Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Mr. Odie Possum back again...

I always feel for the animals in the winter and on a chilly night yesterday,I saw Mr. Odie Possum on our shed roof trying to settle for the night.Yes it's true,he was out galavanting again and obviously Mrs Odie told him,with her paws on her hips,shaking her finger at him,"Just stay out as you'll wake the little ones."

My kind hearted husband,as usual the caretaker of the animals,threw him out some bananas and bread.As Mr Odie was obviously grateful he just gave us a look of content and we closed the window.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Orange Pomanders

Well,it's getting that time again and I have to help set the mood with the aromas of the holidays.we made orange pomanders.I got a bottle of whole cloves at Costco,you know I'm a Costkite,so much cheaper.

1.Some people poke holes with toothpicks before putting the cloves in,I don't.I get sore fingers towards the end,just the way I've always done it.But,for kids,good idea to make preholes.

2.First line the cloves for the ribbon position,then fill in the rest.

3.Squeeze orange just a tad,so juice will be at the top and when I sprinkle cinnamon all over orange,it will stick a little.

4.Tie on ribbon,and Oh,I love the smell of the cloves,orange and cinnamon,it makes the room smell wonderful!

5.You'll have left over cloves pieces,do this over bowls,the powder and broken pieces to in the bowl and when you sprinkle cinnamon,also.You can use this leftover for simmering or putting in potpourri.I add orange pieces with cloves,nutmeg and cinnamon for simmering in the holidays.And many times just simmer spices,around summer,I use apples and cinnamon.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sunday Morning French Toast...

I felt in a "Little Women" mood today,see how I put the orange on the bowl keeping the food on the platter warm? :)
I love powdered sugar on my toast and at Christmas will use orange flavoring instead of vanilla and sometimes use maple flavoring.
I make my own cinnamon sugar,just save the little bears filled with honey in the store and when empty,make some cinnamon and sugar mixture.I had a little extra salt shaker,but I use it for cinnamon instead.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Tomorrow is a big day,the family will get together at church for two grandbabies Dedication.After we're going to get together at son's house for pizza,fun.