Thursday, December 31, 2009

Thoughtful Thursday- Cara

A conversation between father and daughter.

A father calls the house on his way home from work. His younger daughter answers the phone. She cuts him off because she is online talking to friends and wants to get back to them. Dad comes home annoyed because he was cut off.

Dad- I didn't appreciate you cutting me off when I called earlier. It could have been important. I could have driven off of the bridge and that was my only call for help.

Daughter- Oh. OK.

Next day, Dad calls the house on the way home from work. The same daughter answers the phone.

Daughter- Hi Dad. Before I hang up on you, did you drive off of the bridge?

Monday, December 28, 2009

Monday's Menu- Outback Steakhouse Walkabout Onion Soup Clone

I love to get this soup when I go to Outback Steak House. I have been known to get the soup as an appetizer and again as my entree. It is that good. I used to have a recipe for an excellent version of this soup, but it is hiding from me. Looking around the net, this one looks promising. Read the reviews for the substitutions others made when giving it a try. I will be giving this one a whirl.

Outback Steakhouse Walkabout Onion Soup

Things to Celebrate

I am a little late this week due to being out of town for Christmas and not being fast enough to beat Cara to the computer. I give you permission for 2 passes this week to make up for posting late.

This week brings us the end of 2009 and the beginning of 2010. Will you say two thousand ten or twenty ten? I can see me saying both. I guess I will have to wait and see which one I stick with.

January is Bath Safety Month, Oatmeal Month, and Soup Month. See if you can celebrate each one.

This week is Diet Resolution Week. The first part of the week you get your mind around going on a diet and eat all of your favorite things. The later part of the week you kick yourself for adding those last extra pounds on.

December 27- Make Cut-out Snowflakes Day
December 28- Card Playing Day
December 29- Texas Admission Day (As someone who was born in Texas, I felt the need to share this for those not in the know :)
December 30- I can't find a celebration for this day...but the first color TV was sold on this date in 1953 for $1,175.00.
December 31- Make Up Your Mind Day
January 1- Z Day (another one I had to look up- Z-Day)
January 2- National Science Fiction Day (Kinda goes along with Z Day)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Thoughtful Thursday- Saint Francis de Sales

Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task anew.

~~Saint Francis de Sales~~

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Wanna Be a Winner? Get Your Techie On!

Handmade Louisiana is having another giveaway. This time it is for a full artisan domain name and support package for a full year! How cool is that? Very. Head on over to the Handmade Louisiana blog and check out the details. Do you know how amazing it would be to win this? I know you do.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Monday's Menu- Eggnog Quick Bread

I love to make quick breads this time of the year. They made great gifts to have on hand to bring when you visit friends and relatives this time of year. In honor of Eggnog Day this week, I thought this would be a great recipe to try. I hope you enjoy it as well.

Eggnog Quick Bread

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Things to Celebrate

This week Halcyon Days are celebrated. I admit to not knowing what this was. Thankfully the Internet tells me everything I need to know ;P

December 20- Go Caroling Day (You don't have to go out and go caroling. Find a friend and sing your favorite carols.)

December 21- Look At The Bright Side Day (Always a good idea!)
December 22- National Haiku Poetry Day
December 23- Popcorn Popping Day
December 24- National Eggnog Day
December 25- Christmas Day
December 26- National Whiners Day (This is for those who were on Santa's naughty list.)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Thoughtful Thursday- Abraham Lincoln

Most people are as happy as they make up their minds to be.

- Abraham Lincoln

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Wordless Wednesday- Fall Comes Later Down Here

Monday, December 14, 2009

Monday's Menu- Chocolate-Covered Cheesecake Squares Recipe

Wednesday is Chocolate Covered Anything Day (just typing that makes me happy). So to give this day its due, I thought this would be a fun recipe. I can already tell I will probably cheat and buy store bought cheesecake, but then again...maybe not. Enjoy!

Chocolate-Covered Cheesecake Squares Recipe

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Things to Celebrate

Tell Someone They Are Doing A Good Job Week is celebrated this week. It is good to tell people this more often that once a year, but I know you are already doing this.

