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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, April 16, 2012

Barns in South Carolina


There are not many barns where I live, but boy when we drove to South Carolina I could have spent the day just taking pictures of barns. I cajoled my daughter to take pictures as fast as she could with me driving. Ah we had a couple scuffles doing it that way - but it was FUN! I got a fence and a gate too. Well this is my first time. Not nearly as good as y'alls, but I got a couple others too.

Now this is a barn - with a fence hiding it. Not sure what it was for. Now I think she did pretty good considering we were going 70+ mph. We both have a lot to learn.

CLEVER IDEAS WORTH KNOWING

Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store.
If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster.

Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil.
It will stay fresh much longer and not mold!

Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating.
Peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom are firmer and better for cooking.

Add a teaspoon of water when frying ground beef.
It will help pull the grease away from the meat while cooking.

To really make scrambled eggs or omelets rich add a couple of
Spoonfuls of sour cream, cream cheese, or heavy cream in and then beat them up.

For a cool brownie treat, make brownies as directed. Melt Andes mints in double broiler and pour over warm brownies. Let set for a wonderful minty frosting.

Add garlic immediately to a recipe if you want a light taste
Of garlic and at the end of the recipe if your want a stronger taste of garlic.

Leftover snickers bars from Halloween make a delicious dessert. Simply chop them up with the food chopper. Peel, core and slice a few apples. Place them in a baking dish and sprinkle the chopped candy bars over the apples. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes!!! Serve alone or with vanilla ice cream. Yummm!

Reheat Pizza
Heat up leftover pizza in a nonstick skillet on top of the stove, set heat to med-low and heat till warm.
This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza.

Easy Deviled Eggs
Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are all broken up.
Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing it up mixing thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into egg.
Just throw bag away when done easy clean up.

Expanding Frosting
When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it with your mixer for a few minutes. You can double it in size.
You get to frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount. You also eat less sugar and calories per serving
.
Reheating refrigerated bread
To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place them in
A microwave with a cup of water. The increased moisture will keep the food
Moist and help it reheat faster.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!


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68 comments:

Sandra said...

i am going to try the banana thing, just bought a bunch yesterday. it is really hard to take photos at high speeds, this one came out great.

Terri's Little Haven (Terri Ramsey Beavers) said...

WOW I'm excited to have found your tips. I am going to take my bananas apart from now on and will try a dollop of sour cream to my scrambled eggs. I bet that would be delicious. Thank you for sharing.

I love to photograph old barns and we are very lucky to have a huge amount of them here in rural Georgia.

Shelly said...

I adore your pic of the basset hounds! They are my favorite dog ever!

The tips are great- thanks!

Jewel said...

Just loved this post! So up-lifting and I loved the tips, which I will definitely use some of!! Thanks so much! I love barns, too! :-)

Anna Smith said...

That's a really good picture. Didn't know about the bananas, gona try that one, thanks :)

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I gained 5 lbs. reading your post.

momto8 said...

Thank you for these tips!!! I think I will use EVERY one!!! they make sense!
have a great week.

Linda O'Connell said...

Oooooh good tips. I appreciate this post. Have a great week, Sandie.

Jeanie said...

These are some great tips, Sandie, and all of them are new to me.

Changes in the wind said...

Love the tips...now if I can just remember them!

Maple Lane said...

Great tips but I've never had leftover Snickers from Halloween! ha Just kidding, these are wonderful. Hubby was interested in the one about peppers. Hope you have a nice Monday.

barbara l. hale said...

I always learn something from you even if it's only to laugh.

Stacy said...

I LOOOOOVE the picture of the Bassethounds. My boy is a beagle/basset mix and not quite that saggy, but still a fun boy to watch run.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Sandie, I thought we agreed that you wouldn't show my picture! Ha ha! My neck is beginning to resemble the basset hounds.

The barn photo looks great. You sound like me when traveling. I'm usually the one driving so I don't get to take photos. Hubby won't and doesn't like to stop for them, either. But I ignored him and pulled off for a barn shot coming home from Branson. I said "but, honey, I have to have a photo for Barn Charm!"

Love the tips, thanks for sharing! You always have the neatest things on your blog!

