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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Obama walked for several blocks



Barack and Michelle Obama walked for several blocks before returning to the presidential limousine for the remainder of the parade.
Our new President #44
Quote by~Henry Ford
"I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about."

Facts
Taft was the last President with facial hair.
George Washington carried a portable sundial.
President Andrew Jackson spent most of his adult life with a bullet no more than two inches away from his heart as a result of a duel he fought before becoming President.
The first toilet ever seen on television was on "Leave It To Beaver".
The hundred billionth crayon made by Crayola was Perriwinkle Blue.

Tip
Burns
No cream for burns in your First Aid box. Try covering your burn with tooth paste.
Burns pain can be relieved first by putting the burn straight under cold running water, then covering it with the tooth paste. Relieve will be instant.

Recipe
Fruit-Filled Oatmeal Bars(Better Homes and Gardens)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup quick-cooking oats
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 recipe apple-cinnamon filling, apricot-coconut filling, or raising filling* (recipes follow)

In a medium mixing bowl combine the flour, oats, brown sugar, and baking soda. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter or margarine until mixture looks like course crumbs. Reserve 1/2 cup of the crumb mixture.

Press remaining crumb mixture into the bottom of an ungreased 9x9x2-inch baking pan. Spread with desired filling. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Bake in a 350° oven for 30-35 minutes or till the top is golden. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Makes 25 bars.

Apple-Cinnamon FillingPeel, core, and chop two medium apples (about 10 oz). In a medium saucepan, combine apples, 2 T. water, 1 T. lemon juice, 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon, and a dash of ground cloves. Bring apple mixture to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 8- 10 minutes or till apples are tender.

Apricot-Coconut FillingIn a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup snipped dried apricots and 3/4 cup water. Bring apricot mixture to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, combine 1/4 cup sugar and 1 T. all purpose flour. Stir into apricot mixture. Cook and stir about 1 minute more or till thick. Stir in ½ cup coconut.

Raisin FillingIn a medium saucepan, combine 1/2 cup water, 2 T. sugar, and 2 tsp. cornstarch. Add 1 cup raisins. Cook and stir till thickened and bubbly.

Craft and Tutorails
Shoulder bag tutorial
http://tinyhappy.typepad.com/tiny_happy/2006/06/shoulder_bag_tu.html

coffee-cosy/cozy/warmer
http://tinyhappy.typepad.com/tiny_happy/2008/11/hot-coffee-for-everyone-a-tutorial.html
new printables
easy roll brim kid hat knitting pattern
Have a great day see you soon, hugs.

2 comments:

Ed said...

Start of a new era in U.S.A. eh?
Hope it means good times ahead for you my friend xx

juanita de la vega said...

Nice blog, nice tips and yum recipes. I'll try orange pork chops!
I'll be linking to my blog!