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Buffalo Chicken Stromboli December 31, 2010

Filed under: Appetizer Recipes - Sometime it can be the whole yummy meal — celebrationgoddess @ 6:36 am

FOODIE FRIDAY – (enjoy a new recipe to
try this weekend!)

OH YUM! Okay I know it doesn’t really look too pretty, but what could be better than eating spicy buffalo chicken without the stupid bones wrapped in a delicious flaky crust?

BUFFALO CHICKEN

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cubed or shredded cooked chicken
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 3 tablespoons Frank’s® RedHot® Sauce
  • 1/2 (17.3 ounce) package Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets, thawed

Directions

  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees F. Stir the chicken, cheese and hot sauce in a medium bowl.
  2. Unfold the pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface. Roll the pastry sheet into a 10×14-inch rectangle.
  3. With the short side facing you, spoon the chicken mixture down the center of the pastry. Fold 2 opposite sides of the pastry to the center over the filling and press to seal. Place the pastry, seam-side down, onto a baking sheet. Tuck the ends under to seal.

Bake for 30 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown. Cut the pastry in quarters to serve.

I hope you have a wonderful time whatever you are doing tonight. I’m looking forward to celebrating the new year with friends. 2011 is going to be a wonderful new beginning for me too.  Bring on the good times and experiences.

Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!

Bethsheba
http://imacelebrationgoddess.com/index.html

 

Eat Some Peas for Luck! December 30, 2010

Filed under: Image that,Interesting — celebrationgoddess @ 10:17 am

THINKING THURSDAY – (enjoy learning something new!)

It’s not too soon to begin planning for the New Year – our party outfits, resolutions, plans, hopes, wishes, and luck. That’s right: luck. Throughout the centuries and many disparate cultures, people have believed that certain foods prepared especially for the new calendar year would bring luck to those who prepare, serve, and consume it.

There are various theories about the history of the little black-eyed pea that go all the way back to the pharaohs in ancient Egypt. They were eaten by the pharaohs, to bring them humility.

In the American south, the most well known of these foods is black-eyed peas, commonly accompanied with hog jowls, ham, or the leftover ham bone from the Christmas dinner ham. Pork is considered lucky as the hog symbolizes prosperity. While some traditions require that the black-eyed peas be eaten before noon of New Year’s Days, others specify that exactly 365 peas be consumed, one for each day of the upcoming year. Black-eyed peas are said to be symbolic of coin money and were once tucked into African-American men’s billfolds to attract paper money and increased wealth.

Black-eyed peas are eaten prepared with pork in a traditional pot of beans or as an ingredient in soups and stews that are served over rice like a gumbo or popular Hoppin John.

Hoppin’ John is the Southern United States’ version of the rice and beans dish traditional throughout West Africa. It consists of black-eyed peas and rice, with chopped onion and sliced bacon, seasoned with a bit of salt. Some people substitute ham hock for the conventional bacon; a few use green peppers or vinegar and spices.

An easy version is: Start with a can of drained black-eyed peas and add some chopped green onion, celery, sweet red pepper and parsley or cilantro. Dress it with a splash of olive oil and vinegar, then season with salt and pepper. Serve it with your favorite chips, as a salad on top of sliced tomatoes, or as a side dish inside hollowed-out tomato halves.

Cabbage is another healthy  “good luck” vegetable with the leaves said to symbolize paper currency. Rice is another, depending upon one’s area and background. For those of you with a sweet tooth, donuts are also said to bring luck. Epicurious.com offers a list of six lucky foods that are eaten in different cultures – grapes, greens, fish, pork, legumes (such as our black-eyed peas) and cakes – as well as their usual delicious recipes that feature these foods. http://www.epicurious.com/articlesguides/holidays/newyearsday/luckyfoods

Just as there are foods said to increase one’s luck, there are others to avoid on New Year’s Day. Lobster and chicken are to be avoided, supposedly due to the creatures’ habits of propelling themselves or scratching backwards. Some traditions hold that birds in general are to be avoided as they – and the luck that they represent – could simply fly away.

