Saturday, October 15, 2011

My New Shoes

My NEW Born Shoes! They are so very comfortable. Great arch support. I think they are my new favorites. They really are NEW! And the BEST is that I bought them at a rummage sale for $2.50. Half price of $5.00  the last hour of the sale. Original price? Somewhere between $95.00-$105.00.

So soft and comfy! I am happy and thankful!

Friday, October 14, 2011

All I Can Say is Oh-My

I'm a southern girl. I have eaten fried bologna. I have eaten eggs. I have eaten some of the best lard,buttermilk biscuits in the south. I have eaten thin square yellow processed cheese. All before I knew better. Put this all together in one processed lump. Just thinking about it makes it hard to swallow.

These coupons came in the mail. Am I seeing right?

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving (205g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 390
Calories 610
% Daily Values* 
Total Fat 43g 66%
Saturated Fat 13g 65% (  American Heart Assoc recommends saturated fat intake to less than 7 percent of total daily calories per day)
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 230mg 77% (Limit cholesterol intake to less than 300 mg per day, for most people.  If you have coronary heart disease or your LDL cholesterol level is 100 mg/dL or greater, limit your cholesterol intake to less than 200 milligrams a day. ) from AHA
Sodium 1620mg 68% (there goes all the sodium for one day)

Total Carbohydrate 36g 12%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 4g
Protein 17g
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Source for nutritional info

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Rainbows and Santa

Drove passed  this nose to ground santa. Fumbled for  the camera while driving, As I rounded the corner I did a point and shoot in the santa direction.  Wasn't sure if I got anything. But I did!  Oh the things you see while driving. 


This afternoon the sky was doing all sorts of wonderful things.
Photo from our drive way

The rainbow was a huge perfect arch. Photo doesn't do it justice. Then a double showed up

Just a corner.


Zoomed in

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Big Red Truck

I saw this leaving the grocery store. Glad I had a camera in the car. Made me laugh.

Clifford the Big Red Truck



After posting the picture above I notice what looked like the word Smithfield on the left corner, so I zoomed in. My home town ! AND my grandmother Emma's maiden name Surles. So very cool.  Life is GRAND and BIG like CLIFFORD!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Gleaning From Reading

A few things I gleaned today.......

Cornstarch can remove grease stains from fabric. Blot as much as you can with a cloth and sprinkle some cornstarch over the stain. Let it sit for ten minutes, then shake it off. To break up the grease, dab the stain with white vinegar. Launder as normal.

For grease stains and spills on leather, sprinkle the spot with some cornstarch and let it sit overnight. Brush it away in the morning. The cornstarch should absorb the grease. Uses for Cornstarch

SALT Use as a cleaner because it won’t scratch pans, even nonstick.

I think this Gro Crib is really cool. But expensive

Monday, October 10, 2011

A Recipe From Yesterday's Post

 Tempeh Quinoa Vegetable Dish

 Ingredients


    8 oz. five grain tempeh, sliced for browning then diced
    1 bag frozen broccoli florets (or any vegetables you would like to use) 
    One carrot chopped in small pieces
     1 cup quinoa (dry) 
    1 T. vegetarian "beef" bouillon powder  
    1/2 t. ground cayenne pepper, and black pepper to taste
    1/2 t. ground ginger 
    1 medium onion, diced 
    2-3 gloves garlic 
    1 green pepper chopped  ( go for it and sautee anything you have around) I threw in some sliced black olives, and sun dried tomatoes just because I had a few of each in the refrigerator 
    3 cups water 
    1 T. lemon juice
Directions
In a large skillet, heat olive oil or canola oil over medium heat. Fry the tempeh until golden brown on both sides. Add garlic, onion, chopped carrot, green pepper  and saute until onions are translucent. Remove vegetables and tempeh from pan to another bowl and put the quinoa in the skillet. Toast the quinoa over medium heat until golden brown. Once the quinoa is toasted, add the water and boullion stir well and bring to a boil. Also pour a dollop of oil in the water.  Add the previously cooked tempeh/onion/garlic mixture and the remaining ingredients. Now add the broccoli. Stir thoroughly. Bring to a boil and cover.  Then turn down the heat to simmer 5-10  minutes until quinoa is done (the little rings around the quinoa should be separating). You may need to add more water as it boils to ensure the quinoa cooks fully. Once the quinoa is done, remove cover and stir. If there is any extra liquid, you can stir it over high heat for a few minutes until the liquid evaporates. Fluff and Enjoy

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Granola and Quinuoa on a Wondrous Fall Day

Lovely Fall Sunday Afternoon
I browned some tempe in oil, added onions and garlic, green peppers, sun dried tomatoes, black olives

Poured the tempe and vegetables in a bowl then used the same pan to brown some quinuoa
Added some broccoli to the dish and she's done.

Today's granola

I made grain fruit bars.  A cross between granola and Kind bars.  Lots of fiber, fruit, and protein.

I will post recipes. Maybe tomorrow