Thursday, June 30, 2011

Friday Photo Flashback, Follow Friday and ALOHA Friday!


Alicia at More than Words started "Friday Photo Flashback". I'm having a blast & you can too! Dig out your photo album! Don't forget to sign up so we can all visit and comment on each others pics/blogs! IT'S GREAT FUN! 

Short amazing story for you.  My mother passed in 2006, and my daughter said, "Mom, you really should put together a family tree for me & the kids so we don't forget our heritage, and before no one is around to ask any questions".  So, I started one on paper & that just got confusing so I went to Ancestry.com.  To shorten this story some I got an e-mail through Ancestry.com from a cousin I never met.  One thing lead to another and she filled in some questions I had & added stuff she knew and we swapped pictures, and stories I've never heard or seen and vice-versa.  It's been fun.  These two fine ladies are my Great Aunts on my father's side.  They were my Great-Grandmother's sisters. 
My Great Aunt Carrie 1865 - 1944 (Denmark)

My Great Aunt Emma 1868 -1900 (Wisc.)




 
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"In Hawaii, Aloha Friday a day of rest. So we're doin' the same. On Fridays we're taking it easy on posting. Therefore, our hostess is asking a simple question for you to answer; nothing that requires a lengthy response.If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link at the very friendly place of Islandlife808.com. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends and find new followers! 

My question is:  What country do you hail from? 

Originally on my dad's side is Denmark & Dusseldorf, Germany and London (my grandpa), and my mom's side was Palermo, Sicily.

 
Also, sign up over at FOLLOW FUN FREE FOR ALL AT STACY UNCORKED
for a REALLY GOOD TIME! SHE'S FABULOUS!
Wasn't that fun?  ~hehe~  Have a Great Weekend Everyone, and THANKS for stopping by, and following me.   Oh!  Don't forget"MONDAY'S MUSIC MOVES ME".   This week's theme is a "FREEBIE"!  I know Monday's the Fourth so there probably won't be too many folks around, but maybe at night we'll have some nice quiet music for ya to settle down too!  We now have a button for our "SPOTLIGHT DANCERS"!  So don't forget to grab it if you've been chosen.   It's so cool!  yaaaa hoooey!  Hope you  ALL can make it. It's tons of fun & don't forget bring a friend!  Hell, bring all your friends.  HUGS TO ALL.  Have a great weekend!  YOU ALL ROCK!


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SEA PAK UNITES WITH BYRON'S!

Standing up because he's on his way to get another one!  He says, 'Tasty"!
Okay, my friends you would think I never fed my family by looking at all these mouths!  I can't wait to tell you about it.  In fact, let me show you.  Action speaks louder than words as they say & no one was speaking either!
And it smells fabulous!
Since 1957, Byron's Pork has hand-pulled, hickory smoked pork BBQ has been slow cooked for that down-home taste. We definitely enjoyed the restaurant-quality flavor of Byron's Fully Cooked Pork BBQ!  Just look at all these hungry mouths.

That's one! Yummm

Naturally, I saved the best for last.  Do actions speak louder than words?

And doesn't these two look like some great left-overs?  You see, both SeaPak and Byron’s are owned by the same parent company, but they are two different brands and I totally love them both and so does my family.


Layered BBQ Salad
Serves 8

Layered BBQ Sundae_Tablecloth_Cropped3 cups Byron’s Fully Cooked Pork BBQ, warmed according to package directions
1 can baked beans
2 cups colorful coleslaw
1 bag (10 ounces) frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
2 cups green bell pepper, diced
Pickled okra for garnish

Heat baked beans on the stove on medium heat until warm (about 5 minutes), stirring occasionally. Layer bottom of a serving dish with the heated baked beans, followed by an even layer of corn kernels and then a layer of green bell peppers. Place an even layer of BBQ on top of the bell peppers, followed by the coleslaw. Place pickled okra on top for garnish.


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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Thursday's Recipe Swap Meet!

WELCOME TO OUR 17th "RECIPE SWAP MEET"!
"Oh no, what am I going to make tonight"?   Why not pick one of our Recipes!  Your grandmother's secret recipe has a coming out party and it's tonight!   

Come join our "RECIPE SWAP MEET" If you take one, share one!  All you have to do is sign our linky, grab our button, and show off your Recipe!  Below you will find your Chef-Hostesses XmasDolly (me), and Lori from  
The Shewbridges of Central Florida  (Lorie says Hi!).  Hi-ya! 
Lorie's recipe is at her blog.