Whatever your choice, have a safe and Happy New Year.

Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!

Bethsheba
http://imacelebrationgoddess.com/index.html

 

Super Mamika December 29, 2010

Filed under: Meet a goddess! — celebrationgoddess @ 5:50 am

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

Sacha Goldberger’s grandmother Frederika, 91, dressed as a superhero

When a photographer named Sacha Goldberger realized his grandmother Frederika, age 91, was lonely and might be suffering from depression, he proposed an unusual course of therapy: a superhero photoshoot. “Super Mamika,” as Frederika is now known, became an internet sensation thanks to the costumed photos, which show her in all kinds of exaggerated heroic poses. She’s the grandma everyone wants to have, and she now has thousands of fans on MySpace.

Frederika is a hero in real life, too. Living in Hungary during World War II, she sheltered 10 Jewish people she knew from the Nazis. Later in her life, when Hungary was run by a communist regime, she fled to France under threat of execution. This is one granny who has definitely earned a superhero alter ego!

Below, check out some of the most awesome photos of Super Mamika:

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CHECK OUT THE PAST FEATURE GODDESSES:

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 – GOLD JEWELRY

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

joanisenberg@yahoo.com – JOAN ISENBERG – PHOTOGRAPHER

https://celebrationgoddess.wordpress.com/2010/12/15/ – JEANETTE JESKY – OLD FRIEND AND GREAT MOM

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

http://www.persephonesdaughters.com/ – KARA KOWERT – DANCER

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

https://www.sendoutcards.com/107453 – CATHY STEIDINGER – SEND OUT CARDS

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!

Bethsheba
http://imacelebrationgoddess.com/index.html

 

Kinky Boots December 28, 2010

Filed under: Music - la la la la!!! — celebrationgoddess @ 9:14 pm

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

This is one of my FAVORITE songs! I saw it in the movie Kinky Boots.

Kinky Boots is a 2005 comedy film about a traditional Northhampton shoemaker, based in Earls Barton, who turns to producing fetishism footwear in order to save the failing family business and the jobs of his workers. The film is based on the story of Divine.

Charlie Price is trying to save the family business and travels to London to get ideas. In a chance encounter he meets sassy drag queen performer Lola, the alter ego of Simon, and sees the possible market of shoes for male transvestites. With the styling eye of Lola, Charlie leads the traditional shoe factory to design and produce numerous shoes for the catwalk in Milan, Italy.

YOU CAN PURCHASE YOUR OWN KINKY BOOTS AT:

http://www.victoriassecret.com/shoes/boots/over-the-knee?pageAt=all&cm_mmc=Google-_-Boots%20Broad_Thigh%20High%20Boots-_-Broad-_-thigh%20boots

Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!

Bethsheba
http://imacelebrationgoddess.com/index.html

 

 

Start Thinkin’ New Year!!! December 27, 2010

Filed under: Appetizer Recipes - Sometime it can be the whole yummy meal,Drink Recipes — celebrationgoddess @ 9:50 am

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

 

There are a couple days left before the celebration of the year! No not Superbowl!!! New Year’s Eve people. So here is a nice champagne recipe and a delicious little appetizer recipe for you. And if you don’t happen to know the words to the old Scottish song Auld Lang Syne, I’ve included those down below. If you don’t learn them, just blame in on the drunken stupor you’re in. Ta Da! Or just keep kissing your cutie through the song. Whatever works for ya.

Poinsettia Champagne Celebration

 3 oz chilled champagne
1 oz triple sec
3 oz cranberry juice

Stir ingredients together in a champagne glass, and serve.


