Monday, November 30, 2009

The Hunt!

My husband is tracking a "Big Buck" and today he invited me to go along......Wants me to shoot the big buck....ok I'm game, so I leave work and head home to get ready. As I was driving down the road, almost to our drive:
These two sweet deer are grazing along side of the road and look up at me as if to say, "hi there". These deer are like pets since we feed them all fall, therefore we drive miles away to hunt nonpets (don't think that is a word but you get the point)

Time passes, we drive to the stand and the view is actually very pretty

Husband is very intent on spotting the big boy!

More time passes and I am bored so I start taking pictures of the lady bug crawling by me...the stand is full of lady bugs....finding a place for the winter I guess....

Just before sunset the deer appeared from the weeds and headed straight for the corn feeder. There was 10 at sunset....

It was such a pretty sight and I "shot" them with my Canon Power Shot/ha
Tomorrow if I am invited I will shoot them with my Rebel and Zoom Lens/ha
I do love the outdoors!

No, the big buck didn't show up....he's still safe!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Woooo Pig Soooie

My house is ready for this game!!!! My brother and sil came and brought decorations, I mean you can't watch a game without hog decor!!!! Baby Soo in lower right corner is 35 years old and belongs to their daughter,,,,,but she can't have it/ha

OK gotta get the chili, dips and drinks ready. Can't have any interruptions after 6:00PM...

Have you got your game face on?

Go Hogs Go!!!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my family and friends! I am so thankful for you all!


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Let The Cooking Begin!

Step #1 of Thanksgiving Crockpot Dressing.....Done! It is hard to leave the cornbread alone and not just butter it up and dive in!

Next on the list is Pecan Pie....

Have a good day all, doesn't the house smell good with all of the baking going on?

Monday, November 23, 2009

Holiday Gathering Teapot

Would you like to win this beautiful Lenox Teapot? I would... Just in time for Christmas too. Enter to win here!

Winner will be drawn on 12/01/09, so hurry over, sigh up and tell Pat, Nanny sent you. This blog is so great, I love New York and all of the pictures Pat shares with us.

I fought the crowd at Wal Mart today and got my pantry stocked....turkey is thawing and I am ready to cook.

Have a good evening all

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Gotta Luv It!

How many of you have your sauce as I do? Straight from the can....well I like it. Whole bean or jellied? I vote jellied!
Grocery list is made and categorized, meats, veggies, cans...well it's long and I don't want to forget anything. I'm betting tomorrow is a very busy day for grocery shopping. I'm gonna go early and try to beat the crowd. What's your plan?

Have a good day all!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Skywatch Friday

And it is a beautiful beginning!

I had another wonderful visit in Dallas this week. Solar, Lila and I went Christmas shopping and Lila was an angel. She loved being on the go and slept thru most of it and just enjoyed the rest.

We made our annual quest to Sam Moon Trading Co. That is putting it mildly. We were after purses this time and if you haven't been there, let me explain. There are rows, and rows, and rows of purses. Sometimes it is just too overwhelming, to make a decision.

This time I didn't have any trouble deciding...when I see green, no problem;

And the part I really liked..

Now I must get busy with boring work related projects but I hope you all have a great Friday and I leave you with this precious face that melts my heart......

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Ride Boldly Ride!

Yesterday, while I was cleaning one of my all time favorite movies was on...

I had to stop and watch it again. This to me is John Wayne at his best.

"Mitchum was memorably paired with John Wayne in El Dorado, with the Duke playing a gun for hire who comes to the aid of broken-down sheriff Mitchum. Seems Mitchum, once a handy man with a gun, is now the laughingstock of the town because he's taken to drink over a woman who left him. Of course, you never see the woman in question. At film's end, Wayne is on his way to the local madam and Mitchum is left on his own, but it's the friendship between the two men which matters. How else could it be in a Howard Hawks film? Newcomer James Caan plays the knife-throwing Mississippi, capably filling the need for a sexy younger man. Don't miss the bath scene with Mitchum finally cleaning up, and everyone in town dropping by to bring him a bar of soap."

If you haven't seen this, rent it, settle back and enjoy. You'll fall in love with the
, James Caan!

In sunshine and In shadow
I journeyed long
Singing a song
In search of ElDorado
Over the mountains of the moon
Ride Boldy Ride
In search of ElDorado.


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Comfort Lunch!

After a morning of cleaning, I pause for lunch....I am starving! Potato soup and grilled cheese, it's ready, come on over!

Don't know if I will get my momentum back after this!

Have a great weekend all!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Theme Thursday......Telephone


Join in here

Have a great day and don't forget to.....PHONE HOME!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Yes, it has been a busy day and Finally I can tell you about last night!!! I intended to give you the full blown story about Christmas shopping, lunch, etc. but let's just get to the important part of the day.....

I arrived at 4:30 for the 6:00 signing. After shopping all day, I decided to go to Wal Mart, browse until the crowd arrived and get in line. The line was already in place so of course, I fell right in. In minutes the line began to grow....across the front of the store, turned toward the back and I don't know where it ended.

She breezed in with a laugh, calling for hair and makeup...and the crowd was elated.
Ree took her seat and the process began; she took the time to stop, chat, sign books and take a photo with each and every person who had a camera. I thought that was very kind and speaks volumes for her character. She really is a sweetie.

I failed to get a picture that I would share with you of PW and myself...had my eyes closed in one and the other, well I wouldn't show it to anyone!!! I couldn't stop the flow of hundreds of anxious women with arms loaded with books to be signed...even though I wanted to. I did manage to capture Ree in all of the confusion,

The line moved from PW straight to Marlboro Man, Yes he came too, but not wearing chaps/ha. He stood so calmly by her side with a nice hello for everyone...After a short time he was swept into the line and began signing one of his many photos in the book that is dedicated to him, so lovingly.

