Wednesday, November 26, 2008

"The" Thanksgiving Cranberry Jell-O™ Salad

I am posting this recipe so that next year when I need it, I won't have to call Mom and Carol since I seem to misplace it every year and they have the original recipe in the family archives. It has been served on our Thanksgiving table since the early 1960's and will continue to be part of that tradition forever. Not sure which Johnson twin came up with it first, but it's a keeper.

Cranberry Jell-O™ Salad
1 pkg. raspberry Jell-O™
1 cup boiling water
1 can whole berry cranberry sauce
2 bananas, diced
1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped

Dissolve the Jell-O™ in the boiling water. Add the can of cranberry sauce and stir until it dissolves. Put in fridge and let thicken slightly, then stir in the bananas and walnuts. Pour in your favorite mold and enjoy.

Note to self: I double this and put it in the green Tupperware™ mold.

Second note to self: Buy bananas early in the week because if you try to buy them the day before Thanksgiving™ all the bananas will be green.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Show Me the Birth Certificate, Please

Here's a link to a petition requesting the Obama show us his ORIGINAL birth certificate. It seems only right that he would.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Dancing With the Dugans

Adam and Ali got married yesterday.
They danced.
Awwww, how sweet.
The reason this photo is artsy and romantic is because Mr. D took it.The bride danced with some of her attendants.
When it was time for the "Electric Slide", I took photos.
I can do the "Hokey Pokey" and I can fake "The Chicken Dance",
but "The Electric Slide" is a whole different story.
People tell me it is sooooooo easy and offer to show me.
They say, "It's grapevine right, two, three, tap, left, two, three, tap, after that part, I'm two left feet.
Mr. D and Beth danced.
Mr. D was thrilled to discover that his pants had buttons for suspenders. Sigh.
Katie and Beth rocked out. (Is that what the young people say nowadays?)
Sadly, Chris and Tim forgot their dancing shoes.
They always forget their dancing shoes. Hmmmm.
Actually, that's not true.
Tim had his for one dance, then lost them.
This just in, apparently Chris found his dancing shoes for a song or two and I missed it.
If you have a photo of this momentous occasion, please send it to me.
Nikki and Mark were in a world of their own.
Mr. D and Steve saved their best moves for last.
And a good time was had by all.
The End.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Friday, November 07, 2008

How Ironic

For those of you conspiracy theory fans who haven't heard the news, the Pick 3 Illinois Lottery winning numbers for the day after the election were....Drum roll, please...

6-6-6

Thursday, November 06, 2008

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night...

Well, actually, it wasn't even that stormy till later, but it was dark when Mr. D went to pick Beth up at Grace Church last night. She called from her cell phone a little before 9:00pm with the word that a deer had hit the car. That's right, a deer came out of the dark and leaped at the Honda. Right by the West Bloomington Post Office on Old Shakopee Road! Driver and passenger were safe. Praise God. Who knows about the deer? They never saw it! Odd, but true, since it happened so fast.

Damage to the car: $3,600

Having the horrible thought at about 11:00pm that it might not have been a deer, but a person that was hit and heading out to the driveway in bathrobes with a flashlight to make sure it was deer "fur" and not human hair on the left front light: Priceless

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Quotes to Get You Through the Day

“If I knew that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life.” Henry David Thoreau

"If men will not be governed by the Ten Commandments they shall be governed by the ten thousand commandments." G.K. Chesterton

“There is something about a Republican that you can only stand him for just so long. On the other hand, there is something about a Democrat that you can’t stand him for quite that long.” Will Rogers

“Democrats are the party that says government can make you richer, smarter, taller, and get the chickweed out of your lawn. Republicans are the party that says government doesn’t work, and then they get elected to prove it.” Will Rogers

One Good Thing

Ever positive Bethie came up with the quote of the day when she said:
One good thing about Obama being elected president is that people are reading their Bibles every 5 minutes.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Music to Get You Through the Day

Red Skelton and the Pledge

When I was little, one of my favorite shows was "The Red Skelton Show". Here is his famous "Pledge".

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Why I Will Not Vote Obama

1. He's pro-choice and pro-infanticide. He supports unrestricted abortions, including partial birth abortion. He believes children who are unplanned are a punishment. He wants to us my tax dollars to fund abortions.

2. He will invite testing from our foreign enemies.

3. He will unfairly raise taxes, yet he will also, increase spending through added government programs.

4. The first thing he says he will do if elected is sign the Freedom of Choice Act.

5. He's a relatively unknown who has friends in low places.

6. He will give the Democratic party complete control of our country.

7. He supports universal preschool. He's against school choice.

8. He's against the Defense of Marriage Act.

9. He chose Joe Biden as VP.

10. He supports national health care.

Why I'm Voting McCain (and Hope You Will, Too)

1. He's pro-life.

2. He will keep our country safer.

3. He will keep taxes fair and cut spending.

4. He will keep the House and Senate from having total freedom to do as they wish.

5. He has a proven backbone and proven lifelong service to our country.

6. He believes in appointing judges to the Supreme Court who do not legislate from the bench.

7. He believes in school choice.

8. He supports the Defense of Marriage Act.

9. He chose Sarah Palin as VP.

10. He doesn't support national health care.