Friday, January 7, 2011

Whoopie Pies and China and Giveaways!!

Just take a look at this....


This came home yesterday in the hands of my 16 year old son.  This delicious, wonderful, chocolaty, creamy treat made a 30 minute bus ride, sat in his locker (I don't like to think about this part, thank goodness it's wrapped) for 4 hours and was handed to me when I picked him up from the bus stop.  Isn't he wonderful?? We are total into these little chocolate pies!!  There were no Whoopie Pies in Indiana, but here....yum!!!  This kid has tried to talk the recipe out of the lady that sells them, but no deal.  She isn't allowed to share the school's secrets for making these wonderful little bits (they are pretty large actually, and probably a ga-zillion calories, but I don't like to think about that either) of goodness.  We've tried pies outside of the school, you can find these treats everywhere, but the school's pie has a whipped cream-I'm thinking Cool Whip-middle!!!  Anyone have secrets they'd like to share???

I needed that sugar rush this morning.  I'm looking at this.....


It's the new closet/pantry in my kitchen.  It's a blank slate and I need to figure out where to put the shelves.  No problem, right.  Think about it, if you could make a closet how exactly would you BEST fit it all together?  It's not that easy to try to get all of the shelves in the BEST location.  See why I'm the Empress (female Emperor) of Blocks??  It's hard for me to permanently place things!!  UGH!

I'm reading Barb's blog and laughing my head off remember the high that I had when I purchased China off of Craigslist.  Now, I swore that I'd never own "good china".  I LOVE my Corelle. LOVE IT!!  But when we were selling our house in Indy I needed to stage the dining room.  HA!!!  Not a good idea to stage with Corelle, and if I did what we we be eating off of??  Sooooo.....off to Craigslist to see if I could find some reasonably priced China.  I did okay...my first set (notice I said my "FIRST" set) was $30.  My second set was about $150, and the last set I think was about the same price.  The last set that I purchased was in boxes marked Grandma T's China, sad.  Poor Grandma T, some stranger has her china!!  But I love it.  Here's a picture of my China (so I'm not outdone by Barb).



Isn't it lovely????  lol!!  Remember the blank kitchen pantry??  Kitchen is not done therefore half of my stuff is still in boxes from when we moved from Indy!!  I have boxes that I actually marked "kitchen second move" which means when kitchen is done.  Now, I'm still cooking and stuff.  I occasionally have to go digging through the boxes in the basement where the kids hang out. (it will be family room someday...) It looks like this.  The boxes in the far right are the ones that I am constantly digging through.  I am rolling my eyes as I write this....yep, pretty pathetic!!  But see that big silver thing?  That's part of the new furnace, we've already installed two of those and heat came before kitchen since it gets pretty cold here in New Hampshire!



Okay to keep this somewhat about quilting here is my latest purchase.....




SCORE!!!!!!  These little puppies cost me $6 each!!  Fantastic!!!!  I'm set for a while.  Next time I find a fabulous deal like this I'll share, promise.  I found this deal about 3 hours before the end of the sale!!  Cool Beans!!

Before I sign off.....don't forget to check out all of the links on my sidebar, I list all of the giveaways that I find.  If you are having one and would like to be placed on my sidebar just let me know!!

Have a fabulous day!!

Thanks for checking on me,
hugs,
joanne


love to hear what you've got to say.......

10 comments:

WoolenSails said...

What kind of thread is that?
I get wool lana for 3.50.

Debbie

Terry said...

I'm drooling over that lovely thread! You got a great deal! :0)

sewmeow said...

Great son to share......and wonderful to design your pantry shelves. Let's see an after picture when you're finished. ok?

Katrina said...

You are a Lucy girl...Heat!, Pantry and a Kitchen!
When dad and I did my pantry we figured out what was going there. roll out to set #40 dog food bag in. raisin bran, costco size coffee, vegi cans 2 high...you get the idea. Then sized the shelves to fit.
My dad is smart!

Jen said...

What a great post! I can feel your high energy today! I read Barb's post about her china too, they both made me laugh. I need some china. What a great idea to scour Craigslist. I bet you're so tired of living out of boxes! I did that this summer. Yuck! Have a great day!

Barb said...

Did I miss something...where is the china???? Still in the box???? I don't have x ray vision.....but I would say you did get good deals but would so love to see them....

JayTee said...

show us Grandma T's china. love reading your blog

lisa said...

when you figure out your shelves, make sure at least one shelf is big enough for the jumbo box of rice/cherios/mashedpotatoe flakes. It drives me NUTS! that I have to find smaller containers for all three in my kitchen (but then again I rent so it's on my list for when I buy)

I don't own any fine china yet. I have not had a wedding, so no registering. The dishes we use I was given by my folks my jr year of college, I got pots and pans my sophomore year, silverware my freshman, the plan was that when I graduated I would have most the basics for life after college. Thankful for that!

Allie said...

Joanne, we built a pantry across one whole wall in my kitchen, and I insisted on ADJUSTABLE shelves. It's only 6 inches deep, big enough for a large can of Crisco - that way I can find everything without lots of digging. If you put in adjustable shelves, you won't have to worry about getting them right!

Mmmm love your gorgeous new thread - you rock!

Angie said...

Check out Paula Deene's (www.foodnetwork.com) recipe for Whoopie Pies---yummy!