Hugs, Cheryl

The Boston Lady said...

I learn something new everyday when I stop by here. I think your barn picture is quite worthy. Ann

Remington said...

Awesome information, my friend! Thank you for sharing!

Cheri said...

Good tips..thanks and I LOVE the dog pictures.

Munir said...

good tips on Banana. Great tip of the day.
thanks so much for the well wishes. you stay safe and healthy too:0

Susan said...

Good post, Sandie. Excellent tips. Your and Daughter's barn photo is good, too. Cheeze, taken at 70 mph, you'd think it would be fuzzy or blurry but it's as clear as day. Great job! Hope your day is terrific. Susan

TexWisGirl said...

the pan-heated pizza sounds like a great idea!

Sweet Tea said...

I enjoyed your Clever ideas.
Thanks for the info.

Angela said...

That must be a barn where someone works out of like a garage or something which is why they have a fence around it like that. It doesn't seem to me to be a barn that someone uses for horses or animals.

I am so going to do the deviled egg tip! And the bananas!

Hugs,
Angela

Lynn said...

I can attest to the sour cream in the eggs. I always end up with extra sour cream and throw it in scrambled eggs. Very good.

Paula said...

Thanks for the good tips. I kinda see one of those dogs when I look in the mirror.

Ginny said...

I have gained so much flab that I look just like those dogs when I move fast! I LOVE these tips, and my favorite is the deviled egg one,I am trying that!!!

Ginny said...

I cannot BELIEVE that picture was taken while moving, let alone the speed!!! Did she have to camera set to fast motion?

Thisisme. said...

Love the photos of the Beagles, and the facelift! Hee Hee! Gosh, lots of really good tips you have given us today. I will certainly do the bananas one and, also, the cheese. Thanks for sharing it with us. Lots of good quotes as well. A really good mixed bag to start the week with my friend.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I have heard about the banana idea and wouldn't you know every time I purchase bananas I forget to do that? Great list of helpful tips! Hope you're having a nice day!

Donna K. Weaver said...

I'm home sick today with a stomach but, but your post is making me hungry!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Your header is so cute! Great kitchen tips!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

cool tips! the frosting one is very interesting,
love
tweedles

Marti said...

Such good tips, love the frosting one, when I make cupcakes, it seems that I always come up short. Have a good day.

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Sandie,

Great tips! I loved the can't face it Monday! I'm so tired after having my kids home all last week :)

xo,
Dee

Gloria Hood said...

Just love a whole bunch of those tips! Thank you so much for sharing!

Knitty said...

Ok...now I know I'm rushing too much. I read that info about the peppers as People with 3 bumps on the bottom and wondered what the heck you were talking about.

I'm taking a mental vacation. I hope I come back! LOL

Eva Ason said...

Hi Sandie,
Interesting tips you got for us today :)
A fenced Barn...hmmm...I like the dog lying flat on his back...i kind of felt like that this morning. But feeling better now, have got the keys for the new place :)
Have a great day

Eva

TARYTERRE said...

GREAT tips. One and all. Going to send my daughter the Snickers idea. The grandchildren will LOVE it cause of the apples. take care. PS) I saw your pic of the car with eyelashes. Not a vintage VW like the one I photographed, but cute, for sure. These folks must buy a KIT to do that. Makes you want to try it too. LOL

Melanie said...

I'll have to print this out. Those are great tips! Have a great week. :)

Jill said...

Lots of good tips again today. Thank you!

Grandma Bonnie said...

Thank you for the wonderful tips. I did not know that about bananas.

Dar said...

What a menagerie of tips...all so useful...did not know about the banana trick either. As for that last pic., laughter really is the best medicine...my Dad said it all the time, in fact, they were his dying words...but he was right. As for the dogs, yeppers, that could be me. Ha!
BlessYourHeart

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Great barn photo at 70 mph! Love your tips as always. Hugs, Linda

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

First, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your prayers and encouragement, Sandie. I will be forever grateful. Thank you.

LOVE all those tips! I see several I can put to use. And, yes, laughter IS good medicine.

blessings ~ tanna

Blondee said...

