Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Cotton Balls to Remove Wax from Warmer

Turn tart warmer on and let wax melt.  Put cotton ball in melted wax and it will soak it up.

Monday, January 27, 2014

30th Birthday Creative Presents

Fun Alcohol Poem

Fun Alcohol Poem

Candy from the 80s

30 Balloons

Don't Snicker...30 doesn't Rocks!

Surprise Party

Surprise Party

Homemade card with 30 dollars in it

Homemade card with 30 dollars in it

1984 Trivia Cards :0)

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Gin n Tonic

1 part Tanqueray Gin
3 parts Tonic Water
Serve over ice with a lime wedge.

Pineapple Meggie

1 part pineapple vodka
1 part pineapple juice
2 parts tonic water
1 Chunk of pineapple
Mix all together and serve over ice.

Fireball Whiskey Recipes

Hawaiian Fire
1 oz fireball whiskey
.5 oz coconut rum
Pour over ice.

Ginger Balls
1 part fireball whiskey
3 parts ginger ale
Serve over ice.

Caribbean Fireball
1 oz Firewall Whiskey
1 oz Coconut Rum
2 oz Pineapple Juice
Pour over ice.

Fire on the Mountain
1 oz Fireball Whiskey
.5 oz Mountain Dew
Pour over ice.

Fireball and Coke
1.5 oz Fireball Whiskey
6 oz Coke
Serve with ice.

Hot Apple Sauce
1 part Fireball Whiskey
2 parts pineapple juice

Wake N Bake
1.5 oz Fireball Whiskey
1 cup of coffee
Stir and enjoy.

***Recipes found on Fireball Whiskey Web page.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

1 sm onion
1 Tb olive oil
7 cups of water
5 chicken bouillon cubes
1/2 bag of egg noodles
1 chicken breast, cooked and cubed
1 large can of carrots
parsley and seasonings to taste

1. Saute onion in olive oil in a large soup pan.
2. Add water and bouillon. Bring to a rolling boil and then add egg noodles.
3. Once noodles are cooked completely, about twelve minutes, add chicken and carrots. Simmer for additional ten minutes.
4. Season soup.

This was amazingly easy!!!! I will make this again soon!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Cream Cheese Muffins

Click here for recipe.

I cut this in half b/c I was trying to use up leftover cream cheese I had in the fridge.  It made 11 muffins for me.

We liked to eat them heated up with cold butter and raspberry jam :0)

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

1 small can of green chilies
2 packets Uncle Ben's 90 Second Rice
1 can of tomato sauce
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
4 green peppers, cleaned, pitted, de-seeded, 1/3 of top cut off
Olive Oil

Preheat oven to 400 F.

In large pot, combine green chilies, tomato sauce, and black beans until boiling.  Then add rice and sharp cheddar cheese until boiling again.  Place peppers on cooking sheet and fill with rice mixture.  Drizzle with olive oil.  Bake for 30 minutes. Serve hot.

We had a little bit of filling left, so I saved it for Kevin to use in his pita for lunch.

This is so yummy! Kinda Mexican tasting.  Its also great for meatless Monday.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Doctored Up Guac

I bought too much Wholly's guacamole the other day when buying for a recipe.  Its really good and the best brand I have ever come across.  I do like to doctor it up with 1/2 chopped red onion and 2 chopped roma tomatoes.  It really does the trick!  Super yummy and quick dinner :0)

Poor Man's Gravy in the Crock Pot

1-1/2 lbs ground venison or beef
2 cans cream of mushroom/cream of chicken condensed soup
1 Tbsp dried onion
1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 14 oz can of beef broth

4 oz cream cheese
4 oz sour cream

Combine first five ingredients in crock and cook on high for 6 hours.

30 mins before serving - add cream cheese and sour cream and stir until combined.

Cook additional 30 mins.

Serve hot on egg noodles or mashed potatoes.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Top 3 Champagnes of 2013

1. Perrie Jouet Champagne Brut 2000 was the BEST champagne I have ever had.

2.  Bollinger Champagne Special Cuvee was the best affordable champagne we tried.

3.  Piper-Heidsieck Champagne Brut was a close second to Bollinger for affordable champagne.

Happy 2014!

To celebrate new year day, we made pork and sauerkraut! We also popped our bottle of Perrier Jouet! Here's to a hopeful wonderful prosperous 2014!

#10 Perrier Jouet Champagne

Fun Facts
  1. One of the three oldest bottles in the world, Perrier Jouet 1895 was opened and tasted in 2009 and tasted of Truffles and Caramel.
  2. 1902 Japanese hand painted gold anemone was designed by Emile Galle on a Belle Epoque bottle making it a work of art which continues today.
  3. Established in 1811
  4. Oscar Wilde, Coco Chanel, and Queen Victoria were great admirers.  Queen Victoria enjoyed it so much that it became a Royal Warrant.
  5. One of the first to stamp vintage year on corks and labels to prevent counterfeit
Price for Brut
$285.99 for 750 ml

Alcohol Content for Brut

Review of Brut
A beautiful golden yellow color with a slight taste of grapefruit, ginger and flowers.