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Thursday, December 23, 2010

A Very Merry Christmas to all!

You might find this decoration "weird, or silly" but I think it's really chic, and festive. Since I don't have any foods to post, after the last two days of spending time with my granddaughters, and helping out my daughter with last minute shopping, this is all I have to show for my Christmas decoration, which is my "smart" thrift find, that I'm posting...after all this blog is called "food and thrift finds"...so I'm showing off my silk plant, which I bought at Goodwill, like new, and so perfect, for $3.99, the whit lights were $1.99, the pretty dark blue liqueur glasses, with the wrought iron case, $2.99, and last, but not least, the pretty cobalt blue vase, that I filled with our local sea shells, $2.99...so, just think, under $15.00 for all. Actually $12.00. Can't beat that, and it's so enjoyable!
My amazing kitty Prince,...little old, and wise guy, almost 18 yrs. old. I took this photo, in pitch dark, and turned out so nice. He is a Maine coon, with the longest legs I have ever seen on any cat. So sweet, and protective, my little alarm clock, every morning at 7:00AM!
Today, we went to City Place, in West Palm Beach...a magical city, within a city. Very popular place where everyone goes, and meets. Full of shops, and restaurants, and they actually are surrounded by condos, that people own, or rent. Oh so beautiful! These poinsettias are found at just about every corner...so Christmasy!
This was an original church from the thirties that is still surviving, and renovated into a theatre. The entire City Place is built around this lovely former church. Every hour, the church bells chime, and the water falls comes on to a wonderful tune...in this case, it's to Christmas carols.
The Christmas tree at City Place is so beautiful at night, all lit up with  lights. Plenty of parking space in the 4 story garage, and on the streets, as well!
Only in Florida, you get to witness something like this...Flip flops, on one girl, and boots on the other. The weather, about in the low seventies!
OK...Last, but not least...Yeahhh1 I just received my awesome giveaway gift, from Veronica, 
The Enchanted Cook. who had a giveaway, and I was one of the winners. Thank you so very much Veronica, and Thank you O for sending this pair of Olive oil, and vinegar combo. So amazing, I can hardly wait to try this pair...so pretty, that I'm almost afraid to open it. Wow!... this is my best Christmas present, ever!
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Monday, October 25, 2010

Quick and Easy Waffles

This is how they looked this summer...slimmer now!
It's been a long weekend!
Waking up Saturday morning to the sound of the little voices of my two grandchildren, and the  Chihuahuas,Luigi and Stella... the smell of fresh home made waffles. How can anyone not want to be a part of that. Did I mention the glorious Caffe Latte too? I feel compelled to brag about the waffle iron that the wonderful waffles were made in, because while my family was vacationing in Italy this summer I was house and dog sitting, so every chance I got I stopped at Goodwill nearby to see what treasures I can find. I did find this waffle iron, still brand new with the warranty book in the box, at $5.99, retail price starting at $17.99 and up.
Also, found this cookbook that I've always been wanting to buy...this paperback was also like brand new, just tucked away with all the other books, that I happen to spot. Paperback books of any kind, any size cost...are you ready for this? $.79...seventy nine cents...holy, moly! The hardback, which is the same exact size, costs. $29.99...no kidding! The recipe for the waffles is in this book, and I'm so grateful that my daughter found it useful enough to constantly want to make homemade waffles, and homemade pancakes, also any kind of good and basic recipes that are found in the wonderful "bible" of a cookbook....and mom could not be happier than to find a gift that keeps on giving, for way under $10.00. Now, that's what I call THRIFTING!
Recipe for the waffles from How to Cook Everything
Quick and Easy Waffles
 
Canola or other neutral oil for brushing waffle iron
(we use cooking spray)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 Tbsp. sugar
3 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 cups milk
2 eggs
4 Tbsp.  (1/2 stick) butter, melted and cooled
1 teaspoon vanilla extract Brush the waffle iron lightly with oil and plug in to heat it. Combine the dry ingredients. Mix together the milk and eggs. (If you have time, separate the eggs and beat the whites.)
Stir in the cooled melted butter, and vanilla. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. If the mixture seems too thick, add a little more milk. Spread a ladleful or so of batter unto the waffle iron and bake until the waffle is done, usually 3 to 5 minutes, depending on your waffle iron. Serve immediately, or keep warm for a few minutes in a low temperature oven. Serves 4 to 6.
note, from Elisabeth:
You should use up the whole batch, even if you don't need it, because you can freeze waffles real nice, in a freezable baggie, and take it out to heat up in the microwave or in a toaster, or toaster oven. This is what I do, and never have to buy the frozen kind from the store. It tastes even better, when frozen, and toasted.
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