Friday, December 19, 2014

Fly On The Wall - Dec 2014

Welcome to the December 2014 issue of "Fly On The Wall" where you the reader have opportunity to peek into the lives of bloggers. See what happens in and around our homes, the silliness, the fun, the love, and sometimes the ugly.

Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:

LMSP - Little Miss Sassy Pants is featured this month and I know you've missed her :)

On Thanksgiving Day my LMSP runs in the living room and looks at the TV,
"UGH GRAMMM MA WHY is there no football on?
WE NEED FOOTBALL"
Yes, my son is a proud man.

Sitting around the table on Thanksgiving reminiscing about days gone by:
Tina my cousin says "well at least your Daddy didn't give YOU a terrible nick name"
Me: ugh yes he DID
Tina: WHAT?
Me: Worm
Tina: laughing like crazy "Oh yeah I forgot that"
great now I reminded her, epic fail

thank you missmiss.wordpress.com for the photo but the stamp on it says justsomethingimade.com so thanks to them as well
LMSP decides we are going to play a game.
She looks at me: okay, we are going to play "I Spy", you know this game?
Me: yes I do, do YOU know how to play?
LMSP: eye rolls (seriously she's 4) and says "ugh YEESSS who doesn't?"
Me; okay smartie, go
LMSP: go where
Me: NO, play the game
LMSP: okay, I spy, now what
This goes on for almost an hour, it's all I could take. I Spy with a 4 year old is interesting to say the least.
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Helping clean out my aunt's spare room and we find a wok with a steam basket. I said "WHAT is she doing with this?" My mom says "I don't know what is it?" LOL
My family does NOT eat anything that is not Southern. Now I do, but they don't. I showed it to my aunt and said "did you know you have this?"
She looks at it and says "well, what is it?" I said "a wok"
"WHUT?"
I laughed. A wok.
My aunt says "well I didn't know I had it and don't know what the junk is"
OMG I love my family
Guess we know what I'll get for Christmas. :)

Last week I was at my mom's house and LMSP was there, she said "you wanna hear me sing a Christmas song?"
I said, Do you know any.
Well duh yeah (she's 4 for crying out loud, HOW do they get to be so growny?)
She starts singing "Rudolph the red nosed other reindeer, Jingle bell jingle bell rock jingle all the way, won't you sleigh tonight" and starts again with the Rudolph part again.
I couldn't help it I started laughing.
My mom starts singing Rudolph the correct way, LMSP jumps out of the chair, stomps across the room, picks up a piece of paper, growls and tears it in half. My mom said "well are you mad at something?"
LMSP says "Stop singing it hurts my langs!"
Now we are both laughing!
Langs? What are those, we just laughed and laughed.

A comment on a FB status, she replied : "  I would have been on that faster than a redneck on a deep-fried twinky at a county fair today."


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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Southern Special week 37

It's Tuesday and time for another week of The Southern Special.
Please take note, this will be the last one until January 6th, 2015. We are taking a Christmas/New Year's break and look forward to seeing you all then.

Please continue to stop by your host blog sites as we will still be posting, just taking a party break due to stress, obligations and well...life.

I want you all to know how much we appreciate your stopping by, commenting, linking up, pinning and so on. You give us such wonderful things to choose from each week, it is a challenge to pick a "few" favorites.

But here they are!
Buckets into Bells
Jingle Bell Wreath
Iraqi sweet and glossy linguine
Chocolate Cherry Dip
Reindeer Glitter Wall Art
Christmas Decor
Pineapple Upside Down Cake


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Monday, December 15, 2014

Cookie Clusters - no baking required

Happy Monday and Merry Christmas, well almost anyway. In 10 short days it will be Christmas Eve, the presents will be wrapped, the stockings will be hung, cards all sent out and the house will be smelling wonderful in anticipation for Christmas dinner.

Each year I make lots of candy, cookies and other goodies for my family and friends. Last year was the first time in, I have no idea how long, that I was not able to, I was traveling after having just moved.
 This year I have relocated yet again and didn't think I would have opportunity to prepare any goodies. Well, sometimes you have to cease the moment.
 I spent the weekend with my mom and she has always loved my cookie clusters. I didn't think I would make them since my original recipe calls for Spanish peanuts and I am now allergic. But I thought I'd change it up and see how it worked. Other nuts do not bother me, weird I know.

We went shopping, out to supper and then stopped at the store so I could grab the few items I needed to create these little goodies.
 Well, it worked GREAT! Instead of peanuts I used pecans and in place of the peanut butter I used my WOWbutter. They taste so good! I think even better than before. My mom, who loves these little nuggets of goodness, was happy with the new version as well.

It only takes about 15 minutes to prepare these and they are worth every minute.
Cookie Clusters
1 1/2 cups rice krispie cereal
1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
1 1/2 cups rough chopped pecans
2 TBSP WOWbutter (or you can use peanutbutter)
1 bag white morsels

In a non stick sauce pan melt the WOWbutter and white morsels together, stir until smooth. In a large bowl break up your pecans and add the other ingredients. Mix well. Pour the melted morsel mixture over the dry mix and stir well. Make sure to coat it all well, drop by tablespoon onto a silicon sheet, wax paper or foil and allow to set. Store in an air tight container. Keeps for several weeks but they won't last that long!

I used my silicon baking sheet that I received from BakeItFun no oil required and you just wipe it clean, roll it up and store it. I love it!
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