Saturday, September 3, 2011

Tuna Salad for Sandwiches

Tuna Salad for Sandwiches

1 can tuna, packed in water and drained.
1 stalk celery, chopped in small pieces
1/4 cup pickle relish ( I use my home canned zucchini relish)
1 hard boiled egg, chopped fine
1/4 teaspoon celery seed
1/4 to 1/2 cup salad dressing or mayonnaise

mix all together. Serve on home made bread, toasted, tastes great.

Barbecued Chicken

Barbecued Chicken

2 to 3 # chicken 2 T fat
1 onion chopped ½ cup water 1 t salt
3 T vinegar 2 T brown sugar
1 t prepared mustard 1 t worchestershire sauce
1 can tomato sauce

Quarter chicken, brown in hot fat, remove to baking pan, brown onion in fat, add remaing ingredients. Simmer 30 min. pour over chicken, bake uncoved in slow over (325) one hour, service with barbecue sauce from pan. You can use this sauce for spareribs, hamburgers, other meats. Serves 4.

“Do we?”

) “Do we?” He asked. I looked at him, then the clerk behind the counter. “Do people do that here” I asked him. He said “Yes, for drug money”. I looked at my husband again then the clerk. “No” I told them. We headed for the truck. I moved as close to the door as I could after shutting it. “What’s wrong with you?” He shouted at me. I didn’t say anything, just shook my head. He had asked me for money to kill his first wife.

Liver & Onions

Liver & Onions

3/4 # liver 1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sliced onions
3 T butter 1 can tomatoe sauce

cut liver in cubes, brown with onions in butter, add sauce and water, summer 20 minutes. services 4.

This must be a very early one, because the one I remember didn't have tomatoe sauce in it.

He came

He came along the walk way smiling at us skipping rope, and jumped in. Who would think that years later, he would betray me, cover up robberies, attempted murder and tell me to shut up.

Oven Beef Stew

Oven Beef Stew
2# lean beef 3 tablespoons fat
4 T flour salt, pepper, paprika
2 bay leaves 2 cups hot water
6 whole carrots 4 med potatoes
1 cup green peas
1 8 oz. can tomatoe sauce

cut up meat, shake in paper bag with seasonings and flour, heat fat and brown meat in roaster. Mix tomatoe sauce, and water, add to meat, cover, boke in oven at 325 for 1 and 1/2 hours. uncover, add veggies, bake 1 hour more, or until done. Thicken for gravy.

This again is from the 1940 or early 1950's

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Joy's Night Out

Joy's Night Out@2003 By At My House Patterns

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This is the first place winner in our first Barbie Design Contest 2003
Designed by Millie Sunkel

Finished size: Fits 11 1/2' Fashion Doll
Materials: size 10 cotton thread 3 Or 4 small snaps No 7 steel hook sewing needle

Basic Stitches; Chain , slip stitch, half double crochet, double crochet .

Special stitches
cr cr st (Criss cross stitch); skip first dc, dc in next dc, dc in st skipped.

With lavender thread, and No.7 hook ch 29, Sc in second ch from hook sc in each ch across, turn.(28)

Row 2: ch 1, ch in each st across. Turn

Row 3: ch 3, sk I st and dc in 'next st, dc in skipped st* skip next st and dc in next st. dc in skipped st, (cross st made.)* repeat across row. turn.

Row 4: & 5 Repeat row 2 and 3

Row 6: ch !, sc in first 6 sts, 2 sc in next st. sc in next 15 sts, 2 sc in next st Sc in remaining sts. Turn.

Row 7 Ch 1 in first st. 2 sc in next st. sc in next 12 sts. 2 sc in next st sc in remaining sts. Turn

Row 8; Ch 3 Counts a 1st dc. dc in next 4 sts. 2 dc in next st dc in next 3 sts.* sk 1st st, dc in next st dc in skipped st. (criss cross st made) * repeat between *'5 times. dc in next 3 sts 2 dc in next st. dc in each remaining st Turn.

