Just for Halloweeen

You’ve got to have something else to eat besides candy for Halloween, Saw this and it looked good.

Enjoy!

BRAIN DIP APPETIZER

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (.25-ounce) envelope unflavored gelatin, in 1/4 cup water
  • 1 bunch green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 pound of cooked crabmeat
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • Tabasco or creole seasoning to taste

DIRECTIONS:

Heat soup, undiluted, and mix in the cream cheese. Stir in softened gelatin and blend well. Fold in remaining ingredients and pour into a lightly-oiled mold. Chill until firm and serve with your favorite crackers and watch the reactions!

Categories: Halloween, Appetizers

http://www.thedailyrecipe.com

Twenty Years Ago

I was reading my Rolling Stone magazine and they have a section called CHARTS.  One of the charts in the issue I had, there was a list of the Top Singles from October 20, 1990.

Some of the artists on the chart are still around. Some are M.I.A. And then there are some that you wonder… why are they still around?

Here are the Top 10 Singles from twenty years ago.


Vanilla Ice Ice Baby, Vanilla Ice Ice Baby Vanilla Ice Ice Baby, Vanilla Ice Ice Baby, Vanilla Ice

Yo man — Let’s get out of here! Word to your mother!

  • “Romeo” by Dino — what the heck is going on with Dino’s hair??

I know when you saw “Ice Ice Baby”, you started doing the bass line from “Under Pressure”!

DWTS — Week 6

Well, I just finished watching Dancing with the Stars (Season 11) and here are my picks. I still haven’t picked my favorite team yet. Really not sure who I want to win this season.

Who danced the best: As much as I hate to admit it… Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunskaya. I thought they did pretty good, The judges have them on the bottom of the list.

Who really needs to go: Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer

Best song(s) of the night:

 

Been thinking about New Orleans

I have been thinking about taking a road trip to New Orleans for a while now. Mostly, I have been thinking of the food down there in the French Quarter.

I got this receipe the other week and I think I might just have to make it. Until I can take my road trip to New Orleans, this might be the next best thing.

Bubba’s Jambalaya

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 pound cubed cooked ham
  • 1/2 pound cubed cooked chicken
  • 1/2 pound cubed smoked sausage
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans crushed tomatoes, with liquid
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 2 cups uncooked white rice
  • 1/2 pound salad shrimp

Directions

  1. Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Add bacon, and cook until crisp. Remove bacon pieces with a slotted spoon, and set aside. Add celery, bell pepper, and onion to the bacon drippings, and cook until tender.
  2. Add the ham, chicken and sausage to the pot, and pour in the tomatoes, beef broth and chicken broth. Season with thyme and Cajun seasoning. Bring to a boil, and add the rice. Bring to a boil, then turn the heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 20 minutes, until the rice is tender.
  3. Stir in the shrimp and bacon just before serving, and heat through. If you use uncooked shrimp, let it cook for about 5 minutes before serving.

From Allrecipes.com

Classmate’s List

I got this e-mail from a friend that I have known since the 6th grade.

I have said it before, I am totally amazed that I get an e-mail like this when I need it the most! How does that work??

So thanks Amy for thinking of me and sending it to me.

And you know what? I have a list like this too. It was a project I did in Mrs. Lyon’s 2nd grade class. I still have that list too.

~ Sylvia

One day a teacher asked her students to list the names of the other students in the room on two sheets of paper, leaving a space between each name.

Then she told them to think of the nicest thing they could say about each of their classmates and write it down.

It took the remainder of the class period to finish their assignment, and as the students left the room, each one handed in the papers.

That Saturday, the teacher wrote down the name of each student on a separate sheet of paper, and listed what everyone else had said about that individual.

On Monday she gave each student his or her list. Before long, the entire class was smiling. ‘Really?’ she heard whispered. ‘I never knew that I meant anything to anyone!’ and, ‘I didn’t know others liked me so much,’ were most of the comments.

No one ever mentioned those papers in class again. She never knew if they discussed them after class or with their p arents, but it didn’t matter. The exercise had accomplished its purpose. The students were happy with themselves and one another. That group of students moved on.

Several years later, one of the students was killed in Vietnam and his teacher attended the funeral of that special student. She had never seen a serviceman in a military coffin before. He looked so handsome, so mature.

The church was packed with his friends. One by one those who loved him took a last walk by the coffin. The teacher was the last one to bless the coffin.

As she stood there, one of the soldiers who acted as pallbearer came up to her. ‘Were you Mark’s math teacher?’ he asked. She nodded: ‘yes.’ Then he said: ‘Mark talked about you a lot.’

After the funeral, most of Mark’s former classmates went together to a luncheon Mark’s mother and father were there, obviously waiting to speak with his teacher.

‘We want to show you something,’ his father said, taking a wallet out of his pocket ‘They found this on Mark when he was killed. We thought you might recognize it.’

