Monday, August 30, 2010

Quote For The Day

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter
And those who matter don't mind.
~Dr. Seuss

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Parkersburg WV Homecoming 2010

I just had to go see Grand Funk this evening... well, just because they were here. Was suprised what a good show they put on for quite a large crowd. The weather was perfect and am thrilled we went!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Projects I Want To Do

Have been finding so many projects that I want to do on the Internet, that I decided to start a list...right here... For God and everyone to see. Maybe that way, something will get done. Lists are wonderful things, aren't they? You might find something here also!

Knit And Crochet

Carnation Dish Cloth
Knit Alligator Toys
Rabbit Finger Puppets
Knitted Dish Scrubbie
Mitered Square Socks
Yarn Harlot's Socks For Men
Mini Knitted Bears
Swiffer Duster Cover
Bitsy Bear
Hogwarts Bookmark
Lovissa Armwarmers
Blended Socks
The Funky Pigs
Quaker Pattern Booties
Jean Greenhowes Novelty Eggs
Stitch Markers
Owl Hat
Chunky Bedsocks
Cupcake Pincushion
Swiffer Sock
Pineapple Tablerunner
Knitted Heart
In Thirds Knit Dishcloth
Tulip Stitch Dishcloth
Pillowcase Edgings
Alan Dart Chicken and Egg
Diagonal Eyelet Fingerless Gloves
Fruit Feet Socks
Knitted Kitty
Falling Water Lace Scarf
Comfort Dolls
Fairy Dishcloth
1942 Doily
Knitted Toy Lamb
Ziggy Lace Scarf
Kitchen Mat
Knitted Penguins
Garden Boy Dishcloth
Double Knit Slipper
Waves Of Leaves Shawl
Moose Dishcloth-Finished
Star Dishcloth - started - Finished 9/20/10
Patchwork Sock
Flip Flop Socks
Knit & Crochet Flowers
Sock Bookmark
Tashas Shawl
Baktus Scarf - started -finished 9/15/10
Tilt Sweater
Toe Up Bayerische
Page 18 Elephant
Little Lucious Pumpkin
Magic Stripe Hotpad
Hooded Scarf
Arched Shaped Socks - started
Miniature Sweaters
Blueberry Waffle Socks
Butterfly Doily
Heart Lace Dishcloth
Pineapple Doily
London Beanie
Mrs Hopper Easter Bunny
Miniature Knitting Bag
Rick Rack & Trim
Spiral Scrubbie
Felted Slippers Started
West Virginia Dishcloth
Jeep Dishcloth Started-Finished
Lacy Dragon Small Scale Washcloth
Not Your Ordinary Knitted Dishcloth
PomPom Peds
Kindle Pocket
Football Dishcloth
Pumpkin Dishcloth
Bowl And Doily
Mrs Miracle Scarf
Teeny Tiny Snowflakes
Little Lamb
Patchwork Socks
Pineapple Bookmark
Pomatomus Fingerless Gloves
Footie Socks
Piano Scarf
Heart Lace Dishcloth
Feathered Petals Doily

Sewn, Glass And Other Misc Patterns

Pouch Dolls
Mosaic Bowling Balls
Kitchen Appliance Covers
Feather & Fan Dishtowel
Maggies Mitt
Wintergreen Gloves
Flower Hot Plate Mat
Kaleidoscope Afghan
Miniature Pumpkins
Petite Dolls

I'm going to have to make this blog a work in progress.. as there are just sooo many projects!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Cereal Trail Mix

1 (15 ounce) box cereal-I used Fruit Loops
1 15 ounce) bag mini pretzel twists
1 (1 pound) bag M&M's
1 box raisins
1 can salted peanuts

Mix all together and store in airtight container

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Fruit Cobbler

2 cups fresh peaches, sliced, or 1 large can peaches, drained (can use any type fruit you desire-blackberries, blueberries, apples, etc) I used fresh peaches
3/4 cups flour
3/4 cups milk
1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
2 tsp. baking powder
2/3 stick butter or margarine
Pinch of salt

Heat oven to 350. In a bowl, combine the peaches and 3/4 cup sugar; mix well and set aside. Put butter into deep baking dish; set in oven to melt. Combine 1/2-cup sugar with the remaining ingredients except for the peaches, to make the batter. Remove the pan with melted butter from oven. Pour in batter; don't stir. Top with peaches; don't stir, the batter will rise. Bake for 1 hour. Serve warm or cold.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Just Stuff

Wow, is it ever going to cool down? Am so tired of the heat.. or is it the heat and old me cant handle it anymore?

Lucas has arrived at Ft Meade, MD and is looking for a new place to stay, Jason has gone to Morgantown to get settled and ready for school. It is most certainly going to be quiet around here. At least they aren't far away!