Spinach and Artichoke Pinwheels

Ingredients

  • 1 10 oz. Package Frozen Chopped Spinach, Thawed
  • 1 14 oz. Can  artichoke hearts, Chopped (Not Marinated)
  • 2/3 C. Parmesan Cheese, Grated
  • 1/2 C. Sour Cream
  • 1 Tbs. Onion, Minced
  • 1 Garlic Clove, Minced
  • Dash of Salt And Pepper
  • 1 17 oz. Package Puff Pastry, Thawed

Directions

Drain water off spinach and press out as much as you can with paper towels. Combine spinach, artichoke hearts, Parmesan cheese, sour cream, onion, garlic and salt and pepper and mix well. Spread out the individual sheets of pastry and place an equal measure of the spinach mixture on each sheet. Spread mixture evenly on pastry. Roll up each sheet in a jellyroll shape. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for several hours. Remove plastic wrap and cut rolls into 1/2″ pieces. Place on a non-stick baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes.

AULD LANG SYNE

Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind ?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old lang syne ?

CHORUS:

For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

And surely you’ll buy your pint cup !
and surely I’ll buy mine !
And we’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

CHORUS

We two have run about the slopes,
and picked the daisies fine ;
But we’ve wandered many a weary foot,
since auld lang syne.

CHORUS

We two have paddled in the stream,
from morning sun till dine ;
But seas between us broad have roared
since auld lang syne.

CHORUS

And there’s a hand my trusty friend !
And give us a hand o’ thine !
And we’ll take a right good-will draught,
for auld lang syne.

CHORUS

Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!
Bethsheba
http://imacelebrationgoddess.com/index.html

 

 

 

Crazy Little Thing Called Snow! December 26, 2010

Filed under: Dessert - Just apply to thighs — celebrationgoddess @ 8:23 pm

SUNDAY’s Sampler Platter – (imagine that).

How about making some snow ice cream? Just think, you have an entire yard full!!!!

Ingredients

8 cups snow, or shaved ice
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Place snow or shaved ice into a large bowl. Pour condensed milk over and add vanilla. Mix to combine. Serve immediately in bowls.

Flavor Variations:

Colored Ice Cream that look like Sno Cones: Stir in a few drops of food coloring!

Hot Chocolate Flavored Ice Cream: Instead of the Vanilla, stir in 2 tbsp of cooled hot chocolate!

Coffee Flavored Ice Cream: Instead of Vanilla, stir in 2 tbsp of your favorite coffee (cooled)!

Ice Cream with Mix-Ins: Stir some of your favorite mix-ins (chocolate chips, cookie crumbs, etc.) into the ice cream!

Tips and Storing:

Ice cream will be the consistency of “soft-serve” when first made. Place in freezer for an hour or two to harden, if desired.

Store ice cream in an airtight container in freezer to enjoy later!

Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!
Bethsheba
http://imacelebrationgoddess.com/index.html

 

Merry Christmas! Fa la la la la!!! December 25, 2010

Filed under: Music - la la la la!!! — celebrationgoddess @ 7:40 am


SO MUCH FUN SATURDAY – (the greatest day of the week!)

I hope you wake up, open presents, eat, drink, share with your family/friends and enjoy the reason for the season. I’ve included a link here for Christmas carols. Remember them? Sing with your family. We sang with the songs on the radio most of yesterday and probably will as well today. Enjoy! And MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

http://www.carolingcorner.com/

Beth and Boris

 

Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!
Bethsheba
http://imacelebrationgoddess.com/index.html

 

Be Naughty Save the Santa the Trip! December 24, 2010

Filed under: Appetizer Recipes - Sometime it can be the whole yummy meal — celebrationgoddess @ 12:48 pm

FOODIE FRIDAY – (enjoy a new recipe to
try this weekend!)

Ok yes I have to admit that I’ve been very naughty these past days. Eating all the cookies that my sister and brother-in-law have made this year. 31 different kinds!!!! Lemon blueberry, kolachies, spritz, meltaways and even sweet breads. Oooo la la!!! Since I can’t send you any of these delicious cookies, I can at least provide a sweet treat for you to enjoy.

