Friday, September 5, 2014

Day #6 Porch Cleaning not......Walmart yes, and a few good recipes!

I went to Wally World today and you know I have good intentions but I am so beat after that trip that today is a loss for any progress on the porch.  This porch was my storage area and dumping ground so part of the reason it is taking me so long.  I had to find "homes" for all that stuff!
I should have a post tomorrow on it hopefully as I did work on it yesterday but yesterday was also the first NFL game of the season....Packers vs Seahawks.  I won't tell you how it went in case you taped it to watch later but needless to say I had my own little Tailgate Party.  I made this layered dip to gorge on eat during the game and it was yummy!  It's easy and not actually healthy but come was a tailgate party!  It does have my homegrown tomatoes in it though.
 Here's the recipe below.  I copied it from All Recipes     The picture below is not my doing although what a great idea...unless you're a Seahawk fan. LOL!
  • READY IN 15 mins

Seven Layer Dip

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  • PREP
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  1. In a small mixing bowl combine the sour cream and taco mix; mix well.
  2. Spread bean dip into the bottom of a 9x13 inch clear glass dish. Layer avocado on top of the bean dip. Sprinkle the lemon juice and garlic salt over the mixture. Spread the sour cream mixture over the avocados. Layer the olives over the sour cream, the tomatoes over the olives; spread the cheese dip and onions over the entire mixture. Serve with tortilla chips for dipping.
 I also made a dessert for the party of 1......Jan Hagen Cookies.  I have no idea where I got this recipe and I haven't a clue as to who Jan Hagen is but she is a darn good baker as they are one of my favorites and so quick and easy.
Jan Hagen Cookies:
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1 egg white
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Cream butter and sugar together.  Add egg yolk.  Sift flour and cinnamon and gradually add to mixture.  Spread dough on a cookie sheet (I have those big sheets so I can only spread it about 3/4 of the way).  Brush on a film of egg white .  Sprinkle on nuts.  Bake at 300 degrees F for 30 minutes. Cut into squares while hot and then let cool.  *L*O*V*E*
Here are my "treasures" from Wal-Mart............
 mums in colors I don't have.......reasonable prices too....big ones for $3.98.  I also got some "fading ones" on clearance for $1.98.
 I buy some each year and usually bring them in the house for Fall and then plant outside.
 These are the ones I planted last year from little pots!  They are the size of bushes now and take little water.  I've had them on both sides of the house South and North in the sun and they are hardy!
 I've seen this book on several sites and was curious as I think I could have written it maybe but I'll read it first and then let you know.  LOL!
 Today was 95 REAL degrees F...I have no idea what the heat index was...does it really matter when it's that hot?  But I am not letting it bother is Fall and that's all there is to it so bring on the scents, smells, foods, books, projects and crafts and activities so befitting of this marvelous season!
Here's my small contribution..........
  I also got ingredients for a special dinner I always make to celebrate the season.  I'll be sharing that with you too as I am making it Sunday.  Unfortunately, I am also homesick for the smells of hay and watching the harvesting and the haze and smell of burning leaves and the crisp mornings but I have wonderful memories revived by other bloggers and by just closing my eyes.
Meanwhile, I'm blessed to have a full larder, extra treats and my wonderful AC!  I'll be "kicking back" tonight but it's been a great week. 
I hope yours was too.
 Happy Fall Trails!


  1. The scented candles/wax would have me all stuffed up...I know lots of people like them...just not for us.
    Your cookies look great..almost like shortbread! I have never had anything with Avocado in it...not sure I would like it. I don't like black olives..actually I don't like olives at all green or black. I suppose I should shut up now and say something positive!
    We all tire easily as we get is normal I think:)

  2. Aww such a yummy post with lots of delights
    Enjoy your weekend
    Hugs x

  3. Love your post! Enjoy your weekend.

  4. OMG, that sure looks yummy!
    And you are sure going to have a sweet smelling house for Fall.
    Have fun with the porch!

  5. These look like good finds. You cannot go wrong with 7- layer dip. Our crew can consume it in three days. Oh yes, I am over summer and already have the door open for fall and winter.

  6. Sounds like a fun day!
    Love that you are enjoying the season to the fullest.

    Me too.
    Even if the a/c is on ***smile**.
    Never the less, Sept. is here, and it's time to celebrate Fall!

    Love all of your recipes, and Fall scented candle warmers....yum!

    Have a great Sunday!



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