Tuesday, September 23, 2008

False Accusation

There has been a false accusation at my house. For months the new dryer has been accused of eating a sock. This morning, as I was putting a load of laundry into the new front loading washing machine, I noticed something odd about the rim at the door opening. There was a strange coloration and texture under the edge of the rubber flange around the opening. I pushed the rubber aside and much to my surprise!!! found my sock plus some undies (blush) plus my DSH's stretch ankle support (used after an ankle injury) and a dish cloth! How it still functioned with all that in there is beyond me. So, an apology is due the dryer and a watchful eye must always be on the washer.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

I am joining in on this meme from Joy of Desserts instructions below:

I hope that I have followed the instructions correctly. :D

This doesn't have to be just for the food blogs -- any blogger can join the fun!

  • Take this list and BOLD the ones you HAVE EATEN;
  • Leave in the ones you have not (you could cross them out too);
  • ADD your own to my list to get to 100 that YOU HAVE EATEN;
  • Post it on your blog with these rules and the picture;
  • If you have posted some or all of the recipes on your blog, link your list to those recipes;
  • Link to this post, http://joyofdesserts.blogspot.com/2008/09/100-for-sweet-tooth-to-celebrate-100.html, so that others can have one central place to join in if they wish;
  • Come back to this post, to let all of us know that you are participating in this meme, and so that we can all come by and read your list and recipes;
    Link directly to your list, not to your main blog, so that people can find it even months from now.

100 For The Sweet Tooth!

1. Julia Child’s Los Gatos Gateau Cake
2. Petit Pain Au Chocolat
3. Savarin
4. Babas au Rhum et a la Creme
5. Almond Macaroons
6. Coconut Macaroons
7. Galette des Rois
8. Apple Pie
9. Peach Pie
10. Peach Cobbler
11. Black Forest Cake

12. Sacher Torte
13. Blueberry Cream Cheese Fool
14. Floating Island
15. Strawberry Cream Pie
16. Apple Tart
17. Loukoum (Turkish Delights)

18. Bananas Yogurt Cake
19. Banana Jam
20. Tiramisu
21. Rose des Sables (Sand Rose — Middle Eastern)
22. Charlotte
23. Belgian Waffles
24. Ice Cream of all types
25. Macademia Nut Cookies
26. Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies

27. Cherry Clafouti
28. St. Honore
29. Lemon Curd
30. Candied Blueberries
31. Bread Pudding
32. Morocan Spiced Rice Pudding with Dates
33. Tapioca
34. Creme Brule
35. Pumpkin Pie
36. Brioches

37. Religieuses
38. St. Christains
39. Lemon Bundt Cake
40. Kouglof (Alsacian Cake)
41. Buñuelos
42. Rhubarb Tart
43. Parfait
44. Cheesecake

45. Creme de Salidou
46. Tres Leches Cake
47. Brownies
48. Fudge
49. Chocolate Mouse

50. Creme de Marrons (Chestnut Creme)
51. Marrons Glace (Glazed Chestnuts)
52. Pates de Fruit (Real Fruit Jellies)
53. Halva (Middle Eastern)
54. Tunisian Fruit Salad
55. Creme Anglaise
56. Creme Patissiere
57. Gingerbread
58. Madeleines

59. Princess Cake
60. Boston Cream Cake
61. Berry Shortcake
62. Pecan Pie

63. Pot de Creme
64. Norwegian Omelette
65. Marzipan
66. Praline

67. Mexican Hot Chocolate
68. Compotes

69. Creme Cheese Lemon Flan
70. Beignets
71. Applesauce Kugel
72. Langues de Chats (Cat’s Tongue Cookies)
73. 1-2-3-4 Cake
74. Sprinkles of Beverly Hills Strawberry Cupcakes
75. Sabayon
76. Truffles
77. Crepes
78. Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
79. Rolled Figs

80. Blintzes
81. Eclair
82. Mille Feuilles (Napoleons)

83. Palmiers (Elephant Ears)
84. Chiffon Cake
85. Genoise
86. Buche de Noel (Yule Log)
87. Lemon Meringue Pie or Key Lime Pie
88. Paris-Brest
89. Pound Cake
90. Cream Puffs (Petits Choux)
91. Turnovers (Chaussons)

92. Easy Baked Peaches
93. Mont St. Michel (Cake of Apple Crepes)
94. Yogurt Cake
95. Polonais (Cake)
96. Tartelettes aux Poires (Pear Tartelettes)
97. Mocha au Cafe
98. Cornets a la Creme (Cream Horns)
99. Gateau de Savoie
100. Almond Cake

Saturday, September 13, 2008


Today was a very special lunch with a very special person. We had a wonderful time at Lisa's Tea Treasures catching up with each other's lives. We haven't spent enough time together over the past few years and this last year has been a very difficult time for her. She has been strong through her trials, faithful to our Savior and an inspiration to all by keeping her sense of humor while never giving up in her fight. The special person is my sister. Our prayers are with you!!!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Labor Day

What a beautiful day today in Northern California! It is a mild 85 degrees with a slight breeze. Perfect for ripping open holes in the living room wall again. After two years of working on wiring, insulation, custom "towers" for speakers, sheet rock, texture and painting, we are once again ripping holes in the nicely finished walls. Actually, only one wall but it is sooooooo hard to start in again. We have furniture (covered in sheets) and some of the drapery is up and it was looking so nice. But, there was a slight deviation to the window wall plan and draperies are not going corner to corner. They are going just over the window so wall had to be opened up to place strong support between studs to hold the tie back rod. DSH is in commercial window coverings so we have just about every possible window treatment possible. That requires an extra long die-back rod. I'll go take some pictures to show what I mean and have my wonderful son-in-law put them in my blog.