December 13- National Cocoa Day (now is a good time for hot chocolate)
December 14- Mini Golf Day
December 15- Cat Herders Day (one of my favorite videos explains this so well-
December 16- National Chocolate Covered Anything Day (Booyah!)
December 17- National Re-Gifting Day (label maker anyone?)
December 18- Wear a Plunger On Your Head Day (I so hope to see someone celebrating this day)
December 19- National Oatmeal Muffin Day

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Thoughtful Thursday

People may not remember what you did or what you said, but they will always remember how you made them feel.

- Unknown

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wordless Wednesday- Hanging By a Thread

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Holiday Meme

I am a sucker for memes. I love to read responses to the questions and get a look into how another person thinks. The holiday season is a great topic. I saw this meme on Duck and Wheel With String who saw it on Lola's Diner. Feel free to play along too.

1. What is your favorite holiday show/animated show?

My favorite holiday movie is "It's a Wonderful Life." I am a huge Jimmy Stewart fan. My favorite animated shows are "Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reindeer" and "A Charlie Brown Christmas". I love them both. I couldn't choose just one.

2. What holiday character do you think you're most like?

Clarence Oddbody, AS2 (Angel Second Class, from "It's a Wonderful Life"

3. What holiday character does your spouse think you're most like?

Peppermint Patty from "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

4. Favorite Christmas/holiday song?

"We Three Kings" especially the version by the Barenaked Ladies with Sarah McLachlan (LOVE BNL)

5. Most hated Christmas/holiday song?

It is a toss up between "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer" (why would we want to sing about that) and "All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth" (I guess I am greedy...I want other things than that)

6. If you have an all holiday music radio station when do you start listening to it?

I would listen to it all year long if I could. I love Christmas music.

7. If you have an all holiday music radio station do you love it or hate it?

See #6

8. Have you ever wrapped yourself as a Christmas present? Come can tell!

No, I am not going there.

9. Who is Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer's father?

According to the TV show, it was Donder, but I think they say Donner in the show.

10. Do you drive your neighborhood or one near you at night to look at other people's holiday decorations?

It is one of our family traditions to see who has the tackiest display. We refer to it as "the true meaning of Christmas".

11. When you see a heavily decorated house do you think, 'oh that's lovely'? Or do you think, 'oh criminy, that looks like Christmas threw up all over their lawn'?

Heavily? That usually falls in the "true meaning of Christmas category". No thank you.

12. Are you counting the days to Christmas with excited anticipation or dread?

Always excited anticipation. I am still a kid at heart.

13. When was the last time you had your photo taken with Santa? Did you sit on his lap?

When Cara was 2. She refused to take a Santa pic, so I sat on his lap with her.

14. Do you make a Christmas list for your spouse or significant other or do you rely on them to pick your gift(s) without a clue from you?

I make a list. I love Phillip, but picking out things I like is not his forte.

15. When do you put up your tree?

It is usually up by now, but this year we are slackers.

16. Real or fake?

Fake. I am allergic to most trees and would prefer breathing to a real tree.

17. When do you take your tree down?

If I had my way it would be after New Year's, but Scrooge, I mean, Phillip wants it down right after Christmas.

18. Do you shop the day after Christmas sales? What do you shop for?

Sometimes. I don't hit the big sales, but I might check out smaller places for wrapping paper, tags, bows, etc.

19. Is your work/office having a holiday party this year? Will you attend?

I will party with the dogs and cats at home.

20. Do you have your New Year's Eve Plans set yet?

Yes, we always have Phillip's brother and some friends over. They are usually gone by the time midnight arrives though. Phillip and I usually stand outside and watch the neighbors' fireworks.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Monday's Menu- Applebee's White Chocolate and Walnut Blondie Copycat

National Brownie Day is on Tuesday. While searching for brownie recipes, this recipe came up time and time again. I wonder what is the excitement about. I know you think I am nuts. Merry is opting NOT to make a chocolate brownie? Yes, it is out of character for me, but my curiosity wins over chocolate sometimes (just sometimes). I think I will give this one a play. I hope it sounds good to you too.
Applebee's White Chocolate and Walnut Blondie

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Things to Celebrate

This week is National Handwashing Awareness Week. Are you creeped out too when people go to the restroom and then leave without washing their hands. The hair on my arms is standing up as I type this.

