Saturday, November 12, 2011

Holy Gravy, Batman!

Adam West is my facebook friend, and last Thanksgiving he posted his recipe for gravy... here it is.. enjoy!!
"By popular request, here is my recipe for THANKSGIVIN' DRIPPIN’ LIP SMACKIN’ GRAVY…..Save the drippins from the turkey and all other edible residue. Chop cooked giblets, some stripped neck meat, the heart etc. Medium fine chop. Add to the drippins mix.....Add half can of chicken broth, two large drops of A1 sauce, a pinch of salt or two, a small sprinkle of red pepper flakes, and a small pinch of onion salt, if you have it. Cook it over a medium-high heat. Add several pinches of flour to thicken. Continue to stir with a wooden spoon. As it thickens, begin to add hot water but keep it the thickness you like for the gravy. I like it not terribly runny so that it holds like seafoam moving out on a low tide. Stir, stir, stir. Allow to come to a boil. Please taste. You will know what to add if anything. Should take around 10-20 minutes of stirring. Great on mashed potatoes, turkey, or mopped up with some fresh bread...."

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This blog is about my two pomeranians and how they travel. Some pets are hard to travel with, but not ours.

We have a town and country van which is a "stow and go". We put the seat down flat behind my seat and put a big pet crate in there. Our babies travel so well in it as it has a beach towel draped over the top and down two sides which makes them feel secure. They get fresh air through the front and back and if the air conditioner or heater are on they get that also without it hitting them directly.

We walk them at rest areas. Give them food and water which means we either get off at the next rest area or a service station that has grass around it as the little ones can only hold it for so long.

They do not bark when we stop to eat and we leave the windows down a little. However if it is summer time we leave the van run with the a/c on and we can still lock it with my keys. We always park it where we can see it.

I do not have my camera with me so I do not have a picture but I will tell them about you. Missy is the sable colored one and she is 6 years old. Such a sweetie and she weighs 6 1/2 lbs. Rosie Lynn is the white one and she will be 2 on Christmas day. She weighs in at 3lbs 9ozs. They have the same momma but different daddy"s.

THEY BOTH ARE SPOILED ROTTEN, but neither one of them are barkers unless they see another doggie or any other animal in their yard. We but in a 74 x 12 ft run for them and they love to be outside. We are very protective of our babies. When I see someone with their dog in the bed of a truck I think they must not love their animals. They may be trained to not get out but while they are being driven down the road anything could hit them or a rock could put their eye out. I have even seen them in trucks on leashes.

You just never know so please let your pet know you love them by keeping them safe. If we were to be in an accident I would rather have them in a crate than flying all over the car and getting hurt.

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Babies Little Gifts has some wonderful gifts for that precious bundle of joy that has just arrived!

For instance, ever hear of a Pillow-ghan? Well, this is a hand crocheted afghan that folds into a pillow, making it easy to carry and store for that precious little baby. This is from
UNEEKBOUTEEK and she has several to offer you!! This would make an excellent baby shower gift!!

Or how about a soft, new born skull cap for that new baby! This one is so cute! Has a little bumble bee forming the end of the word "baby"! Keeps that newborns head nice and warm! Perfect little gift! This little cap comes from Goldbee.

And if you love the beautiful work of someone that loves to crochet, how about a pretty baby blanket? Crocheted baby blankets are so soft and yet they are light on baby's skin.

Warm and pretty, this little blanket will wash up nice and soft each time. Beautiful for a gift!

From Momo's Market. Order this pretty hand crocheted baby blanket today!

And since it is almost Christmas season, this adorable Carter's sleeper is perfect for the big first Christmas! Get this in time for the picture taking!

This is a brand new sleeper with tags, size 9 months. From Reds Bargain Barn.

And of course, from Irrisistible Elegance, you can order this beautiful
Rabbit Skins Infant Baby Layette!

So, if there is a new member expected or has arrived, is the place to shop for the perfect gifts!! Stop on over and see what they have to offer!! You will be glad you did!!

