Saturday, October 31, 2009

HaPpY HaLlOwEeN

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Here is how we decorated for Halloween at work.

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This is a motion witch. She start saying things when she hears a loud noise so the kids would come through the line and start clapping their hands hoping to set her off. We have a lot of fun decorating for the different seasons and I think the kids enjoy it as well!

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Won’t be long till someone is knocking at your door! Hope you have your treats ready or you might just get tricked!!

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HaPpY HaLlOwEeN!

Mindy

Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween & a bit of Christmas

Here is my niece Grace. Isn’t she adorable?! The cutest little flower I ever saw!

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I can’t remember where I found this picture but I thought they were cute. I don’t know if they are marshmallows or what but what a neat idea!

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 Today Joan had to make a trip to Council Bluffs so I rode along and we went to The Olive Branch Country Store. They were having a Christmas open house. I know it’s a little early for Christmas but that’s how it is when you have a store. They have a website you can take a look at. Just click here.

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Mindy

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Gourde heads, pumpkin heads and something disgusting!

Aren’t these guys a couple of cuties?! To learn how to make them click here.

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These pumpkins are purty cute themselves!! Remember, I use the word 'pretty’ too much, hence the word purty! They are from Woman’s Day.

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This morning on my way to work, they were talking about this recipe on the radio. If you can get past the looks of it, it might actually be mighty tasty! A meatloaf hand. Recipe here. Got some hamburger on hand?

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Mindy

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Pumpkins & Edward Cullin, what more could you want!!?!

Ok I believe it is time to start thinking about carving your pumpkin. Here are some ideas to get you going.

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Of course I like this Twilight one. Can’t wait until New Moon comes out!!

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Here is the New moon cast.. You can click on it to make bigger, after all, I know you want a close up of Edward Cullen!!

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Here are a couple of pictures of Edward in case for some odd reason you couldn’t remember what he looked like! Don’t be making fun of me cause I’ve seen some more middle aged mamas out there that confess to being Twilight fans!

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Mindy

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

All about Brady!

Well tonight my blog is all about my great nephew Brady! Grandma Julie went out to see Patrick, Amy and Brady in Georgia. One of their stops was a pumpkin patch. I wonder if they know that big black spider is behind them?! The little girl in the picture is a friend. Click pictures to make larger.

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Here is Amy, Pat, Grandma Julie and Brady.

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Looks like they are picking a pumpkin. At least Pat is!!

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Now we are carving our pumpkin. Brady seems to enjoy watching his dad!

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And here’s Brady with his finished pumpkin!

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Is he cute or what?

Mindy

Monday, October 26, 2009

Don’t be tricked!

Yesterday  our minister put the following on our outside church sign. I thought it was pretty clever!!

“Don’t be tricked into enjoying the treats of the Devil.” 

I borrowed this from here. I have seen this many times before but have always liked it.

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Yesterday Joan informed me that she has her 2nd Maggie wool quilt block done. I haven’t even started mine. This NEVER happens! I must get on the ball! It must have just been one of those “fluke” things, right Joan?! ;-)

Take a look at this pumpkin pie! Isn’t it simply beautiful? It’s almost too pretty to eatl!  I said “almost!” I found it here.

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Yield: Serves 8
ingredients
Crust
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled butter, cut into pieces
3 tablespoons whipping cream
Filling
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon packed golden brown sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon (generous) salt
1 16-ounce can solid pack pumpkin
3/4 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup sour cream
3 large eggs, beaten to blend
1/4 cup apricot preserves
preparation
For crust:
Preheat oven to 350°F. Blend first 3 ingredients in processor until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add cream and process until moist clumps form. Gather dough into ball, flatten into disk. Wrap in plastic; chill 15 minutes.
Roll out dough on floured surface to 14-inch round. Transfer dough to 9-inch glass pie dish. Trim overhang to 1 inch. Fold overhang under. Make cut in crust edge at 1/2 inch intervals. Bend alternate edge pieces inward. Freeze 15 minutes.
Line crust with foil, pressing firmly. Bake until sides are set, about 10 minutes. Remove foil. Bake crust until pale brown, about 10 minutes more. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F.
Spread preserves over crust; pour in filling. Bake until filling puffs at edges and center is almost set, about 55 minutes. Cool on rack. Cover; chill until cold. (Can be made 1 day ahead.)
For filling:
Using whisk, mix first 6 ingredients in bowl until no lumps remain. Blend in pumpkin, whipping cream, sour cream and eggs.
Spread preserves over crust; pour in filling. Bake until filling puffs at edges and center is almost set, about 55 minutes. Cool on rack. Cover; chill until cold. (Can be made 1 day ahead.)

Is anyone on Facebook? Boy do they have things messed up there. They made changes that no one likes and then I just received this link.

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Like it has been said before, if it aiin’t broke, dont’ fix it!!!!!

Mindy

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Maxine

Here’s a little Maxine humor for you as Halloween quickly approaches!

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Gotta love her!

Mindy

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Don’t forget your pets!

Who said pets don’t like to dress up and go trick or treating. Looks like we have some who really enjoy it!

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Aren’t they all precious!!

Mindy