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Hello Ladies!!

 

How many of you stop and take a little "Me" time? If you don't, then you should start.  The people in our household know better than to try and have a conversation with me "Before Coffee".  Just kidding, or am I?   Some of us have that cup of coffee before the daily grind begins.  We use it as our bible study or reflection time and even to pay a few bills or make out the grocery list.

Whatever the case may be, that quiet time is a blessing. It's that time to let the fog clear and settle our minds for the daily task ahead.  The ladies of 798 would like to invite you to join in and give this morning ritual a try if you haven't already.  It's guaranteed to re-wire and re-charge your mind for a more productive day. 

Mmmmm!!

I can smell that wonderful aroma just thinking about it!

Enjoy!

                                                                        Thoughts From,

               

                                                                        Jodi Waeckerle

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Comfort Zone 

Hey, there ladies, I'm at it again...... still working on those comfort zone items and hoping you are as well!! 

My latest adventure was "Electrifying"!

Our daughter came in early one morning before heading off to Nursing Class to let me know that we had no hot water.  So, later that morning I venture down to the basement to check out a few things.  I opened up the electricial boxes to locate the Hot Water breaker.  Nothing looked liked it had tripped but I checked it just in case.  As soon as I touched it a popping/sizzling noise started to occur inside the box!!

Now, Chris is in North Dakota and was not going to do me any good at that moment so, I immediatly phone a friend who is an electrician.  He told me to simply turn the breaker off because it was more than likely going bad.  Thankfully, as soon as I did the noise stopped.  Talk about freaking the heck out!!!!!!! I thought I was about to burn the house down.  

He then proceeds to tell me the steps I will need to take in order to replace said breaker.  After running to town to retrieve my parts I then start planning my attack.  I had to locate the main shut offs for the house (which were outside, clear away from the house)  WHO THE HECK DOES THAT???

I knew once the power was off I would have no light in the basement.  Have no fear, I was prepared, with a flashlight on a stand and my phone in my mouth (with the flash light on) and all of my tools laid out in front of me.

It took me about 10-15 minutes but, I finally got the old breaker out and the new one in place.  I once again phoned our friend as I was turning all the power back on, (I think more for my sense of security).  Thankfully, everything came right back on and when I turned the Hot Water breaker back on there was no more sizzling.  He then decided to tell me that I actually did not have to shut the main power off but, he could tell I was pretty nervous and for my peace of mind I needed to take that step.  

So, there you have it, I tackled another fear and lived to tell about it!!  Annnnnnd

"Let there be HOT WATER"!!!

Thoughts from

Jodi Waeckerle

 

Click the link below to tell us about some of yours.  Who knows, it may be of some help for other's.

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HOW TO MAKE AN ICED CARAMEL PUMPKIN MACCHIATO AT HOME
 

DESCRIPTION

Iced Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato is delicious fall inspired cold coffee drink made with espresso, vanilla almond milk, pumpkin pie syrup and caramel sauce. 

What is a Macchiato?

A macchiato is sometimes known as an espresso macchiato or a caffè macchiato. In the most basic terms, it is an espresso with a dash of milk. The name macchiato comes from Italian, and it means marked, stained, or spotted. This description relates to the milk’s mark when you add it to the dark, rich espresso. The quantity of milk is just enough to lighten the color of the coffee and pierce the smooth, black surface.

INGREDIENTS

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  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons pumpkin pie syrup

  • 1 Tablespoon caramel sauce

  • 3/4 cup vanilla almond milk (**)

  • 2 shots espresso

  • ice

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Prepare your espresso with either an espresso machine or an instant espresso powder. Two shots of espresso equals 2 fluid ounces.

  2. Fill a glass with ice.

  3. Add 1 Tablespoon of caramel sauce and 1 1/2 Tablespoons pumpkin pie syrup.

  4. Pour 3/4 cup- 1 cup almond milk over top.

  5. Pour the espresso shots over top.

  6. Stir and drink.

Start each day off with a laugh for the kiddos!

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As Adults we know some days we could us a little pick me up.  Our kiddos are no different.  So click the photo to the right and download these cute lunch box jokes.  They are sure to put a smile on their faces. 

Enjoy!

