When I went out today to check on the garden, I found flea beetles on the potatoes. I mixed up a concoction of 2 parts alcohol, 5 parts water and 1 tablespoon soap (Dawn) in a spray bottle and sprayed the potatoes. Hopefully, this will kill the little bastards!!!!!
|I'll take care of you my little pretties (the wicked witch of the west)|
Bulldog Man has been looking at two way radios. Checking prices out, he decided to place them on our wish list for camping/bugging out/and use on the property. He wanted the radio to have the following options: 30+mileage range, privacy codes, sos siren, call alerts, hazard/weather alert radio, direct call, vibrate alert, 50 channels, waterproof, head piece, chargeable batteries with option to use regular batteries. He had checked several stores; prices were a little high and the options he wanted were not always available. So the radios remained on our wish list, that is, until Tuesday night. I was looking at two of our credit card bills on the computer to see what we owed and when we will be paying them off when it hit me, hey silly goose. Check and see if there are reward points available. Lord knows, you haven’t used them and heck you already paid for the points. Maybe you can get a gift (which you already paid for) by using these points. I started looking at the computer to see what I can get for the amount of reward points we have. I’ll be a son of a gun, there’s the exact two way radio system Bulldog Man was looking for. Sneaky me, I used ¾ of the reward points to get the radio system, and it arrived today. We’re excited, one less thing we have wait to purchase on our wish list.
I made these awesome chocolate chip cookies today; the guys love them. So do I, hehehehe….I can’t keep my fat fingers away from them.
Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie
2 cups all purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
¾ cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup packed brown sugar
½ cup white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg yolk
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven 325, grease cookie sheet or line with parchment paper
Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt, set aside.
In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon. Drop cookie dough on to cookie sheet; bake 15 – 17 minutes until edges are lightly toasted. Cool slightly on cookie sheet, after a few minutes remove and place on wire racks to cool completely.
*NOTE: I would cut the chocolate chips down to 1 ½ cups (there were too many). I did not sift the dry ingredients and my cook time was 13 minutes.
Cookie recipe source: Allrecipes.com by ElizabethBH
Our plans for the weekend are to work around the house and property. What are your plans for the weekend?