Row 9: ch 1 sc in next 5 sts. 2 sc in next st. sc in next 3 sts. 2 sc's in next st. sc in next 14 sts 2 sc in next st, Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st,sc in each remaining sts. Turn.

Row 10: sc in next 14 sts. *hdc in next st, 2 dc's in each of the next 3 sts, hdc in next st , sc in next st* repeat once between *' 5 sc in remaining sts, with 2 sc in end st. Turn.
Row 11:ch 1 Sc in first 14 sts. sk next st, dc in next 6 sts, sk next hdc, and sc in sc. skip next hdc, dc in next 6 sts. sk next st and sc in remaining sts. Turn.

Row 12: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn (41)

Row 13: Ch 1 Sc in next 20 sts. sc over top of row 12 to row 11, sc in remaining 20 sts. Fasten off.

Skirt; (Bottom Part of Dress)
Row 1; holding top with wrong side facing you join thread at opposite end of row 1 of top. Sc in each st across (30 sts) Turn.

Row 2: ch 1 *sc in next 5 sts. 2 sc in next st *Repeat across Turn. (34)

Row 3: sl st in first sc, ch 3, dc in each st across. turn

Row 4: ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st * 2 dc in next st, dc in next st. dc in next 3 sts *. Repeat across to last 4 sts dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st and dc in last sL Turn.

Row 5; ch3, dc in next 9 sts. 2 dc in next st dc in next 22 sts 2 dc in next st. dc in remaining sts across. turn.

Row 6: ch 1: sc in first 5 sts. 2 sc in next in next 5, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 22 sts. 2 sc in next st. Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st. sc in next 5 sts join with st in first sc of row: (working in rounds now.)

Round 1: ch 3, dc in next st * sk next st and dc in next one. dc in st skipped. .* (cross stitch ) repeat around. Join in ch 3 st

Round 2: repeat round 1.

Round 3: ch I Sc in same place as sI st. sc in each st around . join

Continue Rnd 1,2 ,and 3 in order 7x. (or till length you desire) ending with row #3 Fasten off.

Trim: Attach cream color thread in first st on bottom of skirt. ch 1 and sc in same st * sk next st and 3 dc's in next st. skip next st and sc in next st* Repeat around. Join with sl st in first sc. fasten off.

Top neckline trim: Join cream thread to back left side of top with sl st in first sc,and sc around to center sc. sI st in this st and continue sc in each remaining st to end. Fasten Off. Place 3 or 4 snaps evenly down back opening.

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Through the window, it comes creeping,
Slowly seeking,
It's own prey.

Across the room, going slowly,
Nothing holy,
Hunting what it may.

Along the hallway, it is stalking,
Through the night, walking,
Never about the day.

Into my room, it comes, seeping,
As I lay, peacefully, sleeping,
Stealing it's way.

It's presents beside me, I feel, waiting,
As I am nearly, waking,
Doing as it may.

In the darkness, my terror rising,
As I lay, silently, crying,
Wishing for the day.

Out the window it goes creeping,
Already seeking,
On it's way.

Into the night, stalking,
Slowly walking,
For another prey.

They broke in my window, front door, garage, back door, and steal my mailbox. Screaming and yelling. Makes you feel raped and violated in the worse way.

Something awful had woke me up.

Something awful had woke me up. Fear! I could feel it in my bones, down to the pit of my stomach. She stood by the bed just looking at me. I was too scared to move, when she left, I pulled the pillow and blanket off the bed and slept under it the rest of the night. I would not go back to spend the night there unless someone was with me.


Protecting Her Own by Margaret Daley

for some reason I just could not get into this book till towards the end, I was sick, but towards the end, was really good.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Black Box

The Black Box

I heard the old man’s footsteps as he came through the front door into the living room, then the dining room, and kitchen getting closer to where I lay in my bed. I played like I was asleep but he pull up a chair and lifted the covers and so started the black box, a place for all the ugly memories to go. Some place where I could hide them away and forget. For awhile.

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