Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Here is the obituary from the register guard paper.
A celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home for Johnnie Ray Fleetwood of Springfield, who died Oct. 28 of throat cancer. He was 66. Inurnment will be at Springfield Memorial Gardens.
He was born Aug. 14, 1943, in Gary, Texas, to Donnie and Ethel McKinney Fleetwood.
He graduated from Pacific High School in Port Orford. He served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam from 1966 to 1968.
He spent his career working in plywood mills.
He is survived by his mother; a son, Aaron of Coos Bay; two brothers, Joseph of Springfield and David of Tampa Bay, Fla.; three sisters, Patricia Brown and Glenda Noble, both of Springfield, and Barbara Martini of Rainier; and one granddaughter.
Arrangements by Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home. Remembrances to the American Cancer Society.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Dry skin? Pineapple facial
Home spa version 3$
1- Wash your face with a moisturizing cleaner
2- Wet a wash cloth in warm water,ring out excess water and place on face for 5 mins
3- In a blender puree 3 pineapple rings, 1 tbs plain yogurt and 3 tbs honey
4- Smooth mask onto face, leave on for 10 mins . rinse and pat dry
Oily Skin? Get a lemon facial
Home spa version 4$
1- Place a warm wash cloth on your clean face for 5 mins
2- Mix 1 tbs lemon juice, 1 tsp water ,1/2 c plain yogurt ,1/4 c cornmeal
3- Massage onto face for 2 mins than rinse and pat dry
Soften your feet with a lime and sea salt scrub
Home spa version 5$
1- Dampen feet
2- Dip half a lime in sea salt and rub over calluses
3- Fill basin with warm water and 2 cups epsom salt soak feet for 10 mins4- Dry and moisturize with a foot cream
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
8 oz. cream cheese
1-2 cans beans, undrained (kidney, black, pinto, chili, whatever)
1 can or the equivalent in frozen corn
1 jar of salsa (whatever kind you like)
Place Chicken in Crockpot, add beans, corn and salsa. Cook on low all day. Around 30 minutes prior to serving, add the entire amount of cream cheese. You can either serve this as a burrito or over rice .
2 (10 1/2 ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup
1 (10 1/2 ounce) can condensed cheddar cheese soup
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper (optional)
- Place chicken breasts in the crock pot.
- Mix the undiluted soups together with the garlic powder and pour over chicken.
- Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours , until chicken is tender.
- Serve with the delicious sauce over rice or noodles.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
What You Need!
2 tsp ranch salad dressing mix
1 tsp lemon juice
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 can pinto beans drained and rinsed
1 can diced tomatoes undrained
1 pkg taco seasoning
1 tbs hot sauce
1 tube large refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
In a small bowl combine sour cream,dressing mix and the lemon juice. Chill until serving.
In a large skillet cook brown and drain the ground beef. Add the beans,tomatoes,taco seasoning and the hot sauce. Heat through.
Roll out each biscuit into a 6 inch circle. In a small non stick skillet over medium heat cool each biscuit for 30-60 seconds on each side until golden brown.
Put the meat and the sour cream ranch on each flatbread and top with cheese and other desired ingredients.
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 lg eggs
1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 6 ounce pkg craisins original dried cranberries
2/3 c white chocolate chunks or chips
Preheat oven to 375
Using an electric mixer,beat together butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs mixing well. Combine oats,flour,baking soda and salt in a separate mixing bowl. Add to the butter mixture a little at a time mixing well. stir in dried cranberries and the white chocolate.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungresed cookies sheets. bake 10-12 mins or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack. Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
8 oz. cream cheese
8 oz. blue cheese dressing (or ranch)
6 oz. Franks red hot sauce
1/2 cup minced celery
6 oz. mild cheddar cheese
Put all the ingredients in the crockpot and heat up on low until dip is warm Keep stirring it every hour or so. Serve with tortilla chips,celery sticks or bread chunks.
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup salt
- 3 teaspoons Cream of Tartar
- 1 package Kool-Aid Mix (any flavor of unsweetened)
- 1 tablespoon cooking oil
- Large Sauce Pan
- Small Storage Container
- Measuring Cup
DIRECTIONSIn large bowl, cream together peanut butter and confectioners' sugar, then beat in honey and fold in milk powder. Divide into 15 equal portions and refrigerate or freeze until ready to use.
- 3 1/2 cups peanut butter
- 4 cups confectioners' sugar
- 3 1/2 cups honey
- 4 cups dry milk powder
1 bottle Orville Redenbacher popcorn oil
1 pkg dry ranch dressing mix
1/2 tsp dill weed
1/2 tsp garlic powder
30 oz pkg pretzels
Mix first 4 ingredients and pour over pretzels
Option 1 - put on cookie sheet and bake at 200 degrees for 1 hour - stirring every 15 min.
