Lawyers

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Theme: Lawyers

I am not really in a humorous mood right now-so this isn’t really a humorous post, but I just received an email from my SIL and she is a lawyer (along with my brother)-how appropriate. Anywho-she was randomly chosen out of some 80,000 Texas layers to be on the State Bar of Texas website. Just click on the link below and scroll down and she is at the bottom. Her name is Sylvia. Come on back and let me know what you think.

http://www.texasbar.com/

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Double-Decker Bus

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Theme: Blondes

Double-Decker Bus

Two bowling teams, one of all blondes and one of all brunettes, charter
a double-decker bus for a weekend bowling tournament in Atlantic City.
The brunette team rides in the bottom of the bus and the blonde team
rides on the top level.

The brunette team down below is having a great time, when one of them
realizes she doesn’t hear anything from the blondes upstairs. She
decides to go up and investigate.

When the brunette reaches the top, she finds all the blondes frozen in
fear, staring straight ahead. She says, “What the heck is going on up
here? We’re having a grand time downstairs!”

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Getting Older

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Theme: Getting Older

(Just got home at 9:00 p.m. CST-aaahhhh! Tomorrow is registration for the whole school-just 2 hours-whew! I am so not ready-lol)

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Three Color Pasta Salad

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Theme: Picnic (National Picnic Month)

Oh My~I am so late posting my Scrumptious Sunday post. I just got home at 9:30 p.m. CST-aaahhhh! This is going to be a quickie post. I hope to visit everyone tonight-or tomorrow night-when I get home at about the same time-lol! I believe everyone was busy this weekend-we only have seven participants-hehe!

THREE COLOR PASTA SALAD

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lg. pkg. three color pasta
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 avocados, chopped
  • 1 1/2 c. Mozzarella cheese, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes or red peppers, chopped
  • Diet Hidden Valley Ranch dressing
  • 1 c. toasted, slivered almonds
  • 1 tsp. basil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • Chopped black olives

DIRECTIONS

  • Brown chicken in olive oil and chop.
  • Boil pasta according to directions and cool.
  • Toss the remaining ingredients with Ranch dressing and add the pasta and chicken.
  • Serve.
  • VARIATIONS: Add ham, shrimp, chives or no meat at all.
  • Don’t forget to leave in container in a cooler of ice.

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Here’s Your Sign

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Theme: Signs

Just click on the pictures to enlarge them. You may leave a comment for a picture and/or leave me a comment here! ;)

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Gas Prices & Traveling

MOODY MONDAYS

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This week’s Moody Mondays is Gas Prices and Traveling!

  • How much is gas per gallon in your area? $3.99
  • If you work, how do you get there? Personal vehicle? Public Transportation? Car Pool? I do work. I live 6.5 miles from work. I travel by personal vehicle. I don’t put many miles on a car. Now Jedd does-he is only 3 miles from work, but he travels at least 40 miles a day to go to the golf course too.
  • Will you be traveling much or will the cost of gas keep you home? It didn’t stop us taking a vacation and putting over 1,000 miles on the car.
  • Where would you like to go if the cost of gas was lower? I would love to travel the East Coast and visit lighthouses or travel to Texas to visit my younger brother-by plane of course-lol!

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Summer Pasta Salad

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Theme: Summer Salads

ZESTY FETA, CHICKEN, & SHRIMP SUMMER PASTA SALAD

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 (16 ounce) package uncooked fusilli/corkscrew pasta – or any pasta you choose
  • 1/2 pound frozen cooked cocktail shrimp – this is all for me-none for bf-allergic
  • 1 (2.25 ounce) can diced black olives, drained
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup baby carrots, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing
  • 1 (6 ounce) package feta cheese, crumbled
  • salt/pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place the chicken in a baking dish, and roast 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until juices run clear. Remove from heat, cool, and cut into bite-size pieces.
  3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta, cook 8 to 10 minutes, until firm, and drain. Cool to room temperature.
  4. In a large bowl, mix the chicken, pasta, shrimp, olives, tomatoes, carrots, and cucumber. Toss with balsamic vinaigrette dressing and feta cheese, and season with salt/pepper to taste.

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Ice Cream Recipe Round Up

This is my post for the Ice Cream Round Up over at Joy’s Place~Joy of Desserts. I posted this for Scrumptious Sunday over at Mercedes Rocks (my other blog). I have also included all of the links to the other participants’ post for last week’s Scrumptious Sunday: Theme~Ice Cream! Hope you all enjoy!

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Baked Beans

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Theme: Surprises

One day I met a sweet gentleman and fell in love. When it became apparent that we would marry, I made the supreme sacrifice and gave up beans.

Some months later, on my birthday, my car broke down on the way home from work. Since I lived in the countryside I called my husband and told him that I would be late because I had to walk home.

On my way, I passed by a small diner and the odor of baked beans was more than I could stand. With miles to walk, I figured that I would walk off any ill effects by the time I reached home, so I stopped at the diner and before I knew it, I had consumed three large orders of baked beans. All the way home, I made sure that I released all the gas.

Upon my arrival, my husband seemed excited to see me and exclaimed delightedly, “Darling I have a surprise for dinner tonight.” He then blindfolded me and led me to my chair at the dinner table.

I took a seat and just as he was about to remove my blindfold, the telephone rang. He made me promise not to touch the blindfold until he returned and went to answer the call.

The baked beans I had consumed were still affecting me and the pressure was becoming most unbearable, so while my husband was out of the room I seized the opportunity, shifted my weight to one leg and let one go. It was not only loud, but it smelled like a fertilizer truck running over a skunk in front of a pulpwood mill.

