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Thinking of a little vacation November 30, 2010

Filed under: Music - la la la la!!! — celebrationgoddess @ 12:01 am

TUNES TUESDAY – (enjoy grooving on a Tuesday with some music, especially an old favorite or something totally new!!)

It’s the end of November and I already want my toes in the sand…At least it’s still been warm. We could have had a snowstorm last night with all the rain!!!

Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!



Blue Christmas Jello Shots November 29, 2010

Filed under: Drink Recipes — celebrationgoddess @ 6:58 am

MARTINI MONDAY – (enjoy the first evening of the week with a cool cocktail and a easy snack!)

I’ll have a blllluuuueeee Christmas withhhouuuttt youuuu. But you’ll be doing alright with a jello shot that’s just righhhhtttt. Enjoy a blueeeee blueeeee blue blue blue Christmas!


  • 3 oz. package of berry blue jello
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3/4 cup Blue Curacao liqueur
  • 1/4 cup sparkling champagne
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows cut up into fourths
  • Plastic portion cups
  • Mini blueberry candy canes (optional)


Dissolve the 3 ounce jello packet into the boiling water. Let it sit until it is room temperature. Mix in 3/4 cup blue curacao and 1/4 cup sparkling champagne. Pour 1/2 of liquid into portion cups – only fill each portion cup to 1/2 full. Add one layer of mini marshmallow quarters to each cup. Place Saran Wrap around each cup and wrap with a rubber band securely. Lay each cup horizontally in the refrigerator until the jello is set, about 2 hours. Then, remove the Saran Wrap and fill the other 1/2 of each cup with the rest of the jello/liquor liquid mix. Put each cup back into the refrigerator until completely set (You do not need to add the Saran Wrap to these). Optional: Right before serving, add a blueberry candy cane into the side of each shot.

Get yourself a snack

Stop for some chicken wings, celery and some blue cheese on the side for dunking. mmmm

Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!



Middle-Age Midwestern Experience Quest November 28, 2010

Filed under: Image that,Interesting — celebrationgoddess @ 6:37 pm

SUCH A RELAXING SUNDAY – (enjoy a way to unwind.)

I’m starting to unwind from my drive back from Wisconsin. So I thought I’d share my new idea for an adventure.

I’m having foot surgery next week and I won’t be able to drive for 6 weeks. After that, I’m going to fill the void in my life with an Experience Quest. What is it you ask?

It’s part bucket list and part Eat, Pray, Love. Since I don’t have any extra moola, my experiences need to be midwest-based and affordable. Yes I’ve done lots of things in my life already like hot air ballooning, riding an ostrich and climbing the pyramids. But I need more excitement! So if you have any marvelous ideas on things to add to my list, I’d love to hear them. Just send me a message on facebook.

Starting this winter, my family up in cheeseland have convinced me to do the Polar Plunge for charity in February. It’s a charity drive for special Olympics. Perhaps you’d like to pledge once I find out the details?

I’m also going to try to go dog sledding while I’m there too. I informed my sister that she will be regular sledding down a hill with me but she said the only hill her ass is going down is the small incline in her front yard. Damn wienie!

So I’m thinking to prepare for a polar plunge one must try it out in some fashion first. So lightbulb – ding! Fill the bathtub with cold water and ice cubes. I’ll see if I can handle it. I guess I better add a cold fan to the mix to so I can get the full effect.

Anyway, that’s the plan. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can….

Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!



I Got to Please 345 Sailors Today! November 25, 2010

Filed under: happy thoughts — celebrationgoddess @ 2:17 pm

Potato peelers ready, now get peelin’!!! That’s how my Dad, the Marine, and I started our morning.  This is the second year that we’ve donated our time to the local VFW.

Me, Gary and Don boiled and mashed too many potaters to count!!!

I got to work with an old high school chum Tonee!

We joined a bunch of volunteers who make our local Great Lakes Naval Base sailors Thanksgiving a little bit happier since they can’t spend it with their families.

The guys out back get their turkey fryers rippin’ hot so that they can fry up 57 turkeys.

I caught my Dad “taste testing”

We made mountains of mashed and sweet potaters. Five gallons of gravy – watch out for my whisk! And lip smacking squash. Last year they didn’t cook evenly so I tried to get some 12 year old girls to squish the squash with their bare hands. Response from said girls, ewww no we’re not touching that!

It was a fulfilling day today! I give thanks to those men and women that serve our country. It was a pleasure to serve them. And the best part is standing outside with our giant flags waving them in on the buses, seeing them all standing in line to eat  our humble meal, and then karaoking to kick up some fun after chow!

