Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Where has this month gone?

I can't believe it is the end of August already. This month has been crazy. I spent last week in Alabama with my family and let me just say it was HOT. Every day was over 100. And on the last day I got a cold and it's a week later and I still have it.
Something good did come out of my visit to Alabama though. I bought a new puppy. She is beagle / catahoula. She is wonderful. I will admit though that I had buyers remorse after I bought her. Just because puppy's are so much work. They are nothing like cats. Cats will take care of themselves even when they are kittens but dogs are another story. But she is turning out to be wonderful. She's from the south so she had to have three names. So I named her Miss Allie Mae Tennessee. (I actually got her in Tennessee, right over the Alabama border). She was my flea market find.

Gary didn't go on vacation with us. So this was a surprise to him. He wasn't too happy at first but that didn't last long. Now he is anxious to teach her to hunt and herd the cows. We will probably have to wait to see how big she is first.
I have done almost no cooking this month. If I do make something it's throwing some meat on the grill with some potatoes sliced up in some tin foil. I love to make my potatoes that way. I can have them fixed how I like them and so can Gary and the best part is no clean up.
We can say goodbye to August for 2007 and let's hope I can get more accomplished in September. I'll keep you informed.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Sprinkler Tinklers

Gastro Girl had this on her blog today concerning "Sprinkler Tinklers". I don't know about anyone else but this is definately one of my pet peeves. It gave me my giggle for the day.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Feline Friday

I bet I'll get that bird now...

Wednesday, August 1, 2007


It tastes as good as it sounds. My non gluten free hubby has been living on BLT's for the past couple of week and they looked and smelled so good. I wanted to hurt him every time he had one. This though is just as good if not a little better than his old sandwiches. I hope you like it as much as I did.

I started out making a batch of Pamela's Bisquick type mix. You can mix this up and then just keep it in an airtight container in the freezer or fridge. It will keep for a long time. And there is so much you can do with it. But that is for another time.

Bisquick Mix

2 ½ cups Pamela's Ultimate Baking & Pancake Mix

¾ cup shortening

Cut the shortening in the Pamela's Baking mix until no lumps appear.


12 slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled

1 cup shredded Swiss cheese

½ cup of Pamela's Bisquick Mix

1/3 cup mayo or salad dressing

¾ cup milk

1/8 tsp. pepper

2 eggs

2 tablespoons mayo or salad dressing

1 cup shredded lettuce

6 thin slices of tomato or chopped

Preheat oven to 400°. Spray 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray. Layer bacon and cheese in pie plate.

In medium bowl, stir Pamela's Bisquick mix, 1/3 cup mayo, the milk, pepper and eggs with a wire whisk until blended. Pour into pie plate.

Bake 35 to 30 minutes or until top is golden brown and knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Spread 2 tablespoons mayo over top of pie. Sprinkle with lettuce. Places tomato on lettuce.