Sunday, February 28, 2010

Chez Pierre

Grenadian Chicken : 5 sliced chicken breasts, 1 cup flour,1 oz. olive oil, 2 onions, finely sliced, 5 cloves minced garlic, 1 cup pineapple chunks, 1 cup sugar snap peas, 2 sliced green peppers, 1 can italian tomatoes,1 can chicken broth, 1 oz rum, 1 oz orange juice, sliced red peppers to taste.

In a big wok, heat the oil to hot. Roll the chicken in flour and heat in the wok until browned. Take them out set aside. Add onions and garlic, heat till translucent. Add the rum, orange juice, chicken broth, red pepper flakes,, put back the chicken, add the rest, heat until greens are green. Serve with rice. Quite hot if you use a lot of pepper, but best chicken you ever had.

Slipped Away.. Avril Lavigne

Hadn't heard this in awhile. You're right , it's a nice song.



Our earth is a very busy place when it comes to activity. I checked out this site : EARTHQUAKES which has wordly info of all the activity going on. Canada's last earthquake was this morning on the Quebec/Ontario border. magnitude : 3.9 F ( F=felt)

Taco Seasoning Blend

1/4 cup instant minced onion
3 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons crushed red pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons oregano, crushed
Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container. Use generously to season meat or poultry, or use in recipes. Makes about 2/3 cup Taco Seasoning Blend

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Kids say the darndest things

Made Beef tips with deer meat today. We are always cooking "random stuff" like the kids would say.
It's a Slow cooker recipe, and I served it on a bed of egg noodles.

I was visiting Denco today, and mentioned it to her (and thanks for reminding me of the onion soup) . As we prepared to leave, son #2 , the vegetarian, said "what are we having supper? " Denco answered, "you're having noodles,... but the rest of you are having deer tips."

He glanced at me..."deer tits? That don't sound too good!"

Yummy "Gram's Liver" recipe

I have posted this before..yes, the famous liver casserole. Son # 1's favorite meal, and I am making it for lunch. For any newer blog readers, here it is again...

Place slices of liver in an ungreased baking dish. Add salt and Pepper. Add onion slices . Add carrots, sliced. Place bacon slices on top of carrots, to cover entire dish. Cook uncovered. Recipe says to Bake at 325 for an hour. I use a 9 X 13 glass dish with 4 or 5 slices of liver. I parcook my carrot slices because I find they don't cook enough in the oven. To serve, we simply cut a square and serve. It is delicious !

Lotto Max not to the Max

$50 million prize was shared by two winners (BC and Quebec). That MaxMillions, which offered 9 prizes of 1 million wasn't as one would hope. Two people share one million, and the other 8 prizes of 1 million were not won at all, by anyone. Seems that Atlantic Lotto could do better at this lottery? What a farce !

Numbers, by the way were; 2 .27. 30. 32. 35. 36. 38. bonus 39 tag ends with 192.


Three years today since my bro Craig left us. I wish I could hear him say" Hi Sis" just one more time. To get a hug and kiss from him. I often called him for advice, and miss his very honest opinion.

I loved to watch him laugh, and fondly remember him laughing like crazy at Tickle me Elmo.

He was a real gem in my life. I miss you and love you forvever.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Robutussin & Pregnancy

~~Robitussin works on the cervical mucus and increases your chances of getting pregnant
Any expectorant that contains guaifenesin as the only active ingredient can be used in its place. Make sure the ONLY active ingredient as guaifenesin. Any other ingredients can diminish the effect you are looking for.

The recommended dose for improving cervical mucus is two teaspoons (200 mg) taken orally three times per day. Water intake should be increased to encourage cervical mucus production and a full glass should take with each dose of guaifenesin.

Most doctors suggest taking Robitussin five days before and including the day of ovulation for a total of 6 days during your cycle.~~

And of course, if you don't want to get pregnant, and have a cold, change your cough medicine.

Who's So Vain ?

Well it has been recently revealed that according to Carly Simon.... David Geffen is so vain. Geffen was the head of Simon’s Elektra label at the time of her hit song in 1974.
~~And she wasn't mad about a failed romantic relationship, as Geffen is openly gay. Instead, she may have been feeling resentful of Geffen’s promotion of rival Joni Mitchell. ~

I always was told Warren Beatty was so vain.

By the way... I love that song. YOUR SO VAIN

Friday at last.

