Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Whatever Wednesday: Stalag 17 (Movie!)

It is my understanding that the TV show "Hogan's Heroes" was based on the 1953 movie "Stalag 17". And before the movie, it was a play.   I hope that you enjoy it!
(oh, we used to the scene where the guys use the telescope on the neighbor's been so long, I can't remember what was wrong, how long it lasted, or if I would still skip it if I watched it today.)


Monday, July 28, 2014

Musical Monday: Roger Miller sings "King of the Road"

 (I love every version I've ever heard of this song---the group that got me started was The Proclaimers)

Friday, July 25, 2014

Food on Friday: homemade Quesadillas.....

....With a Quesadilla maker~   that was a first!

 To start things off, I fried up 1/2 an onion (in butter of course). Then I fried up 20 thin slices of ham lunch meat in MORE butter....that added to cheese was the filling. (the pic below was for one)

Each quesadilla had 10 slices of lunch meat, 1/4 onion, plus cheese!  (My Uncle Clint said that I over-filled them, but I think that it was fine...I just had to get help opening the gizmo to get that baby out!)

 This gizmo snaps shut, and sort-of crimps the outside edges shut, so there is very little leakage, and it makes sealed lines on which to cut.   2 quesadillas plus a side dish of beans & cheese fed four adults.

 While it was fun to use, I don't know that I would ever want to own one myself.  If you want, you can buy your own Quesadilla cooker HERE.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thursday~ blast from the past

I always miss "Throw-back Thursdays"....but not this time~  I hope that you enjoy these!

That bear is "Petie", and was Benjamin McKee's...I'm sure that he did not mind sharing with me. (he had a "Sweetie" too, named for the the children's book called "Sweetie & Petie")  I'm pretty sure that I remember this play time.
Did you know that I don't mind getting wet & dirty? Provided I'm dressed for the occasion!

 Mom needed lots of help with the baby!

 One of the best family photos ever taken!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Whatever Wednesday: Charlie and Livy

I made my "niece" Olivia and "nephew" Charlie some "matching clothes" I'm glad that they like them.  And...depending how things go, I may make a bib for little "nephew" Will, too!



Monday, July 21, 2014

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Summer Of No Pants 2014, post #3

~New Skirt~   

I took the photos above & on the lower left, hoping that you could see that I cut the right side on the fold line (strait grain), and the left side is "on the bias" and has the only seam in the skirt (with the zipper's).  I love the way it looks to have one side strait and the other on the bias- it works best with a heavy fabric- it's not so good with a light calico.     (And the photo on the right shows my fun homemade bias tape.)

(We bought a whole bolt of this lovely denim at Jo-Ann, 'cause we had a 60% off regular price coupon!)

This is my "I feel silly posing for photos..." & "A camera never can capture this skirt, so people never can see what it's really like..." face.  =)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Food on Friday: Johnny Rocket's (1950's Diner)

Mary took Mom and I to Johnny Rocket's for lunch~
  Mary had the Patty Melt with Salad & Chocolate Malt (with extra malt!),
    I had the Patty Melt with Onion Rings and half a Mocha Malt,
         Mom had the Patty Melt with Fries and half a Mocha Malt!  We saved half our food for supper later! 



Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Whatever Wednesday: 1960's VW!

Look what we saw sitting outside a neat little shop!

 Where is Sophie?  Can you find her?

Monday, July 14, 2014

Please pray for the Kaluza Family (and Andrew's friends)

Our friend Andrew (second from the left) died in an auto accident this past Saturday.

We did not know Andrew well, but we have known him for awhile-  he was an enthusiastic force in the liberty movement, sweet, friendly and outgoing- was loved by all, and will be missed a lot. 

Rest in peace, Andrew.

Musical Monday: Perry Como and the Fontane Sisters sing "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo"

Who doesn't like this song?  I've always loved it, especially this version~

Friday, July 11, 2014

Food on Friday: Chinese

I'm not a Chinese Food Fan, but Papa and Grandma took us to this little place and Mom suggested that I get the Almond Fried Chicken~ it was really good! =)   Yum! I'd eat it again! 
(Oh, and the lighting was entirely natural, and the decor was not too heavy)
2 batter fried chicken breasts on a pile of raw cabbage shreds, topped with some kind of brown gravy & almonds, served with fried rice, an egg roll & egg drop soup. (I added smashed pepper sauce/spread to my soup- cut the sweet and made it savory)  

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Whatever Wednesday: The Farmer's Daughter (1947)

 I really like this movie!  I originally watched it because Joseph Cotton was in it, but I very quickly fell in love with Loretta Young.

Friday, July 04, 2014

Food on Friday: Kip's

 We ate at Kip's Grill and Cantina the other day, I got a #9 and Mom got #2.  I got the daily special that upgraded the Tacos to a Taco was SO spicey, my nose was running and everything- but boy was it good!

Right after I took the photo, Mom pulled her plate back, and Sophie decided to try out my lunch! She dove right in to my chile, and we had a time cleaning her up- kept having to dip her head into my water glass to clean her up, LOL!  (no photos, as it was embarrassing enough)

Mom and Grandma