We all have recipes from our family archives that we've collected over the years, and maybe some we have swapped from friends, magazines, cookbooks, & neighbors!

PerfectoSo, remember if you take one, share one & sign our linky, grab our button, and we'll rush over to your place and grab yours!  Oh, and don't forget to follow and we'll happily return the love!  Maybe show some love with a comment if you're not too busy!   I can hardly wait to see your family's old recipes and try them!  That's it!  Short & Sweet!  Let's start cookin'!  Looking forward to seeing you.  So mark your calenders!  We'll be here every Thursday.   So, if you're stumped on what to make tonight stop over by Dolly & Lorie's RECIPE SWAP MEET!  Our button is in my right side bar!  ARE WE BUDS OR WHAT?  HERE'S MINE!  ENJOY!



Winnie the Pooh returning to theaters on July 15th

*FIRST OF ALL THIS IS NOT MY RECIPE.  I RECEIVED THIS IN A E-MAIL FROM KRAFT AND I JUST HAD TO SHARE IT WITH YOU FOR THE FOURTH!  Isn't it the coolest thing you've ever seen?  lol  LOVE IT!

What You Need

4 cups fresh strawberries, divided
1-1/2 cups  boiling water
2 pkg. (3 oz. each) JELL-O Gelatin, any red flavor
  Ice cubes
1 cup cold water
1 pkg.  (12 oz.) prepared pound cake, cut into 10 slices
1-1/3 cups blueberries, divided
1 tub  (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed

Make It

SLICE 1 cup strawberries; cut remaining strawberries in half. ADD boiling water to gelatin mix in large bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Add enough ice cubes to cold water to measure 2 cups. Add to gelatin; stir until ice is melted. Refrigerate 5 min. or until slightly thickened. Meanwhile, cover bottom of 13x9-inch dish with cake slices. Add sliced strawberries and 1 cup blueberries to thickened gelatin; stir gently. Spoon over cake. REFRIGERATE 4 hours or until firm. Cover with COOL WHIP. Arrange strawberry halves on COOL WHIP for stripes of flag and remaining blueberries for stars.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Variation
Prepare as directed with fat-free pound cake and COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping.
Substitute
Prepare using JELL-O Berry Blue Flavor Gelatin.
Wave Your Flag Cheesecake
Layer cake and fruited gelatin in dish as directed. Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm. Beat 2 pkg. (8 oz. each) softened PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese and 1/4 cup sugar with whisk or mixer until well blended; gently stir in COOL WHIP. Spread over gelatin layer. Continue as directed.
So now all you have to do is sign our linky to lead us and/or our guests to you to swap a recipe.  Check them all out, and we'll check yours.  If you don't want to write it all down & know of one on line just post a link to it on your blog or leave it in a comment if you prefer!  Enjoy and Bona Petite!!!  Thanks for cooking/sharing along with us!
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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Cancer is so uncool! WORDFUL WEDNESDAY!

Happy Wordful Wednesday is a great day to post a picture that “speaks” for itself, no words needed OVER AT JAVA'S! So, I've found a new home for Wednesday, and I blog-hop all day long looking at great pics! How about you? 


SQUAMOUS CELL

My husband HAD a Cancerous mole on his neck.  We just came home from the hospital, and... well let me back track just a bit.  Whenever we go on vacations Dave loves roller coasters.  Remember this one?  See above.  He's out from morning until night in the sun.  Plus he's a truck driver, so left side of his face & the arm out the window & left leg in the sun all day.  David had a very good friend, Gary.  He was at a family party & his brother (a doctor) said he should get this funny looking mole on his back checked out.  Three months later our dear friend died of skin cancer (Melanoma).  It was because of that story Dave went to see the doctor & got a biopsy taken on this brown spot on his neck, and I thank the Lord that he did.

It turned out to be squamous cell (in-carcinoma).  Squamous cell skin cancer is a type of tumor that affects the skin. Cancer - skin - squamous cell; Skin cancer - squamous cell Squamous cell cancer results when cells in the ...

