Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Leah's Blog giveaway

Check this out!

Amazingly talented and super-cute Leah is having a huge giveaway at her blog "Life as Lou"!
Be sure to check it out! You wouldn't want to miss it for the world!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Company Chicken Pasta Salad with Grapes

"This is a special treat to fix for your guests. Enjoy it with some hot garlic bread, if desired."

  • 2 cups small seashell pasta
  • 3 1/2 cups chopped poached chicken breast meat
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup seedless green grapes, halved
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

In a medium bowl, combine chicken, celery, grapes, cooked pasta, salt, and white pepper; mix well and reserve.

In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, curry powder, cumin, rice vinegar, and sugar; whisk ingredients together and toss with chicken mixture.

Cover salad with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 to 4 hours before serving.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Your result for The Who Would You Be in 1400 AD Test...

The Lord

You scored 18% Cardinal, 54% Monk, 44% Lady, and 54% Knight!

You are of the intellectual breed and yet you are also very interested in war. You are of the aristocracy and head the cavalry a safe distance from the carnage of the front lines. You believe in defeating your enemy with not only might, but also wit.

You scored high as both the Monk and the Knight. You can try again to get a more precise description of either the Monk or the Knight, or you can be happy that you're an individual.

Take The Who Would You Be in 1400 AD Test at HelloQuizzy

Free ePattern from Sense & Sensibility

I use to sell these patterns in my gift shop and they are truly lovely. You will not be disappointed, trust me!
Jennie Chancey has the most beautiful, feminine historic patterns, and she even has online instructions for creating many of them. You might know Jennie best from her LAF site. Now she is offering ePatterns, downloadable to your computer, and to anyone who is willing to post a link to the ePatterns on a blog (or email 10 friends with the link), she will give one of her ePattern free of charge.

So if you sew, it may be something for you! Here is the link to the ePatterns.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Join the Rosary Crusade for Life!

Fr. John Corapi is calling for a rosary crusade like the one that defeated the Islamic assault on Europe in 1571 at the Battle of Lepanto. If you aren't praying the rosary daily for the election please at least join the crusade for the last nine days, October 27 to November 4.

Fr. Corapi says:

"The moral demise of a nation results in the ultimate demise of a nation. God is not a disinterested spectator to the affairs of man. Life begins at conception. This is an unalterable formal teaching of the Catholic Church.

"If you do not accept this you are a heretic in plain English. A single abortion is homicide. The more than 48,000,000 abortions since Roe v.Wade in the United States constitute genocide by definition. The group singled out for death unwanted unborn children.

"No other issue, not all other issues taken together, can constitute a proportionate reason for voting for candidates that intend to preserve and defend this holocaust of innocent human life that is abortion.

"I strongly urge every one of you to make a Novena and pray the Rosary to Our Lady of Victory between October 27th and Election Day, November 4th. Pray that God's will be done and the most innocent and utterly vulnerable of our brothers and sisters will be protected from this barbaric and grossly sinful blight on society that is abortion."

Catholics in name only...