I spent the morning canning tomatoes. Tomorrow will dig out the onions and cut the cabbage and make cabbage rolls. The garden is almost done.. Thankfully these guys didn't find it-

This was taken from my kitchen window. There were actually 5 deer, 2 were fawns, 1 a buck. The fawns ran around our field playing till they were tired.. then the buck went to one and started washing it. That surprised me! Have discovered that it is these simple pleasures that amuse most of all these days!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Just Love This!

Although I am not an opera fan, I think this is awesome!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

101 Burger Builders

Not sure where I got this... but some of them sound tasty!

1. Pepperoni Pizza Burger: grilled burger covered with pepperoni, Mozzarella
cheese and pizza sauce.
2. Verde Burger: grilled ground beef mixed with seasoned garlic, topped with
piquant Italian Verde sauce made with parsley, onions and capers.
3. Classic Burger: hamburger with ketchup, mustard and pickles.
4. Greek Burger: topped with herbed Feta cheese, black olives and onions.
5. Hickory Burger: beef patty covered with cheddar cheese, bacon and hickory
barbecue sauce.
6. Meat-o-Rama Pizza Burger: ground beef patty stuffed with
Mozzarella cheese, diced tomatoes and pizza sauce, and topped
with pepperoni and bacon.
7. Caesar Burger: ground beef seasoned with garlic and black
pepper, on a crusty roll, accented with Caesar dressing, romaine
lettuce and avocado slices.
8. Brocco Burger: ground beef patty dressed with a blend of
melted Cheddar cheese and cooked broccoli.
9. Gyro Burger: hamburger topped with white onions, tomatoes
and yogurt cucumber dressing.
10. Barbecue Burger: ground beef grilled with a tangy barbecue
sauce and hot peppers.
11. Onion Burger: grilled ground beef seasoned with dried onion
soup mix, and blanketed with grilled and raw onions.
12. Bistro Burger: ground beef covered with caramelized onions,
Brie cheese and crisp bacon, served on a walnut bun.
13. Blue Moon Burger: grilled burger topped with Bleu cheese,
sauteed mushrooms, lettuce and tomato served on an onion bun.
14. Bao-Wow Burger: chili seasoned ground beef served on a
Chinese Bao bun with soy-ginger mayonnaise and Asian slaw
on the side.
15. Cowboy Burger: grilled mushrooms, grilled onion, bacon
and Monterrey Jack cheese on a flavorful beef patty.
16. Chicago Burger: grilled beef burger with sweet relish, chopped onion,
ketchup, mustard and hot peppers.
17. French Bistro Burger: hamburger adorned with walnuts, Gruyere cheese and
garlic mustard mayonnaise, on a French roll.
18. Sticky Burger: grilled burger spread with peanut butter, bacon and Jack
19. Five-Spice Burger: ground beef seasoned with Chinese five-spice,
grilled, and served with a soy-ginger sauce.
20. Olive Festival Pizza Burger: beef burger stuffed with mozzarella cheese
and pizza sauce covered with sliced black and green olives.
21. Shrimpy Burgers: mini grilled burgers decorated with cream cheese,
cocktail sauce and chopped shrimp.
22. Rowdy Reuben Burger: grilled beef patty smothered with melted Swiss
cheese, thousand island dressing and zesty coleslaw, served on marble rye.
23. Earth & Turf Burger: grilled ground beef, beneath a golden porcini
mushroom sauce with grilled zucchini squash and sweet red bell peppers.
24. Egg Burger: a lean ground beef patty paired with a fried or scrambled
25. Thai-Cobb Burger: grilled ground beef served with avocado,
tomatoes and bean sprouts, accented with a light peanut dressing.
26. Horseradish-Garlic Burger: topped with onions, garlic and
27. Stroganoff Burger: ground beef patty dressed with sour cream, grilled
onions, Swiss cheese, lettuce and tomato, served on a fresh wheat bun.
28. Trattoria Burger: grilled beef burger layered with roasted red bell
peppers, pesto mayonnaise, and Mozzarella cheese, served on focaccia bread.
29. Peking Burger: mix ground beef with a dash of Peking marinade, and
grill. Serve topped with julienned mixed greens and an Asian flavored plum
vinaigrette. (Marinade: hoisin sauce, minced garlic, grated ginger, Chinese
five-spice, salt and black pepper.)
30. Spicy Burger: jack cheese melted on a lean ground beef burger with
jalapeno peppers and onions.
31. Cordon Bleu Burger: ground beef patty beneath a layer of sliced ham,
