Friday, November 29, 2013

Thanksgiving - Crab snack recipe.

We had a great time with most of the family  at niece, Michelle's yesterday for Thanksgiving.  As usually we ate too much.  Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures.

I tried a new recipe- Crab Cream Cheese Snacks.  I had a couple of requests for the recipe.  I was going to post a link but I can't find it now.  Originally Charlie found it posted by a friend of a friend by Rose Kanneg, on Facebook.  I looked for it and guess what I can't find it I found some similar recipes but not the one I have printed so here it is.  With Thanks to whoever created the original.

Crab Cream Cheese Snacks
1- 8 ounce tube crescent roll dough
3 oz cream cheese softened
1/4 cup mayonaise
3/4 cup cooked crab-meat chopped (I used Louise Kemp Crab Delights)
2 green onions chopped 
1/8 -1/4 cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste (I didn't use any) 

Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. Unroll dough on work surface. Pinch seams to seal and roll with a rolling pin to create an even rectangle.  Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows to make 24 squares. 

In a small bowl mix cream cheese, may, crab-meat, onion and red pepper salt and pepper to taste.  Divide crab mixture evenly among the squares dropping it by  that are 1/2 inch from 1 corner of each square.  Starting with same corner, fold dough over filling and tuck tightly underneath filling;  continue rolling to within 1/2 inch of opposite corner.  Roll opposite corner of dough over roll; press to seal.  Place on cookie sheet.  Brush with egg white if desired (I did not) 

Bake 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove from cookie sheet.  Serve warm. 


Saturday, August 31, 2013

What I did on My Vacation

First we actually Charlie scraped and painted and popcorned (?) the kitchen ceiling.  The two skylights would leak every time it rained  We finally had to take them out all together.  The ceiling was stained and started to peel so  he had to fix it.

He wanted to do something with all the apples we have so he started making cider and apple sauce.

This is what I did

 I have a few others on Etsy (go to look for betzja and can be purchased through Etsy.  I will sell most of these directly if anyone is interested.  Contact me through facebook or leave a message on this blog or email me at

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Busy productive weekend

I spent Yesterday making jewelry:

This is a crochet necklace. Made from bamboo silk and beads.  it is about1 18 inches long and bout 1 1/2  inch at the center.

This one is a macrame necklace. Made of black cord and red and silver beads.   I am thinking of selling the necklaces anybody interested?

 I spent today cleaning and switching 2 rooms.  the frist room that is (was) Shonda's that we have trouble getting heat and air conditioning to is now a craft room.

The smaller room that was a messy craft room and had good AC and heat is now Shonda's (the guest) room

This quilt  top was made  for me by my great grandmother when I was born . My mom had it quilted for me as a Christmas present several years ago.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

New edtions to the menagerie

Last week she was sitting on 12 eggs 

Eleven  Hatched  3 didn't make it

Today we have eight chicks

Four black,   two blond and 2 with skunk stripes.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

The daffodil patch and more

The daffodils are finally blooming, actually they have been for several days.

 The hosta is sprouting

So are the lily of the valley

and the lily

We have huge bull frogs in the pond this year.