Saturday, December 16, 2006

well here is an easy one and the kids will enjoy them to :

Chunky Chips
Servings 4
Preparation Time 15 min
Cooking Time 30 min
Level of Difficulty : Easy side dishes

2 1/4 pound uncooked potato(es), (1kg), peeled and cut into thick chips 10 sprays cooking
1 tsp table salt 1/8 tsp black pepper, Freshly ground 1 tsp paprika, (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 200°C Put a large roasting tin in the oven to preheat at the same time.
Make sure that the chips are dry, by patting them with kitchen paper or drying them in a clean tea towel.
2. Remove the hot roasting tin from the oven. Spray with low fat cooking spray. Tip in the chips, then spray 6 times with low fat cooking spray. Season with salt, pepper and a pinch of paprika (if using).
3. Roast the oven chips for 30 minutes, turning after 20 minutes. Cook for a little longer if necessary, so that the chips are cooked and browned.Prepare the potatoes up to 2 hours in advance, keeping the uncooked chips in a large bowl of cold water until needed, then drain well and pat dry.

Friday, December 15, 2006


Again miles away my sister in law is there for me ...she helped me to put up my little guy ..hope some will try him it out ...the background was xmas paper my sister in law had made .
Thanks Barb you with all my heart.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

These beautiful Christmas Cards were homemade with love by our daughters....they created one for everyone in the family and for friends......thanks Patty and Samantha.
I love them

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Patty this one is for you ......
Shortbread Meltaways

1 cup, 250 mL] unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup, 125 mL] icing sugar
2 tsp, 10 mL] vanilla
1 3/4 cups, 425 mL] ROBIN HOOD® All Purpose Flour
1/2 cup, 125 mL] CANADA® Corn Starch
3/4 tsp, 3 mL] baking powder
1/4 tsp, 1 mL] salt
1 cup, 250 mL] CHIPITS®*SKOR®* Toffee Bits
PREHEAT oven to 350ºF (180ºC). Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

BEAT butter, icing sugar and vanilla until creamy. In a separate bowl, combine flour, corn starch, baking powder and salt; stir half into butter mixture. Stir in toffee bits and remaining flour mixture.
ROLL heaping tablespoonfuls (15 mL) of dough into balls. Place on prepared cookie sheets, spacing about 2" (5 cm) apart.
BAKE in centre of preheated oven for 15 minutes or until lightly golden. Let cool on pan for 5 minutes. Dust with more icing sugar if desired.

Meltaways can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
Kid friendly recipe: Your kids will have a great time rolling the dough into balls.
These bite-size cookies are great for a small indulgence, but be careful, they are so delicious they will disappear quickly.

Well thought you might like something new to try:

Moo Shu Chicken Quesadillas
Servings 4.....Preparation Time 14 min......Cooking Time 20 min

East meets West with this Chinese take on a Mexican classic. It's a culture clash that the whole family's sure to love.

sprays cooking spray
2 tsp sesame oil
3/4 pound chicken breast, uncooked, boneless, skinless, cut into bite-size pieces
1 tsp soy sauce 28 oz mixed vegetables,
Asian-style 4 medium scallion(s), chopped
1 tsp soy sauce, or to taste
1/2 cup hoisin sauce
1/2 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese,
shredded 8 medium whole wheat tortilla

Preheat oven to 425°F. Coat a large skillet or wok with cooking spray; add oil and heat over high heat until sizzling.
Add chicken and soy sauce to wok or skillet; cook, stir-frying, until well-browned, about 5 minutes. Add vegetables, scallions and soy sauce; cook about 2 minutes. Add hoisin sauce; stir-fry until heated through, about 1 minute.
Place 4 tortillas on a large baking sheet (or 2 smaller baking sheets). Spread about a heaping 3/4 cup of chicken-vegetable mixture over each tortilla and sprinkle each with 2 tablespoons of cheese; top with remaining tortillas.
Bake quesadillas until golden brown and cheese melts, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit about 5 minutes before cutting each quesadilla into 2 or 4 wedges each. Yields 1 whole quesadilla per serving.
Instead of using canned Asian-style veggies, go ahead and use fresh ones such as a combination of sliced pea pods, shredded green cabbage, slivered bamboo shoots, sliced water chestnuts and grated carrot. If you're tired of chicken, turkey or pork tenderloin tastes great in this recipe, too.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Our Girl growing so fast .....we love you

Happy Birthday MELISSA

Saturday December 9th ....Happy Happy Happy Birthday Melissa Thanks to all the girls that came ..they had a night of pizza , chips and doing xmas crafts
Fun for all ......

