 2 son-in-laws, and 6 grandchildren, and a DBF.
2. I don't like shopping malls, unless I'm with someone else. Most malls are too big for me.
3. I come from a very large family, 6 sisters and 4 brothers.
4. I love country, easy listening and oldies music.
5. I always make my bed.
6. I drink decaf coffee or tea.
7. I am a gardener and I have a very large compost pile.
I'm wondering which of these are weird and which are random? hehe
I am going to tag seven people now: Donna, Michelle, Lorri, Sandyt, Candy, Maryjane, and Cat. I've been visiting your blogs for a while and I want to get to know you better!
Now, for the last part; I'm off to visit everyone's blogs to leave comments for all of you. (This is so exciting and I'm having so much fun doing this!
'Til next time, Love Ya, Jean
Sunday, January 25, 2009
This is how it looks after I took it out of the pan. It should cool for about 15 minutes before you cut it. This may seem like a lifetime, waiting for it to cool off. And it smells soooo good........
This is after it is cut. The picture is not that great, a little too much light. But, believe me, this is every bit as good, if not better than the mix. Did I say that before? So, here is the recipe:
3 cups flour (sifted)
3 teaspoons baking powder (omit if using self-rising flour)
1 teaspoon salt (omit if using self-rising flour)
1/4 cup sugar
1 (12 ounce) can beer
1/2 cup melted butter (1/4 cup will do just fine)
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Place dry ingredients in a bowl. Pour the beer into a another bowl and then pour the dry ingredients in on top of the beer and stir with a large spoon.
3. Pour into a greased loaf pan.
4. Pour melted butter over mixture.
5. Bake 1 hour, remove from pan and cool for at least 15 minutes. Cut with a serrated knife, and then.... Enjoy!
6. UPDATED NOTES: Sifting flour for bread recipes is a must-do. Most people just scoop the 1 cup measure in the flour canister and level it off. That compacts the flour and will turn your bread into a "hard biscuit". That's because they aren't sifting their flour! If you do not have a sifter, use a spoon to spoon the flour into the 1 cup measure. Try it once the "correct" way and you will see an amazing difference in the end product.
7. (Quoting from the Internet recipe)-- "I have had many emails from you kind folks about using non-alcoholic beverages instead of beer. That is fine to do, but I highly recommend adding a packet of dry active yeast or 2 teaspoons of Bread (Machine) Yeast so that you get a proper rise."
8. The final results should be a thick, hearty and very tasteful bread, not a brick!
I have made this bread three times now and it is always consistent and very good! The best part is that it costs about 1/10 the cost of the packaged mix. If you try this recipe, leave me a comment and let me know how you like it.
'Til next time, Love ya, Jean
Friday, January 23, 2009
We actually did all four parks in 5 days, we went to Epcot for 2 days. It is so big and there's so much to see.
The only downside was the weather. It was very cold most of the time and very windy. We had one day when it was in the 60's, but the rest of the time we had our winter coats on. It was still a lot warmer than it was here and there is no snow there. It was good to see flowers, but they did have a lot of them covered to protect them from the frost and cold temperatures. The palm trees were beautiful.
I have been going through all the pictures I took and I plan on showing a few more once I get them organized.
It was a wonderful time and I can't wait to go back again.
'Til next time, Love ya, Jean
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
It has a beautiful velvety cover with gold lettering. After I got it home I started reading some of the poems and they put me in a romantic mood. I wanted to share a poem with you.
It's called: A Red, Red Rose---by Robert Burns
O my Luve's like a red, red rose
That's newly sprung in June:
O my Luve's like the melodie
That's sweetly played in tune.
As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in luve am I:
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a' the seas gang dry:
Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear
And the rocks melt wi' the sun:
I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sands o' life shall run.
And fare thee weel, my only Luve!
And fare thee weel awhile!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho' it were ten thousand mile.
According to the Introduction in the book, it says, "From the Bible to Shakespeare to Whitman and Dickenson, the face of love in poetry through the ages has changed. But the soul of love, which a good poem ultimately reveals, has remained the same. The joys and sorrows, ecstacies and agonies of love are universal qualities that will never change."
I'm looking forward to Valentine's Day and reading more of the lovely poems in this little gem of a book.
'Til next time, Love Ya, Jean
Sunday, January 11, 2009
These little gnomes were in the same situation: And look at them now!!!!!
Froggies are a favorite of mine.