I took my napkin from my lap and fanned the air around me vigorously. Then, shifting to the other cheek, I ripped off three more. The stink was worse than cooked cabbage…

Keeping my ears carefully tuned to the conversation in the other room, I went on like this for another few minutes. The pleasure was indescribable. When eventually the telephone farewells signaled the end of my freedom, I quickly fanned the air a few more times with my napkin, placed it on my lap and folded my hands back on it feeling very relieved and pleased with myself.

My face must have been the picture of innocence when my husband returned, apologizing for taking so long. He asked me if I had peeked through the blindfold, and I assured him I had not.

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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Ice Cream

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Theme: Ice Cream (National-USA-Ice Cream Month)

I admit, I have never made homemade ice cream myself-well I have helped others make it. Today I am going to share with you a few things I have done with ice cream and sherbet in the past. I will also share with you as many of the flavors (32) I remember selling when I worked at The Carousel, an ice cream/food shop in our local mall, for eight years.

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Bruce Loves Jenny

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Theme: Marriage

Little Bruce and Jenny are only 10 years old, but they know they are in love. One day they decide that they want to get married, so Bruce goes to Jenny’s father to ask him for her hand.

Bruce bravely walks up to him and says, “Mr. Smith, me and Jenny are in love and I want to ask you for her hand in marriage.”

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Blueberries

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Theme: Blueberries (National Blueberry Month in the U.S.)

I have personally never made anything with blueberries-so I am not going to share a recipe today. Here is a lovely poem I found about Blueberries.

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Do You Know?

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Theme: Cars/Automobiles/Vehicles

Do You Know?

What is a 710 knob?

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Fill in the Blanks

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This week’s Moody Monday is all Fill-in The Blanks!

1. On Monday mornings I like to (This is during my Summer Break: blog, wash clothes, make business calls-make appointments).
2. The worst thing about Monday’s is nothing during my Summer break-last school year it was bus duty-aaahhhh!
3. Sometimes I like to order a soft drink at a restaurant, but most of the time I prefer to drink water.
4. I think pets are truly our best friends-they want nothing but to be loved and offer us so much in return: companionship, loyalty, and love!
5. A wise person once told me “Don’t eat yellow snow”-lol!

Impossible Cheeseburger Pie

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Theme: Beef

I make this all of the time. I believe I got it off of the Bisquick box (yes I did-just found it) and I have continued to make it often. I usually serve mashed potatoes, corn, pinto beans or green beans, and some type of bread. We love it!

IMPOSSIBLE CHEESEBURGER PIE

I believe it is also known as

IMPOSSIBLY EASY CHEESEBURGER PIE

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 large onion-chopped (I don’t add this)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (I use more-I love cheese)
  • 1/2 cup Original Bisquick mix (I use 3/4 cup)
  • 1 cup milk (I use 3/4 cup)
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt & Pepper to taste (I use a lot of salt)
  • 2 diced tomatoes (if you want to-I never do)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Spray or grease 9 inch pie plate
  3. Brown beef and onion
  4. Drain
  5. Salt & Pepper to taste (I use a lot of salt on the meat)
  6. Spread in pie plate
  7. Cover with cheese (I believe some people put the cheese on top)
  8. Stir remaining ingredients (Bisquick, milk, and eggs) with a fork in bowl until blended
  9. Pour into pie plate
  10. Bake about 25 minutes (I usually go 35) or until knife inserted in center comes out clean

I have a pic of what we had for dinner last week-I also have pics of my trip there and back. I will post these later…when I have more time. Busy weekend.

Questions, Silly Questions

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Friday’s Feast

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Super Commenter Award

My dear blogging friend at Life Through a Lens has bestowed upon me another award (actually three-but I will do this one at a time) on June 13, 2008. She is wonderful and she has a wonderful site full of pictures and stories!

Dandelion Wishes had this award created so she could pass on the love!

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Think Before You Speak

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Theme: Think Before You Speak

E-mail Forward: Here are six reasons why you should think before you speak the last one is great! Have you ever spoken and wished that you could immediately take the words back…or that you could crawl into a hole? Here are the Testimonials of a few people who did….

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Pictures

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This week’s Moody Monday is all about…Pictures!

Share your favorite photo with us! It can be a photo of your kids, pets, husband, wife, other family members, animals, beautiful scenery, etc….whatever you heart desires :)

R.I.P. Patch

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

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Theme: Dairy-National Dairy Month

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

We always have potlucks of finger foods at school for any occasion. This is the specialty that a teacher assistant always brings-yummy!

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Summer Movies & Oil

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Collage Photo Meme

I have been meaning to do this meme forever. I finally decided to do it after I saw LarryG at Yesterday, Today, Forever do it! Feel free to join in on the fun!

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
2. Using only the first page of results, and pick one image.
3. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into Big Huge Lab’s Mosaic Maker to create a mosaic of the picture answers.

THE QUESTIONS:
1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food? right now?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. What is your favorite drink?
7. What is your dream vacation?
8. What is your favorite dessert?
9. What do you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. What is one word that describes you?
12. What is your flickr name?

Most of my answers are obvious. If you can’t figure out my answers, click Read more to find out what I put in the flickr search and if I searched again-I would get a different group of pictures on the first page-lol!

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Friday’s Feast

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New Scam

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Theme~Scams

Police say that the gang usually is comprised of four members, one adult and three younger ones. While the three younger ones, all appearing sweet and innocent, divert their ‘mark’ (or intended target) with a show of friendliness , the fourth — the eldest — sneaks in from behind the person’s back to expertly rifle through his or her pocket or purse for any valuables.

Be on the alert!!

Click Read More to see a photo from a recent attack that was captured on film.

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