Monday, October 31, 2011

Monday's Sexual Post

Goodmorning. Thanks for returning here every Monday. Nice to see you.
I have good news and bad news.
Bad news... I am laid up (literally) and have not researched or read anything worthy of writing about in the past 7 days. I did watch Maury 6 times and thought I might gain some knowledge from it, something to blog about. All I learned was if you are currently sleeping with your mother's sister ex-husband's cousin, wear condoms.
I did learn from a conversation that roosters have their testicles inside their body, as do elephants. "The rooster mounts a chicken and touches his cloaca to the hens cloaca and deposits a sperm sac into the hen. " The hen doesn't get pregnant, but the egg(s) gets fertilized.
The good news: There will be a Monday sex post before next Monday.
Thanks for reading.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Half Way

So far, so good !

I am half way through my 52 weeks of cassseroles !

It's been a good thing.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Week # 26 Easy Beans & Weiners

Well it doesn't get any easier. As I laid around, I remembered this recipe and found it. It's a crock pot recipe and when I read it, I asked myself... why, even bother? What a waste of electricity. But it has 4.5/5 stars.....
So I got it all together, and the silent one peeked in, and said " Why even bother? What a waste of electricity. Why put something in the crockpot that would normally take 3 minutes to cook?"
3 cans pork and mollasses beans
12 hotdogs, each cut into 4
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup mollasses
2 teaspoons prepared mustard
Mix together in the crock pot, (slow cooker) and cook on low for 5 hours.
COMMENTS: My dad and I said it was wonderful. If served this unknowingly, we both would have guessed they were homemade beans. Son #1 even liked it, and Loverboy said, it's okay. But he's the guy who prefers canned beans.

Free coffee

McDonalds will be bringing back a week of free coffee.
Promotion runs all day across Canada from October 31 - November 6, 2011.
It's for a small coffee, but you can always ask for larger and pay the difference.

Friday, October 28, 2011

This weekend at the Red Cap

Weekend Feature: STUFFED PORK LOIN served with a Hunter Sauce, Braised Cabbage and Roasted Squash $13.99
Available Fri. Oct. 28 to Sun. Oct 3oth or while quantities last.
Chef Amy invites you to "Taste the Difference Freshness Makes"762-2112

ALSO Wendell and Philppe are playing at the Red Cap on THURSDAY. Call now to reserve !

Chez Pierre

Cajun duck stew

Now, Pierre likes all sorts of wild beasts, and thought he'd try this. M. Prud'homme doesn't have to worry yet.

3 wild ducks ( not eiders) ( bertie's ducks)...

cut off the legs and wings and breasts

In a frying pan, bit of olive oil, 2 sliced onions, 3 minced garlic cloves, 1 tablespoon cajun spices ( from superstore),the legs and wings, heat until brown . Add this to a pot with 1 can chicken broth, whatever veggies you like, I used 2 sliced apples, celery, 1 sliced green pepper, sliced potato. Bit of salt and pepper.

Add the duck breasts, heat and simmer for about an hour.

Next time I'd wait about half an hour before adding the peppers , apples and celery.

Keeps the taste of the duck, so those that don't like wild meat may not like this, I found it delicious.

Laid Up

Being laid up is very hard.
Although there are many times when I can't wait to sprawl out on the sofa; I am at my wit's end. I had sugery on my leg 5 days ago, and on day #3, the computer broke down.
The days are long here on the couch, naps are getting boring, and I have watched Price is Right and Maury three days in a row.
The one thing I long for the most; a nice warm bath .... but like being thirsty when you have no water, I cannot have a tub soak yet.
Thats enough complaining.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Today at the Red Cap

Chef's Feature: Thurs. Oct. 27th -

HADDOCK AU GRATIN - Local haddock baked in a creamy white sauce topped with cracker crumbs and cheese, served with toast points and a garden salad. $10.99

Fresh local haddock supplied by Inshore Fisheries - West Pubnico

Eat in or Take out...........762-2112

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Peeping Tom "H"

Last weeks windows belonged to Glenda, Gerard a Tante Shell, Guy a Elaine, and Georges a Normie.
This week, only one is on an off road.
The rest are on the main road... well maybe one is only somewhat .

