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Sunday, November 30

sunday in bed



It’s Sunday and everyone deserves a day off.
Here’s wishing you a restful Sunday.


Friday, November 28

recipe friday

DRESSING FOR A SPINACH SALAD


Ingredients


1/3 C oil
2 T tarragon wine vinegar
1 T Dijon mustard
1 tsp minced shallots
1 tsp sugar
¼ tsp salt

Directions

Mix in blender until smooth



My Spinach Salad consists of:
Fresh Clean Spinach
Sliced Onions
Sliced Hard Boiled Eggs
Cooked and crumbled bacon
Homemade Croutons



Thursday, November 27

happy thanksgiving

To everyone: I hope your day is filled with 
wonderful people, wonderful food, and wonderful times.


Wednesday, November 26

quick tip: a bar of soap


To budge a stiff zipper, hold the fabric taut and rub the soap along the front and back sides of the teeth. Then pull and see how smoothly it glides.


Monday, November 24

monday morning movie





Each week I post one of my YouTube Videos here and invite you to sit down, relax with your cup of coffee (and your movie popcorn) and enjoy a short (approximately 3 minute) Design ‘Movie”. If you want to know how this all got started, click here.

So, Let’s Go to the Movies!
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BATHROOM REMODEL


I will have a seat reserved for you every Monday!




Sunday, November 23

sunday in bed



It’s Sunday and everyone deserves a day off.
Here’s wishing you a restful Sunday.


Friday, November 21

recipe friday

Salad with Warm Goat Cheese


Ingredients for Warm Goat Cheese


11 oz log plain or herbed goat cheese
2 extra-large egg whites, beaten with 1T water
Fresh white bread crumbs (make fresh in food processor)
Olive oil & unsalted butter

Ingredients for Dressing

2T good cider vinegar
2T good Champagne vinegar (it does make a difference)
Pinch sugar
½ tsp kosher salt
¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 extra-large egg yolk
1 C good olive oil

Enough mixed salad greens for 6 servings


Directions

Slice the cheese into 12 (1/2-inch-thick) slices.
(The easiest way to slice goat cheese is to use a length of dental floss.)
Dip each slice into the beaten egg whites, then the bread crumbs, being sure the cheese is thoroughly coated.
Place the slices on a rack and chill them for at least 15 minutes.

For the dressing, place the vinegars, sugar, salt, pepper, and egg yolk in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade (or blender) and blend for 1 minute.

With the motor running, slowly pour the olive oil through the feed tube until the vinaigrette is thickened. Season, to taste.

Toss the salad greens with enough dressing to moisten, and then divide them among 6 plates.

Melt 1T oil and 1T butter in a sauté pan over medium-high heat until just under smoking.
Cook the goat cheese rounds quickly on both sides until browned on the outside but not melted inside.


Top each salad with 2 warm rounds and serve. 

Wednesday, November 19

quick tip: a plastic bottle



I have seen this done before and it always fascinates me.

Separate eggs — without the mess
Crack an egg into a bowl. 
Squeeze a clean water bottle and hold it over the yolk.
Loosen your grip to vacuum the yolk up into the bottle.
Compress the bottle once more and release the egg into another bowl.


Monday, November 17

monday morning movie





Each week I post one of my YouTube Videos here and invite you to sit down, relax with your cup of coffee (and your movie popcorn) and enjoy a short (approximately 3 minute) Design ‘Movie”. If you want to know how this all got started, click here.

So, Let’s Go to the Movies!
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Choosing a Paint Color like a Professional Part 2


I will have a seat reserved for you every Monday!





Sunday, November 16

sunday in bed



It’s Sunday and everyone deserves a day off.
Here’s wishing you a restful Sunday.


Friday, November 14

recipe friday

Homemade Salad Dressing




Ingredients

Place the following ingredients in an empty bottle
1 Cup salad oil
1/2 Cup sugar
1/3 Cup catsup
1/4 Cup Vinegar
1 T. Worcestershire sauce


Directions

Shake well every time before using.

Wednesday, November 12

quick tip: a paper clip


This is so simple; I can't believe I didn't think of it sooner!
For a tough-to-fasten bracelet: Unfold clip into an S; hook one end through the jump ring and hold the other end. Then bring the clasp around to latch.

Tuesday, November 11

a heartfelt thank you





Veterans Day is an official United States holiday that honors people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, also known as veterans. It is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11. It coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect.)

Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving.

Thank you, thank you to all those who have served. 
I love my country, the land of the FREE because of the BRAVE.

Monday, November 10

monday morning movie





Each week I post one of my YouTube Videos here and invite you to sit down, relax with your cup of coffee (and your movie popcorn) and enjoy a short (approximately 3 minute) Design ‘Movie”. If you want to know how this all got started, click here.

So, Let’s Go to the Movies!
May not be available on your Mobile

Choosing Paint Colors like a Professional



I will have a seat reserved for you every Monday!





Sunday, November 9

sunday in bed



It’s Sunday and everyone deserves a day off.
Here’s wishing you a restful Sunday.



Friday, November 7

recipe friday


POTATO SALAD



Ingredients – Salad

5 lb potatoes, diced
1 large onion
6 stalks celery
4 hard boiled eggs



Directions

Boil potatoes until tender
Cool
Chop remaining ingredients
Toss

(Have you ever added avocado to your potato salad?)

Ingredients - Dressing:
I multiply this by two (I like lots of dressing on it)

1½ C mayonnaise
2 T sugar
½ tsp celery seed
¼ C milk
1 T mustard
½ tsp basil
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Mix ingredients and pour over potato mixture (may need to add a ½ C or more of milk if potatoes are still warm… they will absorb the dressing quickly)


Wednesday, November 5

quick tip: a staple remover


No more broken nails (I hate these key rings, don't you?): To add to your key ring, wedge a staple remover's teeth between the coils, then clamp down to separate them — a new key will slide on easily.

Monday, November 3

monday morning movie





Each week I post one of my YouTube Videos here and invite you to sit down, relax with your cup of coffee (and your movie popcorn) and enjoy a short (approximately 3 minute) Design ‘Movie”. If you want to know how this all got started, click here.

So, Let’s Go to the Movies!
May not be available on your Mobile

Bedroom Essentials 


I will have a seat reserved for you every Monday!





Sunday, November 2

sunday in bed


It’s Sunday and everyone deserves a day off. 

Here’s wishing you a restful Sunday.