Once we finished up at the parade, we walked across town to the hall where the Steuben association (German police officer's association) was hosting their parade after-party. There was a group who came from Germany to participate in the parade and they came to the Steuben party for a while.
Once the party was over, we went to a German restaurant that was relatively close to where I had parked the car. We really wanted to go to Zum Stammtisch in Queens, but just knew that it would be really crowded. Marc decided that he would prove just how German he is by ordering the Pigs Knuckles entree. Yes, folks, it's just as appetizing as it sounds.
If you like fighting with cartilage and bone to get about 2 bites of pork, then by all means, dig in. If you're like Marc and generally enjoy
We had to take Marc's car to the shop, so we've been operating with one vehicle. I have been rearranging my schedule so he can use my car to take to work. It's frustrating, but there's not a lot I can do about it right now.
Yesterday, I was in Marshall's and picked up some Caldrea cleaning products. They are delicious smelling and use essential oils. They're usually $9 or more per bottle, but at Marshall's, they were $4!! I bought dish soap, hand soap, and counter cleaner in their Plum-Nutmeg scent. I now want to lick my counters. It smells SO good. The unfortunate thing is that this particular scent is now discontinued. Luckily, I bought 2 of each. I also got on Amazon to see if there were any vendors carrying this Caldrea scent and I found hand lotion and a candle in the Plum-Nutmeg. I'm enjoying the fresh scent and they seem to work really well for cleaning as well.
I decided to bake and make dinner today since I'm
|pre-heat oven to 325|
|all of the ingredients|
|cream the 3 cubes butter, 1 8oz pkg cream cheese, & 2 -3/4 cups of sugar until fluffy, then add 2 tbsp Almond Extract|
|add 3 cups of flour, 1/2 tsp baking soda and 6 eggs alternating flour, eggs, flour, eggs, flour.|
|pour batter into bundt pan|
|smooth the batter out and then lick the spatula!|
|bake at 325 for 1 hour 15 minutes|
|turn onto a plate and enjoy! It's AMAZING|
|Yummy...fried okra. Have to make it myself because I can't find it anywhere here in Yankee land!|
|the pork chops before topping with cream sauce and baking at 325 for 10 minutes|
Hope y'all have a great rest-of-the-week!