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9/28/11

Paper Doll Halloween Costume

Source- Family Fun

This is my dream Halloween costume. My childhood was filled with paper dolls. Each month I would wait for my mom's McCall's magazine, excited by the promise of a new Besty McCall  paper doll.
While Betsy was fun, she was a little girl. Even as a five year old, I longed to be an adult. My bride and groom paper dolls might not have been made of flesh, but they were grown ups.

While many a tab was accidentally snipped off, as I painstakingly cut out the outfits, I simply invented the Land of Crooked, a place ruled by Queen Off Kilter. What I lacked in eye hand coordination, I made up for in imagination

All these years later, I am still ruling, and still mighty crooked.

9/23/11

Floor Cleaning with Pantiliners

Thinking I would do a bit of Googling, in hopes to pad this blog post (love those pathetic puns), I came upon info that, well, I just did not want to read. Damn it! As if I am not neurotic enough, I have to read this:
    
Danger of wearing pantyliner everyday

No, no, no, I will never give up my pantyliners. I love the fresh feeling their use as a floor cleaner, which I will explain in a moment.

I am all too familiar with what some view as the absurdity of daily pad wearing, unless one is menstruating, or has incontinence. Back when the concept was new, I was eating dinner with my then beau's family, trying to feign sophistication, which when you are 19, is beyond silly.

It was bad enough that said guy wanted me to lie about my age, hoping his family wouldn't think of him as a cradle robber (he was), and that one of his nieces said I had a valley girl voice (I didn't). His sister started in on the ludicrousness of pantyliners. I sat silent back then, but never again.

Pantyliner are one the best inventions on earth. Yes, they are.  Not only do they catch errant drips of urine, blood, or vaginal secretions, but they are perfect for floor cleaning.

Upon removing your pantyliner, flip it sticky side out, and use it to catch a few hairs that have fallen to your bathroom floor. No matter how good of a housekeeper you think you are, there will always be hair, and fuzz.
Here's your proof:


9/8/11

Much Better

This glaring monstrosity has always bothered me.





No, not the always dusty, large black toaster, but the unused white plastic, phone jack thingy, that annoys me to no end. Yes, I am easily amused, and easily annoyed, making this mini project, a real winner.

Home Depot sells a textured, paintable cover. It took me close to two years to remember to buy one.
Now, staring at the wall is almost fun.
                                                               

9/6/11

Noodle Kugel

 My Facebook status:  
I just popped a noodle kugel into the oven. It has been ages since I made one, so I am excited for dinner.

Based on the comments I received, if you didn't grow up eating noodle kugel, the concept sounds wonky. So, for all of you kugel deprived folk (it is YUMMY), here is how I make it.

I also like it with raisins, instead of peaches. It is equally good made with more eggs, for a firmer kugel. Full fat dairy products are even better, producing a creamier kugel, but 2% cottage cheese, and fat-free sour cream work just fine.

Now, all of my friends from childhood, will weigh in with their own versions. No matter how you make it, noodle kugel is a great comfort food. It is good served cold, or hot. It also freezes well.

The Ingredients (plus some butter, and cereal)

Boil  16 oz of noodles al dente.

Toss with a few tablespoons of butter.


Mix in 16 oz of sour cream, and two beaten eggs (or more, if you like).


Add the 24 oz cottage cheese, and mix well.

Sprinkle on some cinnamon, and mix.

Spread half the mixture in a buttered 9'x13' pan.


Drain, and chop the peaches. Spread on top of the noodle mixture in pan, and top with remaining noodle mixture.

Bake or add a topping, if you desire.

 Cinnamon Life looks like a good plan.

Crush the cereal, and sprinkle over the unbaked kugel.


Ready for baking

Bake 45-60 minutes, until it is a bit crisp on top, and bubbly hot.

Yummy!

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