Friday, September 26, 2008

More K & G Bookclub Titles

My favorite thing .....a shelf of books Notebook...............Sparks Barefoot.................Hilderbrand Queen of the Big Time........Trigiani

Book club series

Big Stone Gap,Big Cherry Holler,Milk Glass Moon and Home to Big Stone Gap.....Trigiani

Tree Peonies

I love Tree Peonies The flowers are about 12'' in diameter. These do grow in zone 4-8. They start shipping in September-November.

I can't wait to see this movie.
Has anyone seen it?

REMINDER.... all cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sale calls...... YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone: 888-382-1222. It is the National DO NOT CALL list. It will only take a minute of your time. It blocks your number for five (5) years. You must call from the cell phone number you want to have blocked. You cannot call from a different phone number. HELP OTHERS BY PASSING THIS ON TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS.. It takes about 20 seconds.

Halloween Cupcakes
Does anyone make cupcakes for the holidays?
If so send in your photo of your creation.

These are the BEST cookies

Makes 24. 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled) 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature 1 cup packed light-brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons light corn syrup 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract 2 large eggs 1 cup semisweet chocolate chunks 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup chopped pecans 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (not quick-cooking) Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda; set aside. Using an electric mixer, beat together butter, sugar, corn syrup, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until well incorporated. Gradually beat flour mixture into butter mixture just until combined. With a rubber spatula, fold in chocolate chunks, raisins, pecans, and oats. Drop 2-inch balls of dough, spaced 2 inches apart, onto prepared baking sheets. Flatten dough balls slightly. Bake 12 to 16 minutes, or until cookies are lightly browned, rotating sheets halfway through. Cool 5 minutes on sheets; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Tuna and Artichoke Panini Serves: 6 servings 3/4 cup pitted kalamata olives2 tablespoons olive oil2 garlic cloves1 teaspoon lemon zest1/4 cup mayonnaise2 (6-ounce) cans tuna in olive oil, drained1 (12-ounce) jar marinated artichokes, drained and coarsely chopped1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper1 (16-ounce) ciabatta bread, halved horizontally1 tomato, diced Puree the olives, oil, garlic, and zest in a food processor until smooth and spreadable. Blend in the mayonnaise. Toss the tuna, artichokes, lemon juice, and pepper in a medium bowl, keeping the tuna in small chunks. Hollow out the bottom and top halves of the bread. Spread the olive puree over both cut sides of the bread. Spoon the tuna and artichoke mixture onto the bottom half of the bread. Sprinkle the tomatoes over. Cover with the bread top. Cut the sandwich crosswise into 6 pieces and serve. Mmmmm...........good!

HI, i hope everyone is enjoying our new blog. I know blogging is a new idea to us
old folks but i think we should stay right up there with the new techno or we will
be come old folks!! The website isn't as user friendly as i had hoped, so you have to do
a little more hunting and pecking. But we really like having our own space to share
new ideas and info with others. We are by no means literary critics or TV Diva's but
what the "Hey" we can all learn together. I don't seem to have time to have a real
book club, where we read a book and go to a friends house and talk about it, so we
have created a format that we can all do that together, as well as all our other loves,
photos, animals, women's health issues, etc. and that's why we are all friends because
our common interests
brought us together. Please send updates of your lives when you can. Sandra you
must have beautiful pictures of Arizona we would all love to see!! Etc, Etc, Etc.
This photo was taken by Lindsey on here resent vacation to Germany!!
Please take a few minutes this weekend, and add to our blog, which is really your
blog too!!!! Thanks , k & g.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Linda's New Kitty
Sam -I -Am Spry
She wanted us to pass the
word of the great website
for adopting animals.
We also heard tell that Katherine
had adopted a Rag Doll cant wait
to see photos of her!!!
Linda please send new photo
with Sam at your house!!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Daugthers, are the most wonderful love of all!!!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Create your own relaxing
spa tub!!
Don't forget to make
Thursday night
bubble bath night.
A suggestion from g, from two years
that I still live by!!

lazy day craft project

Queen of Recycling

any on who knows me, knows this is who i am.
and this simple craft project, followings right into that
category. i am always looking for new ways to recycle.
it started with a jam jar.
one day i was rinsing out an old jam jar to throw into
recycling bin, and while washing the jar, i could see
the beauty in it and didn't want to throw it away.
i left it on the counter for a few days not knowing
what i would do with the jar. steve and i were spending the weekend at coconut point resort. they had a lovey
tub with great views of coconut palms. there was a little dish of sea salts on the marble countertop. i said "this
is it, i can turn my beautiful jar into a great addition to my spa tub. a beautiful shell, with a little left over raffia
and some bath salts, and presto. A fabulous bath accessory as nice as something you would pick up at
Robinson Spry Interiors (but dont stop shopping there) gina and i both love martha stewart, for her
design sense as well as being a fabulous business woman. we would like to share with you some of our
simple ideas, that real women have time to create. we all have hectic, busy lives. we will try and bring
some beauty and simplicity into yours. we value your comments as well as your friendship. k & g.

a day at sanibel
21 miles of white sand
sea water lapping at your feet
the breeze blowing your hair

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Miss Potter

You can't go wrong with this one
Beatrix rejects all the suitors brought to her by her mother and instead concentrates on her passion of drawing and storytelling of the animals from her experience in the country and her sense of humor. She falls in love, and by following her own plan she has left a legacy of some of the most beloved children's stories, and from profits made, saved a charming part of England's landscape for all.

Peter Rabbit

One of our all time favorites