24 May 2017
May 24, 2017

Women And Men Do Shop Differently

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It occurred to me (at 11:30 pm) that I hadn’t done a blog for today. This is the best I could do on short notice. Enjoy.

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JOKE OF THE DAY: At any given time, the urge to sing, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” is just a whim away, a whim away, a whim away.

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: 1980 – The New York Islanders win their first ever NHL Stanley Cup in team history.

SAD DAY IN THE ENTERTAINMENT WORLD: Sir Roger George Moore, best known for playing secret agent James Bond has passed away at 89 years of age. He starred in seven feature films between 1973 and 1985. He also played Simon Templar in the television series The Saint between 1962 and 1969.

HAPPY MAY 24 BIRTHDAY TO: Tommy Chong 79, Eric Close 50, Mark Ballas 31, Roseanne Cash 62, John C. Reilly 52, Priscilla Presley 72, Patti LaBelle 73, Gary Burghoff 74, Bob Dylan 76, and Bryan Greenberg 39.

 

23 May 2017
May 23, 2017

Shortcut Make-Ahead Marinade

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This little trick will make weekday suppers easier. Make the marinade ahead of go out for groceries, that way, it won’t be such a chore as you put them away. Shortcut Make-Ahead Marinade. After grocery shopping, repackage boneless, skinless chicken breasts in freezer bags with marinade before you freeze. Then just thaw overnight in the fridge and prepare as desired. (NOTE: make sure to throw out the excess marinade before cooking).

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1934 American bank robbers, Bonnie and Clyde, are ambushed by police and killed.

MAY 23 is WORLD TURTLE DAY: It raises awareness and appreciation for the plight of turtles and tortoises on a global scale.

HAPPY MAY 23 BIRTHDAY TO: H. Jon Benjamin 51, Adam Wylie 33, Jewel 43, Joan Collins 84, Drew Carey 59, John Otriz 49, Betty Garrett (1919-2011), Scatman Crothers (1910-1986), and Rosemary Clooney (1928-2002).

With the start of camping and fishing season starting, here is a clever way to store fishing rods. You will need PVC pipe, a drill, screws and a pool noodle. First, measure and mark where the screws need to be to attach the PVC pipe to the wall and drill a hole large enough to fit a screw through to the back wall of the pipe. Do this every 24″ or however far apart the wall studs are. Measure the distance required between each fishing pole, mark and drill holes on the top, large enough to fit the poles into. Attach the pipe to your wall. Make slits in the pool noodle without cutting all the way through every stud width. Attach the pool noodle to the wall with screws and washers (don’t make them too tight). Judge the distance between the PVC pipe and the pool noodle according to your fishing rods. Then mark and cut the rest of the slits in the pool noodle and load up your gear. These instructions are over simplified but there are tutorials on GOOGLE which will help more.

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JOKE OF THE DAY: I’me the type of person who looks at the menu, but ends up ordering the exact same thing every time.

HAPPY MAY 22 BIRTHDAY TO: Victoria Wyndham (Rachel Cory on Another World) 72, Dustin Moskovitz 33, Anna Belknap 45, Apollo Ohno 35, Ann Cusak 56, Naomi Campbell 47, Richard Benjamin 79, Sir Lawrence Olivier (1907-1989), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), and Harvey Milk (1930-1978).

I posted this last year and it bears repeating because there is a large infestation of tent caterpillars again this year. Have you checked your trees??

This mixture is the fastest way to get rid of these suckers – mix in a spray bottle and spray the mass of worms. Works instantly!

1 part liquid Tide
1 part water
2-3 parts vinegar
Caution: the vinegar may cause some damage to leaves. You can also use a mix of just soap and water too – omit the vinegar.

P.S. Chemical concoctions will kill the worms but also kill the natural predators of the worms as well. If you can get rid of them the non-toxic way, that is preferred!!!

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JOKE OF THE DAY: Tip for getting your deck ready for the long weekend. Walk out onto it with a beer. Repeat as necessary.

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: 2004 – Alex Rodriguez returns to Texas as a New York Yankee and is booed loudly by fans.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1945 – Lauren Bacall weds Humphrey Bogart.

HAPPY MAY 21 BIRTHDAY TO: Kevin Quinn 20, Lisa Edelstein 51, Judge Reinhold 61, Mr.T 65, Ronald Isley 77, Leo Sayer 69, Harold Robbins (1916-1997), and Raymond Burr (1917-1993).

