Wednesday, November 30, 2011

More on Xpress Redi Set Go

I am using my Xpress Redi Set Go just about everyday, love it! Yesterday I made my version of Mexican Pizza. I put one corn tortilla spread with my pinto bean mixture of mashed bean, and hamburger meat, with Pace Salsa, then stacked another one on top also with the pinto bean, meat mixture and topped with shredded Mexican cheese. Set timer for 4 mins. It came out great. Top with shredded lettuce,tomatoes, sour cream if you like.
Tonight, after working at the house I was in a hurry to fix supper. So, I fired up the Xpress, sprayed it with pam, and put my seasoned pork chop on, timed it for 7 mins. Again it was good. I am dying to try something sweet in the mini muffin pan!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Xpress Redi Set Go!I

I broke down and ordered one! I have received it and used it a few times. I believe I will really like it when I use it a little more. I have a Betty Crocker  sandwich make and it is similar. Wondering if any one else has a Redi Set Go, and if you like it, and any recipes you really like? I am hoping it will replace the George Foreman grill, that I don't like! That thing makes my hamburger patty hard, of course I know it is supposed to drain the fat off, to be more healthful.
Has anyone tried the "Bullet"?Just trying to update my kitchen a little. 

Friday, November 25, 2011

Way too full!

I had a wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner at my daughters with way too much food. I did major damage to my diet! Not only that, she sent me home with a big plate of food! So, today was another off my diet day! My sugar is a little off at 178, really not too bad with all the pie and goodies I ate. Tomorrow is another day, start my diet over again. Seems like I do that at least once a week! I would love to find some good veggies. I enjoyed my stay one winter in South Texas because of all cheap fresh food, oranges, and grapefruits. I think if I find a rig soon, after the Estate sale is over, I might just go down there for awhile. The grapefruit should be in season now, along with oranges. I do better with the grapefruit, it doesn't make my sugar get too high. But for today, it's just plan for tomorrow. One day at a time.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

I hope everyone has a happy Thanksgiving. I am going to my daughter's house. This is the first year in a long time we will be together for Thanksgiving. 
We are still working on the Estate sale, hopefully that will happen the first week-end in Dec. I am really ready to be "done" with that! 

Friday, November 18, 2011

Keep an eye out

for antiques while you are at the thrift stores! I know quite a few of you like to shop at the thrift stores,Goodwill etc. This is a McCoy flower pot and is a collectible. 
Most of them are signed on the bottom, but some just have USA.
My daughter and I, mostly Cherry worked at the house yesterday for several hours. I managed to unpack some of the Christmas Decorations I had in my booth at the Antique Mall when I closed it down. I also have crystal stemware and a few glass vases. I have a table with a red table cloth and a table set up with Christmas sales. I will take pictures when I get it all organized. Meanwhile today was a "work at home" day. I need to get caught up on my house work, and paper work! Still researching prices on e-Bay, which in time consuming.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Trip to Wal Mart

I am in so much pain it is hard for me to go to the grocery store! I was really late leaving, but was lucky in getting a parking place close to the store. I did have to parallel park. Ever try that in a F350 Dually?
I haven't done it in a while, but I did it! Got a cart and was able to ride it right out to my truck, so it wasn't bad at all. 
Tomorrow my daughter and I are going to the house again to work some more. I am not in the mood, but we have so much to go through before the sale. I think the best thing to do with some of the dishes and glasses is to put them in a box, and label whatever amount we want for them, rather than price each one. The estate sale will be after Thanksgiving for sure. I am still researching some antiques, pottery for one thing. There are several pieces of Frankoma, if you are familiar with pottery.
Well, we will see if I can walk, after tomorrow! 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Is this a Chippendale??
My daughter and I have been trying to get ready for an Estate sale. Really, my daughter is doing the work, I am just "there". There is so much stuff in that house, some my Mother's and some my Aunt Ann's. My aunt collected some antiques, and I think her mother in law did also. Seems strange to be there and my mother not there, sitting at the desk, with her open Bible. Time changes everything. 
My back is really hurting me, so much it is hard to stand long enough to fix something to eat. I still don't have a microwave, maybe I need to buy one!
I have a doctor appointment with a pain management doctor, Dec. 12. I really need something before then. Maybe I can tough it out!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Work day

