Thursday, October 31, 2013


I wish you all a very fun and safe Halloween!

I'm heading off to work as usual today and even if there's nothing planned for the occasion, I'm sure I'll get to eat plenty of goodies!

                                I took these cute pictures near a restaurant downtown on my
                                 luch time walk

                               See you soon!

Sunday, October 27, 2013


Don't you love Sunday?


I get to visit with Joel Olsteen, veg out, hang out with the cats, cook and watch movies on TV.

Today I I tried a new breakfast recipe...for Canadian Farmhouse Eggs

                                             It was a delicious mix of egg, potato, ham salsa and chili sauce

                                             Here's the link HERE
                                             Now of course I changed the the recipe: I used ham instead of canadian bacon, I mixed salsa with chili sauce (because I was certain the recipe called for salsa) and one egg per casserole instead of 2. It was delicious!

 Now from the thrift store....Can you believe this Tupperware container without a lid.....
                                                    For this price????

                Ok last but not least....
                                                    This is a seen around picture
This poor chap didn't have a chance!
Now i've been thinking and talking about Halloween lately....
I remember when I was a kid, you just had to have a carved pumpkin with a candle and you
were in business.
My mom would hand out: Peanuts in the shell,molasses taffy, bubble gum, rockets and lollipops.
Individual chocolate bars were virtually unheard of....You had to go in the really rich neighborhoods to get these....
Today I read that in North America we spend 6.1 BILLIONS in Halloween candy!
Isn't that crazy???
And kids are going hungry
Go figure
It makes me sad 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Pictures from Maine

                                          So today I tought I would show you some pictures
                                           of our long weekend in Maine
                                          First picture is from a really sad yard sale. Everything was stale
                                          and cigarette stinky. The boxes were a real mish mash of unrelated stuff:
                                          dishes and allen keys and sparkplugs.

                                You know how I am a Pumpkin pie spice everything fan so I tried it and it did not
                                 taste like pumpkin anything. It was nice but no cigar.
                               Awesome Que from Famous Dave in Scarborough, Maine
                                It was truly delicious and as close to real Que as will have for quite a while.

                               Autumn Harvest 443 Cinderella bowl seen in our motel room.

                                 Footsteps on the beach

And last but not least....
This amazing Pyrex bowl Federal Eagle
I left it there because it was too expensive!
So have a nice evening and a nice night!
Be well my friends and see you soon :)

Sunday, October 20, 2013



 I have to wake up at the crack of dawn to go to work!|

A week's vacation is real short considering what we lived through.

But a girl has to do what a girl has to do. I will wake up, drink coffee, get dressed , get on the train, and walk up that !"/$%?&*( hill!

It was not crazy shopping vacation and we were okay with that, we do need to wear the clothes we bought in April and July.

But I did buy some booties at a considerable discount rom a store chain from Quebec (Aldo).

                                            For some reason I wanted to get a full Mason jar of licorice
                                            pastels from the OOB candy store.
                                              In this pic Dan has already made a dent in it. From the Xmas Trees store some tackylicious Santa and Mrs Claus mugs; I'm sure that coffee will be delicious in those.
                                Now for a poisonned gift....Last Xmas I gave my step daughter a huge
                                decal of The Boondocks Saints...It had to be installed on her dinning room wall.
                                 Back in August we came and painted the wall that had a very orange circle on it.
                                 As per the instructions we had to wait at least 3 weeks to install the decal.
                                It took us at least 4 hours to install that darn thing; it was really intense.
                                here I took a pic of the chair so you can better judge the size of it.

                                Word of advice: If someone you know wants one, just smile and walk away.

                                It looks great by the way!

                                 Sleep tight!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Quite a week

Thank you to all who sent us condolences.

For us loosing a cat is just as bad as loosing a family member. I know it sounds crazy to some but it is the way it is.

I am so grateful that we were on vacation while we were going throught all those emotions.

And people at my work wouldn't understand. People who don't have pets and don't like pets just don't know.

