Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
10 2/3 c. powdered milk (25.6 oz. box) (eyeball it)
Monday, December 20, 2010
Let me txt Don real quick and tell him Freddie and I won't be in on Monday...
Sunday, December 19, 2010
My Bestie Lisa K. gave me the best Mad Men Dinner Party of the Entire Century!
Ellen brought The Best Jello in all of the Planet...
Lisa put together a party trivia game from the 60's and from the Mad Men Series....It was sooo fun~!.....and since I'm the only one who watches Mad Men Religiously...I was the winner...(in my own mind of course)
Lisa and Roger (she likes to call him Rogie and so do I)
Shrimp Cocktail Starter...Lisa sets the most amazing table!
It would not be a 1960's dinner party without the Jello Mold. Let me tell you that Ellen worked on this masterpiece for 3 days, and it was THE MOST AMAZING THING I'VE EVER EATEN!!
All the ladies in our fancy Mad Men Attire...
A lady wears gloves and carries a pocketbook....oh and smokes a little...
Thursday, December 16, 2010
We were making a boatload that day so I used 4 sticks of butter not 8, I really shouldn't do math....OOooopsie!****Yikes it should be 2 CUPS!!! (I doubled it for the recipe listed)
1 cup Butter
2 cups Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Cornsyrup
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Vanilla
6 quarts Popped Popcorn
Melt butter; stir in brown sugar, cornsyrup and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, than boil, without stirring for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in soda and vanilla. Gradually pour over corn, mix well. Turn into two large, shallow baking pans. Bake at 250 degrees F for 1 hour, stir every 20 minutes.
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Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Ok here is the recipe...but there really isn't one..
1 Double Bag of Vik's Popcorn
1 Package of Almond Bark White Candy Coating
1 or 2 cap fulls of Peppermint Extract or Peppermint Oil
2 cups of Rice Crispie Type Cereal
1 cup crunched up candy canes
2 cups Craisins
2 cups crunched up pretzles
1 cup peanuts
You should Zumba 5 days a week while this is in your house, or just eat it while running on the treadmill...your choice.
Make it up as you go!! I make it different every time.
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Friday, December 10, 2010
Horse dooovers as our kids like to say (ok me too!)
I was THE ONLY ONE to eat the SPINICH dip.....What is it with the male gene and anything green.....what is it I ask?!
Pigs in a Blanket!!! (This is boy food)
Boy #2---I have a lot of "studying" to do
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
I was at an event for Safe House Denver...
Long Coat - No Tag Inside Goodwill
Riding Pants Anne Taylor Loft
Wing Tip Shoes- Steve Madden Goodwill
Setting the Hanukkah Table
I like to call these my Colorado Winter Seasonal Decorations...just go with it...
Banana Republic Sweater Dress
Old Navy Denim Jacket
All Goodwill all the time!
I wore this outfit to "dress" our Lafayette Chamber of Commerce members for the VIP Shopping Event for the new Goodwill Store opening in Lafayette, Colorado!
*I snagged the BEST pair of red cowboy boots as I was picking out outfits for the ladies! (I pulled them aside for my own cart!)
**Have I mentioned that I blog for Goodwill? I shop all of the different stores and find the most amazing things! Just so you know...I shop in the retail part ONLY. I don't get any behind the scenes shopping privileges.
Isn't it pretty close up? I love it taped up letters and all....
Happy Festival of Lights!
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
The secret is frozen chopped onions! Hooray! I've chopped all of the onions by hand before, and I thought that the onion smell would never go away! Ick!
Saute the thawed onions in butter AND olive oil for about 30 mins. You want them all brown and caramelly. Sure it is a word, I made it up.
Ahhh! Now glug some wine in there. No you don't need to measure...I used white, but red is good too!
I used 2 cartons of low sodium beef broth and a teaspoon of this Beef Base, yum.