Saturday, January 14, 2012

It's just My Thoughts

     Burr it's cold outside! Lucky for me I am a nice warm house drinking Irish Cream flavored coffee! I did go out today to the grocery store and to pay some bills, oh the joy in it all! Actually I am grateful that I have the means to buy food and pay bills. I'm trying to think about the positives in every day. And I know that I am blessed and that the Universe has always taken care of me when I needed it, maybe not in the way I wanted but in the end the way I needed.
     Which is why I've been working so hard on a new business deal that will allow me to help other women. It's  all about helping them pick themselves up and supporting them until they can stand on their own two feet, it's about helping them become financially  independent, to become the strong women they can be. They will have to be willing to work and learn how but other than that it won't cost them. They will be expected to do the same for other women. Its all about giving back, to helping each other be strong. That's what we're here for, I truly believe that. I also think in some ways it what we do on these blogs. We support each other. Now I'm not saying I wouldn't help a man out if I think he'll do it wisely. I don't hate men, I just know more women that have been dragged down by circumstances then men.
       Everyone needs someone to help them get back on their feet, or to encourage them, to be there to hold them up when they can't do it on their own. This is what I'm good at, and I've stopped fighting that part of me. For awhile I tried to deny that is what I am, tried to fight it because let's face it, I've been hurt a lot. My wise daughter Veronica told me to face the fact that this is my personality, and to get over it and just deal with it. She's so smart! Just like her momma. Don't you hate it when your children throw your own words back at you? Bless them.
       This year from hell(you all know why it was, I don't want to repeat it) has taught me a lot about myself. I am strong, I can do anything I put my mind to, I am smart! I just forgot for a little while.(YES, DONNA, I should have listened to you!) I let others define who and what I am for a little while, and maybe that would have been OK if they had had my well being in mind instead of just wanting me to be who they perceived. Or needed me to be in order for them to feel better about themselves.If they hadn't needed to make me feel less about myself. And in a lot of ways it was my own fault, I didn't believe in myself, in my own goodness, my own self. If I had I wouldn't have let them convince me that I wasn't smart enough, pretty enough blah blah blah, you get the point. Here's the point. You are not your past, you are not your circumstances, you can be and do whatever you want, and it's never to late! Sometimes you just need a little help to do that, and that's what this business will do.
      OK now off that subject and onto something new! Today I made the best Baked Potato Soup and biscuits and a chocolate cake to die for, OK maybe not die but to give up your diet for! Now this is my crazy part! I'm putting the biscuit recipe on Bridget's Daughter the cake recipe on GOOD MORNING, GOOD COFFEE, GOOD START (yes I changed the name, URL is the same) and the stew is on IN MY GARDEN I also have it in both measurements so all can enjoy.




1 cup flour
2 teaspoons MAGIC Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
1 cup KRAFT Shredded Double Cheddar Shredded Cheese
1/3 cup milk, plus
2 tablespoons milk
9 tablespoons PHILADELPHIA Chive & Onion Cream Cheese Product, divided


125 g flour
8 g MAGIC Baking Powder
0.8 g cream of tartar
1 g sugar
2 g salt
55 g cold butter, cubed
225 g KRAFT Shredded Double Cheddar Shredded Cheese
80 ml milk, plus
30 ml milk
130 g PHILADELPHIA Chive & Onion Cream Cheese Product, divided



Heat oven to 450 degrees F. Mix flour, baking powder, cream of tartar, sugar and salt in medium bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in Cheddar. Add milk; stir until mixture forms soft dough.
Place on lightly floured surface; knead 8 to 10 times or until smooth. Pat dough into 6-inch square; cut into 9 smaller squares. Place, 2 inches apart, on baking sheet.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cut in half; spread with cream cheese product.

Heat oven to 450 degrees F. Mix flour, baking powder, cream of tartar, sugar and salt in medium bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in Cheddar. Add milk; stir until mixture forms soft dough.
Place on lightly floured surface; knead 8 to 10 times or until smooth. Pat dough into 6-inch square; cut into 9 smaller squares. Place, 2 inches apart, on baking sheet.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cut in half; spread with cream cheese product.

2 comments:

FoxyMoron said...

Noooooo!!! We're starting our healthy eating and low fat plan tomorrow! Stop tempting me. LOL

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

sigh*...diabetic..too many carbs..but I do love biscuits.