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What is a Valentine? Romance, love, little chubby cupids with wings and arrows, hearts, flowers, candy and cards… And according to the Urban Dictionary Valentine’s Day is: A day to make single people feel “bad”! That is not the word they used but I am not going there. And we all hear at least one relative or friend say it’s a holiday created by the card and candy industries, LOL.
Valentine’s Day is observed on February 14th in the United States as a day of love and appreciation of your lover, your “someone special”, your Valentine. It is celebrated in most countries around the world and originally was associated to Saint Valentine. There is a nice write up on Wikipedia about St. Valentine so I won’t repeat it here.
For me it has always been a special day to go out of my way to appreciate those I love. Quite honestly, I am happy to have a day to show extra love to family I may have not appreciated enough during the year. Yep, I said “family” not just my significant other, my husband. All too often I get caught up in everyday living and surviving. This is a day I spread the Love. Of course there is romance for my darling husband too.
If you are single, that is to say without a significant other, do not despare! I truly believe there is someone for everyone. There are people in your life you should extent a little love too. Maybe make a special day for them with a simple gesture, a card, a smile, a kind word… it doesn’t have to be much and most likely it will uplift you as well.
What is a Valentine? A Valentine is a person, someone special, someone loved, it is you. Happy Valentine’s Day!
This morning I ran across a great sounding recipe on twitter by Mia Anstine. The blue cheese is sure to add a zing I can’t wait to try it out…
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4 c. shelled pecans, 1 egg white, 1/2 c. brown sugar, splash of vanilla, sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg (optional).
Heat oven to 275 degrees- line a cookie sheet with waxed paper and spray with cooking oil. Beat the egg white til stiff… I just used a wire wisk and it was quick and easy. Add brown sugar, vanilla and any spices (I didn’t add any spices) and stir til smooth. Mix in the pecans until all are coated evenly. Put on baking sheet with waxed paper and bake until slightly brown. Directions said 10-15 minutes but I did mine longer to crisp the nuts as well as the coating. Also I sugest stiring them several times. These turned out so delicious!
Dinner last night was perfect! This was so good and so easy… My husbands friend gave us some venison from his recent hunt. All I did was place the venison, potatoes, carrots and thick onion slices in my crockpot. Covered it with water and tossed in 2 beef bullion cubes. Set it on high for 6 hours and whaaalaaa… fabulous, tender mouthwatering venison and veggies! How I wish all dinners were so simple
I am a huge fan of those little canned new potatoes you can buy at the store>>> They are perfect when camping and at the cabin. Just open the can, drain, put in a cast iron skillet either on the stove or over an open campfire. Add some butter, parsley, dash of salt and pepper to taste. Easy breezy and cooks up quick. So much better than waiting an hour for half cooked baked potatoes.
Well, today I found a recipe at preppingonabudget.com and I pinned it… canning potatoes! I’m thinking this is going to be great for those parsley potatoes I love with the added benefit of organic spuds I’ve canned myself! For all you tater lovers and preppers here it is:
If you get a new Cell Phone or I Pod this holiday season, consider donating your old one to Cell Phones for Soldiers! Every donation goes to getting our men & women over seas, fighting for our country, time on a phone to call home! You can read all the details HERE! We put a donation envelope with free postage in every order we send out. Thank you for supporting our Military!
First, in my last post I mentioned the popular 5 piece Christmas Stocking and Tree skirt sets would be coming in soon… Looks like I am wrong! These have been back ordered on us. I have a sneaky suspicion these are being discontinued… I will let you know when I hear more.
We did, however, get in an item for our rustic western decorators that was previously dropped by us. But due to requests, here they are Cowboy Boot, Spur, Cowhide Frame! Just too fun!