LIGHTNING BUGS

Spring has Sprung and the little blinkers are everywhere. I must have seen millions last night. Enjoy them while you can. They are only back for a limited time. They seem to last about 2 weeks here in my hood. So this weekend, Before it gets dark, Take a minute to Google these little guys and gather the information. Wait until dark. Turn off the outside lights and grab your lawn chairs. Sit out there and take in the seasonal blinking world around you that God created. It’s Amazing!

GLOW WORM

Shine little glow worm, glimmer, glimmer. Shine little glow worm, glimmer, glimmer. Lead us lest too far we wander. Love’s sweet voice is calling yonder. Shine little glow worm, glimmer, glimmer. Hey, there don’t get dimmer, dimmer. Light the path below, above. And lead us on to love.

Glow little glow worm, fly of fire. Glow like an incandescent wire. Glow for the female of the species. Turn on the AC and the DC. This night could use a little brightnin’. Light up you little ol’ bug of lightnin’. When you gotta glow, you gotta glow. Glow little glow worm glow.

Glow little glow worm, glow and glimmer. Swim though the sea of night, little swimmer. Thou aeronautical boll weevil. Illuminate yon woods primeval. See how the shadows deep and darken. You and your chick should get to sparkin’. I got a gal that I love so. Glow little glow worm, glow.

Glow little glow worm, turn the key on. You are equipped with taillight neon. You got a cute vest-pocket Mazda. Which you can make go slow and faster. I don’t know who you took a shine to. Or who you’re out to make a sign to. I got a gal that I love so. Glow little glow worm, glow.

By: The Mills Brothers.

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SUPER BOWL PIGS IN A BLANKET

FUN WITH PUFF PASTRY

Mortadella Bites: To make 24 of these cute, different and yummy pigs in the blanket, you will need the deli to slice you 2 slices of Mortadella about 1/2 inches thick. When home you will need to cut each slice into 12 smaller pieces. Roll out one sheet of thawed puff pastry. Roll out just enough to flatten out a bit. Make 24 long slices of pastry and wrap each piece of Mortadella with a slice of pastry. Make sure the meat sticks out a bit on each end. Lay seam side down onto a parchment lined bake sheet. Brush the tops of each with egg wash. Sprinkle on top a bit of shredded cheese. Gruyere or swiss or maybe the Italian cheese blend that is shredded in the package. Bake 375 for about 20-25 minutes until golden. Platter up and serve some mustards on the side for dipping. IMG_0509I got this recipe from: Giada at Home. These are wonderful. And I will be making them again. I set out a little bowl of 2 different mustards and they were Yummy. Enjoy the recipe and enjoy your day.

RINGING IN THE NEW YEAR

Whether you want to celebrate the new year with a family party or a sleep over bash for your kids, here are some ideas to start the year right:

CLOCKFACE CAKE: Frost a round cake with white icing and use decorating gel to draw clock hands striking midnight.

RESOLUTION LETTERS: Write letters to yourselves, seal them in envelopes, and promise not to open them until the NEXT New Year’s Eve.

FRESH NEW YEAR: Open all your doors and windows ( for just a minute if it is cold out ) and let the new year breeze into your home.

GOOD LUCK: Serve Hoppin’ John or black-eyed peas, a traditional New Year’s good luck charm in the south.

Information from the Disney’s Family Cookbook.