Read more: http://www.righthealth.com/topic/Squamous_Cell_Carcinoma.#ixzz1QbHmN7jW



 Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC or SqCC), occasionally rendered as "squamous-cell carcinoma", is a histologically-distinct form of cancer. It arises from the uncontrolled multiplication of transformed malignant cells showing squamous differentiation and tissue architecture. Squamous cell carcinoma is one of the most common cancers, and frequently forms in a large number of body tissues and organs, including skin, lips, mouth, esophagus, urinary bladder, prostate, lung, vagina, and cervix, among others. Despite the common name, squamous cell carcinomas often show large differences, depending on where they develop, in their presentation, natural history, prognosis, and response to treatment. (from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).
  Yes, it was Cancer, but not the bad kind that kills you it rarely spreads, but if you don't do anything about it it could kill you.  They ordered a complete x-cision of the mole, which they did today.  Dave is fine, but my nerves are frazzled.  My prayers were answered when the doctor said he got it 100%.  So my friends supposedly this all starts when you're young, and being in the sun too long.  So, when we go out we're going to get him a hat and sunscreen.  David is my world, and he's changed a very dismal life into one happy and loving life for me.  If your husband's work makes him an outdoor man show this too him and be cautious. 
Do it because you care, and I've shared the news with you because...  I care!
(Picture of the cell removed at husband's request).
The Cakeblast with linky
Mom Spotted with linky


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 eh - eh - eh!  DON'T TOUCH THAT DIAL!  Stay tuned for our next show coming up!  Right after this word from our sponsor!   Featuring:

Our "Recipe Swap Meet" tomorrow!  Don't forget to grab our button and play along... and you could share your secrets with us.  We won't tell any body!  ~snicker-snicker~
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JUST A SILLY OL' BEAR wishes you HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!

So, Happy Independence Day Dudes & Dudettes!
HAVE FUN, DON'T EAT TOO MUCH AND BE SAFE!!
In honor of Winnie the Pooh returning to theatres on July 15th, Walt Disney Animation Studios has provided us with an exclusive Independence Day Image of our favorite Silly Old Bear!



  
All I know is my son, and his daughters totally love our little bear, Winnie the Pooh!  He's been around our home for at least 30 yrs.  My son played with him, ate with him, and slept with him.  From a stuffed bear to Pooh clothes, toys, dishes, and much more.  He has passed Pooh down to his daughters now, and they do just about the same thing.  I guess I know where NaNee will be on the 15th.  We have an IMAX theater right by my house so we'll be sitting right up in the balcony watching their favorite character, "WINNIE THE POOH"!
ABOUT THE MOVIE
Walt Disney Animation Studios returns to the Hundred Acre Wood with “Winnie the Pooh.” Featuring the timeless charm, wit and whimsy of the original featurettes, this all-new movie reunites audiences with the philosophical “bear of very little brain” and friends Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Owl, Kanga, Roo—and last, but certainly not least, Eeyore, who has lost his tail.  “Ever have one of those days where you just can’t win, Eeyore?” asks Pooh.  Owl sends the whole gang on a wild quest to save Christopher Robin from an imaginary culprit. It turns out to be a very busy day for a bear who simply set out to find some honey. Inspired by three stories from A.A. Milne’s books in Disney’s classic, hand-drawn art style, “Winnie the Pooh” hits theatres on July 15th!

WINNIE THE POOH
WALT DISNEY PICTURES
Website and Mobile Site:            Disney.com/Pooh
Like us on Facebook:                 facebook.com/WinniethePooh
Follow us on Twitter:                  twitter.com/DisneyAnimation

Genre:                                      Animation
Rating:                                      G
U.S. Release Date:                    July 15, 2011
Narrator:                                    John Cleese
Voice Cast:                               Jim Cummings, Craig Ferguson, Tom Kenny, Travis Oates, Bud Luckey, Jack
                                                Boulter, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Wyatt Hall, Huell Howser
Directors:                                  Stephen Anderson, Don Hall
Producer:                                  Peter Del Vecho
Executive Producer:                   John Lasseter
Original score by:                       Henry Jackman
Original songs by:                      Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Bobby Lopez

Walt Disney Animation Studios returns to the Hundred Acre Wood with “Winnie the Pooh.” Featuring the timeless charm, wit and whimsy of the original short films, this all-new movie reunites audiences with the philosophical “bear of very little brain” and friends Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Owl, Kanga, Roo—and last, but certainly not least, Eeyore, who has lost his tail.  “Ever have one of those days where you just can’t win, Eeyore?” asks Pooh.  Owl sends the whole gang on a wild quest to save Christopher Robin from an imaginary culprit. It turns out to be a very busy day for a bear who simply set out to find some honey. Inspired by three stories from A.A. Milne’s books in Disney’s classic, hand-drawn art style, “Winnie the Pooh” hits theaters in the U.S. on July 15, 2011.
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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Monday's Music Moves Me!

