Beware of Your Socks!

by Joanne on November 10, 2009

First things first:  No critter in the live trap this morning.  I didn’t check the peanut butter bait and can only hope it’s still there.  If not, the situation is worse than anticipated:  we could have a “smart mouse”.   Stay tuned for more updates…..

Second:  This is a warning.  Socks can be dangerous!   It has happened again. Another family member has been injured by their sock.  The first was my Uncle years ago as he was putting on his sock with his middle finger.  Personally, the last finger I would injure pulling on my sock would be my middle finger but we are all different.  This particular Uncle sprained a tendon in his middle finger and suffered agonizing pain for quite a few days.

Just this morning, Ted put his back out while putting on his sock.  Another wonder for us all, but it happened. Poor Ted is gingerly walking around the house finding that if he sits, he almost can’t get back up.   He has his hand on his back and puts on the occasional ice pack.  He can’t get into the massage chair because he gets stuck.  It’s a bad and ugly situation. 

 I don’t like socks at all and, if I can get away with it, won’t wear them. My preference is to go barefoot whenever possible.  I can only hope this reduces my chance of “Sock-itis”. 

Next up:  The first eggs! IMG_0564










Donna the “dog sitter”, better known as Shane’s best friend, found her first 3 chicken eggs.  Two little round ones and one large one.  How exciting!   The real thing by way of “FRESH EGGS”. 

Speaking of yolks….

Donna's First Eggs....well her chickens eggs that is.

Donna's First Eggs....well her chickens eggs that is.












I made cupcakes using simply egg whites.  Dilemma..what to do with the yolks?  This is what I came up with for a quick dinner.


Baked Eggs and Crab

  • 5 Egg yolks
  • 1 cup “Egg Beaters Whites”  *You can certainly just use 5 whole eggs
  • 2 6 oz can Lump Crab Meat * I’d use fresh if it were available.
  • 1/2 green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • 2 TBS chopped red onion
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup grated/shredded/ chopped Gouda Cheese
  • 1 acorn squash – cooked in the microwave (about 8 – 10 minutes), and mashed.

Preheat oven to 375 F

Mix the Egg Yolks, Whites, crab, peppers, Old Bay, onion and garlic.  

Peel and mash your cooked squash and spread into 9″ round baking pan (with high sides such as a cake pan) that has been sprayed with non stick spray.  This will form your base.  *NOTE:  If you want a dryer base, put the squash base into the oven for 10 – 12 minutes at 375 F before adding egg mixture. 






Now pour the egg mixture over the squash “crust”.  Top with the Gouda Cheese. 







Bake 30  minutes or until set.


















“THE UGLY TRUTH” – A Movie Review

ugly truth

Starring Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler, this movie is deserving of its “R” Rating, so beware.   We enjoyed this “cookie cutter” romance movie.  It had some really funny dialogue and scenes.  Katherine Heigl stars as a News Producer whose program suffers from low ratings. Her manager hires a hard core “tell it like it is” personality (Gerard Butler) to up the ratings.  Of course you know what happens in the end, but its what happens in the middle that is hilarious.  Good movie.  I really liked Gerard Butler’s character. Guess I’m a sucker for the bad boy.


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1 Comment

  • At 2009.11.12 01:41, CheapAppetite said:

    congrats on Donna’s first eggs. Two of them are so tiny and cute:) Good idea to use the egg yolks!

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