Saturday, November 1, 2014

Week 42 Saturday (11/1/14)

Recipe Review          
Today’s Recipe and Location:           Mulled Apple Cider
         Found in: The Pioneer Woman blog

I figured out that there are 93 calories per ½ c. serving, if 12 servings are made. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

Here is the base of herbs and maple syrup.
All I had left to do was pour in the apple juice
and let it simmer for 30 minutes.
OMG Ree, this is a fabulous drink.

         If you love the smell of the Thanksgiving/Christmas holiday, then you will love this wonderful cider. I must confess that I screwed up a part of the recipe. Somehow, I thought that you add the zest of the lemon and orange to the pot, when she meant to add the rind. Mine tasted absolutely amazing, but I think you would have had even more citrus flavor with the entire rind in the pot. I do have some yummy lemon and orange floaties which add so much to the mug. This is something I always want in my fridge to heat up now that the weather is taking a turn.


Random Reflections             

         I was walking through Walgreen the other day and started noticing things that have been around for my 58 years and are still sold. The more I walked the aisles, the more I found. It brought back a lot of fun memories.

Maybelline Great Lash is not only still
here but a major seller. Wow!

Okay, these are not Lee Press on Nails, but they
definitely share the same idea. I do have to say
that these made me smile.

I will always remember the Herbal Essences commercials.
I love that Clairol still makes this one.

The bottle is much more attractive now,
but White Rain is a tried and true product.

Boy, have Bandaids come a long way.
These are so darn cute, and all we had
were plain old beige ones.

I can't imagine a life without Vaseline.
 It has always been in my medicine cabinet.

I think my Grandma had and used these two, also.

I used to love these commercials.

Every home has a stack of these cards.

I think I was a strange kid because I have always
liked the taste of good ole' Pepto-Bismol.

Nowadays, it has a cherry flavor when as
a kid I thought it tasted like chalk.

My breeder recommended that I use Cheerios as
a dog treat and my vet concurred. They are
healthy, crunchy, and my dogs absolutely them.
People and dog food - no wonderful they are still here.
Yeah Cheerios!

Helpful Home Hints

         One of the things that my neighbors and I do yearly, is to have our blacktop driveways sealed. We have missed one or two sealings, but we almost always have this done. I keep up on this, so that my driveway will last and be in good shape. My driveway is 16 or 17 years old and it looks almost new. This is because I strongly believe in preventative maintenance. I have passed some driveways in my neighborhood that are a mess. I guess I was always taught by my parents to be proactive, instead of reactive. I place a lot of value on my home, so I try to always take care of it. 
         A fun fact to know and share: I live on a street that only has five homes. The five of us frequently band together to order work done. Each year we have ordered our landscaping work together as well as the driveway sealings. We always get a reduced rate because the companies can spend the entire time on our street without having to travel. This saves the company money as well as the homeowners. Consider organizing some jobs together, and save a buck or two.

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