Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My Vintage Photos Collage Sheet

Happy Tuesday to all, it is Monday in the Motorcycle Shop World. We work Tuesday-Saturday. I made my first collage sheet ATC size. Free for my blog friends. These are made from my personal images. I just got in some new ones yesterday, and I can't wait to see what I can come up with. You can make and sell what you create from the images, but not sell the images in the collage sheet format. I am thinking of printing some of these on fabric and seeing what else I can make.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Today would've been Daddy's 83rd Birthday!

Hello Friends,

     I wanted to say that today would've been my Daddy's 83rd Birthday. I have thought of him all day, cried some and laughed too. Last year I made him a collage of his WW11 Photos and Military Memorabilia. He loved it a lot! I gave it to my oldest brother Jay for a memory of him. This year I just finished the photos for his Military Flag case with a place for his medals. Once I have it all together I will post a photo. Here is the small collage I made for the frame.
    My (our) lives have changed so much in the last 6 weeks. I sure miss him and of course my Mom too!

     I hope everyone has a great weekend! I will get something up for a Valentine's Day giveaway as it has been awhile since I've had something up.


Monday, January 23, 2012

Free Vintage Photo Front & Back, Jenny Again and Happy Chinese New Year!

I hope everyone is enjoying Chinese New Year! The Year of the Water Dragon!
Here is a scan of one of my Red Envelopes for Good Luck and Prosperity for us all!
 A Vintage Photo front and back- you may use this in your art work to sell as long as
the image is altered. I did another collage of Jenny with her husband Harvey, it was fun. I hope everyone is doing well! I have been working on my son in law Derrick's photo
collage case for his retirement gift,  Nayla's collage for her Titanic paper mache box and I made a photo collage for Daddy's flag case. Everything is at the printer so hope to finish up
most of the projects this week or next weekend. I also printed the collage of Jenny & Harvey for my Cousin Mary- Jenny was her Grandmother and the only photo she has is one of Jenny and my Great Grandmother late in life.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Playing with Elements 10 Great Great Aunt Jennie

I found this photo yesterday of my Great Great Aunt Jennie Rice O'Ree This is a copy as I do not know where the original is- this is the only known photo of her at a young age. I was looking for something in my family tree files and found this treasure! They had a terrible life as their Mother remarried after she was widowed and had to give up her children. So I thought this collage , I could make Jennie happy as it gave her wings to fly away. Remember I am still in the baby stages learning photoshop so as always my creations are far from perfect!

My Blogging Sisters Secret Angel Gifts

I got my first gifts from my Blogging Sister- secret Sister- Though I think I know who she is- I want to keep it secret. She is awesome! I feel so special! Thanks! Thanks! Thanks!

Monday, January 2, 2012

City Chicken Recipe

Here is my City Chicken recipe- In the Binghamton, New York area of the Southern Tier of NY, the gateway to the finger lakes this is a common recipe, you can buy the meat cut up at the market and at some lunch restaurants you can buy it ready made. I use pork and beef, though the traditional recipe calls for veal and pork. I buy a nice lean sirlion beef and nice lean pork.
I usually buy 1 1/2 lbs of each meat- you can buy more or less. This amount feeds us for 3 meals and my inlaws for 1. You marintate the meat the day before you want to cook it.
City Chicken
1 1/2 pounds sirlion beef cut up into 1" cubes
1 1/2 pounds pork cut up into 1" cubes
You can cut the meat a little smaller if you desire. In separate bowls add salt, pepper, garlic salt and sweet basil. I mix the seasonings well and make sure all of the meat is covered, keeping pork and beef in their own bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. You will need small wooden skewers to place the meat on.
Alternate the meat placing 4 pieces on the skewers. Roll in egg and milk and shake in the extra crispy shake and bake. I use a fry daddy for the frying- sure beats the way my Mom had to do it in several frying pans. I fry until crispy. Place on paper towels to get the grease off and layer in a foil lined cake pan. Layer the city chicken on the foil until all is done, cover with foil and bake 350 until warmed all the way through. We used to take this on picnics and warm on the grill in the foil. It tastes yummy the next day or so if anything is left.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

To 2012!
I hope this is the best year for us all! Health, Happiness, Peace on Earth, Prosperity and Success! Here is a photo of the clock I brought home from Daddy's. It was my Grandparents
and when it chimes it reminds me of them and now my parents too! The framed photo is my Grandmother Rena when she was young and the parchment above was made for my Great Grandmother Minnie. I have had the parchment for over 40 years. Before Bob encased it in the glass it was just in the frame- one day a breeze blew in and the parchment fell out with a piece of paper. On the paper was some family history that my Grandmother had placed behind the parchment. Interesting tidbit. Have a wonderful day! I am making City Chicken. If you are from the east mainly upstate NY  and some of PA you know what it is- marinated pork and beef, placed on wooden skewers and fried and then baked.