(Actually, I have been feeling hot... then cold, then hot again, then cold... jeez.)
I've had a terrific birthday.... I even treated myself to a couple of little treasures-
The little pinkeep pillow comes off, and inside the coffee can is a little secret compartment for all my little small sewing items!! (*squeal*)
(By the way, Debra- thanks for my birthday post- you are such a sweetheart!)
In my kitchen, I have a roast in the crockpot for tonight's supper. I was talking with my dear friend Linda from Parker's Paradise the other day about recipes, and I told her I read somewhere that if you rubbed lard or Crisco on the top of your roast before cooking, it would help seal in the moisture and keep it juicy and tender. I've never heard of this before, so today I'm going to give it a try. I'll let you know how it turns out.
From my sewing room, I've been creating some pumpkins. My "real" pumpkins didn't make it- we planted too late. So, I've been busy just making my own... and even though there will be no pies coming from these, I'm still having fun. Who knows, I might even decide to give one away next week.... stay tuned.
(Did I just say... GIVEAWAY?! Nothing like a weekend cliffhanger, huh?)
1. What breed are you?
6. What is your favorite thing to do? Sleep...
I don't like dog food. I prefer people food. Unless the chickens are eating my dog food, then I run them away and force myself to eat it so they can't. And I love my late night pieces of cheese from Farm Chick.
Beau, Cecil, Gertie, Sadie, and Clementine are just keeping their distance... she hasn't shown any signs of being a little demon about all this, (yet), so maybe she's just using the empty nest box as a kind of retreat... you know, a girl needs her space.
Uh-oh... wait a minute...
I'm sorry... I just can't control the chickie love urge...
I started recieving a Kraft Foods magazine in the mail about 3 years ago, and although I haven't tried all of the recipes, the ones I have made turned out wonderfully. Some of you may already be familiar with this magazine- I think it's just the greatest thing ever. (And it's free!!) If you would like to sign up for the magazine, or get recipes by email, go to Kraft Foods to register. They usually email recipes once or twice a week - the magazine comes about 4 times a year.
I thought I would share one that came yesterday... I think Hubby will like this one since it has bacon in it, so it's going to be this weekend's special Saturday night football dish. Now if the Vols will only beat Georgia......
Bacon Cheeseburger Roll-up
Prep Time: 25 min.
Total Time: 50 min.
Makes: 6 servings, 1 slice each.
1 lb. lean ground beef
4 slices bacon, chopped
1/2 cup chopped onions (about 1 small)
1/2 lb. (8 oz.) Velveeta Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 pkg. (13.8 oz.) refrigerated pizza crust
Heat oven to 400°F. Cook ground beef, bacon and onions in large skillet on medium-high heat until ground beef is browned, stirring occasionally. Drain; return meat mixture to skillet. Add Velveeta; cook until completely melted, stirring frequently. Cool 10 min.
Unroll pizza dough onto baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Press into 15x8-inch rectangle. Top evenly with meat mixture. Roll up dough, starting at one of the long sides. Rearrange, if necessary, so roll is seam-side down on baking sheet. Bake 20 to 25 min. or until golden brown. Cut diagonally into 6 slices to serve.
Have a great weekend, everybody!!!
I can't wait to put my potholders out with the rest of my fall decorations...
Handmade kitchen towels from a special friend in Texas... (Thank you, Linda!)
This little guy keeps an eye on things from over the woodstove....
My leaf dishes... (look at the little acorn butter knife! *squeal*)
Basket full of fall apples....
They smell so good drying in the oven....
And best of all, the outside decor....
Complete with a beautiful clear blue fall sky!!!