Sunday, October 31, 2010

Hunting Season!

If you are sensitive to hunting pictures go no further!

I am VERY proud of WH. First deer ever by bow! The best part is right in the back yard. We have 3 more tags. Skater Boy (who soon morfs into boarder boy) has his bow and rifle license and the WH has a rifle license still. We had the back strap for dinner. YUM yum yum. We really will put this meat to good use.
WH also got his first pheasant in our yard. Right in our back yard! It promptly went into the pot for pheasant white bean chili. Oh boy good stuff!





Saturday, October 30, 2010

What Does A Packers Fan

Take to a Viking/Packers game? A cheese football of course!!!!

Let me tell you the Vikings fans wouldn't even touch it until we had taken the first bites. Lol. Then they saw how good it was and couldn't stay away. Needless to say when I get to host the next rivalry game there WILL be another Packers cheese football. Want the recipe? Easy peasy.....

2-4 Cups Sharp coarsely grated sharp cheddar cheese. (start out withe 2 cups the add more as you see it needs it. I made 3 batches and it was a different amount each time)
1 PKG softened Cream Cheese (very very soft. I put it in the micro to soften it.)
1 Can Jalapenos ( however hot you want it)
3/4 tsp Garlic
1/2 tsp Cumin
Liquid Smoke ( I think I did about 8 drops but will try more next time. So this is to taste)
Crust is Pumpernickle bread and melted butter.

Mix everything But the sharp cheddar in your mixer. Add in the two cups mixing by hand. Slowly add more until you get a good consistency that will be easy to pour into a mold and firm up.

I put the Pumpernickle bread in the food processor and added the melted butter until I could make it form a shape.Put saran wrap into the mold making sure you pat the wrinkles out when you pat the bread mixture in into the mold .Then I poured the cheese in. After it set up ( a few hours) I flipped the mold and walla! The perfect cheese football. Pipe a little more cream cheese onto the top for effect and you are done!

BTW I am not sure how I figured out how to upload this picture. I am already having a panic attack thinking about the pictures I want to upload tomorrow. Sigh.

I also want to thank you all for the hugs and warm wishes over my dad. He is hanging in there. Baby steps is all we can ask for.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Bare With Me

My laptop decided to quit last week. Great timing huh. So I went in to purchase a new one and walked out with a Mac. VERY good salesman let me tell you. Now however I am in way over my head and am having a difficult time adjusting!

I have a great post for y'all tho. A recipie I came up with for the Packers/MN game for a a cheese football! Yay Packers! Darn good thing they won too.I would of lost a very serious bet and would be wearing Vikings Horns the next game! Whew. Now my buddy gets to wear my cheesehead.Hahahahah.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Very Tired

Just got home from Cali....I am exhausted. Two solid weeks of hospital,rehab,hospital,rehab,hospital. The rehab center was more of a rest home. Dont know how to explain it. But it was very sad. Dad is holding his own right now. He is back in the Hospital but who knows for how long. All I can say is they belong to a HMO, Kaiser and I have nothing nice to say about it. In a nut shell they added his age and health condition together and came up with not worth saving.

They literally discharged him twice before he was ready (with us filing complaints and fighting for him to stay) and both times he had more strokes. Length of time they kept him the first two times 4 days. Thats 2 days per stay. I went head to head quite a few times with doctors and filed many complaints. All that did was assure that he got worse care.

So for now I am regrouping while he battles pnumonia and yet another stroke. I needed to come and get love and hugs from my kids and WH. I will wait for the phone call to go back. I spent two good weeks with him. I will cherish those days. He didnt know who i was when I left. I wish to forget those days.

For heavens sake my friends GET your blood pressure checked and TAKE care of yourselves! My dads BP was so high it lead to Artillary Fibrillation ( I am sure I spelled that wrong) which lead to strokes and a nightmare I cant explain. Your families need you. I got mine checked when I got home and found its extremely high. While it is probably stress its something I will now monitor as this could be genetic.


Sunday, October 3, 2010

Distraction

Thats what I am calling this. I will explain at the end but right now I want to show you the candy boquets I made. Ever wanted to make one? Super easy.....

Buy a TON of different kinds of candy.As it turns out this is pretty easy to do right now.

Just a side point. Its more economical to make more then one. You want to use a variety of candy and you will be left with a bunch if you dont. You will need a vase/planter or something for your boquet. You will also need styrofoam inserts,floral tape, and those green stick thingys with the wire on the end that they also sell in the floral department. Yeah I know not really technical.
Use the wire to attach the candy to the stick. Yeah those are my jammies.

Then use the floral tape to cover the wire.It also helps hold the candy on.


Next and last arragne in your holder! All you have left is to gift them to a friend.


So I am off tomorrow to California. My dad had a couple strokes on Friday and isnt doing very well. I am not sure how long I will be gone but for right now a couple weeks. I will miss yall! I will check in if I can.