Kim Leslie's blog
2 Years ago today, Osama Bin Laden was killed and his body was dumped in the ocean. 3 Years ago, the thousand Year flood hit Middle Tennessee. and 80 years ago today, the Lochness Monster was spotted in Scotland. It's a bad day for water.
This flea and tick season is the worst. And the mosquitos are no picnic either!
Everyone who has every been to a flea market or garage sale dreams about finding something that turns out to be a treasure, right?
Well, this woman buys a $7 painting at a flea market. She finds out soon after that it is an original Renoir! Great news right? Well not quite! It was reported stolen by a museum in Baltimore 60 years ago and they want it back! But wait, there's more! An insurance company says they paid off on the loss years ago and the painting now belongs to them! So a federal judge is trying to figure it all out!
Mom told me to marry a man who is good with his hands. (OK, get your mind out of the gutter.)
Thankfully, I did.
I bought some new Patio Furniture this week because our 10 year old table and chairs were kaput! Well, the "Easy to Assemble" claim was a big fat lie! They included some stinky little allen wrench to put it together. Seriously? 7 pieces of furniture? Have they lost their minds? That would take a month!
Fortunately, I MARRIED an Alan wrench!
If you have little people, you are likely family with this character or some facsimile thereof.
Flat Stanley has made it's way into my family and I am under pressure to come up with creative ways to photograph him. It's easy to hit all the local landmarks but here are some of the creative ways I've seen:
You can't tell me you have never had a Fluffernutter!
Well then, here is your assignment:
Take White Bread, Add a thin layer of peanut butter*, then a thin layer of marshmallow fluff.
Cut the crusts off and cut diagonally into 4 pieces
Eat with ice cold milk. Chocolate optional. Then send me an email HERE.
*whipped Peter Pan Peanut Butter suggested.
My favorite part of the awards shows is the In Memorium. Is that Sick? Probably. But after all is said and done, I like to remember, who I forgot to remember that I forgot. What's wrong with that? However, I always try to find people that were left out and this year's Oscar's was no exceptions.
I just stumbled across this recipe that made me wish it was Thanksgiving. There's no rule that says I can't make it anytime, but it looks and sounds and probably smells like Thanksgiving! SWEET POTATO CUBES WITH CINNAMON ALMONDS 1/2 cup Cinnamon Spiced Almonds 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed 3 TBSP olive oil 1 tsp lemon juice 2 TBSP honey (or pure maple syrup) 2 tsp ground cinnamon Dash of nutmeg 1/8 tsp salt 1/4 tsp ground black pepper Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Peel and cube the sweet potatoes, then add them to a mixing bowl.