The week went by fast enough, but I have really been looking forward to the weekend. Loverboy, who never wants to go away from home, surprised me with a 24 hour getaway with him. I was hesitant to go because work has been so busy, but once I left, I realized I needed the break more than thought . We went to the city, ate in a very nice restaurant, shopped a bit afterwards, relaxed, and watched the hockey game.... and really enjoyed each others company. It was so quiet, and slow paced.

For a several hours I felt like someone's lover, not a mother, or even a wife.

It was a nice change.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Empire Theatres

I hear LDot was fuming over the butter dispensers at Empire Theatres. Where, oh where , is their suggestion box.? My complaint is a timely one.

Why is it, that in a place where everything starts at a certain time, is there no clock? You are in line for an eternity, being waited on by the girl with the crooked glasses, (or uneven ears).... wondering... Hmm? I wonder what time it is ?!!!

Free Breakfast Stuff

Kellogg’s has a new promotion on the go from now till August 22. There are 5 different free product coupons on specially marked packages of Kellogg’s cereals.
The free products are:
1. Kellogg’s cereal
2. 1 L of Milk
3. Minute Maid Concentrate
4. Danone Yougurt
5. Bananas

MacDonald's Caffeine

Free coffee at MacDonald's for 2 weeks starting March 1st. Don't leave Walmart without one! I love their coffee, and their lids.

Ok Zumba Gals

here's something for the zumba blog readers... a free sample of Power Bar Gel Blasts. Wow..sounds cool eh?

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Dear John

KLS and I went to the movies tonight. Saw Dear John.. a somewhat slow, sad movie. Only thing fast was the loud clap-of-thunder fart that someone slipped out. I quickly turned to KLS, and said "Is the hostess here?"

There were many giggles in the audience, and it seemed the laughter throughout the crowd was getting harder and harder to supress. I was starting to wonder if KLS was going to recover.

I was just thankful it didn't smell.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Sleep Positions

Those who curl up in the foetus position are described as tough on the outside but sensitive at heart. They may be shy when they first meet somebody, but soon relax. This is the most common sleeping position and, twice as many women as men tend to adopt this position.
Lying on your side with both arms down by your side. These sleepers are easy going, social people who like being part of the in-crowd, and who are trusting of strangers. However, they may be gullible.
People who sleep on their side with both arms out in front are said to have an open nature, but can be suspicious, cynical. They are slow to make up their minds, but once they have taken a decision, they are unlikely ever to change it.
Lying on your back with both arms pinned to your sides. People who sleep in this position are generally quiet and reserved. They don't like a fuss, but set themselves and others high standards.
Lying on your front with your hands around the pillow, and your head turned to one side. Often gregarious and brash people, but can be nervy and thin-skinned underneath, and don't like criticism, or extreme situations.
Lying on your back with both arms up around the pillow. These sleepers make good friends because they are always ready to listen to others, and offer help when needed. They generally don't like to be the centre of attention.

The freefall position is good for digestion, while the starfish and soldier positions are more likely to lead to snoring and a bad night's sleep.

Bronze versus silver

According to a survey of winners of bronze and silver medals... Bronze winners are generally happier than silver medal winners. The logic, in plain language, is that silver winners are pretty bummed out that they lost , and came second; while bronze winners just can't believe they won at all!


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Polysporin to Go

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Pook Toque

Oh, it's Canadian ! A toque with many moods. Watch the quick video, filmed in Vancouver.


Hotel California

In the Hotel California song ( YOUTUBE LINK) they sing "warm smell of Colitas rising up through the air".

I read that~~ Colitas has no meaning in English. In Spanish, it translates as “little tails”, and refers to the tips of marijuana leaves, supposedly the most potent part of the plant.~~

Don Henley says it's a desert flower and the song is about excesses and egotism. Some think it's about a hotel and drug use. Some even think it's about marriage. "You can check out anytime, but you can never leave."

It is a known fact that "her mind is Tiffany-twisted" refers to Tiffany store, and obviously an addiction to nice things.

"Steely knives"... Steely is a warm reference and a hello to Steely Dan who had included the lyric "Turn up the Eagles, the neighbors are listening" in their famous song "Everything You Did."

70's music trivia & memories

Sat by the HH Music Man today, and he was telling me about some 70's music trivia, around number one hits. The first #1 hit in the 1970's was "Raindrops keep fallin' on my head" by BJ Thomas. And the last hit of the 70's was "Escape (The PiƱa Colada Song)" by Rupert Holmes.