Swiss cheese and dijon mustard.
32. Burger Al Forno: ground beef seasoned with robust Italian
seasonings, fresh garlic, and rosemary, served with a golden
Parmesan crust.
33. Garlic Burger: garlic powder mixed into ground beef, grilled, topped
with garlic cheese and a dollop of garlic mayonnaise.
34. Corny Burger: tangy corn relish atop a beef patty. (Red pepper, corn,
white vinegar, ground red pepper, salt and green onions.)
35. The Beefster: grilled hamburger patty topped with roast beef,
horseradish and Muenster cheese, served on an onion roll.
36. Milanese Burger: ground beef patty lightly coated with bread crumbs,
Parmesan cheese and oregano, pan fried till done.
Accented with watercress sprigs and vinaigrette.
37. Simple Cheeseburger: ground round burger layered with
your choice of Wisconsin cheese.
38 Big Island Burger: hamburger stuffed with Mozzarella cheese,
covered with Canadian bacon and pineapple.
39. Taco Burger: topped with shredded lettuce, tomato, sour
cream, and black olives.
40. Breakfast Omelet Burger: grilled ground beef patty piled high with
diced ham, Cheddar cheese, mushrooms and green peppers, served on a toasted
English muffin.
41. Walla Walla Burger: hamburger pan fried in sweet & sour
chutney made with sauteed white onions, raisins, mustard seed
and Marsala wine. Served on thick sliced Texas toast.
42. German Classic: grilled burger with aged Cheddar cheese
and Dusseldorf mustard.
43. Blue Bayou Burger: topped with crumbled Bleu cheese, lettuce, tomato,
hot pepper mayonnaise, served on a sesame seed bun.
44. Chili Burger: Hearty beef burger hidden beneath your favorite homemade
chili and shredded cheese.
45. Kalamata Burger: chopped green & Greek kalamata olives mixed with cream
cheese spread on a grilled hamburger.
46. Lucky Burger: grilled beef burger on sesame rye bread, layered with
hot-sweet mustard, prepared horseradish, sharp Cheddar, green apple slices,
red apple slices and sliced almonds.
47. Pinwheel Burger: different colored, quartered cheese slices
arranged in a pinwheel design melted atop a grilled burger.
48. Santa Fe Burger Asada: grilled ground beef brushed with chili puree,
placed on a torta bun with bean dip, guacamole and sour cream.
49. Anchovy Pizza Burger: anchovies, Mozzarella cheese and
pizza sauce stuffed into a grilled hamburger.
50. North Woods Burger: grilled ground beef stuffed with a wild
mushroom sauce featuring shiitake, chanterelle, oyster and
hedgehog mushrooms. Enhance with yellow and red bell peppers.
51. Cajun Burger: seasoned ground beef grilled with Cajun spices and spiced
up with Jalapeno cheese, chili mayonnaise and pico de gallo sauce.
52. Black Jack Burger: melted jack cheese over a Cajun blackened beef
burger, served on a sesame bun with Creole mayonnaise, onions and tomatoes.
53. Double Decker Pizza Burger: Cheddar cheese and pizza sauce
between two thin beef patties.
54. The Gouda Burger: sliced Gouda cheese and grilled zucchini
atop a grilled hamburger.
55. Simple Twist Burger: lean ground beef patty served with a
slice of tomato and grated Asiago cheese on a hard roll.
56. Pineapple-Gruyere Burger: topped with grilled fresh pineapple and smoked
Gruyere cheese.
57. Tex-Mex Burger: grilled ground beef piled with guacamole,
onions and bacon.
58. Cheesy Pizza Burger: lean burger covered with pizza sauce,
Provolone, sharp Cheddar and Mozzarella cheeses.
59. Provolone Ranger Burger: seasoned ground beef coated with
Provolone cheese, warm black olives and tomatoes, served on
focaccia bread.
60. Gorgonzola Burger: hamburger stuffed with Gorgonzola cheese, grilled and
spread with sweet mustard.
61. Ginger-Island Burger: mix uncooked ground beef with soy sauce, ginger,
cilantro and sesame oil, then grill.
62. Texas Red Burger: grilled beef patty served open-faced and
smothered with chili, cheddar and Monterey jack cheeses and
grilled onion.
63. Beany Burger: dried Cajun seasoning mixed with ground beef
blanketed with pork-n-beans.
64. Smokey Burger: beef burger topped with roasted balsamic
onions, grilled bacon and smoked cheese.
65. Dieters Burger: grilled lean ground beef patty with low-fat
cottage cheese and no bun.
66. Outback Burger: grilled burger topped with tender cactus,
green salsa and spicy pepper cheese.
67. Worcestershire Burger: hamburger covered with mushrooms