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Haunted Village

Watch this video by Carla Allen.
The Haunted Village in West Pubnico !
Very nice indeed !
Photo: Carla Allen

Living Well Sample

Are you registered with Living Well ?
It's easy, and today they are giving samples of Motrin liquid gels.
(click the trials tab on the left of the Living Well site)
They still have over 6000 samples as of now.
Great for the car, cosmetic bag, and first aid kit!
Order yours HERE

Tidy Tuesday

"Housework is something you do that nobody notices until you don't do it." ~Author Unknown"
, or fall cleaning is the topic today. Wow, some people are organized. I found a list of household chores we should do before the holidays and winter rolls around. Do it one day at a time. Everybody's clothes should be looked through, and outfits looked at. Keep, or toss into a bag for donation. Soon they'll be getting new clothes for Christmas ! Pack away summer outfits.
Clean appliances now. The fridge, & don't forget to clean underneath & to vacuum the coils in the back. Don't forget the oven. Do it now.
Clean out the bathroom(s) . Remember the 27 item story about gathering 27 items to toss out every week. Well toss out old make-up, & lotions that are never used. Clean grout.
Move to the living room and do the same for clutter. And vacuum, under cushions, in cracks, and in vents.
Clear out the kitchen cabinets and drawers. Check expiration date and toss out any herbs or spices that are too old. Wipe down all of the cabinet shelves, then the doors.
Turn all mattresses over.

Have a good night sleep :)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday's Sexual Post

The female nocturnal orgasm is the topic.
Or wet dream as it's called.
Did you know that 29% of women have had an orgasm during their sleep.
I was pleasantly surprised by that figure.
We don't hear much about the female "wet dream" because the male wet dream is so much more common.
It's a fact that women who sleep in longer have more wet dreams than the early risers. ( I know a few of these )
The reason is that wet dreams occur mostly in the REM stage ( rapid eye movement), and those women who sleep in, have more REM than the rest.
Sweet dreams.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Cookie Giving

Here's a great idea !
At Christmas, or whenever, bake cookies and give them in a refurbished Pringles can !

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Lonely People

Tonight, I heard "Lonely people" by America.
Such a nice, short song, and a rather lonely song.
What the heck does it mean?
"Don't give up until you drink from the silver cup?"
Dan Peek, who wrote it, was a religious guy, and he wanted the lonely and single to people to turn to God. He died this year at the age of 60, in his sleep, from heart disease.
He left the band in 1977, and had performed the tune live with the lyrics "Don't give up until you drink from the silver cup and give your heart to Jesus Christ."
Now we know.
This is for all the lonely people ...


When I saw this picture, it reminded me of a magazine article I recently read, titled:
"Divorce, does it catch?"
So what about break ups and divorce ?
Does it catch?
I was surprised to learn that yes.
While of course it doesn't "really" catch, the idea does catch on.
If someone you look up to, takes the initiative and finally "breaks up"', it often will give you the courage to follow suit.

In our little village, you may be wondering if I am implying something here, but no, I'm just saying.
S0 to the woman who likes to both giggle and sing, if you are vacationing in Italy, and read this blog to keep up to date, don't call home to see who broke up. Haha ! Gotcha ! I had 2 readers from Italy Thursday, so I wondered...?

Friday, October 21, 2011

Mark your Calendars

It's a weekend full of events for the opening of the Centre communautaire de Par-en-Bas

  • Nov 3rd at the
  • Red Cap Restaurant - Route 335, Middle West Pubnico, (902) 762-2112
  • 6 to 8pm: Philip et Wendell
  • free admission
Friday Nov 4th 2011In the Salle Père-Maurice-LeBlanc – Centre communautaire de Par-en-Bas - 4258 Route 308, Tusket, (902) 648-2253

Comedy Night !
Doors open 6:30
Starts at 7pm

A night of comedy you won't want to miss !!
Ryan Doucette and also Léonice et Françoise (Caroline et Lucille d’Entremont) &
Laurent d’Entremont as master of ceremonies !