At my work place if you don't have kids you're weird, and if you don't go to church every Sunday you might as well be Satan.

We decided that since Pinotte (Peanut) love dthe yard and flowers so much we would dig a hole and bury her in the yard.

It was probably the grief thinking on our behalf....It took us most of the week to dig the hole because the ground is full of rocks and clay.

Finally we put Pinotte in the ground yesterday and we have been able to resume life slowly.

                                   Waves crashing in OOB

                                Sun setting on highway 30 on our way back from OOB

                   Be well

                   and sleep tight. Take the opportunity to hug your spouse/kids/pets


Monday, October 14, 2013

So Long Precious Friend

I haven't posted this weekend because we escaped to Maine for a fall gateaway.

We just relaxed and hung out.

It was fabulous in a very simple and thrifty kind of way.

I was also really excited to see The Walking Dead season premiere tonight as aired by AMC at 9:00 pm.

We saw some but we got a really sad call around 9:45 pm...Vero , my step daughter and cat-house sitter.

Pinotte (Peanut) our lovely cat was dead on a pillow in The Beach bedroom.

We are still crying

We are grateful that she wasn't sick and died at home with her cat friends in her sleep.

                                 We love you

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Yummy in my Tummy!

I subscribe to Kraft's What's Cooking magazine and generally I don't really like their recipes even if I know they are crowd favorites.


 But I have to admit that in their quest to make us buy their products they come up with pretty interesting recipes.

Like this one

Make-ahead pumpkin french toast

Of course i had to bend the recipe to my specs! First, I didn't have any canned pumpkin in the house, nor cream cheese...but I think it would've been overkill

My bread was pre-sliced and way to thin so I didn't soak it overnight,I made the liquid part the night before with  3 eggs, 1/2 cup of milk, 2 TBSP of sugar, a good glug of maple syrup, some vanilla and pumpkin pie spice.

Which I did not have, but I was so sure I had some from my last trip to Maine. Well anyways....I made my own! I had the ingredients, so no money spent there.

I dipped the bread maybe 45 minutes before then browned it in a pan.

Here's the link for the recipe  Pumpkin pie spice

Here's the result

I made enough that we were able to bring some the next day for breakfast!

                                 So good!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Holy Jadeite Batman!!!

Thursday night at my usual weekly thrifting venture, my eye caught a glimpse of a familiar and very loved color....

So I saw one, no two, no four , no eight....OMG 10 Fireking jadeite mugs....

What? WHAT?? WHAT???

Are my eye deceiving me??? Then it hit me! I should just shut up ad scoop them up while nobody was taking an interest!

While I was putting them in my cart, a lady told me....You know, these are very old and made of Pyrex!
                                             This is truly once in a lifetime find!

                                           I'm still pincing myself about this find

                                  An orgy of Jadeite goodness

                               To tell you the truth, I paid such a low price for these that I'm doubting these are
                               real, they might be repros. But then I think that the people that work at               Renaissance don't kow shit about these things , so they might be totally real!
                               I compared one with one I already had and I can't say I see a difference.
                              So I will be keeping 2 and putting the balance in the shop.

                              If someone is interested, just contact me and I'll be happy to wheel and deal.

                             Tonight I'll be attempting to prepare oven baked french toast, so I'll keep you posted about that!

                                Sleep peacefully

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Bacontastic lattice of goodness

Sunday, after watching 2 back to back episodes of Feed the Beast I was inspired to try something new.

I decide to wrap a deboned turkey breast in a latttice of sweet bacon and grill it.

                                Ok the bacon lattice is not

                                I placed the turkey breast on top with some Pixie Dust and Chick Magnet

                                 Wrapped everything up and tied it with bucher's twine (you don't want stuff to    fall away)
                                            Here's the finished product! Delicious!

                                            Now about the Pixie Dust and the Chick Magnet, these rubs are made in Maine by Denny Mikes . When ever I go, I make sure to stock up and so should you!

Well gotta go the morning comes fast....Sleep tight!