Thursday, July 31, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
I went out into the trails and picked another bowl of raspberries. These went into the freezer, and I'm not sure what we'll do with these.
Here are some items from the garden. There are some Finger Eggplants, whose meat is good but the skin is bitter. A white eggplant, I have not cooked one of those yet. And some banana peppers, which I chopped and added to my zucchini stir fry.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
This post is NOT related to Tyler's birthday cake, but a random timing coincidence.
Anywho.. I was cruising my google reader again today and came across this blog:
It is all about funny cakes. My personal favorite is Olivia's baby shower cake.
Prep Time:10 min
Total Time:4 hr 10 min
1/2 cup hot fudge ice cream topping, warmed
1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed, divided
1 pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding
8 OREO Cookies, chopped (about 1 cup)
12 vanilla ice cream sandwiches, unwrapped
POUR fudge topping into medium bowl. Add 1 cup of the whipped topping; stir with wire whisk until well blended. Add dry pudding mix; stir 2 min. or until well blended. Gently stir in chopped cookies; set aside.
ARRANGE 4 of the ice cream sandwiches, side-by-side, on 24-inch-long piece of foil; top with half of the whipped topping mixture. Repeat layers. Top with remaining 4 ice cream sandwiches. Frost top and sides of dessert with remaining whipped topping. Bring up foil sides. Double fold top and ends to loosely seal packet.
FREEZE at least 4 hours before serving. Store leftover dessert in freezer.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
This website is a joke, albeit a funny one. This one is the real deal, as seen on CNN. To answer the question on everyone's mind...yes, they have been working on a beer scent for two years, but can only manage the smell of stale beer!
Friday, July 25, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Maybe I'll try the syrup next time.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Our friends own about 500 ft of creek front property (almost 50 acres of land). I would take this over the beach anyday! I loved it! We had a great time, I really wanted to stay and never go back to work.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
I'm completely fascinated at all the sewing that she does from thrift store found floral bed sheets!!! I've been yearning for sheets for weeks now! I want sheets!
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Butter 2 baking sheets and evenly lay out sticks, I used bamboo skewers and cut off sharp end
In medium sized pan, melt ¾ cup sugar, ½ cup corn syrup, and ¼ cup of butter on low heat until sugar dissolves.
Bring the mixture slowly to boil stirring frequently. Continue to boil for seven minutes.
Take pan off the stove and add 6 ounces of your favorite Jello, that will be two small packages of Jello, stir until smooth.
Spoon candy over stick using a metal spoon and allow to cool. The candy sets up pretty quick so you need to hurry at this point.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
I started a new job at a fashion store and learned the coolest trick. You know how when you go to a clothing store the hangers slide oh so nice. You'll never believe what they use to make that happen. Are you ready for this top secret retail tip- garden variety wax paper used for baking. Seriously, take a piece of wax paper and wipe it on the closet rod and BAM your hangers slide with ease. Just thought I would share this newly acquired info with the masses of Porch Stories. Martha Stewart eat you heart out....
Monday, July 7, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Friday, July 4, 2008
I never knew what the heck that meant until recently. About five months ago our friends asked us to join them camping at Camp Hatteras which is in Rodanthe, NC on the outer banks.
Ohh... OBX = outer banks.. DUH! We are about 90% packed and ready to go, I have a ton of food in the fridge and freezer already!!! We plan to leave at about 5am tomorrow morning. Pete and Julie left today and they said it took them about 7.5 hours. That is not to bad.... we could probably get away with only stopping one time, if I don't drink to much liquids :')