Tuesday, November 25, 2008

domo arigato, mr. roboto

i have been incommunicado.
just looking forward to the holidays, the cooking, the minimal shopping (tight wallet), the decorating. this is my favorite time of year. i am almost done with chapter 2. and i expect things to pick up in the writing. i am also going to be making up gift baskets of my sweet lime products and taking them to local offices and businesses. hope i can sell off my stock.
happy thanksgiving.
glad i'm not at the turkey bowl. (a little pcc humor for those in the know.)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

help me pick

friday, i'm going to dinner and twilight with a group of girls. what should i wear!?!
please comment and choose one for me to wear. also should i wear my hair curly or straight?
so a comment/vote should look like this:
but don't put that answer combo down just because it was an example.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

i am alive, i will survive

this is worth it!!!
i'm on the 'oh crap, i gained 10 pounds' diet. it's day 8 of 11. i've lost 5 pounds. my last day is friday, which is also twilight day. so excited. today is all vegetable day. boo! sounds like salad for lunch. if anyone would like the info for this diet, let me know. ;)
these are the locket charms i made for our group of 13 going to the movie on friday.

this one is mine.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

it's been one week

my dad and his 3 sisters and his brother, and their spouses go on a Mediterranean cruise. my mom has an accident and breaks her foot! she's still smiling, though. at least she'll board the plane first.

most ridiculous thing i've seen this week:

what's the healthy part about apple pie? the apples, of course. so what happens when you replace the apples with ritz crackers and tons of sugar?

Mock Apple Pie


pastry for 2-crust 9-inch pie (butter and flour)
36 RITZ Crackers, coarsely broken (about 1-3/4 cups crumbs) (butter and flour)
2 cups sugar (sugar)
2 tsp. cream of tartar
Grated peel of 1 lemon (is this our vitamin c for the day?)
2 Tbsp. lemon juice (ditto)
2 Tbsp. butter or margarine (more butter!)
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

Make It
PREHEAT oven to 425°F. Roll out half of the pastry and place in 9-inch pie plate. Place cracker crumbs in crust; set aside.
MIX sugar and cream of tartar in medium saucepan. Gradually stir in 1-3/4 cups water until well blended. Bring to boil on high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer 15 minutes. Add lemon peel and juice; cool. Pour syrup over cracker crumbs. Dot with butter; sprinkle with cinnamon. Roll out remaining pastry; place over pie. Trim; seal and flute edges. Slit top crust to allow steam to escape.
BAKE 30 to 35 minutes or until crust is crisp and golden. Cool completely.
Kraft Kitchens Tips
Enjoy this mock apple pie treat but be mindful of the serving size.

i'm warning you: do not make this! i'm sure it tastes great, but what is in it?

Nutrition Infomation
Calories 410
Total fat 17 g
Saturated fat 5 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Sodium 430 mg
Carbohydrate 63 g
Dietary fiber 0 g
Sugars 40 g
Protein 3 g
Vitamin A 0 %DV
Vitamin C 2 %DV
Calcium 2 %DV
Iron 8 %DV

they tell you this pie has 10 servings. think of a normal size slice of pie... you only get 6-8 slices out of a pie. 410 calories, 40g sugar and 17g fat!?! make sure you have a big slice with a scoop of mock vanilla ice cream after your thanksgiving dinner!

are apples so expensive now that you have to replace them in a pie? no! when was the last time you bought a box of ritz? (shannon, it was when i made chicken tenders for the girls that night) they are expensive! a can of apple pie filling is even cheaper than a box of ritz. kraft foods is so bent on people buying their products, they've thrown nutrition completely out the window! oooh! eat this cracker pie that's full of butter and sugar, but don't call us when you're in a diabetic coma!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008

two days in the life of mogloki

friday was my halloween dinner party. i made 3 meat pies, mashed sweet potatoes, and apple pie with crispy cheddar. we also had spinach and cranberry salad and a delicious chocolate cake. here's the meat pie:
here's me with the pies:
my two gals came as mrs. lovett and cyndi lauper.
cyndi's hubby was the joker. creepy.
i got home after midnight, and i was feeling all achy - like the flu was coming on. so i took some medicine before collapsing into bed. i was awoken by my dog barking at 4 am. i looked around, but didn't see anything. until the next morning, when we found this:

so i got to call the sheriff and the highway patrol. they told me they couldn't do anything about it. i didn't get a tag number.

that afternoon, shannon and i went 1/2 mile down the road to see sarah palin. it was so awesome!

p.s. we got a note on sunday from the girl who took mr. toad's wild ride through our yard. she supposedly has a friend who does fences who will fix ours.