Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Thomas Jefferson Tuesday ~The Words of Our Founding Fathers~

I have got to get back to my "Words of the Founding Fathers" post! Today is "Thomas Jefferson Tuesday"! And I was delighted to find this quote in the book "The Real Thomas Jefferson"!
"The doctrines of Jesus are simple, and tend all to the happiness of man:

1. That there is one only God, and He all perfect.

2. That there is a future state of rewards and punishments.

3. That to love God with all thy heart, and thy neighbor as thyself, is the sum of religion....Had the doctrines of Jesus been preached always as pure as they came from His lips, the whole civilized world would now have been Christian."

-Thomas Jefferson (1822).

Saturday, March 19, 2011

"Stocking Up Challenge" Vacuum Sealing and Canning

When it comes to stocking up, no matter if you are a newbie, worrier or brave, you NEED to look into buying a vacuum sealer, pressure canner and Lots of jars and lids!

I have used several different brands of vacuum sealers and they all work pretty well. You can buy them online and at wal-mart and a lot of other stores.

I recommend buying rolls of the vacuum sealer bags, online at ebay. You can get 4 Big rolls for around $60 (shipping and all). And that is enough bags to pack several hundred pounds of food, etc!

When buying a canner, look for the All American canners! We have found them on ebay. We have the 15 1/2 quart, which holds 7 quart jars or 10 pints.

And for canning jars, I recommend having at least 300 jars on hand. And at least twice that amount of lids.

I think everyone should have around 1,000 jars, but for some reason people are just not like they use to be, or need to be.

Use to be, you were crazy if you did not have all this stuff stocked up for your family, and now they think you are crazy if you do!

Who cares?

I would rather have it and not need it, then need it and not have it!

"Stocking Up Challenge" Shopping List #4

Shopping List #4!

toilet paper
paper towels,
feminine products,
razors & shaving cream,
bath soaps,
dish soap,
laundry soap,
school supplies (if you have children, homeschool, or use a lot of paper & supplies)!

Get a first aid kit, or pack your own!

Buy extra bandaids, gauze, pads, tape, peroxide, rubbing alcohol, etc.


Herbal teas
(I recommend having at least red raspberry, chamomile & peppermint!)

A healing herbal cream, for bumps, nicks and bruises, is also good to stock up on, and echinacea tincture!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Best Advice for Women

We recently had a friend loan us a book. And first thing, he wanted to read a certain part to us. The whole time he was reading it, I was thinking, (and laughing to myself) because it was something that husband and I talk about a Lot! Lol!

Since I have it worded good, right out of a book, I want to share it with everyone! I hope you will take the time to read all of this and share it with others! It is VERY important!

It is from the chapter,
"Women and Guns" from "Boston's Gun Bible" by Boston T. Party

"While often dissatisfied with men, women don't realize that they themselves are the solution. Men don't make men, women do. Women determine the quality of men. As Louise told Thelma, 'You get what you settle for." if women would quit having the children of oafs and morons, then they'd die off. Women are the lifeguards of the gene pool, and they should start choosing quality mates, as critters have always done. (Women have been debased so as to give oafs better odds. The question is, why have women allowed their debasement?)

Ladies! Do not speak to, date, sleep with, or marry a hopelessly substandard male. Don't encourage him with the slightest of smiles. He shouldn't exist- so treat him that way. Above all, do not have his children! If he can't catch an introspective clue, then let him die alone-let his shoddy genes be lost forever. Do not feel sorry for him. This is not cruelty- this is quality control. You're responsible because men will sleep with almost anybody. We're the seed-sowers and it is not in us to be picky. You're the child-bearers, so you have to be selective.

When women refuse to civilize men, men become Al Bundy from Married with Children. Why? Because inside every man is a potential Al Bundy, and it's the women's duty to encourage that he never sees the light of day. Although men can, with rare and great effort, single-handedly keep their own "Al" locked up, what's the point if women no longer seem to care?
Believe me, we can tell if women care. They don't, and they are reaping the cruel justice of getting the lazy, irresponsible worms they deserve. Ignore genuine courtesy, honor, and responsibility in men- and women get prissy, whining, amoral cowards. Fill up a nation with such males, then a country is left with only bi-gender women, and the predators begin to take over. Courting Darth Vader, the feminized society then cries for a hyper-masculine police state to restore order. When gentlemen are gone, government thugs fill the vacuum. This is the trend that has been accelerating in America since the late 1960's:

'There was a time even in my remeberence when American men were manly, heads of their houses, and respected by their wives and children. They were rugged and hard-nosed and not swathed in a soft pink jello. A thief was a thief to them, and not a "disadvantaged, underprivileged, culturally deprived" weakling. I've seen men beat up other men who attempted to snatch a woman's purse on the public streets, or who kicked a dog or punched a child.....
When men are unmanned, spiritually if not physically, then a country because depraved, weak, degenerate, feeble of spirit, dependent, guideless, sick. Such a sick country can never resist authoritarian despots, tyrannies, the men on horseback, Communism.
Our Presidents are always talking about out image abroad. I have news for them. Our "image" is a surrogate Mama, in an apron, with a baby's bottle in his hand. Surrogate Mama to a laughing and contemptuous world! Bottle feeder to ravenous "infants" to proclaim themselves heads of some obscure state in some backyard continent!
This is our image abroad. Does it make a nice picture to you? Then do something about it. Start in your own house, and then with your own local government. Unseat your emasculators in Washington. Drive them from your schools and your courts. Proclaim to the world again- and again- that you will stand for no more nonsense, and that our flag is to be honored wherever it flies over any embassy; that you have the power and are quite willing to use it, in the name of freedom and justice, tempered only slightly by masculine mercy.
Then perhaps, America will be honorably feared and respected, and peace might really come to a mad and disordered world. The center that "cannot hold" might tighten and become iron and invincible, and Doomsday thus averted. (p. 00-101)
Remember this: The strongest sign of decay of a nation is the feminization of men and the masculinization of women...The decay and ruin of a nation always has lain in the hands of its women. So does its life and strength, its reverence for beauty, its mercy and kindness. And above all its men. (p. 116-117)
-Taylor Caldwell; On Growing Up Tough (1971)

Men will be responsible, honorable, and even heroic- if women encourage and respect us for it. We need it, for we cannot forever run on our own meager batteries. (Granted, no man is emasculated without his assent, but we cannot fight the relentless onslaught on manhood without women's help.) A dime's worth of respect and approval from ladies gets a dollar's worth of effort from us. Men are the draft animals of the human race, and we work cheaply. (We are built that way and don't mind shouldering the yoke of human existence.) But we do need at least that dime, and we're getting pennies.

Ladies are not silly froth. Gentlemen are not brainless brutes. We are made to complement each other. But until men are respected for their manhood so that they clean up our streets, American women, sadly, should carry a handgun."

My new "purse"!

For my birthday, my extra super husband bought me a new "purse"!!

Well it is not really a purse! It is a gear bag, like a small duffel bag, but I thought it would make a perfect purse for me! And so far, it has!

I found it online at Cabela's (one of our favorite online stores=))! It cost around $16.00. It has 6 zippered pockets and is supposed to be sturdy and waterproof! Guess we'll find out!

I think it will make a great emergency handbag, diaper bag, overnight bag, etc. I like how much it holds and hides!

I hear that they do not have this bag in camo anymore at Cabela's but they have black and green.

Monday, March 7, 2011

My Birthday Chessecake Recipe!

I am finally getting around to posting the chessecake recipe I used to make my birthday cake! It was absilutly wonderful, or is it sinful? Anyways! I Loved it and ended up eating almost every bite of it by myself! =) (Thank you little brother, Arthur, for helping me eat some of it!) =)
My husband just does not eat many sweets and girls had plenty of Christmas goodies!

So, here is the recipe:

Taste Of Home's Chocolate Cookie Cheesecake !

12 ServingsPrep: 30 min.
Bake: 50 min. + chilling

1-1/2 cups cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs (about 16 cookies)
3 tablespoons butter, melted
4 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 eggs, lightly beaten
20 chocolate cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, coarsely chopped
In a small bowl, combine cookie crumbs and butter. Press onto the bottom of greased 9-in. springform pan. Refrigerate while preparing filling.
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in chocolate and vanilla. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Fold in half of chopped cookies. Pour over crust. Sprinkle with remaining cookies. Place pan on a baking sheet.
Bake at 325° for 50-60 minutes or until center is almost set and top appears dull. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight. Yield: 12 servings

Here is a picture of mine! Please ignore the candles! =)

I do not own a springfoam pan, so I used a round cake pan. I baked it in my woodcook stove! Yay!

It was fun (and yummy) to make, and pretty easy!

Okay, I give in! I will post a picture of me, since it was my birthday!

I look forward to having an excuse to make this cheesecake again! And I need to try out some more cheesecake recipes. Any suggestions?! =) Or excuses?! =)

Homeschool Update: Making school books!

Our 5 year old has not ceased to amaze me! I often think she must not be mine, because she is so smart! But since I had her at home, I am pretty sure she is mine (unless they swapped her while I was asleep?)! Well, anyways, I think it is safe to say she gets her brains from her Daddy! =)

Her new idea and pursuit today was making a workbook!
She ask me to staple some paper for her, then she colored and wrote the title on the front, "Word's and writing"! She took her Language Art school book, and started copying EVERY word from it into her book!

She also drew the pictures!!! So far she has 4 pages done! She read it to me as she wrote it and said that she is making it for her children!
I told husband that she will have K-12 written in a couple of years if she kept it up! Lol!
I wish ya'll could see the books she writes and pictures she draws and colors!
Homeschool is just so exciting! I look forward to everything she comes up with and makes in the future! =) And everything that the 3 year old comes up with too! It is just so much fun!
Hey, I am watching and learning! =)