December 6- Put On Your Own Shoes Day (I guess I will have to wear shoes then)
December 7- Letter Writing Day (emails don't remember paper and pencil don't you?)
December 8- National Brownie Day (if you stop by the bakery for a brownie, get a pastry for tomorrow)
December 9- National Pastry Day
December 10- Human Rights Day
December 11- International Mountain Day (if you don't live by a mountain, go in your family room, think of your favorite mountain and sing "The Sound of Music" like Julie Andrews did on her mountain top)
December 12- Day of the Horse

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Thoughtful Thursday- Unknown

Faith makes things possible...not easy.

- Unknown

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Wordless Wednesday- Birthday Girl (with no sound just for Lin :)

Monday, November 30, 2009

Monday's Menu- Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

With National Cookie Day on Friday, I thought a great cookie recipe would be in order. I love this recipe. It makes the most wonderful soft cookies. I would have never thought about adding pudding to the mix, but it is the ingredient that makes it all possible. Enjoy!
Award Winning Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Past recipe review- Um, well... I admit it. I am a lazy cook. I have good intentions and then I don't always follow through. I don't do enough planning ahead of what I am cooking and then here it is Monday and I haven't tried the recipe. So I am not going to stress about not having tried the recipe by the time the post is due and just post when I have tried the recipe. I do plan to try all of the recipes I post...really.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Things to Celebrate

Two more days until December. Where, I mean WHERE did the year go? It went fast most of the time. December is Read A New Book Month. I used to read like a fiend, but since I have started knitting, I haven't read much at all (do knitting books count?). I need to break one from the ever growing piles and curl up with a good read. Books are so wonderful.

Christmas Tree Week is celebrated this week. Do you have your tree up yet? We don't, but might by the weekend.

November 29- National Chocolates Day (it is celebrated here EVERY day)
November 30- Stay At Home Because You're Well Day (go ahead...we won't tell)
December 1- Eat a Red Apple Day
December 2- Special Education Day
December 3- Jazz Day (if you don't have any jazz to listen to listen to your favorite song and do some "jazz" hands)
December 4- National Cookie Day
December 5- International Ninja Day (pull out your ninja skills and go crazy)

With the girls off from school all last week, I took the week off from everything. I had a great time!

You still have time to get in on the Handmade Louisiana's November Give Away. Entries close on December 1st for the fabulous black and gold umbrella offered by the New Orleans Umbrella Company. With the Saints 10-0 (still can't believe it), this will be fun to have when they play in the Superbowl. In this neck of the woods, the Saints playing in the Superbowl is on every one's Christmas list this year.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Handmade Louisiana Give Away- November

Want to win a cool New Orleans Saints inspired umbrella? It would be perfect for cheering on the Saints to another win on their way to the Super Bowl. Handmade Louisiana has a give away this month hosted by the New Orleans Umbrella Company. The umbrella is absolutely gorgeous! Check out the give away and enter to win!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Monday's Menu- French Toast with Vanilla Syrup and Pecans

Thursday is Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day. Looking for a recipe for something made with Coke brought lots of choices. This one looks yummy!

French Toast with Vanilla Syrup and Pecans

Previous recipes- Cracker Candy- It was good but more time consuming than I wanted for what I wanted. Since I make a bunch of candy at Christmas, I tend more toward recipes that are less labor intensive. I will keep this one in the recipe file for later though.

Stacy's Chocolate Chip Cake- This was very good. It made great cupcakes and were a hit with everyone who tried one. Another one for the file.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Things to Celebrate

This week is Bladder Health Week. This needs no explanation.

November 15- Pack Your Mom Lunch Day
November 16- Have a Party With Your Bear Day
November 17- Electronic Greeting Card Day
November 18- Married to a Scorpio Support Day (They must have created this just for me :)
November 19- Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day (I celebrate this everyday)
November 20- Traffic Light Day
November 21- World Hello Day

Sorry things were slack on the blog this week. I had jury duty and it threw me off. The good news is there is one less drug dealer out on the street.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Things to Celebrate

This week is National Split Pea Soup Week. I have never understood the lure of Split Pea Soup. It icks me out looking at it.

