Friday, September 22, 2017

White Squrriels

Had 5 babies in yard in spring.  3 white and 2 gray.  They would eat out of the dog dish with the dog right there laying by them.

Teigan

WE started picking pumpkins this past Saturday (9-16) and Teigan helped with the little ones.  Have to pick the bigger ones yet.

White Squrriel

I think I finally got to where I can post pictures again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :)  Thanks to a co-worker!  She is really a sweet girl and was so patient with me!

This spring we had 5 baby squirrels in our Maple tree and 3 were white and 2 gray.  One of the white ones a cat got it, not sure about another but one is back and bury nuts like crazy.  They were so friendly and my daughter even touched them while eating.  Was so fun to watch.  The whites ones were the friendly ones and you could get so close to them.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Summer Punch (AKA my Christmas Punch)

I have probably posted this before on my blog somewhere but will share again because it is worth it!
We usually try to make it up 3-5 days before when it will be served.  We put the batches in gallon size bags and freeze.  I have been making this since back in the early 2000's and is all I serve on Christmas Eve.  Also I have only used the cherry but they say you can use other flavors. It is a slush punch.

1 3 0z. cherry gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1 46 oz. can unsweetened pineapple juice
1 1/2 cup sugar
4 cups cold water


2 quarts ginger ale chilled when serving.

Dissolve gelatin into 1 cup boiling water.  Add pineapple juice, sugar, cold water and stir well.  Freeze.

Set out 2 hours before serving.  Break into chunks. Pour ginger ale over it. Sometimes I get it out when ready to use and have to use a knife to break it up.

For about 19 people I do 3 batches and that is using red solo cups.  If any is left over people like to drink it, 

Your 2017 Christmas!

I would like to thank everybody that took the time to look at the postings I did daily and I hope that maybe you will try a recipe, craft or tip.

Remember the holidays are for being with family and friends and remembering the REAL REASON of the SEASON!!!  Do not stress or worry if not all gets done or isn't how you want.  You will be the ONLY one knowing it.  I know because I have been there!  JUST ENJOY!!!! 

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Ham Potato Puffs

This is such a easy, good recipe that I have made several times.  Taken it to work and church for breakfast. Could be left over Christmas Eve potatoes for Christmas breakfast.

1 tube (12 ounces) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
1 cup cubed fully cooked ham ( lunch meat)
1 cup leftover mashed potatoes
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1/2 tsp. dried parsley flakes  ( I leave this off)
1/4 tsp. garlic powder (adjust to your taste)

Press each biscuit onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased muffin cup.  In a large bowl, combine the ham, potatoes, 1/2 cup cheese, parsley and garlic powder.
Spoon 1/4 cup into each prepared cup.  Sprinkle with remaining cheese.  Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned.  Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers.
Yield: 10 puffs

Door Prize

For the last several years on Christmas Eve I mark either a cup, or plate (have been considering a napkin or silverware to try) for a door prize.  The prize is $10 gift card to Wal-Mart.  I put it in a box with candy or with chap stick, lotion, gum something that young and old could use.  Just alittle excitement. 

I am thinking this year to stick scratch off on the bottom of each plate and maybe the one without a ticket would be the gift card.....still thinking.