Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Cobbler Recipe AND a New Boyfriend!

My my my, it seems EVERYBODY wants a slice of my cobbler!

So now you can make it for yourself!


Fruit Cobbler (easy version)

1 can pie filling (cherry, blueberry, peach, apple, etc.)

3 tablespoons melted butter

1 cup all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 cup milk

1 cup sugar

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Pour can of pie filling into an ungreased 8 x 8 baking pan


Melt butter in microwave


Mix butter, flour, baking powder, milk, and sugar together in a bowl


Spread batter over fruit in the baking pan

Bake cobbler for 45 minutes; serve warm with whipped cream

Now, if you are ambitious like Buddybear and his family, follow this recipe.

Fruit Cobbler (hard version)

3.5 cups fresh/dried fruit


1 cup boiling water

3/4 cup sugar

1 tablespoon cornstarch

3 tablespoons melted butter

1 cup all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 cup milk

1 cup sugar

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Place fruit into an ungreased 8 x 8 baking pan


Mix boiling water, sugar, and cornstarch together; pour over fruit

Melt butter in microwave


Mix butter, flour, baking powder, milk, and sugar together in a bowl


Spread batter over fruit in the baking pan

Bake cobbler for 45 minutes; serve warm with whipped cream

And now let me introduce you to a new boyfriend on the scene: Average Gay Dude!  He's cute, has mad drawing skillz, is artsy/craftsy, lives in South Florida, and is a vegan!

AGD, go check out these skilled friends of mine:  Dr. Spo (scroll down and see one of his famous spo-shirts) and Sassybear (check out his crocheted accessories) and Fearsomebeard (he knows how to bake).  I have some of the most creative friends in the universe!  Ain't I a lucky girl!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Final Countdown

No, not a movie review.  Just some shit going on here whilst I recover from an intestinal bug (heh heh heh, shit, get it?).


Decorated last weekend.  No beer involved (the gnomes gasp in horror)!


Upstate PA location landmark (about 3 hours northwest of Philly); started September 5, 1787.  The ornament itself is 14 years old.



This week's baked goodie - blueberry cobbler!  Pix taken when the cobbler was only 30 minutes outta da oven!



As you can see outta my porch window and down my driveway to the street, no white shit here (thank the dogs and cats!).


I currently have 3 shawls in progress for the bestest person I know - ME!  You saw the baby green one last week.  This pink/green one is about 40% finished.


This one is about 90% finished.  Back in October, Mistress Maddie saw it like this:



Miss Gigi meows: "Happy Holidays To All, And To All A Good Fancy Feast!"

Saturday Night Dance Party!



This is how I am feeling right now.

Dance like no one's watching.

Sing like no one's listening.

"Flash Light" - everyone needs one for these damn short days; can't wait for 12/21!


PS - HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Walt and Peter!


And do please send healing thoughts to our Cajun; he is back in the hospital for the holiday. :(

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Catching My Breath

Just some goings on at home...

cat toes

 home made cherry cobbler with real whipped cream
(psst, fearsomebeard, come get your slice!)

a naked tree; gotta arrange the light strand better tomorrow and add ornaments

BEARS!  GRRRR!  (a gift from a knitting friend)

speaking of knitting... a new shawl

a sleepy pussy

Saturday Night Dance Party!



This is how I am feeling right now.

Dance like no one's watching.

Sing like no one's listening.

"Rapture" - I like the dude in the white tux.  AND I had a pair of Candies slides (the shoes Debbie Harry is wearing) back in the day...


PS - HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Harper's Keeper!


Saturday, December 6, 2014

Saturday Night Dance Party!



This is how I am feeling right now.

Dance like no one's watching.

Sing like no one's listening.

"Sad Songs Say So Much" - they sure do!


PS - HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Mark

Friday, December 5, 2014

The Paws That Refreshes...

...and it sure as hell AIN'T diet coke!  (confidentially, I am a diet pepsi girl myself)

So since all of us (like Dr. Spo) are stressed with work, home, holiday shit, family, etc., let's have a moment of zen.

Miss Gigi napping on the chair

Miss Oreo in the play tent

Miss Gigi and Miss Nyla at play

Our holiday treat arrived in Wednesday's mail; King Raybeard and John Gray will probably recognize it immediately!



Yep, english xmas pudding and brandy sauce.  I actually got the german spouse to try this many years ago and he pronounced it good.  So every year we have to special order it.

And I also purchased a small (16 oz) fruitcake from Canada (eh, Buddybear) at my grocery store and a bottle of spiked (rum, brandy, whiskey) eggnog from the PA State Store.  Go ahead and laugh, but I like fruitcake - I like all my boyfriends too, right?  Aren't we all just a buncha fruitcakes?

This weekend it's pull out the fake tree and put the electric candles in the windows.  Wait for spouse's gift to arrive next week.  Work like a dog at the office; there will be constant pressure until 1-2-15 (and I don't even work retail!).  Thank the dogs and cats for knitting and books and booze!

OK, back to your regularly scheduled nervous breakdown...