Admission: 10$ adults, 5$ students
  • Saturday November 5
In the Salle Père-Maurice-LeBlanc – Centre communautaire de Par-en-Bas

Round Table: 1:30 – 3:30pm
Panel members: Ron Bourgeois, Paul Gallant, Weldon Boudreau, Daniel LeBlanc, Lorraine Plourde (FeCANE)
Discussion: sur l’industrie des arts en général et de la musique acadienne et francophone en NÉ en particulier ; les défis, son positionnement, comment le développer, ses relations avec l’industrie anglophone dans le but de faire le développement de l’industrie de la musique et des arts en français et augmenter la participation des artistes français à Music Nova Scotia.

Concert featuring Acadien musicians
Doors open at 6:30
Concert starts at 7pm

Artists: Accord, Weldon Boudreau, Ron Bourgeois, Bastringue (with Daniel LeBlanc de Grand Dérangement)

Admission: 15$ adult, 5$ students

  • Sunday November 6th 2011
Salle Père-Maurice-LeBlanc – Centre communautaire de Par-en-Bas
Grand Opening Concert !
Doors open at 1:30
Concert begins at 2pm
Artists: Simon & André & André, Philip et Wendell, Dixacadie, Paul Saulnier, Yvette d’Entremont, Corey Wilson,
Emily Adams, Alyssa LeBlanc, Chelsea Nickerson & Brittney Pothier, Luc d’Eon, Elyse Delaney, Les Maddens, Paul Moulaison et La Chorale Acadienne du Sud-Ouest with du Père Maurice LeBlanc & others.
Admission: 10$ adulte, 5$ students

Also, there will be an art exposition by les membres du Conseil des arts de Par-en-Bas

Week # 25 Creamy chicken and pasta

Preheat your oven to 400F
1 cup dry fusili pasta
Chicken breasts , raw, cut up into pieces
3 tbsp oil
salt and pepper
garlic powder
1 can cream of mushroom
1 can cream of chicken
2 cups frozen mixed vegetables

Cook your pasta.
Fry the chicken in the oil ( I used two cut up breasts)
add, onion, salt and pepper, and a sprinkle of garlic powder
Once the chicken is mostly cooked, add 2 cans soup to it (mine were both cream of chicken soups), add the frozen veggies ( I used 1 cup not two) and add the cooked and drained pasta.
Mix it up, and place all this in a small, lightly buttered, casserole dish (I used a 9x9 square)
Topping: Mix together 1 cup bread crumbs, 2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese, and two tbsp butter melted.
Bake at 400F for 30 minutes.
COMMENTS: I cooked it for 23 minutes, and took it out as it was bubbly and the topping was very toasty. We all loved it ! It's delicious ! I worried that it would be too soupy since I omitted 1 cup of frozen peas and carrots, but it was perfect. I especially liked the crumb topping, and Son #1 said the crumbs were the only part of it he didn't really like.
One of the best I made in 25 weeks. I would definitely make it again.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Pumpkin smiles

I so enjoyed myself today. At work we carved pumpkins.
As they cut and dug, they spoke of Halloween in their days.
They used much smaller pumpkins, and one complained that as soon as they went out of doors with it, the little candle in the bottom would blow out.
So, I asked " So you carried our little carved pumpkin to the other houses? What did they give you for a treat?"
Nothing ! they replied in unison, and all laughed.
No one had anything to give.
One lady made us sing, but most told us to go away.
I asked about making tricks... yes, they used to. One person had tossed the cut off end of a cabbage and struck the homeowner in the head. The guilty one never got blamed, but she got questioned the next day. They spoke of wooden thread spools, with notches in it, and they would use string and somehow it made a horrible sound against the windows.
So as we carved, one of the residents looked after the seeds, and we had roasted pumpkin seeds for a snack.
One told me that they used to feed pumpkin seeds to the bedwetters, for a cure.
I checked it out on google.... and sure enough !

