Thursday, January 29, 2009

Wal-Mart Scam

This is something I felt was important enough to post on my blog. Please read and take heed. (You can click on image to enlarge) I would hate to see any of you fall victim to this horrific scam. Please share with your family and female friends.

Well let me run, I need to go to Wal-Mart to get some dog food! Really!!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Comfort food

Lately I have come across the term 'comfort food' a lot. What do you think of when you hear that term? Some may think of chocolate, or ice cream, something to comfort you when you are down. My first thought is a little different. It's a comfort of warmth and familiarity. I'm sure everyone has their own comfort food that conjures up memories, and a peaceful feeling. So I stopped to think, what would my comfort food be? I didn't have to think for long. In fact I think I'll fix it for dinner tonight. I wouldn't be surprised in years down the road if you were to ask my children what their 'comfort food' was, they may give you the same answer. It is truly scrumptious and I encourage you to try it, I'm sure it will become one of your favorites.


8 oz. salt pork diced (I use 6-7 slices of bacon diced)
2 onions, chopped
1/2 c. chopped celery
1/2 bay leaf crumpled
2 Tbsp flour
4 cups water
3 c. diced potatoe
2 c. cream corn
2 c. evaporated milk
salt, pepper, parsley, paprika

Cook pork till brown & crisp. Remove and pour off all but 3 Tbsp. Add next 3 ingredients & cook for 5 min. Blend in flour. Add water & potatoes. Boil & simmer covered for 15 min. Add corn & milk. Heat well. Season and add pork. Makes 2 quarts.

To make it easier, I use 2 cans corn and 2 cans milk. I increase flour, water, and potato by 1/2. This makes for a larger amount, but I have NEVER had the left overs go to waste. They are usually eaten by the next day. Hope you enjoy.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Happy New Year!

Ok, ok, so I'm a little late. Better late than never. I'm off to a terrible start on my New Years Resolution. That was (I repeat "was") going to be to post at least once a week. Well, I guess it's not too late to start.
The new year started off good for me. We had a lay-off at work and I was spared. At least for now. There are no plans for a future lay-off any time soon, but you never know. So for now, I still have my job. This Winter has been an absolute BEAR! I mean COLD!!! My sister called me from Tallahassee, FL to tell me how freezing she was at a low of 24 degrees. PLEEEEZE! I'd be happy with a high of 24. Our lows have gotten down below 0 and highs in the single digits. Yesterday was the first time we went over 32 since Winter has started. Lots of snow and wouldn't you know it the kids snowmobliles are broken and no money to fix them. I really feel bummed for them.
I am trying to stay motivated and get things organized and packed around here to put my house on the market. The payments, insurance, taxes, and utilities are just more than I can handle. There's no extra for anything and no getting ahead. I think I am going to find a place to rent for a year or so and then think about moving back down south. We'll see, only time will tell.
Well, I hope everyone is off to a great start, and I wish each of you a Happy, Heathly and Blessed New Year!