Now I’m off to visit my sister up north in Mosinee Wisconsin. I should be able to successfully put on 3-4 pounds. Her and her hubby are the BEST cooks – having had three restaurants that they put me to work in occasionally. I earned my bread and butter or pink flamingo drinks by bartending, waitressing, or helping in the kitchen. The helping in the kitchen was the most amazing part. You know Hell’s Kitchen? Yeah that would be it!!!

Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!


Just had to add this one because it’s so funny!


Extra Sexy Turkey November 24, 2010

Filed under: Image that,Interesting — celebrationgoddess @ 6:13 pm


Here is a great Thanksgiving Day Recipe…..


1 whole turkey
1 large lemon, cut into halves
salt and pepper to taste
butter or olive oil, whichever you prefer.

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Rub butter or oil over the skin of the turkey until it is completely coated. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and any other seasonings you prefer. Take a knife and gently separate the skin from the breast meat.

Slide lemon halves under the skin with the peel side up, one on each side. This way the juice from the lemon will release into the breasts.

Cover and bake for 30-45 minutes.

Remove cover and continue to roast until juices run clear, basting every 15-20 minutes.If you’ve followed these steps correctly, your turkey should look like the one in the picture above Bon Appetit!

Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!



Christmas Card Giving Time is a Coming!

Filed under: Meet a goddess! — celebrationgoddess @ 7:00 am

WOW WHAT A GODDESS WEDNESDAY – (enjoy learning about a goddess!)

I thought I would introduce you to a new goddess gal pal of mine, Cathy Steidinger. She showed me how to easily choose a card, personalize it with my own photos and EVEN use my own handwriting. The company prints it, licks the envelope and stamp and sends it on it’s merry way! No painfully writing out your cards.

A concept and service that is changing people’s lives. You can send a printed greeting card with your message in Less than 60 Seconds.

• Choose your card
• Write your message
• Click send

SendOutCards prints it, stuffs it and mails it, all for less than a greeting card at the store.

Cathy has thought of  a great way for seniors, that may not get the chance to get to the store or just can’t write well anymore, to send personal greetings, anytime. She has been having a wonderful time visiting with some seniors and helping them sending greetings to loved ones. She uses her computer to show them the huge selection of beautiful cards and they add their loving thoughts. She sees the excitement as they get the chance to choose and send at their whim. They get to laugh and delight in the thought of the happiness when their friend or family receive their cheery greetings. Almost everytime the senior receives a call of gratitude for the card.

When everyone is enjoying the holidays, she hopes they’ll remember  the eldest in the family. Everybody likes to be included,  no matter how many years they have celebrated.
Good news for everyone from 8 to 98, sending personalized greetings is easy and affordable.

Cathy is changing people’s lives for good; one simple card at a time. Take a lookie see at her website. She has a gift for anyone, 1 free greeting card if they go to: https://www.sendoutcards.com/107453

Happy Thanksgiving everybody!


https://celebrationgoddess.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/meet-an-amazing-goddess/ LAURIE BUCHANAN – HOLESSENCE

https://celebrationgoddess.wordpress.com/2010/10/13/ DENISE GASKELL – SHAKLEE

https://celebrationgoddess.wordpress.com/2010/11/17/ – MARILU GIANNI

https://celebrationgoddess.wordpress.com/2010/09/29/ JESSICA GUENTHER – SCENTSY & SUGAR DRAMA

http://www.candyekane.com/ CANDYE KANE – SINGER

https://celebrationgoddess.wordpress.com/2010/11/10/ DENISE SCHINBERG – PAMPERED CHEF DEMONSTRATOR

https://celebrationgoddess.wordpress.com/2010/10/06/ ANNIE WEINERT – DANCER

I love to learn about lots of new people and goddesses. Send me a friend request on facebook. Find me at: Bethsheba Celebration-Goddess. Let’s share! http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000713596291

Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!



The Turkey, the Parrot and the In-laws November 23, 2010

Filed under: Music - la la la la!!! — celebrationgoddess @ 6:32 am

TUNES TUESDAY – (enjoy grooving on a Tuesday with some music, especially an old favorite or something totally new!!)


Mind your manners!!!

Martha had a parrot called Brutus, the only problem was that Brutus cussed something awful.  Now Martha was having her in-laws over for Thanksgiving, and so she needed to train Brutus quickly not to swear.

Just before her Mother-in-law was due Brutus cussed terribly, so Martha but him in the freezer for 2 minutes to literally cool off.  Then she opened the door and took out the parrot along with the turkey.