Clocks go Back

Only at 2am, November 6th, do the clocks go back an hour.
Can't wait.
I hate these dark mornings.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Apple Pie Pita

The walker told me tonight that she read that if you use
a half a pita, place apple slices and spices inside it, and perhaps a sugar alternative if needed, and bake it .... it'll be delicious.
Then I found this: Stuff pita bread with apple quarters; add butter, sugar/substitute and cinnamon. Wrap in foil; place on cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
For microwave - wrap in a paper towel and heat on HIGH for 5 minutes.

The Bingo Report

If I hadn't made one of those big snore/snort on the couch, I wouldn't have woke myself up for BINGO. You know the kind, happens right when you drift off to sleep.
But sometimes you really feel that you should go.
Feel that there's a reason.
You're feeling lucky.
What was the reason tonight?
I dunno.
To support and encourage the walker as she braved embarrassment and hollered BINGO almost three times in a row.
And to poke fun at the newphie nurse, despite her threat about raising a boot.

Peeping Tom "G"

Last weeks "F" windows belonged to Felixa, Flavien a Rolande, Francine a Wayne, and Francois Cormier ( pheasants enjoy cormiers, I learned)

This week I got caught leaving a driveway. I asked the lady of the house if she knew what I was doing there, and with a chuckle she said " yes, pretty much so!"
I felt like a real criminal when I met one of the homeowners on the road, gave a wave, and immediately made my way to their house, which is not visible from any road. My timing was perfect!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Carol's Car Hop

Photo contribution: Anna leBlanc

I almost remember this place.

Help me with the years of operation...

and just who was Carol?

Comments welcomed.

Tidy Tuesday

80% of the dirt that's in your house, got brought in on shoes. Wow ! Fascinating !
They suggest we should have a mat outside, and inside every entrance of the house. The inside mat should be a durable carpet with a non skid back. It should be absorbent,
and the inside mat should be vacuumed regularly.
The outside mat should have some sort of blades on it, to remove dirt, and let it fall between the blades. Or a fibre mat is suitable. Also mentioned were mats made of recycled rubber, with spaces in between, so dirt can fall through. The outside mat should be shook often.
Hmm? Maybe I should invest in a couple outdoor mats, as I do have a couple doors without an outside mat.
I never realized until now that the one inside the garage is not apparently not doing it's job, according to the dirt that seems to land on the other side of the door.
Something to think about.

Monday, October 17, 2011

To bra, or not to bra

I was reading an article about breast health the other day. It mentioned a book called "Dressed to Kill". It had stats about women, and the correlation between the hours they wear their bras, and breast health, especially cancer. They talked about impaired lymphatic flow. Apparently, some of us are wearing stuff too restricted, and our tissues cannot move as freely as maybe we should.
Here's some stats:
  • Women who wore their bras 24 hours per day had a 3 out of 4 chance of developing breast cancer
  • Women who wore bras more than 12 hour per day but not to bed had a 1 out of 7 risk.
  • Women who wore their bras less than 12 hours per day had a 1 out of 152 risk.
  • Women who wore bras rarely or never had a 1 out of 168 chance of getting breast cancer.
So? very interesting. Women of higher economic status have higher incidences of breast cancer, because they stay dressed up longer. Women who exercise, and have some bouncing going on, have more lymphatic movement, and less incidences of breast cancer.
So there. I won't feel bad when I put my tunique on at 8pm, or get dressed at 11 on Saturday.
It's good for me !

$3.00 off

$3.00 off Children's or Infant Tylenol.
from Livingwell.

Monday's Sexual Post

Last week we talked about the cleavage between breasts, and mammary sex.

Another form of non-penetrative sex is intergluteal sex. If you are familiar with the term glutes, you will realize that this form of sex involves the gluteus maximus or "glutes", which makes up most of our buttocks.

The fairly popular intergluteal sex, is simply thrusting an erect penis in the gluteal cleft... or as we would say .... dans la crack de fesse. The gluteal cleft is the crack from your anus upward. Not to be confused with anal sex, this is non-penetrative, and lubrication is no doubt welcomed. I read the best position is having the woman on all fours and he can figure out the best angle, and if her thighs should be open or closed. Angling the penis upward is the best way, and semen is less likely to make it's way to her labia. Most men use a hand to prevent slipping out, and to create more friction. While this seems to be all about "him", women do claim it feels good and is quite memorable.

