Monday, January 31, 2011

2011 SuperBowl Menu

I am having just a couple of friends over for a Super Bowl gathering. Since it is the day before a work day, I doubt I would call it a party.

Here is my Menu:

Dave's Steak Taco's w/ the Fixings
Steeler's Touchdown Taco Dip w/ Corn Chips
Claire and Liz's Buffalo Chicken Dip
Tex Mex Spanish Rice
Greenbay BBQ Lil' Smokies
The Ref's Veggie Tray
Kevin's Assorted Kettle Chips
Make Your Own Super Bowl Sundae's

Sweet Tea

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Deadly Cat Pee

We have a new kitty. Her name is Chloe. Well to go along with all the fun of a young cat, we have all the NOT SO fun of older cats being upset about the new addition.

One of our cats, Cougar, who is the male and Beta Cat is very upset. Upset to the point that he is afraid to go to the litter box. Well we tried to help him but, we were not sure what to do. While we were trying to figure that out, Cougar decided to let us know just how mad he was about Chloe. He peed on my clothes and on Dave's side of the bed. Then in Sam's (the other cats) favorite bed.

After talking to a friend from Paws Humane we moved a litter box into the Living Room in a corner. We did not want to do that but it was either that or have Cougar pee every where.

I took to the internet to find a way to clean cat pee. If you don't know, cat pee is very hard to get out of anything. The smell is strong. Well I found a site that suggested I used apple cider vinegar.

I am glad to say it worked. I washed all the bedding and clothes in the washer adding in 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar to each load. I did a 3 to 1 mix in a squirt bottle and cleaned all the spots (including several spots I see Cougar sniffing a lot). So far no repeat peeing.

My friend at Paws Humane also suggested that we keep all the cats out of our bedroom until we are sure the situation is resolved. That has gone well. Sam is the cat that is most used to sleeping with us and she will come in the room and stay most of the night. I was kinda bummed about having to keep the door closed but it has been wonderful for my sleep patterns.

So..Here is hoping this cat newness gets resolved soon. Perhaps Cougar might man up. He has got a good 10 pounds on Chloe.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Altered Project - Scrabble Tile

My latest offering and my first altered project. The inspiration came from my friend Bev who saw these and challenged me to find a way to make them into a class. I am always up for a good challenge. Scrabble tiles are small. Not quite 2 cm square to be exact.

In my class you will be making two scrabble tile necklaces and 4 scrabble tile embellishments. You will also get your very own bottle of Glossy Accents to take home. Everything will be provided. Tiles, paper, punches, and mod podge. If you want to bring some pictures or a certain kind of paper you can.

The class is on the calendar for Feb. 4, 2011. The cost is $17 and there are 10 spots. Call the Shoppe at 706*321*0202 to reserve your spot.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Candy Hearts

My second offering in the Quick and Easy Series at The Scrapbook Shoppe is called Candy Hearts. It is my attempt at a Valentine Two Page set that isn't gooshy or too girly or too cutish. White, Brown and Turquoise Card Stock and a Reminisce Paper. Both sizes of the Creative Memories Heart Shape Makers. I also used matching blue stickles, pop up dots and a Sizzix Font called Slim Jim. This is on the Calendar at the Shoppe for February 19th at the 10:30 am slot.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

What to do for dinner?

I have been having the worst time deciding what to cook for the dinner meal at my house. I have a book shelf full of cook books and an USB drive full of recipes you might think I could find something to cook. Last night I decided, I would find a recipe for what I had left over in my fridge. Chicken and Left Over Rice. I found a recipe on Campbell's Kitchen and used that from my start.

Italiano Chicken and Rice

Two skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips
1 1/2 cups cooked rice
minced garlic to taste
1 15 oz can of crushed tomatoes
Italian seasoning to taste
Minced Onion
My homemade Adobo or House seasoning
Parmesan Cheese
Ricotta Cheese (also left over in my fridge)
Canola oil

Season your chicken strips with your Adobo and minced garlic. Heat some oil in a large skillet. Cook Chicken Strips until well browned. Add in your can of crushed tomatoes, more garlic, minced onion and Italian seasoning. Let that simmer about 5 to 10 minutes just to insure the chicken is cooked through. Add in the rice and let simmer again for 5 more minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in Parmesan cheese. If you like, stir in 1 teaspoon of ricotta cheese, once you have your serving on your plate.