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Last Post Till After The New Year

December 22, 2017

Hey y'all, it's me!

I decided that I will be taking off from posting until after the New Year starts up. I wanna concentrate on my time with the Redneck and my son, and just relax, so I won't be logging on the old laptop much at all.

I just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Thank you for reading my blog this year, and really thank you for commenting--it helps me make choices on how to proceed with my little corner of the Internet.

The Redneck called to say he is taking us out to Julio's Mexican Restaurant in Chico, Texas, so we can have a special dinner with Obie before he goes to his dad's in the morning for Christmas. I have spent the afternoon getting 'gussied up'. I think I look pretty darn good for 60! I love my new gel polish, it's called Anarchy. Yes, I love black polish.

Well, I gotta finish getting dressed and feed horses. Next year y'all. © Evelyn Edgett 2017

Mashed Potato Pancakes

December 21, 2017

Hey y'all, it's me!

I was doing an inventory of the pantry, fridge and freezers to make up my grocery list for the next two, weeks, and I found a container of mashed potatoes from a few days ago. I hadn't been particularly into the idea of leftovers for lunch, so instead I decided to make a simple dish that my grandmother made when I was a kid.

First I gathered my ingredients--mashed potatoes, about a half cup of chopped onion, eggs, flour, seasonings (I used Lowery's Season Salt, but you can use Cajun seasoning, etc), and oil to fry the pancakes in.

I mixed everything together, but decided that it needed a little extra. I looked through the fridge and found a package of shredded Colby jack cheddar cheese.

I stirred in the cheese and added a little more flour to stiffen the dough.

Yup, looks good!

I use an ice cream scoop to keep the size consistent, and after I put the dough into the hot oil, I use the back of the scoop to press it down into pancake…

Video Of Last Saturday's Whirlwind Of Blessings

December 20, 2017

Hey y'all, it's me!

I told you that last Saturday was a whirlwind of blessings, and I would have to do a separate post to explain what all happened. After trying to type it all out several times, I said to heck with that, and just did a video instead.

Please excuse my appearance--I was winterizing the well house, and my horse kept 'helping' me!

Well, I got chores. Later y'all
© Evelyn Edgett 2017

Money Saving Adventures For Last Week

December 18, 2017

Hey y'all, it's me!

I have so many AIMS (Adventures In Money Saving) this week, I may have to do a two parter! I will have to do a separate post on Saturday's whirlwind of blessings, because it was wild, I tell ya!

Okay, buckle up buttercup, here we go.

Monday I made two crock pot meals so I could get everything done without worrying about cooking later in the week. Of course, while the weather was nice we had the windows open to enjoy the fresh air before the icky stuff showed up later in the week.

I used a lot of the leftovers goodies from the church Christmas party to make a few cold plate luncheons for Obie and I during the week, plus a lot of the veggie plate leftovers went into some nice big salads for supper.

I even picked up some seaweed sheets and made nori maki (seaweed, rice and veggie) rolls one day.

We are still enjoying the salted cabbage I made a few weeks ago. Anytime I didn't have enough salad fixings for all of us, I make a salad fo…

Making Christmas Gifts In Spite Of A Low Budget--And A Movie Premiere!

December 15, 2017

Hey y'all, it's me!

Tonight our church is finally able to have the 'premiere' of the movie did this summer, A Return To Faith. It will be at the fellowship hall, and we all just bring our own popcorn and snacks. I can't wait to see how bad my acting was! The blooper reel alone should be hilarious.

A month or so ago I posted about using blackberries, sugar and vodka to make liqueurs, and the batch I made has been 'aging' in the fridge until today, when I was ready to make a few gifts for friends.

My problem was I had no money to buy small canning jars and lids. I wanted the fancy 'quilted' pattern. But the money I was supposed to get this week is late, so instead I went rummaging in my cabinet where I keep empty glass jars, bottles, etc, that I have cleaned and stored for keeping broths and other foods to store in the freezer. I found enough jars and canning lids to use.

First I washed everything in hot soapy water, and rinsed them…

Money Saving Adventures For Last Week

December 10, 2017

Hey y'all, it's me!

I can't believe the bi polar weather we had last week! We went from the 80s on Monday to below freezing on Tuesday. I had to play 'musical mutts' with the dogs coming in at night--Junior and his sister Ufi were in the laundry room with Sue the tomcat (don't ask), Angel in the man cave, and Fang, Poblano and Punky with the four female cats in the main house. Hopefully the temps will calm down and be more normal for this time of year.

Speaking of cats in the house, two of my little girls try to be a 'muse' to me as I write at my desk.

Stripe looks very distinguished, very 'literary'.

Her niece Stormy (aka Dust Bunny) just looks as if she is thinking, "Why don't you turn off that laptop and PET ME?"

Ah well, on to money saving adventures.

I have been baking some goodies for treats as well as the Redneck's lunches during the week. The house smelled great with chocolate chip cookies and magic c…

Cold Temps, Cabin Fever and Christmas Lights

December 6, 2017

Hey y'all, it's me!

Any time that I begin to doubt that Texas weather is fickle, changes come along to remind me of that fact. In the past few days it has gone from 82 degrees down to freezing. So plugging in the heat lamp in the well house, digging out sweaters and sweatshirts, and playing 'musical mutts' at night to bring in the outdoor dogs to keep them safe from the cold are standard actions to be taken. Baking goodies and making rich hearty food, along with bringing out the makings for hot apple cider this weekend also fill up the day's activities. Yes, we are quite cozy here in our home.

We are also going STIR CRAZY from being unable to get out and do anything. Let's just say that Obie and I love our home centered life, however we enjoy getting out in the fresh air just as much, so cabin fever sometimes strikes when the air turns so cold it hurts your lungs to breathe. So tonight after supper, the Redneck handed me the truck keys and tol…