Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I am hooked!

So, I am hooked on these spicy pretzels.  I cannot get enough of them.  I have made probably 10 freezer gallon bags of them, and share them with the girls at work.  The spicier the better!  They are super easy, and not very high in fat, I wouldn’t think.  So, here you go, try them, I dare you to just eat one!

1 bag Rold Gold Pretzel Twists
1/2 cup canola oil
1 package of Dry Ranch Dressing mix
1 tsp of garlic powder
2 T of crushed Red Pepper Flakes
**And to make it really spicy, I add
2 tsp of Cayenne Pepper-BAM!

Pour pretzels into large bowl.  Mix all other ingredients in separate bowl, whisk until mixed thoroughly, and pour over pretzels.  Toss until fully coated.  Lay out on cookie sheet to dry.  Toss every so often to make sure they are all coated.  Once fully dry, bag them up and enjoy! 

You can do this with saltine crackers as well, use 4 sleeves of crackers, and 1 full cup of oil.  After tossing in bowl, mom throws hers into an unscented garbage bag, and tosses every so often for about 2 hours until they are fully dry.  These are delicious too!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

So, as of yesterday, we are on FULL Power!

Yesterday morning, at 10:00 am, the city of Marlow, turned us on full power.  I was so thankful!  We have had sporadic power since Saturday night at 11:00 pm.  We turned off the generator at 7:00 am Sunday morning.  It was so nice to not hear that thing, and have everything working great!  I was doing laundry and everything Sunday morning.  While doing that, our electricity flickered and it burned all of our elements up in our dryer.  GREAT!!  One more thing to add to the “tax money” list.  All this tax money that we might be getting is spent.  I just don’t get it, if it is not one thing it is another.  All in all this Ice Storm 2010 (Winter Wallop) is costing us some dollars!  Gas, food, dryer, what else??  Anyway, we are very thankful, that we had all the help, and shelter and heat throughout this whole ordeal.  Now we are getting ready for the next storm which I heard is coming next week! 






Friday, February 5, 2010

Ok, so this is getting serious…

Today is the 9th day that Marlow has been without power.  When this whole ordeal happened last week, today was the original day they were suppose to “power up” the substation.  Well, then yesterday we were told it would be Monday, because of the weather.  What flippin’ weather, rain??  Then the lovely weathermen that we have in this great state of Oklahoma, said a snow storm was coming in on Monday.  So, this morning doing my daily rounds through the internet, I see where PSO will not power up the substation until Wednesday, which means it will be 2 WEEKS WITHOUT POWER. 

Don’t get me wrong, I am very thankful and feel truly blessed, to have shelter, heat, family and health through all of this, but I just want it to be back to my NORMAL crazy life.  Gracie is ready for light in her bedroom, so she can play dolls and read books in there.  We have cords running all over our house running a lamp, fridge, tv, and depending on what time it is, one of the extension cords could be running a lamp in the kitchen, the deep freeze, Gracie’s TV, the microwave, or the toaster.  Every time I step on one of those cords, it hurts my foot, and I just want to scream.  I have only cried once, and I think I am getting delirious.  I am sleep deprived because all I can think about is something catching on fire, since we run our generator all night.  All in all, I think we have all kept a pretty good attitude, and once again, I am very thankful for the things I do have! It could always be worse!

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