Option 2 - put pretzels in large plastic bag and every once in awhile mix them up overnight or for 24 hours.
this is the BEST part of these pretzels:
8 oz cream cheese
8 oz sharp cheddar cheese spread (like for crackers)
1/2 c mayo (not Miracle Whip)
1/4 tsp garlic salt
mix and refrigerate 4 hours or for flavors to blend (the longer the better)
1 c cubed mozzarella cheese
1 pkg slice pepperoni quatered
1/2 c ranch dressing
Cook pasta according to pkg and than drain. Let noodles cool. In a lg bowl combine cheese,ranch and pepperoni add cooled noodles. Toss to coat and let chill before serving
2 tbls melted butter
1/2 pkg dry ranch dip packet
1 sm can cream of chicken soup
8 oz cream cheese
1/4 c chicken broth
Pour broth into bottom of slow cooker add the chicken . Drizzle the melted butter over the top of the chicken and sprinkle with the ranch packet. Cook on low 6 hours. 45 mins before it is done mix soup and cream cheese in a microwave safe bowl and combine it til smooth.Dump on top of chicken and cook another 35 to 40 mins. I like to serve this over egg noodles or mashed potatoes.
6 boneless chicken breasts
1/2 c teriyaki sauce
1/2 c ranch dressing
1 c shredded cheese
3 chopped green onions
4 slices of cooked bacon crumbled
preheat oven to 350. In a skillet heat the oil over med heat and chicken and saute 4-5 mins on each side. place chicken in a 13x9 baking dish. Brush with teriyaki sauce than spoon on the ranch. Top with the remaining ingredients bake 30 mins or until done.
1 sleeve of ritz crackers
1 stick butter
1/2 pound velveta cheese
Cook and drain broccoli until tender. Put in a 13x9 baking dish. Crush the crackers and stir in 1 stick melted butter mix well. Cut up cubes of the cheese and lay on top of broccoli. top with crackers and bake at 350 for 30 mins.
It is best if you can let this sit overnight in the fridge before baking it.
1/2 c ranch dressing
1/2 c shredded cheddar
1/4 c cooked crumbled bacon - i used turkey bacon cuz i love that stuff
2 lbs small red potatoes
1 tbs fresh chopped dill
Heat oven to 350
Wash and quarter the potatoes. In a bowl mix the ranch,cooked bacon, and cheese add potatoes. Toss to coat and spoon into a greased 13x9 baking dish. Cover with foil and bake for 40 mins. remove the foil and bake another 15 mins. I also like to dice some green onions and sprinkle on top of them.
1 Lg pkg frozen hash browns - thawed
2 sm cans cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup melted butter
1 pint sour cream
2 1/2 cups shredded cheese
salt and pepper to taste
3 green onions chopped
In a large bowl mix the soup,sour cream,melted butter.green onions and salt and pepper. Mix well and add in hashbrowns. Pour into a 13x9 glass dish coated with cooking spray. Top with cheese and bake at 350 for an hour. Sometimes i like to crush up some regular lays potatoe chips and put on the top also
The pumpkins at Bauman farm
At Bauman farm with uncle and grandma
I just really love the fall season. Last weekend Kendra and I went up to salem with my Mom. We stayed at my brothers house. Kendra is really liking fall this year because she is so into pumpkins and looking at all the halloween decorations people have up around town. We took Kendra to Bauman farms in Woodburn which was a really neat place. They had alot of activities for kids but we didnt do any of them because we were going to Roloff farms as well. Next year we are gonna skip Roloff farms and take her to the Bauman farm activities. Here are some pics of the weekend we had. I hope that you all are having a wonderful day !!!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Kendra had her first day of school on tuesday and she had a blast. She has alot of boys in her class and she made alot of new friends. Today was her second day and it went well too. Every day she asks me if it is time for school. So i hope it continues to go smooth for her.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup cold butter or margarine
2 cups (12 ounce package) Hershey's semi-
sweet chocolate chips, divided
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
In medium bowl, stir together flour and brown sugar; cut in cold butter until crumbly. Stir in 1/2 cup chocolate chips; press mixture on bottom of ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Bake 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, in large bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk, egg and vanilla extract. Stir in remaining 1 1/2 cups chips and nuts. Spread evenly over baked crust. Bake 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.
Makes about 36 bars.
1 (10 ounce) package butterscotch chips
1/2 cup butter
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
8 ounces cream cheese
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup chopped pecan
In a medium saucepan, melt butterscotch chips and butter over low heat. Remove from heat. Stir in cracker crumbs and mix well. Reserve 2/3 cup mixture. Press remainder firmly into bottom of a buttered 13 x 9-inch ovenproof glass baking dish, making a uniform layer.
Heat oven to 325 degrees F.
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Beat in sweetened
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Good -N- Easy Cake- from the southern plate
1 Box White Cake Mix
1 can Apple Pie Filling
1 Cup Chopped Nuts
Pour apple pie filling out onto a large plate and coarsely chop it up a bit with a knife. Place in mixing bowl and add all other ingredients; mix well. Pour into greased 9×13″ pan.
1/2 C Plain Flour
1/2 C White sugar
1 Cup Chopped Pecans
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 Cup Softened Margarine or Butter
Mix all topping ingredients well with fork and sprinkle over top of cake before baking.
