Saturday, July 26, 2014

Week 28 Saturday (7/26/14)

Recipe Review                   

Today’s Recipe and Location:           Pizza Potato Skins
         Found in: The Pioneer Woman blog

I figured out that there are 250 calories per serving, if 2 half potato servings are made. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

       I like potato skins, but after reading this recipe I had my doubts that this would be a favorite. I really did enjoy this meal. I adore pizza and that might be the catalyst for loving this potato.  I also like the texture of the mix of flavors. I didn’t add any of the miscellaneous toppings Ree suggested because I was happy with just the pepperoni. Next time, I will add black olives because they are so darn good.
Random Reflections              

Yard Art

       Every garden should have some type of bench. Now this bench is too little to actually sit on, but it makes it own statement in the garden. Donna and I were shopping for garden items in Sycamore when I came across this little cement bench. I fell in love and bought it right away. It is extremely heavy because it is made of cement, but it came in three pieces so it wasn’t too hard to move.
         I do leave it out all year around, and I even love it when it has a tall tower of snow. Benches come in all shapes and sizes and are a great addition to any garden.

I love how it looks through the flowers

Helpful Home Hints

         One thing everyone should accomplish in the summer months is thoroughly cleaning the garage. I have the perfect source for this one since Nicole is what I would refer to as a professional in garage cleaning 101. Here are her steps:
         Nicole firmly stated that every single thing must come out of the garage prior to cleaning it. That includes everything on shelves, in cabinets, and hanging on the wall.
         The next step is to haul out your power washer, add soap to it and clean the floor until it is spotless.
         Once you have finished with the power washer, use a broom or squeegee to remove as much of the water as is possible.
         Cobwebs are the next thing to tackle. All cobwebs and spider webs need to be removed from the walls, ceiling, and corners of the room.
         The most important step is next.  Bug spray needs to be applied to the corners, walls, and around the base perimeter of the floor. This will greatly reduce a fall influx of insects into your home.
         The final step is to individually wipe off everything BEFORE you return it to its place in the garage.
         You now have a garage that is the ultimate in cleanliness.

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