Memories are what we cherish the most and we shall miss her laughter, kindness and concern for others. Loretta Gunther would want to be remembered this way and enjoy the time we have together. We shall miss you!
Thank you all for entering the Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce Giveaway! Here are the lucky winners and what they had to say!
sphinx63 "I would love to try it in hamburgers, to give them some zing! Thanks!"
Rockin' Mama "I would use it on chicken and ground turkey burgers"
Sassy Pink Boutique "I'd love this for my Dad. He's always cooking on the "egg" and he makes killer ribs, steak and hamburgers. We're always hankering to try a new item to go along with his yummies!"
RobinsOnlineWorld "Would use it on less expensive meats. Trying to cut back a bit on the grocery bills lately so we have been using less expensive cuts, but doctoring them up with various sauces and such. This would be perfect for that.
I blogged about your giveaway also :-)http://robynsonlineworld.blogspot.com/2008/07/great-blog-found-from-giveaways.html"
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This week I am reviewing Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw. Did I ever tell you my Uncle T has a jeep? Daddy and Uncle T drove it from Missouri to CT when it was really cold outside. So Uncle T has a lot of experience with jeeps...but not with sheep.
The sheep goes "Baaaaaaa", this was my first animal sound I learned so I loves seeing them throughout the book. Mommy and Daddy seem to have a tough time reading this book, a lot of words that sound the same but are not!
The book starts out good with the sheep taking a trip in the jeep at the top of a hill, nothing different here with driving a jeep. But when the jeep won't move, that is when all their problems start. The sheep get out, push the jeep down the hill and no one was steering it so it went into the mud. Uncle T says that if this is a jeep, it should have no problem getting out of the mud and the sheep are not so smart if they push it down the hill when it is not running...hmmm..he is a wise Uncle. They eventually get help out of the mud, and wouldn't you know, the sheep get into more trouble. Who issued a drivers licence to this sheep driving the jeep? Uncle T says that if the jeep is in heap, he wants it for cheap to use the parts for his jeep!
I enjoy this book but the sheep need to be more responsible drivers and according to Uncle T, jeeps just do not do the things shown in this book!
This book review is from Bugaboo Girl, thoughts of an almost 2 year old and translated by her mom.
Z Recommends reports today that the House and Senate have reached an agreement on product safety legislation for the restriction of SOME phthalates used in making flexible toys. This is half the battle since only three of the six are being considered and they still have to go back and reconvene about the use of BPA's in medical devices. Yup, bet you didn't think of that with tubes, bags and face masks! Stop by and read the report for an eye opener and thank them for keeping us up to date!
Well looky here, we've got our selves a winner for the Doodlebagz giveaway and it is....... A Cowboy's Wife who commented "How cute!!! I love this and the chef apron and hat set....too freakin' cute:)"! Stop by here blog and congratualte her, she may not even know she won yet!
If you follow my blog, this is a continuation from my last post about blueberries, if you are new, feel free to catch up.
So now I feel like I am sneaking over every day and picking what you see in this basket! I will probably end up having four gallon bags filled in the freezer, maybe more if I continue. I could pick for at least two hours at a time each day, but I am limited to nap time! My blueberry bushes are just not producing as well and are late. I find myself hiding behind the big bushes so I cannot be seen doing this. Yesterday there was a downy woodpecker flying around inside the netting, just lifted the net and he flew out. That just goes to show the birds are also helping themselves!
My husband says I should make them a pie when I am done. You know what crosses my mind first? "That is using way too many blueberries!" Oh that is sad...cannot believe I feel like hording them. I will make them something, probably a blueberry buckle which is an awesome recipe I acquired last year from my knit/ NYY buddy Kathleen. I will let you know what the final take is, enough to certainly make several pies and keep us supplied until next season!
O.k. people! This is my first attempt to plan out a weeks worth of dinners. Here we go!
Monday Shoyu chicken with cucmber salad and brown rice
Tuesday Citrus pork chops with green bean salad and sweet couscous salad
Wednesday grilled steak with grilled sweet potatos and green bean salad
Thursday hamburgers with carrot raisin salad
Friday is always grilled pizza in this house!
The weekend is a free for all and usually cooked by my hubby! Recipes to come on the ones I do not have posted!
I cannot attribute this recipe to me, Uncle Mop made it for the Father's Day sail and Aunty Melissa passed it on to me. I am always looking for a summer cold salad and this one is exceptional!
1 bunch of green onions, sliced
1 medium Red pepper, diced
1/2 cup Black raisins
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup cooked chick peas
3/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp allspice
4 tsp curry powder
3/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
3/4 cup olive oil
2 cups couscous prepared as directed(this is one cup dry precooked)
Mix the green onions, red pepper, raisins and check peas together. Whisk together the speices, lemon juice and olive oil. Fluff up the cooled couscous with a fork. Toss couscous with green onion mixture. Add dressing and mix well. Let sit in fridge for at least an hour prior to serving. Makes 8 side dishes.
The drum roll please................the winner of the Sallies Clippies Giveaway is Kanenee who stated "I like the Green with Lavendar and Plum Bling, but it's really too hard to choose"!
Congratulations! Please email me with your address information and your prize choice as stated in the contest.
I am not a soda drinker so when Hansen's contacted me to try their Hansen's Natural Sparkling Water beverages, I did not hesitate.
I received the sparkling waters in four flavors which were Blueberry Pomegranate(how fitting since I am still picking blueberries), Dragonfruit, Cranberry Grapefruit and Valencia Orange. What impressed me right away was they are all natural, 90 callories and made with cane sugar and no artificial preservatives. I wanted to share the beverage with some friends and family to see what they thought. Here are some of their comments....
"Great flavors, unique pairings such as the Blueberry Pomagranite"
"Love that it is made with cane sugar and not any artificial sweeteners!"
"Clean taste, not too sweet."
"I Love the Valencia Orange!"
"The Cranberry Grapefruit would be wonderful with a splash of vodka for a summer cocktail."
I agree with all of the comments made and Hansen's Natural Sparkling Water would be great for a baby shower or a "Sipp and See" meet the new baby!
Hansen's has offered several chances to win their product. To celebrate Hansen's Natural Sparkling Water and my new blog design, one winner will receive one four pack of each four flavors and a pair of Mikasa Champagne glasses! Five winners will receive a coupon for a free four pack of Hansen's Natural Sparkling Water and we have several $1.00 of coupons available for this product up for grab.
Here are the rules!
1. Comment on this post which flavor of Hansen's Natural Sparkling Water would you be interested in trying.
2. One post per person, US address only.
3. Extra credit! Grab my button and post it on your blog. Then comment on this post that you have my button.
4. Extra credit! Post this giveaway on your blog with a link to Hansen's Natural Sparkling Water and Life is like champagne. Comment on this post with the link showing your blog post.
5. Giveaway ends midnight on 8/10/08 with the winners being announced 8/11/08.