Thursday, December 3, 2009
He was very upset this morning when I told him he is not going to school today. Today was their first school field trip this year. They were going to see Polar Express at the IMAX Theater. Now he has seen Polar Express about ten gazillion times, but what he was most upset about was not being able to ride on the school bus. We were also planning on going to Disney this weekend. That will be on hold for now.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
4 cups of chopped turkey
2 cups of leftover stuffing
2 cups of leftover mashed potatoes
2 cups of seasoned bread crumbs
Oil for frying
3 eggs beaten
Mix turkey stuffing and mashed potatoes together and roll in a cone shape. Dip them in the egg and then coat them in seasoned bread crumbs. Fry to a golden brown.
1/2 cup of sour cream
1 cup of leftover turkey gravy
2 cups of milk.
1/3 cup of chopped parsley
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons of corn starch and 1/4 cup of milk. Mix together and set aside.
Heat all remaining ingredients together. As soon as the sauce starts to boil turn down heat and add the corn starch mixture. Continuously sure until thicken.
Pour over your Croquettes and you can sprinkle with the following optional cheeses.
Parmesan cheese, feta cheese or gorgonzola cheese.
Makes 12 Croquettes
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
For Thanksgiving, all the first graders were sent home with tom the turkey and as a family we all had to decorate him.
My sweeties Turkey
SSSSSSnake's I don’t like these cold blooded creatures. Living in Florida and close to the water, we have plenty of them. Some are poisonous some are not. There are so many different kinds that it is hard to learn about them all. The Chief takes his stand by saying, if the snake is in our yard or in our screened in area it is a dead snake. As much as I hate snakes I don't like to kill the non poisonous ones. I remember the first time The Chief killed one, I asked if it was poisonous and his response was. I didn't take the time out to interview it!!!!I was on my porch when I noticed this snake taking a drink of water. I got this large mallet and placed it on top of the snake so it could stay in one place. The last thing I wanted was this thing to slither around in my screened in area. I would never walk out there again in peace.
Once it was secured in place I memorized its markings and looked it up on the computer. It is a common Garden Snake. Non poisonous. Yah!!! I don’t have to kill it!! Since the Cisco Kid has seen the slaughtering of several snakes I decided there would be a good lesson for him to finally see us set one free. That evening, the three of us went outside to see the snake. We stood there for a few minutes watching the snake and trying to decide witch one of us is going to lift the mallet of the snake. As we were standing there watching, we noticed it never opened its mouth. It was totally harmless and helpless at that point. The Cisco Kid was very excited about setting the snake free. Just the reaction I wanted. I decided it was time to remove the mallet. Once I did it slithered into my pool. I thought, OH NO!!! I wanted it out of my screened in area. The Chief took the pool broom with the 12 foot handle and scooped the snake up and flung it on the porch. I then grabbed the broom and pushed it out the door. It was now free as we watched it slither away in the tall green grass.