Wednesday, December 26, 2012



I got a handmade BoS from my sister in law (yes, I damn near cried when I opened it)

I got a Soda Stream (was actually a graduation gift, poor hubby) *rubs hands with glee*

and I got the coolest pair of slippers from my husband.

More on the Soda Stream later!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Throw together Chicken Dinner

I didn't really feel like making dinner tonight, but this is my "I may have outdone myself" throw together dinner tonight.  Husband approved.

BS Chicken Breasts
Cheddar cheese, sliced
can condensed soup
1 1/2 cups instant rice
1 can plus a half cup water
spices to taste

Pre-heat oven to 375.

Flatten those chicken boobs.  Vent your frustrations!

Roll cheddar in the flat chicken boobs.  I also sprinkled them with oregano, parsley and garlic powder.  Pin shut with toothpick.  Place in glass baking dish.

Combine soup, water, spices and rice.  Mix well, pour into baking dish.

Bake for 45 minutes.  Mix the rice before serving, enjoy!

Don't forget to take the toothpick out.

Friday, November 9, 2012

I'm not dead!

Been a busy semester, and only about half done.  Crocheting, JK Whims going live on the net....


Check out our page at JK Whims

Hopefully I'll have good news come December, which should entail being done with school and having a job. 

<3 you all.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Random Thought of the Day

I am so re-installing EVERYTHING from OS up after classes are over!

Monday, October 1, 2012

A Few Digressions

Sitting in class waiting for my instructor to actually teach something, so I am going to throw out a few thoughts here.

As you can see from the title of the blog, I am a witch.  Wiccan.  Pagan.  Whatever you want to call it.  I have been a solitary practitioner for years.  I have recently thrown in my lot with a bunch of Wyrdoes here in East TN.  It's nice to have a group of like minded people that I know will not attack me for my religion.

Now, I promise, this blog is not going to take on too much of a pagan bent.  But I feel the need to get my thoughts down somewhere that is relatively safe.

I was talking to a friend of mine last night about how I felt while participating in Pagan Pride Day and the ritual.  (Trust me, that ritual confirmed that I do not want to be part of a coven in anyway shape or form.  I'll stick with my group, thanks.)  It's no surprise to anyone that I am a protector, an enforcer.  I am also a leader.  It's natural for me to try to take charge if I feel that something needs to be taken charge *of*.  This brought up an interesting quandary for me.

I don't have any pull from the Goddess to be a priestess above what a Wiccan is in her own right.

I have experience with being Her enforcer.  It's not something that I will talk about with anyone but the person who was also involved, but suffice it to say, I know what it is to walk in the moonlight with a sword at my side.

So my question became- what am I?  Where do I fit in?  I am comfortable with being on the fringes.  I am comfortable taking charge when I feel there is a need.  I am comfortable with being the strength behind - or in front of - someone who needs it.  I am comfortable with the earth and in the moonlight.  

I am a Guardian.  My totem is the Wolf.

I am Emberwolf.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Garden Stuff

Yes, I am aware that it is the first day of Fall.  Don't remind me.

Couple of things.  I am going to move my raised beds up to in front of the house.  Where they are now I just can't keep a good enough eye on them.  Plus, they get to be the center piece of the walkway/herb bed that is in the planning stages.  It will eventually wrap from the front porch to the back one.  The herbs will be planted in the puzzle area of the walkway and the rest of it will be mulched or planted with a cover plant (I'm thinking mustard) to smother the weeds and keep the pathways clear.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Yard work, and Pinterest Ideas

Seriously, who isn't addicted to Pinterest?  If you care, here's mine.  Not too much in the way of new foods, but I have been trying out ideas that I have pinned.  Here's the rundown:

Mason Jar Salads  I love this.  This is so handy to do for lunch.

Cinnamon Roll Waffles  I liked em.  The trick with these is they get kinda tough, so don't let them get overdone.   I also recommend using the Grands... the regular sized ones were cute, tiny waffles.  The only reason not to is if they don't have the orange ones in Grands.

Homemade Fajita Seasoning  I will never buy packaged fajita seasoning again.  Ever.  I made mine without the pepper flakes, since we don't own them.

On to the non food items:

Natural Display   I went a little nuts with this one.  I made two wall hangings along these lines for my jewelry biz, Jen & Kim's Creative Whims.  We needed a way to display necklaces without cluttering up the tables, and this was the answer.  If it were not for my cats, I would make one for me.

Homemade Dishwasher Soap  It really does work, and its a ton cheaper than anything else.  The kicker?  You HAVE to shake it every day or it hardens.  No idea that it was going to do that when we went on vacation for a week.

And on to the pin I want to try the most...

Milk crate compost bin  The hardest part about this so far is finding the milk crates.  They were everywhere when I was a kid!

Now on to re-plant bulbs in flower gardens, plan a new flower bed and get my sqft gardens moved up closer to the house!

Friday, August 3, 2012

New Food!

Been a while.  Sorry about that.  Long summer.

But, I have been busy with food too.

First, it was the jams- lots and lots of jams.

Today, however, was a few things.

Food and recipes after the break!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Meatloaf Win!

I made the best meatloaf tonight that I have ever made.

1lb ground turkey
1 egg
1/2 sleeve wheat crackers, crushed
Italian seasoning
garlic and herb seasoning
garlic salt (just a tiny bit for the salt)
cayenne pepper

Pre-heat oven to 375, line glass baking dish with foil.  I also spray it with cooking spray, mine tends to stick.

Mix the egg, ketchup and herbs together, add the meat then the crackers, mixing well in between.

Dump it in the pan, shape it, sprinkle a little extra garlic salt on top and put ketchup on it for good measure.  Cover it, and bake for 1 hour.  I added julienne potatoes on each side.  Yummy!!!!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Catching up

School's out for Spring.  I escaped by the skin of my teeth.... with three A's and a B+.  Yeah, I'm damn proud of that.

Garden's in and stuff's growing.  Gotta get the rest of that in too.

I'm also going to try to catch up with my crochet.  I have three blankets to finish before I'll let myself start doing stuff for me.  There is a hat that I really want to do, so I should get cracking on those blankets, huh?

Gonna post more recipes when I can.  It's difficult enough right now to cook, let alone post what I cook.  Zach's on the crap shift- 2:15-11:15pm.  Ugh.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Last Month of Classes

For this semester, anyway.  I'm slowly going mad, but I have two semesters to go, then I'm done and will walk next spring.  Can't wait.

Will try to get some more recipes up in the mean time.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

First day of Spring!!!!!!!

Lets not be like last year, kay Mother Nature?  Lets have a good year so I can get in all my gardens and enjoy the weather instead of being terrified of it.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Brown Sugar Pork Chops and Apples

6 tablespoons brown sugar
6 tablespoons butter
dash of cinnomon
dash of nutmeg
1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
2-4 thick pork chops
1-2 sliced apples, depending on amount of pork chops

preheat oven to 350.  combine first 5 in a sauce pan, bring to boil.

place the sliced apples and pork chops into baking dish.  drizzle sauce over the apples and pork.

cover and bake 45 mins.  uncover, bake 10 mins one side, flip, bake 10 more minutes.

serve with rice or mashed potatoes.