Sunday, October 26, 2014

Week 41 Sunday (10/26/24)

Recipe Review                
Today’s Recipe and Location:           Cheese Ball of Death
         Found in: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays
                           Pages: 236 - 237       Copyright:  2013  Harper Collins

I figured out that there are 187 calories per serving, if 12 servings are made. You do have to add the calories for the crackers, too. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

I made two cheese balls. One for my school friends
and another to split between Nicole and myself.
Here they are before I added the black sesame seeds.

I can't say that I made a perfect ball. Yikes!

This one isn't a whole lot better. OMG!

         I liked this cheese ball, but it was a little heavy on the goat cheese. I would rather have added more cream cheese or even some other cheeses. The black sesame seeds were just darn fun. Nicole, Joe and at least one of the kids enjoyed it, too.  I did discover a new cracker that I am in love with now. Triskets  makes a new flavor called Cracked Pepper and Olive Oil. I am in love. They are so wonderful and are great with a cheese ball or dip or slices of cheese or ..........gosh darn it almost anything or even alone.

Trivial Triffles

         I was reading a Real Simple magazine (Mar. 2014 pg. 32) and found a brilliant idea for your shoelaces. On my winter boots the plastic tips of the shoelaces always are ruined and the laces begin to unravel. According the Real Simple, all you have to do is dip the tip into a bottle of polish and it stops the fraying. What a brilliant magazine. Did you now the plastic tip of the lace is called an aglet??  Who knew?

Memory Musings

         Halloween is almost here. I have a few memories of the holiday. Of course, all of our costumes were put together by we kids. Store bought costumes were not even an option, but we did have a box of masks. We all used our creativity, and had a great time.
         When I was seven, Julie Rascher and I went as Mary Poppins and Bert. Julie, being a girly girl got to be Mary and I got to dress comfortably and be Bert. Of course, we used charcoal to coat my face and hands, so I looked like a true chimney sweep. The things we will endure for a pillowcase full of candy.
         Yes, we used pillow cases. I laugh at the bags and pumpkin buckets, etc. that kids use today. Pillow cases were a brilliant idea, because they never ripped and held a tremendous amount of candy. Sometimes we had it right – in the old days.

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