Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Pumped for Pumpkins

Today we have a little bit of Pumpkin Trivia for you. Ready? Here we go!
**There are more than thirty varieties
of pumpkins.
** Illinois, California and Ohio are
pumpkin producing states. Vermont
is not.
**The word "pumpkin" originated
from the Greek word "pepon," which
means---large melon.
**The first European jack-o"-lanterns
were turnips carved in---Ireland.
**Pumpkins pack a significant amount
of Vitamin A, Beta Carotene and
Potassium.
**They belong to the "Fruits" food group.
**They are recommended for removing
freckles.
**Not too sure about the last one. :)
~Keep on Dreaming~

Sunday, September 26, 2010

A Tasty Side

Sunday Savor ************** Sunday's will be bringing you an easy recipe to enjoy. So pull up a chair and relax. ***************************** Today's Recipe: Fiesta Noodles **From my kitchen** **1/2 -3/4 package of wide noodles **3 slices of cheese **1/2-3/4 C of milk-- more if you like it soupy **Taco seasoning-- amount depends on how spicy you want your noodles Cook noodles according to package directions, drain and return to pan. (I used a little bit of seasoning in the noodle water) Place cheese and milk in the noodles and heat until cheese melts, stir to avoid burning. Add the taco seasoning and continue heating until flavor is mixed with the cheesy noodles. Enjoy!
~Keep on Dreaming~

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sampler of Fun

Today's post is a little of this and that. Last Saturday we went to a "Culinary Garage Sale." It was a benefit sale for several groups--one being the Culinary Dept. in our local School District. It is a Vo-tech type of program. Did you say "What's that?" Well, I'll tell you. It was a sale with gently used kitchen goodies.
See all my goodies? One of the
best buys was a small waffle iron
for a buck! You can see in the
back of the above photo.
I also got this really cool cookbook.
Love the illustrations. It is more
of a book to read than cook with,
but there are some cool recipes
in it. The pic is a retake cause I
did a "delete" and wasn't supposed
to. :)
A fall candy dish.
And... a salsa bowl for my brother-
in-law. We had a lot of fun and I
hope they do it again.
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Friday Evening:
Last night Mr. Ken and I took a
little drive to have dinner with
my blogging buddy Valerie and
her family. I was also able to
give her her prize from my
Summer giveaway. Some of the
goodies will have to wait for next
summer.
We had a great meal and an
enjoyable time visiting.
This is Mr. Luke their new
addition--we spent some time
visiting with each other. :)
Like I said---we had a great time.
Good food, great family, super fun
time.
Thanks everyone!!!!
~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fall's First Day

It's Here!!!! Yea!!!!
Happy Fall Y'all!!!
I'm so excited I did the
"Fall Happy Dance" this
morning!!!
Have a Fantabulous Fall
Day!!!
~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Something New--At Least to Me

Have you noticed a new addition to
the DASHBOARD in Blogger??
As I was getting ready to post the
other day, I noticed a new tab--
STATS. So of course I had to
investigate.
In this tab you will find:
***Day, Weekly , Monthly and
Today stats.
***There is an Overview--
you'll find popular posts here.
***Traffic Sources --
these are specific blogs that
come by.
***Audience--
Who's Reading--by country.
It's kind of interesting to see
what's going on where your blog
is concerned. It kinda gives one
a better idea of who, what, when
and where your blog reaches.
Check it out...
~Keep on Dreaming~

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Up, Up and Away!

Yesterday I spent the afternoon and the evening with these two characters. Mr. Ken and Mr. Pops--Ken's Dad.
We were at the Great Midwest Hot
Air Balloon Fest. The first one to
occur here in our neck of the
woods. It was a fundraiser for local
charities. One near and dear to our
hearts was Kansas City Hospice House.
They were true angels to our family
when Ken's Mom was ill. We were
happy to support them!
There were over 30 balloons that
competed, flew and demonstrated
over the weekend. We ate enough
goodies that we were stuffed to the
max and we watched the kids climb
walls, play games and get their faces
and hair painted.
This is "Budzilla"-- local pilot.
Another team getting ready to
put up their balloon.
This is "Champagne Cowboy"--
the pilot for this balloon was
from Oklahoma.
The weather is becoming a
question by now as you can
see above and below.
As you can imagine this kind
of weather is not good for
ballooning.
Here it is late afternoon and the
sun makes an appearance, giving
us the idea that the severe weather
in the area had gone around us.
But "NO" lighting was beginning
which cancelled the mass "balloon
glow" but some of the pilots did
"fire up" their baskets.
We are on our way to the shuttle
bus and I clicked this picture of
the baskets from a distance.
Despite the upheavel with the
weather, we had a great time and
look forward to nexts year's event.
Hopefully the weather will cooperate!
~Keep on Dreaming~

