Friday, October 19, 2012

Not So Balancy

Confession time...I wonder if I had something other then dial up I would spend less time on the computer.
I'm completing about buying a lap-top so when I go into town I could have a faster connection for a computer.
But today samhain sirens in on balance So if I had a better connection for a computer would it help me balance out my time or not.
Once again there is a give away and it is book makers. Given away by Elegantly Enchanting
Today recipe is a The Devil’s Blood Halloween Themed Cocktail by .barina
Capture the haunting spirit of Halloween by mixing up some Devil’s Blood at home. This drink is a refreshing twist on the Cosmopoliton in a dark disguise for the holidays. 

Drink The Devil’s Blood:

Colored red sugar
4 oz cranberry juice
2 oz black vodka
Maraschino cherries

Start by rimming your glass with red sugar (moisten the rim, turn upside down and then press into a saucer containing the sugar - give it a twist for a thicker coating).  Fill completely with ice cubes and then about 3/4 of the way with cranberry juice.  Next, carefully add the black vodka over the cranberry juice by slowly pouring over a spoon. This will minimize any splashing & allow the multi colored layers to form.  Garnishing with a red cherry adds extra color and enhances the visual effect.

You can make ordinary vodka black by adding food coloring if unable to find at your local liquor store and substituting red corn syrup for the sugar allows you to create blood drips down the side.

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We worked on the shop/garage. Filled up all the trash cans and even got small box to go to the thrift store.
Sure not everything is clean out like it should be. But the electrical, garden, ceramics and etc are in there own separate piles.
Let say it was a good project to work on because it rain most of the day. If it wasn't raining there where 3 projects we could of work on. Which are the shed/barn, get fence post out on the North Bench, or get firewood.

But before we start to work on the garage/shed we took in the pick-up to have some tail pipe and muffler work done on it.
It cost us just under $140

Then we got home I made some scones which I got out of the October “Northern lights Ruralite”

Pear Nut Scones
1 ¾ Cup of all-purpose flour
1/3 cup of brown sugar
2 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon of salt
1/3 cup cold butter or margarine
1 egg
½ cup of half and half
1 cup of pear peeled and chopped.
1/3 cup of pecans, chopped

Heat oven to 400° F. In large a large bowl, mix flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter, using pastry blender or fork, until mixture looks like fine bread crumbs. Stir in egg and half and half until soft dough forms. Stir in pear and pecans. On an ungreased cookie sheet, drop dough by slightly rounded 1/3 cupfuls.
Bake 16 6o 18 minutes or until golden brown.
Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Serve warm.

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