Yesterday was a work day, today a going to the doctor day!
I really didn't work hard at all. My daughter Cherry actually did all the work, I just supervised. We cleaned my storage bldg. it looks better, but sure is not empty! We are taking a lot of stuff to the "house" for the estate sale. I do hope it all sells. I sure don't want it to be carried back to the storage.
Storage bldgs. are such a loss. Nothing in there is worth what I have paid for in the last six years I have had it. Don't know why anyone has a storage bldg. no matter what you get for your "stuff" you are still just giving it away, so might as well give it away in the first place. 
I had a doctors' appointment for today anyway, but as it turns out I really did have reason for going, beside my back. I am having my back xrayed and then will go to a pain management doctor. Hopefully I can get some relief!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Good Bread

                                                             Sunbeam Bread Machine
                                                              bread pan "bucket"      
                                                 ingredients used for basic bread
Got my bread machine out and put ingredients in the bucket. Had trouble waiting for it to be ready. Smelled so good. I was a little disappointed it didn't rise as much as I thought it should. I always make a small loaf, one and half pound loaf. Bread machine bread doesn't have all those preservatives, so it doesn't keep as long. Well I don't have to worry about it keeping, I ate most of it! Mmm good.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Bread Machine

It's time to get the bread machine out. I have had a bread machine for years. It started one time when my hubby and I were in Las Vegas. In those days there weren't as many stores and bread was very expensive. I decided I would not pay over $3.00 for a loaf of bread! We were planning on retirement and would spend a good deal of time in Las Vegas. When we got home I did buy one, and made bread often for many years. When I moved from my house to go full time, my bread machine was sold. After a few years of full time , solo, in my fifth wheel I bought a Sunbeam bread machine at Wal Mart for about $54.00. It is a little different from my old one but make good bread, and most of all easy to use. I think it is a great thing to have in an RV. You can put together a loaf of bread and time it to come on during the night, and be ready in the am in time for breakfast! So many great receipts, I like the ones that have raisins, or dates. I love dates. When I moved to my apartment I tossed all my bread making "stuff". Now, gradually I have bought new bread flour, and other ingredients. So in the morning, just as our cold front comes in I will start my bread! Yum. 
I tried to groom Kandi today. She did not corporate at all. I made one or two passes with the clippers, and she jumped down and hid under the bed. Well, I will get her tomorrow. I have been taking her to the groomer here in Cleburne, and I like the way she looks when she comes home. I thought we were having rain and I just didn't want to get out. We had no rain until around eight or so, and not much then. I did see where Oklahoma was having Tornadoes, and Earthquakes! I would hate to be in an RV in the path of a big tornado. In Texas we seem to have tornadoes all year long. 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Slow Sunday

Slow day, got that extra hour of sleep. I did remember to set the clocks back, but seems my TV programs are off~! I have been told I can advertise on talk radio for some one to cut the tree down for the wood. So, I may try that, I really can't afford to have to tree removed. One person told me it would cost $1000,00 to cut and remove it. Didn't help my mood any at all!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Before wind


This is the house I inherited from my Mother in 2000. My step-dad was allowed to live in it as long as he kept up with repairs, (didn't do that) paid the insurance and taxes. Now he is in a nursing home, and I am now responsible for the house. It is in bad repair as well as the yard is in a terrible mess. It sits on almost two acres. A nice little wind came thru a couple of days ago and this is the results. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Trouble posting to blogger

It seems my last post did not post correctly. I don't see any place for comments. Maybe it's me.
Any way things have changed again. The lady I thought would do the Estate sale for me has backed out. I guess she got a job with a larger profit. That leaves me and my daughter to do it. I am really not able to stand and wash dishes, sort stuff and price things. Guess I will try. I have some things in my storage bldg. I will get to go in the sale also. I had a booth in a Antique shop and these are new bronze western statues, also some Christmas things that should sell. I guess it will be a good way to clear out my storage bldg. Seems like things change day to day. :)