Well it started OUTgood, anyway . . .

confused lady

You know how you START out your day and it’s going well? That was my day – earlier. Got the remaining grocery shopping/dollar store/bank trip done in record time. Decided today was the day to do the ‘house bills’; sat down and noticed I had TWO AT&T U-Verse bills, not one – OK . . .turns out one was to remind us that they are going paperless and we have to sign up on their site – that was the ‘beginning’ of the nightmare. Start to go to site & notice my browser is taking FOREVER to do anything – mention it to husband who tells me I haven’t cleaned out my ‘browser history/cache’ in over a month (apparently it was overloaded, causing lag in computer speed). Get that all done, get on their site only to be told I have to log in with a ID # – I don’t have one! OK – they need me to change my log in codes . . . OK, do that; they will SEND ME VIA EMAIL a code to type in to complete this change . . . OK . . . Go to my email, attempt to sign in, keep getting rejected (UGH!) Finally husband hears me ranting and steps in: apparently when I had to change the code for the AT&T U-VERSE account it also changed my EMAIL sign in! UGH!!! Type in the ‘new’ U-Verse sign in password and it worked, got the ID #, proceeded with paying house bills – WHAT A MESS! (Like the TV commercials, next comes the phrase: “But WAIT . . . THERE’S MORE!). Middle son takes a trip to the Secretary of State (while I’m going through the above mess) to take a Commercial Drivers Test. He calls home telling me he needs his Birth Certificate and Soc. Sec. card – he’ll come home & pick them up. OK . . . I go to where I have both stored and NEITHER ONE are there! What does that mean? It probably means that the last time said son needed them (like always) I probably reminded him to NO LOSE THEM and, somehow he didn’t bring them back to me for storage! GREAT! Normally that wouldn’t be a big problem BUT he was born in DETROIT, which means he will have to go THERE to get a copy of said Birth Certificate then go to the Soc. Security office here to get a new copy of his card – great, right? Sigh . . . . (LOVE my son, but with his ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder he’s very scattered/unorganized ALL THE TIME!). Crazy day after all . . . finally got the bills paid, printed out the form for his Birth Certificate application and now (for some BRAIN REST for ME) I’m writing to you! Sorry the recipes are in such big print – can’t seem to be able to change that! UGH!

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2-Ingredient Pumpkin Cake
with Cider Glaze

Cake:
1 box yellow cake mix
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree

Glaze:
1 1/2 C. powdered sugar
3 T. apple cider
3/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice*
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Preheat oven 350 degrees F.
Place cake mix & pumpkin puree
in large bowl; using elec. mixer beat
until well incorporated (batter will
be very thick). Spray a 7 X 11 X 2″
pan with nonstick spray; pour
batter into pan & smooth out as
best you can. Bake 28 minutes
until toothpick inserted into center
comes out clean. Cool 5-10 minutes in
pan then flip onto a platter.
Glaze:
Combine glaze ingredients in small
bowl – glaze should be thick but
pourable. Add more sugar or cider
if needed. Pour over cake while still
warm (reserve some to pour over
each slice when served. Serves 4=6

*If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice,
Mix together:
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/8 tsp. ground allspice
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg

This makes enough pie spice to make
one pie

(recipe: noblepig.com)
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Cinnamon Roasted Butternut
Squash

1 large butternut squash, peeled/
seeded & cut into 1″ pieces (about
3 lb or 8 C, cubed)
2 T. olive oil
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
sprinkling salt/pepper
dash cayenne pepper (optional)

Preheat oven 425 degrees F.
Line 2 large baking sheets with
foil. Toss squash cubes with olive
oil, cinnamon, salt/pepper &
cayenne, if using until well coated.
Place coated squash on baking
sheets & spread into 1 layer. Try
not to crowd them too much or
they will not brown. Cook squash,
turning once, until edges are lightly
browned & centers are tender, 40-45
minutes.

(recipe: Mike Suddaby-Facebook)
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Easy Brunch Bake

6 refrigerated buttermilk
biscuits
12 eggs
1/2 onion, diced
5 oz. Canadian bacon, diced
1/2 C. shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 C. mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
2 T. chopped chives

Preheat oven 350 degrees F.
Whisk eggs, onion, bacon, cheese,
salt/pepper together. Spray a 9 X 9″
baking pan with nonstick spray.
Place biscuits in a single layer in
pan; pour egg mixture over top.
Bake 30-35 minutes; Cool 10
minutes then cut & serve.

(recipe: Tasty – Facebook)
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Pizza Casserole (with Ravioli)
 1 bag frozen sausage ravioli
2 jars pizza sauce
1 (8 oz) tub ricotta cheese
8 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 C. Cheddar cheese (shredded)
1 bag
 sliced pepperoni
1 egg
1 lb. hamburger
Italian seasoning
salt/pepper
garlic powder, to taste

Preheat oven 400 degrees F.
Cook hamburger in frying pan,drain &
season with seasonings. Spray 9 X 13
baking dish with nonstick spray. Spread
2/3 C. pizza sauce on bottom of dish;
place frozen ravioli in single layer in
dish. Mix ricotta cheese & egg in a
bowl; add 1/2 C. Cheddar cheese &
mix then spread on top of ravioli.
Sprinkle top with half of hamburger;
pour 1 jar pizza sauce over & layer
half the bag of pepperoni on top.
Repeat layers, starting with ravioli
& ending with pizza sauce. Sprinkle
rest of cheese on top & cover with
foil. Bake 40  minutes. Remove foil
& bake 10 minutes until cheese is
melted & lightly browned/sauce is
bubbly. Let stand 5 minutes before
serving.