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Here's to you lady!

Growing older is Mandatory; Growing Up is Optional;
Laughing at Yourself is Therapeutic. Live, Love, and Laugh Everyday
The prettiest woman in the world can have hell in her heart.
And the most highly favored woman on your job may be unable to have
And the richest woman you know, she's got the car, the house,
the clothes..........might be lonely. And the word says if "I have not
Love, I am nothing."
So, again, I love you.
Love who you are.
Look in the mirror in the morning and smile and say
"I am too blessed to be stressed and
too anointed to be disappointed!"
"Winners make things happen.
Losers let things happen."
Be blessed, Lady and
encourage another woman.
God Bless You All Young and Old
Dave and Neti's new dining room suite is beautiful.
You Two deserve it .
Well I just must tell you these people are two people we would trust our lives with ...
they have always take and loved us for us ..and we want you two to know We

But look at this that Neti is so talented ....way to go girl

These craft items are beautiful ..what an awesome job she does ya sis
Patty let the girls decorate the tree at their home...and let me tell you they did
an awesome job.
Looking a lot like Christmas at your home Patty.....


Before U were thought of or time had begun,
God stuck U in the name of His Son.

And each time U pray, you'll see it's true,
You can't spell out JesUs and not include U.

You're a pretty big part of His wonderful name,
For U, He was born; that's why He came.

And His great love for U is the reason He died.
It even takes U to spell crUcified.

Isn't it thrilling and splendidly grand
He rose from the dead, with U in His plan?

The stones split away, the gold trUmpet blew,
and this word resUrrection is spelled with a U.

When JesUs left earth at His upward ascension,
He felt there was one thing He just had to mention.

"Go into the world and tell them it's true
That I love them all - Just like I love U."

So many great people are spelled with a U,
Don't they have a right to know JesUs too?

It all depends now on what U will do,
He'd like them to know,
But it all starts with U
I know I said I was finish with December 6th my husband's birthday day ....
I just had to add this layout
it was decided that Barry really did not want anything
we are down sizing and pretty much know what we need ....
the Family and Friends were trying to think
of something even a small thing...
well leave it to Mindy and Candy...50 th things
and you may say 50th things ...could be a costly birthday

WELL !!!!

YES CANDIES..penny candies(now 5 cents)

As you can see 2 big jars later .....also he got 50 different lures for fishing..which we did not put into the candy jar

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Well here is the last time I will mention DECEMBER 6Th ....our nephew Bobby and Barry's twin Bill also were born this luck day ....boy hey 4 in one day ..we were lucky enough to get a little bit of a celebration with Bobby...we had them down on November the 11 Th also ..and did a cake and song for him. Then his wife Sharley then had a surprise party at our daughter's Patty and let me tell you BOBBY was surprise....we love you Bobby and HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

We were unable to celebrate with Barry twin brother Bill ..but we wish him the best ..and want to let him know we love him ..and maybe one day soon we can all get together .....if that's OK ...

well guys all our love and blessings to both of you
Barry & Jud

Well not only is it Papa's b-day today it is also our grand daughters Madison.....
Dec 6th, 2001

Barry had the privilege of his birthday date to be the deliver dated of our Grandaughter Madison. Way to go Mindi.
The picture to the right is one of Papa at the top then Melissa then Jordana and then Madison.
We were able to do a little bit of gift opening and ice cream cake with Madison on November the 11 th when they came down to be involved with a surprise party for Barry ( Papa)

So we all enjoyed our time together

Thanks kids for making the trip down you all
love Papa and Grama

Please view the slide show below and enjoy the fun and laughter we all had
beening with BARRY on his BIG 50 ..we had a party on November the 11th for those that had to travel a distance and then another one Dec 3th for those family and friends close ..and then finished it up on Dec 4th .....we were to finish the really night of his b-day on Wednesday December 6th..but Barry got called to work so we phone the guys and friends and meet on Monday night and I want to thank you all for coming out .
Barry was honour and shown has much he is loved by family and friends and also how much he is repected by guys from work ..again thanks for coming out on such short notice.

Sunday, December 3, 2006

Here's Glen and the girls..outside in our big snowfall we had .
Patti had her camera out and ready and shared the pictures with me.
Has you can see in the rainbow picture ..the storm was right behind it .
Awesome job Patti. I could of done more but I so excited about wanting to
share Patty pictures and use my sweet sister in laws elements,
the frost snowflakes and frames.
So sorry Patty and Barb time I promise more time will be spend
The girls sure made sure Glen got his work out .