Thursday, March 5, 2009

A Busy Day

I had a busy day today. While at work, I dealt with a call back from the insurance agent handling my claim for the accident, and then went out to get an estimate. They came in at around $4000 worth of work, but said the insurance adjuster would come in at less, but they could still do it up right. In the meantime, I talked to Wanda and Mom today, about varying subject matters. I also took the time to sign up for a Martini Glass Swap. At the Tidewater, it wasn't too busy, and when I got home, I found my first of two envelopes from the Pressed Pennies of the World swap, and the third of three sets of recipes from the Recipe Scavenger Hunt 2. The pressed pennies came from Sara Z in St. Petersburg, Florida, and the recipes came from Stephany D in Georgia. I also received a padded envelope from Wanda - and surprise - it included the book "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" by Thomas Gray. How obvious is the reference from Candleshoe? I didn't realize that was a real book. Tom went absolutely gaga over it, since it looked quite old. He wants to save it forever because of it's age. I even had to spend precious time trying to research it on the Internet, trying to find out when it was published. No luck there. I also received tissue paper from Nashville Wraps, which is for a secret project that I'm working on with Wanda. I can't wait to see how that all turns out. Anyway, the recipes that Stephany sent covered all of the fifteen categories included in the swap (we only needed to choose ten to send). As with the other recipes from the Recipes Scavenger Hunt 2, I will post them as time permits. But, these are the recipes that you can look forward to seeing:

1. Received in a swap - Shrimp Scampi
2. Contains ice cream - Spiked Strawberry Lime Ice Cream Pie
3. Cooks in less tham 20 minutes - Tortellini Vegetable Soup
4. Contains some type of alcohol - Margarita Pork Tenderloin
5. Found in a newspaper - Syd Zoss' Orange Juice Crust Pecan Pies
6. Children would enjoy - Elephant Dip
7. Is for drink or punch - Spiced Pomegranate Sipper
8. Contains nuts - Everything Spiced Nuts
9. Found on the Internet - Cornucopia Salad
10. Is for a main dish - Nacho Stuffed Shells
11. Contains beef - Chili Pie
12. Is a tried and true family recipe - Pineapple Casserole
13. Contains seafood - Mussels Marinara
14. Found or bought at garage sale or thrift shop - Butterfinger Ice Cream
15. Contains green beans - Beef with Garlic Potatoes


Wanda said...

I saw the martini glass swap and just knew you'd sign up for lush! I got that book at the Library Sale I went to the other day. How could you not know it was a book...they looked it up in the library??? I got it for $1.00. Woohoo. I knew you'd love it....the reaction from Tom..big surprise.

trisha too said...

pineapple casserole?

i love pineapple--post that one first!

thank you for stopping by during owoh. yes, yes, that was months ago, but i'm still getting around to everybody!

and the spiked strawberry lime ice cream pie, that sounds yum, but i'm pretty sure elephant dip is illegal . . .