Wednesday, October 13, 2010

~-~ Good Morning ~-~, 5 cup Salad, Cool Dinner Salad

Good Morning,

It's 6am here, and I've already taken the dogs outside. You don't need an alarm clock whtn you have a couple of dogs in the house. They know what time it is. It starting to get foggy outside this morning. I couldn't see the end of the driveway very well, just where all the lights are, and they are fuzzy.

We got rain last night. Don't know how much since I havn't turned on the T.V. yet, and I don't have a rain gauge here. We had a lot of wind right before the rain got here. There are lots of leaves on the ground but it's too dark to tell if they are green or leaves that were ready to fall off of the trees anyway. The tops of the weeds on the hill are all bent over, the wind was that strong. The storm got here, right before Jerry left for work. We both stood outside and watched it coming in, and stood were we could feel the wind. Watching it blow the dust from one end of the road to the other. Watching the trees on the top of the hill weaving and waving and twisting in the wind. The dogs now have to reclaim their turf. All their scent has been washed away. I'm sure all the boy dogs here will be very busy fellows.

The neighbor across the way and down 5 campers was out playing with her dogs when I took ours out last night. She didn't think and tossed the ball for her little dog, towards our camper while I was trying to settel our dogs down. Which, of course may our dogs want to play as well.. The first time I could understand as she may not have seen us. But the second time. Come on.. my dogs are barking and going crazy because they want to play. Oops. She handed her dogs off to her hubby and came over, which just made my dogs more hyper. Yikes. Macon finally setteled down but I had to put Rocky in the house, and Jerry had to put him in his kennel because he woudln't settel in the house. But Pracilla and I talked for about an hour. more than long enough for Macon to want to lay oll over her. (Macon is the big dog) She did appoligize for the second time she tossed her ball our way. She said she just didn't think about because she's never seen us throw a ball for our dogs. We don't usually have room to do that here on our side, and besides, even if we had three balls (for two dogs) they would just argue over the top of the ball and not bring any of them back. Inside is a different story. They will chase a ball in this 32 foot camper (with a narrow hallway all the way down the middle) and bring it back. a few times usally, but outside is a totally different story. Out there, they know they are allowed to wrestle, so they use any toy at all for an excuse to.

Well the bad news. ... Jerry worked 6 hours last night and is off work again. Not going back in tonight but may be called back, yet again. This is crazy. either let him go or keep him or not. He'll have to make a few phone calls this morning and we will have to go to the Career center, again.. he'll have to use their phone to wait for Georgia un-employment to answer their phone. from my understanding. Georgia has two people to handle all out of state claims. So it takes a while for one of them to answer the phone. Better to use the phone provided by the state at their office than wait half an hour or more on our one phones. I was sure hoping that this job would have lasted longer. This weeks pay will only have 30 hours on it, maybe. next weeks about the same. I'm still praying that KBR will call Jerry to the job that is starting up in Columbus Mississippi. That is only about 80 miles from here. We could easily move there and be closer to the job, with this camper, after he commutes for two weeks and we get that first paycheck.

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5 cup Salad
(serves 6)
"From Our Home to Yours"
Ozark First Church of the Nazarene"
2004
1 can mandarin Oranges, drained
1 cup small marshmallows
1 small can Pineapple tidbits, drained
1 cup Nuts
1 cup Sour Cream
1 cupd flaked coconut
1 cup White Grapes
Mix all together and chill several hours. Keeps well so you can make it ahead of time.

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Cool Dinner Salad
"From Our Home to Yours"
Ozark First Church of the Nazarene"
2004
2 cups penne Pasta
12 oz Tuna, water packed
1 medium Bell Pepper, diced
1/2 yellow or red Onion, diced
4 hard boiled eggs, diced
1 medium Tomato, diced
1 small Cucumber, diced
Croutons for garnish
Dressing
1 1/2 cups Mayonnaise
1/2 cup seasoned Rice Vinegar
1 teaspoon Paprika
1 teaspoon black or white Pepper
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
Cook pasta as directed on the packaging. Drain in colander, place colander in bowl of ice wter to cool pasta. Gently mix tuna, cucumber, bell pepper, tomato, onion and eggs. In a seperate bowl combine dressing ingredients until well blended. Add pasta to tuna and mix. Pour dressing over salad and fold until coated. Serve on top of greens. Sprinkle with cheese and garnish with croutons. makes 4 large servings.

1 comment:

macon church said...

Great recipes thanks