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Stuffin’ Muffins November 27, 2009

Posted by Stella☆LunaC in Back of the Fridge Recipes.
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These are fun and easy to make and don’t take a lot of time~get the kids involved!

STUFFIN’ MUFFINS

1 bag Brownberry sage and onion stuffing mix.
1 medium yellow onion, diced
2 stalks celery
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup Craisins (dried cranberries)
1 cup chicken stock
1 egg

*optional ingredients: finely chopped mushrooms, apples, anything you would normally add to your favorite stuffing recipe.

Place all ingredients together in a large bowl. Beat egg and chicken stock together, and pour into bowl. Mix all together thoroughly until evenly moist; add water as needed.

Spray muffin pan with cooking spray. Using a large ice cream scoop, fill muffin cups to top,  pressing down to form dense “muffin”.  Add one pat of butter to top of each “muffin” and bake in a pre-heated 350° oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately.

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Lavender Memories of Mom November 23, 2009

Posted by Stella☆LunaC in A Stitch in Time | Projects, California Dreamin'.
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And on Sunday, She rested.

I was beat! The events of the past days and weeks finally caught up with me.

Saturday promised to be probably the last good day for cleaning up the remains of the summer, so DH and I got up early and started out fresh.

I pruned back the Ornamental  Crab tree while DH cleaned out the gutters with his new Echo Leaf blower. He was just about done when the extension arm literally BLEW off the end of the machine and flew through the air with the greatest of ease, down 16 feet to the grass below. I was there to watch it fall, but not able to catch it. It fell undamaged, my Orna-crab broke its fall.

I tried my hand at the Wondrous Leaf Blower, it was a very powerful and handy tool. I’m glad DH finally broke down and got it-he had no say, I kept nagging, saying “Just DO IT!”

Sunday, I had biscotti to bake, and a doily to finish for a Christmas gift.  I set to work on the last two rows, and worked between timer beeps, and whipped out both a completed doily and not one but TWO batches of biscotti. I am Power Baker, hear me roar!

Sally Sells Seashells Doily

Seashell Ruffle Doily by American Thread Company Star Book No. 143

I hope its namesake likes it :)

I ran across this doily while cleaning out the Guest bedroom before DD’s arrival. I had totally forgotten this was in the room, buried beneath some mementos of Mom.

Shades of Pink and Lavender Doily, Star Doily Book No. 104

I made this doily the year Mom redid her bathroom, all in lavenders and lilacs. It sat on her bathroom windowsill until the day I packed everything up before selling the old Home. I can still hear the joy in her voice the day she called to tell me it arrived and how she loved it~

Oxy-clean brought out the faced yellows, and made it brand new again-the pictures do it no justice.

Faded Beauty, Mom's Favorite

a closer look

I love the old patterns, can’t get enough of them~ Thank you Mom, for giving me these to share with my friends.

If you’re listening, if you’re still there- I love and miss you, Mom.

Sandra

Visit with Teh Babeh and Wrist-ies©, Part 1 November 21, 2009

Posted by Stella☆LunaC in A Stitch in Time | Projects, Baby Talk, CJ and Family.
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Mommy, Baby and Gal-Pal arrived at about 4:30 on Thursday evening, just as dusk was settling. They made it in under 5 hours, without incident and only minor road construction along 294.

I fixed a freezer-full of French Bread Pizzas, we had way more than enough.

Rhonda sure has grown,  what a cutie!

Rhonda and CJ Nov. 09

We went for a ride to Sorg’s for a little taste of Wisconsin cheeses, meats, sausage sticks, beef jerky, brats, pies, frozen vegetables, and award-winning sausages,  and of course, a little scenery for the Out-of-Towners. Rhonda was a hit at the Deli counter, got all kinds of looks from the ladies behind the counter!

Sorg’s is located in Darien, WI. Family-owned since 1943 and everything is done on-site. Located on US-14 1/8 mile south of the intersection of 14, WI-11, and WI-89. Mon-Friday 8 am -5 pm, Sat. 8 am-4 pm. phone:  262-742-5554

Friday night, CJ started to put together the Door County Breakfast Casserole, but discovered after the sausage was fried and all the Cheddar cheese was grated,  we didn’t have enough milk. So, we put that off for the next day.

Saturday, CJ and her GF went out for a bit to go grab some essentials at Walgreens, and picked up more milk for the Breakfast Casserole. Later that night, I finished putting the casserole together and baked it up for Sunday morning. I fixed Chicken and Rice for dinner, so with the oven already heated up, the casserole was done in an hour.

Sunday we hung out and lounged in our sweats, watching bad TV. I finished the first of my Mail Lady fingerless gloves (not to be confused with Wristies®) Thank you, Susan Gregory :  http://www.wristies.com/ for pointing out this amazing, albeit remote similarity~

Mail Lady Wristie-Cuffs©

Monday, the girls took a road trip to The House on the Rock, in Spring Green, WI. I stayed home and watched baby, she was such a joy to keep, didn’t fuss at all. She took a couple short naps, and slept through the night until they got up to leave on Tuesday morning. By 8:45 am, they were on the road back to IN.

The time went by too fast, as it always seems to do when family comes to stay, never long enough.

Rhonda Nov. 09

*Disclaimer: The use of the word “wristie” is generic to mass media and is not affiliated with a business or article for sale for profit in this or any blog under my name. “Wristie-Cuffs©” should not be confused with “Wristies®”, a registered trademark of http://www.wristies.com

Back to me knitting…

Me~