And on that 1979 list, when I was turning 16, were great tunes like Sad Eyes (Robert John) that I still hear and associate with a crush I had back then and a last waltz.
The week I turned 16, the number one was heartache tonight by the Eagles and soon after was "Still" by the Commodores.

The Commodores remind me of a boyfriend who would peddle his bike from Woods Harbour to see me. He must of had it bad. When he couldn't make it down & get love sick, he would call me on the phone and play "Three times a lady" . I wondered how old I was when that was #1.

I checked back and it was in the summer of 1978 when I was almost 15. I was still kinda young, and unwilling (so to say)... no wonder he stopped peddling his bike. Lot of effort for little results.

Something & Open Mic

This song was played last night at Open Mic . SOMETHING

It was very good, and last year it was my favorite performance when the hillbilly's brother sang it.

Many entertainers were on stage. Some we see often and others not so often. Amazing talent. M Simon performed 3 songs from a new CD, soon to be released. And this Barry ? , a true entertainer, performed like no other. One song he sang was "smoke that cigarette". I hadn't heard it in years. Nigel played an 80's medley which got some at my table singing into fake microphones.

Even Mach2 sang a song. It's a song I like and I often use the phrase... check it out : Somedays are diamond, Some days are stone.
A real social event ! Your loss if you missed it ! Very nice evening Avery !

RedNeck Revelations

You can always count on the Redneck for good, sound, honest advice. In a conversation about... I don't know what... he said that the words asteroids and hemorrhoids are used wrongly.

Hemorrhoids should be the word used for that flying space rock in the hemisphere.
Asteroids should be the word used for that ass trouble.

I could have chose a picture of hemorroids but some may think my pictures are in bad taste lately.. haha. ( Refering to the sunscreen picture: Put your glasses on ! see Mme Piano ! it's the top of the sunscreen bottle you see. )

Saturday, February 20, 2010

In a jam

Had a quick parenting lesson yesterday.

While it's still OK to kiss your 12 year old goodnight ( the one with the girlfriend...hehe) it's not okay to pack jam sandwiches cut out into hearts.

Oh well ! I thought they were cute and the dog enjoyed his afternoon snack !


Here's an offer on Whiskas. Buy 5 bags or same size, save the UPC codes, and get a free bag.

Details are HERE

Speaking of cats... that reminds me. I hear it's pretty difficult to adopt a cat, which is a good thing. The hostess and her daughter picked one out and had their "application" processed. A week or two later, after being approved, a snowstorm prevented them from actually picking up on adoption day. But when she and Mme E, returned another day, another lady, deaf and mute, was there for the same cat ! There was some hand signing and laughter when they gave up, and let the cat go with the deaf and mute lady. Better luck next time !

Friday, February 19, 2010


I don't know if it was the chocolate, the heat, or the wine. But I had such a laugh tonight playing cards. it's just torture when you get a into a real laughing fit, where you can't look at a certain person, or even hear their voice, without a giggle. It all started with the weirdest question.

"66 ounces? I mean, ... how much is that? Is it more than a fourty ouncer?"

Do you smoke after sex?

, or have you even checked?
I read about a 107 year old man from Hong Kong, who still enjoys an occasional smoke, and has attributed his longevity in part to sexual abstinence. He said~~ a low-fat diet and regular dawn exercises had helped him fight off the ravages of old age.~~
He was widowed when he was 30 , and hasn't had sex since.~~He says he had no difficulty living a monastic existence for nearly 80 years. He admits the pleasures of tobacco have been harder to resist.~~

SO there you have it. For those, such as the Hillbilly, stop your search, and begin to embrace 60 wonderful sexless years ! ( wow that sounds like a long time)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Somebody Loves Me

Went to work tonight. Quietly went in the office and shut the door to do some uninterrupted work. 2 hours later I hear a little knock at the door. Ah the cook, wondering if I want hot tea and a cinnamon roll. Sure ! 2 minutes later, another little knock. " Yah ! Come in ! I say, without turning my chair around. The door opens quietly.

"goodnight Dorlene ! Moi fun avec Dorlene !"
It warmed me more than the tea .


