Weekly Recipe and then some…

Hello All!   

My dad is still in the hospital.   He is doing okay, so far.  They did tests yesterday to see if he has enough veins left, to do another bypass surgery.   However, the doctors will not confer with one another until Monday, so… he is there over the weekend.  My mom is holding up okay.   It’s just hard to wait.   You know?    I will keep you posted, the more I learn on his status.  

My daughter and I went flea marketing today.   She found two movies and a book.   I found two books, two book marks, to match, and a pretty Christmas cloth to place on my piano or my cedar chest.   I got it for 50 cents, believe it or not.  My total flea market purchase today was $6.  I thought that was pretty good.  🙂

Today was the day Autumn moved in, I think.   It rained all day and when it stopped, a cold front moved in.   I felt it when I stood outside, at the town square with my husband, waiting on the parade and the lighting of the Christmas lights this evening.   

My daughter was in the parade… here she is, playing the snare drum.

I also tried to get a pic of the courthouse, all lit up.  This picture doesn’t do it justice though.

This week, I’m giving you two recipes.
The first recipe is one I made for Thanksgiving.
Orange-Peach Fluff
2 packages of orange jello
1 tub of cool whip
1 can of peach chunks. drained
1 small bag of mini marshmallows
Make up the jello per instruction on box and let set.   Once the jello is set, mix in cool whip, half of the bag of marshmallows and the peaches.  Make sure the peaches are drained well…. You can adjust the amount of cool whip and marshmallows to your preference.   This is a yummy dessert.

Hot Cocoa Mix in a Jar 
6 1/2 cups powdered milk
1 (5 ounce) package non-instant chocolate pudding mix
1 cup powdered chocolate drink mix
1/2 cup powdered non-dairy creamer
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 
In a large bowl, combine powdered milk, chocolate pudding mix, chocolate drink mix powder, creamer, confectioners’ sugar, and cocoa. Divide the mixture between two 1 quart jars. Seal, and decorate as desired. These can be stored in a dry area for up to 3 months.
Attach a tag with the following instructions: Hot Cocoa: Dissolve 1/3 cup cocoa mix in 1 cup boiling water. 

Did you brave the mobs of Black Friday?  If so, was it worth it?


I started a Christmas wall hanging for my cubicle this weekend.  Actually, it is a two-fold project.  On one hand it is for my cubicle, on the other hand, it is a project I have to show at this years quilt guild Christmas party, because some of the fabric (a fat quarter) that’s in it is what I got at last year’s party.   I hope to finish it tomorrow.   

I will let you go for now… have a wonderful Sunday!

Thank you all for your friendship!   Hugs!

God bless and keep you,

My answer to the last question:  an opal.  I got it for $1, and its comparative list price is $273.

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I'm a happily married mom of two, living in Arkansas and selling AVON. Both of my children are grown and in college. I often wonder where the time went. I never thought I'd have blog but when blogs came along, I jumped on board. That just goes to show one doesn't know what the future holds. I was born in 1967 but my life truly began in 1996. That is the year I realized I need God in my life. That is the year I asked Jesus Christ into my life. So, you will see, as you follow my blog, there will be mention of God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit from time to time. I can't live without sharing that part of my life. I like to go to flea markets and visit antique shops and I usually find something to take home with me. I'm fairly new at crocheting. I tried to learn to crochet in my twenties but I didn't have left handed instructions. I could do it right handed but it was hard for me to keep my stitches consistent. Then a few years ago a left handed friend of mine gave me a book with left handed crocheting instructions and I learned to crochet. My first quilt was in done in 2001. Money was tight and I wanted to give my husband something nice. So I decided to make him a "blanket". Little did I know I would be hooked and still be making quilts years later. I'm starting my hand at scrapbooking and watercoloring. We will see how that goes. :) I update my AVON page each week with a special deal, so be sure to check it out. Well, that's a little about me. Hope you enjoy my blog and follow me on this journey.