Opening the billfold, he carefully removed two worn pieces of notebook paper that had obviously been taped, folded and refolded many times. The teacher knew without looking that the papers were the ones on which she had listed all the good things each of Mark’s classmates had said about him.

‘Thank you so much for doing that,’ Mark’s mother said. ‘As you can see, Mark treasured it’

All of Mark’s former classmates started to gather around. Charlie smiled rather sheepishly and said, ‘I still have my list. It’s in the top drawer of my desk at home..’

Chuck’s wife said, ‘Chuck asked me to put his in our wedding album.’

‘I have mine too,’ Marilyn said. ‘It’s in my diary’

Then Vicki, another classmate, reached into her pocketbook, took out her wallet and showed her worn and frazzled list to the group. ‘I carry this with me at all times,’ Vicki said and without batting an eyelash, she continued: ‘I think we all saved our lists’

That’s when the teacher finally sat down and cried. She cried for Mark and for all his friends who would never see him again.

The density of people in society is so thick that we forget that life will end one day. And we don’t know when that one day will be.

So please, tell the people you love and care for, that they are special and important. Tell them, before it is too late.

And One Way To Accomplish This Is: Forward this message on. If you do not send it, you will have, once again passed up the wonderful opportunity to do something nice and beautiful.

If you’ve received this, it is because someone cares for you and it means there is probably at least someone for whom you care.

If you’re ‘too busy’ to take those few minutes right now to forward this message on, would this be the VERY first time you didn’t do that little thing that would make a difference in your relationships?

The more people that you send this to, the better you’ll be at reaching out to those you care about.

Remember, you reap what you sow. What you put into the lives of others comes back into your own.

My newest favorite commercial…

Here is my newest favorite commercial…

“… apparently riding the dog like its a small horse is FROWNED UPON IN THIS ESTABLISHMENT!”

“Hey Max, would it kill you to throw a guy a WARNING bark?  You know I wanted a bird.”

I love this kid!

DWTS — Week 5

Well, I watched Dancing with the Stars and I am not 100% sure if this is a good season or a bad season? I still haven’t picked who I want to win this season. I really don’t have a favorite of the “stars” on this season’s show. There are some of the professional dancers I would like to see win like: Tony Dovolani and Anna Trebunskaya.

So here are my picks from tonight’s show:

Who did the best: Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunskaya

2nd best were: Rick Fox and Cheryl Burke

Who really needs to go home: Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas

Best song of the night: “Theme from Hill Street Blues“—Mike Post (from Hill Street Blues) — I LOVE THIS SONG!!

Hopefully, next week I will be a little more into the show and finally pick who I think is going to win… and not change my mind a couple of times!!

Chilean miner invited to Graceland

Long live Elvis!

Saw this story and wanted to pass it along.

Chilean miner Edison Peña was brought to safety on Wednesday, October 13, after 69 days of being trapped underground. Peña is a self-described major Elvis Presley fan and the 34 year-old asked for Elvis music to be sent into the mine so the trapped workers could have sing-alongs and keep their spirits up.

Graceland would like to welcome home Edison Peña, and along with the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau, has extended a special invitation for him and a loved one to visit Elvis’ home in Memphis. We are so glad he is safe, and wish the very best for the other miners still awaiting their rescue.

Do you remember…???

Once again, things from my past keep popping into my head. Here are some of them:

S&H Green Stamps — I vaguely remember my mom with her S&H Green Stamp books and going to the store, for what seemed like hours, and buying stuff. I remember playing in the clothes rack more.

“Old-School” Tupperware — I bet if I go looking in the garage, there will be a couple of boxes my mom put in there of miscellaneous Tupperware parts. Bottoms with no lids, lids with no bottoms. She was convinced that my brother and me threw away lids to her Tupperware.

Prell Shampoo in a glass bottle — my grandmother used to use Prell shampoo. I thought it was so cool in the glass bottle that looked like a Jennie bottle.

Chef Boyardee Pizza Mix — whenever I made them, they never turned out like the picture on the box!!

Collecting Campbell Soup labels for school. This was another thing that drove my mom’s nuts. We would take off the labels from the cans without marking them. She would yell at us.

I tell you what, the older I get, the more I remember things from when I was growing up. What do you remember from when you were growing up?

DWTS (Season 11) — Week 4

Well, I watched Dancing with the Stars tonight and it was alright. Really wasn’t impressed with the format of the show — Rumba or Argentine Tango (Acoustic Week + Double Score Showdown). It was just missing something.

Here is my weekly picks:

Best dance of the night: Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough

Who really needs to go home: Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and Karina Smirnoff. There is something a little “off” with “The Situation”.

The best song(s) of the night:

Notes:

I would like to see Tony Dovolani win one of these seasons.

I think I like Rick Fox when he dances the Latin dances better.

As much as I like “Somebody to Love“—Jefferson Airplane, it was weird watching Audrina Patridge & Tony dance the Argentine Tango.

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