Saturday, December 23, 2006


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to my family and friends. May your new year be blessed.


Wednesday, December 20, 2006

What is your Star Wars Horoscope

Star Wars Horoscope for Virgo
You show efficiency when working for a good cause.But you tend to be a bit fussy when it comes to doing something out of the ordinary.Like many Virgos, you want to stay out of the spotlight.You do well at picking up the smallest details.
Star wars character you are most like: C3P0
What Is Your Star Wars Horoscope?

Monday, December 18, 2006

Prescription Prices

I'm on the bandwagon this morning concerning prescription prices. Last Saturday I had to go and get 3 prescriptions filled at our local pharmacy. While waiting for the lady to look up the prices on one prescription I was shocked to see what the pharmacy actually pays for the drugs. One of my prescriptions was billed $97.29 to my prescription insurance..........the pharmacy's cost.....................$2.31. They made a $96.98 profit on just that one prescription. Another prescription was billed for $29.76.............the pharmacy's cost......................$.30. They made $29.46 profit.

To me, this is unexcusable. No wonder our insurance premiums are so expensive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How are people who have no insurance to cover prescription drugs affording them? It's just not right and something needs to be done about it.

I better get off this bandwagon before I need another prescription to calm me down.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

What Kind of Ornament Are You?

You Are a Tree
You love every part of the holidays, down to the candy canes and stockings. And you're goofy enough to put a Christmas tree ornament on your tree!
What Christmas Ornament Are You?

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Soft Rolled Sugar Cookies

Last night I started making my Christmas Cookies. In past years I have baked approximately 100 dozen cookies. This year I won't be baking as many. I love this recipe for Soft Rolled Sugar Cookies. The cookies are soft instead of crunchy. In fact, I think Rich ate about a dozen of them last night. I just can't seem to keep him out of the cookies...he loves them fresh from the oven. I'd love to share my recipe with you.


1 cup soft margarine
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 1/2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, milk and vanilla; beat well. Stir flour with baking powder and salt; blend into creamed mixture. Divide in half. Cover; chill 1 hour. On lightly floured surface roll each half to 1/8th-inch. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 6 to 8 minutes. DO NOT OVER BAKE!! Makes 13 dozen cookies.

Instead of cutting out cookies I roll into 1 1/2-inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheets. I take a glass and dip into sugar and press the cookies into rounds. I then sprinkle on colored sugar and bake as directed. Makes about 5 - 5 1/2 dozen cookies.

I hope that you will try my sugar cookie recipe and enjoy them. I will be sharing more recipes during the month.

Happy Baking, Shirley

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Time for Chirstmas Movies and Television Specials

It's the time of the year for all the Christmas movies and Television Specials. I love this time of year. Some of my favorite movies are Miracle on 34th Street, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, Chevy Chase's Christmas Vacation, Bill Murry's Scrooged, and A Christmas Carol. I love the television specials of Christmas music. Some of my favorite Christmas programs on TV are Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, Santa Claus is Coming to Town and my all time favorite...............The Little Drummer Boy.

Call me old-fashioned I don't care. I don't want to see Christmas movies or programs that are "blood and guts". I want the cute ones that have meaning behind them.