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WELCOME TO OUR 44th WEEK OF...    
"MONDAY'S MUSIC MOVES ME"
I'm Head Conductor of this LOVE TRAIN & I'D LIKE TO MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT!  Because of more passengers on our train we've taken on another hostess, and hopefully she'll bring her followers with her to come boogie with us, and ROCK ON!  Without further ado let me introduce everyone! XmasDolly  Head Conductor, me!  My new Co-Conductor is: Stacy from Stacy Uncorked Lorie of  The Shewbridges of Celebration, Florida,LARRY from Cakeblast, and CALLIE from JAmericanSpice (APPLAUSE-APPLAUSE). 

ALL ABOARD!  We're eager to greet you at the station, and we're  F-O-L-L-O-W-I-N-G U, as soon as your train arrives & leave your link, leave a comment & check our linky for your next stop!  Rock to the tunes AND FOLLOW!  Don't forget GET THOSE NEW NEIGHBORS!
 
 If for any reason you cannot do a video or don't want too, you can still dance with us and listen to everyone's choices. Only thing we ask is grab our button, follow us, and leave us a luvin' comment & FOLLOW - FOLLOW YOUR NEIGHBORS & drop a line!

*NOTICE!  R rated videos must come with a "warning" Viewer needs to choose Whether to watch or not  in case children are around!  

ALSO:  Using our linky for a Advertising give-aways, and/or just for followers will be IGNORED!  Players may choose to ignore with us. Play by the rules or leave.  We reserve the right to delete anyone not following the rules.     
      NOW LET'S ROCK THIS PLACE~
Muwahhhhhh!
So, are ya ready to rock & roll?   I SAID ARE YOU READY TO ROCK & ROLL?              Today's theme:  Singers/Bands with one name!
So, here's the RULES:

First:  You Tube, and lock & load!   Upcoming themes are to your RIGHT.
Secondly:  Grab our "Monday's Music Moves Me" Button (on the right).
Third:  SIGN THE LINKY - Follow us (see above), grab our buttons & leave us a GOOD comment from your BAD selves!
Finally,Boogie on down to your Fellow Rockin' Bloggers on our Linky or bring some back with you to join us! Drag them back a kickin' and a hollarin' who cares, just bring them back!!! 
THAT'S IT! 
GET A TUNE, GRAB OUR  BUTTON, FOLLOW US, SIGN OUR LINKY, AND FIND FELLOW ROCKERS AND BRING THEM BACK!   Random.org picks two people to showcase in our 4M SPOTLIGHT DANCEWOO HOO!  I will e-mail you if I can find your e-mail address, and let you know, so please leave your e-mail address if it's not available at your blog.  If I cannot find an address I will redraw another player.

RaveRave Girl
AND OUR  "SPOTLIGHT DANCE" COUPLE IS:  (DRUM ROLL PLEASE) 
Drum Roll
INTRODUCING "OUR SPOTLIGHT COUPLE"
    1.  #26 DollyCas's Thoughts
    2.  #12 Tom /Introducing Mr. Cool


CONGRATS!  APPLAUSE - APPLAUSE 
IN CASE YOU WEREN'T HERE LAST WEEK, WE HAVE A SURPRISE FOR YOU.  If you look to your right you will see a button for our Spotlight Dancers - Please feel free to take one if you're a Spotlight Dancer, and show off on your own blog!  ENJOY!


This week the theme is a "Singer or band with one name"!
  HUGS TO YOU ALL!  NOW LET'S ROCK THIS PLACE!
LET'S HEAR IT FOR "SHAKIRA"
WHO DOESN'T KNOW "QUEEN"
SO A FAMOUS, MOST INFAMOUS "PRINCE"
 & DO YOU RECALL "JOURNEY"!
And from All of us at Monday's Music Moves Me to ALL of you!
AND LAST, BUT NOT THE VERY LEAST "CHER"
May God Bless each & every one of you!
 FRIENDS DO MAKE A DIFFERENCE! 
THANKS FOR PLAYING ALONG WITH US 
  PEACE, LOVE AND ROCK & ROLL!
Visit Amanda, Run DMT, and Hairbows & Guitar Picks for more Music Monday fun.


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