Friday, April 18, 2014

Recipe -- Pecan Pie Squares

Here is the recipe for Mr. Man's favorite treat.

They're easy and yummy,
so you get a lot of bang for your buck.


Cover a 10x15 jelly roll pan (something with sides)
with graham crackers
.   (24 sq.)

Ingredients for mixture:

1 c. dark brown sugar
2 sticks real butter

1 t. vanilla
1 c. chopped pecans


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Place dark brown sugar & butter in a 3 qt. saucepan. 
Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
Boil exactly 2 minutes.

Remove from heat and add vanilla and stir.
(It kinda erupts at this point--don't freak out.)

Pour mixture over the graham crackers.
Sprinkle pecans on top.

Bake for 10 minutes. 
Let cool on cooling rack.
Break into squares and store in airtight container.

(Sometimes I make this with my graham cracker crust recipe instead of the g. crackers, and it is so decadent!  I use an 8x8 pan, and have to cook the crust and the dish a bit longer (because it’s all thicker), but oh my!)   


Lucky Dog

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Lunar Eclipse Photos

I took these photos with my iPhone
held up to Mr. Man's telescope.

"Afocal", I think he called it.

Another memorable celestial event!
Good times.

Lucky Dog

Friday, April 11, 2014

Funny Kitty

Mr. Man took the best photo
of the kitten last night.

It reminded me of how often
I see this little kitty with his arms outstretched.

Sometimes it's both arms...

A lot of the time it's only one paw.

(We joke that he lost the other one somewhere.)

It looks very uncomfortable to me.
The elbow is really out there.

But it must not be for him.

Even as a kitten, looking back on my photos,
he did this.

He's so funny.
And cute, and cuddly, and crazy....

But I don't know what's going on with those arms.

Lucky Dog

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Today's Funny


Monday, March 31, 2014

Trash Day Is Fun!

What a funny kitty...

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Favorite Product -- Remote Control

Do y’all remember the Clap On, Clap Off As-Seen-on-TV product of years ago??

I decided that I wanted something like that, but a better version.  And sure enough, I found it on Amazon.

Here’s a link to it:  Remote Control

It’s so cool.  You plug your device into it, and you have a key ring with buttons on it to operate it.  You push one button to turn it on, and another to turn it off.

Can you imagine the possibilities?

(I have a heater with a remote control and just love the convenience.)

I use a fan at night aimed right at my bed, and I just hated getting up in the winter and freezing while I rushed to get it turned off.  Now I can turn it off while I’m still under the covers!

You could have a light come on inside right before you unlock your front door…  Maybe you can’t reach your bedside lamp switch easily to turn it off before bedtime…  This could be really handy for outdoor or security lights...  Hey, no more bending down and reaching under the Christmas tree to turn the lights on or off… 

You probably can think of other ideas where it could come in really handy.

I just love mine!

Lucky Dog

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Recipe--Avocado Corn Salsa

We have a really nice local restaurant that serves a delicious sandwich called the Santa Fe.  It reads as good as it tastes:  a tortilla-crusted chicken breast served with Monterey Jack cheese, chipotle-mayo and roasted corn-avocado salsa on focaccia.


But it’s the salsa that I love so much.  So I set about to copy it.  I don’t know how close I got, but it is now a favorite at our house.

Here’s my recipe:

Avocado Corn Salsa

1 bag frozen sweet corn, cooked and cooled 
       (it can cool while you chop)
       (or canned corn, but frozen is better to me)

2-3 ripe avocados, chopped
3 ribs of celery, chopped
2 Roma tomatoes, chopped
½ red or sweet onion, finely chopped
a handful or two of fresh cilantro, finely chopped
the juice of 1 fresh lime, squeezed over the mixture
       (really, use a fresh lime--your taste buds will thank you)

Mix together.
Serve with Scoops tortilla chips.   


Lucky Dog