Krispy Kiss

My nephew had his birthday get together this weekend. He will be 18. He mostly got cards and money but for the fun of it, I made him something a little extra. "A big Krispy Kiss".

Here is a cute creative way to send a message for any occasion. I mean, what kid or teenager does not like Rice Krispy treats? Right? You can find the recipe for rice Krispy treats on any Rice Krispy cereal box.


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Homemade Doughnuts

Yes. I have been bad tonight. First I skip my zumba class because I simply didn't want to go and then I made a mess of home-made doughnuts. I found the idea on this new thing that pretty much has taken over my life, called Pinterest. I got the step by step instructions from this blog called littlebitfunky and I give it all the credit. Hers are a lot prettier than mine but I bet mine tasted just as good.
However. I did just a few things extra...

I got a can of 8 grand biscuits and cut a hole in the center with a cookie cutter.
With the hole dough, I was able to use an even smaller cookie cutter and make smaller doughnuts and with the hole dough from those, I made, well, doughnut holes.
I just fried them in grease on each side and dipped them in butter and cinnamon sugar.

I did some in cinnamon/sugar and some in powdered sugar. Oh yum.
As much as I like powdered sugar, I think the cinnamon is best. My diet was definitely on halt for this, but after eating one.....Ok I ate tw....three, I will get back to the diet thing tomorrow.

Update: The next morning I felt guilty so I googled the calories in a Pilsbury Grand buscuit and one has 170 calories.  With the hole cut out, that basically took away half the buscuit therefore making one of the larger doughnuts here being only 85 calories and less for the small doughnut and even less for the doughnut hole. So, that makes me feel a little better.

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Jail House Burrito

Quick go grab your college student. They are gonna love this one.

By hearing some guys talk (and not by experience}, I learned this really cool thing to make with Ramen noodles. They were calling it a jail house burrito, but you can just call it a Ramen noodle burrito if it sound better to ya.
I got a little nosey and asked them what exactly it was and how do you make it.
I have made them a couple times. I was in the mood for one today, so I thought I'd show all by blogger friends how. ........Stay with me,  Its easier than it looks.

Here is how you do it.

1.- Get a pack of those 10 cent Ramen noodles of any brand and any flavor.

2.- Before you open them, crush them up really good by using your hand, rolling pin, glass, etc. I used a glass.

3.- Add the seasoning packet

4.- Add water (cold or warm) enough to cover the crushed noodles.

5.- Gently mix the seasoning in by working it with your hand or easily shake it.

6.- Hold the top closed and drain the water.

7.- Now work all the noodles to the bottom and roll. Let the remaining water squeeze out in the process. This gets messy at this point but it will be worth it.

8. After you have a nice tight roll, wrap in a dish cloth, or paper towel to hold it secure.

9.- Cook in microwave for 1 minute.

10.- Leave it wrapped and let it sit on the counter for 5 minutes. Then unwrap it, remove the package paper and its ready to eat.

If you try this, leave me a comment and let me know how you liked it and any variations you may have used.

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Far-Sight 20/20

I had a wonderful Valentines Day with only one minor interruption. Well, two if you want to count work. After work I had an appointment to have my eyes examined. This was not my first time (even though its been ten years). I knew I would need a driver. My husband was more than happy to take me. The exam took an hour and for that whole hour I sat behind some big eye machine answering to either "1 or 2, 2 or 3, 3 or 4" get what I'm talking about.
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Then the doctor dilates my eye balls and we go through the whole thing again.
The result are in, I am far-sighted, have astigmatism and presbyopia. In other words, I'm getting old and I need reading glasses, but I can see perfectly fine from far away.

Here I am being silly and embarrasing my husband with diposable sunglasses.

After my appointment, my sweet husband surprised me by taking me to Logan's Roadhouse for dinner. I really needed this. I got me a big sour apple Logan's tea and a small steak with potato and salad. It hit the spot. It was pretty funny because my eyes were blurry and could not see good. My husband had fun with that by taking pictures of me with his cell phone and sending them to my daughter. He said he was even making funny faces at me and I did not even notice. Every one walking around me looked like ghost figures but I had no problem eating my dinner. I think I played if off pretty good. After about 2 hours, I was fine. We headed back home to complete our Valentines evening. Oh and did I mention, He did get me candy after all. "Jelly Bellys". I love those things.

Cupid, Love and Valentines

Eros: The Greek God of love. Romans refer to him as Cupid (meaning desire).
He was born to Aprodite Goddess of Love and Ares the God of war. Imagine that. If you think about it, put all that together and you got todays world. Erotic, desire, God, love, war..etc.

Ok, that was my little Greek Mythology lesson for today. Sorry Dad.
I remember my Dad used to hate it when we would study Greek Mythology at school. Little did he know, I loved this subject. I found it interesting but only Myths (like fairy tales) and knew it had no biblical reference. 

Back to cupid....
Cupid, as we call him, is a well known imaginary half naked angel that comes around on Valentines Day and shoots people with his arrow and makes them fall in love. Silly isnt it? Even though Valentines is not a religious day, its a day to show kindness and love with chocolate, candy, flowers, cards, doughnuts.......opps. Ok I got carried away.
Anyway, Since we really don't have a little Cupid around now days, I try to spread the love myself. I do all kinds of little things in the days leading up to Valentines Day. Here are just a few things.