November 8- X-ray Day Hopefully no one will need an x-ray today. Just be glad we have them in case we do.
November 9- Go To An Art Museum Today Day
November 10- Area Code Day I'm not quite sure what to do on this day, but give a shout out to your area code anyway.
November 11- National Sundae Day
November 12- National Pizza With The Works Except Anchovies Day There is a reason the anchovy gets no respect...I'm just sayin
November 13- International Day of Kindness
November 14- National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Wordless Wednesday- Finding the Perfect Nest

Monday, November 2, 2009

Monday's Menu

I like to make candy around Christmas to give to family and friends. I am always on the lookout for a good candy recipe. I have seen this candy on a couple of sites, but have never made it. So this week I will give Cracker Candy a try.

Last Monday's Menu recipe- Stacy's Chocolate Chip Cake. I still need to give this one a try. I promise I will. Really.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Things to Celebrate

We are now in November. Where has this year gone? November is National Pepper Month. Whether it is black pepper, jalapeno peppers or something in between, make sure pepper is somewhere in your game plan.
National Art Week is celebrated this week. Give your favorite artist some props.

November 1- National Men Make Dinner Day (this should be every day)
November 2- Plan Your Epitaph Day
November 3- Sandwich Day (what would we have done if the Earl of Sandwich didn't want to stop playing cards?)
November 4- National Candy Day (if you don't have any Halloween candy left over, this is your excuse to run out and buy some more!)
November 5- National Doughnut Day (note to self: buy donuts on Thursday)
November 6- Marooned Without a Compass Day
November 7- Hug a Bear Day (I think giving a bear hug works too)

Friday, October 30, 2009

Wanna Be a Winner?

This weekend is The VooDoo Experience, here in New Orleans. One thing about south Louisiana, we have great music and great music festivals. This one is no exception. One of the bands playing this weekend is the Benjy Davis Project. They are from Baton Rouge, just up the road from here. The band is offering a autographed CD and poster to one of readers of the Handmade Louisiana blog. To enter, head on over to Handmade Louisiana and check out the steps for entering the drawing. It's easy and you might win some great music from a great Louisiana band.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Where Have I Been

I am still around. I am in a knitting frenzy. About 10 months ago, I started knitting again and the knitting bug has bitten me hard. I love everything about it, from the buying of the yarn, to browsing patterns on Ravelry, to binding off my finished work. I have not done much of anything else in my spare time other than knit. It brings me joy and joy is a good thing. I love making hats for cancer patients and scarves for troops overseas and for battered women. It is fun to knit prayer squares to send to Melfort Orphanage in Zimbabwe. I get on the computer and instead of coming here to post, I go to Ravelry to check out the patterns or look at the goodies on the online yarn stores. I completely forget to post. I apologize for not holding my end up on the blog. I will do better, but you might get tired of hearing about my knitting :)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wordless Wednesday- Moo

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Handmade Louisiana Give Away- October

Handmade Louisiana is hosting a give away for the month of October. What can you win, you ask? It is a yummy leaf shaped soap by Mamas Little Monkeys. The winner will get to choose from one of three options and each one smells heavenly. To get in on the action, check out the Handmade Louisiana blog and follow the directions for entries.

Good luck everyone!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Monday's Menu- Stacy's Chocolate Chip Cake

Yesterday was Chocolate Cupcake Day. Since I was slow in posting this week's calendar, I gave everyone the permission to celebrate this day any day this week. I wanted to find a new chocolate cake recipe I could use for cupcakes and here it is. It sounds really yummy and it has that special ingredient you know I love, chocolate!

Stacy's Chocolate Chip Cake

Last Monday's Menu recipe: Patti LaBelle's Over-the-Rainbow Macaroni and Cheese

I so love this mac and cheese recipe. It is full of cheesy yumminess. I forgot to use ANY of the butter and it still tasted great. I think I will continue to forget the butter the next time I make this recipe. Did anyone else give it a try?

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Things to Celebrate

October 18 - 24
This week is National Chemistry Week. Chemistry was not one of my strengths in school, but I am happy to celebrate it and all of the wonderful benefits it has brought.

