November 27, 2022

Sunday Stealing: Swap Bot Questions

This week's Sunday Stealing was stolen from Swap Bot!
What mythical creature would improve the world most if it existed?

A Unicorn.

What inanimate object do you wish you could eliminate from existence?

Roundabouts!

What is the weirdest thing you have seen in someone else’s home?

A very large clown collection. (I hate clowns!)

What would be the absolute worst name you could give your child?

Messiah  

What would be the worst thing for the government to make illegal?

Owning a pet(s)  

What are some of the nicknames you have for customers or coworkers?

I do not have any nicknames for my current customers or coworkers.  However, in the past, I did work with the "Queen of Darkness".  

If peanut butter wasn’t called peanut butter, what would it be called?

Pulverized Peanut Puree  

What movie would be greatly improved if it was made into a musical?

 Edward Scissorhands

What would be the worst “buy one get one free” sale of all time?

 Coffins

What is the funniest name you have actually heard used in the real world?

North West

What sport would be the funniest to add a mandatory amount of alcohol to?

Baseball

What would be the coolest animal to scale up to the size of a horse?

My dog

What set of items could you buy that would make the cashier the most uncomfortable?

Condoms and KY Jelly

What is something that you just recently realized that you are embarrassed you didn't realize earlier?

I cannot think of anything right now.

What are some fun and interesting alternatives to war that countries could settle their differences with?

They could play checkers, or chess or maybe Monopoly.

November 26, 2022

Mocha Eggnog

Mocha Eggnog
Ingredients

5 cups chocolate milk
4 cups eggnog
1 cup heavy whipping cream, divided
2 tablespoon instant coffee granules
2-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon rum extract

Directions

In a large saucepan, combine the milk, eggnog, 1/2 cup cream and coffee granules; heat through.

Remove from the heat; stir in extracts.

In a small bowl, beat remaining cream until stiff peaks form. Dollop over eggnog.

Yield: 2-1/2 quarts.

November 24, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving 2022

Give thanks today and every day with a grateful heart.
There is always something to be thankful for...no matter how big or small.

Happy Thanksgiving Family and Friends! 

November 22, 2022

Cranberry Chutney

Cranberry Chutney

Ingredients

1-1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup water
1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries
2 large tart apples, peeled and finely chopped
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted (optional)

Directions

1. In a large saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 3 minutes. Carefully stir in all remaining ingredients except walnuts; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until mixture reaches desired thickness, 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2. Serve warm or cold. Stir in walnuts before serving (optional).

November 21, 2022

eCard of the Week #491: Thanksgiving

 

Thanksgiving is an annual tradition of observing how
people use to communicate before the internet.



November 20, 2022

Sunday Stealing: Hodgepodge

Welcome to this week's Sunday Stealing!
-What’s your favorite childhood memory?

Sitting on my grandparents front porch, listening to Grandpa talk about the good old days.

-Do you sing in the shower?

Sometimes  

-What is the best gift you’ve ever received?

 I have received so many gifts in my lifetime and each one are special to me. One that stands out to me at the moment is when my husband gave me a boxer puppy. The puppy was 2 1/2 months old and we named her Shelby.  Shelby brought love, light and joy to our home for 15 years.
-Do you prefer being indoors or outdoors?

I prefer to be indoors.

-Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone?

A co-worker  

-What do you keep in your bag or handbag?

My wallet, cellphone, coin purse, receipts and a few coupons,  

-Can you knit?

Yes, but not very well.  

-How many hours do you sleep each night?

Six to eight hours but normally six or less.  It takes me a long time to fall asleep and then I toss and turn a lot.

-Who is your role model?

My sister-in-law.  

-Who was your first ever pen pal?

I cannot remember her name.  

-What has been your favorite job so far?

Now matter how crazy and stressful it got/gets, my current job is my favorite.  

-What is your favorite go-to recipe for mid-week meals?
 
Delivery!

-How often do you eat in a restaurant?

Once a month.

-Are you close to your family?

Yes.

-Which phone app could you not live without?

Google Maps

-If you could afford to volunteer full time for a charity, which would it be?

A local animal shelter.  

-Do you have any siblings?

I have one younger brother.  

-Who is your favorite YouTuber?

Frog Leap Studios 

-Have you ever been a bridesmaid or a groomsman?

I have not.


November 19, 2022

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Ingredients:

3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
1/2 stick butter
1 banana, sliced
1 orange, zested and juiced
1 cup chicken stock
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
Salt and pepper

Directions:

Boil potatoes until tender, drain and reserve.

Return the pot to the stove top over medium heat. Add butter and bananas to the pot.

Cook bananas 5 minutes and add the juice of 1 orange to the pot, reserve the zest.

Allow the juice to cook out, 1 minute. Add potatoes to the pot and the stock and sugar. Mash potatoes, banana, stock and sugar together until well combined.

Season with nutmeg, salt, pepper and orange zest, to your taste. Mash to combine spices and serve.