Bake cake at 350 for 50-55 minutes. Serve warm with homemade whipped cream on top (or store bought if you prefer!).
Homemade Whipped Cream
1 - 2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
2-4 Tablespoons sugar
Place cream in chilled mixing bowl and add sugar to taste. I suggest starting with two tablespoons because you can always add more later. Mix on high for about one minute, until soft peaks and ripples form. Serve over warm cake (don’t forget to lick the bowl!)Homemade whipped cream stores well in refrigerator for several days.
I got this recipe from the southern plate
- 16 ounces fresh strawberries
- 1 Tub Crystal Light Pink Lemonade
Wash and remove tops from strawberries. Place in blender and puree until fully liquefied. Fill two quart pitcher halfway with water. Stir in drink mix. Add strawberry puree and fill the rest of the way with cold water. Stir well. If strawberries aren’t sweet enough, you can add ¼ a cup of Splenda or to taste. I’ve never had to add Splenda!
Serve cold, over ice.
Monday, August 24, 2009
So it has been a few days since i have written anything. We were out of town for a few days. We went to salem to my brothers house and took Kendra to the childrens museum in portland. She had alot of fun there. It was a pretty neat place. We also took her to the osborn aquatic center in corvallis.My cousin Kaley is a life guard there so she told us to come check it out. Kendra is such a water dog ! She went down the huge water slide with daddy a few times.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
4 cups blackberries frozen or fresh
Topping: 1 cup flour, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup butter (2 sticks), 1/2 t nutmeg, 1 t cinnamon, 1 cup oatmeal mix well sprinkle on top of blackberry mixture. Bake 350 for 35 to 45 minutes
Monday, August 17, 2009
2 LBS GROUND BEEF
1 ONION DICED
1 PKG TACO SEASONING
1 PKG RANCH DIP MIX
2 CANS CORN - UNDRAINED
1 SM CAN DICED GREEN CHILES - I LEAVE THESE OUT
4 CANS STEWED TOMATOES - UNDRAINED
1 CAN KIDNEY BEANS UNDRAINED
1 CAN PINTO BEANS UDRAINED
I LIKE TO GRATE CHEESE AND PUT ON MY AND GARNISH WITH A LITTLE SOUR CREAM AND CRUNCHED UP TORTILLA CHIPS IN A LG SKILETT BROWN BEEF AND ONION AND DRAIN. IN YOUR CROCKPOT DUMP ALL THE REMAINING INGREDIENTS INCLUDING THE JUICE OUT OF THE BEAN AND VEGGIE CANS. ADD GROUND BEEF AND ONION MIXTURE COOK ON LOW ALL DAY
1 pd ground beef
1/2 pd bulk italian sausage
1 sm diced onion
2 c small pasta
1 28 oz can tomato soup
6 tbls grated parmesan cheese
3/4 c water
1 sm tub small curd cottage cheese
1 tbls itailian seasoning
1 tsp garlic powder
1 c diced canned tomatoes undrained
In a large stock pot brown the beef and sausage and onion. Drain the grease. In a seperate pot cook the pasta according to directions on its package. Drain and add to stock pot with the beef mixture in it. Add the remaining ingredients and cook until heated through. I like to serve with some grated parmesan cheese on top and some yummy croutons ...
CREAM CHEESE RANCH BREAD
2 loaves french bread
8 oz pkg cream cheese softened
1 pkg hidden valley ranch dressing mix
olives,grated cheese and green onions
Cut the french bread down the center. In a bowl mix together the softened cream cheese and the dry ranch packet. Spread mixture on the bread and top bread with cheese,sliced olives and green onions. Cook bread until done
1 cup sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/2 c peanut butter
5 cups rice krispies
2 cups pretzel sticks
1 cup plain m&m's
I a large microwaveable safe bowl combine the sugar and corn syrup. Microwave on high for 2 mins or until sugar is dissolved. stir in peanut butter until blended. Add the cereal,pretzels and M&M's. stir until coated. press into a greases 15x10x1 pan cut into bars.
Friday, August 14, 2009
8 to 10 whole graham crackers
1 pkg family size fudge brownie mix
2 cups mini marshmallows
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup chopped peanuts
~ Arrange graham crackers in a single layer in a greases 13x9 baking pan. Prepare the brownies as directed on package. Spread over the graham crackers
~ Bake at 350 for 25-30 mins . Sprinkle with marshmallows,chocolate chips and peanuts. Bake another 5 mins. Let cool on rack before cutting
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Well it is almost that time of year again when the kids start school. I am happy to say that this year little miss Kendra will go to school as well. She is enrolled in the 3 year old preschool class. She has been begging me forever to go to school. I really think that she will enjoy it. She already knows her ABC's and shapes and colors and can count to 20. So she should do just fine.She starts sept 15th and will go 2 days a week for 2.5 hours. I sure hope that she doesnt get kicked out lol. That would be so embarassing. She is a good kid for the most part. This will be her first time away from momma other than when she gets watched by family. I am a little scared but excited too. I will keep you all updated on her school progress.