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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Shop the Pig

It's been awhile since I apologies!

This evening a friend and I will be hosting dinner for the Lakeland Handbell choir.  We have a rehearsal at Lakeland, and then later on a rehearsal in Sheboygan (not that far from my house) so I thought it would be wayyy more fun to have everyone over than to just fend for ourselves and not bond at all!  (especially right before Thanksgiving).  Anyhoo, why is she up at 5:26 you ask?  Because I was SO EXCITED!  Not really...but I do need to do some cooking and want to make sure I have enough time...

I'm going to be making my absolute favorite casserole, and I thought I'd share the recipe!  It came from someone on my mom's side of the family a long long time ago and she's made it several times, but I've loved making it since I went to college and I've never had a participant ever complain, so I've made it again and again.  Here goes!

Crescent Roll Pizza   
Bake 20 min. at 375 degrees.

1 ½ lbs. hamburger                                         2 pkg low fat crescent roll mix
1 onion chopped                                             2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese               
2 cups (or one 1#10oz jar) spaghetti sauce     ½ cup Parmesan cheese          
1 tsp. oregano                                                 

In large skillet, brown hamburger; drain excess oil; sauté onion in same pan as hamburger.  Add sauce and oregano.  Heat together thoroughly.

Take a 9x13 ungreased cake pan, line bottom with 1 pkg. crescent roll, pressing pieces with finger tips to cover evenly.  Pour on hamburger mixture, top with cheeses.  Place remaining package of crescent rolls on top of entire mixture.

Bake 20 min. in 375 degree oven.  Serve immediately.  Makes 9 – 12 servings.

When it says "9-12 servings" that's kind of a lie.  Most people like to eat it...and I mean, like to eat I'd say it's probably more realistic to almost say 6-8, because you want big servings, man!  Also, I like to add more vegetables than it calls for.  If I have tomoatoes at home, I usually cook some fresh tomotoes with the onions, and also red peppers if their not terribly expensive at the time.  I'm planning on going to the store as soon as it opens, and I guess I'll just see how expensive they really are...I might have to pass though...

Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Bad Day

Usually, when a combination of unfortunate events occur, we consider this a bad day.  My day so far:

1. Sweater falls from my lap into my puddle of tuba spit.

2. Glasses fall in toilet.

3. Can't find the beer.

Luckily, since deciding that this is a bad day, I have located the beer.  Not only did I grab one and bring it upstairs, I BROUGHT THREE.

Sunday, November 7, 2010



This beauty features 16 inches of cranberry freshwater button pearls and smoky quartz rectangles, all hand-knotted on silk thread and finished with a sterling silver fishhook clasp.

To view on Etsy, click here.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I need your help.

Last night I received a call from my mom.  Yesterday afternoon, Aunt Betty, who I consider to be my "extra" Grandma, has gone into the hospital.  She was having trouble breathing, and they are not sure if it is congenital heart failure or cancer in her lungs (she's had and conquered breast cancer).  I'm going to visit her shortly in the hospital, since I can walk there from my house.

From left: Aunt Faye, Grandma Delores, and Aunt Betty

My parents' wedding - 1977
Aunt Betty is on the far right in the striped jacket.

The difficult part is that the first anniversary of my grandma's passing is approaching, and this is kind of an emotional time for everyone already.  My grandma had dementia, was 85, and was ready to go.  Aunt Betty has some living left to do.  I would love it if everyone could send some prayers her way.

Grandma and I some birthdays ago...her b-day was three days after mine, so we often shared cakes.
Thanks guys. I'll keep you posted!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Berries & Cream

Berries and Cream - $29

Nineteen inches of cranberry potato freshwater pearls and creamy keshi pearls are hand-knotted on silk thread and finished with a sterling silver filigree fishhook clasp. 
This necklace could take you straight from fall to summer!