I don't know about Superstore. They moved the eggs and the butter, and the milk is god knows where . They have the worst carts. When we shop for work, we can't steer the carts. Then at the cash, they ask us if we have reusable bags? I mean, we have two cart loads... how many bags would we need. We would need a cart to cart the bags ! So we pay 5 cents a bag. And no grocery pick up available. And on your way out, you spot something you may have wanted, in that section that you only see on your way out.... Isn't that an odd place to put stuff? Maybe they should have a customer service counter there instead...with a suggestion box.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Free Static Window Cling

for your car window. A window cling to remind you to bring your reusable bag to the store, and save the planet.

Over 40 ?

I figured it out. I know why they claim that women over 40 finally know who they are.

The reason we know who we are is because our teenage children keep reminding us... Oh my God're so dumb, so stupid, so embarrassing...!

It's really starting to sink in. It's so dumb of me to suggest snow pants when there is a foot of snow ! What am I thinking? He's only going around the neighborhood, and isn't going to get wet with snow ! Gosh ! Not my child ! Never ! Arggh!

oh those Blog Readers

Saw TS at the store today... wondering who Cowboy Cassanova was ? hehe.

Blondie is having trouble sleeping. Is it menopause ? Thanks God for snow days.

LCutie has given up the hard stuff... now drinks plain hot water.

Gibb has been heard saying that grandmere is spending all the Lady's inheritance.

Cowboy Cassanova folds laundry when he is a bum, lounging at home.

JS loves Cupcake.

The littlest loves Thomas and the dog's dish.

Red, who never reads blogs.... enjoys mine :)

The hostess is trying to get in touch with Tina Turner.

Todd is hyper right now.

Mrs. Tiptoe is killing me slowly, one word at a time.

Olivia's mom comtemplated kidnapping.

True Lemon Packets

Free sample for canadians. Use it anywhere you would use lemon. Click on the lemon and scroll down to fill in your mailing address.


New moms know what these are. And there's a fabulous sale online right now. Free shipping if you buy two, and many booties are 50% OFF! Great for this cold weather. Great gift for mom to be as well ! Check it out ! ROBEEZ

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


................................................Today was Prince Charming's birthday and we went over for cake. I had a piece of the famous cake creation made by Lcutie and the Cook. It was very good indeed and very pretty. These young ladies are so domesticated. I am impressed.

Marshmallow Fondant :

1/4 cup butter
1 (16 ounce) package miniature marshmallows
4 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 pounds confectioners' sugar, divided
Place the butter in a shallow bowl, and set aside.
Place the marshmallows in a large microwave-safe bowl, and microwave on High for 30 seconds to 1 minute to start melting the marshmallows. Carefully stir the water and vanilla extract into the hot marshmallows, and stir until the mixture is smooth. Slowly beat in the confectioners' sugar, a cup at a time, until you have a sticky dough. Reserve 1 cup of powdered sugar for kneading. The dough will be very stiff.
Rub your hands thoroughly with butter, and begin kneading the sticky dough. As you knead, the dough will become workable and pliable. Turn the dough out onto a working surface dusted with confectioners' sugar and continue kneading until the fondant is smooth and no longer sticky to the touch, 5 to 10 minutes.
Form the fondant into a ball, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight. To use, allow the fondant to come to room temperature, and roll it out onto a flat surface dusted with confectioners' sugar.

News from the Tomb

...................................As the sailor posted on FB... today there was breaking news of King Tut's death. Did you all know he had died? Had you even heard he was sick?

His mummy is 3300 years old ( give or take a day) What I read today was that King Tut , short for Tutankhamun, (likely too hard to learn his name at Papillion)~~, was a frail boy who suffered from a cleft palate and club foot. He died of complications from a broken leg exacerbated by malaria and his parents were most likely brother and sister.~~
While a comparatively minor ruler, he has captivated the public since the 1922 discovery of his tomb, which was filled with a stunning array of jewels and artifacts, including a golden funeral mask. ~~ They once thought he was ~~murdered, until a 2005 CT scan ruled that out, finding the hole was likely from the mummification process. The scan also uncovered the broken leg.
The newest tests paint a picture of a pharaoh whose immune system was likely weakened by congenital diseases. His death came from complications from the broken leg — along with a new discovery: severe malaria.~~

Odd isn't it ?

I need to have a criminal check done for my small volunteering job at Sunday school. Yes, new rules for the catholic church, which has been in the news too many times, with a super long list of their own criminals. Criminals who have been hiding behind this curtain of a faith. And they worry about us ??? I will get them one, no problem.

