Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tidbits from Make a Note/ Won Tons/Car Accident

Recently we woke up one morning to a completely shattered glass oven door, and we hadn't used it in 3 days. When the repairman came out to replace it, he provided a lot of helpful info that could keep your repairman away. First, apparently a glass oven shattering is something that is a common occurrence across all brands. Sometimes it is a flaw in the glass that breaks after repeated heating & cooling. He said that the number one cause was probably people trying to clean it with damp sponges or sprays when it was still hot. In other words, do NOT clean oven glass until it has completely cooled. The cost to replace the glass was about a third of the cost of a new oven. But he said if we ever broke the flat top stove, that it would be cheaper to get a new stove, than replace the flat top panel. He said the number one cause of flat top breaks is something falling from the cabinet over the flat top. So maybe the microwaves on top aren't such a great idea. But if you have any heavy items above your stove...glasses, dishes, pots/pans, china, and most of us do...MOVE THEM. When you move them, place a pillow on top of the flat top, so if you drop anything, it won't break it. Number 2 cause of flat tops breaking, apparently the handymen in our lives trying to climb to reach something & either stepping or kneeling on the flat top. So prevent the break, and you'll save yourself money later.

These are new passports, that are ID card sized, convenient and less expensive than the passport book. But they can only be used to enter the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda at land border crossings or sea ports-of-entry. They cannot be used for international air travel. Read more about them here...
POST IT...with your current passport, or with your Travel Agent's number.

For a long time our veterans, and active duty for that matter, were told they should not salute in civvies (civilian clothes). But an amendment was recently passed changing that. So let all those proud veterans and active duty service personnel, that we appreciate so much, know that when a flag goes by or the anthem rings out, to feel free to do a military salute. POST IT...with your hats.

Annabelle (5 yr old, white female, 3'4", 35 lbs, brown hair/eyes) was last seen on February 16, 2009 in Conroe, TX, USA. Annabelle may be in the company of an adult female and an adult male. They are believed to be traveling to New York in a white pick-up truck. Annabelle was last seen wearing a Hannah Montana shirt, a pink jacket, blue jeans, and pink boots. For photos and more information click here..

I had been teaching my three-year old daughter, Caitlin, the Lord's Prayer. For several evenings at bedtime, she would repeat after me the lines from the prayer. Finally, she decided to go solo. I listened with pride as she carefully enunciated each word, right up to the end of the prayer:"Lead us not into temptation," she prayed, "but deliver us some E-mail. Amen."
• -Unknown(Editor's Note: If your email inbox is anything like mine, I might be praying "deliver us FROM email".)

Won Tons

1 lb ground beef
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon Accent seasoning (optional)
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 packages wonton wrappers (skins)

1/2 cup brown sugar
4 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup white vinegar
4 tablespoons ketchup
1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple in juice

Mix together ground beef egg, accent, green onions, soy sauce, salt, and pepper. Place 1 teaspoon ground beef mixture on each won ton wrap, Wet edges of wrap with water. Fold in half to form triangle. Wet one corner on long side of triangle, bring both points on long side together. Repeat for all remaining wraps. Deep fry 8-10 won tons at a time at 350 degrees Fahrenheit approximately 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Drain in paper towels. Sprinkle with salt. Serve with sauce. For sauce: mix all ingredients together in saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir until thickened (about 2 minutes).
Recipe by: Shaun Zimmerman on the Real Food for Real People website


If you don't listen to anything else today, listen to this one. This
will definitely make you laugh! Turn up your sound and click on the
website below. The accident occurred in the Dallas - Ft. Worth area.
This is a phone call from a man who witnesses the accident in volving
four elderly women. &nb sp;It was so popular when they played it on
CHUM- FM, and they put it on their website. The guy's laugh is
contagious. Just close your eyes and picture what he sees.

Have a great week everyone!


At 9:11 AM, Blogger Granny Annie said...

No one respects a flag more than our military and it awesome to see their appreciation and loyalty to the symbol and all it means.

Must try the wontons! Thanks for easy sounding recipe.