(recipe: bakingwithmom.com)
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Decadent Coffee Cream Pie

1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
3 eggs, separated
1 T. flour
1/4 stick butter
2 servings instant coffee*
1 (regular sized) graham cracker pie
crust (not deep dish)
1 tsp. vanilla

1/4 C. sugar (for meringue)

Preheat oven 325 degrees F.
In medium saucepan combine butter, cond.
milk, egg yolks, instant coffee & flour; stir
constantly over medium-high heat until
noticeably thicker (about 10 minutes).
Remove from heat, stir in vanilla & pour
into shell.
Meringue:
Place egg whites in clean bowl & beat
using elec. mixer until white & foamy.
Add sugar & continue to beat until
stiff peaks form; spoon mixture over top
of pie & spread to cover top, making
sure it touches the edges of the pie crust
all around (to prevent shrinking while baking)
Bake 15 minutes until meringue is golden
brown. Allow to cool then cover &
refrigerate until thoroughly chilled before
serving. Serve cold.

*Enough instant coffee to make 2 cups

(recipe: southernplate.com)
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Lazy Piergies

15 lasagna noodles, cooked/divided
2 C. mashed potatoes
2 eggs, beaten
8 oz. pkg. shredded Cheddar cheese
garlic salt
pepper
onion powder
1/2 C. butter
1 onion, chopped

Preheat oven 350 degrees F.
Arrange 5 lasagna noodles in lightly
greased 9 X 13″ pan. Combine potatoes,
eggs, cheese & seasonings; spread half
of mixture over noodles in pan. Cover
with another 5 noodles; spread with
remaining potato mixture. Top with
remaining noodles. Melt butter in a
skillet over medium heat; saute onion
until tender & pour over lasagna.
Bake, covered, 30 minutes. Let stand
10 minutes before slicing.

NOTE: Recipe can be frozen:
Cover unbaked casserole tightly with
foil & freeze.
When ready to use: thaw overnight
in refrigerator then bake according
to above directions.

(recipe: alarmclockwars.com)
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Creamy Honey – Bacon Dip

8 oz. cream cheese
1/8 C. honey
1/8 C. bacon bits

Wheat Thins crackers

Place cream cheese on a plate;
drizzle honey over top then
sprinkle with bacon bits.
Serve with Wheat Thins.
Makes 8 servings

(recipe: food.com)
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Soft Pumpkin Choc. Chip Cookies

1 C. sugar
1/4 C. oil
1/4 C. apple sauce
1 egg
1 C. pumpkin puree
2 C. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
pinch salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla
1 C. semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven 400 degrees F.
Line cookie sheets with parchment paper
(or lightly grease). Using stand mixer,
combine pumpkin, sugar, oil, vanilla &
egg – mix until well combined. In another
bowl stir together flour, baking powder,
cinnamon & salt. In small bowl dissolve
baking soda in milk. Add dry flour
mixture & wet mixture to pumpkin
mixture – mix well. Stir in choc. chips.
Using a cookie scoop or ice cream scoop,
place mounds of dough on prepared
sheets. Bake 13 minutes.

(recipe: allfood.recipes.com)
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Nothing else new – weather progressively
colder/rainy – in the 60’s today but supposed
to rain a little later.

Gas prices are staying at $2.39/9 – YAY!

Afghan-wise: I ‘frogged’ (that’s knitting/
crochet term for ripped it out: ie: frogs
make a Riiiiiip, Riiiiiiiip sound) the

 ‘using up some of my old green yarns’
baby afghan – it was just TOO UGLY!
Currently working on the second afghan
I had started: white, small scallops in
pattern rows – originally I was going to
‘frog’ that one, but decided to just keep
going. (After the comment from the lady
at Crisis Pregnancy center about baby
afghans needing to be knit/crocheted
with TIGHT weave – something about
baby fingers/toes getting caught in holes
in patterns, it’s left me second-guessing
ALL my afghan attempts! This one does
have some ‘holes’ but right now I’m at
the point: “To HECK WITH IT – I’m doing
it, anyway!” (getting my ‘goat’ up – if they
don’t like it they can throw it out!).

Sure hope YOU are having a GOOD DAY!
Mine is getting better now that the computer
messes are solved – for the moment (I just
have to remember that my ‘new’ log in code
for my emails is different!)

Hugs;

 

Pammie

     

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4 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. We were able to get copies of birth certificates and SSN cards without having to go to where we were born. The birth certificates we could do online and the SSN we went to our local office and they were able to give my daughter new cards so she could apply for her drivers license. Hope that helps!

    • Thanks for the information; I ended up going on line for the Birth Certificate and then calling them – turns out we could do the entire thing on line (charge to credit card) – he should get it 5-7 days. As to the Soc. Sec. card, you’re right – he’ll have to go to the nearest office. THANKS for replying – love hearing from my readers!

      • Glad you could easily get it taken care of!

  2. I guess being 80 I have this thing about don’t tell me how to pay my bills. If I got a notice that I would have to pay a certain way I would start looking for another company.


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