October 18- National Chocolate Cupcake Day (Since I was late in posting this, you all have the opportunity to celebrate this day anytime this week. Merry says it is OK.)
October 19- Evaluate Your Life Day
October 20- National Fruit Day
October 21- Caramel Apple Day
October 22- Used Car Day
October 23- IPod Day
October 24- National Bologna Day (OK, gather round, I will tell a story from my childhood...I was a flower girl for my uncle's wedding. At the rehearsal dinner, they served filet mignon.. I asked the server if I could have a bologna sandwich instead. I was six at the time. I assure you that I would choose the filet over the bologna sandwich now (although a good bologna sandwich is a heavenly thing.)

Monday, October 5, 2009

Monday's Menu- Mac and Cheese

In honor of Moldy Cheese Day (October 9), I want to make my favorite mac and cheese recipe. I saw it made years ago on Oprah (when I still watched it). It is yummy. The only adaptation I make to the recipe is I use Velveeta slices instead of cubing the Velveeta. I think it spreads the yummy taste of the Velveeta around a lot better. Get your forks ready. This one is good.

Patti LaBelle's Over-the-Rainbow Macaroni and Cheese

Last week's recipe: Double Peanut Butter Cheesecake Swirled Brownies

These were good, but not a great as I had hoped. They were a lot of work. When you got a bite with the Reese's Cup on it, then it was heaven. If not, then it was just ok.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Things to Celebrate

October 4 - 10

This week is World Space Week. Whether it is the great blue yonder or the area between your ears, celebrate the space in your life this week.

October 4- National Golf Day
October 5- Long Walk Day (Take a long walk today, but watch out for the piers)
October 6- Mad Hatter Day (Take every opportunity to think about Johnny Depp today since he is playing the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland)
October 7- Bald and Free Day
October 8- National Fluffernutter Day
October 9- Moldy Cheese Day
October 10- Tuxedo Day

Friday, October 2, 2009

Amazing Artisans- Handmade Louisiana

Handmade Louisiana is a group of wonderful artisans who have joined together to offer advice, support and information its members. We currently have a "Craft A Long" contest running. The theme is Education. Check out our blog and contest at Handmade Louisiana. Be sure to click on the tab at the top called "Where to Buy". There you can get a glimpse of many of the things our members have to offer. I am so proud to be a part of this group.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Thoughtful Thursday- Cara

After watching "Glee" last night, Cara asked...

Cara: Who sang the song "Somebody to Love?"
Cara: Was it Prince?
Mom: No baby, it was Queen.
Cara: I was close. They are both royal.

She is right :)

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wordless Wednesday- Augustine

Monday, September 28, 2009

Monday's Menu

Wednesday is Homemade Cookies Day, so we will celebrate over here by making Double Peanut Butter Cheesecake Swirled Brownies. I know I am cheating. This is not a cookie or even a bar (which seems to get thrown in with cookies). I was looking for a good cookie recipe to try and I could not get this one out of my head. I decided that I would cave in and try it. Maybe I will make a cookie recipe for National Brownie Day.

Last week's recipe- Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread. It was very good. Nice and chocolaty. Definitely one to make again.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Things to Celebrate

Since we overflow into October (my favorite month) this week, I wanted to let you know that October is Right Brainers Rule Month. Most of the people who use the right side of their brain are left handed and have learned to adapt to a right handed world. Celebrate your lefty friends (me included) this month. Left handed people are in their "right" mind.

September 27 - October 3

This week is Banned Books Week. Click on the link to check out what books are banned and which ones have been challenged. I was surprised to find out some of my favorites were on the challenged list.

