Sunday Shave

Daughter #3 was heading for the tub and asked if we had any shave gel..
I said
” Ooops sorry honey, I bought wine instead of shave gel, use peanut butter”.

“OMG mother!”  Seriously?!

“Ya sorry honey, I bought wine instead”

“Nooooo,  I meant peanut butter , seriously mother?!”

” Your grandmother used to do this to me all the time,
Harvey’s Bristol Cream instead of shave gel,
that’s when I learned about peanut butter shave gel,what can I say”

“OMG, mother!

Just try it!

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Believe it or not, peanut butter makes a great shaving gel.
Just apply it like you would apply the gel, and shave as normal.
It works just as well and anyone that has bought a container of shaving gel will know, it is a hell of a lot cheaper.
The end result is a very smooth shave and, as a bonus, the oils in the peanut butter are very good for your skin,
so you don’t need to spend even more money on moisturizer for your legs or face!!!!

Your welcome 😀

 

Wednesdays Wine

Since I love wine so much I thought I’d start sharing with you some of my favorites.

 Cardinal Zin

I bought this wine primarily because of the cool label, its red and was on sale!!

This has become one of my new favorites.

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Oh look the bottle is empty?!

 

“We are zealous believers in the decadent and forbidden flavors of this sinfully delicious Zinfandel. Grown from Beastly Old Vines from stately, yet sometimes forgotten vineyards throughout California. This wine elicits fervent, fecund and frenzied tongue enveloping pleasures. A wine of substance, it’s a Cardinal Zin not to drink at the altar of this decadent, spicy zinfandel. This is a refined pleasure, with intense flavors of blackberry mingling with soft creamy touches of oak, vanilla and dry herbs. It’s full on the palate, but not heavy and the fruit is constant from the first sip to the end of the finish.”

“This is a very versatile wine that pairs well with grilled pork, pasta Bolognese, barbecued ribs or chops (pork, lamb, you choose!).”

anything in(“) ‘s belongs to Big House Wines

Some wine facts courtesy of Wikipedia,

Wine is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented grapes or other fruits. The natural chemical balance of grapes lets them ferment without the addition of sugars, acids, enzymes, water, or other nutrients – healthy…yes?

Wine is a psychoactive drug, as are all alcoholic beverages, commonly used for its intoxicating effects today and throughout history. The psychoactive effects of wine are evident at the normal serving size. – I don’t believe it!

Read this bit after a glass or two of wine:

The English word “wine” comes from the Proto-Germanic *winam, an early borrowing from the Latin vinum, “wine” or “(grape) vine“, itself derived from the Proto-Indo-European stem *win-o- (cf. Hittite: wiyana; Lycian: oino; Ancient Greek: οἶνος oinos; Aeolic Greek: ϝοῖνος woinos, Armenian: gini). 

 Wine often, Laugh much

Orecchiette With Chickpeas and Broccoli Rabe

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Ingredients

Ready in a little more than 20 minutes!
Best served with a glass of Pinot, you’ll enjoy a low-fat pasta dish that packs almost one-third of your DRI (dietary reference intake) of iron

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 (15 1/2-ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
8 ounces broccoli rabe (rapini), chopped into 1-inch pieces
3 cups fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
4 cups hot, cooked orecchiette (a little ear-shaped pasta), 8 ounces dry
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese

Preparation

1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat; add chickpeas and sauté 2 minutes or until they’re just beginning to brown. Add garlic and crushed red pepper and sauté 30 seconds.

2. Add broccoli rabe and chicken broth to pan; bring to a simmer and cook 3 minutes or until broccoli rabe is crisp-tender.

3. Stir in hot pasta and salt; cook 2 minutes or until heated throughout.

4. Divide among 4 shallow bowls, and top each with Parmesan cheese.

www.health.com

 

My Tomatoe Pasta

As most of you know I love anything pasta

and of course

a lovely glass of wine to go with 😀

my pasta

photo credit simplyrecipes.com

One of my favorite “recipes” is this just plain old elbow noodles with tomatoes!!!

2 cups elbow macaroni or spirals
1 can stewed tomatoes – I use the spices and herb blend canned tomatoes adds a little pizzazz!
salt and pepper to taste.

If I’m feeling a little adventurous I toss on a sprinkling of parmesan cheese. 😀 😀

Hope you’ve all had a wonderful Monday!

Witty Wednesday and Wine

A good man can make you feel sexy, strong and able to take on the world…..
Oh Sorry wait a minute…..
That’s wine…..
Wine does that!

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Happy 1 year blogiversary to Pam and Jecca who have an awesome blog called Om Nomalicious.
Congratulations girls!!!

Laugh loudly, Love generously, Care deeply, Speak kindly

From my sister

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Bottles of the California wine Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars from Napa Valley (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Do you have feelings of inadequacy?

Do you suffer from shyness?

Do you sometimes wish you were more assertive?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist about Cabernet Sauvignon.

Cabernet Sauvignon is the safe, natural way to feel better and more confident about yourself and your actions. It can help ease you out willing to do just about anything.

You will notice the benefits of Cabernet Sauvignon almost immediately and, with a regimen of regular doses, you can overcome any obstacles that prevent you from living the life you want to live.

Shyness and awkwardness will be a thing of the past and you will discover many talents you never knew you had.

Stop hiding and start living.

Cabernet Sauvignon may not be right for everyone. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not use it. However, women who wouldn’t mind nursing or becoming pregnant are encouraged to try it.

Side effects may include: dizziness, nausea, vomiting, incarceration, loss of motor control, loss of clothing, loss of money, loss of virginity, delusions of grandeur, table dancing, headache, dehydration, dry mouth, and a desire to sing Karaoke and  play all-night rounds of Strip Poker, Truth Or Dare, and Naked Twister.

WARNINGS:

* The consumption of Cabernet Sauvignon may make you think you are whispering when you are not.

* The consumption of Cabernet Sauvignon may cause you to tell your friends over and over again that you love them.

* The consumption of Cabernet Sauvignon may cause you to think you can sing.

* The consumption of Cabernet Sauvignon may create the illusion that you are tougher, smarter, faster and better looking than most people.

Please feel free to share this important information with as many as you feel may benefit!

Now just imagine what you could achieve with a good Shiraz.

I like wine

To celebrate my 190th post I thought I share a song with you as you can see I’ve changed the words to Tom Halls song “I Like Beer” . 😀

I Like Wine

In some of my posts I have casually mentioned
The fact that I like to drink wine
This little song is more to the point
Roll out the barrel and lend me your ears

(Chorus)
I like wine. It makes me a jolly good lassie
I like wine. It helps me unwind and sometimes it makes me feel mellow (Makes her feel mellow)
Whiskey’s too rough, champagne costs too much, vodka puts my mouth in gear
This little refrain should help me explain as a matter of fact I like wine
(she likes wine)

My hubby often frowns when we’re out on the town
And I’m wearing a dress and a broach
He’s sipping vermouth and he thinks I’m uncouth
When I yell as the waiter goes by

(Chorus)

Last night I dreamed that I passed from the scene
And I went to a place so sublime
Aw, the water was clear and tasted like wine
Then they turned it all into beer (awww)

I like wine. It makes me a jolly good lassie
I like wine. It helps me unwind and sometimes it makes me feel mellow (Makes her feel mellow)
Whiskey’s too rough, champagne costs too much, and vodka puts my mouth in gear
Aw, this little refrain should help me explain as a matter of fact I love wine
(Yes, she likes wine)

Lyrics | Tom T. Hall lyricsI Like Beer lyrics