Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Fun Shapes Puppy Paws

32 oz plain yogurt
1 large jar of banana baby food
2 Tb peanut butter
2 Tb honey

Mix all the above together with a mixer.  Pour into a pourable jar (I used my creamer container).  Pour into fancy silicone molds and freeze for one hour.  Pop out of molds and store in air tight container in the freezer.


Homemade Gummi Candy

Large Packet of Jello
2 small envelopes of Knox Gelatin
1/3 cup water
silicone or candy molds

Place 1/3 cup of water in a small sauce pan.  Sprinkle jello and knox envelopes in sauce pan and stir (it will thicken up). Turn to medium heat and stir until all is disolved.  Pour into a easily pourable container.  Pour mixture into the silicone molds.  Allow to cool completely, about 20 minutes (I popped mine in the frig). Gently pop out of molds and Enjoy :0)


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Raspberry Pretzel Salad

Crust
2 C crushed pretzels
1 C melted butter
4 T sugar

Mix all the above and pat into a 13 x 9 baking dish. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Let cool completely before adding other toppings.

Middle Cream
8 oz softened cream cheese
1 C powdered sugar
8 oz cool whip

Blend cream cheese and powdered sugar together. Fold in cool whip. Spread over cooled crust.

Jello Fruit Topping
1 large package of raspberry jello (can use strawberry also)
2 C boiling water
12 oz frozen raspberries (can use strawberries also)

Mix jello and water. Let cool slightly and then add frozen raspberries. Pour over top of Cream Middle and spread evenly. Chill AT LEAST 1 hour before serving.


Monday, June 18, 2012

Cancer Inspiration



"Hope is God's parachute in life.  Hope is when God smiles."

"There is something good in every single day that we are given; sometimes we just have to look a little harder for it."

"Cancer causes us to think about life.  It causes us to listen to the inside of us more than we may be used to."

"It's a myth to think that you are valuable only when you are active and busy."

"Worry: Don't waste today's strength and energy worrying about having enough strength and energy for tomorrow,  Tomorrow will come with its own supply."

"There are certain kinds of pain that are not accompanied by blood and therefore go unnoticed.  Just because you can't 'see' the pain in us doesn't mean we aren't feeling it."

"Positivity means that you are not just a dreamer - you are a doer.  You don't just see yourself as a hopeful, passive, well-mannered, optimistic patient - you see yourself as a hopeful proactive, well-educated, empowered cancer fighter."

"We don't get to choose which obstacles we face in life, but from the moment we were given freewill it has always been our choice in how we deal with them. That's what positivity is all about."

"At the moment of our birth, God gave us a song to sing.  It is we who must remember that it is not how long the song, but that we sing at all."

"We will all die someday, that is a given, but let us each die but once instead of dying every day by letting cancer, or anything else, steal the goodness and joy from our days."

"The only thing that cancer ever claims is a tired, worn body and even that is a hollow victory, for it can never claim our soul."

"Even a grounded bird can sing, and sometimes its song is the most beautiful song of all."

"I try not to worry about life too much because I read the last page of the book and it all turns out all right."
~Billy Graham

"Remember we had aches and pains before cancer, just as we do now.  Every one of your aches and pains is not cancer."

"Every day after diagnosis that we continue to live and breathe and love - we are survivors."

"Today you got up; therefore you are a survivor. If you are in bed, then today you woke up and you are a survivor."

"Success is sometimes just getting out of bed.  Success is sometimes staying in bed.  Success is surviving, you are surviving; you are a success."

"There are more, far more, good people in the world than bad. The bad just seem to be louder. Listen for the whispers."

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Shepherd's Pie

1-1/2 C hot water
1/2 C milk
2 Tsp butter
1 envelope of Betty Crocker four cheese mashed potatoes
1 C cooked peas
2 C cooked carrots
1 can condensed cheddar cheese soup
1 lb cooked ground venison

Preheat oven to 350.

Bring water, milk and butter to a rolling boil in a sauce pan. Stir in Betty Crocker mashed potato envelope and turn down heat.  Leave sit for 2 minutes and then fluff with a fork. Remove from heat and set aside.

Stir the following together in a 2 quart casserole dish: peas, carrots, soup, and ground venison.

Spread potatoes over top of casserole.

Bake uncovered for 40 minutes or until bubbling.




Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Fictional Man Crushes

Well, I have been in isolation for my radiation since last Thursday and after watching an amble amount of movies and reading the Fifty Shades of Gray series, I have decided to write my top 10 of Male Character Crushes as a fun past time.


10. Legolas - Lord of the Rings
9. Jack Dawson - Titanic
8. The Phantom of the Opera
7. Christian Grey - Fifty Shades of Grey
6. Damon Salvatore - The Vampire Diaries
5. Heathcliff - Wuthering Heights
4. Rhett Butler - Gone with the Wind
3. Jacob Black *my poodle would be proud* - Twilight
2. Eric Northman *the vamp lover in me* - True Blood

AND

1. Mr. Darcy *sigh* - Pride and Prejudice

His and Hers Mac and Cheese

I don't like melted cheese on my Mac and my Hubby does so here is a pic of His and Hers Homemade Mac and Cheese.


Saturday, June 2, 2012

Apple Muffins

1/3 cup corn oil
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
3 egg whites
1 cup (give or take a little) chunky
applesauce*
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt


* Even with all-natural applesauce, you have to be careful and read the label because some of them may contain salt.


Beat oil and sugars together. Whip in egg whites, applesauce and spices. Stir in flour, baking powder
and salt. Grease muffin pan and divide mixture evenly between 12 muffin cups.
Bake at 400 for 20-25 minutes.