At 1:40 PM, Blogger Big Dave T said...

Mmmmmmmmmm, won ton soup. I could go for some of that.

I loved that joke. "Deliver us some e-mail." Too funny.

I was surprised that when I checked in to my London hotel, they wanted to see not my credit card or driver's license, but my passport!

At 5:27 PM, Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Lots of good things here today Lucy...Not the news of that little girl---THAT is horrendous!
But I did not know about the little Passport card...That is very good! And the advice about the Ovens and the Flat Top---BOTH, excellent!

I LOVE the flag and I actually have an electric one hanging in one of my windows...When it is lit at night, it is really BEAUTIFUL!

At 8:38 PM, Blogger Ralph said...

You have some good stuff and funny stuff here. Good post.

At 11:57 AM, Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

I've heard that car accident phone call before. I remember it is hilarious because the caller is cracking up so much. Very funny!

I've never had my oven glass break. That would make me grouchy.

Deliver us some email... how cute!!

I hope your birthday yesterday was sweeeeet!


At 12:23 PM, Blogger Putz said...

what is wrong with cooking over pine wood coals direct from the canyons out in the yard or dutch oven, saaves the gas, save the maintanience, and nothing tastes better

At 6:25 AM, Blogger Nancy said...

Good Morning, Lucy!

What a great post!!! Very informative!!! I do have a microwave over my range, and it has always bothered me as I think about should it ever fall!!! Makes one wonder, doesn't it? Yikes!

Loved the stimulus joke, too! And that radio link was a real hoot!!! LOL

((( HUGS )))

At 9:10 PM, Blogger Mountain Mama said...

My sisters glass stovetop broke when she was canning. APparently they are not made for that either. I have the old fashioned electric burners. They're tried and true.

The Won-Tons do sound good. I wish they weren't fried though.

The site about the missing gitl has been removed. I pray that means they have found her safe and well.

The accident is so funny! Gosh that guy's laugh is totally contageous!

At 11:06 PM, Blogger Merle said...

Dear Lucy ~~Thank you for a very
informative post. I have printed the recipe for Won Tons. It sounds
yummy and all the ingredients are ones we use here.
Was it your birthday on the 16th? I
didn't know that, but a very belated Happy Birthday to you.
I am so sorry about the policeman who was killed in that Ice storm which was mentioned on our news. The fires are still burning, but no homes threatened. at present.
I agree with you about Dave getting what he deserved in the joke and like you, he would have got it much sooner. Take care,
Love, Merle.

At 12:27 AM, Blogger Jim said...

Hi Lucy -- Sorry I missed your birthday! So, Happy Birthday (late)!, Happy Birthday (late)!, Happy Birthday (late)!, Happy Birthday (late)!, Happy Birthday (late)!, Happy Birthday (late)!, Happy Birthday (late)!, Happy Birthday (late)!, Happy Birthday (late)!, Happy Birthday (late)!, Happy Birthday (late)!, Happy Birthday (late)!, Happy Birthday (late)!, Happy Birthday (late)!, Happy Birthday (late)!, Happy Birthday (late)!.

That is about all the better I can sing. I used to think I could do better.

I don't think our stove top would break but we don't have our microwave on top of it either.

That fellow on the phone is having his kicks. We all probably would. I had heard it before, it is always good.

Here's praying you get lots of e-mail.

At 11:04 AM, Blogger Marla said...

The car accident clip was so funny. I was laughing out loud!

At 8:12 AM, Blogger Cliff said...

Good clip of the accident. I hadn't heard that Lucy.
The glass top breaking is something we're about ready for. Ours is looking pretty bad from too many years of canning and fruits and vegetables and blanching sweet corn.

At 10:37 PM, Blogger Jess said...

Hi lucy just letting you know that I am still alive...hope all is well with you and that you have a good week. Thank you so much for all your support through these 2 jobs...


At 5:26 PM, Blogger Putz said...

i just read just now the car accident...things DO NOT I REPEAT DO NOT HAPPEN like that in utahr....but i guess texas is a very different world, lucy


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