Friday, November 27, 2009


We definitely had something to be Thankful for this
Thanksgiving My husband found a new job working for a great company. We traveled to Galiano, La. this week so he could seal the deal. After several months of struggling thru a layoff things may finally be taking a turn for the better.

I am still hoping and praying for something good to happen for me.  I need a full time job and I have lots of good people trying to help me, I just hope a job comes for me soon. I am baking cakes for people, cutting hair, cleaning houses and doing home health care. I also just took on a coordinator position for after school activities. Doing lots of part time work to make ends meet.

My husband decided he would cook Thanksgiving Dinner.  I believe this is the first Thanksgiving we have ever had together, he is usually offshore working thru all the holidays.

He smoked a prime rib , made mashed potatoes and green beans with bacon and a Russian salad. I made Hawaiian Bread Pudding and a Pumpkin Pie and we had Strawberry Coconut Vodka Cake. We were not expecting any company but my friend Matt came by and my Parents so we had a really nice family dinner. It was very special. Then my husbands friend and his girlfriend stopped by.

Today I made a wonderful Southwestern Tortilla Soup with some of the left over beef. I added corn and hominy, lots of cilantro, onion , garlic, tomatoes and cumin and chili powder.

I feel like I am coming down with something. I had a terrible sore throat last night and this morning but with ots of Orange juice, vitamin c and rest .I hope it get over it soon.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

"The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays." - Soren Kierkegaard

Sunday, November 8, 2009


1. I am a Hopeless Romantic- I want to do something romantic everyday

2. I don't share

3. I love animals- the SPCA commercials make me cry

4. I have few close friends but we are friends for life

5. I love reading

6. I love travel to foreign countries

7. I have a passion for wonderful food

8. I love gardening

9. My favorite color is red

10. I like everything to match

11. I love museums and libraries

12. I like antiques

13. Mysteries are my favorite genre

14. Nigella Lawson is my favorite cook

15. I light Holy Candles and Pray the Rosary

16. I love cooking

17. I love Farmers Markets

18. I like blue cheese, olives and anchovies

19. I am generally a happy person

20. I will fight for what I believe is right

21. I am very organized

22. I am very creative

23. I enjoy fishing

24. I have worked as a Merchant Mariner on a boat

25. I have visited 17 countries

26. I would rather use homeopathic remedies than medication

27. My favorite holidays are Halloween, Christmas, Easter and the July 4th

28. I love picnics

29. I love old movies

30. Photography is a hobby

31. I want to write a book. I was told that I would write many books.

32. I would love to play the bad girl on a soap opera

33. I want to be fluent in Spanish and French

34. My two favorite cities are Nice,France and New Orleans,la.

35. I am not a drinker but I do like Cajun Bloody Mary's

36. I love lighting candles

37. I love bubblebaths

38. I have maxed out my Ipod with music and podcasts

39. I listen to NPR

40. I am a Republican

41. I have a cute bike with a fancy lace basket and flowers

42. I like dressing up

43. I love perfume I wear it everyday

44. My pajamas and slippers all match

45. I don't drink coffee- but I love chocolate covered coffee beans

46. I make lots of herbal iced tea

47. Diet Coke and Diet Cream Soda are my main staples

48. Cheeseburger Helper is my comfort food

49. I want to play Tennis and Racket ball again

50. I used to be a famous poet til I lost the muse

51. I am glamorous at heart

52. I keep a very clean house

53. I have been a missionary in Mexico

54. I collect retro aprons

55. The Thin Man is my favorite old movies series

56. I am a certified Scuba diver

57. I want to visit Thailand

58. Middle Eastern and Thai food are my favorites

59. I would love to take cooking classes in several European cities

60. I can sew and embroider

61. I have owned two cake businesses

62. I just started playing the lottery

63. I wish upon shooting stars

64. I am good at whatever I set my mind to

65. I love learning new things

66. I like pate and caviar

67. I secretly want a zebra print snuggie for Christmas

68. Flowers make me happy- I love sunset roses

69. I love full moons

70. I don't like talking on the phone

71. I am addicted to my computer

72. I am a certified Master Gardener

73. I am a Notary Public

74. I am a fantastic hostess

75. I love my husband with all my heart

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Lone Star Bike Rally Halloween Night

My husband and I went to the Lone Star Bike Rally. It was held Halloween Weekend and we went on Halloween Night. I had thought about being Gemma from Sons of Anarchy for recent Halloween Parties but opted for the Anna Nicole Smith Costume. My husband talked me into wearing the Gemma Costume for The Rally. I ended up winning 2nd place in a costume contest we happened upon. We had a great evening.


3/4 cup unsalted butter, chilled
2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
4-6 tablespoons ice water
1 egg yolk (for egg wash for pastry)

****Cooks note use premade pie crust and cut out with piroshki press

Meat Filling
1 large onion, chopped
1 tb garlic
1/2 lb ground beef
1/2 lb ground sausage
salt and pepper

Fry up meat mixture. Place in cut out dough rounds, use piroshki press to cut and seal. Deep fry til golden brown

Serve with Russian salad , condiments sour cream and soy sauce


Tammy is on the left. On Thursday of this week she was in a terrible auto accident on the way to work. She has several broken bones and will need long term treatment. She is a great person with a wonderful sense of humor and I ask that we all keep her in our thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009