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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Like a Penny Waiting for Change

As if there could be anything smaller? With less value.
"I felt like a penny waiting for change."

You know, pennies can add up. After all, there are a hundred in a dollar. A thousand of those little things in a ten.
Large corporations make millions off of a fraction of a cent.

If ever you think your value is less than a cent, throw your two cents in and see if people change their minds. See if you can change your own mind by thinking yourself out of thinkin less of yourself.

Put a penny in the jar every time you think a negative thought and just see how they add up. Might be a good way to start a savings account.

Better yet, I like to see em adding up and start thinking of a way to think of something good instead of bad to dwell on.

King James Bible

Maybe I'll take all the pennies that have accumulated to the store and buy some graham cracker crumbs and make a pumpkin walnut cheesecake? Mmmmm! Nummy, nummy.

That's worth a lot, and it will win you a bunch of friends too.

Here is a recipe that my friends fight over. Even skinny people are willing to run an extra 10 miles just to take a sliver...

2    cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup sugar
6    tablespoons butter, melted
3    packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1    can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
1    teaspoon ground cinnamon
1    teaspoon ground cloves
5    eggs, lightly beaten
6    tablespoons butter, softened
1    cup packed dark brown sugar
1    cup chopped walnuts

Place a greased 9-in. Springform pan on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. square).
Securely wrap foil around pan. In a small bowl, combine cracker crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom and 1 in. up the sides of prepared pan.

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugars until smooth. Beat in the pumpkin, cream, cinnamon and cloves until blended. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Pour over crust. Place Springform pan in a large baking pan; add 1 in. of hot water to larger pan. 

Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour. 

For topping, in a small bowl, combine butter and brown sugar. Stir in walnuts. Carefully sprinkle over hot cheesecake. Bake 30 minutes longer or until center is just set. Remove Springform pan from water bath. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight. 
Yield: 12 servings. 

That'll Do Pig!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Take All You Want

I'm eighty one. 
I think it looks better if you spell it out rather than use numerals.

I believe "You don't stop doing things because you get old. You get old because you stop doing things." Rosamunde Pilcher

So as not to get old, did I say I was eighty one...oops! Okay, so as not to get too old, I keep pretty busy. 
I love my home. I love cooking. I even love, yes love, to clean. I feel so accomplished when I have a clean home. 
Not so much ironing. But it's a chore that needs doing, so I just buckle down and get er dun. 

I always say, "Take all you want and eat all you take."
That is before we start a meal. 
It kind of applies to life too. (If you plan to take a lot, you should probably plan to use it wisely.)
But ya have to watch out not to get greedy. It's good to leave some for others, don't ya think?

I've decided to start this blog because my grandson told me I should write down all the cute little quips I throw at him as wisdoms.

My friend told me she would post what I write and design it for me so I don't have to learn all that new stuff. I'm busy cooking. But she loves all the little things I say too and thought I really needed to get them out there for others to hear.

She keeps asking me, "Did you write that one down, like your grandson asked?"

So, I'm gonna tell her and she will write them down and  probably have a few cents to add too. (all links are probably her two cents. She has my permission, because I get the final say.)

I plan to post an expression or two and feature some of my best recipes.
Oh and some of my life stories and my daily adventures.
Keep looking out. We're gonna post a picture of me without my teeth.
You get to a certain age and ya just have to laugh at yourself. (o;
My ghost writer says I look cute without them. You'll have to let me know.
See ya next time. I'll be posting my special Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe. No one can resist it. You'll love it. It's so easy!

That'll do pig!