Candy, A-Z Meme, Today, Photos

Today was a very nice day, so far. I got up at 7 and made that egg and potato casserole from the other day...BTW, it was good! I got showered, got dressed, and went to get Carolyn. We went to the church for an Altar Guild meeting and Mass and brunch. There were nine of us there, plus Father Phelps. We planned Holy Week and in general got a lot done and had a great time. We are planning a Passover meal, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday services. Also, we will have Stations of the Cross and a Bible study each week in Lent. The photo to the left is Doris and Allie, our Altar Guild Directoresses, with Father.

While we were there the men began coming in to decorate for the '50's party at the church tonight. We can't go because we already had tickets to Grease at Tarleton. John and Arsi are meeting us there, as are Jim and Louise, and we're taking Bethy. We going to eat at a new Mexican restaurant there before the show.


MARTHA WASHINGTON CANDY

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 pounds sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 stick butter or margarine, melted (4 ounces)
  • 3 cups chopped pecans
  • Dipping Chocolate (below), melted

PREPARATION:

Mix all ingredients together, shape into balls, then chill until hard. Dip chilled balls in dipping chocolate and let cool.
Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

Dipping Chocolate
Use melted chocolate almond bark or purchased dipping chocolate, or the mixture below

  • 1 cake paraffin wax
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
Melt wax and milk chocolate chips together in double boiler. Dip candy in mixture, then cool.




Got this meme from Lisa at Joyful Noise Christian School
Aprons - Y/N – never used them, but I have some somewhere…probably my mother’s
Baking - Favorite thing to bake – Anything sweet…cake…pie…bread…anything fattening!
Clothesline - Y/N- No, but I used to have one and wish I had one here. Makes the clothes smell so good, and some things just do better outside.
Donuts – I’ve made them before…lots of work…love to eat them

Every day homemaking job – Cooking…straightening…laundry

Freezer- Do you have a separate deep freeze? - No. Wish I did.

Garbage Disposal - Y/N - Yup

Handbook - What is your favorite homemaking resource? – Lots of cookbooks

Ironing - Love it or hate it? – Never, ever iron, except church linen and when I’m quilting
Junk drawer -Y/N? Where is it? – The entire house, of course
Kitchen- Design and decorating? – It is black, white, and yellow with lemons and flowers

Love - What is your favorite part of homemaking? – Cooking…I love to cook

Mop- Y/N – Raf does it!!

Nylons – stockings?? Not on your nellie

Oven – Yup, and I use it a lot
Pizza - What do you put on yours? – EVERYTHING!!! I love food!!

Quiet - What do you do during the day when you get a quiet moment? – pray…read…sleep
Recipe Card Box- Y/N? – I have tons of recipes all over, printed, written, in boxes that were Mother’s and Aunt Marguerites
Style of house – in other parts of the world it might be called a ranch…though here in Texas we find that foolish, unless you live in the country on a ranch!! Raf says it eclectic (see the photo of the house before)

Tablecloths and napkins? – if I get a wild hare/air, usually we use paper towels…since we mostly eat in our recliners.

Under the kitchen sink - organized or toxic wasteland? – Absolute toxic waste…our daughter cleans for us, so she knows, I don’t

Vacuum - How many times per week? – Carolyn vacuums once a week

Wash - How many loads of laundry do you do in a week? – one every evening

X's - Do you keep a daily list of things to do and cross them off?- Yup…if I can find the list. I love lists

Yard - Who does what? – The grandsons or the little man we hire

Zzz's – We sleep in a totally dark room with a white noise machine.


Our house was built in the 1950's. It is a two bedroom, two bath house on a tiny lot.















Here's is our Tennessee Jake Brake














And Camo Turtle sharpens her claws!!

Comments

Lisa said…
Great pictures! Those trees in front of your house have so much character! Glad you played! ;o)
Kentucky Gal said…
Aww...loved your kitties...my Clarence has never been outside the house...except when he was a newborn someone put his litter in a cemetary!!
:-D
PEA said…
Have fun when you go see Grease...love the original movie:-) Mexican food in the plans too...what a lovely evening you'll have!! Thank you so much for that candy recipe...I have quite the sweet tooth so that's perfect! lol Loved seeing the pictures of your house and cats. Also really enjoyed the answers to the meme...it's certainly a fun way to learn more about someone:-) Hugs xox
Shelina said…
I guess it is time to plan those festivities. These are great pictures. I really like the divider you used.
Sheila said…
Hope you have a fun evening and enjoy the Mexican food. That candy recipe sounds too good to be true, that's why I can't make it. I know I'll eat every bit myself..!
Hugs
xx
Gail said…
Sounds like a fun evening. Good pictures of the cats. I will put this candy receipe in the box for a later time....I'm off sweets for awhile.
...not on your nellie?
Had me howling Sioux!!!!
Love, and hugs to you. You made my evening!
(I may use that now if you don't mind.) Don't say NOt on your nellie!
xoxoxo
Kelli said…
It sounds like you had a lovely day! Your home is beautiful and I love the big trees in your yard!
Kelli
Terry said…
Good Morning Sioux..It sounds like you had a really good Saturday,,Goof for you!!

That Turtle sure is enjoying sharpening those claws!!

Yesterday I only worked half a day because the Sunday School Kids were giving having their yearly concert.
Bernie and I do all the video taping and photo taping which we really enjoy.

Right now poor Bernie is out shovelling some more snow.
He took one look at that Turtle and said,
"It looks like Spring where those guys are living!!"


Have a glorius Sunday Sioux, you and your whole family...Love Terry

We only have a small two bedroom house too Sioux. We use one of the bedrooms for a computer room..
Sheila said…
What a nice day! Hope you enjoyed seeing "Grease". I'd like to see that one too!
And I love Mexican food - Yummy! Always one of my favorites!
I loved the pictures of your kitties. They're beautiful. I miss having cats. My husband is allergic to them.