Like the mammary sex, I think butt cheek sex may work best if you are well endowed in this area. Coming from the Cesaire family, like many of my cousins, I am not well endowed in this department. Last week was more my department.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Familiar names

Found this interesting piece of newspaper from Gary Dulong' facebook.
Children's parade results.
Many familiar names from East and West Pubnico.

Clay that dries hard

I had to make some modeling clay this morning for Son #2's science project.
I dug out this recipe I have had for years. I forgot how nice it was.
It makes, as the title says, clay that will dry hard.
2 cups flour
1 cup salt
1 tbsp oil
add water until it turns out nice.

(If your clay is too wet and sticky, add flour)
Color it if needed.
Or let it dry and paint it.

Coronation Street fans

Betty Driver died yesterday.

~~The Coronation Street producers,back in 1969 to ask her to play the part of policeman's wife Betty Turpin on what was initially a three-month contract. "I thought, why not," Driver later recalled. "It'll make a break for a while. That was in 1969 and the rest is history." She was still pulling pints at the Rovers more than 40 years later having become one of the longest-serving cast members of the popular soap.

In January 2011 she told the BBC she would never retire. "I just love working and I will never retire - ever - they'll have to shoot me to get rid of me," she said. "I just love people, you see, and I love the cast."~~

I'm still here

I received a phone call from my Sis.
Are you alright? she said
I have been on your blog at least five times since Friday!
Spaghetti Pie.
Spaghetti Pie.
Spaghetti Pie.
Spaghetti Pie.
Still Spaghetti Pie.

Against the WInd

I've always loved Bob Seger's song "Against the Wind".
The lyrics are great and that little piano solo at 2:40 is just lovely.
What does "running against the wind " mean?
I figure it means ...Taking something that's difficult, and making it even more difficult than it is.
We do that sometimes.
Rather than going with the flow, we find ourselves running against the wind.
And why do we run against the wind, when it's tiring and hard?
I suppose it's really to challenge ourselves, and to subconsciously learn about ourselves.
So when we are settled " with deadlines and commitments", as the song says, we no longer seek shelter against the wind.
But we get older, and in many different ways, we still run against the wind.
Maybe that's a good thing.
Deep stuff for Sunday morning.

Co-op Week Baking contest

Baking Contest
It's Tuesday, October 18, not Wednesday as usual.
Bring in any favorite Cake during the day before5:00 pm.
Judging will take place at 6:00pm
Good Luck !

Co-op Week

Come in anytime during the week and pick up your coloring sheet for the contest !
And bring it back by Thursday October 20, 2011 before noon.
Every child who brings in a sheet for the contest, gets a small prize for participating !
Judging will take place at Thursday at 1:00pm
3 age groups: 3-5 yrs, 6-8 yrs, 9-10yrs.
One prize will be awarded for each age group

Friday, October 14, 2011

Week #24 Spaghetti Pie

Ingredients: 6 ounces of spaghetti ( one quarter of a 900 gram package)
2 tbsp butter
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 well beaten eggs
1/2 cup cooked ground beef
Just a bit more than 1.5 cups of spaghetti sauce
1/2 cup grated cheese

Preheat your oven to 350F.
Cook that spaghetti, drain and add butter, parmesan and eggs. Toss it all around.
Pour it into a large greased pie plate and sort of make a bit of a crust with it. You know, indent the middle somewhat.
Add the hamburg.
Pour the spaghetti sauce over that hamburg.
Bake at 350F for 20 minutes.
Add the cheese and bake for another 5 minutes.