sauteed in Worcestershire sauce.
68. Dilly Cheeseburger: grilled burger seasoned with fresh dill
and adorned with Provolone cheese, sauteed mushrooms and
grilled onions.
69. Cheeseburger In Paradise: beef patty lightly dressed with
melted Brick cheese, pineapple slice and shredded coconut.
70. Ranch-Hand Burger: hamburger piled with pinto beans, bacon,
chilies and cheddar cheese on a potato roll.
71. Alpine Burger: lean ground beef smothered in sauteed
mushrooms and Swiss cheese.
72. Garden-Fresh Burger: ground beef mixed with onions, beets
and potatoes, accented with dilled sour cream.
73. West Indies Burger: ground beef mixed with cilantro, garlic, lime juice,
curry powder, cumin, allspice and hot sauce. Grill and accent with mango
74. Fajita Beef Burger: patty mixed with fajita seasoning, and
wrapped with guacamole, sour cream, shredded lettuce, diced
tomatoes and salsa, served in a flour tortilla.
75. Bruschetta Burger: Italian seasoned ground beef with fresh
tomato and basil, served on toasted garlic French bread.
76. Sunshine Burger: aged Cheddar cheese, sprouts, scallions
and avocado, embellishing a lean beef burger, served on a
whole wheat bread.
77. Beef LT: burger prepared BLT style - bacon, lettuce, tomato
and mayonnaise on grilled tomato bread.
78. Pesto Burger: cooked spinach, Mozzarella cheese and pesto
sauce served atop a grilled beef patty.
79. Flank Steak Chili Burger: ground flank steak seasoned with
cumin and cayenne pepper, heightened with black bean chili.
80. Mediterranean Burger: beef patty seasoned with Mediterranean spices (hot
paprika, garlic, cumin, oregano leaves, mint leaves), grilled and served
with gyro sauce in pita bread.
81. Pita Pizza Burger: ground beef patty grilled, covered with an herb
seasoned tomato sauce and melted Italian cheeses, served on a pita loaf.
82. Parisian Burger: topped with crumbled Bleu cheese, marinated red onions
and tomatoes served on a croissant.
83. Tough Texan Burger: ground beef seasoned with hot sauce and
dried red peppers, smothered with pepper cheese and barbecue
sauce, served on thick Texas Toast.
84. Aphrodisiac Burger: grilled beef patty lovingly stuffed with oysters and
dressed with steak sauce.
85. Bleu Cheese Burger: crumbled Bleu cheese and bacon
covering a grilled hamburger.
86. Veg-Head Burger: lean ground beef piled with cucumber
slices, tomatoes, sprouts, creamy dill dressing, served on
sun-dried tomato bread.
87. Dragon Burger: grilled ground beef patty, Limburger cheese
and raw onion on an onion roll.
88. Crabby Burger: shredded crab salad with Swiss cheese atop
a beef patty served on a croissant.
89. Hawaiian Supreme: ground beef patty stuffed with crushed
pineapple, topped with a candied apple slice and sweet & sour
90. Tortilla Burger: beef mixed with onion, dried oregano and
basil. Grilled and wrapped with tomato, mozzarella and Parmesan
cheeses, all in a soft tortilla shell.
91. The Islander Burger: beef patty smothered with thousand island dressing,
with lettuce, tomato and pickle.
92. California Burger Chiffonade: chopped walnuts, garlic and
black pepper mixed into ground beef and grilled. Burger topped
with guacamole, lettuce, Brick cheese and red onion.
93. Potato Chip Burger: hamburger accented with your favorite
potato chips, ketchup and mustard.
94. Bagel Burger: lean ground beef patty served with tomato and
onion on a fresh bagel with flavored cream cheese.
95. Jalapeno Burger Topper: ground beef seasoned with diced
jalapeno peppers, a splash of hot pepper sauce, and grilled.
Top with melted cheddar and cream cheese.
96. Basic Burger: grilled ground round burger seasoned with
salt and pepper.
97. Burger Au Poivre: grilled ground beef served with crumbled
Bleu cheese, coarse ground pepper, chopped parsley and
mozzarella cheese on Vienna bread.
98. Scandinavian Burger: dill-seasoned ground beef patty covered in Gruyere
and Cheddar cheeses, lettuce, cucumber slices, red onion, and served on a
rye bun.
99. Billy Burger: grilled hamburger with ketchup only, no mustard, no
pickles, nor onions. Don't forget to cut it in half!
100. Brie Burger: herbed Brie, warmed and placed over granny
smith apples atop a lean ground beef burger with a hint of spicy mustard.
101. Chili Con Queso Burger: Beef burger smothered in melted jalapeno cheese sauce.