April 29th, 2008
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April 29th, 2008

“I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick. Not wounded. Dead.”

~Woody Allen

Day 1:
It’s fun to cook for my new husband. Today, I made angel food cake. The recipe said beat 12 eggs separately. The neighbors were nice enough to loan me some extra bowls.

Day 2:
Today, he wanted fruit salad for supper. The recipe said serve without dressing. So I didn’t dress. What a surprise when he brought a friend home for supper.

Day 3:
A good day for rice. The recipe said wash thoroughly before steaming the rice. It seemed kind of silly but I took a bath anyway. I can’t say it improved the rice any.

Day 4:
Today, he asked for salad again so I tried a new recipe. it said ‘prepare ingredients: lay on a bed of lettuce one hour before serving’. When he got home, he asked me why I was rolling around in the garden.

Day 5:
I found an easy recipe for cookies. It said to ‘put the ingredients in the bowl and beat it’. There must be something wrong with this recipe. When I got back, everything was the same as when I left.

Day 6:
He did the shopping today and brought home a chicken. He asked me to dress it for Sunday. Silly man! I told him I don’t have any clothes that fit it! For some reason, he keeps counting to ten.

Day 7:
His folks came to dinner. I wanted to serve roast, but all I had was hamburger. Suddenly, I had a flash of genius…I put the hamburger in the oven and set the controls for ‘ROAST’. It still came out hamburger much to my disappointment.

This has been a very exciting week! I am eager for tomorrow to come so I can try a new recipe on him. If I can talk him into a bigger oven, I would like to surprise him with a chocolate mousse.

~Sandy

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April 14th, 2008

“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo daVinci, Thomas Jefferson and Albert Einstein.”

~H. Jackson Brown

…spring!!!

A frost hit North Texas last night and it had to be my fault. All because I planted flowers. Just like when I wash my car – it rains. If you are needing a weather catastrophe, just email me. I can fix ya up.

But the fragile flowers weathered through and are no worse for it. Just a few blooms to pinch (ouch!) and they will be good as new.

Last week, I got the bright idea of borrowing a friend of mine’s salad shredder. It is really a neat gadget I saw advertised and decided to try one out.

The guy demonstrating how to use one, made this fantastic salad using an interesting array of veggies, so I thought…I can do that. I LOVE salads.

Just throw in some green cabbage, some red cabbage, a zuccini, a yellow squash, half a cucumber, and two carrots later….I looked in the bowl and there must have been a full gallon of salad food in there!

What in the name of Peter Rabbit am I going to do with an ark full of shredded veggies???

But, I must admit, it is good. And so pretty with all the different colors.

I know, I know, I am easily entertained.

Tonight, I cooked steak, some carmelized mushrooms and, of course, the salad, and… dinner rocked!

I have found a new author. Her name is Rachel Caine and I am reading the first in her Morganville Vampire series and it is very hard to put down. It is a Young Adult novel and is an inspiration to me in writing my Young Adult. I am not writing about vampires, but I love the way she puts a story together. The other day, I was thinking hard about where I really fit in this crazy world of storytelling and was vacillating back and forth “should I or shouldn’t I” constantly fretting if I was where I should be. Then, out of the blue, Lynn, a friend and fellow Rosebud, mentioned Rachel’s works and thought I would enjoy her series. I picked up Glass Houses and was hooked right away. Soon, I felt that old familiar, nagging feeling that I was on the right track in my writing.

Sort of like Bill Engvall’s “here’s your sign!”

Have a good Tuesday!

~Sandy

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April 13th, 2008

“Always remember that the future comes one day at a time.”

~Dean Acheson

I found a new recipe to fix fresh asparagus and it is to die for! I think even if you didn’t care for asparagus, you would like this. You could almost make it a meal in itself, but it went really well with the crockpot roast, mushrooms, onions, and carrots. Have some other new recipes to try like Chicken Divan, Chicken Primavera, and Chicken, Rice and Broccoli casserole that is looking good to me right now. Must be in the mood for chicken, LOL!

Have also planted flowers out in the yard. :shock: I am not necessarily known for my ‘green thumb’ but never say never. Put some in the flowerbeds, some in pots and some in hanging baskets. Take a look here:





Can’t wait for them to grow and spread. Still want to plant some impatients and moss roses. I like lots of flowers. They even survived the spring storms that spawned tornadoes all over North Texas. The subdivision did just fine, but today got to see some of the damage that tore down trees and fences and roofs. Brenda C’s big old tree, I think she said an oak, was damaged and now she has an 8 foot stump in her yard.

Had our Yellow Rose RWA meeting yesterday and had guest speaker Candace Havens. She is so inspiring. A marvel at all she gets done in her busy life.

Didn’t get as much writing done as I planned last week, but will make up for it this week. I love my story, but hate when it wants to take a change in another direction. Stop! I am the writing goddess and they have to do what I say!

Speaking of… back to work…

~Sandy

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