This recipe also called for cottage cheese, which I love, but they hate. If you use it, 1 cup of it goes on the spaghetti, just before the hamburg and sauce.
I also got excited and added the grated cheese before placing it in the oven; guess I was supposed to wait 20 minutes. And I added about 3/4 cups of cheese, not 1/2 cup. I had used cold cooked hamburg that I had leftover in the fridge, and in 20 minutes, everything was very hot.
COMMENTS: Very Good ! was everyone's comment. It's surprising how easy it cuts and serves. Just like pie ! I definitely would make it again. Would be great for leftover spaghetti.
My sis suggest putting foil around the edges, so the spaghetti won't get crunchy.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

My apologies for posting this a tad bit late :) CIL

~~The famous day to stuff your belly and not have to feel guilty about it! That is, until you’ve had turkey leftovers for a week and start to notice that your jeans are not fitting quite like they used to...
What would be the perfect wine pairing to go with one of the best traditional meals around? This can be a nightmare to some, since there are so many elements and ingredients to Thanksgiving dinner, from sweet squash, mashed potatoes, gravy and spices, to fresh cranberry sauce. That means there are many different wines that could pair well with this meal. You might want to go back to last weeks ‘Weekend Wine-O” to brush up on pairing techniques for this one.
Your wine should always compliment your meal, and for this one, you need a wine that will be able to ‘go with the flow’. Stay away from powerful, in your face reds and whites. If you’re cooking a basic Thanksgiving dinner with foods such as turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, squash, peas, carrots, and cranberry sauce, try these styles of wine:

I would rate Champagne or sparkling wine as being my number one choice for turkey dinner. Try one that is low in alcohol and made from red grapes like Pinot Noir, or a classic such as Chardonnay. The acidity in these sparkling wines allows them to pair well with heavier, starchy foods, and the bubbles act as a perfect palate cleanser between bites.
Thanksgiving dinner is also a great time to get to know rosés. Not all rosés are sweet as we tend to think of them, in fact a lot of producers these days are making incredible dry or bone-dry variations that are exceptional in value. Pick up a bone dry rosé for around $12 and see how well it works!
More common wines for Thanksgiving are Riesling or Gewürztraminer. These fantastic wines have great depth, complexity, and can come in all sorts of different styles from sweet to bone dry. I would go for German or Alsatian, which are a little more on the pricier side however, if you really want to celebrate, they are both very good.
Lastly, if you really are looking for a red wine to go with this meal, there’s no better than a great Pinot Noir. Earthy, acidic, light bodied, with low alcohol, a lighter style Pinot Noir can truly give your Thanksgiving meal the love it deserves.
“Bon Appétit!”
- Raegan Stuart

$5.oo off Listerine

Here's a great coupon if you buy Listerine Whitening Mouthwash.
$5.00 off .
Print your coupon HERE

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Halloween Ideas

Wow, check out the Martha Stewart website of halloween ideas ! Impressive indeed.
I love the carrot nose Jack-o-lanterns and of course I love these placecards, as I am a placecard fanatic !
It's all RIGHT HERE!
Click through the many, many pictures.

I hate

Sour burps
Reheated Kentucky Fried Chicken
Pens that don't write good
Kinks in the neck
Calls from Rachel from cardholder services
Apples that look good on the outside, and aren't on the inside
That pre-ketchup water

Peeping Tom "F"

Last weeks windows were: Emilie 'Tit Millie, Emile "Lassie", Elaine a Brian, Elizabeth "Betty a Ken".

Tuesday afternoon at the Co-op, I ran into Gwertie. We chatted, and as soon as she mentioned last weeks windows I realized it was Tuesday and I had to get some "F"ing windows. ( not the F word, of course). I left the co-op and in several minutes I had my four pictures. Once I was back home I couldn't remember the one with the bushes, and I couldn't even recognize it !! Wow... pretty bad.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Do ya ?

I heard this song tonight. It started as soon as I jumped in my car.
It reminds me of us women, and all the intimate questions we like to ask while lying in bed, as he tries to sleep...haha!
Do you still love me, do ya?

Oasis & Nature Valley

If you buy Nature Valley Bars , keep an eye out for a new promotion. Inside Nature Valley Bars, there's a coupon for OASIS juice, up to $3.89. Good until the end of March.

Own a Tassimo?

You can get a free T disc of coffee.
Find Tassimo Canada on Facebook ( Gevalia sample) and like it.
Fill out the form and you'll be getting one!
You can try this link, it may work.