One of favorite things during this time of year is my heart shaped muffin pan.
 I like to bake heart shaped muffins.

Its always been a tradition that I make my daughter heart shaped pancakes on Valentines morning.
She is away at college and will miss them this year. However, I did send her a Valentine care package. I ate these heart shaped pancakes myself.

Thanks to Reese's.......
I could not resist the temptation of this Peanut Butter Heart. Yes, I actually do put it on a plate and eat it with a fork. Its that good.

Me and my husband do not do alot on Valentines day since we spend every day showing our love for each other. But we will usually give each other a love note and go out out to dinner. I asked him not to get me candy this year since Im trying to diet, and im not to much of a flower girl. However, I did make some of this.....
Lemon Chex Buddies. I found the idea on Pinterest and the recipe HERE . I thought my husband would like them and couldn't wait til Valentines Day. They were easy and delicious and they are gone.
I ended up giving almost all of it away.
ok, I ate alot of it myself too. If it calls for powdered sugar then I got to have some. I mean, just give me a spoon!

I hope eveyone has a good day and make sure you show some love one way or another. And if your on a diet, let it go this once. I mean, Everyone needs a day to eat chocolate and not feel guilty about it. Until the morning anyway.
                                                           ♥♥Happy Valentines Day!♥♥

Double wrapped infinity scarf

Crocheting has become somewhat of a pass time for me. I haven't stopped since November. I have made several different little things. I don't have a real purpose in making anything. I am mainly just learning new stitches and experimenting with different needles and yarn.
The latest thing I just completed is this double wrapped infinity scarf.

I wish I had made it wider so it would be more chunky and cowled but I believe this yarn was to thin for that. Its made of 100% cotton, stitched using the half double crochet and has 1,850 stitches.
My next project is to make a throw for my sister. She wants a purple one for her bedroom. I may try making one using the Tunisian stitch I learned but I'm not sure.
If I get to work on it now I may have it finished by May (that's her birthday sh sh sh).

Favorite Super Bowl Commercials

I dont get into football that much but I love the commercials. Here are my favorite Super bowl commercials this year.

I like this one the best. Its rather pitiful and I dont know who to feel sorry for the most. The parents or the Graduate.

Here is a Kia Commercial with the Hamsters. I remember the first commercial ever made with these little rodents. The only thing they did was pull up to a light with a tiny little car. Now just look at them. I laugh when I see the box wreck toward the end. haha.

Here is the M&M commercial. These commercials are always cute with adult humor.
Who don't just love the E trade commercials.

The Doritos commercials are always good too and Im a little suprised that I only saw one Budweiser commercial. They are usually voted top of the list by other viewers. But all and all, The commercials were pretty good this year and the Half-time show with Madona was great as well.

What I Love about Sundays

Sundays are one of my favorite days of the week. There is always something good about this day. It marks the end of one week and the beginning of another depending on how you look at it.
I remember when I was small, the whole family including aunts, uncles and cousins would all fill mamaws house after church. She would have two large tables full of food. I remember her fried chicken the most. It was fresh chicken too, the kind you had to pluck first. Oh it was the best. I don't think there is a Sunday that passes by that I don't think about that and how good her home would smell each and every Sunday. Man, I miss those days.

Nowadays, I still spend my Sundays going to church in the mornings. This starts my day off right. It relaxes my mind and fills my heart with the work of God. We have a praise team made up of four singers that start our service up with just the right songs. One of the singers is my brother. I never knew he could sing until one Easter. I didn't see it coming and I was a bit surprised. I however, am not a singer. No way could you get me up there. I'm more of one of those that watch everyone from my seat and soak it all in. I love to see others praising God. I like to hear clapping and seeing hands in the air. It gives me goose bumps.

I love seeing my daughter sitting beside me following alone in her Bible,
I love seeing new belivers being baptized. Here is my nephew just last year being baptized.
While some pray from their pew, others feel the need to kneel at the alter and leave it all there.
Everyone has their own style of worship, but any way they choose, I love being around it.

After church I come home to a small lunch and when I'm not shopping or at my Sunday Zumba class, I love snuggling on the couch with my husband watching lifetime movies and taking naps. After a good Sunday, I am ready to face the new week and leave last week behind.
This is Just a few things I love about Sundays.

Frozen Yogurt Bites

Anyone that has ever dieted knows that you are continuously craving sweets at first. So, I found the best thing for me while shopping at Walmart the other day. This could simply be my new favorite thing. "Yoplait Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Bites with Granola".

Serving size is five pieces but one will do ya...well, ok two will do ya. At just 30 calories each, they make a great little snack. Even though they are about the size of a do.......doughnuuuu.......Doughnut hole, it takes a couple bites to finish one because of the chewy granola coated around it.

They also come in key Lime flavor but the strawberry is so good, I'm afraid to try a different flavor.
The nutrition facts are...1 piece, 30, 1.3g, 3.4g, 0.6g.
So, go out and get you some. It will make a Walmart trip worth while.