I think to call this book a cookbook is is so much more than a cookbook. The picture are gorgeous, the stories are so funny and entertaining, (typical Pioneer Woman style). Of course the recipes are all to die for but it is just so much more than a cookbook. I couldn't put it down last night and finally finished reading it today. If you don't already have "The Pioneer Woman Cooks", recipes from an accidental country girl, go get it! I give the book "10" and the signing "10".

It was fun and I hope you all get the opportunity to see Pioneer Woman! She's Real!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Pioneer Woman comes to town!!!!

Yippee I can hardly wait. Monday at 6:00 PM I will be in line to have my very own copy of "The Pioneer Woman Cooks" autographed by the first blogger I fell in love with. I was hooked on Pioneer Woman from the first bite of her lasagna....If you haven't tried it you really must. I love every recipe of PW's that I have made. I mean I can't say that about anyone else or any cookbook. And to think, I get to meet her tomorrow!!!! She is on a book signing tour so check her schedule here, she might be coming to a city near you!!!

Last week I was flipping through my new Southern Living and Ree has six amazing pages dedicated to her:

If you don't subscribe to So. Living and would like to see this great section click here

If you are in Little Rock, Arkansas tomorrow, I hope to see you at Wal Mart on Cantrell Road at 6 PM.

Saturday, November 7, 2009


I made a mess!! Yes, I made a big mess, but I got the job done!!!
Somewhere in our house there is a hole/crack that the flies have found and are obviously breeding. The warm weather brought them out and my windows in the den were just covered this week.. I couldn't stand it, couldn't get up there with fly swat to wage a little attack, didn't have any fly spray BUT I found this spray in the cabinet and proceeded to spray (guess I should say jet spray) the windows.

Not a pretty sight!!! Yes it dried just as you see it now!!!
There are still a couple of stragglers flying around but I have swept and vacuumed many! Now I need the extension ladder and my husband to clean the windows...hope that stuff comes off!

I searched this morning for the recipe for vinegar and water to clean the windows. I have tried before with no luck,,,still have streaks and found this great site,
Tried this recipe on the lower windows that I can reach and it did a wonderful job, no streaks at all. The secret is 1/2 tsp. liquid soap in the mixture!!!
Clean as a whistle!!! Now if I could just find that hole...

Have a great Saturday all!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Before and After!

I do love having trees, lots of trees, but with that comes the leaves.....I use to rake, pile, burn, all day but now I mow for a couple of hours and voila.....nice finely chopped mulch on the grass...

Nice to see green again, Oh how I love green grass, wish I could have it year round!

Has the full moon been keeping you awake at night? It has me, I was reading at 3 AM this morning. I hate not being able to sleep. I tried for 2 hours and finally got up, it is fun to have a good book on those nights. I'm reading There's No Place Like Here by Cecelia Ahern, author of PS, I Love You (which I loved) This one started out strange but is getting more interesting with every page. I have a feeling I won't be reading tonight/ha Hope to sleep!!!!

Have a good evening all!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Strange Feelings!

Another day of 70 degrees and I have this strange feeling of something similar to spring fever. I feel the need to mop the floors!!!! Oh My! My question to you;
Is there any better mop than a good old rag mop? If there is I have yet to find it. The sponge mop drives me crazy when the squeezer thing breaks off and the swiffer is just for small jobs.....what mop do you use???? I'd love to know.
OK back to work.....

Have a great day.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Enchiladas Verdes

From Taste Of Home magazine, April/May 2009.

These enchiladas are easy to make ahead and refrigerate until you're ready to bake. after quickly cooking tortillas in hot oil, I layer them between paper towels to soak up excess oil.

1 lb. lean ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 tsp salt
8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
1 can cream of chicken soup, undiluted
8 oz. velveeta, cubed
3/4 cup evaporated milk
4 oz. chopped green chilies, drained
2 oz. diced pimientos, drained
8 corn tortillas
1/4 cup oil

In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion, garlic and salt over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in cheddar cheese; set aside.

In a large saucepan, cook and stir the soup, velveeta and milk over medium heat until cheese is melted. Stir in chilies and pimientos.

In a large skillet, fry tortillas, one at a time, in oil for 5 seconds on each side or until golden. Drain. Place 1/4 cup of reserved meat mixture down the center of each tortilla. roll up and place seam side down in greased 13 x 9 in. baking dish. Pour cheese sauce over the top. Cover and bake at 350 deg for 25 - 30 minutes or until heated through.

Enjoy....The combination of velveeta and evaporated milk is oh so creamy and rich....
I took the cover off after 30 minutes and continued to cook, I like to see the cheese bubble but it made the bottom of tortillas somewhat tough. No problem, still very good but don't overcook...

I recommend this recipe folks, it's a keeper.

Have a good evening!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Walk in the woods!

What a beautiful day for a walk in the woods. We took Trixie for her Sunday afternoon outing.....she looks so forward to a ride and today it included a nice walk.

Waits patiently on the word...GO

She's off and looking back to make sure we are following...

She trees a squirrel in no time at all...over here, I found it..

See it! Up there!

Oh well it got away. She's off again, completely out of sight.

Someone has a great spot for this deer stand...what a beautiful place to spend a morning or an afternoon..

Back home,,,it was too pretty to go indoors so we....went fishing!!!
How relaxing is that?

And I caught the BIG one of the day!

I must admit he was delicious!!!! Fresh catfish, I love it!

Trixie and husband are fast asleep/ha Good fresh air will do it everytime.
Have a good evening all!