Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Well in about 2 1/2 weeks my nephew will be here so I decided to pamper my sister and we had pedicures and manicures this afternoon to prepare for her baby shower this weekend. (Can't you tell she's my sister... we are both silly!)
I have been so busy that I haven't had time to get a much needed spa day and it's always more fun with someone else! Ashley brought Sonic slushies for us to drink and the girls at Natural Nail Care rocked! Thank you Tracey & Amanda!
See... she ain't right! That's my sister!
A perfect ending to a great day!
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Well I wasn't born here but I've been in Midway since I was 3 years old and this will be where they put me in the ground 'cause this is my town! Midway is full of life, memories and love! It's so funny to talk to people and they think that Midway is so far away. They'll say "Oh you are all the way out there?" or "You don't have to drive all the way into town" which cracks me up because we are only 10 minutes or less from the Columbia Mall... a hop, skip and a jump!
Well I thought you might enjoy a small tour of "My Town" and don't be a stranger.... come see us anytime!
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Vanilla Wafers (amount depends on what bowl/dish and how many you want)
2 small boxes of Jell-o cook & serve Vanilla Pudding (I like to use the Banana Cream kind too)
4 cups of Milk (I always use whole milk)
Cook your milk and pudding mix on stove top until done. While you are letting it cool place your vanilla wafers in the bottom of your bowl / pan. Cut up one banana and put on top of the vanilla wafers. Slowly place the pudding on top of the vanilla wafers and banana (I use a big spoon and gently pour so it covers everything nicely. Use about 1/2 of your mixture and cut up the other banana then put the remaining mixture on top. Top with additional vanilla wafers and immediatley wrap with plastic wrap to prevent film on top of the pudding (this will also help the vanilla wafers become soft). Leave out of refridgerator for 30 minutes or so to cool. Grab a bowl and enjoy or place in the refridgerator. It's best to eat within a day as the bananas start to turn brown.
Monday, January 17, 2011
(Chief Markgraf and his wife, Linda) "Chief Markgraf's retiring.... smile.... cut!"
A few of his plaques....
This was a grill from a fire truck turned into a clock from the makers of the fire engines (pretty cool)
This was a really neat gift from the crew from the USS Missouri in which they flew a flag (in the center) in Chief Markgraf's honor on December 7, 2010 over the USS Missouri, USS Columbia and others and gave to him with all the appropriate certificates. He was very honored to receive this. He said with all these wonderful gifts he might have to add onto his house! It was a great time and was a wonderful way to see someone retire from our community. Congratulations Chief Bill Markgraf and enjoy sleeping in! :)
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
2/3 cup of milk
2 Tablespoons of sugar
1 1/4 cup of flour
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of baking powder
I used peanut oil to fry them in which I think tastes a little better than plain vegetable oil but use whatever you have. I used a small sauce pan and filled about 1/2 the way with the oil and turned burner on medium high and tested a little bit of the dough to see if it was too hot or not hot enough (a fry daddy would work great.... I think) Once my oil was hot enough I started pouring the batter all around (nice thing about using a small/medium sauce pan) and used metal tongs to flip over the funnel cake when it was almost done. (I would recommend using a cheap katsup or mustard bottle that you can pick up from the dollar store so you get a more even funnel cake) Once it's to the perfect brown color place on a paper plate (easy clean up and catches all the extra oil) then top with powdered sugar or cinnamon-sugar mix and enjoy! That's my favorite part at the fairs in the summer is the funnel cakes! Since it was so darn cold I just needed something to remind me that Spring/Summer is right around the corner!
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
2 cups of milk (I prefer whole milk)
2/3 cup of sugar (more or less depending on how sweet you like it)
1 teaspoon of vanilla
Mix these 3 ingredients together in a large bowl and taste to make sure it's where you like it)
Run outside with a large bowl and a big spoon and get a nice bowl of CLEAN snow. Run back inside and add it by the spoonfuls to the above mix until desired consistency. Enjoy and don't forget to share with others! (this doesn't keep very well in the freezer so it's best to make a fresh batch when you want some). :)