Monday, August 4, 2014

"AWWW......RUBBISH !! "

We saw a few olden structures on our trip that I thought would be great for RUBBISH TUESDAY. 

...somewhere in New Mexico

Just a tiny shed with a sweet little metal roof.

 "I'll huff....and I'll puff....and I'll blow your house down..."

I guess this one will stand a little longer since it's mainly made of brick and stone.

I have no idea what this charming building was used for...
no signs around...nothing to give us a clue.

It looks Swedish to me....but being in New Mexico...???

MAYbe a Swedish man moved to NM,
built a barn like they do in Switzerland,
and felt more at home every time he looked at it.

(Swedish Barn image from the net.)

 And, since PRETZELS are a Swedish treat.........

Grand BRYNNA, making those luscious

Small pretzels
ROLO Chewy Caramels in Milk Chocolate
Pecan halves.
Heat oven to 350.
Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil.
Place one pretzel for each pretzel treat desired on prepared sheet. Top each pretzel with one ROLO Chewy Caramel in Milk Chocolate.
Bake 3 to 5 minutes or until caramel piece begins to soften, but not melt. Remove from oven; top with pecan half. Cool completely.
These are so good, I PROMISE...
You can't eat just one !!! 



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  1. (you just gotta slip the sweet stuff in there!) :)

    love your old finds! and your post title, too. :)

  2. You sure are good at pulling great images out of that little camera of yours!!! The pretzels look pretty good, also!! Getting a good rain this afternoon here - maybe it will head your way. Take care, Sally

  3. Love those pretzel treats! I've got to make them again...soon.
    oh the junk was real cool, too!

  4. Nice update on the 3 little pigs. I wondered what they'd been up to. Lol. Cool buildings!

  5. My kinda stuff! Tom The backroads Traveller

  6. Great finds on the barn and sheds! The Rolo pretzel turtles look delicious as well as dangerous!

    Thanks for your visit and comment on my Mail Pouch barns.


  7. It certainly does look like a European barn there!
    BJ you are a hoot - and a certifiable Sweetie!!!! Those treats look like the perfect thing to make with the grands when they want to 'bake' something in a hurry. Talk about a perfect combo of chocolate, sugar and salt!

  8. I enjoyed looking at the old barns.
    You took some great pictures!

  9. It certainly does look from "away." I love that roofline...quite distinctive.

    Oh you are not supposed to remind me of those Turtles until Christmas!

  10. I like your imagination, BJ! See, my own mom was Norwegian and lived in N.M. -- so who's to say it didn't happen to the Swede?! :)

  11. I love those Rolo Turtles, wish I had one right NOW!

  12. wonderful rubbish finds BJ. love your great sense of humor.

  13. Love your photos..amazing that you found that old building. Great shots! Those candies looked so good!


  14. Those rolo treats are the best! What neat pictures Bj! It sure does make you wonder what that old building was. It sure looked cool! Hope you are enjoying your summer. It looks that way:) XO

  15. You have to wonder what they looked like when they were new

  16. Love your post title! I feel sad whenever I see structures deteriorating. I always wonder why their owners must let that happen.

  17. Oh, very old building half deteriorating; I love your phrase "I'll huff....and I'll puff....and I'll blow your house down..." :-)
    And sweet treat here is wonderful for me (sweet tooth, haha)

    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs to from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  18. That barn looks as if it would fall down if you huffed on it, let alone and puffed, Swedish or not. I love the idea of those pretzels, yum.


  19. Love the "huff and puff" reference. Perfect! You found some great shots for Rubbish Tuesday! I was trying to think of something to fix to take to work tomorrow for a coworker's birthday snack. These would be perfect. Thanks for linking up!

  20. I love old barns and rickety structures:) Have a blessed day dear B.J. HUGS!

  21. It always breaks my heart a bit to see the old buildings tumble down, you know they don't make them like that anymore! I would love to salvage some of the wood when I see a tumbled barn, seems like most of the time they are just left to rot or hauled to the dump.

  22. Enjoyed seeing the old buildings I often wish they could talk what stories they could tell. The pretzel treats sound delicious. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  24. Hi fun to see your title...AW Rubbish...too cute and so perfect for Rubbish Tuesday. Great barn photos...and lead in to the Swedish Sweets. Visiting from Rubbish first time to meme.
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

  25. I love those Rollo things...and old deserted buildings we see here in the southwest. Fun post, BJ!

  26. I love those old things. What a fun trip! I know you must be enjoying yourself. I would love to be right there exploring with you!

  27. I love the old barns you found. Great pictures and would not take much huffing and puffing to blow that little barn down. Looks like some beautiful old bar wood there that would be salvageable. Thanks for sharing your pictures. Brynna, like her Grandma is tempting us with those delicious looking treats. Never seen them made that way, but tempted to try to make them for Christmas treats.
    Have a great week.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  28. love all those old outbuildings but now you've sidetracked me with the rolo pretzels!

  29. What great old finds. Someone needs to tear them down instead of letting them rot away. Sad sights to me.

  30. And yet another really cool party that I didn't know about. I love to look at old things, old buildings in particular. This might give me a good reason to take some photos.

    (And I love those pretzel rolo thingies. Mom makes them.)

  31. Great 'rubbish' today.
    And in your previous post, I love the idea of the shower wrap!!!

  32. Lots of nice old stuff!
    I think I need to tell my hubby about the shower wrap. Would also be great for the gym!

  33. I love the old barn series! Your narration fits perfectly. Thanks for linking up at Vintage Beauty.

  34. lovely shots. I bet those buildings have some great stories.


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xo bj