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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Sleeping policeman

Apparently with a steady flow of traffic, four of the ramps would be enough to power all the street lights, traffic lights and road signs for at least a mile, which means they could be powering a lamppost near you soon.Road safety measures, otherwise known as sleeping policeman could be about to get a high-tech overhaul. Power generating road humps are to be tested on the streets of London, in what I do believe is the first in speed bump electricity generating .
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Quote by~Taylor Caldwell (1900-1985), English novelist.
This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone."

first gingerbread man is credited to the court of Queen Elizabeth I, who favored important visitors with charming gingerbread likenesses of themselves.
Denmark, they put hot porridge outside for the pixies on Christmas Eve.
old times, sugar was very expensive; therefore, Christmas cakes were a luxury.
Australia, the turkey is eaten cold.
America’s first recipe for Christmas cakes dates back to 1796.

Black walnut snowballs
1 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup finely chopped black walnuts or toasted English walnuts
1-1/4 cups sifted powdered sugar
Beat butter in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar; beat until combined. Beat in water and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour and the nuts with a wooden spoon.
Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake in a 325° F oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned.
Place powdered sugar in a plastic bag. While cookies are still warm, transfer two or three cookies at a time to the bag of powdered sugar. Gently shake cookies in powdered sugar until coated. Cool on wire racks. When completely cool, gently shake cookies again in powdered sugar.
Baked Potato Soup
8 slices of bacon, fried and crumbled
Bacon drippings
1 cup yellow onion, diced
2/3 cup flour
6 cups chicken broth, hot
4 cups baked potatoes, diced
2 cups heavy cream
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
1-1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
1-1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1-1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1-1/2 teaspoon coarse black pepper
1 cup Cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 cup Cheddar cheese, grated
1/4 cup green onions, diced, whites only
1/2 cup Cheddar cheese, grated
Crumbled bacon, 2 or 3 strips
Green onions, chopped
Bake, peel and dice potatoes then set aside.
In a 4-5 quart soup pot, cook bacon till slightly crunchy. Remove bacon and set aside, leaving bacon drippings in the pot. Cook onions in the bacon drippings over medium-high heat till tranparent, about 2 to 3 minutes.
Reduce heat to low-medium then add flour to bacon drippings and onions, stirring constantly with whisk to prevent lumps. Cook until mixture begins to turn golden, about 1 to 3 minutes.
Reduce heat to simmer and gradually add hot chicken stock, whisking to prevent lumps, until liquid thickens. Add potatoes, cream, chopped bacon, parsley, garlic, basil, salt, Tobasco sauce and black pepper.
Simmer for 10 minutes; do not allow to boil. Add grated cheese and green onions. Heat through until cheese melts smoothly.
Garnish each serving with crumbled bacon, chopped green onion and shredded Cheddar
Makes about 5 quarts

String Dispenser
Nail a funnel to the wall and pull
out of bottom of funnel.

Avon skin so soft bath oil tip
A glass sliding door that is hard to open?
Simply apply a generous amont of Avon's Skin-So-Soft bath oil to the tracks and your door will slide very easily.
An added benefit- the oil repels ants, too.

Crafts and Tutorials
Half eaten gingerbread man

Fabric Dollhouse tutorial

Crochet wire Ornament

Paper clip ice skates

Paper Doll Tutorial & pattern

Wire ring tutorial
Enjoy your day my friends!

1 comment:

Amber said...

Isn't that doll house the neatest thing!! I saw it this past summer at put it on my "to do list". It stayed there. I never got around to it. I really want to try it for next year's Christmas!