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Happy Holidays!

A Dachshund Christmas Sleigh

From Jack and Jill!

Add comment January 7th, 2008

Great Gift Ideas for Moms & Wives

GiftWhenever I’ve talked about gift ideas, it has always been for someone else.  Well, today, I decided to make a list of the gifts I would like to receive.  (Hopefully, my husband will read this post.)

  1. Gift certificate for facial or massage
  2. Full length comfy bathrobe
  3. Watch
  4. Perfume (I like Tommy Bahama for Women.)
  5. Vanity tray
  6. My car to be completely detailed
  7. My house to be professionally cleaned
  8. Additional place settings for my china pattern
  9. All-in-one printer
  10. Lindt truffles
  11. Digital picture frame with photos already loaded
  12. For the honey do list to be complete, i.e.
    • sealing the leak in the gutter
    • fixing the outdoor lights

GiftAnd of course, first and formost I wish for the health and happiness of my family and friends.  Without them, the rest doesn’t matter. 

Do you need gift ideas for other people in your life?  Try my gift idea section.

Add comment December 11th, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving 2007


Add comment November 22nd, 2007

Baka’s Recipe for Green Beans and Tomatoes

My mother-in-law makes the best green beans for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner.  I would have never thought of this combination, but it is absolutely delicious.  As you can see from the photo, the colors in this dish add a festive touch.  Here’s her recipe.

Ingredients:Green beans and tomatoes

1 lb. fresh greenbeans

4 tablespoons olive oil

1/4 cup onions, chopped

2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 

2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped

5 firm ripe tomatoes

2 tablespoons bread crumbs

Salt and pepper


Saute the onion in hot oil until it becomes clear, but does not brown.  Add the garlic, parsley, and green beans.  Stir well.  Cover and allow to simmer over moderate heat until the green beans are halfway done.  Slice the tomatoes.  Add the sliced tomatoes and bread crumbs to the green beans.  Season with salt and pepper.  Cover and allow to simmer over moderate heat until the green beans are tender.  Add water as required.  Serves about 8 people.

I would not recommend using canned green beans for this recipe.  If necessary, you can substitute canned tomatoes for fresh tomatoes. 

In my book, this dish beats green bean casserole hands down.  It not only tastes better, but it also presents better.  Try it out and let me know what you think.

Looking for more easy recipes? Try my recipe section.

2 comments November 20th, 2007

A Joke entitled 25 Years of Marriage

About a month ago, my husband e-mailed this joke to me.

When I had been married 25 years, I took a look at my wife one day and said,

“Honey, 25 years ago we had a cheap apartment, a cheap car, slept on a sofa bed, and watched a 10 inch black & white TV; but I got to sleep every night with a hot 25 year old blonde.

Now we have a $500,000 home, a $45,000 car, a nice big bed, and a plasma TV; but I’m sleeping with a 50 year old woman. 

It seems to me that you are not holding up your side of things.”

My wife is a very reasonable woman. 

She told me to go out and find a hot 25 year old blonde; and she would make sure that I would once again be living in a cheap apartment, driving a cheap car, sleeping on a sofa bed, and watching a 10 inch black & white TV. 

Aren’t older women great? 
They really know how to solve a mid-life crisis!

Midlife Crisis

8 comments November 13th, 2007

Publix Pigrim Salt and Pepper Shaker Update

publix pilgrim salt and pepper shakers

UPDATED: November 14th 

Good News!  While I was in Publix the other day, the staff informed me that they have some Pilgrim salt and pepper shakers left over from last year.  To make things even better, these shakers are on sale, 2 for $4.99.  So, if you missed out last year, here’s your chance to pick up these cute shakers at a great price. 

Good Luck and Happy Holidays!


I was in another Publix (in Pembroke Pines) and noticed that they have some of the Snowfolks too, for the same deal of 2 for $4.99. (11/12)

Today at the Publix in West Miramar, they had some of the Lilgrims.  They are also on sale. 

9 comments November 9th, 2007

Happy Halloween 2007

Jack & Jill Halloween


Jack & Jill


From Jack (O-Lantern) and Jill (Ladybug)

Add comment November 1st, 2007

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