Jodi Waeckerle

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Recipe of the Month
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Chicken with Bacon Mustard Sauce

Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup Dijon mustard

  • ¼ teaspoon paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper

  • 8 strips bacon uncooked, chopped

  • 1 cup onion chopped

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 lb chicken breasts , boneless, skinless

  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth

Instructions 

  • Combine Dijon mustard, paprika, salt and pepper in a small bowl, to make a paste. Spread the paste evenly on both sides of chicken breasts. Set aside.

  • In a large skillet, cook chopped bacon on medium-high heat just until it starts to brown. Remove to a plate, leaving bacon fat in a skillet. To the same skillet, add chopped onion and cook in bacon fat until softened. Remove to the same plate, with bacon.

  • Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to the same, now empty, hot skillet. Cook chicken breast (with mustard paste on it), on medium heat, about 1.5 minutes on each side. The chicken will not be done as you will continue cooking it in the next step. Remove chicken to a plate.

  • To the same skillet, add 1 and ½ cups chicken broth, bring to boil, scraping the bottom of the pan. Add back bacon and onions, mix well. Add back the chicken breast, reduce the heat to low-medium and cook for about 15-20 minutes, turning chicken once, until chicken breast is fully cooked and no longer pink in the center.

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For the Kiddos

Candy Corn Punch

  • Ingredients

  • ⅓ of the glass pineapple

  • tidbits make sure they are cold!

  • ⅓ of the glass orange soda

  • you can use orange juice,

  • if you prefer

  • dollup whipped cream

  • candy corn

  • Instructions

  • Fill the glass about ⅓ full with cold

  • pineapple tidbits

  • Pour orange soda on top of the

  • pineapple until the glass is about ⅔ full

  • Dollup a scoop of whipped cream

  • (or ice cream) on top. 

  • Don't forget to top with a candy corn!

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A Crafting We Shall Go

I'm  a "Crafter" and always have been.  The DIY Canvas Painting Classes is something my daughter Rachel Shrum & I have enjoyed doing together.  Here is our latest painting of the "Highlander Cow".  Click the button below and tell us what you think and we would love to hear about your latest "Crafting" project as well!

Rachel Shrum & Jodi Waeckerle
Highlander Cow Canvas Painting
Where the "Road" takes us!

 I can remember the anxiety I would have as a newly married couple, when the word would come that we were getting ready to head to the next location.  It was my job to scout out the location in search of the next RV Park 1st and foremost then, once that task was secured the necessities were next.  You know, the grocery store, Post Office, medical facilities, dry cleaners and so on.  Once we had our daughter, new things were added to the list, city parks, libraries, etc.  If only there was one place I could have gone that would of helped with this information....... it would of been a game changer.

So, with that thought in mind, we hope this section will grow over time and maybe help some of you out . 

Please click the button to share your "Finds" and we will add them to our page.

Sunrise Catfish Farm
DeRidder, LA

(sent in by Cindi Sloan)

Open Monday thru Saturday. No license needed, No catch and release, You can rent poles for $5.00. They have bait on site, No limits….you can pay for your fish, and clean yourself or they have prices for cleaning on the bone and filets. and ice them down for you ready to go. It’s a great time had by all. Bathroom on site, very friendly and helpful staff run by Mennonite families in the area.

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Watertown, SD
(by Jodi Waeckerle)

While on the job in Watertown, SD.  I was able to take in several of the fabulous sites the state has to offer.  One of those is the Art Museum of the Local Artist Terry Redlin.  Terry is a world famous wildlife artist and we found this museum to be Amazing.  I didn't take any photos of his art, as I didn't feel that was proper however, I did take a photo of 1 of the amazing chandeliers.  It is a definite must-see if you are ever in the area.  You can definitely tell the love for art in this Community. The downtown displays many different art displays from local artists.   I enjoyed each and every piece.

This area is also blessed with many great water locations.  I am a walker and was totally excited about all the different bike/walking paths this area has to offer as well as the many city park areas with playgrounds for the kiddos.   Another highlight is the Bramble Park Zoo.  We personally don't have any young children as our daughter is 22 however, I am a huge kid at heart.  I found this zoo to be completely adequate in its hands-on experiences for kids and adults all the same.  We also had the great pleasure of attending the South Dakota State Fair.  Now having an agriculture background I don't tend to go just for the rides and cotton candy (however I tried the "Maple" flavored cotton candy and it was fabulous). We enjoyed walking through each of the buildings to see the hard work of each and every one of these individuals.

These are but just a few of the items that this area has to offer and we definitely enjoyed the opportunity to work and stay in the Watertown, SD. area.

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