September 27- Ancestor Appreciation Day
September 28- Love Note Day (you know you need to write one to someone you love)
September 29- National Mocha Day
September 30- National Woman's Health and Fitness Day
October 1- Homemade Cookies Day (we will be celebrating here)
October 2- National Denim Day
October 3- Change a Light Day

Friday, September 25, 2009

Amazing Artisan- David Trautrimas

This week's amazing artisan is David Trautrimas. Mr. Trautrimas is a photographer who uses his digital photos to recreate architectural images. He takes ordinary, every day items and takes them completely apart. His latest series, Habitat Machines, involves taking micro photographs of each disassembled part and reassembling them to create images of futuristic buildings. I enjoy looking at his photos and try to figure out what the different parts of each structure used to be. Mr. Trautrimas has a wonderful eye and wit to his photos. Examples of his work can be found at his web site, David Trautrimas, as well as several other web sites like LE Gallery, Photo-Eye Gallery, and Environmental Graffiti. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thoughtful Thursday- Albert Einstein

The definition of insanity is continuing to do the same thing over and over, and then expecting different results.

- Albert Einstein

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wordless Wednesday- Me

Monday, September 21, 2009

Monday's Menu

Since Saturday is Johnny Appleseed Day, I thought I would give a recipe with apples a try. I didn't want to make a pie (I didn't realize there were so many apple pie recipes!), so I went with something that used applesauce. Also, since some of us (Me) are all about chocolate over here, I thought something with chocolate would go down smooth. This is the recipe I will try this week:

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Last week's recipe: Creamy Double Decker Fudge. I plan on making this tomorrow. I bought all of the ingredients today, but didn't get around to making the fudge. I will be stuck home tomorrow, so the fudge will get made. I'll post a review when I give them a try.

ETA: The fudge was very good, but there was no way in the world I could have gotten 4 dozen pieces out of this recipe.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Things to Celebrate

September 20- 26

This week is National Flower Week. Go out and buy yourself a bunch of flowers. You need to treat yourself.

September 20- Women's Friendship Day
September 21- Miniature Golf Day (Putt Putt anyone?)
September 22- Ice Cream Cone Day
September 23- Checkers Day (King me!)
September 24- National Bluebird of Happiness Day
September 25- National One-Hit Wonder Day (My favorite one-hit wonders- "I'm So Sexy" by Right Said Fred, "Too Shy", by Kajagoogoo, "Our House" by Madness, and "You Get What You Give" by the New Radicals)
September 26- Johnny Appleseed Day

What are your favorite one-hit wonders?

Friday, September 18, 2009

Amazing Artisan- Nikki McClure

Tonight I went to a showing of the film, "Handmade Nation" by director/producer Faythe Levine. It is a wonderful documentary about artisans who create handmade goods and the indie craft movement. I was thrilled to see a large turn out for the viewing. Every seat was taken. If you get a chance to see the movie, please go see it.

One of the artisans featured in the movie was Nikki McClure. I was fascinated by Ms. McClure's art. Her paper cuttings are wonderful studies of human life and nature. She cuts her cuttings out of a single piece of paper using only an X-acto knife. It was interesting to see her create an image from a broad representation of an object drawn on the paper. Ms. McClure's website, Nikki McClure, offers a more detailed description of her work and where her work can be found.

Below is a video about Ms. McClure and her art. Enjoy.

Nikki McClure by Dicky Dahl from PatCastaldo on Vimeo.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thoughtful Thursday- Unknown

You don't have to see to believe, but you must believe to see.

- Unknown

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wordless Wednesday- What Is It About Countertops?

Monday, September 14, 2009

Monday's Menu

Since posting that Friday is National Chocolate Day, I cannot get chocolate out of my head. I decided to look for a new fudge recipe to add to my repertoire. I make fudge and other assorted yummies to give as gifts each Christmas. It is hard to beat a microwave fudge. This one looks like it could be another winner.

Creamy Double Decker Fudge

Last week's recipe: Don's World Famous Gumbo

I didn't make any gumbo this week. Even though it was rainy so much this week, it is still too hot to eat gumbo (at least for me). I will be making it soon. I love it so.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Things to Celebrate

September 13- 19

This week is Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week. Go out and appreciate those subs everywhere. It takes someone special willing to be in classrooms with 12-18 year olds.

September 13- Positive Thinking Day
September 14- Eat a Hoagie (or Po Boy if you are from round here) Day
September 15- Make a Hat Day
September 16- Collect Rocks Day
September 17- Citizenship Day
September 18- National Chocolate Day (it will be a big day at our house I can tell you)
September 19- International Talk Like a Pirate Day (The whole world will be saying "Arrrr"