Clever tips~ thank you very much!!
The girly LOVES the dog pics, too. :)

We have raised egg laying chickens in the past, these are meat birds...we will be harvesting early summer.

SquirrelQueen said...

That looks like a pretty neat looking old barn. Great shot considering the speed you were traveling.

I'm going to look a little closer at the peppers next time I'm in the store. I never knew that about the bumps. Thanks for the tips.

Ann said...

we have barns all over the place around here and I never get tired of seeing them.
I've heard that about the bumps on peppers but I've never tested it to see if it was true or not

Shug said...

I am thrilled to have these tips. You posted some really great ones..
Enjoyed

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love your great foodie tips today-gonna try the cheese in tin foil for sure:@)

Debbie said...

lots of great tips today. i do the pizza reheat and it's awesome and also the deviled egg thingey, i add bacon to my deviled eggs and they are always a big hit!!

Linda said...

What a great post! Thanks so much for sharing.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Sandie, I always love your 'tips'... I knew that about bananas.. George eats a whole banana every day and I eat a half. We buy enough bananas for a week, break them up, and keep them in the frig... Works for us!!!!

That's neat about the Peppers... I never knew that... Thanks!!!

Great South Carolina barn picture.
Hugs,
Betsy

That corgi :) said...

Your new blog header picture is cute Sandie!! Loved the barn picture; I know there is a meme someone does with weekly barn pictures; could send you a link if you are interested...let me know.

All good tips you shared, thanks!

betty

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love those ideas, they are great ones. Love the barn, they are one of my favorites. When Mark will not stop for me to take pictures I will put my camera on action shots and they can come out pretty good from the car!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Oh, I didn't mix my eggs that way on Easter but I did put them in a baggie and squeezed them into the shells. You sure do get a lot of comments. Way to go! You know you are loved.

Mevely317 said...

LOVE the doggie pix up top, Sandie ... already I feel better!

jack69 said...

Great entry, I love the snicker bars and apple. that sounds delicious.

We never have sour cream or cream cheese around for the eggs, But I am gonna plan on some nest trip to groceries,

Bev said...

Such interesting tips!! thanks...

Crystal Mary said...

When we stop laughing we stop living. I love all of your tips.. Am going to add sour cream to our next scrabbled aggs. xxxxx

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I'm really behind in catching up...no computer yesterday during the heavy storms, so this morning I am dropping by....

Loved the tips and ideas...especially the leftover pizza in a skillet....I will USE that one!!!!!!

Arkansas Patti said...

Those Bassetts made my morning. Can so relate.
Too late with my current bananas but definitely will try with the next bunch. Thanks
Impressive capture at 70 mph.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I can always count on you for a morning giggle- thanks Sandie!

Catherine said...

Hey look! We made it through Monday. All is good. ;)
xo Catherine

Stella said...

Thanks for all the great tips. Love the photo of the running dogs. I sometimes fell like I look like that when I look in the mirror in the morning.

Debbie said...

LOVE your tips!! I want to print of pin this. Can't figure out which would be best.

I love that snicker treat at the end of the list best of all.

Dee said...

What a nice surprise to find you as a new follower to my blog. I have been exploring your blog and love it. I think your daughter did well taking the photo of the barn going 70+ miles per hour :) I very seldom get out of my car when taking my photo's ...I call them drive by shootings. I love the snicker and apple tip...I will do this with my grands when they visit.

SweetMarie said...

great barn photo! I'm going to try the banana trick because mine ripen way too fast. :)

Doris Sturm said...

thank you for those tips. I buy a lot of bananas and when they all ripen at once (as they always do) I peel and freeze them, but I will separate them from now on and the bell pepper tip is interesting - who would have thought?
I normally have no candy bars, but that apple/snickers dessert sounds so good, I may get one just to try this recipe!
Thanks, Sandie and have a lovely week!

charm said...

Those were great tips Chatty, I'll sure consider your advice and see for my self how it works:) I'm very much captivated with your barn photo, a bit sad that it was half-way hidden, looks really huge! I enjoyed taking some photos especially with barns when I'm out for some trips. :) I guess you should check out some great Barns here.