Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Do your ears hang low?

Every time I hear the words Elephant Ears I think of the song Do your ears Hang Low or visa versa.  Whenever I think of or see a picture of Elephant Ears I think of this song.

Do your ears hang low?
Do they wobble to and fro?
Can you tie them in a knot?
Can you tie them in a bow?
Can you throw them o'er your shoulder
Like a Continental Soldier?
Do your ears hang low?
more verses here

This week again for TMTT recipe I'm going to share a recipe from Gooseberry Patch cookbook...
I have a recipe featured in this cookbook too. (get details here)  this cookbook also has easy ideas for decorating and fall fun on every page.

Elephant Ears
submitted by: Tonya Adams of Magnolia, KY
p. 59

1/4 c. sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1- 10oz. tube refrigerated biscuits  (I used the jumbo biscuits)
oil for frying

For each elephant ear, press 2 biscuits together.  Roll out between 2 sheets of wax paper until as thin as possible.

In a frying pan put just enough oil to cover bottom of pan for frying.  Pre-heat oil.  Over meduim heat, fry each ear one at a time, until golden on one side. Flip gently and I mean gently.  (I splashed hot oil on my arm.  this wasn't fun)  and fry the other side.  This takes about 1 min. per side roughly.

Remove from oil.  Drain on a paper towel. Combine sugar and cinnamon together.  Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon mixture.  serve warm.  Makes 4 or 5 depending on size of biscuits used. 

By the way, this recipe was a hit with my family.  I made it for desert though it is listed in the Snack & appetizers section.  Reminds me of a pancake almost. 

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Quick and Easy Rhubarb Pie

It's Rhubarb Season again so thought I'd tempt everyone with a Quick and Easy pie recipe that my family loves.  Mom mostly loves it because it is quick and easy.

Easy Rhubarb Pie

2 cups of chopped rhubarb ( use more like 4-5 cups, I like fruit in my pies)
1 unbaked 8 in. pie shell
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
2 cups of whipped topping (cool whip type), thawed

Spread rhubarb evenly in the pie shell

Mix together sugar, flour and whipped topping

Spread evenly over rhubarb
Bake 10 min. on 450 reduce heat to 350 and bake 30-40 min. longer.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Daybook ~ May 23, 2011

Outside my window...the sun is shining when it peeks out from the clouds (Yep, mostly cloudy, but right now the sun looks wonderful

I am thinking…that my desk needs some attention....(see photo here)

I am thankful for...SUN TEA SEASON YES!!!!

From the kitchen…all is quiet, but the rhubarb pie sure is smelling wonderful.

I am wearing…jean dress

I am creating…a counted cross-stitch for my mom

I am going…to take daughter to softball practice shortly

I am reading…A Great Catch by Lorna Seilstad and it has been A Great read.  Love it.

I am hoping…to get some posted schedule posted today 

I am hearing...the whir of the washing machine, hum of the dryer and toot of a train outside my window along with the song of the birds.  WOW.  That's whole lot of hearing.

Around the house…daughter is on computer and so am I everyone is at work

One of my favorite things…Sun tea of course.  I have a glass of it right on my desk.

A few plans for the rest of the week…getting some cleaning accomplished.  

Photo for thought…
ARGH Blogger is having issues right now and I can't post pictures.  Now I'm not going to be able to get my posts scheduled on here.  That is a bummer.  

Bits and Pieces

Today I thought I'd share a few cool fun links that I've run across.

Since Today is National Taffy Day I thought I'd post a link to make taffy from scratch.  Sounds easy enough.
Family Fun Crafts  click here to go to recipe

I may be dating myself, but I remember this...

The second link is a link for making edible crafts.
I found it at one of my favorite craft sites  FaveCrafts

linklove 051911 Link Love: Fun with Food

9 edible crafts click here to get links

a quick Poppy Craft to make.  download the template here

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Hodge Podge FNSI

Handmade by Heidi

Last night was the night so today I'm posting what was accomplished.  I did a hodge podge of things. 

