So rumor has it there is a major American Holiday this week. While most of you are anticipating turkey, dressing (there is NO such thing as “stuffing” here in the South) and all the trimmings, and shopping Black Friday, the ONLY important thing going on this week in Alabama is the Iron Bowl. I love and respect my Alabama Crimson Tide friends any time of the year except THIS week. If you live in Alabama, you have to make a choice – you either are a well-educated, love being on The Plains of Auburn fan who greets other with “War Eagle” [sce emoji=”handshake”/] year-round instead of “hello,” or you pull for that other team, that salutes an elephant while saying “Roll Tide” [sce emoji=”envy”/].
So all of you enjoy your meal (because of my health concerns we are doing a crab/shrimp boil), your shopping, and your hangovers from the wine. I’ll be dressed in my Orange and Blue Auburn Tigers attire saying “War Eagle” to EVERYONE! [sce emoji=”fistbump”/]
right here Have a VERY Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving everyone! [sce emoji=”heart”/] Until next time, stay smart, or stay smart sassy!
My wish came true – college football has finally arrived! Not only has it arrived, but my beloved Auburn Tigers beat Louisville last weekend too! So I’m sure everyone has their own favorite team. Rah-Rah, sis boom ba! And there is no better way to watch college football at home (or a friend’s home) than with some good tailgating foods.
This is one of my personal favorite recipes, not only for tailgating, but I will make up a batch for dinner when my husband is working. They are healthy, full of protein, low on carbs, and best of all, YUMMY! If you have ever ordered the crab rangoons at a chinese restaurant, then you will love these. They are super easy to make, and only take a few ingredients too!
Preheat oven to 375, spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. In a bowl, mix all ingredients with a fork until well blended (it will be very lumpy). Place your baking sheet next to your sink and take a regular soup spoon and spoon ingredients on to center of wonton wrapper and then fold shut corner to corner and wet your fingers before pinching to seal (the water is what keeps it together). Place each one about an inch apart on your baking sheet. Pop in to the oven and bake approximately 12-18 minutes, depending on your oven’s cook time, checking to make sure they are brown and crisp, but not burned. Let sit for about 5 minutes before serving.
These things are beyond amazing. They are super easy, super good, and actually super healthy. Just make sure whoever you are serving doesn’t have any seafood allergies! Sometimes I will make a double or even triple batch, as they refrigerate well for a couple of days and reheat in the microwave in just a few seconds.
So, I will be showing you another piece of jewelry and maybe even a bit of crochet in the next post. Depends on my mood, my inclination, my motivation, and whether or not I can finish the darn thing! For more random posts like this please fill out the email subscription form, and please don’t forget to leave me a comment to say hi and let me know how I’m doing and what you what to see from me.
I hate election cycles and where I live we are right slap in the middle of an extremely heated municipal election. We vote Tuesday, and just when I thought I had made up my mind (months ago, even) I get a mailer from “my” candidate that infuriated me and drove me straight to the liquor cabinet. I don’t even drink, mind you. Well, except for the “occasional” bottle or two or three of wine…..
Since we are talking about elections and drinking, I thought maybe why not share a cocktail recipe? Quick and dirty, just like politricks.
The Power Player: This drink is in honor of the political power players, regardless of political affiliation
• 1 oz. Tequila • 1 oz. Lime • 1 oz. Cranberry juice • Mint for garnish
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and shake. Strain into a martini glass.
The Butt Burner: This is for those of us who didn’t fare so well in the voting department and/or lost the election.
1 oz. Tequila
1 jalapeno pepper
Dash of Tabasco Sauce
Directions: Slice the pepper and place it in a shot glass. Add the tequila and then add the Tabasco sauce until the mix is a deep red color. Then make sure there is a glass of water nearby after you drink it!
I just do not understand why people go into politics. It costs a LOT of money and way too much of your heart and soul for it to be worth it. However, someone has to be the one to step up and be of public service. That being said, I will leave you with one last thought: The problem with political jokes is that they get elected!