Create a stacked planter box from old pallets. There was no instructions or tutorial on this project. I found it somewhere on-line but it cannot be that hard to do. Pull some old pallets apart and reconstruct them for a beautiful raised flower bed or herb garden or a mixture of both.
Don’t you love how the planters, made out of old pallet wood, are stacked and askew – playing into the whimsy and beauty of a garden.

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JOKE OF THE DAY: Does refusing to go to the gym count as resistance training?

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1873 – Levi Strauss patents blue jeans.

HAPPY MAY 20 BIRTHDAY TO: Matt Czuchry 40, Cher 71, Mindy Cohn 51, Jack Gleeson 25, John Billingsley 57, Stan Mikita 77, Dave Thomas 68, Timothy Olyphant 49, Joe Cocker (1944-2014), and James Stewart (1908-1997).

Slick Trick for Cleaning Up Oil

There is almost nothing harder to clean up than spilled oil. Just sprinkle a thick layer of flour over the spill. Wait a moment, then just sweep the flour into a dustpan.

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SAD DAY IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY: .Chris Cornell, one of the most lauded and respected contemporary lead singers in rock music with his bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, hanged himself Wednesday in a Detroit hotel room, according to the city’s medical examiner. He was 52.

JOKE OF THE DAY: If the world was flat, cats would have pushed everything off of it by now.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1873 – Levi Strauss patents blue jeans.

HAPPY MAY 19 BIRTHDAY TO: Pete Townsend 72, Peter “Chewbacca” Mayhew 73, Phil Rudd 63, Dario Franchitti 44, Rohan Marley 45, Dusty Hill 68, Archie Manning 68, Grace Jones 69, Kyle Eastwood 49, and Malcolm X (1925-1965).

These look so tasty, they’ll be gone in no time….better make a double batch, and print off a few copies of the recipe. **EDITORS NOTE*** not sure what Old Bay spice is. Looked it up on GOOGLE and it appears to be some sort of seafood spice. I have never found this in grocery stores in Saskatoon, but then, I have never been looking for it specifically. UPDATE: The lady who posted the recipe said Old Bay is bay leaf.

Crabby Crescents
Makes 24
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1 can (8 oz) refrigerated crescent rolls (puffed pastry)
1 package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup chopped cooked crab meat (the imitation stuff will work too)
1 chopped green onion
1 tsp old bay seasoning
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1 egg white, beaten
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1. Heat oven to 375°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.
2. Unroll dough on work surface, pinch the seams to seal
3. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows to make 24 squares.
4. In small bowl, mix cream cheese, crab meat, onion, old bay, and red pepper.
5. In another bowl, mix egg white with a fork till frothy.
6. Spoon 1 teaspoon crab mixture 1/2 inch from 1 corner of 1 square. Starting with same corner, working diagonally, fold dough over filling, and tuck end tightly underneath filling; continue rolling to within 1/2 inch of opposite corner.
7. Lightly brush exposed corner with egg white.
8. Roll moistened corner of dough over roll; press to seal.
9. Place on cookie sheet.
10. Brush outside with more egg white.
11. Repeat with remaining squares and filling.
12. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

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JOKE OF THE DAY: It’s real cute how pedestrians confuse RIGHT OF WAY with immortality.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1980 – Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington

HAPPY MAY 18 BIRTHDAY TO: Brooks Robinson 80, Reggie Jackson 71, George Straight 65, Spencer Breslin 25, Tina Fey 47, Jari Kurri 57, Perry Como (1912-2001), and Pernell Roberts (1928-2010).

17 May 2017
May 17, 2017

Keep Ice From Melting As Fast

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Party, camping and BBQ season will soon be upon us. Here’s a quick tip to make your ice melt a little bit slower. Sprinkle a little salt on the ice in your cooler during a hot day, and you’ll see it melts a lot slower.

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JOKE OF THE DAY:  If I died, I’d want a friend to keep updating my status to freak people out.

TIP OF THE DAY: If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional, wait until you hire an amateur.

THIS DAY IN ENTERTAINMENT: 1978 – The body of Charlie Chaplin is found after two men had taken it to extort money from the family.

HAPPY MAY 17 BIRTHDAY TO: Bob Saget 61, Hill Harper 51, Sugar Ray Leonard 61, Matt Ryan 32, Derek Hough 32, Tony Parker 35, Taj Mahal 75, Jordan Knight 47, Nikki Reed 29, Bill Paxton (1955-2017), and Dennis Hopper (1936-2010).