I got 41 - 6 inch signature squares cut out

finished daughter's tier skirt that was started last summer.  I know, I know.  It's been a long time. I started it last summer and had to change my way of thinking.  Then of course I didn't have enough material so I had to have my mom pick me up some material because our Wal-Mart was sold out.  Then mom misplaced the material and finally found it in Nov and sent it to me.  Sew I'm finally getting around to getting the skirt finished.
Long story short:  I did accomplish it and it is so cute.  Daughter wasn't home to model it for the pic.

Then I did some work on my cross-stitch too.  Little-by-little big things get done.  We are definitely pushing the baby steps on this cross-stitch.  But we did get a few stitches put in it. 
cross-stitch before FNSI
cross-stitch after FNSI

 Check out this fabric giveaway while you are at it.  Beautiful bright colors.  Click here to go to giveaway. 

Friday, May 20, 2011

FFF ~ May 20, 2011

Susan over at Living to Tell the story hosts this meme each week.  I haven't posted one since Nov. so I guess it is high time. 

May Fav. Five for today are.....

AAAAHHHHHH!!!  Sun Tea.  I love sun tea and miss it during the winter months.  Made my first batch today.  Actually, enjoying my first glass of the season as I post this post.  So good-----  I have a ST jar simaliar to this one pictured, but mine is decoration only because it leaks so bad.  I wouldn't have any tea if I used it.  bummer. 

A Good Book.  And this one has proved to be just that.  I found another Fav. author. 

Sewing.  Not necessarily with this machine because it has been a lemon, but I love sewing and I need to get off here and get sewing for a brief time tonight. 

My girls.  We are having girls' movie night tonight when they get off work. 

My Computer.  Thanks for visiting my blog and reading it so faithfully. 

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Berry Time Round-Up

Add some new berry recipes to your repertoire.  Let Gooseberry Patch help you. Add your recipe to the linky. Find a new recipe through the links. Pretty simple.  I think we can tell what berry is in season right now. 
Get details here.

Undaunted Faith by Andrea Boeshaar

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Undaunted Faith
Realms (May 3, 2011)
Andrea Boeshaar


Andrea Kuhn Boeshaar has been married for more than 30 years. She and her husband, Daniel, have three adult sons, daughters-in-law, and two precious grandchildren. Andrea's educational background includes the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, where she studied in English, and Alverno College where she studied in Professional Communications and Business Management.

Andrea has been writing stories and poems since she was a little girl; however, it wasn't until 1984 that she started submitting her work for publication. Eight years after that, she was convicted about writing for the Christian market. She read books in her genre (Inspirational Romance & Women's Fiction), studied the market, and worked hard to hone her craft.

Finally her first novel was published in 1994. Since then she's written numerous articles and devotionals. Andrea has also published inspiration romance novels, women's fiction, and novellas.

In 2003, Andrea joined the Hartline Literary Agency and worked for Joyce Hart as a literary agent. She saw much success. But then in 2007, Andrea realized she was more of a teacher/encourager than a sales person. She left the agency and became a certified Christian life coach. Now, in addition to her writing, Andrea enjoys encouraging others to use their God-given talents and gifts to their fullest.

Andrea Kuhn Boeshaar is a certified Christian life coach and speaks at writers’ conferences and for women’s groups. She has taught workshops at such conferences as Write-To-Publish, American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), Oregon Christian Writers Conference, Mount Hermon Writers Conference, and many local writers conferences. Another of Andrea’s accomplishments is cofounder of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) organization. For many years she served on both its Advisory Board and as its CEO.


When Pastor Luke McCabe begins paying extra attention to her, Bethany takes his fine-sounding words with a grain of salt. She's heard sweet talk before. This time she is going to keep her mind on the Lord and on her new teaching job in the Arizona Territory.

But when her reputation is accidentally soiled by the rakish town sheriff, Luke steps in with a marriage proposal to save Bethany's good name. Luke is certain their marriage is God's will...but Bethany is just as certain God must have someone else in mind to be Luke's wife.

Someone sweet and spiritual, who knows the Scriptures better than Bethany does. Someone like Luke's old friend from home.

If you would like to read the first chapter of , go HERE.

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