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1 Corinthia 16:13-14


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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

hot pepper toast


PATTIE at OLLA-PODRIDA
makes the BEST foods...

She makes 
PIMENTO CHEESE TOASTS
and it is as different a pimento cheese 
as I've ever had.
SOOO,
I just had to try it.....
She said to use Fire Roasted Red Bell Peppers  INSTEAD OF PIMENTOS
but when I was in town at the groc store yesterday,
I, for the life of me, couldn't remember just what went into the recipe.

 (this is PATTIE'S photo)
you can see why I was so hungry for them.

I knew I needed a good cheese...
I had mayo, onions, hot sauce,  cayenne pepper...
but didn't know what kind of other pepper...

I had an fresh Anaheim pepper so when I got home
and looked at Pattie's recipe,
I just put the pepper on my burner and roasted it until it was 
dark dark, all over...
ummm...I so love fire roasted peppers.


 I'm having trouble with my little blue point and shoot...
sometimes, the photos are clear and sharp...
and sometimes NOT...(or it could possibly be the Old Age Tremor...)



 I could hardly wait to pop one in my mouth....
and when I did....
I remembered in a split second
that was no ANAHEIM PEPPER...
it was that JALAPENO PEPPER that Mr. Sweet had bought a few days ago
he likes a few slices of it in the deviled eggs he takes once a month to his
work out buddies.
So, with a HOT pepper,
cayenne and hot sauce...
They were PAST spicy...
and waaay past hot.....

BURNING




but O SO TASTY...

I'll make them soon, using the ingredients that Pattie calls for.
Please swing over to her site...
she is a real cook and has so many great recipes to share.
O..
and please tell her bj said HEY..

"Thanks, Patti, for the amazing recipe."

xoxo 

Monday, July 25, 2016

A little tiny makeover....

that should have taken me a couple hours
but took 8.....
by the time I work a little...
sit down and rest a LOT...
and have a vanilla milkshake,
it just takes all day to do a job that should be done MUCHO sooner.

Oh, well...I'm thankful I can still do things even if I am slow.
I was getting tired of the way our dining room, so full of fun and light,
was looking...
I like to use things awhile and then put them into my DECORATOR HUTCH
and pull out something new.
Seems to me, just a few things removed and something different added
can change the whole personality of the room...
and I was ready for some NEW personality.
The first thing I did...
and it's probably going to sound sooo RED NECK to every one...


I stacked two wooden benches that Mr. Sweet made several years ago..
filled them with plants and sit it in front of one set of
French doors that we don't use.
(horrible picture shooting into the sun)


I needed shelf space for some of my plants...
and Social Security Budget isn't allowing for a pretty BACKERS RACK right now.

I want one with open back so it won't block the light from the door..
and I'm stalking CRAIG'S LIST for a good buy




It looks quite nice...
gave me the space I needed
and a way to keep the benches out of the way...
when we have big family dinners, we use them at our table.


Yes, sir...for now I am happy with it.
O, and those 3 little bottles on the floor
holding a green stem...
3 friends wanted a starter from one of my plants
and I sure hope they will root....




I'd been wanting to turn my little glass-topped table out into the room
instead of it being flat up against the wall.
I wanted to try it for a desk of sorts....a cute spot
for my computer work.


and I'm excited about it because it looks cute
and I think it's going to work just great...

and with THIS view...







I stay happy ALL THE TIME...






 ...right in front of my
black and white picture wall...
I just love that wall....


Of course, I had to put some cuteness on this new-life thrifted table.
♥ 
a little picture of my handsome daddy and moi, at 10 yrs. old...in Dallas.





I put these cute boxes on the floor and they are doing a dandy job of hiding cords..

these poor little faux roses move around my house like they have roller skates...
any time I need just a little something on a table or shelf to fill in,
I start hunting my little pink roses...


By the time I finished up the room to my liking,
Mr. Sweet came thru the door...
he missed all the work because he spent from 9 in the morning until 5 in the evening,
in a class to be able to apply for his Concealed Carrying Permit....
he carries a gun with him when we travel...
one of our grandgirls got her permit not long ago..and I hope ALL of them will.
xoxo, bj

...and I don't have any food for you today 'cause I'm too tired to cook...
I am such a wuss....
O...and I am going to the dentist on Monday for extensive work..
and dread it like the plague... 
if I'm not around for awhile, it's because I'm busy whining....