16 May 2017
May 16, 2017

Use Tension Rods To Create A Fort

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All kids love making a fort. A super easy way to make it happen is tension rods. Very few homes have a convenient little cubby like in the photo, however, the doorway into a kid’s room will work well enough for one tension rod and balance another tension rod across chair backs. Also, use bedroom door frames across the hall from each other to put up tension rods and string fabric to make a fort. Yards of inexpensive fabric can be found in the bargain section of fabric stores, so the kid’s can have their own fort decor. Have a circus theme, a pink glam theme or camo theme…get creative. Create a rod pocket to slip the tension rod through, leaving enough fabric to trail to the floor. Fill the fort with pillows and tots and let the kids have fun. Easy to disassemble.

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THIS DAY IN BUSINESS: 1988 – The Surgeon General declares nicotine as addictive as cocaine and heroin, dramatically affecting the tobacco industry.

JOKE OF THE DAY: Overheard in a group: “Welcome back to Plastic Surgery Anonymous. I see a lot of new faces today.”

HAPPY MAY 16 BIRTHDAY TO: Megan Fox 30, Janet Jackson 51, Debra Winger 62, Pierce Brosnan 63, Tori Spelling 44, Bill Rancic 46, Gabriela Sabatini 47, David Boreanaz 48, Tracey Gold 48, Henry Fonda (1905-1982), Billy Martin (1928-1989), and Liberace (1919-1987).

15 May 2017
May 15, 2017

Out Sick For The Day

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JOKE OF THE DAY: I don’t always carry all the groceries on one arm, but when I do, my keys are in the wrong pocket.

TIP OF THE DAY: Take a picture (with your phone) of business cards people hand you, just in case you lose it.

HAPPY MAY 15 BIRTHDAY TO: Trini Lopez 80, Ray Lewis 42, George Brett 64, David Charvet 45, Jaime Lynn Sigler 36, Zara Phillips 36, Alexandra Breckenridge 36, Emmitt Smith 48, and Eddie Arnold (1918-2008).

14 May 2017
May 14, 2017

Happy Mother’s Day 2017

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The management and staff at Charter House Interiors wish all mothers out there a very Happy Mother’s Day. That includes all moms; fur baby moms, step-moms, aunties, grandmothers and moms in heaven. Please take time to visit, call, text, Facebook…whatever.

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MOM JOKE OF THE DAY: I am Wonder Woman. I wonder where I left my keys, I wonder where I put my purse, I wonder where all my money went.”

ANOTHER MOM JOKE OF THE DAY: My mom texted me yesterday. MOM: What does IDK, LY, TTYL mean?    ME: I don’t know, love you, talk to you later.    MOM: That’s okay, I’ll ask your sister.

THIS DAY IN ENTERTAINMENT: 1998 – Final episode of Seinfeld on NBC after 9 seasons; commercials cost $2 million each.

HAPPY MAY 14th BIRTHDAY TO: Clay Matthews 31, Mark Zuckerberg 33, George Lucas 73, Tim Roth 56, Sophia Coppola 46, Cate Blanchett 48, and Bobby Darin (1936-1973).

13 May 2017
May 13, 2017

Bowtie Spinach Pasta Salad

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Found this recipe somewhere on Facebook. It looks so tasty with very little fuss and could be a complete meal by itself. A grilled chicken breast or small steak would compliment this salad extremely well.

INGREDIENTS
8 ounces bowtie pasta noodles
4 cups spinach leaves
½ cup Craisins
⅓ cup cashews or Diamond of California Pine Nuts
1 4-ounce can mandarin oranges, drained
¼ cup cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
DRESSING
⅓ cup teriyaki sauce (the thicker, the better!)
⅓ cup rice wine vinegar (may sub apple cider vinegar)
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder (if you have it)
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon sugar
½ cup oil (such as vegetable oil, canola oil, olive oil)
INSTRUCTIONS
Cook pasta according to package instructions, drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
While pasta is boiling, prepare the dressing. In a jar combine all dressing ingredients. Cover and shake to combine. Chill until ready to use.
In a large bowl toss together pasta, spinach, raisins, nuts, mandarin oranges, and cilantro. Just before serving pour dressing over salad, toss, and serve.

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JOKE OF THE DAY: Wine is to women as duct tape is to men. It fixes everything.

HAPPY MAY 13 BIRTHDAY TO: Hunter Parrish 30, Robert Pattinson 31, Iwan Rheon 32, Mary Walsh 65, Dennis Rodman 56, Stevie Wonder 67, PK Subban 28, Harvey Kietel 78, Bea Arthur (1922-2009), and Ritchie Valens (1941-1959).