‘And have you learned your lesson about cussing?’ Martha asked the parrot.

Brutus the parrot took one look at the dead turkey and said: ‘I sure have.  But I have one I have a question, “What did the turkey do?” ‘


Here’s the Thanksgiving song for your enjoyment.

Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!



Give Thanks and Pass the Wine November 22, 2010

Filed under: Drink Recipes — celebrationgoddess @ 6:08 am

MARTINI MONDAY – (enjoy the first evening of the week with a cool cocktail and a easy snack!)

Well it’s time to start buying all the fixings for this coming Thanksgiving. I gathered this wine info from about.com. Just don’t start TOO early popping the cork. You might burn your giblets.

Thanksgiving Wines

A Quick Guide for Selecting the Best Wines for Your Thanksgiving Feast

By , About.com Guide

Best Thanksgiving White Wines

Riesling: A white wine that may either be bone dry or fairly sweet, excellent with any dishes that are spicy, salty or sweet. Whether from Alsace, Germany or Washington – Riesling wines are a top pick white wine for pairing with Thanksgiving dinner. Riesling’s innate flavors of apple, apricot, honey and its clarifying acidity give it a significant pairing edge with the likes of sweet potatoes, turkey meat and spice-laden or herb-filled stuffing.

Gewurztraminer: This white wine tends to have the aromatic gusto and spicy palate appeal that give it a solid standing with turkey and gravy, bringing out the best in both. Gewurztraminer offers a delicious white wine option for Thanksgiving Day.

Sauvignon Blanc: This crisp white wine is known for its citrus-based flavors that can be surrounded by herb or mineral undertones, making it a prime pairing candidate for turkey and mashed potatoes.

Pinot Grigio: Capable of handling garlic and onions, herbs and rich, flavorful, high-fat dishes, this white wine is a natural for the demands of Thanksgiving Day.

Albarino and Viognier, while they may not boast the initial name recognition of say…Chardonnay, these white wine varietals, offer the perfect opportunity to shake up the Thanksgiving table and take your guests on a little wine adventure, while still maintaining perfect pairing power.

Enjoy your wine, a little turkey, a little wine, your mashed potaters, a little wine, your marshmallow yams, a little wine, you broccoli with cheese sauce, a little wine, you get the idea…

Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!



The Art of Laughter November 21, 2010

Filed under: Relaxing — celebrationgoddess @ 6:12 pm

SUCH A RELAXING SUNDAY – (enjoy a way to unwind.)

Well I had quite an awesome experience on Thursday laughing my butt off at Laughter Yoga.

Mary, our laugh leader, told us the history and guided us through an hour’s worth of laughing and meditating.

We learned about breathing. Yeah yeah we all breath, but she explained how most of us shallow breath from the chest. We’re supposed to breath deeply from our stomach.

We proceeded to the laughing portion of the session. We were told to throw our arms in the air after each of the different portions and say YAY!!!

We did our laughing HA HA HA HA, HO HO HO HO HO. YAY!

We went through the vowels saying AAAAAAA, EEEEEE, IIIIIIII, OOOOOO, UUUUUU. YAY!!!

We pretended we were doing different sports and we would laugh during the motion.  YAY!

We moved around the room touching the shoulder of each of the participants while laughing. YAY!

And we retested our breathing to see if we were still shallow breathing. NOPE! We felt like we had exercised and our muscles were loosened up our breathing was more deep.

Mary explained that doing these sessions was really like exercising or doing aerobics. She encouraged us to do them for 20 minutes each day. We finished with some meditation and affirmations.

This all happens at the Present Moment in Libertyville each month. I really thought it was a hoot and look forward to participating again.

Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!



Testicles – Eat them up Yum! November 20, 2010

Filed under: Image that,Interesting,Now THAT's a story! — celebrationgoddess @ 8:23 am

As Thanksgiving approaches each year, it’s also marks the season for turkey testicle festivals that take place throughout the USA and are especially popular in Illinois.

And why not – after all, turkey testicles are thought to be an aphrodisiac.

I’ve always wanted to go to the TURKEY TESTICLE FESTIVAL but just have never made it. What is it you ask? It’s a festival that has been going on in Huntley Illinois since 1978. They fry up about 1,200 pounds of testicles every year and the festival raised approximately $30,000 for local charities in 2007. You pay $10.00 at the door and that goes to charity. There are bikers to see, testicles to eat, beer to drink, music to listen and dance to and I’m sure it’s great people watching too!

It sounds like fun to me! Here’s all the details: http://www.parksidepubhuntley.com/

Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!