F. Y. I

Just a little ditty to let you know that there will not be a Sunday Savor today. BUT, I'll be back later with a fun piece on where we were yesterday. See you then! ~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A Little Fun

Image from Google Images
We are going to test your trivia
knowledge this evening.
Keep track of your answers and
let us know how many you got
correct in the comments section.
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LET'S PLAY!
1-What sense is the most likely
linked to memory?
2-What were the names of the
Cartright sons?
3-What woman was arrested
for voting in the 1872 election
for President?
4-How many rings are there on
a five-zone archery target?
5-What's the top selling campus
snack according to the American
Association of College Stores?
6-What weekday do more colds
begin on?
7-What was Rhoda's maiden name?
8-What are Simon, Alvin and
Theodore?
9-How many colors in a rainbow?
10-What is a populare card game
today?
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ANSWERS--
1-Smell, 2-Adam, Hoss, Joe, 3-Susan
B. Anthony, 4-4, 5-Oreo Cookies,
6-Monday, 7-Morgenstern, 8-
Chipmunks, 9-7 and 10-Poker
How did you do???
~Keep on Dreaming~

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Yummy for the Tummy

Sunday Savor *************** Sunday's will be bringing you an easy recipe to enjoy. So pull up a chair and relax. ***************************** Today's Recipe: Beef and Noodles **From my kitchen** **1 lb pkg. stew meat **1/2-3/4 12 oz bag of noodles **1 12 oz jar of Heinz Beef Gravy--Savory Beef **Your favorite seasoning **Dried parsley In a stew pot cook the beef with your favorite seasoning until almost tender. Remove meat from pot and set aside. Add more water and add the noodles--making sure the water covers the noodles. Cook until "aldente." Add the meat back into the pot then the gravy--stir together. Cook until mixture becomes slightly thicker. Add parsley and serve.
~Keep on Dreaming~

Saturday, September 11, 2010

I Remember...

What does Today mean to you?
What were YOU doing 9 years ago?
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For me, it is a day to remember and
reflect on how the world has changed.
It just seem like we live in such a
different type of world than we did
in 2001. I don't know if it is because
I am older or if it is because there
has been sooo much change.
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On September 11, 2001, I was home
sick and I remember Ken calling and
asking "if I had the tv on." When I told
him "no" he said to turn it on and I was
glued to it as most of us were for days.
Today I have such a hard time seeing
those images and listening to the
reports, it breaks my heart to remember
all those lives lost and the many families
that are missing someone from their
family due to someone else's despicable
act!
My prayers and blessings go out to
everyone today as we REMEMBER.
~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Look What's coming Up !

Did you know?
***************
There are 15 days until Fall
begins.
There are 79 days until
Thanksgiving.
There are 104 days until
Winter begins.
There are 108 days until
Christmas.
There are 115 days until
the New Year begins.
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***These are general days and
holidays that most of us look
forward to and /or celebrate.
There is no intention of leaving
any particular day or holiday
out of this list.
If you haven't started making plans
yet, better get going and that includes
me too!!!!
~Keep on Dreaming~

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Something Delish AND Saturday Sales

Sunday Savor *************** Sunday's will be bringing you an easy recipe to enjoy. So pull up an chair and relax. ******************************* Today's recipe: Easy Sloppy Joe's ***From my kitchen*** ***1 lb. lean ground beef or turkey seasoned with a "No Salt" seasoning ***2 T chopped onions (more if you like) ***1 small can of Hunt's Tomato Sause--No Salt Added ***Buns ***Cheese In a skillet, brown the first three ingredients, drain and return meat to the skillet. Add the sauce, stir and let cook for 5-10 mins. to allow flavors to mesh and the sauce to cook down. Serve on buns and add cheese if you like. ~~~~I'd love to hear from you if youmake one of these Sunday recipes and how it turned out.
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Saturday Sales:
We stopped at a garage sale and I picked up the Clue game--it's the 50th anniversary issue and then we went to an antique sale in a very industrial area of Kansas City, I picked up the rolling pin (for decor), the small molds and the large glass "bottle." I thought it might make one of those great stands--I have some plates to try out on it. That's all folks!!!! ~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, September 2, 2010

A Beautiful Scene

This evening my wonderful
husband took me to dinner
at one of my favorites----
Cheddar's!
As we were eating, a storm
came in from the east,
as it rained the sun started
to come out in the west and
we got to see this beautiful
scene.
One of the neatest things
was--that it was actually
a whole rainbow not just
part of one! Ken went out-
side and took the pictures.
This picture is looking east
with the end in the north.
I have see a lot of rainbows
but I can't remember seeing
a whole one before.
Very fun!
~Keep on Dreaming~

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