Where’s the Exit?

Today’s been a bit busy; started out with a memorial service at our church for a dear little old lady I’d come to know. I’m really going to miss her but her older sister is still with us, so I can still go tease her and get hugs  That might sound a little strange, but I usually approach them with “There’s those two WILD women”! I love teasing them – it makes them smile. Got home from that, changed clothes and went to the local “Relay for Life” event for the American Cancer Society held at a local middle school. Several of my friends from church have booths there, so I wanted to stop by and say hello as well as see what it was all about. I’d registered as a ‘survivor’ but then, due to the memorial service, couldn’t be there for the opening program at 10 a.m. when they have the survivors walk a lap around the track then have a celabratory luncheon. Since I got there later I didn’t really know exactly where to go, so I walked around viewing the booths. Forgot to mention here that the booths are located all around the inside of the track. First I walked, looking at the booths then decided OK, time to go home – it’s getting too hot (the medication I’m on says I’m not supposed to be out in the sun – had on SPF 30 and a big sunhat). As I’m getting warmer & warmer, I begin to notice that I can’t seem to find just where I came in! After noticing that several of the booths are looking rather familiar, I spot my friend and her husband at their booth – AGAIN. My response to their rather amused/confused look was: “This is what happens when you can’t find the exit! I did TWO laps!” Well, at least I got my exercise!  (the temps at that time were 86 degrees F. – full sun, no breeze.)

Left there, still perspiring profusely and wanting to cool off – desperately, I ended up going to the library – they have air conditioning! Checked out more of my favorite author (Faye Kellerman) then went to the crafts aisle to look at knit/crochet books for more baby afghan ideas. Got to that aisle and noticed that someone was sitting on a stool, bent over, with lots of books on the floor – “She must be rearranging the section” I thought – until she raised up her head – it was another of my church friends! (of course, we chatted for a good 45 minutes!). Home now, nicely cooled off and lunch in my tummy – time for some ‘blog entries’. More recipes for ya:


 Banana Pound Cake



1 (2 layer) box yellow cake mix

4 eggs, room temp

1/3 C. oil

1/2 C. water

1 1/3 C. mashed bananas (about 4)

1 small pkg. vanilla instant pudding

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven 350 degrees F.

Combine all ingredients in

large mixing bowl; mix

until well blended. Beat

at medium speed with elec.

mixer 4 minutes. Turn

batter into greased &

lightly floured Bundt pan

or tube pan. Bake 1 hour or

until toothpick inserted

into center of cake comes

out clean. If desired,

dust top of cake with

confectioners sugar

before serving.

(recipe: Peg-Marys

Recipe Exchange)


Newlywed Chicken & Stuffing
1 (8 oz) pkg herb-seasoned
stuffing mix
1/2 C. butter, melted
4 large boneless chicken breasts,
2 (10 oz) cans cream chicken soup
2 C. chicken broth

Preheat oven 350 degrees F.
Combine stuffing mix & butter
in a bowl; mix well. Spoon into
a 9 x 13 baking dish. Arrange
chicken in single layer on top
of stuffing. Mix undiluted
soup & chicken broth in a 
bowl; spoon over chicken. Bake
40 minutes or until chicken
is cooked through. Serves 4.
(recipe: Linda N. Marys
Recipe Exchange)
Dynamite Baked Spaghetti
16 oz. cooked spaghetti noodles
1 C. chopped onion
1 C. green pepper, chopped
1 T. margarine
1 (28 oz) can chopped tomatoes
1 tsp. oregano
1 clove garlic, minced or 1/2 tsp.
1 lb. cooked ground beef*
2 C. shredded mozzarella cheese
1 can cream of mushroom soup**
1/2 C. water
1/2 C. Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven 350 degrees F.
Saute onion & green pepper in 
margarine; add tomatoes, oregano,
garlic & beef. Simmer 10 minutes;
stir occasionally to keep from
sticking. Place 1/2 cooked 
spaghetti noodles in bottom of
greased 9 x 13 pan. Top with 
half of vegetable/meat mixture.
Top with 1 C. mozzarella; repeat
layers. Mix soup & water together
& spread over casserole. Top with
Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered,
30 minutes. Serves 6-8

* can substitute chicken or
Italian sausage

** If using chicken, substitute
cream of chicken soup

(recipe: Patti-justapinch.com)
Zesty Shrimp Spread
1 (8 oz) pkg. cream cheese,
1/2 C. mayonnaise
1 C. chopped, cooked cleaned
1/4 C. grated Parmesan cheese
2 T. chopped parsley
2 cloves garlic, minced
*2 tsp. prepared horseradish 

Beat cream cheese & mayo in 
medium bowl with elec. mixer
on medium speed until well
blended. Add remaining
ingredients; mix well. Cover &
refrigerate several hours.
Serve with crackers or 
toasted bread.
Makes 16, 2 T. servings

(recipe: Kraft foods)
Mediterranean Marinated Salad
2 large tomatoes, cut into 
1 each: green & yellow peppers
coarsely chopped
1 zucchini, cut lengthwise in
half, sliced
1/4 C. red onion wedges
1/2 C. zesty Italian dressing
2 T. chopped fresh basil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 C. (Kraft) Natural Three-
cheese crumbles

Combine vegetables in large
bowl. Mix dressing, basil & 
garlic; add to vegetable
mixture - toss to coat.
Add cheese, mix lightly.
Refrigerate 1 hour.
Serves 8, 1 C. each

(recipe: Kraft foods)
Spinach & Feta Pita Bake
6 (6 inch) whole wheat pita
1 (6 oz) tub sun-dried tomato
2 roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped
1 bunch spinach, rinsed & chopped
4 fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/2 C. crumbled feta cheese
2 T. grated Parmesan cheese
3 T. olive oil
1 pinch ground black pepper

Preheat oven 350 degrees F.
Spread tomato pesto onto one
side of each pita bread; place
them pesto-side up on a baking
sheet. Top with tomatoes,spinach,
mushrooms, feta cheese & Parmesan
cheese. Drizzle tops with olive
oil & sprinkle with pepper. Bake
12 minutes or until pitas are
crisp. Cut into quarters &

(recipe:jb-RDJ 05/11/12)
Crockpot Bread Pudding
3 eggs, beaten
3 1/2 C. milk
2 tsp. vanilla
1-2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
3 C. bread cubes
3/4 C. brown sugar, packed
1/2 C. raisins

Mix all ingredients together
until bread cubes are
thoroughly wet. Place mixture
in greased crockpot. Cook on
High 3-4 hours or until a 
knife inserted into center
comes out clean.

(recipe: carolsrecipes-
Slow Cooker Digest)
Hope you're having a nice, relaxing,
COOL day! I know my friends who are at
the Relay for Life are troopers - the event
goes 24 hours, I can't imagine being in that
kind of heat for that long. They're raising
money for cancer research; I admire their



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