What’s more Christmassy than a nutcracker and a bowl of nuts? Nothing! Except maybe candied walnuts. Mmmm…
If you need a quickie appetizer or last minute fit to package up for someone, this delicious recipe will be a hit!!!

THE NUTCRACKER Candied Walnuts

Ingredients

1 pound walnut halves
1 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spread nuts in a single layer over a baking sheet. Roast for approximately 8 to 10 minutes, or until the nuts start to turn brown and the smell of roasting nuts fills the kitchen.

Stir together sugar, cinnamon, salt, and milk in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat for 8 minutes, or until the mixture reaches the soft ball stage of 236 degrees F (113 degrees C). Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla immediately. .

Add walnuts to sugar syrup, and stir to coat well. Spoon nuts onto waxed paper, and immediately separate nuts with a fork. Cool, and store in airtight containers.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
Bethsheba
http://imacelebrationgoddess.com/index.html

Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!

 

 

A British Christmas December 23, 2010

Filed under: Dessert - Just apply to thighs,Image that,Interesting — celebrationgoddess @ 10:28 am

THINKING THURSDAY – (enjoy learning something new!)

Learn a little about celebrating in a British fashion:

PLUM PUDDING

7 slices of thin wholemeal bread, the crusts removed and then quartered
2 tblsp of honey
4-5 tblsp of almond slivers
1 and 1/4 C of milk
*plum sauce

*For the plum sauce-

5 medium sized, ripe plums, stoned and chopped
4 tblsp of honey
1/2 tsp crushed red chillies

How to-

  1. Mix together all the ingredients for plum sauce in a small saucepan and place over low heat. Stir well, cover and cook till the juices flow and the fruit softens (about 10-11 minutes). Stir frequently. Keep aside to cool.
  2. Pre heat the oven at 350 degrees.
  3. Mix together the milk and honey.
  4. Dip 1/3 of the pieces of bread and arrange at the bottom of a shallow baking dish. Top this with 1/3 of the plum sauce, followed by 1/3 of the almond slivers.
  5. Repeat step 4 till all the bread, plum sauce and almonds have been used up. Pour in any remaining milk.
  6. Place the dish in the center of the oven and bake for about 40-45 minutes or till hot and bubbly.
  7. Serve warm or chilled with some cream.

Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!
Bethsheba
http://imacelebrationgoddess.com/index.html

 

The Virgin Mary December 22, 2010

Filed under: Meet a goddess! — celebrationgoddess @ 6:44 am

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

Mary is celebrated around the world as the Divine Feminine by millions of people, many of them Catholics. Those who are devoted to Mary, honor Her as the mother of Jesus. The Blessed Virgin Mary is known as the dispenser of mercy, the ever patient mother, and protectress of humanity, and special protectress of women and children.

Many believe that with the rise of Christianity and papal power, the Goddess slowly disappeared from western culture and faded into the Mists of Avalon . . . . So great was devotion to the Goddess that she was resurrected in the hearts of the people by a new Goddess, Mary, Mother of Jesus.

Officially, the Catholic Church teaches that Mary was mortal and is not a Goddess, but despite this official position, many Catholics honor Mary as a Goddess. Other Catholics revere Mary as Mother of Jesus, but not as divine.

Visions of the Virgin Mary have appeared to thousands of people around the world. Her sacred shrines are at Lourdes in France and Guadalupe in Mexico, as well as many other places. Her apparitions are often to children.

The most prevalent time of year to think about Mary is now. I’ve included many pictures of the Virgin. She is seen everywhere.

A Virgin in Chocolate

A Virgin in a Brain Scan

A Virgin in a Water Stain

A Virgin in Mini Blinds

A Virgin in a Rock

A Virgin in a Tree

A Virgin and Jesus in Grilled Cheese

A Virgin in a Shower Stall

A Virgin in Egypt 1960

A Virgin in a Chicago Underpass

A Virgin in a Pop Tart

A Virgin in a Mirror

A Virgin in a Tortilla

Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!

Bethsheba
http://imacelebrationgoddess.com/index.html