Tuesday, November 25, 2008


So here are some of my favorite recipe's!
(of course they are sweets. I leave all the "serious grown up" stuff to others! I'll pick that up when I HAVE to...and I don't HAVE to yet!)

½ gallon of Blue Bell’s homemade VANILLA icecream
1 30 oz can of pumpkin pie mix
1 big box of ginger snaps
1 stick of butter
1 tablespoon of brown sugar
Whip Cream
25 9oz plastic tumblers

So what you do is let the ice cream soften. In a big bowl mix the icecream and the pumpkin mix. Once you think it's perfectly mixed, pour into serving cups about 1/2 full and then freeze for atleast 4 hours (Or overnight).

While it freezes you can, crumble the ginger snaps. The next morning, melt the butter and brown sugar. Then mix in the ginger snaps. Pour that over already frozen ice cream. And freeze again for about 30 minutes to an hour.

Then you’re ready to serve once you’ve topped it with Whip cream.
Jello Salad
1 can (20 oz) crushed pineapple, undrained
2 pkg. (4 -serving size each) or 1pkg (8- serving size) Jello Rasberry Flavor
1 can (16 oz.) Whole berry cranberry sauce
1 medium apple (I like to use granny smith's for this one), chopped
2/3 cup chopped walnuts

Drain pineapple, reserving liquid in 1-qt. liquid measuring cup. Remove 1 Tbsp. of the crushed pineapple; set aside for garnish. Add enough cold water to reserved liquid to measure 3 cups; pour into large saucepan. Bring to boil; remove from heat. Add gelatin; stir at least 2 min. until completely dissolved. Add cranberry sauce; stir. (Gelatin mixture should be thick). Pour into large bowl. Refrigerate 1 1/2 hours or until slightly thickened (consistency of unbeaten egg whites).

Stir in remaining pineapple, apples and walnuts; stir gently. Pour into medium serving bowl.

Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm. Top with reserved crushed pineapple just before serving. Store leftover gelatin in refrigerator. Makes 14 servings, 1/2 cup each.

Yum! Seriously - these are really great recipies. If you don't believe me you should try it yourself. And when you write back to say, "You were right" - I'll respond, "I TOLD YOU SO!"

You know what they say: You are what you eat!
That makes us a bunch of TURKEYS!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving week!

P.S. I have to tell you about Prison! I loved it! It takes time to put it into words...I'll have it up by Saturday night...That's plenty of time.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A Throw Back!

So we went to the Long Point Fall Festival dressed as 80's High School Chicks. One of us looked more dorky or cooler than the other. HA!


And here is cute little Sophie and her parents looking in admiration.

If you want to check out more pictures go here.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

CHANGE - er something

I voted today (EARLY this morning). I didn't get a sticker, so I got one of my old 41 cent US Flag stamps and added "I voted" and stuck it on my shirt.

I hope you voted too.

If not, "I forgive you."

HA - Name that movie!

Monday, November 3, 2008


October has been like the elevator business. It’s had its ups and its downs.

Oct. 3-4, Mosaic Fall Retreat. My Sunday School Class had a "retreat." It was a NICE dinner and AMAZING dessert prepared by our Martha Stewart - Jeannie. We carved pumpkins. Played some Sharades. Stayed up until I couldn't handle it anymore (11:30pm for me). And the next morning, we had breakfast, bible study, etc. It was really nice. See Pictures Here.

Oct. 5-9, I was in DC. I got to do fun things like:
  1. Spend more than enough time at Union Station.
  2. Stopped By St. Matthews Cathedral where JFK’s funeral services were held.
  3. Took the over-rated Double Decker Tour. It was good for my grandmother otherwise money not wisely spent. I say – get a map, comfortable shoes an start walkin!
  4. Went to the Holocaust Museum (Not sure this qualifies as “fun” per se).
  5. Evening walk around the National Mall – I am still and forever will be amazed by my grandmothers endurance! We chilled at the Washington Monument for a bit. Sang silly songs and laughed at each other…or was it with each other…I can’t remember.
  6. A visit to Mount Vernon! THIS WAS MY FAVORITE…I felt like I could be Elizabeth Bennet walking through the hilly landscape to visit Mr. Darcy – or something.
  7. A walk through the Arlington National Cemetery. Saw the changing of the guards and a really HOT guy in uniform. Thought it would show extreme disrespect if I slipped him my number.
  8. After Arlington Cemetery, we walked to Iwo Jima. Kind of funny that the President of Slovakia was there. Secret service told to me stay on the grass. I barely even touched the pavement…

I went back to work on the Friday the 10th.

Oct. 16, Without asking for my permission my brother Tim turned 17 years old. I gave him a cool wallet for his birthday. I still owe him Korean food. MMmmmm, can’t wait.

Oct. 18, Annual Pumpkin Carving Party. While I was in college I carved my first pumpkin and LOVED IT! Every year my friends would get together to carve pumpkins. When I came home I thought – UH HELLO! This would be fun with the FAMILY! This tradition started in 2007 and will continue till kingdom come! It’s my favorite party to host for the family. Talk about TONS OF FUN! The pumpkins are amazing…and some of us still face pumpkin carving challenges, but I won’t single anyone out (one of my cousins ended up cutting their pumpkin in Half!!). Oh - and I totally have to share with you a Pumpkin Ice Cream Recipe! It's SOOOOO delicious!

Oct. 20-25, Crazy week at work. Parties, Seminars, Board Meetings, lots of food. I did sneak in some fun with friends! (snort, snort) And Saturday the 25, was my Sunday Schools second Flag Football game. I and another friend decided to be team “moms” since we weren’t playing. Fun stuff – and AMAZING PLAYS!

Oct. 31, Dressed up as an 80’s girl. And went to Long Point’s Fall Festival.

Nov. 1, HoeDown. My church has an annual hoedown for the singles ministry. It was A TON of F-U-N!

I'll post pictures...It's amazing I even got this post out.