But it appears the biggest crimes have been committed by sick, deranged men who chose to hide behind their white collar, ignore facts, abuse mentally, sexually, and physically, lie, mislead parishioners, and threaten children, all in the name of the Lord.

Amen to that blog post and God Bless the rest.

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Monday, February 15, 2010


Dimples from across the street, asked me to blog about my father. She claims he torments her every chance he gets. Hard to believe.

25 years ago, while visiting Aunt Rain , Dad enjoyed some brownies, that some friends had brought over for a get together. Unaware of the ingredients, he drove the car to the wharf, and on the way back, the brownies kicked in. He felt like he was traveling a 100 miles an hour. The men aboard the vehicle were telling him to speed up, & that they could walk faster, but the brownie effect had him clingy to the steering wheel, trying to make the curves, telling them all to hang on as he tried to control the "speeding" car. He said the posts were zinging past really fast. He eventually made it back, later had laughing fits, and the munchies too !

Jaywalkers cured

I was telling plain jane today about jaywalkers in the Phillipines. I guess it's a really bad problem. They introduced a new punishment. Jaywalkers must do one of the following.

A) pay a fine

B) sing the national anthem on the street, amongst onlookers.

Guess the B choice has been curing the problem.

Love this picture

Sperm Debris

For "you-know-who" .... I am really sorry for having the laughing fits when the lab said your sperm count could not be read, due to too much debris. (I, however ,did not laugh as much as The Good One.)

I read that semen is made up of sperm cells, seminal fluid and debris (dead sperm, white cells, mucus and fat globules).

My sincere apologies.

And the fact that your container for resample was used by your unknowing daughter in her lunch box... was priceless.

It's all safe with me, I will never tell.

Save our Cat

Ferry that is ...

Friday, February 12, 2010

Worcestershire Sauce

First made at 68 Broad Street, Worcester, England, by two chemists, John Lea and William Perrins. The year was 1837. (I think Lea Sauce would have been a better name. Easy to spell, and to say.)

According to Lea & Perrins®.... Worcestershire Sauce doesn’t need to be refrigerated, but refrigeration does help to preserve the flavor and shelf life of the product. AND it won’t spoil after the expiration date due to the high vinegar content. It never spoils. Just make sure you shake it before use.

I have always kept mine in the fridge, and decided to check the expiration date . I can't even find one, but the bottom of the bottle has a number made right into the glass. It says 2037 ?

Ding Dong Avon calling

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March 6th at the West Pubnico Legion.

Cost $5.00 ( for hall rental, prizes, beverages, disposable plates, cups and utensils)

Bring: your Pay Me purse with quarters . There have been offers to make sweets, but the decision on sandwiches has not yet been made.

Doors open at 2:30, games start at 3pm.

Play: Two games, followed by supper.. (we will provide the hot and cold beverages)

After supper another game for the semi-finalists. Semi-finalists will not be the "Pay Me Winners" from each table. Instead it will be based on lowest scores.
Then the final game will be played, likely with the six lowest scores from the semi-final round.

There will be Karaoke in the lounge in the back, for those like me, who can sing better than play cards.

There will be a first and second place, and a booby prize.

Leftover dollars will be donated to the Legion hall.
This is a fun event ! No need to worry about how well you play ! All players are welcomed !

You should pre-register so we know how many to expect.
Call or email:

Thursday, February 11, 2010


I have admitted before, that I love kissing. Last week I had a dream of a man with really full lips. He was speaking to me, and was standing very close. I had no idea what he was saying . I couldn't take my eyes off his mouth and gently kissed his lips... they were so full and so so soft.

At the last card game I told the girls about my dream kisser. Last year I had a dream of a spanish looking man who sat by me on a couch, in a room packed with people, and we kissed. This wasn't the same feller. Remembering his lips, I think it could have actually been that Tiger of a golfer. Haha !

All week I have had this kiss on my mind. Tonight, in the staircase, I stopped for a quick flirt with Loverboy. Shared a kiss that he won't forget for a couple hours. He walked away smiling, wondering what the heck got into me I figure. Hope it was as good for him as my dream kisser was for me !

Discovery Health has a kissing quiz. I took it and I am ~~A Krafty Kisser enjoys being playful and prankish.... the kind of person that is naturally more frisky and even a little mischievous~~ Ma ! What next !

Try it... KISS QUIZ