sandwich and pasta salad

I love sandwiches! And pasta!

Toasted white bread, mayo, mustard, lettuce, tomato, peppercini’s, turkey and probably a little salad dressing (basalmic something or other) on the lettuce.

Shell pasta in a dressing made of mayo, mustard and pepper. Also what looks like some lettuce, tomato and peppercini’s mixed in.

Gimme my burger!

ahahahahahaha! I am way to easily amused.

Dispatcher: Okay, what exactly is it you want us to do for you?

Woman: I . . . send an officer down here. I . . . I want them to make me . . .

Dispatcher: Ma’am, we’re not gonna go down there and enforce your Western Bacon Cheeseburger.

Seriously, getting the incorrect burger is not a reason to call the cops.

I want my burger!

it’s a holly jolly Christmas

I tend to do a lot of baking around the holidays, as I’m sure a lot of people do. I didn’t have a lot of money to spend on gifts this Christmas so I made my dad & step-mom and brother & sister-in-law food. Peppermint Bark, pretzels drizzled in white and milk chocolate and cookies.

I can’t remember where I got this recipe from, but I think it’s pretty much the same one you’d find anywhere. The only difference for me was that I didn’t add the peppermint oil. Buying a bottle for a few bucks when I’d only need it the one time didn’t fit into my budget.

Peppermint Bark

Makes 2 1/4 pounds or one 11-by-17-inch sheet
If you don’t have a double boiler, use a metal bowl set over a pot of simmering water.

2 pounds white chocolate, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
12 large candy canes
1/2 teaspoon peppermint oil

1. Line an 11-by-17-inch baking sheet with parchment, and set aside.

2. In the top of a double boiler, melt white chocolate, stirring constantly.

3. With a chef’s knife or meat tenderizer, cut or pound candy canes into 1/4-inch pieces.

4. Stir pieces of candy canes and peppermint oil into the melted chocolate. Remove from heat, and pour the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet; spread evenly. Chill until firm, 25 to 30 minutes. Break into pieces, and serve. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

I had leftover chocolate from the pretzels so I took some of that and melted it in a squeeze bottle and drew the trees and snowman on a piece of wax paper, then let it chill in the fridge until it was hard enough to move onto the cake. The writing and dots and anything else in color on the cake was done with candy melts (the ones you can buy for about $2 a bag at Michael’s).

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Hello everyone. I am here.


First blog post under the Beautiful Mess name.

Yes there is a more popular blog with the exact name as mine, only with an additional word. I had this blog name first, their blog first started in 2007. This post was published March 15, 2006.