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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Cough Medicine......Because It's That Time of Year!

Once the weather gets really cold and stays 
really cold, 
we get that croupy sounding cough.


When I was young, my grandpa gave me cough medicine 
that cut right through my coughs.

It was honey and lemon....
and I suspect it may have contained 
a bit of hooch.

Fast forward to when I was a young, married 
wifey.....husband's grandmother gave 
me cough medicine that I am 
positive contained hooch.

"Just sip it!" 
I can still hear her say.....that stuff would 
knock out my coughs!

Well, this recipe I'm sharing 
contains several good 
ingredients and yes, one of them is 
hooch......good ol' bourbon whiskey.

Begin by breaking up several 
peppermint candy canes and placing them into 
a smallish jar.

Next, add a tablespoon of honey over the 

Then add 3-4 teaspoons of lemon juice.....
fresh or already prepared.

Lastly, fill the jar with bourbon whiskey.

Cap the jar and set it aside.

Hmmm, interesting....
I see two jars of "fire".

One is filled with matches 
and the other with liquid fire!

In an hour or so, the 
candy will begin to dissolve....

In 6-7 hours all the candy will be dissolved.

Store the jar of cough medicine at 
room temperature.....and when needed 
take a dose of 2 teaspoons for a cough.

In our house, this cough medicine is only for 

When I take this for a cough, I do so 
at night before bedtime.

If winter hits you with a 
croupy cough, this might be something 
to give you a bit of relief!

If you are running a fever, please think 
about a visit to your doctor.... don't want to be sick for 
the great Super Bowl commercials 
or Valentine's Day 
that are both coming soon!

I am so glad you took time 
to visit me here at 
Pink Glitter!

You are the best, Glitterinas!

Stay healthy,

Friday, January 13, 2017

Gigi's Meat Loaf

I had a couple of requests 
for my meat loaf recipe....

so, here it is!

Nothing flashy or anything 
like that....

just a reliable ol' recipe 
for a week night dinner.

The leftovers do make a 
nice sandwich the next day for lunch!

Here we go, Glitterinas, let's make 
some meat loaf.

Begin with a pound of lean ground beef in a 
mixing bowl.

Add two eggs....

...... 3 shakes of worchestershire sauce....

Mix well.

Next, add 2-3 tablespoons of catsup,
I don't measure this, I just give it a good squirt!

A smaller squirt of plain, yellow mustard...

1 tablespoon of minced onions....

1 tablespoon of parsley....

all go into the mixture.

Mix, mix, mix.....

sometimes I use my hands to mix....

but when I'm taking pictures,
the spatula does all the work!

The last ingredients added are 

4 tablespoons of plain breadcrumbs
4 tablespoons of panko breadcrumbs.

Stir well and spoon mixture into 
a loaf pan.

I don't pack it down too hard....

just lightly, so it will bake into a nice loaf 
that will slice and serve well.

My husband's favorite food in the world is

so, a couple of strips of bacon go on top....

.....with a squiggle of catsup!

Gigi's meat loaf is ready for the oven!

Bake at 350 degrees for about 55 minutes 
and check for doneness....

the edges should be bubbly and brown and the 
bacon should look cooked but won't 
 be as brown and crispy 
as when it's cooked in a skillet.

Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes 
if needed for doneness.

Remove the meat loaf from the oven 
and let it sit for 15 minutes before serving.

Serve by slicing the meat loaf just like you'd
cut a loaf of bread.


Refrigerate any leftovers and 
enjoy them the next day in a yummy sandwich.

I hope you'll give this a try if you 
don't already have a favorite meat loaf recipe!

As always, 
thank you so much, Glitterinas,
for stopping by 
Pink Glitter 
and letting me share 
recipes, crafts, decorating,
some of the random thoughts
 that cross through my 
ol' frazzled brain!

Big hug,

Monday, January 9, 2017

Baked Artichokes

Let's head to the kitchen 
today, Glitterinas!

I want to share a way to eat 
artichokes with you that's not 
a dip.

We love hot artichoke and spinach dip....
We eat it at home and we eat it out.

Tonight, we're having baked artichokes 
with dinner!

Shall we start?

Begin by draining and chopping 
a can of artichokes..... can buy fresh and clean them
use frozen,
but we like the marinated, quartered 
artichokes the best.

 Place the chopped artichokes into 
a baking dish in an even layer.

This recipe makes about 4 servings
which is just right for the two of us.

Doubling or tripling this recipe is 
easy to do for serving a larger group.

Add some salt and fresh ground pepper 
to taste.

Add a little garlic, if your diners 
like garlic.
I use minced garlic.....

Sprinkle some fresh grated Parmesan cheese over the
artichokes followed by a layer of plain 
bread crumbs.

Then sprinkle the whole dish 
with lemon juice.

That's all the prep there is!

This dish is ready for the oven.....

Tonight I'm serving these artichokes with 
meat loaf.

I'll bake them together.....

the artichokes bake for about 30 minutes,
and the meat loaf bakes for about 55 minutes
at 350 degrees.

The table is set and ready for dinner....

I'm using some of my 
Pioneer Woman napkins.

They add a bright, pretty dash of color 
to the table.

These napkins wash so nicely and look good 
with so many table settings.

Here's dinner.....

time to eat!

Boring looking picture....

but a yummy dinner!

Now don't be jealous of our fancy dessert.....

.....cherry jello!


Yes, there's always room for jello!

I hope you'll give this artichoke recipe a try.

Let me now how it turns out....

leave me a note so I'll know you stopped by!

Stay warm and happy if it's chilly where you are....

stay cool and happy if it's sunny where you are!

Until next time, Glitterinas,

Thursday, January 5, 2017

May I Share a Little Bit More Christmas?

Our family Christmas was fun!

We counted the days until it was time 
to open presents...

....and dive into all the goodies 
in our stockings.

We open gifts one at a time so 
everyone can enjoy the excitement 
of finding out what's inside!

The grand~darlings got toys, books....

....some clothes....

....and youngest daughter got a 
fun piggy pillow!

I think she liked it!

I am so glad we got to spend some 
time all together....

.....we popped our traditional party crackers
and put on our paper crowns.....

.....then posed for a happy, Merry Christmas picture....

......along with a couple of silly poses!

I love looking at these snaps....

they make me so thankful for my 
wonderful, beautiful, loving family!

Thank you, Lord, for blessing 
me with these people!

Thank you, Lord, that I live where I 
can celebrate the birth of your 
precious Son!

Thanks so much, Glitterinas, for 
letting me share a little more 

I hope your 2017 is off to a 
wonderful start!

Until next time,