Monday, November 21, 2011


We went to Wal-Mart this weekend looking for one of those small crockpots to put buffalo chicken dip in.  We found a 2 qt one for $4 dollars.  It was not marked $4 dollars but when we scanned it, that's what it came up as.  For that price, you could bring your dip or appetizers to the party and let the hostess keep it.  Or give as a secret Santa gift for that price.

Glitter naipolish

My daughter brought home this nail polish called OPI Mad as a Hatter.  I loved it and tried to find it.  I guess it was a really hot item and was discontinued.  I am always a day late and a dollar short.  I think I have come up with a pretty good knock-off for a lot cheaper.  We had a color called hematite from Charlotte Russe and I bought a glitter called Sand and Stiletto’s at Five Below.  I am happy with it.


Ok we went to Dos Reales.  It has been awhile since we went there.  The margaritas were very weak.  We told them "Hey your a little light on the tequila" I drink more tequila then people from Mexico.  This isn't the first time that this has happened to me.  Once when I was let go from a third shift job, I went straight to unemployment.  My husband and I were at a Mexican restaurant by 10am.  It was called Bahia.  The first thing I noticed was an overwhelming pine sol smell.  It always makes me think what are they trying to hide.  We order a pitcher and it is florescent green.  Never a good sign.  I sip mine first and think there is zero booze in here but I say nothing.  I want to wait for hubby's reaction.  He takes a drink and says the same thing.  I'm not in a good mood as it is so I take it up to the bar and say "Hey where is the tequila" and this it the part that really pissed me off.  The bartender smirks.  So now I'm thinking to myself, is this some sort of reverse discrimination.  Just because I'm total wasp, I don't know anything about tequila?  There first clue should have been that I am drinking before lunch.  I'm not going to notice?

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Squash soup

I made this soup from the organic sqaush my son brought home from the farm he works at.  Here is the recipe.  I followed it for the most part but since I had so much sqaush, I did add buttermilk only because thats what I had on hand.  I also made some sourdough bread in my bread machine.  That was just so so.  I am going back to doing sourdough bread with my KitchenAid


  • 1 butternut squash, halved and seeded
  • 1 acorn squash, halved and seeded
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1 quart chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ground cinnamon to taste (optional)
  • fresh parsley, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place the squash halves cut side down in a baking dish. Bake 45 minutes, or until tender. Remove from heat, and cool slightly. Scoop the pulp from the skins. Discard skins.
  2. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat, and saute the onion until tender.
  3. In a blender or food processor, blend the squash pulp, onion, broth, brown sugar, cream cheese, pepper, and cinnamon until smooth. This may be done in several batches.
  4. Transfer the soup to a pot over medium heat, and cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through. Garnish with parsley, and serve warm.

chocolate chip cookies with malt flavor

My new coworker brought these cookies to work.  The photo does not do them justice

Friday, November 11, 2011

Domino Sugar 1001 cookie starter

They have this starter recipe that you can use to make different cookies.  I am going to give it a try. 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Its already the second week of November!

I can't believe its already the second week of November and my Halloween stuff is still not completely put away.  But here I am doing this blog about baking a cookie everyday of the Christmas season.  I love cookies so much that when I have a really good one, I want to hold it up high and do a little dance with it around the kitchen. I am going to start the day after Thanks Giving.