Little Girl On A Plane

A CALIFORNIA Congressman was seated next to a little
girl on the airplane leaving from DALLAS when  he turned
to her and said, 'Let's talk. I've heard that flights go quicker
if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger.'

The little girl, who had just opened her book, closed it slowly and
said to the total stranger, 'What would you like to talk about?'
'Oh, I don't know,' said the congressman. 'How about global
warming or universal health care', and he smiles smugly.
OK, ' she said. 'Those could be interesting topics. But let me
ask you a question first. A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the
same stuff - grass. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow
turns out a flat patty, and a horse produces clumps of dried grass.
Why do you suppose that is?'

The California legislator, visibly surprised by the little girl's
intelligence, thinks about it and says, 'Hmmm, I have no idea.'
To which the little girl replies, 'Do you really feel qualified to discuss
global warming or universal health care when you don't know shit? to read?  Books make wonderful least I think so.  I love books.  A practical and economical place to shop for books is Supergrannys Treasures I have a number of well known authors for sale like James Patterson, Patricia Cornwell, Lis Wiehl, Michael Connelly, Jonathan Kellerman, David Baldacci, Robert B Parker to name a few.

Can you imagine the plethora of books you would be able to find at the 100's of stores at discount prices at Online Auction


I'm happy with myself!  Look what I did!

Yep!  and there is a 3rd batch almost ready to pull out of the canner, and the 4th and FINAL batch to put in, all will be done 2nite!!!!!

I have ALL SORTS of ideas in play for use of all these jars of I went brows'n my FAVORITE site...I typed in Chicken and L@@K what I found!

I'm hav'n SO MUCH FUN shop'n on don't YOU give it a try!  You'll be glad you did! 

Identifying Glassware

I love glassware, but I admit, I am a novice when browsing for treasures. This is one area of Antiques and Collectibles where I believe people are constantly honing their skills. Many collectors house a library of reference books to assist them. Others scour the internet. Me? If I am stumped, I call Supergranny!

How are your skills at identifying glassware?

Here are some pieces you can add to your collection right away!
They are all available for purchase from fine sellers at!

  • Pressed Glass has been made in a mold.

This is a lovely ANTIQUE PRESSED AND CUT WINE GLASS DIAMONDS/3 RINGS, from RodbusterScubaDog!

  • Early American Pattern Glass, (EAPG) describes American pattern glass manufactured between 1850 and 1910.

Here's a beautiful set of  7 Vintage EAPG glass Snack and tea cup trays, from RobinsGoneShopn!

  • As the name implies, Depression Glass was distributed during the Depression Years, and was most often given out by companies as a premium. 

This Depression Glass Sharon Creamer Amber is offered at a great price from arfive!

  • Carnival Glass is pressed glass. It was manufactured about 1905 to 1930 and features an iridescent finish.

This is a gorgeous Fenton Marigold Carnival Glass Cut Arc Compote that you can find at BuyItAgain!

  • Cut to Clear Glass starts as clear glass and is then layered with another color, with the most common being red or blue. Various designs are afterwards cut into the glass to show the clear base.

This Cranberry Cut to Clear Bohemian Rose Bowl Votive Holder is available in my store, FleaPirates!

Now this is just a smidgeon of glassware terms and a sampling of the treasures to be found. What's your favorite kind of glass? Personally, I have an affinity for Moonstone Opalescent Hobnail, which is a hobnail pattern, with a misty white decoration applied at the edge, which appears fiery when held to the light. Those treasures, however, never go beyond my own collection. I am always watching for a unique-to-me piece to arrive in the OLA listings... will you outbid me?

Christmas Hint #12 -- Make It A Mystery

Make a mystery game out of gift giving when it’s obvious who’s doing the giving. When a whole pile of presents come from Dad, Mom, Mom & Dad, or Dad & Mom, it gets boring. Try putting a clue on the gift tag and making the recipient guess what’s inside. For example, a telescope might be “From: The Solar System” or a pair of socks “From: The Piggy Who Went To Market.” This is really fun when the presents stay under the tree for a while and the kids will be rummaging and guessing anyway.

There really isn't a tie-in to OLA listings for this topic, so here are the listings that benefit charities.